Beta Sigma Phi names Lady of the Year
by Whitley Clifton | June 28, 2019 2:30 pm
Last Updated: June 26, 2019 at 4:17 pm
Beta Sigma Phi is a non-academic sorority with more than 200,000 members in chapters around the world. Founded in 1931, the organization now has chapters in every state in the country, every province in Canada, as well 30+ other countries around the world. The sorority was founded for the social, cultural, and civic enrichment of its members. As a social and cultural organization, it focuses mainly on community service but also other activities as well. The name of the organization comes from the Greek letters, “Beta,” “Sigma,” and “Phi,” which are the first letter of the Greek words for “Life,” “Learning,” and “Friendship,” which is the motto of the sorority and has been since the time of its inception. As of 1995 the Beta Sigma Phi initiated it 1,000,000th member and has continued to grow. The Swainsboro Chapter, Xi Delta Psi, was chartered in 1978 and today has 31 members, quite a few being members of the original charter group. Swainsboro is quite fortunate to have two chapters of Beta Sigma Phi, the other being a group of younger very active women, the Kappa Omega Chapter.
This year, the Xi Delta Psi Chapter held its annual Founder’s Day Celebration in April at The Sudie Fulford Learning Center at East Georgia State College. As has been a long-standing tradition, former Beta Sigma Phi Ladies of the Year are invited to join in the celebration. This year, the sorority was honored with the presence of Beverly Fulford Johnson (2018), Ann Peebles (2000), and Shari Watt (2010).
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