3. Can the recommendation come from a teacher or a community member? Both of those options are acceptable. Recommendations can also come from coaches, religious leaders, and even work placement supervisors. The recommendation just needs to come from someone outside of your family who knows your child well and can speak to their character.
4. This process has changed quite a bit since my older child was a member. Yes, in an effort to more closely align with Beta Club standards and protocols our club now follows new guidelines.
5. Could we organize a small group of kids and pick up trash in town for community service? And if that would be acceptable, can a parent sign the service form or do we need to organize that through an actual organization in town? It is up to you if you wish to hold such an event. My hope would be that you focus on adhering to the state guidelines for safety during COVID. Neither I nor Beta are responsible for the choices of our members and parents outside of Beta sponsored events. As a gathering, you may not use the Beta name or emblem. There are a number of suggestions listed on the Beta blog for community service at a distance. A parent signature is fine for any of these options.