SPARTA, NJ- The Xi Beta Rho Sorority members of the local Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International donated a temporal thermometer to the Sparta Police Department on Monday.  Police Chief Neil Spidaletto and Lt. John Lamon met Marjorie Strohsahl and Kathie Maske outside the police department headquarters to accept the donation.

“We appreciate the work the Sparta Police Department does each and every day to protect us and all Sparta residents,” sorority president Maske said in a letter to the chief.  “During this time of the coronavirus pandemic, our sorority wanted to help to ensure in this small way, that you and your officers are protected.”

“These thermometers have been a useful tool to our officers, dispatchers and other employees,” Spidaletto said. “We conduct temperature checks every day for our employees.” 

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The non-academic sorority has approximately 200,000 members worldwide.  It was founded in 1931 in Kansas and has spread to every state, every Canadian province and 30 countries including Germany, Russia and Zimbabwe.

It is primarily a social and cultural organization that focuses on service both locally and internationally. 

“Just another smart precaution to take in order to remain healthy and vigilant against this virus,” Spidaletto said.  “We greatly appreciate this donation and it will be put to good use.”

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