Laureate Alpha Omicron holds meeting

Sept. 8, 2012 at 4:08 a.m.

Laureate Alpha Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi hosted Beginning Day recently at Homewood Residence. Member-at-large, Wanda Gilstrap, arranged the delicious meal and meeting. Susana Moya's 12-year-old granddaughter, Kristen, sang for the group.

President Frances Smith welcomed members back from summer break.

Secret sisters were revealed with a gift exchange, and new names were drawn.

Jeanette Goggans presented the program of the year award to Frances Smith, who had demonstrated how to make bibs.

Joann Locher presented a scrapbook to Louise Pletcher, who served as president for 2009-10. Locher compiled a small album of pictures of when Pletcher was chapter sweetheart in 2009 and also gave her that.

Summer events included a covered-dish supper in June at the home of Margaret and Jack Williams and a Freedom ways and means meal at the home of the president in July.

Sue Lynn Hatcher, Jimmie McGhee, Joann and Dave Locher and Dorothy Koenig attended the state convention in Irving in June. A garden-party theme was used. Locher, as the Mad Hatter, won best costume award.

It was announced that 644 Texas Chapters had donated $5,642 to the state project "Texas 4000," which is the longest charity bike ride in the world, from Texas to Alaska. The ride takes 70 days, is 4,600 miles and the 50 riders are each responsible for collecting $4,000 to benefit cancer research at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.

The 2013 Convention will be hosted by the Houston City Council and will be at Moody Gardens in Galveston June 7-9. The theme will be "A B-Bopping Blast from the Past."

The first business session was Sept. 4. Prior to the meeting a meal was served by the ways and means committee. Members were asked to wear safari or wild animal attire.



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