The eight members of Beta Sigma Phi in Marceline, realizing their chapter was in danger of disbanding due to lack of new members, decided to discontinue their association with International. However, wanting to keep in touch with good friends, these girls formed a new organization. After much discussion, many meetings and grateful help from their two sponsors, the “Sans Souci Sorority” was born in September, 1961.
Charter members of Sans Souci Sorority are Bonnie Abeln, Helen Fadler, Trudy Floray, Sondra Lake, Margaret Level!, Pat Powell, Harlene Stanley, Maxine Smith, and sponsors – Thelma Cruze and Fleeta Rodgers.
The motto of this organization is “Bon Vita”; flower, the “Mum”; and colors, bronze and white. The opening Ode of Sans Souci was written by sponsor, Fleeta Rodgers.
Sans Souci is a cultural and social organization. The past president is Bonnie Abeln; the present president is Maxine Smith.
This organization now has 18 members and two sponsors.