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									                          S OROR B ARBARA C . MOORE               SOROR SCARLET H . BLACK                     SOROR   L AWANDA HARPER

                                                      Z ETA PHI BETA SORORITY
                                                      S OUTHEASTERN REGION
                                                          S TILL S ECOND T O N ONE
                                                                                                          S PECIAL POINTS OF
                          M Y T RIBUTE                                                                    INTEREST :

                                                      “How        cruiting members.
        Still                                 can I say thanks                                            •    Boule 2008
                                                                  In addition, our support to the na-          June 27—July 3
      Second                                  for the things                                                   Las Vegas, NV
                                              you have done       tional program initiatives (Z-HOPE
                                                                  and ZOL), put forth by our 22nd         •    Prematurity Awareness
         To                                   for me, things so
                                                                  International Grand Basileus, our            Sunday
       None!                                  served”…..are       own Barbara Crockett Moore, re-              November 2007
                                              the beginning       mains unparalleled. The Southeast-      •    March of Dimes Walk-
                                              lines of one of     ern Region’s support to other na-            America Campaign
                          my favorite inspirational songs and     tional initiatives has been met with
WWW. ZPHIBSEREGION. ORG                                           great enthusiasm and determina-         •    Capital Campaign
                          provides a good opening for me to                                                    Initiative
                          say “thank you”. It is with heartfelt   tion. So when we say we are “still
                          gratitude and love that I say thanks    second to none”, it is more than a      •    HIV/AIDS Mother’s
                                                                  phrase. It is a commitment to ex-            Day Project
                          to the wonderful Sorors, Amicae,
                          and youth of the Southeastern Re-       cellence. Therefore, as I take the      •    International Project
                          gion for six years as your Regional     final bow, I do so with great pride          Water Wells
                          Director. It has been the best of       and love for a region that has taught
                          times and it has been the worst of      me the meaning and spirit of true
                                                                  sisterhood. It is sisterhood at its     I NSIDE THIS ISSUE :
                          times. However, through it all,
                          “we shook it off and took and step”.    very best. For all of t his and more,
                          We remained focused on the tasks        I say thank you and God’s richest       U NDERGRADUATE          2
                                                                                                          N EWS
                          at hand. Very simply our tasks          blessings on each of you. This is
                                                                  my tribute. This is my prayer.          FLORIDA                 4
                          centered on retaining, maintaining,
                          and positioning the Southeastern        Yes, “how can I say thanks…….”!
                                                                                                          GEORGIA                 8
                          Region as the premier region in         With my deepest love,
                          Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorpo-        Soror Scarlet H. Black                  S OUTH CAROLINA         11
                          rated. Through our journey to-
                          gether, these six years, we have        Southeastern Regional Director
                                                                                                          C ALENDAR               15
                          done just that.
                          Our membership is very strong and                                               R EGIONAL               16
                          we are still making chapters, re-
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              Southeastern Region prepares for its 73rd Leadership Conference

     Atlanta—More than 500 participants will converge at the Atlanta
Hilton Downtown for the 73rd Southeastern Regional Conference of
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
     This year’s conference, which will be held Nov. 15-17, will focus
on honoring those outstanding men and women who have made a dif-
ference in their communities, including:
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, for his tireless efforts toward racial and human
equality; and
The Atlanta Union Mission, an organization that provides services to
more than 1,000 men, women and children every day of the year.

