Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bowling for Babies: Sigma Mu Zeta Style

"Sigma Mu Zeta knows how to have fun, but this month we raised money for a good cause while showing off our bowling skills.  One of our national partnerships is with March of Dimes, which assist in educating mothers and families on how to prevent premature births as well as promote healthy choices when are presented with these complications. 

Sigma Mu Zeta  collaborated with Stars and Strikes of Stone Mountain, Georgia to benefit this cause by hosting a fun bowling social event where the proceeds benefited March of Dimes. As we bowled and chatted over good food and beverages, our door cost and bowling games monetarily contributed to our national cause. We also helped to contribute to ongoing research and facilities that help families in this situation. Members were responsible for promoting and selling tickets to friends and families.  Those that bowled accomplished unique and high scores and were awarded special prizes and treats. 

We reached a goal of approximately $1400 dollars. This is an annual event that we hope will get larger as we move forward."

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Rho Epsilon Zeta Celebrates

Rho Epsilon Zeta Honors Chapter Soror – Norayi Mace
On November 17, 2015-World Prematurity Awareness Day, the Ladies of Rho Epsilon Zeta wore light purple ribbons in honor of our Soror, Norayi Mace, who gave birth 6 weeks early to twin boys on September 4, 2015.

Azir Landon - 4 lbs. 12oz.
Aaron Lazaro - 4 lbs. 11 oz.

Rho Epsilon Zeta Honors Chapter Soror – Cutia Blunt
On November 17, 2015-World Prematurity Awareness Day, the Ladies of Rho Epsilon Zeta wore white ribbons in honor of our Soror, Cutia Blunt, who suffered pregnancy loss of twin girls on September 26, 2015.

Rho Epsilon Zeta Brings Prematurity Awareness to Eagles Nest Church
On November 29, 2015, the Ladies of Rho Epsilon Zeta attended Sunday worship service at Eagles Nest Church in Roswell, Georgia. Prematurity Awareness literature as well as March of Dimes fan were distributed to the members and guests in attendance.

KIZ Loves our "Red, White, and Blue"

Attention. Present ARMS. Salute. Zeta Phi Beta takes great pride in its Military Sorors. President Wright believes that military sorors sacrifice a great deal to do what they do for this country and still have time for Zeta and Kappa Iota Zeta (KIZ) Chapter agrees. We salute KIZ’s military sorors:  Dr. Lynea Laws (Veteran), Regina McClaurin (Retired Veteran), Charone Smith (Veteran), and Marjorie Wilson (Veteran). We would also like to take a moment to recognize KIZ chapter member and recipient of the Southeastern Region Military Soror of the Year award, Soror IrisEllena Calder.

Soror Calder is a retired Army Veteran who joined Zeta in 2006 and has held membership in Pi Eta Zeta Chapter, Seoul, Korea; Chi Pi Zeta Chapter, Hinesville, Georgia; and currently Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter, Atlanta, Georgia. Her military training has proved to be an asset to Zeta through her service as a former Treasurer, and currently as a member of the National Military Advisory Board, a Life Members and Zeta Doves Committee Chair, and as an escort to a Zeta Past International President.

Through her work on the National Military Advisory Board, Soror Calder would like to see Zeta consider a discounted conference registration for overseas military sorors to help them save money on travel costs and encourage participation. However, she knows Military Zetas will make a way to keep Zeta thriving. After all, Military Zetas fully understand the concept of being dedicated to a mission.

Zeta Phi Beta is leading the way in becoming a voice that engages, inspires and empowers women in military families to successfully transition from military service to civic and community leadership through our support of Women Veterans Rock and our Military Veteran’s week observances.     

Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter Partners With Zion Hill Community Development Corp.

Bringing A New Stork's Nest Program to the Metro Atlanta Area

KIZ and Zion Hill Reps sign lease agreement
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter (KIZ), in partnership with the Zion Hill Community Development Corporation, has secured a location for the chapter's new Stork's Nest initiative. KIZ will work closely with community partners to bring educational classes about the importance of prenatal care to local expectant mothers. Upon completion of the curriculum, participants will be able to use a points system to shop for newborn items in the Stork’s Nest Store.  “The time for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter to open up a Stork’s Nest in the East Point, Georgia community is now,” says Shannon McGuire-Lee, KIZ Chapter President. “Although progress has been made in terms of reducing the infant mortality rate, there is still work to be done.”

