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Out of the Blue A Monthly Newsletter...Keeping Sorors Informed V O L U M E




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Basileus Corner Greeting Sorors,


News From National


News From Region


News From State


PXZ Calendar


Undergrad Corner


I have not stopped thanking the Lord for the diligence and hard work that was demonstrated for Blue Revue. Thank you to the sorors who supported the events by praying relentlessly, purchasing and/or selling tickets, inviting people to attend, laboring tirelessly, and believing faithfully. You definitely made a difference. THANK YOU! Now you may ask, “Is there any rest for the weary?” My response to that question is no. There is still yet much to be done this year. We have 3 minutes of Fame coming up on June 21, 2013 at Pica’s restaurant and Mr. Tri State in the fall. We need everyone’s support. We truly need all hands on deck. Lovingly yours,



Blue Revue


Youth Highlights


Zeta’s Making History Zeta Word Find

Basileus Inspiration


"There is no passion to be found playing small-in setting for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."


- Nelson Mandela

The Executive Board Basileus: Madame Sandra Casimir

First Anti-Basileus: Soror Barbara A. Cousar

Second Anti-Basileus: Soror Lytanja Jones-Beulah

Third Anti-Basileus: Soror Earnestine Livingston

Grammateus: Soror Deanna Lewis

Tamias Grammateus: Soror Elizabeth K. Terrell

Tamias: Soror Erika M. Dawkins

Phylacter: Soror Barbara Abdul-Karim

“The time is always right to do what is right.� ~Martin Luther King, Jr. PAGE


National Zeta News This important Caregiver Survey was developed by the National Caregiver Alliance especially for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to assist the Alliance in designing educational training and support services specifically for Zetas and Amicae. Full participation by the total membership is critical to obtain the best value of this partnership. It takes less than 3min to complete. Please complete the survey: To assist in promoting Grand Wright’s Elder Care Programmatic Thrust, please visit the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging website ( Visit the aforementioned site to find the agency in your area that can assist you in forging a working relationship and partnership while implementing Elder Care for your respective communities. Zeta’s Anti-Hazing Platform – “Finer Women Don’t Haze” is ongoing and chapters are to continue executing programs, events, town hall meetings, etc. around this initiative. Visit the following link for additional information

IMPORTANT DATES July 18—21, 2013 Deadline 5/31/13 ZOL Certification Indianapolis, IN

July 10 – 15, 2014 Boule Washington, DC

July 16 - 20, 2014 Centennial Conclave in Washington, D.C.

Atlantic Region Zeta News 55th Atlantic Region Scholarship raffle ends July 18th -The raffle winner receives free registration for Regional conference. Sorors, I am asking that you give Soror Terrell a $20 donation to cover your raffle tickets. The Atlantic Region has secured a few more rooms for the 55th Regional Conference so if you have not reserved your space, please do so immediately to ensure you have accommodations for our Atlantic Regional Leadership Conference! For your quick reference: Adam’s Mark Hotel and Conference Center (716) 845-5100 – PRESS 1- Use Booking Code: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority


October 10 – 13, 2013: Regional Meeting in Buffalo, NY

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Zeta News Please be advised that the Youth Auxiliaries of PA will not have a Leadership Conference in April 2014. The reason behind the decision is based upon the direction the National Level is heading as it pertains to the youth and their attendance at State and Regional Conferences. Therefore, the Youth will have their Leadership Conference in November 2013. The targeted date is either November 9th or the 16th. Once a venue (preferably a college campus) has been identified, additional information will be forwarded by the Pennsylvania Youth Coordinators, Soror Olden and Soror Page.



Rho Chi Zeta Chapter Calendar March 3rd 

Happy Birthday Soror Latanja Rand

March 9th 

Rho Chi Zeta’s Blue Revue

March 12th 

Happy Birthday Soror Aleece Beattie

March 15th

April 26th 

Happy Birthday Soror Alexis Oliver

May 4th 

Happy Birthday Soror Kala Lynn Baxter

May 5th 

Happy Zetaversary Soror Azeb Kinder

Happy Zetaversary Soror Quinette Williams

Happy Zetaversary Soror Michelle Johnson

May 7th

Happy Zetaversary Soror Tracy Gray

March 23rd 

Happy Zetaversary Soror Shawndra Johnson

March 25th 

Happy Zetaversary Soror Fonda Akins

April 3rd 

Happy Zetaversary Soror Cynthia Carter-Chandler

May 8th 

Happy Birthday Soror Nikkimah Davis

Happy Zetaversary Soror Nikia Whitaker

Mary 23rd 

Happy Birthday Soror Ingrid Perez-Martin

Happy Zetaversary Soror Massa Nuni

Upcoming Events:

