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Tea Rose Tribune March 2017
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®
Xi Zeta Omega Chapter (ΞΖΩ)
Welcome to March Madness sorors!
As many of you know, March is a time of basketball fervor. People from around the world view college basketball in anticipation comparable to the Super Bowl. For Xi Zeta
Omega, our March Madness Chapter meeting will be filled with fun, excitement, and something a little different just like the scores and winners in college basketball.
In an effort to showcase “other” committees that usually do not present monthly, we will feature a few of those “little
known” committees and share what they do and who chairs them.
The Executive Committee wants to ensure that we are giving all of our leaders an opportunity to share the great things their committees are doing and how you can support and/or
join them. This is your opportunity to get in a “bracket” and serve our Chapter and our community.
Expect fun! Expect to see something new! Expect to see and hear how Xi Zeta Omega Chapter is Launching New Dimensions! Come ready to cheer for the home teams!
Soror Daphne and your 2017 Pearls of
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter Spotlight pg. 2-4
Executive pg. 5
Program pg. 6-7
Membership pg. 8-10
Stay In Touch pg. 11
EAF Campaign pg. 13
Committee pg. 14
2017 Chapter Calendar
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2017 Chapter Spotlight: Celebrating Thirty-Five Years of Our Sisterhood and Service (1987-2017) Thirty-Five Phenomenal Facts about
Xi Zeta Omega Chapter Every month in 2017, we will feature a few facts about our amazing Chapter. See previous newsletters, and stay tuned for more!
8) Soror Rosemarie Brooks was installed as the first Basileus of Xi Zeta Omega at the
time of its chartering on January 16, 1982 and served until 1985. She was initiated
into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® at the illustrious Alpha Chapter at
Howard University in Washington, DC. Did you know…the Xi Zeta Omega newsletter
was established during her term.
9) Soror Rosalie Holmes Stroman was Xi Zeta Omega’s fourth Basileus and served from
1994-1997. She was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® in
the Gamma Upsilon Chapter at the majestic Savannah State College (now
University), in Savannah GA. Did you know…during her term Xi Zeta Omega
received the North Atlantic Region Chapter of the Year recognition for four
consecutive years to include first place in 1994, 1995, and 1996; and third place in
10) Soror Ora M. Darby was Xi Zeta Omega’s fifth Basileus and served from 1998-
2001. She was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® in the
Gamma Theta Chapter at the great Hampton Institute (now University), in
Hampton, VA. Did you know…during her term, Xi Zeta Omega received first place
for a Large Chapter in the North Atlantic Region and she moved the Chapter into
the “digital age of technology.”
11) Soror Beverly Ann Fields was the sixth Basileus and served from 2002-2005. She
was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® in the Nu Beta Chapter
at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. Did you know…during her term,
Xi Zeta Omega awarded over $53,000 in scholarships to deserving youth in the
metropolitan area through the Ivy Foundation and for the first time Xi Zeta Omega
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submitted proposed amendments to the International Constitution and Bylaws
35th Anniversary: 35 Acts of Kindness
In honor of our Chapter's 35 years of service, we are asking all sorors to
document 35 Acts of Kindness for our memoirs by the end of the year. You are
welcome to document any way you choose, i.e. using words, poems, pictures, hash tags. It's completely up to you.
As you are going through the month giving back to others and our community, simply
make a note of the act or take a photo of yourself and other sorors involved. Stop by the
Pinky Projects table at chapter meetings through the end of the year and just let us know.
We will take care of the rest. At our end of the year event, we will honor those sorors with
the most documented acts of kindness and the biggest hearts for sharing themselves with
others. What’s most important is that you HAVE FUN!!
#wehelpeachother #35actsofkindness #XZOgives
You may also email your acts of kindness to Tracy Harrison, email@example.com.
Purchase your 35th Anniversary tee!
• Final date to place order for your tee will be at the March Chapter meeting.
• Tees are women’s tees.
• Sizes/Cost: Small-XL: $21.00
• Sizes/Cost: 2X-3X: $23.00
• Checks payable to: Xi Zeta Omega Chapter
• Online payment option is available via the Members’ Only Section of the Chapter’s
website – www.akaxzo.com.
NOTE: If you have challenges accessing the Members’ Only Section, please
contact the Technology Committee – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EXECUTIVE Launching New Dimensions REGIONAL LEVEL 86th NORTH ATLANTIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS
Sorors, please download and bring your copy to the March chapter meeting. Copies will
not be distributed. Access the proposed bylaws, HERE. 2017 AKA DAY AT THE CAPITOL – ANNAPOLIS, MD
Advocate * Connect * Organize * Network
This day of advocacy began in 1987 as a reception to honor two Sorors Juanita Miller and
Gloria G. Lawlah who had been elected as delegates to the Maryland legislature in the Fall
of 1996. Our 27th North Atlantic Regional Director, Erma W. Barron was instrumental in
leading the way for what we now know as the AKA Day in Annapolis.
Join us on Thursday, March 9, 2017
Online registration is available on the North Atlantic Regional website -
www.akanorthatlantic.com - until March 2, 2017. There will be NO paper registration nor on-site registration.
CHAPTER LEVEL CHAPTER MEETING
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Location: The IDEA Public Charter School
Address: 1027 45th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20019
SMILE! CHAPTER PHOTO
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
• Please arrive by 11:50am.
• Attire is all black with pink and/or green scarf.
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PROGRAM Submitted: Soror Jacqueline McGlen, Program Chair
“’CAUSE It’s My Birthday” 2017 campaign Target I Educational Enrichment
Target III Family Strengthening
“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get. Happiness comes from what we give.” Dr. Ben Carson
Turn in your filled backpack at the Program Committee table at the monthly chapter meeting. You will receive a birthday token of thanks for donating to this
campaign. For more information, contact one of the project coordinators:
• Soror Ivana Williams - email@example.com • Soror Crystal Lloyd Williams- Williamscd1908@gmail.com
• Soror Brendolyn McCarty-Jones - firstname.lastname@example.org
BeCAUSE It’s Your Birthday…thank you for your service to all mankind!
Give BACK on your birthday just be’CAUSE! Donation of at least ONE (1) backpack per soror filled with the
following items during the month of your birthday: • School