      In addition to honoring Rep. Lewis and the Atlanta Union Mission,
the region will honor its chapter presidents and members of its auxilia-
ries. The year 2008 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Zeta Amicae
(Friends of Zeta), a group of women are not members of a greek-
lettered organization, but lend assistance and promote good will in the
community under the Zeta umbrella.
      The Regional also will honor chapters who have committed time
and talents to the promotion of the Sorority’s signature program, Z-
HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel through Mind, Body and
Spirit). The program, which has touched more than 750,000 men,
women and children worldwide, was conceived in the Southeastern Re-
gion. Additionally, members of the Southeastern Region have contrib-
uted toward more than 30 water wells in Ghana and provided hun-
dreds of HIV/AIDS kits and educational supplies to remote African vil-
lages since the launch of Z-HOPE. Recently, the Region contributed to
the building of an infirmary in South Africa.
      “The Southeastern Region continues to amass thousands upon
thousands of volunteer hours to lead the sorority in its focus on com-
munity service,” said Scarlet H. Black, director of the Southeastern Re-
gion. “As Zetas, we continue to improve the human condition in our
respective communities and mankind everywhere by helping others
achieve through mind, body and spirit.”
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                                                                                                                              W OMEN I N M IAMI -D ADE C OUNTY H ISTORY
D ELTA T AU Z ETA F INER -W OMANHOOD C ELEBRATION                                                                                    B ETA T AU Z ETA C HAPTER
        On March 25, 2007 at 11:00 am       Soror Douglas, 1st Anti-                                                                          M IAMI , FL
Delta Tau Zeta Chapter held it’s annual     Basileus of Delta Tau Zeta has
Finer Womanhood celebration at Mt. Zion     launched a personal campaign
United Methodist Church in Kingstree,       to motivate sorors into work-                                   Congratulations to Sorors Brenda Storr Williams, Marian H. Shannon, Annie B. Baker, Francena J. Koch, Doro-
South Carolina. In acknowledging work       ing to make every venture suc-                                  thy P. Lee, Pamela Y. Braynon, Dorothy J. Fields, Alberta W. Godfrey, Doris S. Harden, Leeomia M. Kelly, Marie
done in the community and the sorority in   cessful and rewarding. A re-                                    Poitier, Frankie S. Rolle, Eugenia B. Thomas, Rosetta J. Vickers and Dorothy M. Wallace listed in “Beyond
                                                                                                            Julia’s Daughters” a book sponsored by the Herstory Committee May 2007.
keeping with Zeta’s vision: to recognize    tired educator and a commu-
visionary people who excel, Soror Mildred   nity activist Soror Douglas con-
T. Douglas was honored as the 2007          tinues to make a difference in                                  Congratulations and Orchids to Soror Josephine Davis-Rolle who was elected at the 39th Annual Meeting of the
Woman of the Year. In paying tribute to     the lives of her family, church                                 Episcopal Church Women of Southeast Florida the “Most Honored Women,” for the Year 2007.
Soror Douglas and Zeta, the morning mes-    and community while, encom-
sage was delivered by Soror Eartha Good-    passing Zeta principles of schol-                                                Formed THE ZORA NEALE HURSTON (JUMP TO THE SUN) BOOK CLUB
win, Immediate Past President of Gamma      arship, service sisterhood and                                                                           CHARTER MEMBERS ARE:
                                                                                   Woman of the Year 2007
Zeta Chapter, Charleston, South Carolina.   Finer womanhood.
                                                                                                                                    Soror Alberta W. Godfrey                  Soror Beatrice Barrett
                                                                                                                                    Soror Acquanetta Buggs                    Soror Anita McGruder
                                                                                                                              Soror Johnnie Mae Kerr                               Soror Marian H. Shannon
M ISS A RCHONETTE P AGEANT                                                                                                    Soror Jeanette Y. Tullis                             Soror Brenda S. Williams
        The Miss Archonette Pageant of Delta      ning contestant Jasmine         ment and dedication to                                                   Soror Dianne Williams
Tau Zeta Chapter was held at the Williamsburg     Shaw was sponsored by           the pageant was re-
County Complex. The theme for the pageant         Sorors Mildred Doug-            ceived from parents,                                     Maintained number one membership in Zeta;
“Promoting Sisterly Love for the Future” was      las and Geraldine Shaw.         community, area busi-                          number one graduate chapter (size) in implementing Z-HOPE;
well executed as presented by each of the         Under the direction of          nesses and friends                             Maintained positions on the National, Regional and State levels;
lovely contestants from high schools within the   Basileus, Soror Delores         alike.                                       launched Beta Tau Zeta Chapter’s web site: www.betatauzeta.org
Williamsburg County area. These wonderful         Giles and Pageant Co-                                                     open another Storks Nest at Jackson Memorial Hospital (3rd Storks Nest);
                                                                                                                                                         largest number of reclaim;
young ladies were: Jessica Brown, Ja’Neshia       ordinator Sorors Ven-
                                                                                                                                                     largest Zeta Amica Auxiliary;
McClary, Kisha Nance, Michelle Redden, Jas-       isha Hunter and Annie
                                                                                                                                   enhanced Zeta’s participation in Zora Neale Hurston Festival,
mine Shaw and Jamesia Singletary. The win-        Chandler full commit-
                                                                                                                             provided 1,000 book bags and school supplies to needy school children
                                                                                                                                     provided 5,000 pieces of new clothes to men and women
F AMILY & F RIENDS P ICNIC                                                                                                                      150 Thanksgiving baskets distributed
                                                                                                                                                         500 auto clubs distributed
          Sorors of Delta Tau Zeta Chapter          making the day joyous, relaxing and                                                                  1,000 gun locks distributed
 hosted its’ annual Family and Friends pic-         filled with fantastic activities. The so-                                                       500 baby car seat distributed
 nic on September 24, 2007 at Gilland               rority salutes their brother, City                                                       Presented 10 Zeta Debutante into society
 Park in Kingstree, SC. Attending the fun           Councilman Wallace Bartelle for se-                                                   $1,500.00 to the March of Dimes Walk America
 filled day of activities were Amicae, fam-         curing the park and all other deeds to                    Financially supported charitable organizations: ($500.00 transplant foundation, $500.00 sickle
                                                                                                                    foundation, $500.00 American Cancer Society, $1,500 United Negro College Fund.
 ily, friends and community officials. The          ensure the day was a success.                                                         1,000 Prom Dress to deserving young ladies
 Basileus, Pernerva Thomas and her com-                                                                                                                   $8,500.00 in scholarship
 mittee members did an outstanding job in
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                             Soror Tecia M. White, Regional Undergrad Coordinator                                            KAZ’ S B LUE R EVUE —T ALENT E XTRAVAGANZA
                                                                                                                                        On March 17, 2007, 5:30 p.m., in the auditorium at     Cazaria Ford, (a daughter of             the Talent and Scrapbook com-
         The Southeastern Region undergrads con-                    The September 2007 Council luncheon was ener-            Santee Cooper, Moncks Corner, SC, Kappa Alpha Zeta Chapter        Dwayne and Terry Ford, and               petitions were Mrs. Janet
tinue for move ahead! Under the leadership of              getic, meaningful and well supported by the region. The           of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated conducted it “Pearls in   granddaughter of Willie and              Hudgens, a Retired Educator;
Southeastern Region Director, Scarlet Black, the           council members shared celebrations from each state, re-          Blue,” Revue and Talent Extravaganza. The program was offered     Venezuela Ford). Second Runner           Mrs. Almena Prioleau, a Coun-
                                                                                                                             without charge to the public and consisted of wonderfully tal-    Up was Alexus Diandra Eadie, (a          selor/Coordinator, with the
council works together to plan for a successful            ceived reports from undergraduates, and addressed a few
                                                                                                                             ented individual and group performances. The Centenary United     daughter of Semonia Eadie and            Division of Drug and Alcohol,
2007-08 year. This year’s council includes regional        concerns. The council used the discussion to organize re-         Methodist Church Praise Dancers were just phenomenal. They        granddaughter of Vernon and              and Commander Samuel Middle-
board members: Soror Tecia M. White, Soror                 gional retreat UNDERGRADUATE workshops that will be               performed two beautifully choreographed numbers and moved         Doris Eadie). Third Runner-Up            ton, Retired Military, Retired
Wilhelmina Robinson, and Soror Carrie Her-                 “for us and by us.” Special thanks to: Soror Gereen France, ΛΝ,   the audience tremendously, as it responded with resounding        was Tamara Robinson, a daugh-            Educator and current Com-
ring. These core members worked together with                                                                                applause. Also appearing was Ralph Prioleau, Jr., whose instru-   ter of Daniel and Janice Robin-          mander of VFW Post 7723, St.
                                                           Gwendolyn Kenny, ΛΝ , LaMeka Nalls, ΙΣ, Andrea Ander-             mental renditions were moving and tantalizing. The beautiful      son, granddaughter of Roosevelt          Stephen, SC.
the council to plan Undergraduate “Undergrad Re-           son,ΚΒ, Nicole Rogers, Ψ, Tekia Timmons, National Under-          voice of Archonette Faith Starks had everyone spellbound. Add-    and Julia Jenkins and Iolora Rob-
treat / Slumber Party” to be held during the Re-           graduate Member At Large for their support of the SE region un-   ing to the above presentations were the modeling, and talent      inson).
gional Leadership Conference in the lovely city of         dergrad council.                                                  performances of Nikashanta Brown, “Miss Blue Revue,” 2007,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Presiding at this special affair was
Peach trees, Atlanta, GA. The council is further                                                                             (daughter of Jamelia and Alvin Brown and granddaughter of Rev.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Representative Joseph Jefferson,
                   comprised of undergrad repre-                                                                             James Glisson, the late Beatrice Glisson, and Deacon Joe and
                                                                                                                                                                                               Jr., and the wonderful Judges of
                                                                                                                             Mary Brown). The First Runner –Up, to Miss. Blue Revue was
                   sentatives recommended by our           Other undergraduate highlights . . .
                   State Undergraduate Coordina-
                   tors (Soror Paula Kay, Florida, Soror   * Gamma Alpha chapter celebrated its 75th Anniversary,
                   Garrysa Coffey, Georgia, Maxine         Florida A&M University, (November 2007).                                                         E PSILON I OTA Z ETA C HAPTER                                         G REENVILLE , SC
                   Moses Adams, South Carolina):           * Soror Veronica Hunter, Chi Epsilon Chapter, UGA, is                                                       The Epsilon Iota        outlined. Soror Ratliff was              Clerk’s organization. It made
                                                           the newly crowned Miss International Phi Beta Sigma.                                               Zeta Chapter of Greenville,      not only a great Soror but she           the chapter proud to hear
                                                                                                                                                              SC mourns the loss of it’s       was second to none among                 these dignitaries speak so
                  Florida                                  * March of Dimes / Walk America, SE Region Un-                                                     immediate past Basileus,         her profession, of Municipal             highly of Soror Ratliff. Nearly
Soror Cherline Pierre - Gamma Alpha Chapter,               dergraduate Project, chapters raising over $500                                                    Soror Cheryle L. Ratliff.        Clerks. Soror Ratliff was the            thirty Zetas and Amicae were
       Florida A&M, Tallahassee, Florida                   Delta Mu Chapter, Lander University, Greenwood, South                                              Soror Ratliff’s name was         first African American City              present to serve as flower
Soror Candice Wilson – Sigma Epsilon chapter,              Carolina, Iota Sigma Chapter, Clayton State University,                                            entered on the list of Tri-      Clerk of Greenville. Present             bearers. She has left our pres-
                                                           Morrow, Georgia, Chi Epsilon Chapter, University of                                                umphant Sorors on Octo-          at her Homegoing Service                 ence but never from our
     Univ. of Central Fla, Orlando, Florida
                                                           Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Mu Chapter, Claflin College,                                             ber 6, 2007. She will be         were the Mayor of                        thoughts. Her smile and laugh
                 Georgia                                   Orangeburg, South Carolina                                                                         greatly missed by the chap-      Greenville, City Council                 will always be a part of us.
Soror Amber Reid - Beta Iota Chapter, Spelman                                                                                                                 ter. Her detailed plans for      Members, County Council
                                                                        General reminders for undergrads:                                                     our 2007 Fashion Extrava-        Members and the president of
         College, Atlanta, Georgia
                                                               Remember communication strengthens our circle. At your                                         ganza will go forth as she       the International Municipal
  Soror Sharon Thorton - Sigma Rho Chapter,                         disposal you have a Graduate Advisor, Graduate Chap-
      Augusta State Univ., Augusta, Georgia                         ter Basileus, and State UG Coordinator.
Soror Courtney Thomas – Kappa Delta Chapter,                   All chapters are required review the national anti-hazing                                S OUTHEASTERN R EGION Q UICK F ACTS
                                                                    policy and have documentation of the study.
        Paine College, Augusta, Georgia                        When mailing your Regional dues to the Regional Tamias                                       Home of the current                                            151 Chapters
