Amarillo Texas BSP City Council
Date: January 7, 2016
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 32 Members Present 0 Guest
No transfers were presented.
Chapters were asked if they received the minutes of the December meeting. Any corrections? None. Minutes were accepted as received.
Communication from International:
1st Vice President – Membership – Joy Lacy said she had no report.
Other Communication / Sunshine: 2nd Vice President – Social – Shanna Uhrich
Next meeting will be February 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Lifeway Fellowship Church. Please remember to bring canned goods for the Food Pantry at Lifeway Fellowship. Ritual boxes need to be turned in.
Corresponding Secretary – Carolyn Barker passed a list for courtesies.
Courtesies this month are:
Terri Bigham Gill lost her father. Preceptor Alpha Upsilon, 2513 10th Ave., Canyon, TX 79015
Juanita Kemper lost her sister. Xi Alpha Sigma, 6403 Cromwell, Amarillo, TX 79109
Tenna Reinauer lost her sister. Xi Alpha Sigma, 4601 Ashville Pl., Amarillo, TX 79119
Betty Schaeffer had knee surgery. Xi Alpha Sigma 520 Spruce, Lockney, TX 79241
Melinda Hodnik had surgery. Preceptor Pi Iota, 4616 Hetrick, Amarillo, TX 79108
1964 Woman of the Year, Tennessee McNaughton, passed away.
1989 Woman of the Year, Melody Alexander, lost her father. 2322 Juniper, Amarillo, TX 79109
Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Nancy Nickles gave the following report. Regular Acct. Balance $1,614.19
Expenses $ 597.13
Ending Balance $2,227.06
Bills submitted: None
Discussion: Treasurer’s Report does not show $20.00 reimbursement deposit to
General Account for Sweetheart Ball printing paid out to Charlene Forguson.
Charity Acct. Balance $1,095.80
Street Toyota made a $200.00 donation.
$20.00 for Sweetheart Ball printing to Charlene Forguson. This bill was originally
taken from the General Account and should be deposited back into General
Contact – Xi Rho Lambda - Peggy Perkins/Carolyn Barker said all were contacted.
Photography – Preceptor Alpha Upsilon – Cheryl Kordes said she had no report.
Xi Iota Pi Sweetheart and Outstanding Girl Style Show – Sisters Make Our World Go Round flyer was passed out. Style Show will be Saturday, May 14, 2016. Please invite friends and neighbors.
Woman of the Year Tea – Alpha Phi Omega - Gwen Sappenfield. No report.
Fall Rituals – Alpha Beta Eta - Drena Nitschke. No report.
Sweetheart Ball – Preceptor Pi Iota – Charlene Forguson. Your Forever Friends Queen of Hearts Ball will be Saturday, February 20, 2016. Tickets are $25.00 per person and will be available at the February City Council meeting. Headcount and money is needed at that time. Sweetheart profiles are needed. Either snail mail or email to Charlene. Auction baskets will have a $125.00 maximum and need to be delivered to Abuelo’s Party Room on Friday, February 19th, at 6:00. These baskets can be whatever you want to put together. Please prepare a list of items in basket to be displayed. Raffle items are also due on Friday, February 19th. Please describe your raffle item for committee. Each Chapter is responsible for decorating their table(s) for the Ball. The committee says you can decorate however you like but they would like to see pictures of past events, members or things your Chapter might have done.
Founder’s Day – Texas Gamma Phi Master - Jeanette Hinkle. Founder’s Day is scheduled for April 28, 2016. Committee will be meeting in January.
Scrapbook – Texas Nu Master - Carol Simpson. Keep taking pictures! If you need 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. There was an article in the Amarillo Globe News about the Woman of the Year Tea.
City Wide Project – One Chair at a Time – Preceptor Pi Iota - Dee Dee Gordon. No
There was no unfinished business to be discussed.
City Wide Project ideas for 2016-2017 need to be given to Bonnie. She would like to schedule the speakers at a couple of our City Council meetings before we vote in April. She would like to have names and numbers as soon as possible.
Please practice courtesy! When a member has the floor and is speaking you should not be talking in groups among yourselves. If everyone would listen we would not have to repeat everything.
Xi Alpha Sigma will be back in February with the refreshments before the City Council meeting.
Bonnie asked if there was any further business to be brought before the council. There was none so the meeting was adjourned. All members stood and repeated the Closing ritual and joined hands for the Mizpah.
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