Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sigma Mu Zeta is dedicated to giving back!

Sigma Mu Zeta is dedicated to giving back, and as such has committed to action every month at Traditions Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lithonia, Georgia and as part of the sororities Elder Care Initiative of Z-Hope.

The chapter believes in the preservation of the facilities patients, by providing them with self-respect, inspiration, enjoyment, and personnel revitalization. It has been a joy not just for the patients but the members of the chapter who look forward to seeing those smiling faces. The centers residence also look forward to seeing those familiar Zeta faces and the spirited competition that has grown in the competitive environment since the conception of this monthly event.

The goal and success of this event is to exercise their minds, body, and spirit.  The chapter has a successful collaboration partnership with the facility, which leaves the residence looking forward to the next meeting with the members of the chapter.


KIZ Youth Auxiliaries on the Move

Kappa Iota Zeta’s Youth Auxiliaries have been busy with a lot of activities this sorority year. These girls are living in alignment with Zeta’s principles of scholarship, service, sisterhood, and finer womanhood. Just to highlight some of the activities that the young ladies are doing within Kappa Iota Zeta.
In December 2013, the Pearlettes and Kappa Iota Zeta (KIZ) members created goodie bags and stuffed items, baked cookies, and created hand written Christmas cards to distribute to the elderly at the Cosby Senior Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  In January 2014, the Pearlettes and KIZ members partnered with the Champion Kids Projects to distribute care packages to the homeless in downtown Atlanta. Lastly, Pearlette Breana Case was recognized for receiving the highest GPA for the Southeastern Region.
The Amicettes collected body care personal items and donated 20 gift bags for the seniors at the Cosby Spear Center. The girls participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Volunteer Services, and distributed 700 water bottles to those that are participating in the walk. The Amicettes participated in a dining etiquette session with KIZ and learned how to conduct themselves at a dining establishment. The girls have participated in a letter writing session and learned how to write letters properly. The girls are currently in a pen pal program with the Amicettes of Epsilon Rho Zeta from Baltimore, MD.
The Archonettes attended the Cosby Spear Senior Center with Kappa Iota Zeta and assisted with singing holiday songs, catered lunch, and provided holiday tokens to the seniors. Later, the girls attended a seminar at Paschal restaurant to talk to women in various careers in education, health care management, human resources, human services, and nursing. The girls donated $20.00 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in order to have the chapter meet their financial goal.
These young ladies are paving the way for Zeta. We look forward towards their success and leadership in the auxiliary. Continuing to train a child in the way she should go.

Tau Omicron Zeta of Hephzibah, GA Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary

Pictured from left to right:  Shirley Howard, Deanna Andrews, Michelle Harbin, Vanessa Singleton, Sylvia Thomas, Basileus Terri Key, Tina Washington, Lakeya Steward, Lynda Dukes, Sandra Tolbert,
Deborah Austin
Tau Omicron Zeta is celebrating a decade of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood on April 12, 2014.  Since receiving its charter in 2004 TOZ has consistently met the initiatives and goals set by our sorority’s leadership and is diligently working towards its chapter’s goals.  The chapter Basileus, Soror Terri Key describes TOZ as a “young but seasoned chapter.”  This is evident in the goals that were laid out at the very beginning. 
One of the goals achieved is the organizing of an Amicae Auxiliary in 2013.  The chapter has the distinction of providing Etiquette Workshops for over 500 cadets a year at the National Guard Youth Challenge Academy Fort Gordon Campus.  TOZ also has the honor of having a Georgia Hall of Fame Honoree in its membership, Dr. Deborah W. Austin. 
TOZ has its first Life Member, Soror Deanna Andrews and Soror Shirley Howard is currently serving as the Tamias-Grammateus for Georgia.  This very talented group of educators, nurses, dieticians, managers, trainers and counselors use their skills in service to the community through varies Z-HOPE projects. 
These ladies all firmly believe that when “Zeta calls, we answer one and all.”      


Soror Margaret W. Tribble to be honored at State of Georgia Leadership Conference


Congratulations to Soror Margaret W Tribble, Golden Life Member, charter member of Eta Omega Zeta, who will be honored as a Zeta Dove at the 2014 Annual State of Georgia Leadership Conference in March.

Soror Tribble is a retired educator, charter member of Eta Omega Zeta Alumnae Chapter, Co-Advisor of Chi Epsilon, University of Georgia and Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of Athens, GA.
Truly an outstanding Soror, we are so proud of her!

Eta Omega Zeta: Soror (Dr.) Katheryn B. Davis Receives "Distinguished Founders Award"

Soror (Dr.) Katheryn B. Davis received a “Distinguished Founder’s Award” from the Athens Area Human Relations Council at its 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Banquet on January 18, 2014 in Athens, GA. The theme was “M.L. King Day: Citizenship and Service in Action”.
Dr. Davis was described as “having shown a long standing commitment to human relations and social justice” and quite deserving of this prestigious award.
Professionally, Dr. Davis is an emeriti faculty at the University of Georgia; a licensed clinical social worker and owner of CMC Services.
Soror Davis is a charter member of Eta Omega Zeta; a Diamond Life Member; has served Zeta faithfully at all levels: local, state, regional, national; a co-advisor to Chi Epsilon Undergraduate Chapter and Zeta Amicae Auxiliary.
We are so proud that Soror Davis is an integral part of Zeta and the Athens community.