Sunday, December 4, 2016

Holiday Giving - Beta Sigma Phi Style

The chapters and members within the Plano City Council of Beta Sigma Phi are busy supporting their local communities, various charities and causes during this holiday season of giving. We are a giving bunch of women and always looking for more women to help support those less fortunate.

Set your sites high and together we can accomplish great things! 

Give yourself the gift of Sisterhood this year.  Contact us today to get involved in a local chapter.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Linda Keal
Vice President
Plano City Council

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Grateful - Beta Sigma Phi

It's that time of year when we get together with our sisters to celebrate the joys of sisterhood we've enjoyed through the year.

I found this wonderful article back in September of this year and shared it with my chapter.  I wanted to take a moment to share it with all of my Beta Sigma Phi sisters and those sisters that are yet to be. I've taken the liberty of editing to meet my experience within the Sisterhood of Beta Sigma Phi. I'll list a link to the full article below to give credit.

When we talk about sorority membership, we often talk about sisterhood — but what does sisterhood really mean? Sorority women are connected by their rituals, their philanthropic causes, and their values. At some point along the way, they become sisters. Sisterhood is not a bond that happens overnight; just like forming a friendship, it takes time and effort. However, sisterhood is one of the most rewarding aspects of sorority membership, so it is definitely worth it.
Says one sorority woman, “My sisters are unconditional friends. Sure, we may get into arguments or rub each other the wrong way, but at the end of the day everything falls back into place because we are sisters. We share a bond that cannot be forged with just anyone.” Many chapters have similar values and goals, but sisterhood bonds form when a group of sisters all work together to accomplish goals.
Sharing a common ritual, or secret traditions and ceremonies that are unique to each sorority, also forms sisterhood bonds.  Another sorority woman says, “I love that my sorority sisters have found a love and value for the same things that I strive to live by in my life. When I participate in my sorority’s ritual, I feel that the women with me — regardless of our differences — ultimately want the same things I do.” Ritual events are important and almost sacred to sorority women. A sorority may perform a ritual at certain chapter meetings, during Founders’ Day celebrations and for new member initiation.
Sorority membership is for a lifetime. My sisters encourage me to be a leader, and they support me in all of my endeavors. My sisters will bum around with me, go to random events with me or celebrate with me. My sisters share my joys and sorrows.
Many women express sisterhood by using this quote: “From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never describe it.” This may be true to an extent — it is hard to understand what sisterhood is until you experience it yourself—but many woman describe sisterhood as the feeling that their sorority sisters will always be there for them through the good times and the bad. One sorority woman says that her sisters mean more to her than she can describe, and she knows she is never alone with her sorority sisters by her side. “They’ve gotten me through sleepless nights and caused a few more along the way,” she says. “We’ve shared everything in our lives, our highest hopes and deepest fears. They amaze and inspire me each and every day.” 
Sisterhood — it’s the reason for sorority and a reason to be grateful each and every year. There are many benefits to sorority membership, but few are greater than the unconditional and lifetime bonds of friendship that we call sisterhood. 
I hope this message reminds you of how lucky we are to be a part of Beta Sigma Phi or entices you to look into our wonderful sisterhood.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Linda Keal
Vice President
Plano City Council

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Enjoying the Treats of Beta Sigma Phi

A fabulous afternoon with new friends, terrific smiles, delicious treats and all around great girl time! The Plano City Council and the sisters within Laureate Iota Beta, Xi Alpha Alpha Beta and Xi Xi Kappa enjoyed hosting Delta Xi Master and new prospective members at a member's lovely home in Lucas, TX.

Laureate Iota Beta with Delta Xi Master

Xi Alpha Alpha Beta

Xi Xi Kappa

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Treats of Beta Sigma Phi

Join us to meet the Plano City Council and the sisters within Laureate Iota beta, Xi Alpha Alpha Beta and Xi Xi Kappa for an informal gathering of introductions, friendship and decadent treats!

Date: October 29, 2016

Time: 2 PM - 4 PM

Place: Private Residence in Lucas, TX

RSVP: Contact us with your name, email and a phone number letting us know you are interested in attending our Treats of Beta Sigma Phi event by October 15. A representative from the Plano City Council within Beta Sigma Phi will contact you regarding your interest and provide additional details.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

It's been a hot start to August 2016! Hope you've been enjoying the summer and trying to stay cool. The Executive Board of the Plano City Council has been busy organizing our events for the year!  We are excited about our offerings this year and are looking forward to spending some time with all of you.  Check our Events page to see our upcoming activities.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beginning Day Celebration

Our Beginning Day celebration is planned for August 27, 2016. Come join us as we celebrate the beginning of our 2016-2017 We Put Our Hearts Into It sorority year.  We welcome Beta Sigma Phi Chapters, new members and/or transfers to the area.  Please contact us for details regarding this event. We look forward to having you become part of our Plano City Council Beta Sigma Phi family.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Founder's Day 2016

Founder's Day was held at the Roman Cucina in Allen, Texas. Thank you Plano City Council for organizing this wonderful event.