                                                                    Grammateus, Soror Patricia Solomon, please make the                                      22nd International
              South Carolina                                                                                                                                                                                        52 Amicae Auxiliaries
                                                                    chapter check or money order payable to Zeta Phi Beta                                      Grand Basileus
Soror Shamika Massey - Xi Nu Chapter, Frances                       Southeastern Region.                                                                                                                             42 Youth Auxiliaries
                                                                                                                                                           Soror Barbara C. Moore
     Marion Univ., Florence, South Carolina                    Always keep a copy of all items you mail on behalf of your
                                                                    chapter (and individual selves).                                                                                                                     33 Stork’s Nests
 Soror Janiah Ford – Kappa Beta Chapter, Bene-                 Be sure to host a Prematurity Awareness Sunday event (see
     dict College, Columbia, South Carolina                                                                                                    Home of the                                                  Largest number of Life members
                                                                    national website for kit)
                                                               During the conference, the region is providing the under-            19th International Grand Basileus                                           Largest Number of Amicae
   Soror Dena Romero – Kappa Beta Chapter,
                                                                    graduate retreat (Slumber Party for Undergraduate                  Soror Dr. Eunice S. Thomas
    Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina                      Affairs & Workshops). Be sure to bring chapter pho-                                                                            Home to largest Zora Neale Hurston Festival
                                                                    tos and documentation of ongoing participation for             Largest Region in ZFB Sorority, Inc.                                        Eatonville, Florida
                                                                    Walk America / March of Dimes.                                         3,500 Total Membership
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                                                                                                                                                    S IGMA R HO C HAPTER —A UGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
         Members of Kappa        South Carolina State Chap-       opportunity to fellowship
Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta       ters of Zeta Phi Beta Soror-     and share information                                                                                                                  2006-
                                                                                                                                                                                Chapter Happenings (Late 2006-Sept. 2007)
Phi Beta Sorority, Incorpo-      ity, Incorporated.               learned as they mingled                                           Election of Officers
rated were pleased to spon-                                       and reviewed materials                                            Sharon Thornton- Basileus      Lesleigh Graves- Anti Basileus           Sherika Parker- Grammateus Kay Pounds- Tamias
                                     The workshop was con-
sor and participate with                                          received.
                                 ducted at the Berkeley                                                                             S.O.S. Day
members of the Summer-           Electric Building in Moncks         Soror Robinson, as al-                                         A “meet and greet” affair intended to introduce students to various organizations on campus.
ville Graduate chapter and       Corner, South Carolina on        ways, performed in an out-
the College of Charleston        Saturday, February 4,            standing manner. We
                                                                                                                                    Blood Drive
Undergraduate chapter, in        10:00 a.m. Everyone              were extremely grateful             Soror DeLisa Dawkins          Sigma Rho chapter in affiliation with The Blood Center’s Bloodmobile collects donations from blood donors.
a Membership Intake Ses-         found the session informa-       for her presence and gifted          and Michelle Obama           Beauty Day with Sigma Rho
sion conducted by Soror.         tive and extremely benefi-       presentation.                         Bethlehem Baptist           Sigma Rho chapter in affiliation with Mary Kay hosts a night of pampering including cosmetic application, manicure and pedicure tips, com-
Wilhelmina Robinson, of          cial. A delicious repast                                                  Church in                plimentary demonstrations and sample treatments.
Greenville, and Chair of         followed the session and                                               Simpsonville, SC
the Executive Board for                                                                                                             M.I.P Undergraduate Certification Workshop
                                 sorors were provided an
                                                                                                                                    The ladies of Sigma Rho traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for a day of learning and bonding with sorors from surrounding chapters.
                                                                                                                                                                               Upcoming Events (November-December 2007)
                                                                                                                                    ZAD workshop with Eta Theta Zeta chapter                                                    Holiday Coat Drive
Sorors of Kappa Alpha Zeta Chapter         the presentations.
                                                                                                                                    Sexual awareness symposium in conjunction with Planned Parenthood of Augusta, GA.
have been busy as they actively brought
information and materials to members                                                                                                Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family food basket (Thanksgiving dinner given to a family in need)
of community churches regarding vari-      Information was disseminated in church                                                   Christmas Angel Tree Program                                                                Prematurity Awareness Week
ous health issues. Since the previous      bulletins, newsletters, and news clippings
Regional Leadership Conference, sorors     in area media. The chapter continues to
have presented information to hundreds     implement its health support/information                                                                 G AMMA A LPHA C HAPTER C ELEBRATES 75 Y EARS
of persons in congregations, clubs and     activities at every opportunity and is
groups, on diabetes, high blood pres-      pleased to be counted among the State’s                                                            The “Gorgeous” Gamma Alpha chapter of Zeta Phi Beta So-           tered in the state of Florida. The rich legacy of this chapter runs
                                                                                                                                    rority, Incorporated celebrated 75 years of Scholarship, Service, Sis-      deep throughout our beloved Zeta Phi Beta, with Gamma Alpha
sure, Aids, symptoms of heart attacks      Chapters that are actively implementing
                                                                                                                                    terly Love and Finer Womanhood this past weekend, November 1-4,             initiates holding positions nationally, regionally, and statewide.
and numerous other medical conditions.     the sorority’s “Z-HOPE” program.                                                         2007, with its 75th Anniversary Extravaganza in Tallahassee, Florida.
Pamphlets, brochures, and information                                                                                               The 75th Anniversary Extravaganza, held during FAMU Homecoming                        The current Gamma Alpha chapter administration will
pamphlets were developed to support                                                                                                 Weekend, consisted of several events. The Homecoming Convocation            continue to build the legacy that is the Gamma Alpha chapter of
                                                                                                                                    and the FAMU National Pan-Hellenic Council Homecoming Step                  Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated by finding innovative ways to
                                                                                                                                    Show was held on Friday. Saturday’s events included the main event,         build on our principles of Scholarship by excelling in every facet of
B LUE R EVUE —T ALENT E XTRAVAGANZA                                                                                                 the 75th Anniversary Brunch, followed by the FAMU Homecoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                study, Service by continuously helping to meet the needs of groups
                                                                                                                                    game. The Gamma Alpha chapter and visiting Sorors concluded this
On March 17, 2007, 5:30 p.m., in the                                                                                                                                                                            and individuals in the Tallahassee community, Sisterly Love by
                                                                                        James Glisson, the late Beatrice Glisson,   momentous occasion with a Farewell Breakfast on Sunday morning.
auditorium at Santee Cooper, Moncks        moved the audience tremendously, as          and Deacon Joe and Mary Brown). The         With more than 80 Sorors, Fraters, family and friends registered for        constantly acknowledging and strengthening our sisters, and Finer
Corner, SC, Kappa Alpha Zeta Chapter       it responded with resounding applause.       First Runner –Up, to Miss. Blue Revue       this event, the participants left this weekend with an even greater sense   Womanhood by incessantly exuding sophistication, class, and
of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated    Also appearing was Ralph Prioleau,           was Cazaria Ford, (a daughter of            of knowledge, pride and appreciation about the illustrious chapter, and     moral principles. Gamma Alpha is proud to welcome 16 new initi-
conducted it “Pearls in Blue,” Revue       Jr., whose instrumental renditions           Dwayne and Terry Ford, and grand-           ultimately, our precious Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.              ates into the organization this semester to continue to build the
and Talent Extravaganza. The program       were moving and tantalizing. The             daughter of Willie and Venezuela Ford).                The Gamma Alpha chapter was chartered on May 14, 1932            legacy. In the midst of the celebration and intake this semester,
was offered without charge to the public   beautiful voice of Archonette Faith          Second Runner Up was Alexus Diandra         on the campus of Florida A&M College by ten phenomenal women                Gamma Alpha has still managed to serve the Tallahassee Commu-
and consisted of wonderfully talented      Starks had everyone spellbound. Add-         Eadie, (a daughter of Semonia Eadie and     that shared the vision of our five pearls, daring to break away from the    nity through participation with the Big Bend Serve the Homeless
individual and group performances.         ing to the above presentations were the      granddaughter of Vernon and Doris           traditional coalitions for black women and bring a unique organization      Day, Zeta Study Lounge, the Rattler Fever post-Homecoming
The Centenary United Methodist             modeling, and talent performances of         Eadie). Third Runner-Up was Tamara          to the collegiate campus. The Gamma Alpha chapter of Zeta Phi Beta          campus clean-up, FAMU Homecoming Health Fair Diabetes Exhi-
Church Praise Dancers were just phe-       Nikashanta Brown, “Miss Blue Revue,”                                                     Sorority, Incorporated was the first Greek-letter sorority on the cam-
                                                                                        Robinson, a daughter of Daniel and          pus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Furthermore,         bition, and weekly activities with their adopted community center,
nomenal. They performed two beauti-        2007, (daughter of Jamelia and Alvin         Janice Robinson, granddaughter of Roo-      the Gamma Alpha chapter was the first undergraduate chapter char-           Palmer-Monroe Community Center.
fully choreographed numbers and            Brown and granddaughter of Rev.
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                   75th Anniversary Celebration at Florida A&M University
                                                                                                                Gamma Zeta and SC Chapters Participate in The Big Read
                                                                                                           Members of Gamma Zeta (Charleston, SC) col-         The Archonettes of Gamma Zeta participated in sev-
                                                                                                  laborated with Charleston County Library and the Na-         eral programs at the library during the celebration,
                                                                                                  tional Endowment for the Arts in The Big Read. The na-       which took place from September 9 to October 14,
                                                                                                  tional project focused on Their Eyes Were Watching God       2007. Soror Eartha Goodwin (Z-HOPE) and Soror
                                                                                                  by Soror Zora Neale Hurston. On Sunday, September 9,         Frankye Johnson (Youth Affiliates) worked with the
                                                                                                  Soror Lucy Ann Hurston, niece of Zora, shared Zora’s         youth throughout the month at the many cultural ac-
                                                                                                  Story at the Simons Center for the Arts in Charleston.       tivities, culminating with their presenting a Praise
                                                                                                  Soror Lucy Ann Hurston is author of Speak, So You Can        Dance at the Closing Event.
                                                                                                  Speak Again, which describes Zora’s works and her life
                                                                                                                                                                       State Director Marion Gary, Soror G. Gardner
                                                                                                  in a very creative and interactive manner. Hurston com-
                                                                                                                                                               (Z-HOPE), and Soror Helene Carter (Antapokritis)
                                                                                                  pleted field research in Jamaica and St. Kitts, among
                                                                                                                                                               attended and participated in the celebration along
                                                                                                  other places, providing her with a unique connection to
                                                                                                                                                               with members of Gamma Zeta.
                                                                                                  her aunt’s perspective and life. She has been the pro-
                                                                                                  ducer and host of two documentaries on Zora and direc-
                                                                                                  tor of a high school production of the play Mule Bone.
                                                                                                  She teaches sociology at Manchester Community Col-
                                                                                                  lege, Connecticut.

