Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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.