“Zion Hill Community Development Corporation is excited to join Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and the March of Dimes Foundation,” explains Angela Brown, Executive Director of Zion Hill Community Development Corporation. “Our involvement with the Stork’s Nest Program will have a wonderful impact on the South Fulton community.” The KIZ Stork’s Nest project is led by Tara Lockett, Stork’s Nest Committee Chairperson. “Launching a Stork’s Nest program in metro Atlanta is special because it allows us to build upon the rich history started by Zeta Member Evelyn Brown, who was the originator of the program,” notes Ms. Lockett. “Also, we personally know Ms. Brown, so one of our goals is to have a Nest that will make her proud.”

For more information or to donate to the KIZ Stork’s Nest Initiative, contact

Soror Rosalind DuPass from Epsilon Eta Zeta

Soror DuPass is a Speech Language Pathologist with the Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Ga. from Epsilon Eta Zeta Chapter. Soror DuPass started running several years ago while in the United States Air Force stationed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey. She was inspired by friends to start running again three years ago. In 2012, she joined Black Girls Run and has since completed several 5Ks, 10Ks and one half marathon.  At age 59, Soror DuPass recently completed a 10K in the 4th Annual Trenton Half Marathon. She’ll be adding the Hot Chocolate Atlanta15K to the count on January 24, 2016.

“My running life started from wanting to do something to become healthy and fit. I have several mantras to keep me focused: If it’s to be, it’s up to me; I can do this!  Just keep moving, don’t stop! I set one goal before any race and that is to cross the finish line.”

Pi Nu Zeta Chapter Sponsored Project Stand Up Stand Down

The Pi Nu Zeta Chapter in Milledgeville, GA sponsored toiletry items for Project Stand Up Stand Down.  The event was hosted by with the National Guard, Local American Legion and to took place on November 14 at the Milledgeville National Guard off of Highway 49.

This event catered to homeless and unemployed veterans from around the Milledgeville-Baldwin County area and surrounding counties.  Veterans were able to get free hair cuts, flu shots, legal advise regarding benefits, clothing items for interviews and toiletry items.  The Pi Nu Zeta chapter volunteered their time and lots of toiletry items for this event.

For additional questions/information contact, Soror Stacey Milner at

Rho Xi Zeta Chapter promoting Scholarship at Turner Chapel College Fair

The members of Remarkable Rho Xi Zeta Chapter participated in a 6th Annual College Fair hosted by Turner Chapel AME Church on October 24th. Rho Xi Zeta’s table highlighted their participation in the local community including awards and recognition. The chapter used this as a time to launch the application requirements and deadline for its Five Pearls Scholarship. The Five Pearls scholarship is awarded annually to graduating seniors, in the form of a check to help defray to cost of books. The Archonettes of Rho Xi Zeta were also in attendance to expose them to college and financial aid opportunities.

The purpose of the fair was to allow students to receive information on the various colleges including admission requirements and offerings. Additionally, attendees were received information on the application process, financial aid options and financial aid planning. Most important for attending high school seniors, there were scholarship and admission offers.

The 6th Annual College Fair is part of the Education Ministry of Turner Chapel AME Church, with over 50 colleges in attendance. The event also attended by private organizations and all branches of the US Armed Forces.

Remarkable Rho Xi Zeta Feeds the Hungry

The women of Rho Xi Zeta recently spent a few hours on a Saturday morning to assist with serving meals to the hungry, at St. Francis Table. An outreach of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, St. Francis Table offers soup, sandwich as well as hot and cold beverages to those who are hungry.  The women of Rho Xi Zeta Chapter assisted with service and also offered a donation of socks to the donation center of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The St. Francis Table began April 1982 in response the need for Saturday food program for the hungry. Many churches in Atlanta offered food programs during the week, but none offered food services on Saturday.  St. Francis Table now serves over 500 people every Saturday. Some of organization prepare and donate sandwiches, volunteers also prepare sandwiches on site to ensure each person receives a meal.  Organizations including parishes, religious denominations, colleges, high schools and companies participate food preparation. St. Francis Table is one of many Parish Outreach programs of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to include, daily Morning Sandwich Ministry which offers breakfast to those in need; food pantry, night shelter, and Thanksgiving food baskets. For more information on how to donate or volunteer see contact the Shrine Office at (404) 521-1866 or visit the Parish Outreach section of their website at

Thursday, November 19, 2015

To the GREAT State of Georgia: YOU ARE AWESOME!

