Many years ago back in the 50's a young fan named Barbara Guthrie started a Betty White Fan Club. The club has remained loyal to Betty for all of these years, and was supportive throughout her career. When Barbara became Betty's secretary in 1971, the club continued with a new president, Betty's long time friend Kay Daly. Kay was a busy forth grade teacher yet found the time to run the club. Our group went beyond the usual idea of a fan club. We welcomed all ages, although most of our members were adults, our common interest being Betty and her activities particularly her work with and love for animals.
Because of her interest in animals, Betty asked the club to be animal-oriented.
In spring of 2014, I offered to help Kay continue on when running the club became overwhelming for her. I enjoyed putting together this website and blog filled with Betty's activities, animal facts, zoo fun, and more.
On November 2, 2015, Betty and Kay had decided to jointly end Bets’ Pets, as Betty would like the official club to end with Kay’s retirement as President. Below is a letter from Betty, written to our Bets' Pets club members.
I would like to personally thank all of you who have signed up for the newsletter over the past year. I especially enjoyed answering your questions and hearing your stories about meeting with, or your love for Betty.
As Betty had mentioned in her letter, she is still working and active in her charities. The website will remain up for you to enjoy. However, since the club is officially closed, we will no longer be posting Betty's activities on our blog, or sending out newsletters, or responding to emails.
Feel free to leave farewell comments or thank Kay and the rest of the club staff for all of their years of hard work and dedication.
Many thanks to our club, Betty, and all who have contributed material, photographs, and stories over the years to help make this website possible.
Again, thank you for your love and devotion to our favorite actress, Betty White.
Much love to all of you.
Bets Pets-Website, Blog