Amarillo Texas BSP City Council
Date: November 5, 2015
Bonnie called the meeting to order with members repeating the Opening Ritual together. The meeting was held at Lifeway Fellowship church.
Roll Call: Recording Secretary Lanette Leasure took roll call.
15 Chapters Present 35 Members Present 1 Guest
No transfers were presented.
Chapters were asked if they received the minutes of the October meeting. All said yes.
Any corrections? Peggy Perkins stated that the minutes had said that she had surgery. It was Peggy’s daughter that had surgery.
Minutes were approved as corrected.
Communication from International: 1st Vice President – Membership – Joy Lacy
Joy introduced our guest Barbara ‘Babs’ Noah who is a recent transfer to Amarillo from Spokane, Washington. She joined in 1969 and is a Laureate Degree. Babs can be reached at (806) 803-0568. Her email is noah57109@gailcom. 7408 Baughman Drive, Amarillo, TX 79121. Please invite Babs to visit you chapter.
Other Communication / Sunshine: 2nd Vice President – Social – Shanna Uhrich
Next meeting will be December 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Lifeway Fellowship Church. Please remember to bring canned goods for the Food Pantry at Lifeway Fellowship.
Shanna had talked with St. Stephens Church about scheduling the Founder’s Day Banquet and was told that they could not schedule this early. She will have to call back the end of January to see if she can schedule. This new policy my affect the Yearbook committee on dates and locations of City Wide functions. Committees may want to consider other locations and catering.
Corresponding Secretary – Carolyn Barker passed a list for courtesies.
Courtesies this month are:
Loy Haley’s husband, Don, had a stroke. Preceptor Omicron Zeta, 4201 Estates Drive, Amarillo, TX 79124
Gail Russell’s son-in-law, Billy Harris, committed suicide. Preceptor Omicron Zeta, 3607 Torre, Amarillo, TX 79109
Janet Janzen’s sister fell and broke her hip. Preceptor Omicron Zeta, 5616 Purdue, Amarillo, TX 79109
Lois Nix had a mild stroke. Laureate Theta Upsilon, 6209 Belpree, Amarillo, TX 79106
Mona Ridgeway’s daughter Beverly is having open heart surgery. Xi Iota Pi, 6708 Precision, Amarillo, TX 79119
Betty Pendergraft is at Baylor University Hospital and is on oxygen 24/7. Texas Nu Master, 3205 Westlawn, Amarillo, TX 79105
Betty Johnston who was a past Beta Sigma Phi passed away.
Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Nancy Nickles gave the following report.
Regular Acct. Balance $2,422.19
Deposits $ 305.00
Expenses $ 43.00
Ending Balance $2,684.19
Deposits were from dues paid.
Expense was for BSP Insurance.
No bills submitted.
Charity Acct. Balance $915.80
Contact – Xi Rho Lambda - Peggy Perkins/Carolyn Barker said all were contacted. Joy Lacy said she is not receiving emails about meetings. Carolyn will check to see why.
Photography – Preceptor Alpha Upsilon – Cheryl Kordes was not present. Bonnie stated that all Sweetheart photos were picked up and mailed.
Woman of the Year Tea – Alpha Phi Omega - Gwen Sappenfield said the Woman of the Year Teas will be November 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Daughters of the Nile room in the Khiva Temple. Cheryl Stallings is the Woman of the Year. Each chapter is being asked to provide 3 dozen cookies for the event.
Fall Rituals – Alpha Beta Eta - Drena Nitschke said the banquet will be November 12, 2015. Decorating will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 11th. Headcount has to be turned in tomorrow, November 6th. Silver Circle and Torchbearer degrees will be conducted during the banquet. Pins need to be turned in to Toni Lindsey. We will have to be completed and cleaned up and out by 9:00 PM.
Sweetheart Ball – Preceptor Pi Iota - Charlene Forguson said chapters will decorate their own tables. The committee would like to see past pictures with members who may no longer be in our chapters or BSP or may no longer be with us. Decorating will be Friday, February 19th beginning at 6:00 PM. The Ball is scheduled for February 20, 2016 at Abuelo’s Party Room beginning at 6:00 PM.
Founder’s Day – Texas Gamma Phi Master - Jeanette Hinkle said she had no report. Founder’s Day is scheduled for April 28, 2016.
Scrapbook – Texas Nu Master - Carol Simpson said if anyone needs pages please let her know.
Publicity – Laureate Iota Nu - Lea Ann Crosser was not present. All chapters have the responsibility to get Beta Sigma Phi in the media. Cathey Phillips is working with Lea Ann and they have talked to the newspaper and the TV stations and Accent West about the Woman of the Year Tea.
City Wide Project – One Chair at a Time – Preceptor Pi Iota - Dee Dee Gordon was not present.
There was no unfinished business to be discussed.
There was no new business to be discussed.
Janne Lawrence with Preceptor Omicron Zeta has a new grandson.
President Bonnie Siebenthal asked if there was any further business to be brought before the council. There was none. Janne Lawrence moved that the meeting be adjourned. Charlene Forguson seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. All members stood and repeated the Closing Ritual and joined hands for the Mizpah.
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