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R.O.O.T.S. Celebration ~A cultural & sorority heritage program~ *Commemorative Edition*

Saturday, February 26, 2011 The Grand • 4101 E. Willow • Long Beach, CA

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Executive Board Karen Taylor-Abby, President Royetta S. Perry, 1st Vice President Felicia Thompson, 2nd Vice President Gayleah Richmond, 3rd Vice President Sharlyce Borders, Treasurer Brena Cooper, Financial Secretary Ashley Mariscal, Recording Secretary Brittney Walker, Public Relations Yvonne Alexander, Parliamentarian

MEMBERS Terri Anderson Gale Ballard Ebony Beasley Ratoya Dawson Shira Dillon Rolanda Freeman LaRisha Hunter Beverly Jamison

Naima McReynolds Morgan Parker Vangie Pratt Lerina Raymond Whitney Sims Jaynia Spraglin Cassandra Washington Mignon Washington


P.O. Box 7154 Long Beach, CA 90807

SORORITY, INC. Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter

February 26, 2011

Good afternoon Zeta members, brothers, Zeta affiliates and guests: National Office Sheryl P. Underwood International Grand Basileus

Regional Office Nui Brown Pacific Regional Director

State Office Valerie Preston Southern California Director Tanya Fitzgerald Northern California Director

Chapter Karen Taylor-Abby President Royetta S. Perry 1st Vice President Felicia Thompson 2nd Vice President

I would like to welcome you to our 10th Annual R.O.O.T.S. Celebration (Remembering Our Oath To Sisterhood) Awards Luncheon. On behalf of the members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Sigma Eta Zeta chapter, it is with great pleasure that we honor our sisters for the phenomenal work they are doing in our sorority. Sorority Honorees Distinguished Zeta ~ Soror La Sonya Gibbs Zeta of the Year ~ Soror Felicia Thompson Undergraduate Zeta of the Year ~ Soror Ashlee Wilkins We also feel it is important to recognize and honor people in the Long Beach community who share and support the ideals of ZHOPE: Zetas Helping Other People Excel by educating and empowering the mind, body and spirit of women, men, youth, seniors and international women. Congratulations to this year’s honorees. Tribute Award Honorees Lance Roberts ~ 100 Black Men of Long Beach Dr. Cheryl L. Browne ~ Kaiser Permanente (South Bay) Kimberly & Kelly Anyadike ~ Young African American Pilots Lastly, a special thank you to the R.O.O.T.S. Committee for their time, energy, hard work and commitment. Sisterly,

Gayleah Richmond 3rd Vice President Sharlyce Borders Treasurer Ashley Mariscal Secretary

Karen Taylor~Abby, President Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Pacific Region Sheryl P. Underwood International Grand Basileus

Nui Brown Pacific Regional Director

® February 26, 2011

Greetings Sorors of Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter, It is with great pride that I join with the Sorors of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the community in congratulating you on your 10th Annual R.O.O.T.S. Celebration, whose theme this year is “Weaving the Fabric of Our Heritage.” I appreciate the opportunity to join you in saluting this year’s 2011 honorees. To the dynamic and phenomenal women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, I am honored to congratulate Soror La Sonya Gibbs with the Distinguished Zeta Award, Soror Felicia Thompson with the Zeta of the Year Award and Soror Ashlee Wilkins with the Undergraduate Zeta of the Year Award. Sorors your hard work and dedication to this organization is truly a testament of what it means to be a Finer Woman and all that Zeta represents. Your untiring efforts have not gone unnoticed, and that is why today we celebrate you! Thank you again Sorors for being who you are and for all that you do in the community. Continuing, I value and appreciate this year’s 2011 Community Award recipient. It is through your outstanding work in the community and for your efforts to further the causes for the betterment and advancement of our people, as you uplift, inspire and serve mankind; I salute and congratulate Mr. Lance Roberts of 100 Black Men of Long Beach; Dr. Cheryl L. Browne of Kaiser Permanente Hospital; and Miss Kelly & Kimberly Anyadike, young African American pilots. To all of the honorees, your dedication and generosity deserve all of your praise and appreciation. To all in attendance at this joyous celebration, I extend best wishes for an enjoyable and successful event. Sisterly,

