The women of Beta Theta, a chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, recently celebrated successes at their Awards, Installation and Pledge Ceremony/Dinner held at Green Valley Clubhouse.
It was a special year for the members of Beta Theta. Not only is Beta Theta celebrating its 40th anniversary, but this year, they raised more than $18,000 through their signature event; MARDI GRAS. All proceeds were awarded to local organizations and scholarships.
Over $7,000 was awarded in scholarships to East Ridge, Lake Minneola, and South Lake High Schools as well as South Lake Hospital. Other contributions included Boys and Girls Club, Building Blocks Ministries, Cooper Memorial Library, Faith Neighborhood Center, Haven of Lake and Sumter, Head Start, Find, Feed, Restore, Hospice of Lake and Sumter and Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation.
Beta Theta also provided donations to other organizations that impact the South Lake Community including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Easter Seals and Ronald McDonald House.
The sisters contributed to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind at St. Augustine, as well as canteen funding for a student. The canteen fund project began more than 36 years ago and has continued throughout the years. Beta Theta chooses a young student in need and replenishes the student’s canteen fund quarterly and sends gifts throughout the year. Beta Theta continues to support the child throughout her years at the school (K-graduation). As with traditional schools, graduations can be costly but Beta Theta has worked to make magical, lasting memories for our girls.
Beta Theta also brings Christmas gifts to the residents of Leisure Manor, contributes to Wreath Across America and; the sisters most important project, Sisters Caring for Sisters.