SHERMAN - Theta Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Rose Van Volkenburg in Sherman on Thursday, Jan. 17 with co-hostesses Joyce Anderson and Tracie Cederquist. Vice President Joan Wahl presided over the business meeting.
Van Volkenburg presented the program, "A History of the U.S. Flag," providing a brief history of the flag. Many historians have questioned the Betsy Ross legend of her making the first American Flag. Although it is well known Ross created flags for the U.S. for 50 years, there is no record she created the "first" American flag. Because no one knows with absolute certainty who designed the first stars and stripes, many historians think Francis Hopkinson was most likely the creator. Letters between Hopkinson and the Continental Congress pointed to Hopkinson as the flag's creator. These letters are in the National Archives today. In conclusion of her program, Van Volkenburg presented each member with a copy of flag etiquette.
Theta Beta welcomed Deanna Sands into the chapter. Sands received her pledge ritual at this meeting.
Theta Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Vice President Joan Wahl, left, along with the rest of the group welcomed Deanna Sands, right, into the chapter at the group’s meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17.
The annual Valentine dinner will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 with the venue to be announced. The chapter furnished desserts for the Fred Hamilton benefit on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Stanley Hose Company in Sherman.
The next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 7 at Joan Wahl's with Nancy Palmer and Inta Damcott as co-hostesses.