Sorority’s national convention delegates share experience


Theta Omega chapter of Phi Beta Psi sorority met Sept. 5 at Stahl’s Cafe & Deli in Brownstown.

After the soup and sandwich meal, Beckie Anderson and Janet Cooper, delegates at the national convention, talked about their trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along with Joan Trimpe and Mary Reynolds. The sorority is a national organization with cancer research as its national project.

The event was July 13 and 14 at Hyatt Regency. The sorority voted a total of $361,072 to be given in grants to six doctors located across the United States, all working on cancer research.

The theme for the convention was “Cook’in up a Cure.” On the evening of July 13, a roll call of the states was held, and members carrying in the state flags were introduced. The American and sorority flags were presented by past national presidents.

On July 14, an election was held for three new national officers. Judy Bufkin of Fresno, California, was elected to national second vice president, Sherry Ball of Venice, Florida, was elected to national treasurer and Chris Fairchild of Batesville was elected national editor.

Hostesses for this first meeting of the fall season were Anderson, Alice Christopher and Jamie Grinstead. They presented prizes to Trimpe, Doris Baurle, Michele Lewis, Cooper, Natasha Miller and Jackie Hill. The group then spent the remainder of the evening next door at Ewing Unique & Boutique.

The next meeting will be Sept. 17 when fall projects will be finalized.

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