Nui Brown Pacific Regional Director

February 26, 2011

Greetings: On behalf of the State of California, we bring greetings to Sigma Eta Zeta chapter and join you in celebrating your 10th Annual R.O.O.T.S. Celebration. Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter has consciously and continually been a beacon light in the city of Long Beach and surrounding cities in an effort to promote the founding principles of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Scholarship, Community Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood for 10 years. We salute this year’s Zeta honorees: Soror La Sonya Gibbs (Distinguished Zeta); Soror Felicia Thompson (Zeta of the Year); and Soror Ashlee Wilkins (Undergraduate Zeta of the Year). We also send congratulations to your community honorees: Mr. Lance Roberts of 100 Black Men of Long Beach; Dr. Cheryl L. Browne of Kaiser Permanente (South Bay); and Miss Kelly & Kimberly Anyadike, African American pilots. Together, we applaud Sigma Eta Zeta on successfully paying tribute to whom tribute is due. May your next decade be just as rewarding. In continued service,

Soror Valerie Preston Southern California State Director

Soror Tanya D. Fitzgerald Northern California State Director

February 26, 2011

To the Sisters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.: As Mayor of Long Beach, it is my pleasure to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the Long Beach Sigma Eta Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. on the occasion of your 10th Annual Remember Our Oath To Sisterhood (R.O.O.T.S.) Celebration. As in present years, this year’s celebration will once again honor women who have demonstrated unwavering commitment to their professions while improving the quality of their communities. To all of the members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, I thank you for all your public service and supporting our local communities. I commend the sorority, its founding members and both past and current supporters for their dedication to public educational development, providing scholarship, supporting organized charities and promoting legislation for social and civic change. I want to give a special recognition to the positive impact this year’s award recipients have made within their respective communities: La Sonya Gibbs, Felicia Thompson, Ashlee Wilkins, Lance Roberts, Dr. Cheryl L. Browne, and Miss Kelly & Kimberly Anyadike. Your hard work and dedication is recognized and greatly appreciated. Congratulations again on celebrating 10 years of community service and sisterhood! Warmest Regards,

Mayor Bob Foster City of Long Beach

333 West Ocean Blvd., 14th Floor | Long Beach, CA 90802 Tel. (562) 570-6801 | Fax (562) 570-6538

February 26, 2011

Dear Friends,

It is with great enthusiasm that I offer my sincere congratulations to Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. on the occasion of your 10th Annual R.O.O.T.S. Celebration. The R.O.O.T.S. Celebration is a cultural and sorority heritage programs highlighting the richness of our heritage and acknowledging the efforts, achievements and success of individuals in the community and society. Your celebration is seen as one of the top scholarship events in the city of Long Beach. Today you are honoring three outstanding individuals who have been committed to scholarship, sisterly love, and service. I would like to congratulate this year’s honorees: Distinguished Zeta (“Pillar Award” recipient) ~ Ms. La Sonya Gibbs Zeta of the Year (“Torch Award” recipient) ~ Ms. Felicia Thompson Undergraduate Zeta of the Year (“Apex Award” recipient) ~ Ms. Ashlee Wilkins By upholding the values of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., these individuals have made an immeasurable impact on your organization. The honorees deserve our praise and admiration. On behalf of the 33rd Congressional District, I applaud Zeta Phi Beta Sorority for another year of service and accomplishments and I wish you all a memorable event. Sincerely,

Karen Bass Member of Congress US House of Representatives California, 33rd District

MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS Supervisor, Second District, County of Los Angeles 500 W. Temple Street, Rm 866 / Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration Los Angeles, CA 90012

