CLEVELAND, OH--Beta Iota chapter had 6 active members in the Fall 2016 semester. Frida Etchell graduated in December, meaning that the chapter currently has 5 active members. They did not initiate any new members this semester. Members majors include: Graphic Design, Double Major in Music Performance and Music Composition, Communication/ Film, Psychology, and Special Education. Phi Beta's Vice President of Collegiates, Angela Kadow, has been active attending chapter meetings and giving advice on how to make our chapter stand out on campus. She organized a Make Your Own Pusheen night, in which current and alumni members created Pusheen cats out of clay. The chapter President Kaelyn Moore, created a Beta Iota team for the Muscular Dystrophy Walk at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The walk took place in July of 2016.
The chapter participated in many social events this semester, both on and off campus. They had a chapter movie and game nights, both of which doubled as a recruitment events. They attended Pi Alpha Sigma's Christmas Party (Cleveland Alumni Chapter), hosted by Pi Alpha Sigma President Ann Marie Hardulak. Ann Marie and her husband Tom prepared a delicious dinner and Pi Alpha Sigma members accentuated it with side dishes such as Lucy's delicious potato pirogies. After the sumptuous feast, Angela and Eli entertained us with multi-disciplinary music performances. Angela played a flute piece inspired by Beta Iota member Frida's Drawing and Eli played a piano piece he composed inspired by photos of Lighthouses. They ended the semester with a chapter Christmas Party, which included Christmas craft activities, food, games, and a reprise performance Angela's flute composition inspired by Frida's Drawing.