UPDATE: The convention has been offered more space by the hotel. They will also match those wanting to go with those who have to cancel. Call the office and ask for Melissa at 816-444-6800.
The convention rate for members and female guests is $300. The rate for male guests is $200 (they will have all meals with members except for the continental breakfast on Friday and the brunch on Saturday). Bus transportation and tours of the International office are included in the fee. Additional tours to historic, shopping and entertainment destinations may be available on a “pick and pay” basis.
Laura Ross Wingfield posted in Beta Sigma Phi 85th Anniversary International Convention – 12 February 11:29
We are nearing 1200 registered, we can only take 1500 so we are taking down both the on line registration link and the printable form, we are asking that you call to do your registration deposit at this time so we don’t take them if we don’t have a place for you. It will be a bit more trouble depending on how fast folks call in, but we do NOT want to take it and then have to go back and tell you sorry, we are full. The Sheraton still has not given us the info to make reservations there, but we hope shortly and we’ll alert you. We have reserved 200 rooms so far so that should cover it but we will increase it again if need be. If you want to book nights before and or after the convention dates themselves, you will have to call the phone number they will give us or email them as the general reservation line will tell you those dates are full, they are not, that’s just how they are handling it. Sorry, I think it’s dumb but I don’t run the hotels. I never thought I’d have to warn you to get on it if you really wanted to come, but I think I need to. If you call and cannot get through to the right folks, we’ll do all we can to get it done for you.
Laura Ross Wingfield – 13 February 14:19
WooHoo we have a link for the Sheraton if you only want the convention nights, it is www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/BetaSigmaPhiInternational2016overflow
If you need rooms before or after the convention dates, please email this email, email@example.com They said: Please ask them to include their name, phone number, dates they would like to book, and if they are interested in upgraded options. Our reservation team will get back to them from 8-5pm Monday through Friday. So you should be able to make reservations with the Sheraton now.
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TGIW – Thank Goodness It’s Wednesday
117 Centrepointe Drive, 613.695.2800., Nepean, ON (map)
This is our annual TGIWednesday, just a fun get together for dinner at the Royal Oak, Centrepointe. Come out and meet with BSP members and visitors, and those interested in getting together over the summer. 🙂 (Many chapters don’t meet between May and September.)
Please RSVP at our Meetup site, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
Our new executive was chosen on May 14, 2015 at our Annual General Meeting. Officers are:
We look forward to another great year! Thanks to all who served this year. 🙂
Visit us in Booth 700, at The National Women’s Show:
- Shaw Centre (formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre, downtown)
- 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
- Saturday, April 11, 10am – 6pm
- Sunday, April 12, 10am – 5pm
Meet members of Beta Sigma Phi, learn about our organization, members and activities 🙂
Admission Discount – click for your coupon
Expand and get to know your Beta Sigma Phi family tree! Founder’s Day will help you!
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: Cocktails 5:30pm, Dinner 6pm
Place: Centurion Centre, 170 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, ON K2E 7J5
Who’s invited: All current members, all past members, and any ladies who may be interested in becoming sisters
Table format: Following a number of negative responses regarding Xi Chi’s plan to divide the sorority chapters up at Founder’s Day, we have decided to abandon this idea.
The chapters will be seated together. Smaller chapters will be seated with each other or they will be seated with the overflow of bigger chapters.
• Atlantic Salmon
• Chicken Kiev
• Vegetable Ragout Strudel
• Special requests (gluten-free, allergies – please specify)
Cost: $40.00 per person
We look forward to seeing you there!
Founder’s Day Explanation Sheet Founder’s Day Sign-up Sheet (replaces tickets)
Laugh the Winter Blues Away
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 8:30pm
Place: Absolute Comedy, 412 Preston Street
Price: $10, payable in advance Click for Poster
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Brought to you by the Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
in support of
Come out to a fun social event organized by BSP Ottawa for members and those interested in finding out more about us.
Our Winterlude event is taking place at Confederation Park (Elgin St) on Friday, February 6, at 7pm.
A Chinese New Year Lunch (previously a dinner event) is on Saturday, February 7th at Panda Gardens in Kanata. Please come for 11:30 am. The address is 420 Hazeldean Rd, at Carbrooke. The restaurant is located at the west end of the strip mall.
Please RSVP to Council 1VP Julie at email@example.com to let her know if you’re able to make either/both events. You may also RSVP at our Meetup site at
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Place: Bells Corners United Church
3955 Old Richmond Road at Moodie Drive, Ottawa, ON K2H 5C5
Tired from the Christmas season? Want to go away on a vacation but feeling broke after New Years? Why not escape for one night and go to a Hawaiian Luau? Enjoy a night of heat, pineapples, coconuts and lots of Lei’s around you. This a girls only event and it’s free! Members and guests / anyone interested in BSP Ottawa welcome. 🙂
We encourage attendees to wear bright coloured tops, and loose fitting clothing.
Please RSVP at our Meetup site:
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Gift Department 10% Off Sale!
It’s that time again—in January and February, all items from International’s Gift Department are 10% off. It’s the perfect time to shop! Also, don’t forget about new officer pins, a new silver key with jeweled Greek-letter pendant, theRhinestone Beta Sigma Phi pin, and a lovely bracelet from Cause Jewelry International. See the August issue of The Torch for the full gift catalog, or order online or call 1-800-821-3989.
August 2016 International Convention Update
If you plan to attend the 2016 International Convention. Remember, you must have a full $100 deposit by February 15, 2015, or we can’t guarantee your attendance. But you can reserve a spot immediately by putting down at least $20 in the meantime, provided you complete the full deposit by February 15.
You must have your FULL convention registration fee payment of $300 ($200 for male guests, see below) to International by August 1, 2015. You also need to make a room reservation with the Westin Crown Center as soon as possible to get our special room rate and the type of room you prefer.
To recap convention news, it’s happening August 4-7 in Kansas City. Rate for members and female guests is $300. The rate for male guests is $200 (they’ll have meals with members except for Friday breakfast and Saturday brunch). To see all updated International Convention information and access all links currently available on our website Click here (BSP International website).