February 26, 2011

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC. SIGMA ETA ZETA CHAPTER 10th Annual R.O.O.T.S. Celebration Weaving the Fabric of Our Heritage Congratulations to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Sigma Eta Zeta chapter on your 10th Annual R.O.O.T.S. Celebration, Weaving the Fabric of Our Heritage. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1920 dedicated to promoting the principles of Scholarship, Sisterly Love, Service and Finer Womanhood. In over 90 years, the organization has chartered over 800 chapters across eight intercontinental regions. I commend them on their commitment to serving youth and the community-at-large through their creative and inspiring programs. I would also like to extend congratulations to this year’s honorees: Ms. La Sonya Gibbs, Ms. Felicia Thompson, Ms. Ashlee Wilkins, Mr. Lance Roberts, Dr. Cheryl L. Browne, and Miss Kelly & Kimberly Anyadike. Your contributions to the community are admirable and will undoubtedly inspire youth and women globally. On behalf of the more than 10 million people who reside in the County of Los Angeles and the members of the Board of Supervisors, I extend best wishes for continued success and a most memorable event. With hope,

Mark Ridley-Thomas Supervisor, Second District

THE BLACK NATIONAL ANTHEM Lift every voice and sing, till earth and Heaven ring Ring with the harmonies of liberty Let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening skies Let it resound loud as the rolling sea Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us Facing the rising sun of our new day begun Let us march on till victory is won. Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat, Have not our weary feet Come to the place for which our fathers sighed? We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. God of our weary years, God of our silent tears Thou Who hast brought us thus far on the way Thou Who hast by Thy might, led us into the light Keep us forever in the path, we pray Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand True to our God, true to our native land. Words: James Weldon Johnson • Music: John Rosamond Johnson

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R.O.O.T.S. “Distinguished Zeta” La Sonya Yvonne Gibbs is a native of California. She attended CSU, Northridge where she earned two Bachelor Degrees in Child Development and African American Studies in 1990. She proceeded to earn a Masters degree in Public Administration from CSU, Dominguez Hills in 2001. Soror Gibbs became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated in the Omega Kappa Chapter at California State University Northridge in 1988. She has worked diligently for the beloved sisterhood. During her twenty two year membership La Sonya has held numerous elected offices on the graduate and undergraduate level including President, Executive Board Chair, 3rd Vice President, Secretary and Parliamentarian. Additionally, she has functioned as Youth Advisor and actively participated on various committees including, but not limited to, State Meeting, By-Law, Budget, Scholarship, and Membership. Under her leadership as ZHOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel) Co-Chair for nine years, her ongoing involvement gained Omicron Rho Zeta chapter recognition annually on the state and regional levels and on the national level in 2004, 2006 and 2008. She answered the call of Zeta and served as the Southern California State Director (2006-2008); Pacific Region Reclamation and Incentives Coordinator (2008-2010), and she is currently the National Co-Director of Youth Auxiliaries and the Pacific Region Capital Campaign Co-Chair while remaining an active member of Omicron Rho Zeta graduate chapter in Inglewood, CA. As a Golden Life Member, Soror Gibbs’ dedication to our sorority is genuine and she supports its growth and strives to portray a positive image while exemplifying the ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. She has worked for Los Angeles County for twenty one years. During the past fifteen years she has worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). She is currently a Children’s Services Administrator II for the Youth Development Services Division, providing services and resources to transition age youth exiting the foster care system. Soror Gibbs is a proud mother of two daughters (ages 17 and 15), who are both members of the Zeta Archonette youth auxiliary group; and also the former co-owner of the franchise, Color Me Mine (Corona, CA).


