A New Beginning...A New Year!

Happy New Year! 2010

JANUARY 2010 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Zeta Chi Omega Chapter Arlington/Alexandria, Virginia

The Ivyette

Volume 10, Issue 01 January 2010 Letter from the Basileus Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Zeta Chi Omega Chapter

Dear Sorors of Zeta Chi Omega, Happy New Year! Whenever I have the opportunity to vacation near water, I find it fascinating to watch the morning sunrise. It’s simply exciting to witness the beauty of the sun as it bursts forth and appears in the distance, and then as it makes its way across the horizon. Who can resist the excitement of the dawning of a new day? It imparts a sense of newness as the day begins. It is with the very same sense that I eagerly anticipate the future of Zeta Chi Omega Chapter. Just as the dawn of a new day literally takes my breath away, so does the very thought of our potential. As we now begin this new season, I seek your support as we embrace growth and change. The year 2010 promises to be a very productive and exciting year for our chapter. Zeta Chi Omega has faithfully served the Arlington/Alexandria communities for over 53 years. We now build upon that enviable track record as we usher in a New Year and season. I’m enthusiastic about our tenure together. Therefore, I encourage each of you to join me in rededicating ourselves to the purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and pledge to invest our time and talent to further the ideals set forth by our founders 102 years ago. The success of any chapter is due to the faithfulness of the membership, but it commences with the leadership. I would be lax in my duty if I did not congratulate our outgoing Basileus, Soror Joyce Henderson, and the other officers and committee chairmen for a job well done. The immediate past leadership of Zeta Chi Omega has left to us an outstanding and successful legacy of leadership for the years 20082009. Thank you for all of countless hours of service to the chapter. Additionally, I wish to thank Soror Joyce Henderson for hosting a lovely and elegant luncheon last month after the installation of officers. It will not be soon forgotten and has raised our level of expectation for future events. Everyone in attendance had a wonderful time. Lastly, allow me to congratulate all of our newly elected officers and appointed committee chairmen. It is a privilege for me to jointly share the leadership of this noble organization with such a promising leadership team. Together we will strive for the advancement of Zeta Chi Omega as we seek to work in harmony and sisterhood. Yours in Service, Soror Michelle Jones


From the Desk of the Basileus IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS     

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January 7, 2010 Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m., Charles Houston Community Center January 9, 2010 Chapter Meeting Patrick Henry Elementary School January 9, 2010 Chapter Photograph/Directory Photos *** ATTIRE ALL BLACK*** January 9, 2010 Platform and Committee Sign-up prior to and after general meeting January 16, 2010 All newly elected officers, returning officers, committee chairmen and cochairmen are required to attend the officer/committee chairman training workshop. Soror Ann C. Taylor from Delta Omega will facilitate the workshop. Sorors, please don’t forget to bring your documents to the training. January 18, 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service—time and location to be announced at general meeting by Soror Doris Shannon, Program Chairman January 24, 2010 Joint Metropolitan Founders’ Day to be held at BWI Marriott. The attire for the event will be uninterrupted white, NO PANTS. February 15, 2010 AKA Day at the Capitol, Richmond Virginia April 28-May 3 2010 The 57th Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference will be hosted by the Eastern Carolina Cluster in Raleigh, North Carolina. July 11-17, 2010 The 64th Boule will be held in St. Louis, Missouri. September 2010 The Undergraduate Round Up Date TBD November 6, 2010 The Northern Western Virginia Cluster hosted by Sigma Gamma Omega in Harrisonburg, Virginia

KUDOS Kudos to Sorors Sharon Fields, Betty Morrison, Marilyn Patterson and Platform III Committee members for organizing an outstanding Senior Citizens’ Holiday Dinner and Social. It was a great success, and all of the seniors enjoyed the fun-filled afternoon. Thank you to all sorors who donated food items and gifts for the event. Kudos to the Cotillion Committee for organizing a wonderful Sunday debutante event filled with worship and fellowship. The day began with a powerful sermon from Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley at the Alfred Street Baptist Church and culminated in a grand time had by all at the Society Room for brunch. There were over 50 sorors, prospective debutantes and their families that participated in the activities. Kudos to Sorors Doris Shannon, Louise Gordon and Regina Crawley for facilitating the etiquette workshop for our Step Out Girls. After the workshop, the sorors provided the girls with a small gift and cake.


