New members induction into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

Introducing the Fall 2020 Centennial Intake Class of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated., Mu Omega Zeta Chapter of Natchitoches.

Members are:

Ruby Rainwater-Adu, Winnfield- “I believe strongly in scholarship, service, sisterly love, and finer womanhood. I enjoy serving and helping others.”

Jamie Williams-Flanagan, Natchitoches- “I agree with service and finer womanhood. I have always felt connected to the values of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.”

Katrine Anderson-McFarland, Winnfield- “Sisterhood stood out to me because I value family and building strong bonds. Scholarship is important and I know the importance of education.

Tara Sapp, Montgomery– “Over the years, I have watched this organization show true sisterhood and service. I would like to become a finer woman in all aspects.”

Jacqueline Wells-Smith, Coushatta– “I consider it an honor to be asked by another member of the sorority if I would be interested in joining. This chapter is very involved in the community and I believe that part of our purpose on this earth is to be of service to others.”

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is an international, historically black Greek-lettered sorority founded on January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C, by five women affectionately known as “The Five Pearls.” The five coeds chose the name Zeta Phi Beta. Phi Beta was taken from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated to “seal and signify the relationship between the two organizations.”

Our founding principles are Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.

Our motto is: A community-conscious, action-oriented organization.

Our mission statement is to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood and finer womanhood. These ideals are reflected in the sorority’s national program for which its members and auxiliary groups provide voluntary service to staff, community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.

Even through a pandemic and quarantine these ladies rose to the challenge and persevered to answer the Zeta call. They are eager to let their Zeta Light Shine through their different professions, churches and communities engaging in various community service projects the sorority is involved in throughout the year.

Some of the sorority’s local involvements include but not limited to Relay for Life, Natchitoches Council on Aging, CASA of Natchitoches, Adopt a School, Dolled Up Doll Drive, Voter Registration and National Night Out. Nationally we are in partnership with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Refuge System), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Women Veterans Rock. Our National Programs are National Education Foundation, Stork’s Nest, Z.H.O.P.E. (Zetas Helping Other People Excel and Z.O.L. (Zeta Organizational Leadership) just to name a few.

We would like to congratulate and we’re overjoyed to have his group of awesome ladies join our illustrious organization as our “Sorors” and they know the “Zeta Train Never Stops!!!”

One Zeta—-Unified—–Mobilized——Zetarized