                                                                                                                    Z-H OPE P ROGRAM P RESENTED I N G ERMANY
                        Florida has done it again!!!                                                       Soror Gloria S.            ogy Camp lasted all day, and Soror       as well as academia, industry, com-
                                                                                                  McCutcheon, Ph.D. (National         McCutcheon was presented the Part-       munities, and government. According
    At the ZOL Certification and Leadership Training in July, Florida was                         Coordinator of Z-HOPE for           ners in Education Medallion.             to Dr. McCutcheon, “This is what Z-
                                                                                                  Youth) presented Z-HOPE Pro-                                                 HOPE is all about -- reaching out to
       recognized for having one of the largest numbers of attendees.                             jects on “It’s a Bug’s World” and
                                                                                                                                                Soror McCutcheon was in
                                                                                                                                                                               all people and all ages to address
                                                                                                                                      Austria (September 8-13) as a part of
                                                                                                  “West Nile Virus” to classes at                                              health disparities and improve our
                                                                                                                                      a seminar which involved 50 “creative
                                                                                                  Wetzel Elementary School in                                                  health and the health of our commu-
                                                                                                                                      thinkers” from around the world to
                                                                                                  Baumholder, Germany on Fri-                                                  nities.” Dr. McCutcheon is conduct-
                                                                                                                                      address the issue of new and emerg-
                                                                                                  day, September 14, 2007. It                                                  ing her work in the School of Public
                                                                                                                                      ing infectious diseases as well as the
                                                                                                  was a great experience and                                                   Health at the University of South
                                                                                                                                      health disparities involved with these
                                                                                                  according to the school princi-                                              Carolina and the Institute for Partner-
                                                                                                                                      diseases. The conference, held in
                                                                                                  pal, it was a unique opportunity                                             ships to Eliminate Health Disparities.
                                                                                                                                      Salzburg, Austria, was designed to
                                                                                                  for teachers and students alike.                                             She has led the way in developing
                                                                                                                                      address the rising concerns about
                                                                                                  The students are children of                                                 partnerships with all of the 1890
                                                                                                                                      disease transmission worldwide, par-
                                                                                                  U.S. Military, and most do not                                               Land Grant Institutions across the
                                                                                                                                      ticularly with people traveling more
                                                                                                  speak German. Therefore, it                                                  nation and Tuskegee University to
                                                                                                                                      frequently from country to country.
                                                                                                  was a great treat for them to                                                address these issues in health dis-
                                                                                                                                      Attendees represented both devel-
                                                                                                  have an English speaking sci-                                                parities.
                                                                                                                                      oped and underdeveloped countries
                                                                                                  entist visit them. The Entomol-
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Iota Eta Zeta Chapter Continues To Be A Chapter Of Firsts                                                                                         O MICRON P I Z ETA C HAPTER                                     N ICEVILLE , FL
          The Iota Eta Zeta Chapter       chonettes.                                               assistance of numerous chapter members                  It has been a dream     The “Stompfest” projected a      cettes and Pearlettes on October 13, 2007 at Striving for
of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorpo-                                                                worked tirelessly to ensure that a quality     for several years for the        positive impression of Zeta      Perfections Ministries in Fort Walton Beach, FL with
                                                    Soror Shaniqua Caldwell, the State
rated located in Decatur, Georgia                                                                  program would be in place for these young      members of Omicron Pi            upon the Archonettes and         their youth Advisors in charge, Sorors Lena Lopez, Jo-
                                          Youth Auxiliary Director for Georgia was on hand
continues to lay the foundation as                                                                 ladies.
                                          to show her support to the chapter as well as to the                                                    Zeta Chapter to begin an         they returned home enthusi-      bina Johnson, Barbara Smith and Vonselle Thomas,
they develop and surge ahead full         young ladies who were being inducted. In addition        Iota Eta Zeta is excited about the additions   Archonette Youth Auxiliary.      astic and ready to work for      Anti-Basileus Cleonia Pittman officiating and other chap-
speed with community service pro-         to the prominent state representation, Dr. Willie        they have made to the “Blue and White          In the summer of 2007, the       “Zeta”. The young ladies         ter members in attendance.
grams that are empowering and in-         J. Swain, president of the Phi Beta Sigma Frater-        Family” and have planned a calendar year
                                          nity, Incorporated Stone Mountain chapter, Kappa         of events that will allow the young ladies
                                                                                                                                                  dream became a reality un-       had several successful fund-
spiring youth to take an active role in
                                          Alpha Sigma, and Advisor to the Sigma Beta club          to embrace Sorority’s founding principles      der the leadership of Basil-     raisers and provided school
giving back to the community.
                                          attended along with Sigma Beta Club members              of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and    eus Miranda Griffin when         supplies to a needy commu-
           Iota Eta Zeta Chapter in-      who provided their support by greeting guests as         Finer Womanhood, as they become com-           the Emerald Coast Youth          nity as a service project.
ducted charter members to their first     they arrived.                                            munity-conscious, and action-oriented          Auxiliary was organized
youth auxiliary program. The chapter                                                               members of our youth organizations. The                                                  During the month
                                                   Soror Chauncey Rozier heads Iota Eta                                                           with nine young ladies in
inducted ten (10) young ladies into                                                                Chapter has a dedicated responsibility in                                       of October, a membership
                                          Zeta’s Chapter, and Sorors Renee Gallman-Jones                                                          attendance. This original
the Pearlettes, fifteen (15) young                                                                 transitioning these young ladies from little                                    drive was held and the group
ladies into the Amicettes, and twenty-    and Sonya Baker spearhead the youth auxiliary                                                           group consisted of Pearlettes
                                          program. They are the chairpersons and with the
                                                                                                   girls to fine pearls.                                                           grew to 20 members includ-
four (24) young ladies into the Ar-                                                                                                               and Archonettes. The Ar-
                                                                                                                                                                                   ing Archonettes, Amicettes
                                                                                                                                                  chonettes’ first road trip was
                                                                                                                                                                                   and Pearlettes. A local char-
                                                                                                                                                  to the “Stompfest” held an-
                                                                                                                                                                                   tering ceremony was held
                                                                                                                                                  nually in Tallahassee, FL.
                                                                                                                                                                                   for the Archonettes, Ami-

