Laureate Alpha Pi Sorority of Westfield holds meeting

Submitted Photo Here are the Laureate Alpha Pi of Westfield, officers for the 2018-2019 Sorority year. From left to right: Vice-president Elena Marsala; President Rose Corbran; Secretary Linda Bennett; Treasurer Pricilla Malarkey.

President Gwen Haskin started the May 21 meeting with the Opening Ritual followed by official communications from Beta Sigma Phi International acknowledging Laureate Alpha Pi’s donation to various international medical research funds. A note was read from President Haskin from the Village of Westfield requesting funds for the 2018 Welch Field programs. Since it was already budgeted, Clara Winkelman will send the donation to the Village for the swim program so the children can swim free.

Service for the month of May is a donation for the Laureate Alpha Pi Chapter-WACS Senior Girl Scholarship.

The evening social/program was the annual Mother’s Day tribute with co-chairs Barb VanDyke and Sylvia Colbey. Barb read an article on how special mothers are and Sylvia made all members put on their thinking caps playing a game. The ladies received favors and door prizes were drawn. The evening’s refreshments were provided by Amy Beiger and Linda Bennett.

Pricilla Malarkey read from Book of Beta Sigma Phi on Installation of Officers.

Members were asked to vote for Program of the Year. Carol Brown won for her presentation on “Dealing with Breast Cancer.” She received a charm for her Beta Sigma Phi bracelet.

2018-2019 President Rose Corbran distributed the committee list for the new sorority year. Judy Stratton asked that the ladies’ biographies be updated for the secret phi pals so she can started on the year books.

The evening followed with Installation of Officers for the 2018-2019 sorority year: President, Rose Corbran; Vice-president, Elena Marsala; Secretary Linda Bennett and Treasurer Pricilla Malarkey.

The June social was the annual chapter Family Picnic at the Fish & Game Club, co-chaired by President Corbran and Laura Ondreako. Several guests were invited to enjoy the festivities. The evening was a Hawaiian theme, with everyone receiving a lei and the ladies a flower for their hair. Members brought a dish to pass. The annual Yard Stick Auction was held with auctioneer Jim VanDyke. Undisclosed auction items ranged from a yard of seeds, food, yard decorations, wine, lottery tickets, etc. Money raised will go to local charities. Carol Best won the contest for best 2018-2019 year book cover with the sorority theme, A Quilt of Friendship.

The next chapter meeting will be Beginning Day at the end of August with the Executive Board hosting.