Friday, April 26, 2013

Building on the Principles of Zeta While Blazing New Paths: The State of Georgia 2013 Leadership Conference

The 2013 State of Georgia Leadership Conference was held March 1-3, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 300 attendees gathered for a weekend of information, education and fellowship.

Dignitaries in attendance included national officers International President Mary Breaux Wright; 20th International President Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte; National First Vice President Scarlet H. Black; Southeastern Regional Director Dr. Felicia Scott-Strickland; and National Graduate Member at Large Patricia Jones. Also attending were a host of National, Regional and State Elected and Appointed Officers.

The theme of the weekend focused on Organizational Management. Workshops included Managing Chapter Expectations; Managing Your Personal and Professional Brand; Managing Chapter Finances and Managing Chapter/Auxiliary Programming. In addition, an auxiliary management workshop was held for the Amicae.

Zetas and Amicae, including International President Mary Breaux Wright, warm up for Zumba with the Seniors as part of the State of Georgia's service project during the 2013 Leadership Conference.

State Director Shaneesa Ashford inducts Soror Debra Booker of Chi Pi Zeta Chapter into the State of Georgia Hall of Fame.
The State also focused on President Wright’s Elder Care initiative by hosting a service project at the Northside Shepard Senior Center and through monetary and item donations for Meals on Wheels Atlanta. Chapters and auxiliaries across the state donated more than $1,000 and 350 items.

In addition, the State honored chapters and members for their hard work and dedication, and elected new officers to the board. Congratulations to the following Sorors and chapters for their outstanding efforts:

Hall of Fame Inductees
Soror Debra Booker – Chi Pi Zeta Chapter, Hinesville
Dr. Robbie Latimore – Omicron Alpha Zeta, Americus

Chapters of the Year
Epsilon Xi – Georgia Southern University
Chi Pi Zeta – Hinesville
Psi Rho Zeta – Forsyth
Kappa Iota Zeta – Atlanta

Top Z-HOPE Chapters
Kappa Iota Zeta – Atlanta
Sigma Mu Zeta – Stone Mountain
Chi Pi Zeta – Hinesville
Mu Mu – Georgia Southwestern State University
Omicron Nu – University of West Georgia

Top Z-HOPE Auxiliary
Amicae of Cuthbert

Top March of Dimes Fundraising Chapter
Kappa Iota Zeta – Atlanta

Top March of Dimes Fundraiser
Soror Lois McKellar, Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter

Undergraduate Advisor of the Year
Soror Tjazha Mahani
Advisor to Beta Iota Chapter, Spelman College

Highest Individual GPA
Soror Christina Cross
Alpha Tau Chapter, Emory University

Highest Chapter GPA
Beta Iota Chapter, Spelman College

Undergraduate Program of the Year
Z.A.D. (Zetas Against Drugs)
Sigma Rho Chapter, Augusta State University

Elected Officers
Assistant Secretary – Soror Tammy Parker
Financial Secretary – Soror Shirley Howard
Parliamentarian – Soror Vicki Pearson
Newsletter Editor – Soror Deborah Ayoade