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