                                                                                                                                                  F LORIDA S TATE U NDERGRAD R ETREAT , Y OUTH C ONFERENCE                                   AND    A MICAE S UMMIT
                                                                                                                                                         Zetas, Amicae and                1- 3, 2008 in Daytona                       Undergraduate Coordi-
                                                                                                                                                  Youth Let's Go to                       Beach, FL at the Hilton                     nator Paula Kay, Youth
                                                                                                                                                  the Hilton...The State                  Oceanfront Resort. At                       Coordinator Loraine
                                                                                                                                                  of Florida will be hav-                 the retreat the various                     Davis and Amicae Co-
                                                                                                                                                  ing its Annual Under-                   auxiliaries will be able to                 ordinator Margaret
X I X I Z ETA C HAPTER                                                S TONE MOUNTAIN , GA                                                        graduate Retreat, Youth                 attend workshops and                        Redvict.
                                                                                                                                                  Conference and Amicae                   network . This event is
Our chapter opened our fall meeting with two      presented the residents with presents and pro-       represented Xi Xi Zeta Chapter by lead-    Summit. The retreat                     organized by our State
reclaimed sorors. On October 6, 2006,             vided entertainment. Our Sigma brother, Ge-          ing a group of students in the March of    will be held on February                Director Huretta Wright,
Janette Miles was initiated by our chapter.       rald Miles, cooked and donated the delicious         Dimes Walk America.
                                                  meal for more than 30 persons.
From October 19-21, Soror Mary Martin-                                                                 In May 2007, the chapter participated in
Blackmon, our Z-HOPE chair, joined a select       In February, our annual Black History event was      the Stork’s Nest Project with other
group of women in Maryland for a Black            held at Wheat Street Towers. Sorors Janette          chapters.
Women’s Imperative Workshop. Soror                Miles, Mary Martin-Blackmon, and Janelle Alex-
                                                                                                       We are proud of our activities for the
Blackmon presented the project to our chapter     ander-Sumpter, along with students from Stone
                                                                                                       2006-2007 year.
and it was endorsed by our chapter. More          Mountain High School, presented a wonderful
than 4,000 informational cards were distrib-      program and entertainment along with refresh-
uted in our community stressing the value of      ments and gifts.
all persons getting the flu vaccine.
                                                  Soror Janette Miles gave the invocation at the
In November 2006, our feted the residents of      2007 Sigma-Zeta Brunch in January 2007.
Wheat Street Towers, Atlanta, with our an-
                                                  In April 2007, Soror Janelle Alexander-Sumpter
nual Thanksgiving dinner and as, in past years,
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ΑΥΖ is Fighting Against Breast Cancer!                                                                                                    S TORK ’ S NEST BLITZ
          In observance of         vital health information.         women in the United States. According to the American                           The ninth annual Stork’s Nest        An event of this magnitude could not be     Tres Nita – balloons
Breast Cancer Awareness            AYZ’s Archonettes made pink       Cancer Society, it's estimated that about 178,480 women in           Blitz: Baby and Health Fair, led by Chair-     successful without the support of the com-
Month, Alpha Upsilon Zeta’s        breast cancer awareness rib-      the United States will be found to have invasive breast can-                                                                                                     Zeta Graduate chapters Kappa Iota Zeta,
                                                                                                                                          person Soror Tonya Cook, was a suc-            munity. Special recognition goes out to
Stork’s Nest exhibited at the      bons to give to each partici-     cer in 2007. About 40,460 women will die from the disease                                                                                                        Iota Eta Zeta, Sigma Omega Zeta, Epsilon
                                                                                                                                          cess. Kappa Iota Zeta collaborated with        the following individuals/groups:
“It’s a Pink Affair” Breast        pant at the fair. AYZ part-       this year. Right now there are                                                                                                                                   Zeta, Xi Xi Zeta – volunteers
                                                                                                                                          Iota Eta Zeta chapter to produce 200
Health Fair at Bond Commu-         nered with the organizers to      slightly over 2 million women                                                                                       The Mall West End -- host location and
                                                                                                                                          layettes this year. Also, over $250 was                                                     Zeta Undergraduate chapters from Georgia
nity Health Center at 872 W.       provide the evaluation compo-     living in the United States who                                                                                     donation of baby items
                                                                                                                                          collected in monetary donations. The                                                        State University, Clark Atlanta University,
Orange Ave. in Tallahassee,        nent of the fair to earn Z-       have been treated for breast                                         event was held once again at the Mall          March of Dimes – literature and health       DeVry University – volunteers
Fla., on October 15th. AYZ         HOPE points. Soror Thom-          cancer, according to Astra                                           West End on Saturday, May 5th. Sorors          care professionals
was one of 15 exhibitors at the    etta Cozart, who is employed      Zeneca HealthCare Foundation                                                                                                                                     Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity chapters Phi Beta
                                                                                                                                          spent the year gathering over 3,200 baby
health fair, which also included   with the Florida Department       2007. National Breast Cancer                                                                                        Maxway – discount on baby items pur-         Sigma Sigma, Lambda Sigma, Alpha Beta
                                                                                                                                          items, books, maternity clothes and toilet-
a media briefing and lunch and     of Health (DOH) Office of         Awareness Month educates                                             ries to use for the layettes. The collection   chased at the store                          Tau - volunteers
learn about breast cancer.         Minority Health, was one of       women about the importance of                                        efforts culminated in the blitz event at the   Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products –        Thanks to everyone who participated and
More than 100 individuals          the coordinators of this breast   early detection for breast cancer.                                   Mall. Over 70 volunteers spent the day         baby toiletries                              supported this event. We look forward to an
attended the fair. Giveaways       health fair.                                                                                           putting the layettes together and passing                                                   even greater success for our tenth annual
included Mary Kay products,                                                                                                               out information about the importance of        ROTC at Georgia State University – vol-
                                           Breast cancer is the                                                                                                                                                                       event on May 3, 2008.
mammography vouchers and                                                                                                                  prenatal health care.                          unteers
                                   most common cancer in