Past Honorees: Excetta Joseph (2002) Beatrice Nelson (2003) Bennie Reames (2004) Lena Smith (2005) Carolyn Daniels (2006) Bibliana Bovery (2007) Valerie Preston (2009) Tanya Fitzgerald (2010)

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Past Honorees: Stella Bronson (2002) Shonte’ Fuller (2003) Royetta S. Perry (2004) Bridgette Flowers (2005) Sharolyn Gailliard (2006) Jessica Moore (2007) Karen Taylor-Abby (2009) Gayleah Richmond (2010)

“Zeta of the Year”

Felicia Michelle Thompson was born on October 30, 1982 to the lovely parents of Henry and Gwendolyn Thompson and raised in Long Beach, California. As a child, Felicia loved to play the board game ,Monopoly; for she always wanted to own a Boardwalk and Park Place. Felicia enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Felicia is a well-rounded woman. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Political Science from CSU Dominguez Hills, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from CSU Long Beach. She is currently working on her second Master’s degree in Counseling and Marriage Family Therapy. Since November 2, 2007, Felicia has been a vibrant, active and proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Sigma Eta Zeta chapter. She has had the opportunity to serve in various positions and committees within the chapter, including: 2nd Vice President (2008-present), Scholarship Chair, Tassels for Teens Chair, Bylaw, Budget, Nominations & Elections and R.O.O.T.S. committees. Soror Thompson also finds time during her busy schedule to mentor our Zeta Youth and build upon the foundation laid by our founders. With knowledge and understandings of Zeta’s principles, Felicia hopes to one day serve as the National President. Soror Thompson credits her success in Zeta to God, and her family. She is so proud to share this great honor with them. Soror Thompson quotes Maya Angelou by saying, “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

She is employed for AltaMed Health Services Corporation – Youth Services department as a Case Manager and has gained the knowledge and leadership abilities to provide services for underserved women and children.

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R.O.O.T.S. “Undergraduate Zeta of the Year” Ashlee Wilkins, a native of northern California, was born on March 12, 1988. As an AfricanAmerican woman who continually strives to serve as an inspirational role model to her community, she is determined to leave her imprint on society through her work. During Ashlee’s primary and secondary education, she attended thirteen different public schools. These moves were the product of a single parent’s financial instability. Although there were times that seemed more unbearable than others, she learned to appreciate the simple things in life. In the fifth grade she and her mother lived in a motel for about a year. It was then that Ashlee knew she wanted a better life for her family and herself. These events have continued to inspire and motivate her to pursue her goals; understanding that the only way to do this was to attend college and excel academically. She is comfortable sharing her story with others, so that they too can achieve their goals no matter what obstacles or boundaries may be in their path. Believing in herself has been her greatest lesson learned as it is essential to stand firm on ones morals and values no matter what others may say. With this revelation, she found a new confidence which she uses to help others. Ashlee is currently a graduating senior at CSU, Long Beach, where she will be obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in Spring 2011. For the past three years, Ashlee has served as an Academic Peer Advisor with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at California State University, Long Beach. As a Peer Advisor, she provides academic advising to economicallydisadvantaged, first generation college students. She has found it incredibly fulfilling to assist students with their academic endeavors while helping them explore and evaluate major and professional possibilities. Ashlee is also an active member of the Lois J. Swanson Leadership Academy, the Black Scholars Association and the Human Resource Management Association. Raised as an only child, she yearned for the sisterhood she found in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. She has been a member on the Devastating Delta Eta Chapter since Fall 2007, where she has served as the Secretary and Treasurer. Ashlee gives thanks and praises to her Lord and Savior for keeping her throughout the years, and blessing her with opportunities to further her education and share her story. She also thanks God for blessing her with a strong mother who groomed her into the woman she is today and is appreciative of the love of her life, Robert, for always supporting and encouraging her. Last but not least, she is grateful for the sisterhood she found in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


Past Honorees: Michelle Nettles Veronica Young Sandra Riley Keri Premmer Ashley Stanton Morgan Parker Whitney Sims

(2003) (2004) (2005) (2006) (2007) (2009) (2010)

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Libation and Honoring of Ancestors……………………………...............Brittney Walker R.O.O.T.S. Celebration, Chair

