“Oh So Sweet” UG Newsletter

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. — State of Georgia
“Oh So Sweet” UG Newsletter
DECEMBER 3, 2011
Sheryl P. Underwood, 23rd International Grand Basileus
Chrislyn D. Turner, Southeastern Regional Director
Myra F. Reese, Georgia State Director
Kina Q. Davis, Georgia Undergraduate Coordinator
I hope that you enjoy the second issue of the “Oh So Sweet” UG Newsletter. The
Undergraduates in the State of Georgia are doing a terrific job representing Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority, Inc. This issue include activities from October and November. They
are participating in community activities in their surrounding areas and on their
campuses. They are keeping the founding principles of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
The undergraduates are the future of our beloved sorority. We should encourage
them and support them in all that they do. This will allow them to have a smooth
transition into the graduate chapters.
Soror Kina Davis
“A New Foundation Built on Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and Finer Womanhood”
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Pink Day For Iota Tau-Celebrate AASU 2011
“Ain’t No
Stopping Us
Now, We’re on
the Move!”
On October 20, 2011, the ladies of the Iota Tau Chapter at Armstrong
Atlantic State University participated in Armstrong Celebrate, a day of school
spirit and fun, on campus from noon to 4pm. Having a booth themed towards
Breast Cancer awareness, we fundraised for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in
support of Breast Cancer research. Our booth also included a bake sale of
chocolate chip and sugar cookies, along with vanilla and strawberry cupcakes with
pink icing all sold at fifty cents apiece. There were also drawings for whole cakes,
gift cards and other prizes throughout the day for people who donated. Sorors
Lovia Lartey, Shanice King, and Imani Agusma also performed a step and chant
highlighting their love for their school and Zeta. “A girl came up to me the next
day and said she really enjoyed the step. I think everyone was impressed” said
Soror Latey. The whole chapter wore pink ribbons for Breast Cancer, worked
the booth, as well as participated in the other wonderful events the festival had to
offer. It was a fun yet informative event that we will do again in the future.
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“Opulent and Always ON Point in October”-Omicron Nu
The ladies of Omicron Nu at the University of West Georgia had a busy
month that exemplified why they are the Opulent and always ON point ladies of Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. This dynamic chapter began their month competing in their
2011 homecoming show on October 1. The ladies also competed in the 2011
Georgia Tech Homecoming Show on October 21. The ladies did very well as they
presented “Salon 1920.” Omicron Nu also held a Penny Wars competition the week
of October 10-14. During this week the ladies collected monetary donations with
hopes of raising money for March for Babies. The chapter successfully met their goal
and was very thankful for the support of the UWG community. On October 12th, the
chapter enjoyed a fun evening of arts and crafts with some of the young ladies at
UWG. The ladies brought in timeless photos to share with the group and then
ended the night conversing and decorating beautiful frames. It was a great night!
On October 17th, the ladies hosted a Breast cancer Awareness program as a part of
the Southeastern Region Undergraduate Signature Program. Peer educators from
the UWG Health Services came in and educated the attendees on how to check for
lumps that could be cancerous and about the many people that breast cancer can
affect. The program was very educational and all attendees expressed a sense of
gratitude for their new knowledge. Lastly, on October 28th, the ladies participated in
UWG’s annual Safe Treat which is a safe alternative for local children to Trick or
Treat. Many of the parents and children were impressed as Zetas helped children to
count money in order to earn candy. It was a fun night for all. October was a very
busy month for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc on the University of West Georgia
Campus but needless to say it was a very successful month as well. The Omicron Nu
chapter also kicked off their “Say Yes to the Dress: Prom edition” program and is
collecting dresses, shoes, and accessories to be donated to young teens in need at a
local High school for prom. If you are interested in donating, the ladies are still
seeking donations. Please email the chapter at
[email protected] if you wish to help!
Continues to
Handle The
Business of Zeta
Phi Beta
Sorority, Inc.”
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Mu Mu Chapter Supports Breast Cancer Awareness
On Thursday, October 13, 2011 the Mu Mu Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority, Inc. at Georgia Southwestern State University co-sponsored PINK DAY
with the ladies of SUAVE. The sorors asked everyone to wear PINK in support of
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The sorors set up a table in the MSC Bookstore
Hallway. The Sorors passed out information on Breast Cancer, Self-Breast Exam
Cards, stickers, cupcakes, and strawberry cake. The sorors and the ladies of
SUAVE also gave away a Breast Cancer Awareness Basket. While walking across
the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University, all you could see was PINK!
