Sorority members honored at Founder’s Day celebration

Master’s degrees were conferred on Jan Sartore, Susan Stall, Lana Stearns and Bonnie Tesnow during the 83rd annual Founder’s Day celebration of Beta Sigma Phi April 19 at the Findlay Inn and Conference Center.
Gwen Esch was honored for 60 years of service.
Each chapter chose a member who was outstanding in service to the sorority this past year who were recognized, including: Alpha Nu Master, Stearns; Xi Gamma Delta, Mirilla Zimmerman; Xi Zeta Gamma, Linda Miller; and Laureate Beta Phi, Stall.
Gifts were also given to Michele Bowen, Mary Henry, Peg Logsdon, Sharon Nagy, Georgia Orians and Stall.
City Mission
Janet Selick has been named to the City Mission board of trustees.
The “Eyes To See, Hearts To Give” capital campaign has reached 61 percent of its goal.
The mission provided 541 nights of lodging and served 1,649 meals in March. Nine individuals also made successful transitions to their own housing.
Last month, 39 residents and eight drop-in guests used the Day Center, 238 lunches were provided and eight individuals found work. A total of 37 food boxes and 28 personal hygiene packs were distributed. Surplus fresh produce and bread are available to drop-ins through the nightly perishable food distribution.
The agency received 3,960 pounds of food from a drive at Lowe’s Distribution Center.
The volunteer coordinator created an appreciation banner that is hanging in the dining room. Volunteers are invited to add their names to the banner in recognition of their service. So far this year, 397 volunteers have provided a total of 1,490 hours of service.
McComb Lions
Pat Ritter was named Lion of the Year when the McComb Lions Club celebrated its 65th Charter Night April 22.
The Lions Leadership Award went to Terri Maki, who has served as club secretary for several years.
Four new members were also inducted.
Member Marv Crawford will serve as district governor after attending the international convention in Toronto this summer.

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