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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Announces New Leadership

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, founded January 16, 1920, began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington D.C .: Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings and Fannie Pettie Watts. These five women, also known as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.

A Community-Conscious, Action-Oriented Organization; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations - to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day.

Zeta Phi Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Phi Zeta Chapter has the distinction of being the first black Greek letter organization in Polk County chartered in 1948 and has carried out the goals set by Sorority as the Graduate Chapter. The members assist by:

• Providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors for more than 30 years

• Serving the community through the initiative "Zetas Helping Other Excel" (ZHOPE) with Adopt A School, Elder Care, Prematurity Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, March for Babies and Wigs for Awareness

• Honoring Women of Excellence as Finer Womanhood focus and by

• Demonstrating sisterly love for the Sisterhood

The 2020-21 Executive Board includes: Jacquelyn Bobb, President; Priscilla Copeland, First Vice President; Erica Gardner, Second Vice President; Brandy Davis, Third Vice President; Cateka Brown, Treasurer; Jatericka Connelly, Secretary; Denise Simon, Financial Secretary; Samelia Davis, Parliamentarian; Martha Holley, Chaplain; Valda Davis, Historian

For more information, contact [email protected], P.O. Box 8204, Lakeland, FL 33802, 863-521-5206


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