Well, we DID it!!! We have come to the end of a SPECTACULAR service year. Although our service year consisted of only 6 months, we accomplished quite a bit within that short period of time:
Lord, thank you for allowing us to be YOUR heart, YOUR hands, YOUR feet on this earth. Help us to have pure motives at all times and to do EVERYTHING as unto you! We realize that the impact of our efforts would be null and meaningless without your hands upon every project. We love you and we strive to display your love to our community.
Despite being a very new and small chapter, the ladies of Omega Omicron Zeta were determined to fully participate in our National observance of Finer Womanhood. Each day represented a value our chapter strives to model: Strength, Connection, Servant Leadership, Intellect and Cohesiveness. The five events planned were fun, meaningful, and AMAZING!!
Zeta Phi Beta has ALWAYS been a Leader of FIRSTS! The President of the Omega Omicron Zeta chapter initiated and facilitated the very first Presidents’ Dinner specifically for the Greeks in Brevard County. The goals of this quarterly fellowship is to bring the Leaders of each of the active Greek organizations together in order to (1) get to personally know each other, (2) establish working relationships among our chapters, and (3) share event calendars. The more the Leaders interact with each other, the more likely mutual support of events will increase and conflicting event scheduling will decrease. Joining the QOZ President were the Presidents from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. This first meeting was the beginning of a very special relationship amongst the organizations represented. The bond was established over the diverse visions cast for each local chapter as well as the Leaders’ common challenges. The hope is that as the fellowships continue, the other active organizations will come to join and experience the connection. #UnityIsContagious
In addition to having a beautiful Charter Ceremony, the celebration was equally EXCEPTIONAL! Joining the host of Zetas were representatives of the local Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Each came to extend a hearty welcome and to show support to the newest Greek alumnae organization established in Brevard County ~ Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. The Fellowship was DIVINE! The members of the Omega Omicron Zeta chapter look forward to supporting ALL of our Greek Brothers and Sisters in their chapter endeavors!!
The day had FINALLY arrived! December 2, 2012, our tenacious group of six would be formally chartered as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s Omega Omicron Zeta Chapter. Our Zeta Sisters thought it not beyond their scope of sacrifice to travel from both near and afar to stand with us. Sorors came from Melbourne, Palm Bay, Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, Lake Wales, Sorrento, Sebring, Mulberry, Sanford, Daytona, Daytona Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale.
We dare not forget our Southeastern Regional Director, Dr. Felicia Scott-Strickland, who traveled from Columbia, SC to preside over the ceremony. Close to 50 of us, dressed in white, intently listened as she graciously imparted instruction and guidance. All the while, our 18th International President, Dr. Edith V. Francis, stately sat in the front row displaying the brightest smile. In that setting and at that moment – there was a comfort and a warm feeling of Family in the room.
QOZ was presented gifts from the attending chapters as well as from our State Director, Karen Blount, and the Area 3 Coordinator, Lashonda Royal. ALL of the gifts were phenomenal! Thank you everyone for making our Charter Ceremony extra special!!