Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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