Continue to
focus on Zetas
Helping Others
to Excel
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Fall Festival for Valdosta, GA Community - Alpha Theta
During the month of October the Alpha Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority, Inc. teamed up with their sponsoring graduate chapter, Zeta Sigma Zeta, to put
on a Fall Festival for the Valdosta community. Alpha Theta invited other VSU Greeks
to participate in the annual event and the groups offered children activities ranging from
face and nail painting to musical chairs and cake walk ALL free of charge. Additionally,
in celebration of Halloween, children were encouraged to wear costumes and received
candy trick-or-treat style at each table. Overall, the event was a success!
Second To
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The Braxtons Visit Spelman College-Beta Iota Chapter
Soror Traci Braxton and Soror Towanda Braxton, along with
their sisters Tamar & Trina, visited Spelman College on October 19,
2011. The sisters were on campus to promote Season 2 of their WEtv
hit television show "Braxton Family Values." Soror Arienne Jones and
Soror Jasmine Williams welcomed them to Spelman College on behalf
of the Beta Iota chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Service, Sister
Love, and Finer
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Focusing On The Future
Although Omicron Nu works with teens year-round as mentors for Central
High School in Carrollton, GA through our “Ladies of the Dove” mentoring
program, this month we focused our efforts on supporting these teens in dealing
with many of the problems they face daily in the harsh and challenging world.
During the month of November, the Omicron Nu chapter held two “Ladies of the
Dove” mentoring sessions; the first spotlighted the importance of self-esteem and
anti- bullying. Many of the young women admitted to playing some role in bullying
at one point but learned how they could best avoid future situations. In our
second session, we discussed the importance of safe dating and healthy choices,
including abstinence. Again, we received great feedback from the young ladies
about how they plan to make better choices in their futures and we all promised
that we would follow up again with this topic due to the amount of information
and the advice the girls wanted to hear from us. We all were very happy when one
of the mentees expressed how more mature she felt when she attended these
sessions with us. Not only have we reached out to the young women at Central
High School, but during the month of November we also participated in a
Thanksgiving dinner Cook off benefit for the Foundation Group Home in
Bremen, GA. During the benefit, we had the opportunity to talk to the young teen
women who lived in the group home, one on one. During our intimate
discussions, we were able to learn a little more about them, and they learned a
little more about us as well, all while eating donated plates of food that we helped
to prepare. We know that our work is not done and we look forward to our future
sessions and experiences with our mentees as well as helping other young women
make healthy choices for their lives.
Omicron Nu and their “Ladies of the Dove” mentees
“Georgia State
March 23-25,
2011 in macon,
Kappa Epsilon Chapter-Columbus State University
Since the semester is coming to
aclose, the ladies of Kappa Epsilon
hosted a Goal Setting Vision Board
Party. The purpose of the Vision
Board Event was to target the
underclassmen and give them goal
setting advice on time management,
financial planning, career setting,
and by maintaining a healthy
college lifestyle!
“When Zeta
Calls, we will
answer one and
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Kappa Epsilon Continues……...
On November 12th, 2011 Sorors Sin’Quetta Tanner and Tiffni Williams
participated in the “100 TEENS IN JEANS” Praise Party Event held at Allen
Temple located in Columbus, Georgia, by performing a praise step during the
church services! On November 18, 2011, the ZETAS showed Greek Unity by
attending the Neophyte Showcase for the new Fall 2K11 members of
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated! The event was lovely and enjoyable!
Action Oriented
Upcoming Events!
Zeta Phi Beta Supports World Aids Day
Undergraduates Award—77th Southeastern Regional Conference
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Undergraduate Chapters from
the GREAT State of Georgia that attended the 77th Southeastern Regional Conference.
The undergraduates participated in business sessions, workshops, and the awards
banquet. Some of our undergraduate members and chapters received awards at the
conference. The awards are as follows:
Soror Randyl Cochran
Omega Mu
Mercer University
Highest GPA in the Southeastern Region
Sorors with 3.5 GPA or Higher
Randyl Cochran
Bahar Baktiarnejad
Stephanie Santiago
Catherine Muse
Shaquandra Mesidor
Adrianna Powell
Lanice Lee
Donnetta Lowe
Arienne Jones
Jarayon Jackson
Beta Iota
Spelman College
Chapter with Highest GPA in the Southeastern Region
Iota Tau
Armstrong Atlantic University
Chapter with the most Sorors registered at the conference
Rho Beta of Savannah State University and Omicron Nu of West Georgia
Z-HOPE Awards
Let’s keep up the good work in representing the State of Georgia. I am very proud of
you and all that you do for Zeta. I wish each of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New
Kina Davis
Georgia Undergraduate Coordinator