The Gamma Gamma Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi closed out 2018 with several fall activities and has already started 2019 activities.

Sorority members worked the Aurora Car Show with a game and a book table, and MARC events in Mt. Vernon included the “Ozark Story Tellers” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” Sisters enjoyed the Ozark Festival Orchestra concerts at the Monett PAC. The annual hayride/chili supper was held at the home of Judy Kitchen in Mt. Vernon.

In November, the group celebrated Carolyn Pilkerton’s 60 years in Beta Sigma Phi with the new “Decade Ritual.” Members are proud of her and welcome her expertise as she serves as vice-president this year.

In December, Gamma Gamma Master celebrated Christmas with The Keltic Knot’s amazing music. The Christmas party/meeting was held at Alice Irene’s in Marionville. The meal was delicious, and the social committee did an excellent job with games/prizes and entertainment. Linda Tinker and Ruth Linneman (a.k.a. “Elvis”) were thanked for all their work.

In January, the sorority sent goodie boxes to some local military personnel and helped the local Project RISE program by preparing dinner for their Thursday night classes. Members had fun in February preparing and serving a Valentine Dinner for the Aurora Lions Club. Conversely, the Lions prepared and served the sorority's Valentine dinner. Sisters were entertained by Charles Carey with some love songs, and the highlight of the evening was the crowning of the new Valentine Queen, Mary Burleson -- a wonderful sister who is always thinking of others and helping in any way she can.