The Preceptor Sigma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi learned about a national group that is helping women in Cambodia avoid the horrors of human trafficking at the Dec. 8 meeting.

The Preceptor Sigma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi learned about a national group that is helping women in Cambodia avoid the horrors of human trafficking at the Dec. 8 meeting.

Williams County resident Elizabeth Derico represents Center for Global Impact, a ministry that helps women earn a “living wage” ($1.25 per day in Cambodia).

When a woman has consistent employment she is less vulnerable to human trafficking, Derico said.

The ministry’s goal is to present the Gospel, provide vocational and life skills training as well as employment. The women make boutique-style clothing and handbags which are marketed in the United States with all money returned to the project.

Derico displayed a large selection of items for sale. The meeting was hosted by Noreen Piechocki.

Chapter members Paula Kline, Marcy Rosendaul and Bonnie Slough participated in “Santa Calling.”

The chapter will be adopting a Bryan family for Christmas and providing gifts for residents at Parkview Nursing Center in Edgerton.

Flower cards are still available at Artisan Floral and Gifts Boutique in Bryan or from sorority members. The cost this month is $29. A card entitles the purchaser to a small bouquet each month from Artisans through September 2017. This is the chapter’s main annual fundraiser.

The next meeting “A Merry Christmas Surprise” will be Dec. 19 hosted by by Bonnie Slough. This year’s secret sisters will be revealed.