A Thank You to Sigma Mu Zeta

MedShare wants to take a moment to let you know how thankful we are for having Sigma Mu Zeta as a volunteer. Here is what you've helped us to do lately!

During the month of October we were able to pack 7,273 boxes which had a combined weight of 83,491 pounds. We shipped a one 40-foot container from MedShare's Southeast Distribution Center to Meskine Cameroon, in collaboration with, the Medical Centers of West Africa.

This container carried many life-saving supplies and equipment that you helped us to prepare. Surgical instruments, Operating Room towels, crutches, orthopedic splints, and lap sponges were just a few of the products that were most needed in their hospital. These materials were used to help care for victims affected by conflict in the area.

It's through your continued support that we are able to make such an impact in hospitals just like this one. MedShare thanks you for your generosity and dedication to help fulfill our mission. We hope that you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Rho Epsilon Zeta: Promoting the Principles of Zeta

Rho Epsilon Zeta: Promoting the First Principle – Scholarship
The Cathedral at Turner Chapel AME Church – College Fair
The Ladies of Rho Epsilon Zeta Chapter participated in the Annual College Fair hosted by Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, Georgia on October 24, 2015. Applications for the Louquender Robinson Memorial Scholarship were distributed to high school seniors who reside in Cherokee, Cobb, Gwinnett, North Fulton and Paulding Counties. Soror Robinson became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. through the Omega chapter on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in the spring of 1997. In 1999, she became a Charter member of Rho Epsilon Zeta chapter was an active member until her death. Her love of education prompted Rho Epsilon Zeta to offer a scholarship in her memory.

To experience this event, please visit our YouTube channel RhoEpsilonZetaTV and view the video “RHO EPSILON ZETA @ 2015 TURNER CHAPEL COLLEGE FAIR”.

Rho Epsilon Zeta: Promoting the First Principle – Scholarship
The Scholarship Academy – College Fair at Atlanta City Hall
Scholarship applications were distributed at the Annual College Fair hosted by The Scholarship Academy held at Atlanta City Hall on November 4, 2015. Rho Epsilon Zeta attended as a member representative of the Cobb County NPHC along with the Marietta-Roswell Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Rho Epsilon Zeta: Promoting the First Principle – Scholarship
Dining with a Purpose – Chili’s Give Back Night
On Monday, November 9, 2015, Rho Epsilon Zeta participated in a “dining to donate” event at Chili’s restaurant in Austell, Georgia. Chili’s Give Back Night supports the community by giving back to not-for-profit organizations. Participating organizations will receive 10% of the sales from dining guests when the event voucher is presented. A portion of the proceeds will support the Louquender Robinson Memorial Scholarship.

To experience this event, please visit our YouTube channel RhoEpsilonZetaTV and view the video “Chili’s Giveback Night Rho Epsilon Zeta”.

Rho Epsilon Zeta: Promoting the Second Principle – Service
Statewide Day of Service – Anderson Mill Health and Rehabilitation Center
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – State of Georgia chapters participated in a Statewide Day of Service on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The Ladies of Rho Epsilon Zeta visited with the residents of Anderson Mill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Austell, Georgia.

To experience this event, please visit our YouTube channel RhoEpsilonZetaTV and view the video “2015 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Inc. Rho Epsilon Zeta Statewide Day of Service”.

There is Hope beyond Depression – Remove the Mask, Remove the Stigma

In recognition of depression awareness month, Phi Omicron Zeta Chapter sponsored its first Depression Awareness seminar. The seminar was held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Rockdale Medical Center. The presenter was one of the chapter’s own, Soror Tequilla Pittman.  She is a licensed clinical social worker, who has practiced in the field of mental health for several years. The seminar was well attended by Sorors, Amicae, Archonettes, Amicettes and the public.

