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fpwattsGEORGIA'S UNIQUE HISTORY IN ZETA

BIRTHPLACE OF FOUNDER 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.

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

2013-2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Raised/donated more than $100,000 for the March of Dimes

Awarded nearly $100,000 in scholarships

More than 300 Sorors trained as advisors/sponsors

Donated more than 1,100 wigs to American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (2014, 2015)

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

Held four 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

Recognized at the 2014 and 2016 Grand Boule':
- Membership (Third largest state in Zeta)
- Z-HOPE
- Elder Care
- March of Dimes/March for Babies (Top State 2016)
- Amicae Auxiliaries
- Scrapbook
- Communications

© 2017 - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., State of Georgia