ABOUT ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED

International Headquarters
1734 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C. 20009
202-387-3103

Founded in 1920, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was established for the purposes of promoting the cause of education by encouraging the highest standards of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural and educational programs; promoting charitable projects on college campuses and within the community; fostering the spirit of sisterly love, and promoting the idea of Finer Womanhood.

 

ABOUT GAMMA RHO ZETA CHAPTER

P. O. Box 1255
Palmetto, Florida 34220

Gamma Rho Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was organized in 1947 and chartered in 1948 in Bradenton, Florida( Manatee County ) by seven local teachers. They included: Mrs. Essie K James*, Mrs. Inez Smith*, Mrs. Affie Teal*, Mrs. Kate Sue White*, Mrs. Maggie Foster*, Mrs. Alyce Partner* and Mrs. Mildred Foster Dawson.* (* Deceased)

Our chapter donates to such local charities as: NAACP, United Negro College Fund, United Way, March of Dimes, Meals on Wheels, and the American Cancer Society. The sorority participates in the “Adopt-a-Highway” Program and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. Members read to elementary school students and at the end of the school year, sponsor a reception for our scholarship recipients. The chapter participates in the National Service Initiative, ZHOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel).

 

ABOUT THE FIVE PEARLS OF EXCELLENCE, INCORPORATED

519 Sand Crane Court
Bradenton, Florida 34212
941-708-3059

The Five Pearls of Excellence, Incorporated ( A Florida Not for Profit Corporation), was incorporated June 1, 2010. The Five Pearls of Excellence, Inc. is designated as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization under the IRS code. Our organization is classified as a public charity exempt from Federal income tax and contributions made to The Five Pearls of Excellence, Inc. are fully tax deductible. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts.

The purpose for which this Corporation was organized is to provide scholarships, support organized charities, and foster service and charity in the communities of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Florida. The Five Pearls of Excellence, Inc. will work in partnership with Gamma Rho Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

AUXILIARIES

Zeta Amicae

As early as 1940, graduate chapters of Zeta Phi Beta began to realize the importance of the prestige, good will and cooperation of women who, for various reasons, were not members of any Greek-letter organization. Under the administration of Soror Lullelia Harrison, the first Amicae chapter was organized in Omaha, Nebraska in 1947 making Zeta the first sorority in the National Pan-Hellenic Council to organize an auxiliary group. The name Amicae (Friends of Zeta) was given to this organized group of women interested in Zeta ideas and activities and desirous of becoming an auxiliary to one or more local graduate chapters in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. These groups have rendered valuable services to the sorority and their respective communities.

Youth Affiliates

On the National level, the first clubs were formed in the 1950’s under the names Zetalites, Amicettes and Archonettes. These clubs were sponsored to help young ladies grow culturally, socially and educationally, by various chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Zeta Archonettes are high school-aged young ladies, 14 to 18 who demonstrate an interest in the goals and the ideals of scholarship, sisterly love, and community service. Archonette groups are affiliated through local chapters

Zeta Amicettes are girls 9 to 13 years of age who are willing to strive toward the high ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and who demonstrate potential for leadership in service to the community. Amicettes are affiliated through local chapters.

Zeta Pearlettes are girls 4 to 8 years old who are mentored by ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. to become outstanding leaders in their community. Pearlettes are affiliates of local chapters.