Thursday, April 9, 2015

Iota Eta Zeta Gets BuZy

Spring is always a very busy time for IHZ. Its jam packed with events from January until May and this year is no different. We jumped right into our Finer Womanhood observance with a weekend full of events. First, we made our way downtown early on a Saturday morning to volunteer with our undergrads, Beta Iota, to feed the homeless at St. Francis Soup Kitchen. The following day we kicked off our celebration with a church service at Lithonia First United Methodist Church, rededication, and brunch at Gladys and Ron’s following service. Over the years, Lithonia First UMC has generously hosted our auxiliary meetings and it was a pleasure to show that they have our support as well.
A few short weeks later we held our annual Health Fair at South DeKalb Mall. We partnered with Sigma Mu Zeta to bring vital health screenings to the Decatur community. Ours healthcare sponsors provided vision, hearing, blood pressure, glucose, and HIV screenings free of charge while other vendors provided healthy snacks, information regarding our national initiatives (Relay for Life and March for Babies), live fitness demonstrations and fun performances. We also used this time to honor three of our chapter sorors for 50 years of service to Zeta and they took to the stage to receive their Dove Awards. 
We wrapped up the month of March with our spring fundraiser, Paint the Town Blue, at Dip ‘n Dab art studio. Sorors and their guests were directed in step by step instruction on how to create a hand painted masterpiece. It was a wonderful event and the proceeds will be used to benefit our annual scholarship fund. We’ll continue our spring event schedule by awarding these scholarships at our annual Phyllis Brown Tea on May 3rd. Tickets are available by contacting