Greetings and Happy Holidays to everyone!!! It’s been awhile since we’ve last written, and A LOT has happened that we can’t wait to share! We are well into our 2015-2016 service year and want to highlight a few things we’ve done so far.
Care 2 Share
We just looooove the holidays don’t you? The smell of cinnamon brooms filling the air, holiday music, decorations, you name it. The season just makes everyone warm and bubbly inside. What makes us even more excited for the holiday season is being able to give back to the community. On Thanksgiving Day, we gathered at Promiseland Church in Melbourne, FL to prepare hot meals for many families to enjoy. During the month of November, we launched our Thanksgiving Care 2 Share Food Drive and collected a grand total of 288 non-perishable food items, as well as monetary donations. With a total of 575 meals prepared, we are THANKFUL to be able to help those in need as this is always a humbling experience. We can’t wait to do it again next year!
81st Southeastern Regional Conference
I said my Sorors!!! Our annual Southeastern Regional Conference was held on November 19-22 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, FL. Sorors Nater, White, Vance, Stevens, Warren, and Smith were in attendance and had a wonderful time. As we bonded with new and old faces, we were able to do the work of Zeta in the midst of having a relaxing weekend. From being informed with various workshops, watching amazing leaders receive awards at the Community Service Awards Banquet, and enjoying The Journey to Centennial Kick-off the only way we know how – Island Style. We enjoyed every minute of the weekend!
Prematurity Awareness Month
During the month of November, we helped spread awareness about premature births and the risks that lie behind them. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has partnered with the March of Dimes for over 40 years in an effort to help families deliver healthy babies. Pre-term complications during child birth is the leading cause of death for young children, and we hope to spread awareness about this in order to change those heart-breaking statistics. As part of our outreach for pre-maturity awareness, the Omega Omicron Zeta Chapter attended a church service at Promiseland Church, informing the congregation about its health risks. In addition, we rocked our purple on Prematurity Awareness Day which was held on November 17th. Let’s continue fighting to help save OUR babies!
And the Winner Is…
The Omega Omicron Zeta Chapter received the 2014-2015 Chapter of the Year Award at our Area III meeting held in October in Orlando, FL. We are deeply honored to receive such recognition, and will continue to put in the work for ZETA!
Well that’s all for now. Stay tuned to see what we have in store for the upcoming year, and as always we thank you for all of your support. For more updates follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at BrevardZetas.
Scholarship, Scholarship, Scholarship! Omega Omicron Zeta is thrilled to announce that we raised over $1,200 for our very first Scholarship Fundraiser! We “cruised for a cause” with Victory Canaveral Casino Cruise to raise money for our Zetas Encouraging Higher Learning Scholarship Fund. We had an amaZing evening with all of our guests who sailed with us. Thank you to everyone who supported this event, both near and far!
The outstanding women of Omega Omicron Zeta consider it a great privilege and honor to be able to provide financial support to the youth of Brevard County in reaching their educational goals! We are pleased to say that we will be offering scholarships at the start of the 2016 – 2017 academic year.
We’ll keep you posted for more opportunities to contribute to our scholarship fund.
When our National Headquarters issued a call to action in response to the recent events surrounding killings of young people of color; Omega Omicron Zeta answered that call.
On March 12th, we partnered with the Rockledge Police Department and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Kappa Chi Sigma Chapter for a community workshop entitled “Law & Order – Successful Interactions with Law Enforcement.”
The event was a huge success as we strived to strengthen communication and trust amongst the community and our public safety officials. Omega Omicron Zeta achieved our goal for the evening – To engage the community and educate all on the importance of positive interactions.
There were over 80 guests in attendance, including youth, parents, political officials, pastors and local business owners! We'd like to say "Thank you!" for being present and showing an interest in making relations better within our community.
Click HERE to see an article about the event. Link may not be permanent.