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Quarterly newsletter published by Tau Xi Zeta Graduate Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Forest Park, Illinois.

Transcript of The Zeta Chronicle Vol. 2 No.1

  • The ZeTaChroniCle


    The Beautiful Ladies of Tau Xi Zeta Chapter Continue the Legacy

    Working to Strengthen, Stimulate and Sustain the Sisterhood of Zeta

    FounderArizona Cleaver

    FounderFannie Pettie

    FounderMyrtle Tyler

    FounderPearl Neal

    FounderViola Tyler

  • 2TZ


    Chapter History On April 4, 2004, 20 women dared to be

    different. These Zeta women recognized the needfor the presence of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

    in the western suburbs of Chicago, and Tau XiZeta Chapter was born. This chapter upholds the

    belief of our founders: sorority elitism and socialismshould not overshadow the real mission for progressive

    organizations, to address societal mores, views, prejudices,poverty, and health concerns of the 21st Century. Since

    its chartering six years ago, Tau Xi Zeta Chapter hasbeen devoted to serving the community. The chapter

    provides services for Forest Park and the surrounding communities through various programmatic efforts.

    Our MissionTau Xi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.,

    is an exemplary organization of professional womendedicated to upholding its founding principles of Service,

    Scholarship, Sisterly Love, and Finer Womanhoodthrough a myriad of community-based

    interventions aimed at improving theeconomic, educational, physical and

    mental health of residents in itstarget communities.

    Charter Members1. Tracee Apuada2. Sheryl Bell3. Donna Glover4. Nina Hardy5. Beverly Harris-Evans6. NaTascha Harris7. Lucinda Hughes8. Paris Johnson9. Tiffany T. Johnson10. Tara D. Lampkin11. Laila McCloud12. Lynn McNish13. Renata Page14. Angela Pinson15. Melody Smith16. Michelle Streety17. Alicia Tilman18. Nicole Weathersby19. Alexis Williams20. Chantel Woodridge

    Tau Xi Zeta

  • 3From the Desk of the President...

    Memorable Moments in Sisterhood...

    The 2010-2011 year is off to a great start for Tau Xi Zeta Chapter, and Im excited to keep this momentum going. Weve been busy with service projects, fundraising and strengthening our leadership skills. My goals for the chapter this year include becoming

    more visible and providing resources to the community members on Chicagos West Side and near west suburbs of Chicago.

    Our recent Domestic Violence Awareness Month Door Knob Campaign in the Austin neighborhood was a big step towards becoming more visible. Our upcoming annual Blue

    Renaissance College Fair is just one example of how our chapter is striving to provide resources to the community around us.

    The college fair is very important to Tau Xi Zeta Chapter, because it seems as if the youth on the West Side of Chicago are often forgotten when it comes to certain opportunities. I think events like our college fair let the youth know that people do care about them - even if it may not feel like it. This will be our fourth annual college fair. In the past, many of the parents have been happy to have

    a resource like this for their children, because they feel like there are not enough higher education resources readily available for their children.

    I hope that we can continue to grow as a chapter and foster the needed relationships to continue to serve as a viable asset to the community. I know that this cannot happen over night, but I believe that we are off to a great start.

    Sisterly Submitted, Soror Chantel Woodridge

    Soror Michele King is voted Tau Xi Zeta ChaptersZeta of the Year 2010

    Soror Alyson Bradleyat her Neophyte Celebration

    April 20103

    Sorors Nakia Moore and J

    amila Jones

    share a sisterly moment a

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    Tau Xi Zeta Cookout 2009

  • 4au Xi Zeta News T

    44th Annual IL State Meeting

    In an effort to raise awareness dur-ing Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and support Zeta Phi Beta Sororitys national Z-Hope efforts, Tau Xi Zeta Sorors partnered with the Mu Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fra-ternity to canvas portions of the Austin neighborhood on Chicagos West Side with domestic violence awareness and prevention information, Oct. 9, 2010.

    Days before the event, Sorors, Ques and high school students from Urban Prep Academy (East Garfield Campus) stuffed 1800 bags filled with pamphlets explaining the various types of domestic violence, preven-tion methods and where to get help for victims and abusers. On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Sorors and Ques teamed up and walked door-to-door placing the information bags on door knobs, in mailboxes, as well as hand-ing them to community members.

