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  • 1 | P a g e L a u n c h i n g N e w D i m e n s i o n s : X i Z e t a O m e g a C h a p t e r

    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!

    In service!

    Soror Daphne and your 2017 Pearls of

    Leadership

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Chapter Spotlight pg. 2-4

    Executive pg. 5

    Program pg. 6-7

    Membership pg. 8-10

    OTHER

    Stay In Touch pg. 11

    EAF Campaign pg. 13

    Technology Committee

    pg. 14

    Sisterly Relations

    Committee pg. 14

    2017 Chapter Calendar

    pg. 15

    Tea Rose Tribune Submissions: Newsletter submissions are due by the 15th of each month. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline. Please send submissions to: xzonewsletter@gmail.com

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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

    1997.

    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

    Committee.

    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, akatharrison@gmail.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 – xzotechcomm@gmail.com.

    mailto:akatharrison@gmail.com

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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

    Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm

    Location: The IDEA Public Charter School

    Address: 1027 45th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20019

    SMILE! CHAPTER PHOTO

    Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Time: 12:00pm-12:15pm

    • 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 - irwilliams@verizon.net • Soror Crystal Lloyd Williams- Williamscd1908@gmail.com

    • Soror Brendolyn McCarty-Jones - brenaka1908@msn.com

    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