The Beta Club is a honor service club. Our motto is "Let us lead by serving others".
Interpretation of National Beta Club Emblem
The letter “B” on an ebony background surrounded by a border of gold is the most prominent feature of the emblem. This letters it the initial character of the Greek word bios, which means life.
Life is a prerequisite to growth and progress. National Beta Club stands for a full life – one governed by the highest principles. Adherences to, and promotions of, these qualities are subscribed to by all members as they take the pledge of membership. For only those qualities, which make for a full, honorable and useful life are in harmony with the organization’s ideals.
Above the letter “B” on the emblem there are three stars, which represent the spiritual side of human life in the specific traits of unselfishness, honesty, and courage. Their presence at the top of the emblem is a reminder that spiritual well-being has an important place in the ideals embodied in the organization.
Loyalty to country and the principles upon which it was founded are signified by an eagle with outspread wings, which stands below the letter “B.” All members of National Beta Club pledge themselves to “a sense of responsibility to our...nation.” The fact is recognized that such an organization as National Beta Club can exist only when one of its objectives is the promotion of our nation’s welfare. The presence of the eagle on the emblem attests to the fact that good citizenship is an indispensable part of an all-around education, and patriotism is one of National Beta Club’s primary principles.
The background of ebony on which these symbols are displayed represents the dignity, restraint, and seriousness which should attend our search for knowledge and truth.
Around the emblem there is a border of gold – the gold of friendship and brotherhood, without which life would lose much of its rich and full meaning. School days, if they are encircled with the golden bonds of friendship, can be made fruitful, for in the presence of a friend, “All things take nobler form and look beyond the earth.”
Perfection is not a human trait, but all human beings can strive for it. The wearer of National Beta Club emblem accepts the challenge of the world to contribute to the progress of mankind towards perfection by striving to live up to the ideals which are represented by National Beta Club emblem.
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