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September 22, 23, & 24, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton
6301 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057

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We are excited to welcome you to
the 2017 New York State Convention for Beta Sigma Phi

Our theme is “High School Reunion” and we will celebrate several decades of music that we hope will trigger fond memories.

Bring your prom dress and your dancing shoes. Our professional dancers will entertain and demonstrate several iconic dances. Then we can all join in and step to the music, shake your bootie, get your groove on!

It’s Beta Sigma Phi High for all decades!

  • Thursday night we will welcome sisters with a casual reception in the Chairwoman’s suite with some light refreshments. Pick up your registration packets early.

  • Friday afternoon registration begins. Pick up your nametags and welcome packets in the lobby beginning at noon. We will have a Ways and Means Room for chapters, councils, and convention committees to raise funds. There will also be a hospitality room where you can meet with friends and enjoy our refreshments.

  • Friday Dinner’s theme is the Second Chance Prom. You may choose to wear your prom dress. There will be an opening ceremony followed by dinner and entertainment. A DJ will be spinning the tunes and professional dancers will demonstrate a few select dance styles.

  • Saturday morning our Hospitality room and Ways and Means room will be open before Brunch.

  • We have an interesting selection of Forums. Get active, or creative, or just listen and learn. Read the descriptions and join in the fun.

  • Brunch will be served at 11:15 AM

  • We are offering several afternoon tours. If you enjoy local color and history, we encourage you to check out the Onondaga Historical Society, offering two guided tours through exhibits, including Syracuse China. A newer museum is the Matilda Joslyn Gage house. She was a compatriot of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, though lesser known. And she was the mother-in-law of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz. If you like to enjoy Autumn in the outdoors, fresh apples, baked goods, and gift shopping, we recommend the trip to Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards. The tasting room will be open for you to try their vodka, gin, and hard cider.

  • For those remaining at the hotel, we are offering chair massages. Current price is $15 for 15 minutes, but we may have discounted group rates if enough people show interest. Sign up on the registration form, but pay at the time of the massage. Between 1 PM and 4 PM.

  • Make sure you patronize all our sisters’ Ways and Means tables and take advantage of the wonderful products and raffles. Raffle winners will be announced at dinner on Saturday evening.

  • Saturday dinner is full of fun and good food. Receive your convention theme charm, perhaps win a door prize. After dinner enjoy our two comedians. Tonight, dress as you would during your own High School years. Feel free to wear your poodle skirt, bell bottoms, cheer leading outfit, etc.

  • Sunday morning breakfast will be served buffet style. Our guest from International will speak to us and we will entertain bids from upcoming conventions.

  • After Closing Ritual, please visit the Hospitality Room for any remaining snacks to take on your journey home.

  • We are selling T-shirts that say, “What happens with Sisters, Stays with Sisters” spelled out in rhinestones on a black, scoop-necked T with ¾ length sleeves. A feminine style that runs true to size. Excellent gift idea, and can be worn for all occasions. No convention logo.

Contact: Registration Chairman Mary Ann Furtek

Mail registrations to:
115 Idlewood Blvd.
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Checks should be made payable to:
Beta Sigma Phi Syracuse Convention
Tel (315) 638-0682 Email 2017NYSreg@bspsisters.ca

Please help us spread the word of convention to all sisters & refer them to www.bspsisters.ca/2017NYS

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