Sorority sponsors the 2017 Triad Finer Womanhood
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One of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s principle activities has been the celebration of Finer Womanhood Month.
Rho Zeta, the Winston-Salem Chapter, served as hostess for the event. The program was held at Winston-Salem State University’s Donald J. Reeves Student Activity Center. The theme for the observance was: “Reflections of a Finer Woman.”
Chapters throughout the country and abroad celebrate at some point and in some manner during March. The chapters in the Triad have chosen for quite some time now to come together, with chapters taking turns hosting the observance.
Curly Sellers presided. Gloria Frazier gave the welcome, which was followed by a selection, “We Shall Behold Him,” by Sigma Brother Reginald McCaskill. Frazier penned and read a poem that focused on the five principles of the Sorority. While reading it, various sorors illustrated the poem: Kayla Clemmons (Scholarship), Anastasia Bethea (Service), Margaret Poston (Sisterhood) and Roberta Parson (Finer Womanhood). Sylvia Caldwell brought the audience to its feet with her very creative Liturgical Dance, “The Lord is Blessing Me.” Following Invocation and Grace by Lenner Jefferies, the attendees enjoyed a brunch, on March 4.
The second part of the program began with a selection, “Say Yes” by WSSU’S Omega Chapter Members Alicia and Samantha Robinson. A skit, “It all Started with a Walk” written and directed by Whitney Johnson was presented with Leeanna Lee as Founder Stemmons, Saquana Terry as Founder Neal, Whitney Johnson as Founder Faithful, Virginia Marshall as Founder Goings and D’Netta Breland as Founder Watts. Sigma Brothers George Hauser and Sean Hawkins portrayed Brothers Charles and Langston Taylor. The skit centered on a lover’s stroll and how that love affair led to the founding of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Alicia and Samantha Robinson sang a para-phrased version of “At Last.” The “Sophisticated Stroll,” choreographed by Candice Burris was per-formed by Rho Zeta and Omega chapter sorors.
Six chapters from around the Triad presented awards: Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Thomasville, Yanceyville and Winston-Salem. Two awards were presented from each chapter in the Triad. President Delores K. Turner presented the awards from Rho Zeta Chapter. Roberta Parson received the Soror of the Year Award and Marian A. Hairston received the President’s Award.
Following remarks from Regional Director T. Diane Surgeon, Esq., State Director LaKeshia Holley and Rho Zeta’s President Delores K. Turner, the celebration ended with the singing of the Sorority’s National Hymn.