Epsilon Sigma Alpha Is Accepting New Members

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Celebrating a partnership of 40 years with fund raising efforts of more than $165 million, St. Jude dedicated a section of the hospital to ESA.
Celebrating a partnership of 40 years with fund raising efforts of more than $165 million, St. Jude dedicated a section of the hospital to ESA.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a national premiere service and leadership organization, is looking for women and men to become members. Members serve their communities and adopt projects to aid non-profit organizations.  

ESA is searching for new members at both the collegiate and community chapter levels. Chattanooga State Community College hopes to begin a collegiate chapter, while five Chattanooga-area community chapters (Alpha Beta, Gamma Chi, Delta Chi, Delta Rho, and Omricon Mu) already serve a variety of organizations.

As the oldest local chapter, Alpha Beta adopted several philanthropic projects for 2013. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital projects (Annual Dream Home Giveaway, St. Jude Rodeo, and St. Jude Radio-A-Thon) are supported by all five local chapters; however, Orange Grove (redecorating projects); Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center (Taster’s Luncheon, Roll & Stroll, Golf Tournament, and Annual Nut Sales); Walk4Hearing; Hope for Heroes/Wounded Warriors; and local Softball Tournaments (proceeds benefit national Komen Walk) are projects unique to Alpha Beta members. 

These philanthropic efforts include planning, implementing, funding and completing projects to aid local, regional and national non-profit organizations. Being a member of ESA is not all about work – they offset work with fun activities, making new friends along the way and strengthening those friendships as they work toward a common goal, said officials. Chapter members and spouses, friends or significant others often attend plays, enjoy dinners and parties, or go on tours to explore new places. 

The “social arm” of local chapters is called the Chattanooga Area Council. Hosted by one chapter every quarter, it includes dinner, fellowship, discussion about what each chapter is doing and occasionally a special guest speaker.

Alpha Beta would like to invite interested persons to their business meetings held the second Monday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. The chapter meets in the café of the Chattanooga State Center for Business, Industry & Health building. 

For more information about collegiate or community chapters of ESA, contact Betty Proctor at baproctor@epbfi.com, call 697-2432 or on Facebook under ESA – Alpha Beta Chapter #163.

High school and college age students came out to support the St. Jude Walk in 2012.
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