    (Above) Tau Xi Zeta Sorors and the men of Phi Beta Sigma, Epsilon Chi Sigma chapter laughed the night away when Gerald Kelly took the stage at Jokes and Notes in Chica-gos Bronzeville neighborhood on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. Tau Xi Zeta Sorors sold tickets to the comedy show as a fall fundraiser for the chapters annual scholarship fund.

    Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence Door-to-Door

    After the pamphlets were dis-tributed, the teams of Zetas and Ques returned to Greater Love M.B. Church to hear a presentation by Alicia Oeser of Family Rescue, a do-mestic violence support center and shelter for victims and their children.

    It was an overwhelming feeling to know that hundreds of individuals were reached in a matter of 90 minutes that could have possibly changed someones life forever, said Soror Natasha Parker, DVAM Project Coordinator and First Anti-Basileus of Tau Xi Zeta Chapter.

    All laughs at Jokes and NotesSix Tau Xi Zeta Sorors attended the 44th Annual Illinois

    State Leadership Conference at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Oct. 1-2.

    Soror Tara D. Lampkin, ZB Life Member and Third Anti-Basileus of Tau Xi Zeta, gave a report on her goals and objectives as the state capital campaign coordinator.

    Soror Michele King, Tamias of Tau Xi Zeta, presented informa-tion about how to plan an event within the sororitys organizational structure from event proposal, to getting on the agenda and produc-ing the event budget. Drawing from her entrepreneurial experience, she gave guidance on food, sanitation and certifications. The work-shop attendees were also able to give examples of their individual chapter events and get suggestions on how to improve them.

    (Left) Tau Xi Zeta Sorors participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010.


  • 5e a Finer Woman

    A well-balanced diet is a cor-nerstone of health. Women, like men, should enjoy a variety of foods, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, low-fat dairy and lean protein. But women also have special nutrient needs and during each stage of a


    Women from all walks of life experience stress in one way or another. Stress can be a result of different situations like death of a loved one, loss of a job, relationship problems, financial difficulties, and many more.

    Are you stressed and anxious? Do you want to learn how to relieve stress?

    There are different ways that can help you relieve stress. You can lis-ten to relaxing music when you feel stressed. Or you can include daily exercise, as this can be an effective outlet for your stress. Time man-agement is also an effective tool to relieve stress. Playing outdoor games or video games can also re-duce stress and anxiety.

    A lot of people love to meditate to



    G Inside and out...

    Can Women Really Use Meditation to Relieve Stress?tion is an effective stress relief technique. Yoga is a type of meditation. It incorpo-rates breathing and posture exercises with meditation to relieve stress and anxiety.

    Before, people thought that meditation is only done if you want to gain a deeper understanding of the spiritual or religious forces in life. But meditation can be more than that. Meditation for women is recom-mended since this has been proven ef-fective. Meditation for women is all about focusing your attention on something or someone else besides your stressor. For instance, when you meditate you focus all your attention on a positive visualization, a religious figure, a person who stands for wisdom and love, or a mantra. And once you focus all your attention on this, you feel relaxed and calm.

    Meditation for women gives emo-tional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. After meditation for women, you gain a different view on stressful situa-tions, build skills to manage stress, in-

    on the present, and reduce nega-tive emotions.

    Furthermore, meditation for wom-en has been effective in treating aller-gies, asthma, binge eating, cancer, depression, fatigue, heart disease, addiction, high blood pressure, pain, and sleep problems. These are the many benefits of meditation.

    Meditation stress for women only takes a few minutes of your time. If you are under a lot of stress, find time to meditate and see just how helpful it is.

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    relieve stress. Yes, medita- crease self-awareness, focus

    womans life, these needs change.Eating Right

    Nutrient-rich foods provide energy for womens busy lives and help to prevent disease. A healthy daily diet includes:

    At least three 1-ounce servings of whole grains such as whole-grain bread, cereal, pasta, brown rice or oats.

    3 servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy products such as low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt or cheese.

    5 to 6 ounces of protein such as lean meat, chicken, turkey, fish, beans, lentils or peas.

    2 cups of fruit such as apples, blueberries, melon, oranges, banan-

    as and pears. 2 cups of vegetables such as

    leafy greens, pumpkin, bell peppers, o