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Torchbearer Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

The chapter met Thursday evening, Nov. 8, at the home of hostess Lyn Scheiding.

First on the agenda was a program by Karen Goetsch. She spoke about the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) "Coat Closet Mission" which has been providing warm coats, gloves, mittens and scarves for over 40 years to anyone in need. 

Goetsch shared photos of how the closet has expanded to hold more apparel. Its hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday. Goetsch, a retired school teacher, is the project manager. She said the Coat Closet doors are open to all. Torchbearer Beta donated over 40 coats for children and adults and gloves, hats and scarves as their Fall Service Project. If you have a clean serviceable item, you are welcome to donate to this church community mission.

Following the program, Vice President Marilyn Coffin presided over the business. All committees reported in. On Dec. 2, the group will meet to carpool to Jeanne's in Lewiston for the couples' Christmas party. On Dec. 13, the women will gather for the chapter's Christmas party, holiday auction and Secret Sister Gift Exchange. Hostess will be Linda Lawler.

One of the Christmas Giving Service projects will be a monetary donation to the local food pantry. Another project is pending.

Lyn Scheiding had each member tell what Santa might surprise them with this Christmas as a review of Beta Sigma Phi traditions.

The Holiday auction with Pat Meyer as auctioneer is an annual fundraiser. Funds go to support service projects for the community. The chapter wishes all a very "Happy Thanksgiving."

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