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Brocton Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi news

Members of the Brocton Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday evening, May 22 at a new venue in Fredonia called, “A Spot & A Spell,” a unique place owned by Patty Valentine who offers many different types of organic teas and coffee. The store is perfectly decorated in a Harry Potter theme. You can come to relax, have tea or coffee of your choice, enjoy lunch from her daily offering, read a book or watch TV. Owner Valentine also offers baked goods, homemade soups, old-fashioned milkshakes and has just started serving ice cream.

President Roxanne Fisk conducted a brief business meeting. Janice Hipwell and Lois Smith recently planted two flats of zinnias at the Brocton Arch Park. Also the sorority will assist with serving cake and punch at the Baccalaureate Reception for graduating seniors at Brocton Central School on Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m.

The Exemplar Degree Ritual was held for Dana Haskin, Nancy Furman and Gina Hesslink following the meeting. This is the third degree of Beta Sigma Phi. Josie Lantz received the Preceptor Degree Ritual, which is the fourth degree of Beta Sigma Phi. All candidates received a pin, International certificate and a yellow rose. They were congratulated by their sisters and enjoyed a delicious cake brought by President Fisk.

The next meeting will be the sorority’s birthday picnic. It will be held on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at the home of Marie Zambotti. Members are to bring a dish to pass and a gift for their secret sisters. Secret sisters will be revealed at this time. Margie Boltz will announce the winner of “Program of the Year.” The group will be off for the summer and will have Beginning Day in August.