Honored For 60 Years In Beta Sigma Phi
Xi Eta Lambda, Mc- Connellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, honored Donna Sain of McConnellsburg on Tuesday, May14, with the Diamond Circle Ritual symbolizing 60 years of membership in Beta Sigma Phi. Beta Sigma Phi is an international women’s social, cultural and service organization.
Sain worked for the Veterans Administration in Fargo, N.D., where she joined Beta Sigma Phi when she was 27 years old. She later moved to a job with the Department of Agriculture in 1955 in Minneapolis, Minn., and at one time saw the founder of Beta Sigma Phi, Walter Ross, when he was touring the area. She then moved on to work in Washington, D.C. Donna said, “I wasn’t worried about moving because I knew I would have friends in sorority.” She also stated that she wouldn’t have progressed in her career if it wouldn’t have been for sorority.
While in D.C. she met and married her husband, Charles “Bud” Sain, and one of her sorority sisters served as her maid of honor.
Sain then joined a sorority in Maryland, close to her home. She and her husband bought a cabin in Pennsylvania in 1964, had a son in 1967, and later moved to Pennsylvania in 1976.
Sain was instrumental in starting the McConnellsburg chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in 1980. Along with her membership in sorority, she has been active in Garden Club, Green Hill Sewing Club, Fulton County Library, Fulton County Fair Board, Friends of the Library and St. Paul Lutheran Church women’s group.