Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chi Pi Zeta Celebrates Founders' Day in a Big Way

Founders' Day Celebration in Savannah, GA

Chi Pi Zeta and Sigma Brothers joined by the Delta Sigma Theta - Hinesville Alumni Chapter at Baconton Missionary Baptist Church as we fellowship for Founders’ Day church service.

Members of Chi Pi Zeta join to pack goodie bags for the MLK Jr. parade on Monday, January 21st. In efforts to promote our health initiative we provided some healthier choices this year to show our youth some alternatives to candy actually tastes good.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ZOL - Save the Date!

Theta Chi Zeta Chapter's Founders’ Day Celebration

Theta Chi Zeta Chapter of Thomasville, Georgia celebrated its Founder's Day on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 3 p.m. at St. Luke C.M.E. Church located at 305 Chatham Dr. in Thomasville, Georgia.

Soror Shaneesa N. Ashford, our State Director, was the distinguished speaker. The program opened with the audience singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing". Our chapter presented a plaque to the Family of the Year, The Rev. & Mrs. Anthony Q. Choice Family; Youth of the Year, Alexus Shalice Bazen; and Zeta of the Year, Rev. Soror J. Renee Holton, followed by the melody of Greek hymns played by Ms. Valerie A. Holton. 

Several surrounding Zeta chapters were in attendance - Tallahassee, Valdosta, Albany, and Camilla, as well as, Zeta Amicae, Zeta Doves, and other Greeks. A delicious repast was served afterwards.

Epsilon Xi Chapter Mixes it Up for Founders Day

Founders' Day is one that is very special to all members of our organization. Not only do we celebrate the foundation of our organization but we can chose to give host events, give back to the community plus many other options.

The Epsilon Xi Chapter (Georgia Southern University) chose to do a mix of it all. Early during the day of our chapter purchased a cake and gave pieces of it out to the campus to increase our image and to actually give them a small token of appreciation for supporting us. Directly following that event, we collaborated with the local Marine Recruiting Station to host a health focused Z-HOPE entitled "Health is not a choice ... But a Lifestyle." which focused on physical fitness.  Later on that night we gathered at a local steakhouse to have dinner with a couple members from our graduate chapter Iota Iota Zeta.

While this may seem like a lot, no task is too much for a Finer Woman and as women of this illustrious organization we hold that along with all of our principles near and dear to our hearts. With the passing of this day lets all continue to set the standard and blaze new paths not only in Zeta but our respective communities.

Submitted by Soror Khourtnei Ogburn

Kappa Iota Zeta Celebrated Founders' Day 2013 in a Major Way!

We started by having our Annual Chapter Retreat at Hotel Indigo on Saturday, January 12, 2013 in downtown College Park. Hotel Indigo is a new hotel in downtown College Park, which is in an area that we service. What better way to welcome a new establishment in our neighborhood than to welcome them in true Zeta style! Our retreat was a stay-cation allowing Sorors the option to stay overnight or to stay during the day activities. To celebrate our Founders' Day, we played trivia games about our illustrious organization and participated in a Founders' Day gift exchange. We also included fun sisterly bonding activities throughout the afternoon that trickled into the evening. We concluded with a wonderful breakfast in the restaurant on a gorgeous Sunday morning!

On Founders' Day, we started our day with service with our Z-HOPE Women partner, Gilgal, Inc.  Gilgal, Inc is a Christian based Women's Drug and Alcohol Recovery center in East Point. This facility is owned by a Soror and we have partnered with her since 2011. This year we were asked to donate paper products and we delivered on our commitment! We donated over $150 in paper products which is equal to over a month of useful items! Gilgal, Inc was very appreciative of our efforts, especially on Founders' Day. We spent the rest of our day celebrating with our undergraduates at Clark Atlanta University, Psi Chapter. Psi Chapter hosted a wonderful Founders' Day mixer in the CAU Art Gallery. This mixer was in conjunction with our brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, Psi Chapter at Clark Atlanta University.  This was a wonderful end to an amazing celebration of 93 years of our principles at work!

Submitted by LaNise Ollarvia

Tau Omicron Zeta Founders' Day Celebration

Left to right;  Tina Washington, Lakeya Stewart, Vanessa Singleton, Terri Wakefield-Key, Dr. Deborah Austin, Shirley Howard and Lynda Dukes

The Sorors of TOZ celebrated its Founders' Day on January 19, 2013 with some very special supporters of the chapter and by awarding its Zeta of the Year Award.  The special supporters are the spouses of some of the Sorors present.  These gentlemen are always ready and willing to help us in our endeavors.  Soror Deborah Austin, the Founders' Day Chair, planned a lovely program where each Soror played a part, from introductions to a brief history of our beloved sorority and acknowledging our “Five Pearls.”

After a delicious lunch the chapter’s Zeta of the Year Award was presented to our own Dr. Deborah W. Austin (Georgia Hall of Fame Honoree) and charter member of TOZ by our Basileus Soror Terri Wakefield-Key.
Submitted by Soror Shirley Howard

Rho Xi Zeta Chapter Presents: A Taste of Blue on Founders’ Day

The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Rho Xi Zeta Chapter held our first Annual Taste of Blue:  Feed Your Mind, Body, and Soul on January 16, 2013 at Brawner Hall in Smyrna, GA.  The purpose of this event was to honor and celebrate the founding and principles of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. The evening was filled with great music, food, vendors, and fellowship amongst sorority members and the community.
Participants had an opportunity to “feed “their mind, bodies, and souls by visiting vendors who provided demonstrations, samples, and product displays that all can help individuals start the  new year off with a positive vibe and inspiration. 
The community vendors that participated in the event ranged from local artists to health care providers including Well Star Health facilities.  Employees of Well Star set up a mini clinic that featured free health screenings to test for diabetes, cholesterol, vital signs and body mass index.  Many participants mentioned in their feedback surveys that they appreciated this because they currently did not have health insurance.  Men and women also enjoyed great art, new ways to lose weight, and great beauty secrets. All members of the divine nine were well represented and supported this wonderful event that celebrated our founder’s rich legacy of service.
Submitted by Sheila Bowers, Basileus, Rho Xi Zeta Chapter

Service, Sorority, Fraternity Celebrated at Founders' Day Brunch

Metro Atlanta Chapters of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. celebrated a joint Founders' Day with a brunch at 10 a.m. on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road in Atlanta. The Honorable Brother Carter D. Womack, 27th & 29th International President of Phi Beta Sigma was the guest speaker. The theme for the occasion is "Carrying the Torch of Brotherhood and Sisterhood."Passing the torch along to those the come after to be developed, promising, and responsible ‘servant leaders’ continues to be prevalent among the members of the fraternity and the sorority.
The organizations are unique historically because they are constitutionally bound. Through this joint observance of Founders Day, the two groups continue to demonstrate the sisterly and brotherly love that embrace a genuine and deep regard for the well-being and success of others. The program's focus was “Passing the Torch,”  that will inspire continuous positive actions in the community that foster the ideals of service, charity, scholarship, cultural activities and promote legislation for social and civic change.
Submitted by Sigma Mu Zeta Chapter

Sigma Omicron Zeta Shows the Way to Create a Memorable Founders Day!

Special Service where SOZ won a scholarship!

2013 Joint Zeta/Sigma Founders Day Brunch Emory Conference Center

Participation in MLK Parade with North Metro Pan-Hell