April 4th 

Happy Zetaversary Soror Alysenn Floyd

June 2nd

Happy Zetaversary Soror Marquita Green

Happy Zetaversary Soror Morgan Pippens

June 5th

Happy Zetaversary Soror Shaina Caldwell

April 14th 

Happy Zetaversary Soror Assia Williams

April 18th 

Happy Zetaversary Soror Sandra Casimir

April 23rd

Rho Chi Zeta’s Chapter Meeting

Chester High Day—8am PXZ Award Winner Receives Scholarship

June 15th 

Amicette’s Celebrate Mom

June 21st Rho Chi Zeta’s 3 Minutes To Fame at Pica’s. Tickets $20

Happy Birthday Soror Morgan Pippens

June 29th

Happy Zetaversary Soror Earnestine Livingston

Happy Zetaversary Soror Mona Lisa Artis

2013—2014 Rho Chi Zeta Planning Meeting PAGE




Undergraduate Corner Rho Chi Zeta is proud to be the sponsoring graduate chapter for the following universities:

Kutztown University Zeta Sigma

Millersville University Pi Mu

Widener University Pi Tau

Penn State University Mu Eta

Congratulations Graduating Seniors!! Sorors: Brittney Andrews—Pi Tau—Widener Sheryel Bohenek—Pi Mu—Millersville Deidra Laws—Pi Tau—Widener Oyeyimika Oyekanmi—Mu Eta—Penn State Susanna Tagoe—Mu Eta—Penn State

Amicae Learn & Lunch: Please Don't Hit My Sister (Sponsored by Zeta Amicae of Chester) This wonderful event took place on April 27, 2013 at Crozer-Community Hospital in Chester, PA. Our focus was to educate the community about domestic violence and how to get help. The presenter, Ms. Blake Cohen, from the Domestic Abuse Project (DAP), lead our discussion about domestic violence and the manner in which they assist people who are crisis. Handouts were provided for the guests to take home for further reading.



Blue Revue 2013 On March 9th, 2013, Rho Chi Zeta Chapter held its 13th Annual Blue Revue窶認rom Girls to Pearls.

Congratulations to the UPLIFT Class of 2013

Imani, Peyton, Amber, Saeyee, Ziyadah



Blue Revue 2013 (Con’t)



Archonettes Archonette Toria McLeod has been selected as a $2,500 award recipient of the 2013 Joe Neubauer Opportunity Award by The Urban League of Philadelphia . She was honored at their Empowerment Gala & Scholarship Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel,

Please join us in congratulating Toria on this wonderful achievement!

Zeta’s Making History Autherine Juanita Lucy was the first black student to attend the University of Alabama, in 1956. She was born on October 5, 1929 in Shiloh, Alabama and graduated from Linden Academy in 1947. She went on to attend Selma University in Selma, and the all-black Miles College in Fairfield - where she graduated with a BA in English in 1952. Later in 1952, at the encouragement of and along with a Miles classmate, Pollie Ann Myers, she decided to attend the University of Alabama as a graduate student but, knowing that admission would be difficult due to the University's admission policies, she and Myers approached the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for help. Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker Motley, and Arthur Shores were assigned to be their attorneys. While they started preparing her case, she worked as a secretary. Court action began in July 1953.

"Her initiative and courage won the right for students of all races to attend the University�

On June 29, 1955, the NAACP secured a court order preventing the University from rejecting the admission applications of Lucy and her friend based upon their race. Days later, the court amended the order to apply to all other African-American students seeking admission. The Supreme Court upheld this in Lucy v. Adams on October 10, 1955. On the very eve of the day Lucy and her friend (who had married to become Pollie Myers Hudson) were to register, the University Board of Trustees rejected Hudson on the grounds of her "conduct and marital record", but reluctantly allowed Lucy to register. However, she was barred from all dormitories and dining halls. [3] At least two sources have said that the board hoped that without Hudson, the more outgoing and assured of the pair and whose idea it originally was to enroll at Alabama, Lucy's own acceptance would mean little or nothing to her, and she would voluntarily choose not to attend. But Hudson and others strongly encouraged her, and on February 3, 1956, Lucy enrolled as a graduate student in library science, becoming the first African American ever admitted to a white public school or university in the state. On the third day of classes, a hostile mob assembled to prevent Lucy attending classes. The police were called to secure her admission but, that evening, the University suspended Lucy on the grounds that it could not provide a safe environment. Lucy and her attorneys filed suit against the University to have the suspension overturned. However, this suit was not successful and was used as a justification for her permanent expulsion. University officials claimed that Lucy had slandered the university and they could not have her as a student. The University of Alabama finally overturned her expulsion in 1980, and in 1992, she earned her Masters degree in Elementary Education from the University that she had applied to decades earlier.[6] In a complete reversal of spirit from when she was first admitted there, the university named an endowed scholarship in her honor and unveiled a portrait of her in the student union overlooking the most trafficked spot on campus. The inscription reads "Her initiative and courage won the right for students of all races to attend the University." OUT




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