Hello everyone!!! We hope that you enjoyed bringing in the New Year, and are accomplishing your goals well into 2016! We’ve been extremely busy and can’t wait to highlight what we’ve been up to. Since your last visit, we outstanding ladies of Omega Omicron Zeta chapter hosted our 2nd Annual Christmas party (which was sooooo much fun), participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. walk, and volunteered at the Zora Neale Hurston festival. Below, is a glimpse of other events we participated in, and those we successfully spearheaded.
Greater Allen Chapel A.M.E Church of Melbourne, FL acknowledged our chapter for the aid and support we’ve provided in the Brevard community. Our lovely President, Soror Gina Nater, graciously accepted the award and was elated to receive this recognition. What an honor it was to be awarded for all of the hard work we do in our community.
On January 16, 2016, we celebrated 96 years of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and Finer Womanhood. To celebrate this blu-tiful day, we met with our dovely Sorors from all over Florida at our Statewide Founders Day Luncheon in Orlando, FL. As we gathered to remember the path our Five Pearls paved, it reminded us of what a wonderful organization it is to be a part of. It was truly a great day to be a ZETA!
Pearls in the Wild
We are known for our many FIRSTS, so why not add another to our list. Our organization has partnered with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in an effort to educate our youth about the great outdoors. On January 30th, we hosted Pearls in the Wild at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne, FL. As we gathered with family and friends, we were educated about the meaning of preservation and conservation, all while having fun. Who said learning new things couldn’t be fun? We had a BLAST and can’t wait to do it again!
State Leadership Conference
On February 6th, Sorors Symone Taylor, Jasmine Berry, and Leslie-Ann Ellington traveled to Daytona, FL for the annual State Leadership Conference. During this one-day event, these ladies were provided the necessary skills to mold them into excellent leaders within our communities. In the words of our National President, Soror Mary Breaux Wright, “A Good Zeta is a Well-Informed Zeta.”
Wreaths Across America
Service! Service! Service! We just love serving our community! As part of ZHOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel), we honored our military veterans by placing wreaths on their final resting place. Our mission was to show gratitude to those who lost their lives in service to our country, and fought fearlessly to make our country what it is today. We bid a peaceful rest to all of our fallen heroes.
As we continue to show up and show out with new ways to serve our community, we hope that you would join us in many future endeavors. Please don’t forget to follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages at "BrevardZetas" for the latest scoop. Until next time!
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.