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Posted: September 20, 2009 12:30 a.m.

Phi Omicron Zeta has a successful first full Year

The Phi Omicron Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has been successful in its first full year of serving the Covington/Conyers area of Georgia. The chapter was chartered in March 2008, and began its first full year in Sept. 2008. The sorority was founded on the principles of scholarship, service, sisterly love and finer womanhood.

In Nov. 2008, they participated in the March of Dimes "Prematurity Awareness Program" through local churches. Also in November, President Gloria Fallings and First Vice-President Veronica Lawrence represented the chapter at the Southeastern Regional Conference in Hilton Head, S.C. The sorors saw a need to grow the chapter to serve the community better, so Phi Omicron Zeta hosted an elegant Blue and White Holiday Social in December for the purpose of reclaiming inactive members of the sorority. The event was well-attended, and was fruitful in adding four new members to the chapter in the spring of 2009. The reclaimed members are Dalphine Browder, Diane Rawls Griffin, Audrey Williams and Katherine Williams. Gifts were collected at the Holiday Social and donated to Toys for Tots for children ages 13 to 17, who are often neglected at Christmas time.

Top officers of the chapter were in attendance at their Georgia State Conference in Augusta, in March 2009, where they gave a chapter donation in support of women that are victims of domestic violence in Augusta, through their Z-HOPE Program (Zetas Helping Other People Excel). In April, Phi Omicron Zeta reached its fundraising goal for the March of Dimes "Walk for Babies" fundraiser in Conyers, which focuses on research to stop premature births and birth defects. The chapter exceeded its fundraising goal in May for Relay for Life of Rockdale, which helps in the fight against cancer. The sorority members are currently raising funds to award a scholarship to a deserving high school student in the Newton/Rockdale community.

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