Prayer..………………………………………………………………………………..……Ratoya Dawson Welcome Dance.…………………………………………………………………..R.O.O.T.S Dancers Welcome………………………………………………………………................Karen Taylor-Abby President, Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter

Lift Every Voice & Sing Introduction of M.C..………………………………………………………..….Karen Taylor-Abby Mistress of Ceremony……………………………………………………………….…Brena Cooper Greetings Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. / Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. / Dignitaries Poetry………………………………………………………………………..….....…….Royetta S. Perry Invocation..…………………………………………………………………………..….Ratoya Dawson

 Lunch Served  Fashion Tribute / Scholarship Auction……………………………………Felicia Thompson Introduction of Speaker …………………………………………………...…....Royetta S. Perry Theme Speaker………….…….…..…………………….…...….………………….Candida Mobley Entrepreneur / Motivational Speaker

 Presentation Awards  Scholarship Award .…………………………………………...........Scholarship Committee Dre’Jean Bey • Recipient Renaissance High School of the Arts

Tribute Award .…………………………………………......................Mignon Washington Lance Roberts • Recipient 100 Black Men of Long Beach

Apex Award .…………………………………..…………………………Ebony Beasley, Presenter Undergraduate Zeta of the Year Ashlee Wilkins • Honoree Delta Eta Chapter ~ CSU Long Beach

Torch Award…………………………..……………………..………Sharlyce Borders, Presenter Zeta of the Year Felicia Thompson • Honoree Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter ~ Long Beach, CA

Pillar Award....………………………..……………………Cassandra Washington, Presenter Distinguished Zeta La Sonya Gibbs • Honoree Omicron Rho Zeta Chapter ~ Inglewood, CA

Finer Fundraiser “Coach” Raffle………...…………………...…...Scholarship Committee Closing Remarks……………………………………………………..………….......Brittney Walker R.O.O.T.S. Celebration, Chair

Sorority Hymn....…………………………………Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

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R.O.O.T.S. Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker Candida Mobley is the Founder and CEO of Voices, Inc., a full service marketing and communications firm based in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Wright’s desire to empower the underserved started her on a career journey that has been life changing.

In 1983, Ms. Mobley’s vision was to create an opportunity that would not just sell products and services but would influence powerful and positive change for the target audience and the client. Ms. Wright’s marketing strategies utilize a “grassroots” approach that bridge the gap between corporate and Government entities and the Urban community. Ms. Mobley is dedicated to providing her clients, both corporate and government, with quality, research-based, creative marketing strategies that educate, inspire, and uplift the disenfranchised. She has developed and executed general market and target market advertising campaigns as well as community outreach events for clients that include: U. S. Housing and Urban Development, County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services Bioterrorism Emergency Preparedness Program, LA County Office of Women’s Healthy Cervical Cancer Prevention, Charles R. Drew University, National Association of Women Business Owners, U. S. Census Bureau, McDonald, Taco Bell, etc. She has received the “Partnership Award” from the U.S. Census 2000 in addition to special congressional and citywide recognition for her efforts on behalf of the community and government. She also received the “Small Business of the Year” Award from the California Black Chamber of Commerce in 2002. Ms. Mobley belongs to a number of organizations, including: National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) where she was the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Black Business Association (BBA) as Parliamentarian, The Links, Beverly Hills West Chapter, L.A. Rotary Club, lifetime member of The New Leaders, lifetime member NAACP, West Angeles Church of God in Christ 2000-2003 Board of Trustees, California Black Chamber of Commerce, and Los Angeles Westside Area Planning Commission (2000). Ms. Mobley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California and has completed the Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) Program at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. "As an entrepreneur, it can be challenging to pursue your dreams. But to continue that pursuit when everyone else would understand if you just walked away is a test of true strength.”


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R.O.O.T.S. CELEBRATION Lance Robert is passionate about helping young people control their academic destiny. He served as an award winning high school teacher for a number of years and was founding Chairman of the Ethnic Studies department and the Multicultural Center. He also founded and developed a Rites of Passage Empowerment Program – a mentoring program for youth in the City of Long Beach . He presently serves as Chairman for the Youth Mentoring program sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Long Beach which meets every third Saturday at CSULB. He currently works as an Instructor in the Behavioral/ Social Science Department and the Student Success Center at Los Angeles Southwest College.

