By Joe Bachman
For nearly 50 years, the ladies at Lambda Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi have been a Wisconsin Rapids mainstay.
The Lambda Master Chapter is a social and philanthropic women’s organization that was founded in 1969. The organization meets twice, monthly, and current has 12 members.
In 2014, the organization co-hosted the Wisconsin State Beta Sigma Phi Convention with sister chapters, Gamma Phi of Wisconsin Rapids, and Tau Master of Stevens Point. This even saw over 150 members attend from around the state.
The organizations has roots in charitable fundraising efforts, as they make annual donations to the UW Cancer Center, Ronald McDonald House, Jeremiah’s Crossing, Children’s Miracle Network, SWEPS Food Pantry, South Wood County Humane Society Neighborhood Table, Family Center, American Heroes Cafe, and various local benefits.
The 2015-2016 year saw many honors given to the organization, as the crown of Valentine Queen was given to member Judy Spath, and the Women of the Year emblem was given to President Gwen Boyce. Members Margie Ross and Judy Spath were also recognized for their attainment of 50 years of membership in Beta Sigma Phi.
This past year saw involvement in a River Kings hockey game, “The Diamonds” performance at the PAC, fish frys and holiday parties.
The officers elected for the 2016-2017 year are Jean Worzella, president, Carol Schroder, vice president, Anne Handschke, treasurer, and Elaine Taylor, secretary.
For more information on this organization, please call 715-325-2159.