Laureate Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi had all seven members and two guests present at the Greater Charleston City Council of Beta Sigma Phi 'Beginning Day' Spring Garden luncheon at St. James United Methodist Church, Saturday, August 18, 2012.
Beta Sigma Phi is the largest women's organization of its kind in th world and has grown in its lengthly history from one chapter of seven women in Abilene, Kansas to a total membership of more than 165,000 women, who are active in over 20 countries around the world.
There are 8 chapters in the tri-county area. Laureate Zeta Chapter currently has seven members and formed in 2002. the two remaining charter members of the chapter are Debra Baldwin of Dorchester and Betty Wislon of Moncks Corner.
The chapter is looking forward to the upcoming year and the new sorority's theme "You're Among Friends".
Laureate Zeta's plans for the year include; a silent auction, huge yard sale and smaller scale projects monthly. Proceeds from projects go towards; Joseph Pye Elementary School, Breast Cance Fund, Halo's of Charleston, provide meals for families at holidays and SPCA.
Beta Sigma Phi has grown into an international organization that is proud to call people like Hilary Rodham Clinton and Barbara Bush, membefrs. these "sorority sisters" devote mush time to service - so much that there is hardly a charitable, health or cultural group in existence today that has not been assisted in some way by Beta Sigma Phi.
The chapter also has some fun time planned as well. If you are interested in learning more about Beta Sigma Phi locally, contact Debra at 843.478.1969 or International at http://www.betasigmaphi.org.