Monthly Archives: March 2014

Entertaining in the 21st Century – Sun May 4, 1-4:30pm

Ottawa Beta Sigma Phi presentsBSPyellowRose-sEntertaining in the 21st Century
Demonstrations to help you move your parties into the new century!

Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 1 to 4:30 pm
Bells Corners United Church
3955 Old Richmond Road (at Moodie), Ottawa (Nepean)

Choose from the following four demonstrations or go to them all!

1. From 1 pm to 1:45 pm: Table Art

Beta Sigma Phi Sisters are excellent cooks and bakers and
get-togethers usually feature, along with good company, food!
Why not highlight tasty treats with an elegant table?
Learn easy and quick tricks to decorating your table when
company’s coming.

2. From 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm: Mocktail Mania

Impaired driving is a deadly and persistent problem in Canada.
On average, it claims between 1,250 and 1,500 lives and causes
close to 64,000 injuries in Canada each year(1).
Many Beta Sigma Phi Sisters are mothers and grandmothers who not
only want their children and grandchildren to be safe on the road,
but want to set a good example for them.
Learn how to make delicious non-alcoholic alternatives to popular
cocktails so there will be no need for the key bowl at your next
(1) Statistics from the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Website.

3. From 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm: Scintillating centrepieces

You’ve just come home from a long day and you’re hosting a
get-together, a Beta Sigma Phi chapter meeting or social, or maybe a
casual affair with a few sisters.
You’re looking at your table and notice that it looks a little bare.
Learn how to create a unique but simple centrepiece that will dazzle
your guests and stir conversation.

4. From 3:15 to 4:00 pm: Tasty, healthy tidbits

Food, food, glorious food! One of the perks of Beta Sigma Phi!
But someone’s watching their waistline, has allergies, or health
Don’t be the host that has tons of food left over because no one can eat it.
Learn quick and easy recipes for nutritious, delicious appetizers perfect
for serving at your next get-together!

Maximum 15 guests per demonstration  Reservations in advance by Sunday, April 27  Food and beverage samples will be provided


Reminders for Thu Mar 6/14 BSP City Council meeting

Date: Thursday March 6
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive
Please bring:
  • List of Volunteers for the Women’s Show
  • List of Volunteers for the Demonstration Afternoon on May 4
  • List of Members to receive honours at Founder’s Day (Order of the Rose, Silver Circle, Golden Circle, Diamond Circle, 65-year)
  • List of pledges, transferees and reinstatements that have joined your chapters since Founder’s Day last year
  • Shoes
  • Donations to the Spa basket (please note, there will be no charge to for guests of the Women’s show to participate in the draw)
  • Bring ticket orders and money for Founder’s Day on April 26
  • Bring ticket orders and money for Xi Alpha Lambda’s Absolute Comedy Fundraiser on March 26
  • Bring in money for Preceptor Alpha Theta’s Spring Bulb fundraiser
We will be starting a search for members to participate in this year’s nominating committee. With new technologies afforded to us, this is a much easier task than it used to be. Please consider volunteering.
Finally, a reminder to all chapters: you will need to contact International to confirm if members are eligible to receive the Order of the Rose. If you do have eligible members you must request a confirmation form, have it signed by the membership and send it back to International before they will allow you to purchase the pin and the certificate. City Council is not responsible for these purchases.