Dr. Cheryl L. Browne, a Carson native, is active in the community and conducts many lectures and speaking engagements throughout the year, including an annual cardiovascular disease workshop for African Americans in the South Bay community. At the age of 23, Cheryl L. Browne made a decision to become a physician after she was informed that her husband had an infection, which could possibly cause death. After observing how caring, patient and understanding his physician was, she motivated to become the caring physician she is today. Dr. Browne is the Physician-in-Charge of the Continuing Care Department which includes home health, hospice, palliative care, medical social service, geriatrics, and extended care facilities; and she’s also Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee at Kaiser Permanente, South Bay.

In 2008, at the age of 16, Kelly Anyadike made her way into the Guinness Book of world Records by being the youngest African-American female to solo in four different fixed-wing aircraft on the same day. Kelly has been involved in Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum’s flight program since she was 15. She is currently attending UCLA. Kimberly Anyadike never remembers a time when she wasn’t interested in flying. Her passion for aviation began with a 20-minute demo flight at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, a flight school and youth mentoring center in Compton, CA. In 2009, Kimberly became the youngest African American female to pilot an airplane cross-country. Upon graduation in 2012, she plans to apply to Stanford, Yale or Harvard Universities. Kimberly’s career goal is to become a cardio-vascular surgeon with a pilot’s license.

Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter Our History The "idea" of establishing a Long Beach graduate chapter began in the late 1980's by collegiate members attending California State University, Long Beach. Around the mid 1990's, the "discussion" on chartering this chapter began to brew. It wasn't until the Spring of 2000, that actually chartering a Long Beach graduate chapter was fully grasped, formed and implemented. Thus, Sigma Eta Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was chartered in Long Beach, California on April 12, 2001 by ten remarkable women.

The vision of Sigma Eta Zeta chapter derives from the collective view of the future held by its financial members. Sigma Eta Zeta chapter (Long Beach, CA) is home to a diverse group of young, college educated, professional, and executive women dedicated to promoting the ideals of Sisterly Love, Finer Womanhood, Scholarship and Community Service and working to improve the lives of men, women, children, and seniors through ZHOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel). We are proud sponsors for one collegiate chapter: Delta Eta chapter (CSULB); one adult auxiliary: Long Beach Zeta Amicae; and three national youth affiliate groups: Pearlettes (ages 4-8), Amicettes (ages 913) and the Archonettes (ages 14-18). The Vision Sigma Eta Zeta chapter is made up of many voices, many faces, and have many views, yet we are bound together by a common goal…by ONE vision. Thus, we are committed to “Supporting the Vision” of our national, regional, state and local presidents/directors. Our immediate focus in Sigma Eta Zeta chapter is to . We believe that by edifying, educating and empowering the whole woman, we are strengthened mentally, spiritually, financially, emotionally and socially. Thus, we as women are able to project a greater awareness of self; a sharper image of influence and success; and an unconquerable spirit of sisterhood. Chapter Motto "This is a WORKING chapter!"

Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter

I am grateful for all the hard work and commitment that each of you have put into this chapter. For 10 years we’ve been Edifying, Educating and Empowering women in Zeta and in our community! Ten years is a testament to our unwavering commitment to serve each other, mankind, and God. Let’s continue “Supporting the Vision”! - Soror Royetta S. Perry Charter Member I truly appreciate all the courtesies and love that the members of Sigma Eta Zeta continue to extend to me. I appreciate all the honors/awards and love. I enjoy seeing all the new faces at R.O.O.T.S. every year and am proud of the many great accomplishments our chapter has made. Keep aiming for the highest ideals! - Soror Cathy Thompson Charter Member You ladies have done a wonderful job in representing our illustrious sisterhood and have made monumental impacts in the Long Beach community! I love Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and I’m proud to know that its future lies in the hands of competent, determined, hard working women like you. - Soror Belinda Hall-White Charter Member Congratulations to Sigma Eta Zeta chapter on 10 years of celebrating our “ROOTS!” Much continued success as you strive for excellence in achieving the responsibilities of our beloved sisterhood. Remember to always let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and give God glory! - Soror Sharolyn Gailliard Charter Member

