What is the BETA CLUB?
The National Beta Club is an honor organization that recognizes outstanding academic achievement, promotes strong moral character and social responsibility, encourages service to others, fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for you to develop strong interpersonal skills. The SHS chapter is a fairly active organization, and we are always looking for ways to assist in the community.
Who qualifies for membership in the SHS BETA CLUB?
High school students with a grade point average of 3.3, who also exemplify strong character and have maintained role model behavior throughout the last school year, are eligible to apply for membership in the Sulphur High Beta Club.
What are the requirements of membership?
To be considered an active member and to be eligible for rewards at the end of the school year:
- Each member must attend at least two-thirds of our monthly meetings. Meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of the month in the main campus auditorium unless otherwise informed. Effective 2018-2019 meetings will not count as a point. Attendance will be taken at each meeting.
- Each member must complete at least 13 service points and 2 fundraising points for a total of 15 points each semester. Members must participate in at least 2 Beta sponsored activities each semester. 8 of the 13 service points must be earned through service. The 5 remaining service points may be earned through donations and/or service. Members are strongly encouraged to participate in as many projects as possible since this is the key to leadership development within our organization.
New Points Policy Effective 2018-2019
We have decreased the required number of point per semester from 20 down to 15.
Of those 20 points, at least 2 should be fundraising and 8 should be actual service activities.
Of the service activities, at least 2 should be Beta sponsored activities (a Sign Up Genius has been shared)
We are no longer viewing points as equal to an hour. Points determinations will be posted on each sign up.
We will honor service projects done outside of Beta, but the member must see a sponsor to determine the points value (not 1 point per hour).
- Fall point sheets are due December 17, 2018.
- Members who do not obtain15 points during the fall semester will be placed on probation. Those members will have until the end of the following 9 weeks (March 14, 2019) to finish up their hours. However, the member will still have to be working on the additional 15 hours required for the spring semester. Any member on probation who does not fulfill the number of hours needed will be removed from the Beta roster at the end of the probation period.
- Spring point sheets are due May 13, 2019. Senior spring point sheets are due April 19, 2019.
- Members who do not obtain15 points during the spring semester will be placed on probation and will not be allowed to renew their Beta membership in the following school year until they have fulfilled their hours for the spring semester. If a member owes hours from the spring semester, they must turn in their documentation of points needed with their Beta application in the 2019-2020 school year.
- Members who do not maintain a 3.3 GPA during any marking period of the 2018-2019 school year will be placed on academic probation. At the end of the probation period, if the member has not brought up his/her GPA, he/she will be removed from the Beta roster.
- Members are expected to demonstrate the characteristics of a Beta and be a role model to all in school and outside of school, which includes social media. If a Beta member fails to maintain the expected decorum, then he/she may be placed on probation or be immediately removed from the Beta roster depending on the severity of the issue.
What are the dues for members?
Dues of $30 are payable at the beginning of each year of membership and are used to pay for National membership and club expenses during the year, which includes participation in the State Convention (held in February at the Convention Center in Baton Rouge). We also hope to attend the National Convention, which will be held in late June in Oklahoma City, OK. You may wish to explore the National Beta Club website at www.betaclub.org to learn more about the benefits that are included in the induction fee.
How do I apply for membership?
Applications and dues may be paid at the Open House on July 31 or they can be given directly to Mrs. Sara White at the 9th Grade campus no later than September 4, 2018.