To all the women in the audience. Recently I had the honor of being selected as City Sponsor for Beta Sigma Phi. In return I would like to praise their work in our community and their countless acts of service and charity worldwide. At Beta Sigma Phi they live by the creed that the only right we have is the right to be useful, to be kind and friendly and helpful to our fellow beings and renounce selfishness.
The first great lesson of their sisterhood is love-that love which makes us slow to expose a fault, and eager to find and believe the true and the good. Pledging oneself to beauty and loveliness, learning that the essence of true beauty is truth itself.
Philosophies that we all can adopt, to be sure, and tempered with the virtues of courage, vision, humility, loyalty, friendship and service are standards worthy of our best aspirations.
It has been an honor to be associated with an organization that holds to such high values and I look forward to seeing the great things they do for our community and beyond. If you would like more information regarding local Beta Sigma Phi chapters, please visit www.betasigmaphi.org. Youll be glad you did!