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File #: 0015X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/10/2020 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 1/13/2020 Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: To honor and congratulate the ladies of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated on the occasion of the sorority’s 100th Anniversary and to thank the ladies of Zeta for their commitment and service to the residents of Columbus and Central Ohio.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Shannon G. Hardin

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To honor and congratulate the ladies of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated on the occasion of the sorority’s 100th Anniversary and to thank the ladies of Zeta for their commitment and service to the residents of Columbus and Central Ohio.

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WHEREAS, Zeta Phi Beta was founded on January 16, 1920 by five young women on the campus of Howard University located in Washington, DC - and since its founding not only has the organization raised the consciousness of its people, but it has encouraged the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and fostered a greater sense of unity - ultimately improving the human condition for all - and the black community specifically; and

WHEREAS, Zeta Phi Beta promotes Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood within its membership - it also actively promotes these values within the communities that it serves; moreover the organization has devoted countless hours of volunteer service, educating the public, assisting youth, providing scholarships, elevating organized charities, and promoting legislation supporting social and civic change; and

WHEREAS, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated has chartered hundreds of chapters and initiated thousands of women around the world, continuing to thrive and flourish while adapting to the changing needs of society - the Women of Zeta Phi Beta have been serving in Columbus since September 4, 1943 when the Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter was organized as a graduate chapter in the City of Columbus - the organization has a diverse membership of professional women committed to serving and improving Columbus - the Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter also serves as Sponsor to Xi Gamma Chapter at The Ohio State University - Xi Gamma Chapter was chartered January 27, 1968; and

WHEREAS, each of the members of Zeta are committed to a spirit of sisterly love - moreover the ladies of Zeta continue to radiate the essence of Finer Womanhood through their obligations in Central Ohio by mentoring, e...

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