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Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Saturday, 07 May 2011 07:23
Andrea Renny won the Wilma Johnson Kidd Nursing Scholarship.(Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
The six Bowling Green chapters of Beta Sigma Phi International women's sorority met Sunday afternoon at Stone Ridge Country Club for their annual Founder's Day luncheon, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the sorority's founding.
The highlight of the day was the presentation of several awards, including individual chapters' Women of the Year, awarded to the chapter member who puts into practice a portion of Beta Sigma Phi's opening ritual, which states "a determination to give the best that is in us and to assist in any and every way."
Xi Gamma Kappa chapter named Sherrie Robinson as their Woman of the Year. Eta Beta chapter named Kim Thomas Woman of the Year, and Alpha Delta chapter named Harriet Rosebrock.
Two chapters, Alpha Zeta and Alpha Epsilon, did not name Women of the Year, with Alpha Zeta donating the money used for the award to a sister in one of the other Bowling Green chapters in memory of her husband who died recently.
Eta Beta's Woman of the Year is donating her award to the Wood County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Also awarded Sunday was the Helen Conklin Award, in memory of Conklin, an honorary member of Alpha Delta. This award is given to a sister who demonstrates major interest and dedication in the committee work of the chapter. The 2011 recipient was Alpha Delta member Dolores Black.
Kim Thomas and her chapter, Eta Beta, received recognition from Beta Sigma Phi International for their guidance to the newly formed Zeta Lambda chapter (see related article).
Pictured are (from left) Dolores Black, Helen Conklin Award winner; and Women of the Year Harriet Rosebrock, of Alpha Delta Master, and Kim Thomas, Eta Beta.
Andrea Renny, a junior at Bowling Green State University, was awarded the Wilma Johnson Kidd Memorial Nursing Scholarship. She plans to further her studies at Mercy College School of Nursing, Toledo.
The nursing scholarship, in memory of Kidd, who was a caring, devoted nurse and member of Alpha Zeta chapter, is awarded to a Wood County student pursuing a degree in nursing.
Founded in 1931, Beta Sigma Phi is an international women's social, cultural, and educational sorority, dedicated to enriching women's lives, by serving others through contributions to community, developing lifelong friendships, and polishing leadership skills.
Kim Thomas and Sheryl Majoras were the event co-chairpersons.
Sorority city council president Sonja Hammer led the opening ritual. Beta Sigma Phi Grace was led by Laura Schultes. Hammer welcomed guests and members repeated the Founder's Day Pledge, led by Joan Crusa.
The message from International was read by Thomas and Majoras announced the 2011-2012 theme, "Building our Future on Traditions." Colleen Smith read a proclamation from the mayor, naming May 1, 2011 as Beta Sigma Phi Day.
A member of each chapter then told of their individual chapter's activities and happenings of this past 2010-2011 sorority year.
Last Updated on Saturday, 07 May 2011 07:30

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