Cost of Living Average cost of a new house: $ 279,900.00 Average income per year $ 42,693.00 Gas per gallon $ 3.54 Popular Culture TV shows: Downton Abbey; Dancing with the Stars Films: Life of Pi; Les Miserables; Lincoln Events Boston Marathon bombings, ricin-laced letters, the Texas fertilizer plant explosion were headline news.
Riki Joiner, the daughter of Jamie and Donna Joiner and a senior at Upson-Lee High School, received the Margaret Johnson scholarship on May 2. Supporting early career educators is a key project for the chapter.
Cost of Living Average cost of a new house: $ 246,300.00 Average income per year $ 45,016.00 Gas per gallon $ 1.83 Popular Culture TV shows: NCIS; Cold Case Films: Finding Nemo; Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Events U.S. Department of Homeland Security begins operations. Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas.
The 75 th anniversary of DKG celebration in Psi State included recognitions of 27 Beta Gamma members. Mary Braddy battled cancer. Mary Long entertained the group with her story telling at the meeting in Pine Mountain.
Cost of Living Average cost of a new house: $ 113,200.00 Average income per year $ 31,230.00 Gas per gallon $ 1.16 Popular Culture TV shows: The X Files; Friends Films: Mrs. Doubtfire; Jurassic Park Events First human embryo is cloned. First Beanie Babies are sold. Severe blizzard strikes eastern U.S. Islamic fundamentalists bomb World Trade Center.
Lydia Johnson talked about her study trip to England at the February meeting at Greenville UMC. The April meeting at Atwater Manna in Thomaston included a visit from Jean Barber, Psi State president.
Anne Threadgill represented Beta Gamma at the Psi State Convention in Atlanta in May. Lucy Adair, charter member, died May 24. Kristen Hoffman received a scholarship from Beta Gamma to study at Mercer University.
Cost of Living Average cost of a new house: $ 82,600.00 Average income per year $ 21,070.00 Gas per gallon $ 1.24 Popular Culture TV shows: Golden Girls; Cheers Films: Tootsie; Yentl; Star Wars VI Events Internet is created. Motorola introduces first mobile phones. Microsoft Word is first released.
Rhonda Kay Hester of Manchester received the Beta Gamma Scholarship. Mary Braddy was in charge of the February meeting in Thomaston. Psi State Convention was held at Pineisle, Stouffer's Resort Hotel in Buford.
The Pilot Club of Manchester-Warm Springs held Civic Night in honor of Georgia's 250th birthday. Beta Gamma was represented by Myrtle Lawhon, Mae Russell, Elva Thompson and Anne Threadgill. Manchester members were hostesses for the October 8 meeting.
Cost of Living Average cost of a new house: $ 32,500.00 Average income per year $ 12,900.00 Gas per gallon $ 0.40 Popular Culture TV shows: M*A*S*H; The Waltons Films: The Exorcist; Paper Moon; The Sting Events U.S. troops withdrawn from Vietnam. World Trade Center in NY is tallest building in the world.
Miss Marjorie Montgomery of Beta Gamma was among those memorialized at the 1973 state meeting at the DeSoto Hilton in Savannah. "Culture in Changing Times – Youth and Drugs" was the topic for the program at the March 10 meeting in Greenville.
The April 28 meeting was held at Hamilton Hall Restaurant in Hamilton. At the Keefer Room of the Pine Mountain Regional Library in Manchester on December 1, new members were inducted – Melba Belcher, Hazel Clark, Barbara Corley, Willie Fish, Carolyn Kilby and Evelyn Sheets.
Cost of Living Average cost of a new house: $ 12,650.00 Average income per year $ 5,807.00 Gas per gallon $ 0.29 Popular Culture TV shows: Andy Griffith Show; Mister Ed Films: Cleopatra; To Kill a Mockingbird Events President Kennedy was assassinated. Touch tone phones introduced; zip codes implemented.
Beta Gamma Chapter is organized with 14 charter members. Lucy Adair Ophelia Alsobrook Sara Estes Pauline Hall Josephine Jarrell Margaret Johnson Myrtle Lawhon Mary Mitcham Gladys Newton Regina Pinkston Elva Thompson Bess Underwood Frances Williams Patricia Yeager
Miss Eva Gardner met with members of Beta Gamma for a program planning meeting. Ophelia Alsobrook was installed as the first chapter president, serving until 1966.
Other officers were Regina Pinkston, first vice- president; Bess Underwood, second vice- president; Elva Thompson, recording secretary; Myrtle Lawhon, corresponding secretary; Mary Mitcham, treasurer; and Josephine Jarrell, parliamentarian.
Patricia Yeager began the very first scrapbook. Gladys Newton was chairman of the first hostess committee. Serving with her were Josephine Jarrell and Frances Williams.
Current members reflect on the lives of our charter members. 50 years of Beta Gamma A rich heritage A dynamic present A promising future