Master Chapter Meets: 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30 PM in Member's Homes
Web Reporter: Alice White
THE SISTERS OF EPSILON PHI MASTER
THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS OF EPSILON PHI MASTER
Nancy Eppley Corresponding Secretary Pinky Stromek Recording Secretary Dot Hooper Vice President Devon Brown President Mary Emerson Treasurer Nancy Sieh Parliamentarian
HISTORY OF OUR CHAPTER
June 26, 1995 - Meeting with Preceptor Eta Chi and Preceptor Nu Alpha discussing a merge together will 11 members and a new name from International for a new beginning, Preceptor Xi Iota.
April 2002 - The chapter progressed in mass to Laureate Theta Pi
September 4, 2014 - The chapter progressed in mass to Epsilon Phi Master
PROGRAMS - Each meeting we have aprogram which ties in each year with the Internaitonal Theme. Once a month we plan a social other than council functions and most are with our spouses.
YEARLY SEMINAR- Each year during the first week of June the members gather for Seminar Night. Sometimes it has been a weekend away or just an evening of supper and planning. Each chapter committee meets and comes up with plans for the entire year. We plan and vote on all functions for the year, and list them in our next yearbook and calendar. We also go over our by-laws, familiarizing or making changes if needed.
SOCIALS- Our socials are once a month. Sometimes they are gals outings; but for the most part, they are fun evenings in the members' homes with our spouses. They are themed usually around the month's holiday, but yet tied with the International theme for the year.
SERVICE - Our chapter supports Houston City Council's Service Project each year, and we have our own Chapter Service Projects. In 2015-2016 we had two major Chapter projects:
Ballard House in Katy - Provides temporary housing for individuals who are hospitalized or receiving treatment for a serious medical condition and their families. We offer help in providing evening meals occasionally along with collecting and providing toiletries and pantry items that are needed.
Arc of Katy- Organization for functionally-disabled people. They meet every day and work on projects. We take food or volunteer when needed to help with the clients. We also took meals during their Summer Camp.
Beta Sigma Phi Internaitonal Funds - We also donate to International's Endowment, Disaster Relief, Loan and Scholarship Funds.
Texas State Service Project - We also support the State Service Project each year with a donation.
WAYS AND MEANS - Our chapter has Beta Sigma Phi pins/jewelry that we have made and sell at International, State and Area Conventions. We also make jalapeno jelly to sell. Our Ways and Means projects are also taken to our City Council meetings to sell to area members.
White Elephant Sale - This is an auction. Each member is to bring one or more wrapped items for her and her husband. These are then auctioned off, sight unseen. Many surprises are in these boxes, but we raise lots of money which is usually given to one of our service projects.
Traveling Basket - this is done by our members at all regular meetings. A member is assigned a meeting and will have item(s) in a basket for a raffle for the evening. Tickets are one for $2 or three for $5.
Beta Sigma Phi International
Houston City Council
Members Who Have Held City Council Offices
1992-1993 Glenda Zorn Vice President 1993-1994 Johnette Oakes Vice President 1997-1998 Glenda Zorn President Elect 1998-1999 Glenda Zorn President 2001-2002 Cindy Criss Recording Secretary 2002-2003 Cindy Criss Recording Secretary 2003-2004 Glenda Zorn Recording Secretary 2004-2005 Cindy Criss President Elect 2005-2006 Bettye Stembridge Recording Secretary 2006-2007 Bettye Stembridge Recording Secretary 2008-2009 Nancy Sieh President Elect 2009-2010 Nancy Sieh President 2013-2014 Alice White President Elect/President 2014-2015 Alice White President 2016-2017 Alice White Vice President
HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL HONORS
COUNCIL ROYAL COURT
1988 Glenda Zorn Council Princess 2002-03 Pinky Stromek-Maybin Council Queen 2011-12 Martha Baxter Council Queen 2014-15 Lyn Stephens Council Princess
PAST PRESIDENTS AND AWARDS
Preceptor Xi Iota
YEAR PRESIDENT VALENTINE SWEETHEART WOMAN OF THE YEAR 1995-1996 Bea Kalkomey Dot Hooper Glenda Zorn 1996-1997 Patti Setchell Jo Thompson Dot Hooper 1997-1998 Dot Hooper Lyn Stephens Judy Gatlin 1998-1999 Judy Gatlin Janet Gianfrancesco Lyn Stephens 1999-2000 Lyn Stephens Martha Baxter Cindy Criss 2000-2001 Martha Baxter Bea Kalkomey Pat Harper 2001-2002 Bettye Stembridge Cindy Criss Nancy Sieh and Judy Farley
Laureate Theta Pi
2002-2003 Cindy Criss Pinky Stromek Pat Harper 2003-2004 Nancy Sieh Bettye Stembridge Lyn Stephens 2004-2005 Mary Emerson Nancy Sieh Lyn Stephens 2005-2006 Lyn Stephens Mary Emerson Nancy Sieh 2006-2007 Pinky Stromek Judy Farley Bettye Stembridge 2007-2008 Nancy Sieh Pat Harper Entire Chapter 2008-2009 Pat Harper Benicia Lyle Lyn Stephens 2009-2010 Judy Farley Alice White Alice White 2010-2011 Martha Baxter Nancy Sieh Entire Chapter 2011-2012 Alice White Martha Baxter Dot Hooper 2012-2013 Pinky Stromek-Maybin Pat Harper Nancy Sieh 2013-2-14 Judy Farley Mary Emerson Alice White 2014-2015 Martha Baxter Lyn Stephens Dot Hooper
Epsilon Phi Master
2015-2016 Nancy Sieh Nancy Eppley
Order of the Rose Silver Circle Life Member Golden Circle
Lillian Hein Lillian Hein Lillian Hein Bettye Stembridge Johnette Oakes Glenda Zorn Glenda Zorn Pat Harper Nancy Sieh Judy Gatlin Judy Gatlin Nancy Eppley Patti Setchell Pat Harper Nancy Sieh Dot Hooper Bettye Stembridge Bettye Stembridge Judy Gatlin Jo Thompson Mary Emerson Mary Emerson Benicia Lyle Martha Baxter Bea Kalkomey Nancy Sieh Jo Thompson Jo Thompson Mary Emerson Benicia Lyn Martha Baxter Martha Baxter Alice White Bettye Stembridge Alice White Kathleen Shue Judy Farley Kathleen Shue Dot Hooper Pat Harper Lyn Stephens Judy Farley Benicia Lyle Judy Farley Pat Harper Alice White Dot Hooper Kathleen Shue Nancy Eppley Lyn Stephens Pinky Stromek
Torchbearer Diamond Circle
Alice White Bettye Stembridge
Wyn Emerson McCubbin daughter of Mary Emerson
Alexis Emerson Woofenden daughter of Mary Emerson
Melissa Hooper daughter of Dot Hooper
Melissa Sieh daughter of Nancy Sieh
Amanda Sieh Strickland daughter of Nancy Sieh
Tanya White daughter of Alice White
Savanah Brown daughter of Devon Brown
Our Newest Legacy (2016) Savanah and her Mom Devon