So again - Happy BA/I Day!
Happy Beta Alpha and Iota Day!
On this day in 1948, the Beta Alpha chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Iota chapter of Tau Beta Sigma were chartered. This was the first ever joint instillation! The brothers and sisters here at Baylor University celebrate this day just like Valentine's Day (which, of course, is also February 14th) - with love. We are recognized both at the District level and the National level for having excellent joint relations; we fundraise together, host district events (SW District Convention in 2010, most recently), and of course work hard to serve the Baylor School of Music and the Golden Wave Band!
We just received this beautiful letter from the Zeta Upsilon chapter - how thoughtful!
So again - Happy BA/I Day!
My name is Lynn, and I am the TBS Iota Treasurer!
For some quick background on me, I participated in the MEP in Spring of 2010 with the class, Serendipity. I am a junior Neuroscience major and I just love my sisters in Tau Beta. But enough about me, let’s talk treasurer!
We just recently passed the budget for this spring semester. After some cuts, we managed to fit it under the new national cap that was put in place after this past national convention. If you’re interested in seeing our budget, I’d love to share it with you! Just shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I would be happy to share! Like many of you know, we decided to cut the alumni newsletter after this past fall, which has been replaced by this blog. Emily has done just a great job keeping up with this blog, and there are always so many fun things that we are doing with it!
With the passing of budgets comes the collection of dues. Though not the most fun part of my job, it is the necessary for the functioning of our faBUlous sisterhood (forgive me for the bad pun there, but that is probably one of my favorite Baylor jokes).
As treasurer, I am the chair of the Ways and Means Committee. Usually, this just involves budgeting but this past year, we decided to use our committees more. As such, the ways and means committee has become a sort of joint committee with projects. Sara (the projects chair) and the rest of the Ways and Means Committee have had some great ideas for projects. For instance, Sara had the idea of doing a Valentines’ day fundraiser to sell cute valentines, flowers, and cards. Hopefully we’ll make some profit from it.
Thanks for reading about the exciting job of treasurer (and sorry for my lack of pictures)!
MLITB and MOTS,
Your friendly neighborhood treasurer, Lynn!
So from today, until my rest…literally…
There were five on the hand and the little one said “Roll over, roll over!”
Membership Class Order:
Nicky Arellano, Ashley Bird, Hillary Pickett, Olivia Rowland, and Kelsey Way
With my sisters I AM BEST!
the silly Sole Sisters, Membership Class of 2012
Hey everyone! The Sole Sisters, Tau Beta Sigma’s current MC class have completed week one! From memorizing the mission statement to tortilla tossing, we have had a busy week.
It has been an amazing experience! We have learned so much about Tau Beta Sigma, and took part in service at a local animal shelter called Fuzzy Friends.
We all enjoyed walking the dogs, playing with the cats, and helping give a few baths. It was such a pleasant experience that we plan on returning to fulfill our class service project.
This week we are looking forward to our trip to the Cameron Park Zoo with our MC brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi. They are a great group of five guys, whose class name is Defense Against the Dark Arts. We hope to get to know them as well as we are getting to know each other. Also, there will be a joint Super Bowl party on Sunday! What better way to watch the most important football game of the year than with our brothers and sisters? In the meantime, we continue to learn about Tau Beta Sigma and get to know the members better every day.
The Sole Sisters
Kathryn here, with an update about the “historian stufffff” that I’ve got going on! My big project this semester is to update our “family trees” so that we, especially the new members, can know our Iota genealogy. If anyone has something they want to add for that, just email me at email@example.com. Also, I’m collecting alumni stories about their time in Iota for a “memory book” of sorts, so send those too!
As historian, I’ve had the chance to look through a lot of the old scrapbooks, and I’ve had so much fun seeing the fun and sisterhood from the years past. I would like to (when my life is a little bit less hectic) start photo-archiving the old scrapbooks so that we can preserve these memories in a form that’s less likely to decay.
I hope to see alumni at our various events! I’d love to talk and find out everything about our awesome chapter’s past.