Enrichment and Inspiration for Beta Sigma Phi Sisters from Marilyn Ross
PLEDGE --- a solemn promise
RITUAL --- an established form of ceremony. (The essence of ceremony is to give value to something, to raise it up in importance.) Beautiful candlelight ceremonies that are part of a rich tradition in Beta Sigma Phi. They are symbolic representations of the spirit of sisterhood & of the members to improve themselves & in this way, make a better world.
TRADITION --- the handing down of information, beliefs & customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another. These are things which bind & bond us, they are valued bonds that make working toward & facing tomorrow meaningful. They always remain something certain in a world of uncertainty.
COMMITMENT --- a pledge or bind
´PLEDGE´ --- a new member is called a pledge until she completes Pledge Training & receives her Ritual of Jewels degree
PLEDGE TRAINING --- 6 month period when new members become familiar with how Beta Sigma Phi works; learns about the heart & spirit; enjoys getting-to-know members in the chapter!
CHAPTER --- A chapter is composed of 10 or more members who meet together & enjoy sharing Life, Learning & Friendship ... & all that goes with it! Your chapter name is __________________________________.
CITY COUNCIL --- City Council is composed of the President & either an elected or rotating member from each chapter in your city or area. Meetings are held monthly except July & August. A Beginning Day social is usually held the later part of August. Council co-ordinates workshops, convention, Founder's Day, Sweetheart Dance, &/or any activities the membership wishes to sponsor.
SECRET SISTER --- A member in your chapter you (anonymously) remember during the year. Revealing is held __________________. At that time, new Secret Sisters for the coming sorority year are selected.
THE TORCH --- our monthly magazine .. except for July
EXECUTIVE BOARD --- Chapter Officers
RITUAL OF JEWELS --- 2nd degree of Beta Sigma Phi. You will be eligible to receive your Ritual of Jewels degree at the completion of Pledge Training.
BADGE --- Your pin
INVITATION TO LIFE --- Pledge training manual
BEGINNING DAY --- Late August social; a tradition in Beta Sigma Phi .. Rally day! Plans for the coming year are presented in the chapter yearbook.
YEARBOOK --- A resource for each member. It includes all pertinent info regarding chapter activities, members, etc.