Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. celebrates 100 years

ST. PETE BEACH — The members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., are excited to announce they turned 100 years old ​on Jan. 16. Helping local chapter members celebrate their centennial, chapters of the Divine 9 were present at the Dolphin Beach Resort last Thursday.

Founded by five women on Jan. 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. members focus on scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood. The Jan. 16 celebration of local chapter Zeta Gamma Zeta featured a program honoring some of the sorority members, a tribute to their founders, speakers and other entertainment.   

This international sorority focuses on social causes that include the March of Dimes, Relay for Life, elder care, youth involvement, and many other worthy causes to aid the community, the country and the world. The international centennial celebration was also held in Washington, D.C., last week,  while founder’s day, a week of business, and another celebration will be held in the nation’s capital this coming June. 

Lisa Wilson, St. Pete native and veteran Pinellas County teacher, serves as Zeta Gamma Zeta’s president.

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