Phi Beta Psi conducts monthly meeting


Nineteen members of Theta Omega chapter Phi Beta Psi sorority met Sept. 23 at the Community Foundation of Jackson County in Seymour for the September business meeting.

President Kalee Alberring was assisted by Joan Trimpe, Jennifer Payton, Jamie Grinstead, Janet Cooper, Desiree Hall and Karen Schepman.

Roll call was the number of hygiene items each member brought to be delivered to Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry. Mary Reynolds and Dana Byrkett are spirit team leaders this year.

Trimpe and Reynolds were delegates and Cooper and Jan Robinson also attended the national convention July 18 through 20 at Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. The sorority voted a total of $366,816 to be given in grants to six doctors across the United States, all working on cancer research.

There were 117 members and guests attending across the nation this year. There were 15 members who were first-timers and were honored with a reception. The theme for the convention was "Climb Every Mountain."

The Seymour chapter won the Hubbert Charity Award for donating the largest amount per capita to charity, which was $1,530.21.

Three new national officers were elected. They were President Marjorie Daniels, London, Ohio; Secretary Mary Ann Pettit, Lawrenceburg; and First Vice President Stella Amick, Scottsburg.

The Hen and Chicks Barn Market food committee discussed its plans with the workers. Committee sheets for the year were passed for signup.

The state convention will be Oct. 11 and 12 in Michigan City. The theme is "Wave Goodbye to Cancer."

Bingo will be Nov. 12 at the American Legion Annex in Seymour. It was decided to have the November business meeting on the 11th, one week earlier than scheduled, in order to set up for bingo. Tickets will be on sale for $20 each in October.

The October social committee hostesses are Angi Reynolds, Sue Neaman and Payton.

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