Sorority Celebrates Service to The Arc of Katy

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Ann Ferner, representing The Arc of Katy, receives check representing Houston Council of Beta Sigma Phi’s donation total prior to funds raised at luncheon, from Kerry Bost, 2015-2016 Council President.

The Houston Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority celebrated the sorority’s Founder’s Day with a luncheon on April 30 at Braeburn Country Club in Houston.  Celebrating 85 years, the international social and cultural sorority’s Houston Council also was pleased to announce a successful service year supporting The Arc of Katy.  The Arc of Katy is a nonprofit that provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Katy and surrounding communities. The fourteen Beta Sigma Phi chapters in the Houston council supported The Arc of Katy by giving of their time to help with Arc socials and craft projects, donating needed supplies and equipment for its Day and Summer Camps and raising needed funds. Prior to the luncheon the council had raised $11,114 and generous members raised the total to $12,000 for the year.  The Houston Council also announced that The Arc of Katy has again been selected by its members as the council service project for the 2016-2017 sorority year.

At the Founder’s Day Luncheon, the Houston Council also recognized its 2016 Women of the Year, introduced its First Lady of the Year, Ruthie Hensley representing the Dress a Girl Around the World organization and installed its 2016-2017 council officers. New council officers are President, Kathye Allen of Epsilon Omega Master chapter, President-Elect, Sharon Johnson Munn of Epsilon Chi Master chapter, Vice President, Alice White of Epsilon Phi Master chapter, Recording Secretary, Patricia Woods of Xi Beta Kappa chapter, Corresponding Secretary, Kathleen Killen of Epsilon Tau Master chapter, Treasurer, Donna Bridgeman of Sigma chapter and Parliamentarian, Margaret Heimberg of  Preceptor Lambda Zeta chapter.

Beta Sigma Phi sorority is an international women’s social and cultural organization open to women of all ages. Sorority members enjoy the opportunity to make friends, attend socials and  cultural programs, and serving their community. For membership opportunities, visit