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GEORGIA'S UNIQUE HISTORY IN ZETA

 

 


BIRTHPLACE OF FOUNDER FANNIE PETTIE WATTS
The State of Georgia holds a unique place in Zeta because one of the founders was from Georgia. Founder Fannie Pettie Watts was born in Perry, Georgia in 1899, and was educated in the Savannah, Georgia public schools before attending Georgia State College. Georgia honored Founder Watts with an event at Zeta Day in Perry, GA in September 2017. A shadowbox was placed in the Perry Museum in her honor. The State is also a Gold-Level Sponsor for the Museum.

One of Zeta's principal activities, "Finer Womanhood Week", was introduced in 1923 at the fourth conclave in Atlanta, Georgia by an Atlanta soror, Soror Eugenia Chiles. This activity has become a trademark and major focus of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Stork's Nest was created in 1972 by Soror Evelyn Brown of Epsilon Zeta Chapter, Atlanta, GA.

STATE DIRECTORS OF GEORGIA

Associate Directors

Anita Stripling
Alpha Theta Zeta - 1946

Kate Shakespear
Epsilon Zeta - 1959-1963

Julia Mitchell - 1963

State Directors
Sadie Potter - Epsilon Zeta
Julia Glass - Epsilon Zeta
Julia Driskell - Beta Omega Zeta
Itelia Butler - Beta Omega Zeta
Bettye Shelling - Omicron Kappa Zeta
Myrtice Taylor - Epsilon Zeta
Malinda Stovall - Epsilon Eta Zeta
Yovanda Deason-Horton - Kappa Iota Zeta
Chrislyn Turner - Rho Xi Zeta
Myra F. Reese - Epsilon Zeta
Shaneesa N. Ashford - Omicron Kappa Zeta
Vicki L. Pearson - Kappa Iota zeta

2012-2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Raised/donated more than $250,000 for the March of Dimes

Chapters have awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships

Donated more than 2,800 wigs and 900 scarves to American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (2014 - 2018)

Donated more than 350 bras to Dress for Success to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month (2013)

The State and individual chapters have donated more than $10,000 to Elder Care facilities and schools around the State

Held five successful Statewide Days of Service, with more than 70% of projects focusing on Elder Care

Chartered FIRST four-letter chapter in the Southeastern Region - Alpha Alpha Kappa Zeta, Newnan, GA

Corporate/Welcome Home Sponsor for Crisp Area Habitat for Humanity

Donated to the USO for Zeta's Military Appreciation Week

Held two community forums as a part of the State Conference, focusing on bullying and mental health

Secured a Zeta Phi Beta Georgia License Plate

Recognized at the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Grand Boulés:
- Powerhouse State: Membership (4th largest state in Zeta)
- MOD March for Babies (Top State 2014, 2016, 2018)
- ACS Wigs for Awareness Top State (2016, 2018)
- Z-HOPE
- Elder Care
- Amicae Auxiliaries
- Scrapbooks
- Communications/Social Media
- Centennial Diamond Visionary State

© 2018 - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., State of Georgia