A wonderful afternoon of laughter, friendship and socializing was enjoyed by those attending. Secret Sister gifts were exchanged, last year’s Secret Sister names were revealed and new names were drawn for the coming year.
In 1931 during the Great Depression, there was a need for an organization that could bring women together that would expose them to a social, cultural and educational climate that was not available to them during those difficult times.
Mostly, there was a need for friendship and support from other women. Walter W. Ross, founder of Beta Sigma Phi, saw this need and acted upon it. So in August 1931, Beta Sigma Phi was started.
During World War II, members worked together to raise $22 million in War Bonds. Efforts to improve themselves, their communities and the world have been of utmost importance to members ever since.
This year Beta Sigma Phi celebrates the 80th year of the international organization with the theme of “Building Our Future On Traditions.”
Beta Sigma Phi is known around the world as “The Friendship Organization.”
The organization is dedicated to helping women fulfill their lives — whether your fulfillment lies in making new friends, helping your community or just finding time for you. To learn more about Beta Sigma Phi, call Jane Wooten at 423-790-4262 or visit one of the meetings.