Beta Omega Master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority recently ended the year with a planning meeting and salad luncheon at the home of Ernie Chambers. President, Ada Christensen conducted the business portion of the meeting and announced her new theme for next year will be, "Happy Days Are Ahead". Members enjoyed the variety of homemade salads and desserts and presented a thank you gift to Mrs. Christensen, now in her third term, for her dedication to the group. The chapter has fourteen members and enjoy a luncheon meeting each month except for July and August. Meetings will resume in September.
Highlight of the afternoon's event was the Torchbearer Ritual conducted for Mary Ann Boeger by vice president Bonnie Bayles-Stier. This is the degree in the International sorority for a member who has achieved active membership in all five prior degrees. She was presented with the Torchbearer gavel guard to wear with her membership pin and a yellow rose.
A report was given by Dell DeMeyer on the June 3 Far Northern California Council brunch she attended as both an officer and chapter delegate. Chapter members from the various towns and cities gathered at the Riverside Golf and Country Club in Redding for the final meeting of the year and also to honor outgoing president Maggie Smith of Redding. Mrs. DeMeyer presented a forum on a charity event in the Bahamas called "Painting the Butterfly" and how they were supporting Lupus with proceeds from the paint and sip event. Lupus is one of California Beta Sigma Phi philanthropic charities.
Mrs. DeMeyer also conducted the installation of officers for next year's FNCC executive board.
Beta Omega Master had a lively year of fun, interesting cultural programs with a musical topic and were proud to present a scholarship to Gridley High School graduate Guadalupe Parades who plans to attend Chico State and major in psychology. During the Founder's Day celebration event at the Victorian Rose in April, members surprised Dell DeMeyer with Woman of the Year. The International theme for the coming year, "In Touch With Tomorrow", was announced. Guests at the Founder's Day were FNCC president Maggie Smith and president-elect, Michelle Gutierrez of Yuba City.