Monday, December 1, 2014

Phi Omicron Zeta Launches Two Auxiliaries

Phi Omicron Zeta (POZ) has served Newton and Rockdale counties since March of 2008 from awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors, to offering Stork’s Nest services to adopting an Eldercare facility and a high school.

On Saturday November 15th, following the chapter meeting and a Stork’s Nest class, POZ expanded its reach even more by inducting twenty-five young ladies as Amicettes.  What an exciting day!  How precious the young ladies looked all decked out in navy and white reciting the induction information.  The ceremony concluded with each Amicette receiving a certificate, a lapel pin, a tulip bulb and their first service projects; delivering Christmas cards to the adopted Eldercare facility and planting their tulip bulbs.  A reception followed.  The Amicettes will also attend a Newton High (the adopted school) basketball game, donned in their T-shits.  A special thank you goes to the mentor chapters, Iota Eta Zeta and Alpha Alpha Kappa Zeta.

As if Saturday’s activities were not enough to fill a weekend, on Sunday November 16th following the Prematurity Awareness Program at Bethlehem Baptist Church, POZ launched an Amicae Auxiliary with five charter members.   The SE Regional Director, Dr. Felicia Scott-Strickland, lead the induction and chartering ceremonies, which was followed by officer installations and a gift-sharing reception.    

The charter members are:

President – Kathy Maddox  
Vice-President - Christine Terrell  
Secretary - Tameka Smith
Secretary Treasurer, Assistant Secretary & Chaplin - Angela Merrit 
Treasurer - Gwendolyn Penn

Their first objective is to assign an Amica to partner with the ZHOPE coordinator to help facilitate initiatives.  The Georgia State Director, Soror Shaneesa Ashford, the Immediate Past SE Regional Director, Soror Chrislyn Turner and Amicae from across Georgia and South Carolina traveled to Covington to share this special day.