Beta Sigma Phi has been a part of my life since I was 25. I joined this wonderful sisterhood in 1969. I've met some wonderful women through in this organization. I've been introduced to a finer way of living, a better way of doing. It has provided growth for my body and my soul. It has provided me a wonderful world of friends with a desire to be of service to my world and my community. Beta Sigma Phi provided me with the training to pursue my destiny, that of being a "Party Girl". I thoroughly enjoy talking about Beta Sigma Phi and I enjoy helping create new and different travel experiences. My biggest enjoyment is when I can "Pay it Forward". It is one of my mottos.
Life today demands so much from all of us, that it behooves us to slow down, smell the fragrance of life around you. EXPERIENCE your life, and CREATE what you want. Aristotle said: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not act, it's a habit. Be loving to yourself. The future you seek is the future you create.
Some of my favorite quotes are on this page. I've been blessed beyond measure and am thankful for the wonderful world of Beta Sigma Phi. You can find information about Beta Sigma Phi at www.betasigmaphi.org. We are a worldwide golden circle of Friendship. It has been my honor to speak at many chapters, conventions, workshops and sorority gatherings in my 47 years of membership and I was honored in 2001 by receiving the International Award of Distinction, the highest honor a member of this International Sisterhood confers on a member.
Let Go and Let God
control is only an illusion
Concentrate on what you want, not on what you don't want
Finally, I am able to post the Jewel ritual that is given to all retiring City Council Presidents as well as the Legacy Ritual. These rituals were written by International for Houston Council. They were instigated in 1976-1977. Please feel free to use them in your own councils or chapters.
A little history on these rituals. The Jewel Ritual was developed for Houston City Council in 1976 and there were seventeen members who received the "Jewel" Ritual Founder's Day, 1976.
The Legacy Ritual was also designed for Houston City Countil by request in 1976 by Vice President Ann Ball and the first Legacy Ritual was given in the Spring of 1977. International developed these rituals and you are free to click on the document (.doc) and it is legible to print.