I OTA O MICRON Z ETA C HAPTER                                     B ELLE G LADE , FL                                                      W ALK AMERICA                                      A PRIL 2007
         The ladies of Iota Omi-          The festival is held annually on the 3rd               The sorors of Iota Omicron               Each year, the March of                        year, Kappa Iota Zeta raised over               the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc
cron Zeta Chapter in Belle Glade          Saturday in March. There is food, fun         Zeta Chapter ended the year pre-                  Dimes sponsors several walks                   $3000 in support of Walk America.               State of Georgia Leadership
kicked off their Finer-                   and music for everyone to enjoy. The          senting book scholarships to gradu-               around the country to raise                    Co-chairs, Soror Lois McKellar and              Conference for raising the most
Womanhood Week activities                 chapter co-sponsored “Step Afrika” in         ates of Pahokee High and Glades                   money for research to find                     Joanne Patterson led a phenome-                 funds for Walk America. Con-
with a church service at Shiloh           conjunction with Palm Beach County            Central High Schools.                             the causes of prematurity and                  nal team: Jane Bernoudy, Natasha                gratulations to the team and
Missionary Baptist Church in Pa-          Cultural Arts Council and Palm Beach                                                            how it can be prevented, to                    Cambridge, Ernestine Carlisle,                  their supporters and we look for-
                                                                                                 We spent the summer                                                                     Monica Dabney, Shelia Dease, Risa
hokee, Florida. The speaker was           Community College. The members of                                                               support families whose babies                                                                  ward to another successful effort
                                                                                        months working on reclaiming inac-                must spend time in neonatal                    Hill, Linda Isabel, Kierra Johnson,             in 2008.
Soror Isabelle McDonald. The              the Step Afrika cast had the opportu-
                                                                                        tive sorors. At our first chapter                 intensive care units and to                    Marilyn Johnson, Stephanie John-
week was concluded with the               nity to work with our Archonettes and
                                                                                        meeting in September, we were                     educate women with the lat-                    son, Tikisha Thomas and Kendra
28th Glades Festival of Afro Arts         other youth groups on the history and
                                                                                        happy to welcome back 8 inactive                  est information on pregnancy                   Young in support of the March of
in Belle Glade, an event attended         techniques of stepping.
                                                                                        members.                                          and premature birth. This                      Dimes. KIZ was also recognized at
by more than 6,000 residents.

