Mayor Mike Pavey is pictured with (left to right) Opal Beard, Ramona Wilkinson, Mary Mummert, Bev Buhler and Nelda Wheeldon during his signing of the Beta Sigma Phi Month of April Proclamation. The Proclamation states Beta Sigma Phi Sorority is recognized as the world’s largest Greek letter women’s service cultural and social organization. Founded in 1880, it continues to grow. Beta Sigma Phi is an organization consisting of women that have worked for every known charitable, health and cultural organization, raising money and donating time and effort to those in need everywhere. The Badge of Organization shall signify Life, Learning and Friendship by its Greek symbols, Beta Sigma Phi; and the dedication of the members to the welfare of others has brought honor to the organization, and deserves the highest commendation.
The proclamation acknowledges it is sincerely believed to be a worthwhile act that would benefit its members around the world, with a lifetime of association with the finest people; and participation in this philanthropic organization, dedicated to the betterment of women, is a worthwhile endeavor, benefiting its many members throughout the world with a lifetime association with outstanding women helping others.