Pat Bagley and Phyllis Horten ended their duties as co-presidents of Alpha Beta ESA during the 2013-2014 installation of new officers at Logan’s Roadhouse on East Brainerd Road. Wanda Collins was named outstanding member of the year.
During a playful installation focusing on “Life won’t wait, say ‘I will,’” new officers wore tiaras adorned with veils and carried a spray of flowers as they repeated the words, “I will” when agreeing to new duties for the coming year. New officers include Sue Beebe and Wanda Collins, co-presidents; Margaret Horten and Betty Proctor, co-vice-presidents; Adele Shaw, secretary; Karen Anderson, treasurer; Linda Dagnan, educational director; Linda Kile, parliamentarian; Pat Bagley and Phyllis Horten, junior past presidents.
ESA is a nonprofit service organization that makes a difference in the lives of others through volunteer work. Members earn varying degrees of Pallas Athene awards, from first to sixth degree. Sheila Trudell attained First Degree (Aidos) signifying “inspiration, reverence, sense of honor and compassion;” Phyllis Horten and Betty Proctor, Second Degree (Arete), “personal excellence, all-round strength of character;” Linda Gearinger, Phyllis Horten and Betty Proctor, Third Degree (Sophia), “imagination, cleverness, practical skill and dispatch;” Dee Chilton, Fourth Degree (Sophrosyne), “wisdom, understanding and truth.”
New pledges Teresa Handley and Susan Jordan officially joined the chapter during the ceremony while Linda Gearinger earned her 15-year service pin and Bobbie Crowe her 60-year service pin.
During the annual chapter leadership meeting on Saturday, members discussed plans for the upcoming year including philanthropic, ways and means, and social functions. Alpha Beta is one of five area chapters that support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and learned that the recent Radiothon sponsored by US-101 held in February raised more than $477,000.
The chapter will host the quarterly Chattanooga Area Council ESA meeting/supper on March 18 at First Christian Church. Other plans include volunteering at the Walk4Hearing on May 11, selling pies during the annual softball tournament to support the Komen Walk, and attending ESA State Convention in Pigeon Forge during April.
For more information about or to become involved with ESA, call 266-5215 or see the ESA website at http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org
Phyllis Horten, right, presents Wanda Collins with the outstanding member award for 2012-2013.