Z ETA A RCHONET TES OF W EST P ALM B EACH , FL                                                                                            K APPA IOTA ZETA RETREAT 2007
Our Archonettes con-               program, Blue Revue,              gional conference as                                                         This year, KIZ hit            of the Chapter” Address              tional Civil
                                                                                                                                          the road to Tunica, MS for            from our Basileus, Soror             Rights Museum
sists of 30 young ladies           road clean up, car                well as the Annual                                                   our annual retreat. About             Tecia White. Soror White             and the Lorraine
who are very active in             wash, and step shows.             State Retreat for                                                    39 participants loaded the            acknowledged the accom-              Motel, site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther
the community. They                The Archonettes have              Undergraduates,                                                      bus at midnight on August             plishments of the past               King Jr. Sorors also enjoyed a visit to the BB King
                                                                                                                                          18th and headed for a                 year and detailed her vi-            Blues club as well as the festivities at the host hotel.
have participated in               also donated monies               Youth, and Amicae.                                                   weekend of fun, fellow-               sion and goals for the up-
various activities such            from fundraisers to the           They also fellow-                                                    ship, and planning.                   coming year, her last as
as the Martin Luther               Ronald Mc Donald                  ship with the Sigma                                                          The host location
                                                                                                                                                                                Basileus of KIZ. There               Kudos to Sorors Gwen Campbell and Tanga Ford,
                                                                                                                                                                                was also a trip to Mem-              co-chairs, and their retreat committee for organizing
King Parade, Rock the              House. In addition,               Beta Club.                                                           was the Grand Casino and
                                                                                                                                                                                phis, TN where Sorors                a memorable trip.
Vote, Founder’s Day                they have attended re-                                       Rock the Vote – Youth Empowerment         Hotel. Highlights of the
                                                                                                                                                                                were able to visit the Na-
                                                                                               teaching today’s youth the importance of   weekend included a “State
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                        KIZ Breast Cancer Awareness Event                                                                      Mu Gamma Zeta Chapter and Walk America: A New Beginning
         KIZ participated in   was very successful and         Elease Lidge and Talleah                                                       In 2006,         she challenged Mu Gamma                   of Dimes “On-line” donation
the Breast Cancer Aware-       served well over 50 female      Smith for supporting this                                               Soror Hansley           Zeta to raise $1,000 and pre-             feature.
ness Day hosted by             participants. Male partici-     event.                                                                  volunteered to          sented a realistic plan to
DeKalb Medical Center on       pants were also present.                                                                                                                                                          In addition to reaching
                                                                        Also, kudos to the                                             become the              reach that goal, the largest
October 6, 2007. Volun-        DeKalb Medical Center                                                                                                                                                     the financial goal, more sorors
                                                               ZHOPE committee chairs,                                                 chapter’s Walk          donation the chapter had
teers assisted with the        offered free prostate can-                                                                                                                                                walked in the 2007 campaign.
                                                               Sorors Olivette Dobbs,                                                  America Team            given to the March of Dimes.
event from 10am-2pm at         cer screenings for the                                                                                                                                                    Basileus Margaret Staples and
                                                               Marilyn Littles, and espe-                                              Captain. That
both the North Decatur         men. Special thanks to                                                                                                                 The goal was reached               other sorors in the chapter
                                                               cially Raquel Massey
Road and Hillandale loca-      our volunteers: Sorors                                                                   year the chapter raised
                                                               for coordinating our                                                                            through the implementation                commended Soror Hansley for
tions. The event gave par-     Jeaneille Burnett, Lois                                                                  $376.00 and had one repre-
                                                               partnership with                                                                                of her plan that included the             bringing the chapter to a
ticipants the opportunity to   McKellar, Erma Killings,                                                                 sentative to participate in
                                                               Dekalb Medical Cen-                                                                             chapter’s annual donation,                higher level of contributions
have free clinical breast      Fallon Holmes, Monica                                                                    the walk. After attending
                                                               ter.                                                                                            each soror’s donation of                  and participation in one of the
exams, blood glucose           Jones, Tresia Johnson,                                                                   the Walk America workshop
checks, blood pressure         Annie Blue and our aspi-                                                                                                        $10.00 per month, a generous              sorority’s national partnership
                                                                                                                        at the 2006 Grand Boulé in
screenings and discounted      rants, Johnnetta Pace-                                                                                                          donation from Soror Eddie L.              projects.
mammograms. This event         Johnson, Chii Jackson,                                                                   Hollywood, Florida, Soror
                                                                                                                                                               Redding, the chapter’s Ta-
                                                                                                                        Hansley was well equipped
                                                                                                                                                               mias, and donations received
                                                                                                                        with more information and
                                                                                                                                                               from family and friends. Soror
T HE L OVEJOY S CHOLARSHIP A WARDS P ROGRAM , M AY 2007                                                                 stratifies to make the 2007
                                                                                                                                                               Hansley explained how easy it
                                                                                                                        campaign the best in the
                                                                                                                                                               was to raise money via the
         KIZ’s Lovejoy Scholar-       Entrepreneurship                          Ashley Smith – Florida A&M              history of the chapter. That
ship Awards was held as a lunch-                                                University                                                                     computer by using the March
                                      Kiara Key – Southwest Dekalb High                                                 was the beginning. In 2007,
eon for the first time this
                                      School                                    Special thanks to co-chairs Jenelsia
year. There were approximately
                                                                                Belt and Thelma Lester for their
70 people in attendance, includ-      Chanel Stacker – Westlake High
                                                                                leadership and to the Scholarship       D ELTA E PSILON Z ETA C HAPTER                                      W EST P ALM B EACH , FL
ing the recipients, their families,   School
                                                                                Committee for organizing a stellar
representatives from the Lovejoy
                                       Janiece Benefield – Tri Cities High      event.
Family and many Sorors, who
                                                                                                                        The Chapter observed its 33rd An-      has been an active Zeta for 72 years.     ship service at Trinity United Meth-
gave the event their full sup-                                                                                          nual Blue Revue in April 2007, at      She was initiated into ΓΑ Chapter,        odist Church.
port. This year’s honorees are:       Continuing Students:                                                              the Kravis Center for the Perform-     FAMU in 1935. Soror Munnings has          The sorors donated $500 in gift cards
High School Graduates:                Jumil Walters – Albany State                                                      ing Arts. The approximately 300        been a Zeta for 59 years. She was ini-    and cash to the Real Life Children’s
                                      University                                                                        guest witnessed the presentation of    tiated into ΜΒ Chapter, BCC in 1948.
Briana Evans – Carver School of                                                                                                                                                                          Ranch in Okeechobee, FL. This sup-
                                                                                                                        Community Service Awards in the        A concert was presented by Reginald       plied clothing, shoes, toys, games
                                                                                                                        category of Civic Award and Educa-     Asberry, a local recording artist.        and personal items for the needy
                                                                                                                        tion Award. A top male student
 P ROJECT VOTE DAY 2007                                                                                                                                        The Chapter observed Founders’ Day        children.
                                                                                                                        and female student were selected as
                                                                                                                        students of the year and thirteen      with Area IV chapters featuring work-     The chapter membership grew with
          KIZ, in partnership with our brothers of Phi       Special thanks to Soror         Phi Beta Sigma Sigma
 Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., sponsored Project Vote         Tara Lockett for organizing     chapter and Lambda         other seniors were the recipients of   shops on Saturday and culminating         the intake of eight dynamic and en-
 Day in June 2007 at Underground Mall, Atlanta, Geor-        the event and thanks to         Sigma Chapter.             $15,000 in scholarship funds. The      with church service on Sunday in Ft.      thusiastic members.
 gia. The Sorors and Brothers set up information ta-         the following sorors for                                   Chapter also established the Eutsay-   Pierce. Sorors participated in the Dia-
                                                                                                                                                               betes Walk-A-Thon and provided sup-       We have an active Amicae auxiliary
 bles in the mall’s food court and passed out voter          volunteering: Joanne Lot-                                  Munnings Educational Scholarship                                                 of 17 members who participate on
                               information. They also        tie, F'edricka Moore,                                      in honor of our two living charter     plies to patients at the VA Hospital.
                               registered several indi-      Monica Jones, Jadda                                                                               Spreading Cheer was done at Darcy         the local, state and regional level,
                                                                                                                        members Sorors Gertrude W. Eut-                                                  and an active undergraduate chapter,
                               viduals to vote and gave      Stone, Shannon Byrdsong,                                   say and Elizabeth S. Munnings, both    Hall Nursing home where sorors vis-
                               away forms for people to      Candice Hickman, Tonya                                                                            ited patients and donated personal        Pi Eta at Florida Atlantic University.
                                                                                                                        retired educators. The scholarship                                               Delta Epsilon Zeta Chapter presently
                               complete and mail in on       Cook and Mesha Webb.                                                                              grooming and hygiene items. This was
                                                                                                                        is presented to a student who plans                                              has 56 financial members. Rev. Clau-
                               their own.                    Also, many thanks to the                                                                          one of the activities of Finer Woman-
                                                             participating brothers from                                to become a teacher. Soror Eutsay                                                dia Spradley is our Basileus.
                                                                                                                                                               hood Week which started with wor-
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                       Greetings from the State of Georgia                                                             Fort Valley Middle School’s
                                                                                                                      Teacher of the Year 2006-2007
                     As the Great State of Georgia         Increase membership through new members
             begins its new sorority year, we will             and reclaimed members,
             do so with enthusiasm and renewed                                                                           The Peach County          Diamonds flag corps instructor.
             commitment to the principles set              Work toward the chartering of new chapters            school system has produced an-    She is currently pursuing a Mas-
             forth by our founders. We strongly              and Amicae Auxiliaries,                             other successful citizen.         ter's Degree in Guidance Coun-
             believe that with the collective talents      Increase establishment of Stork’s Nests,              Shaniqua Latrice Caldwell has     seling at Fort Valley State Uni-
and leadership of all Zeta Chapters, Amicae and                                                                  been voted the Fort Valley Mid-   versity. In her spare time, Ms.
Youth Groups and with the implementation of our            Increase participation in the national Z-HOPE         dle School Teacher of the Year    Caldwell enjoys reading novels,    Wildcats that include her grand-
international, national, regional, state and local             projects,                                         by her colleagues. She is a na-   traveling, shopping, attending     mother, Evelyn McGhee (retired
projects, we will expand our services for the              Increase participation in the March of Dimes          tive of Marshallville, GA and a   sporting events and spending       teacher – 37 years); mother, Fran-
greater good of humankind.                                     Walk America,                                     graduate of Peach County High     time with her 4 year old daugh-    ces Caldwell (current teacher – 33
                                                                                                                 School and Fort Valley State      ter, Kemoye'. She also spends      years); aunt, Dr. Marion Ford
                                                           Increase participation in state, regional and         University. Ms. Caldwell has      time as an active member of the    (principal – 28 years); sisters,
The dedicated hard work of our elected and ap-                 national conferences,                             taught Reading for six years at   Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Georgia    Lakesia & Sekemia Caldwell
pointed state officers and every individual soror,         Increase donations to the National Education          FVMS, where she also did her      Association of Educators, Geor-    (current students).
amica and youth will ensure the continued success              Foundation                                        student teaching. Her mentor-     gia Reading Association, Order
of our programs. We will continue our mission                                                                    ing doesn't end in the class-     of Eastern Star and FVSU
and goals as enumerated by our State Director,                                                                   room, she is also the Golden      Alumni Association. She is in a
Soror Chrislyn D. Turner which include:                 The Great State of Georgia looks forward to an-          Highlights dance team and Black   legacy of educators and FVSU
                                                        other Zeta year filled with sisterly support, gener-
                                                        osity, and the hard work of each soror, amica and
    Implementation at the state level the goals of      youth as Georgia continues the work of Zeta Phi
       the International Grand Basileus and Re-         Beta Sorority, Inc.
       gional Director,
                                                                                                                 G EORGIA S OUTHERN U NIVERSITY G RADUATE
                                                                                                                         Sekemia Tavisha     She was recognized dur-      was honored for
                                                                                                                 Caldwell, associate         ing Spring 2007 for com-     having the highest
                                                                                                                 member of Beta Rho          pleting the semester with    GPA in FACS,
                                                                                                                 Zeta Chapter-Fort Val-      a 4.0 GPA. She is also a     inducted into
                                                                                                                 ley, Georgia will com-      member of Phi Upsilon        Kappa Delta Epsi-
 M ISS I NTERNATIONAL P HI B ETA S IGMA                                                                          plete academic studies at   Omicron, National            lon, a Wildcat
        For the second time in a row, Miss                The crown was passed to Soror Hunte                    Georgia Southern Uni-       Honor Society in Family      football manager,
 International Phi Beta Sigma is from the state           from Soror Adrienne Foster, representing               versity on December 7,      and Consumer Sciences        and a member of the FVSU Blue Machine March-
 of Georgia.                                              Theta Zeta Chapter at Columbus State                   2007. Her major is Fam-     (FACS). Sekemia plans        ing Band Dancing Doll team. Sekemia and her
                                                          University, the 2005 Miss International Phi            ily and Consumer Sci-       to become a FACS             family members became charter members of the
                                                                                                                 ences Education and she     teacher in the Fall of       Southeastern Region Legacy Club in November
                                                          Beta Sigma.
       Veronica Hunte, representing Zeta                                                                         is the only African         2008. She also matricu-      2006. They are grandmother, Evelyn McGhee,
 Nu Chapter at the University of Georgia, was                                                                    American in the pro-        lated at Fort Valley State   mother, Frances Caldwell, and sister, Shaniqua
 crowned Miss International Phi Beta Sigma at             Congratulations to Soror Hunte!                        gram. Sekemia will          University, where she        Caldwell (GA Youth Coordinator).
                                                                                                                 graduate with a 3.—         became a Zeta in Fall of
 Conclave 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
                                                                                                                 Grade Point Average.        2005. While at FVSU she
                                     S OUTHEASTERN R EGION S TILL S ECOND T O N ONE !