The seminar covered specific types of depression, to include the effects, signs, symptoms and different treatment options. Soror Tequilla Pitman provided interactive tools such as “Depression Bingo” to engage the audience and enable them the opportunity to ask questions. Several individuals shared personal testimonies about loved ones who suffered from depression and one that committed suicide due the seriousness of this illness.

A survey was given at the end and some of the feedback is listed below:
What did you like most about the presentation?
  •          “It was well put together and made me understand depression way         better.”
  •          “Her music was exciting for the younger crowd and she was                   entertaining”
  •          “The signs of depression & that it is hereditary ”
  •          “She made it easy to understand and also spoke very clearly and             efficiently”
  •          “I like the speaker and she really engaged in our questions”

As this chapter continues to do the work of Zeta, it is their hope to continue to Help Other People Excel. 

Xi Xi Zeta Chapter - Zeta Day of Service

Xi Xi Zeta Chapter

The Xi Xi Zeta Chapter of Lithonia, GA participated in Zeta Day of Service by serving at THRIVE Christian Academy, the chapter’s adopted school. The Zeta Day of Service began with a prayer and
a school filled with laughter and enjoyment while displaying the finest principles of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. organization. It was “all hands on deck” as Xi Xi Zeta’s finer women cleaned restrooms, common areas, hallways, and the multipurpose room.  Classroom desks were rearranged to promote a more efficient learning environment. Assistance was provided with taking photos of books and posting online as a fundraising endeavor for the adopted school.

A little over $500 was donated through various supplies such as hand soap, paper towels, toilet tissue, cleaning supplies, and two benches for the “Thrive Creative Readers” lounge. Unfortunately, due to shipping delays the benches will be painted at a later date “Royal Blue and White.” Each bench will display a placard that reads “Donated by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Xi Xi Zeta Chapter of Lithonia, GA”.  The chapter also setup a computer lab in the multipurpose room where students will be able to engage in interactive online learning. 

Indeed, Sisterly Love, Community Service and Finer Womanhood was the epitome of this joyous and worthwhile event.  We ended with a prayer and plan to meet again at the VA Hospital, 1670 Clairmont Road, in Atlanta, Georgia to deliver toiletries to the VA Nursing Home in honor of “Military Awareness.”  We are indeed grateful to serve!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Rho Xi Zeta goes Pink for Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women are at risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), the women of the Remarkable Rho Xi Zeta Chapter joined their sorors in collecting wigs for the American Cancer Society. The Wigs for Awareness initiative of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. collects new wigs or monetary donations. The chapter designated personnel/locations for wig drop-off, and collected funds via PayPal. The proceeds of Wigs for Awareness assist women affected with appearance-related issues of breast cancer. A few of the remarkable women also participated in a “Glow the Mall Pink,” 5K fun run in Kennesaw, GA. To show their support, the chapter sported pink and blue outfits at the October Chapter meeting.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month did not exist until 1985, when the American Cancer Society collaborated with the AstraZeneca Foundation and a variety of other sponsors. Partners and sponsors included public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies. The aim was and remains the promotion of awareness of breast cancer and associated issues, primarily the importance of early detection through mammography. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, following skin cancer. It is also the second leading cause of death among women (higher rates for African American women), following lung cancer.  The good news is that the incident and death rates have stabilized over the past 10 years, but more work is needed in the area of prevention. #remarkablezetas

Monday, October 19, 2015

Xi Xi Zeta Chapter's Inaugural Scholarship Gala

Xi Xi Zeta Chapter held their Inaugural Scholarship Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta East Hotel in Lithonia, GA on September 26, 2015. 

The chapter honored three scholars in the community: India White, Jessica Hewing, and Dexter Deontae' McClanahan. The Master of Ceremonies was Rev. Stephon Ferguson and the guest speaker was Brother Rev. Dr. Emory Berry, Jr. Xi Xi Zeta’s theme this year was "Empowering Our Youth for Future Tansformations." The event was definitely a night to remember and each year hereafter, we strive to make this an on-going event in order to support the students who desire to achieve a high education.