My how time flies! I am proud of the members of Sigma Eta Zeta chapter for carrying the torch and for keeping Zeta’s light burning in the communities of Long Beach and Orange County. I live way across the country now but I’m proud to know that we laid a strong foundation and you all are continuing to build upon it. - Soror Keythea Doby Charter Member Sorors, thank you for your dedication, hard work and commitment to serve our beloved sorority and for all the outreach programs, scholarship events and youth mentoring. I’m proud to see that Sigma Eta Zeta chapter is going strong! 10 years…wow. From our humble beginning, you have created greatness. Thank you. - Soror Kendra Williams-Quiros Charter Member

Charter Members not pictures: Susan Daniels, Mary Kathleen Clark, Shonte’ Fuller and Jessica Malone

Congratulations to our Keep doing what you do!

Your L~EEZIE z Fall „07 D‟Vine 9 ~ by way of 5 #2 ~ Sharlyce #3 ~ Yvonne #4 ~ Felicia #5 ~ Meghan #6 ~ Gayleah

(Blu Ice) (SapPHIre Queen) (Blu Diplomat) (Lady FoKiss) (Blu Diplomat)

Congratulations Felicia Michelle Thompson on becoming

“Zeta of the Year” with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter. Great job on the work you’ve done in Zeta and your community. May God continue to bless you with many more achievements! Love yah!

Kevin Copeland Carson High School ~ Class of 2000

To the dovely ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter we would like to congratulate you on your 10th Annual R.O.O.T.S. Celebration!

We also like to specially congratulate

“Zeta of the Year” on this achievement may you continue to provide service to your community!

••• Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity, Incorporated Phi Beta Sigma Alumni Chapter Charlie Wade, President Motto: Culture for Service and Service for Humanity


on becoming Zeta of the Year! It is true what they say, “job well done!� Keep up the good work! May God continue to bless you with many more achievements in Zeta and in life! Love Yah! Soror Reba Freeman (Ren) Alpha Psi Zeta Chapter

Congratulations Felicia!!!! Soror, we are so very proud of you and all that you have accomplished in Zetadom! Continue to SOAR high like a lovely Dove you are.....

Remember Z-Diamonds are 4 Ever! Soror Sharlyce "EBLS" Border Soror LaRisha Hunter & Soror Gale "Road Kitty" Ballard

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and her sorority sisters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter (Long Beach) on their 10th Annual R.O.O.T.S Celebration!

to our lovely wife, mother and friend

We wish you and Sigma Eta Zeta (Long Beach Alumnae) chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. much success on your 10th Annual R.O.O.T.S. Celebration "Weaving the fabric of Heritage” You work so hard in the community and with keeping us together, and we want you to know that we will continue to support you in your efforts! We Love you very much, Lorne Sr., Lorne Jr., Brittany, Karrington, and Endi (future son-in-law)

Desiree & Damon Rideaux would like to congratulate

on a well deserved honor the “2011 Distinguished Zeta”

on your honor as the “2011 Distinguished Zeta”

Louella and Allen Copeland

Congratulations to the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Sigma Eta Zeta Chapter on their 10th Annual R.O.O.T.S. Celebration From the Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Lambda Iota Sigma Chapter ~ San Diego, CA and the Officers of the LIS Foundation

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Congratulations Soror La Sonya Gibbs

Your commitment to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the communities we serve is an inspiration for others to follow. Wishing you continued success, ~ Soror Tina Sims & Soror Patrice McConnell ~

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