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         4 5 6 7 8                  9    10    8    9    10   11   12   13   14    6 7 8      9    10   11   12   3 4 5 6 7 8                  9
         11 12 13 14 15             16   17    15   16   17   18   19   20   21    13 14 15   16   17   18   19   10 11 12 13 14 15            16
         18 19 20 21 22             23   24    22   23   24   25   26   27   28    20 21 22   23   24   25   26   17 18 19 20 21 22            23
         25 26 27 28 29             30   31    29   30                             27 28 29   30   31             24 25 26 27 28 29            30

         S EPTEMBER                            O CTOBER                            N OVEMBER                      D ECEMBER
         S  M    T    W    T        F    S     S    M T W          T    F    S     S   M T    W T    S  F         S  M     T    W    T    F    S
            1    2    3    4        5    6              1          2    3    4                       1               1     2    3    4    5    6
         7 8     9    10   11       12   13    5 6 7 8             9    10   11    2 3 4 5 6 7 8                  7 8      9    10   11   12   13
         14 15   16   17   18       19   20    12 13 14 15         16   17   18    9 10 11 12 13 14 15            14 15    16   17   18   19   20
         21 22   23   24   25       26   27    19 20 21 22         23   24   25    16 17 18 19 20 21 22           21 22    23   24   25   26   27
         28 29   30                            26 27 28 29         30   31         23 24 25 26 27 28 29           28 29    30   31

 S CHEDULE                      •        January 26-February 3, 2008—Zora Festival; Eatonville FL
 OF E VENTS                              Soror NY Nathari, Executive Director 407-647-3307
                                •        March 7-9, 2008—Georgia State Leadership Conference; Macon, GA
                                •        March 28-30, 2008—Zora Heritage Celebration Mosley House; Eatonville, FL
                                         Soror Rosa Brown, Zeta Thespian Association 850-575-2522 rosa2855@comcast.net
                                •        April 18-19, 2008—South Carolina State Leadership Conference; Colombia, SC
                                •        May 2-5, 2008—Florida State Leadership Conference; Bahamas
                                •        June 27- July 3, 2008—Boule in Las Vegas, NV

Z ETA P HI B ETA S ORORITY , I NC .                                               S CARLETT H. B LACK , R EGIONAL D IRECTOR

                 Huretta M. Wright                                                                   Marion M. Gary,
                Florida State Director                                                         South Carolina State Director

              Chrislyn D. Turner                                                                   Colleen M. Williams
             Georgia State Director                                                            Virgin Islands State Director

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