Xi Delta Phi Sorority Sisters met April 30 for a dinner at Cleveland Country Club with other chapters of Beta Sigma Phi in attendance. The photo shows Karen Griffin, Sherry Torp, Johnell Knopp, Linda Parkinson and Margie White. Beginning its 82nd year, Beta Sigma Phi was started in the Great Depression to give women a place to make everlasting friends — "Sisters." It was founded by Walter W. Ross who had a vision to answer a need for women to come together promoting “Life, Learning and Friendship” within the organization and community. Eight-two years later, it is international.
Chattanooga’s Room in the Inn, a women and children's homeless shelter has been added to Delta Phi’s community projects. The shelter offers housing, three meals a day, life skill, parenting classes and more at no cost to the homeless.
Room in the Inn works from donations and volunteers from the community. Giving hope when there was none, Room in the Inn is open 24/7 365 days a year, they are changing lives on a daily bases.
Delta Phi has donated to another project, also — Green Coffee Beans for the Troops, a program that gives a cup of coffee to our troops deployed all over the world. Reading the emails that come back are heart warming. Giving the troops a little piece of home is wonderful to them, who sacrifice so much.
The sorority also collects soda tabs to raise money for Ronald McDonald House.