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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS January 7 — Executive Com January 16 — Officer and Committee Meeting, Charles Housmittee Chairman Training ton Center, Alexandria, Virginia Workshop, Charles Houston Center  January 9 — Platform V Meeting, Patrick Henry Elementary  January 19 — Cotillion ComSchool, Alexandria, Virginia mittee Meeting, Charles Beatley Library  January 9 — Directory Commit-

St. John’s Baptist Church

tee Photograph Shoot, Patrick Henry Elementary School 

January 9 — General Chapter Meeting, Patrick Henry Elementary School January 9 — Chapter Photograph, Patrick Henry Elementary School (after the general meeting)

January 24 — Metropolitan AKA Founders’ Day, BWI Marriott

January 25 — Membership Committee Meeting, Charles Houston Center

Mentoring—2nd & 4th Tuesdays, Charles Houston Center

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

Zeta Chi Omega Chapter

Literacy Sessions-3rd Wednesday, Durant Center P.O. Box 10627 Alexandria, VA 22310

E-mail: [email protected] www.aka-zco.org

January 31 — Debutante Talent Show, Nannie J. Lee Center, Alexandria, Virginia

January 9/23/30 — Debutante  Platform II: Rehearsals, TBD  Tutoring—Every Monday,


Spirit & Inspiration Live the Love Life As we begin the New Year 2010, we think of many things: snow, a holiday off from work, a Super Bowl game, and of course New Year resolutions. Maybe you have decided to get active in this great sorority. We think about losing weight, rekindling relationships and perhaps vowing to show someone that you love them. Let us just focus on love and to try to understand what real love is and how we can live the Love Life. There is nothing – absolutely nothing- that is more important than learning to love. In fact, how accurately you perfect the love walk will determine how much of the perfect will of God you accomplish. That’s because every other spiritual force derives its actions from love. For example, the Bible tells us that faith works by love, and unanswered prayer is almost impossible when a believer steps outside of love and refuses to forgive or is in strife with her sister. Without love, your giving will not work. Faith fails and knowledge is unfruitful. All of the truths that you have learned from God’s Word work by love. They will profit you nothing unless you live the love of God. As we begin this New Year, let us learn to live the love life. Examine your interactions with your sisters. Examine the words that you speak. Examine your motivations; examine your actions. Examine your works in this sorority. Listen and take these love lessons from the best source, the Holy Word. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

John 13:33-35

Be devoted to one another in sisterly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:9-11 Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:9-11 Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-15 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-3 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as sisters, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:7-9 Perhaps First Corinthians 13:4-8 paints a perfect picture of how love behaves. It is patient and kind. It’s not jealous or proud. It doesn’t behave rudely or selfishly and it isn’t touchy. Love “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” If that sounds like it’s too much, remember that you are a love creature. God has recreated your spirit in the image of love. And He has sent His love spirit to live in you and teach you how to love as He loves. Sorors, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Soror Pat Wallace, Chairman

Excerpts from “From Faith To Faith “ and The Holy Bible.


Announcements From the Immediate Past Basileus: I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone for their sisterly expressions of Christmas cheer — tokens, cards, and well wishes. Again, many thanks, sorors! Soror Joyce Henderson

From the Epistoleus: If you wish to include material in the Ivyette, you must submit to the Epistoleus by the 15th of the month for the next issue. If you have circumstances that will require your submission to be late, please contact the Epistoleus as soon as possible. Where there is adequate time and opportunity to accommodate late submissions, it will be done; however, any materials received after the 15th are subject to not being included in the next month’s issue and will be held for the following month where appropriate. This is your reminder for submitting materials for the Ivyette. Please be diligent in submitting your materials each month. Mark your calendars if you submit materials each month to make sure you do not miss the deadline. A reminder will remain on the back cover of the Ivyette. If you have questions, concerns, or need assistance with your materials, please let the Epistoleus know. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Sisterly, Joyce Putman Epistoleus From the Parliamentarian: It will be my pleasure to serve the chapter again as Parliamentarian. Starting with the February issue of the Ivyette, you will see a new column—”Parliamentary Particulars,” designed to give the chapter tips on parliamentary procedure. Each month a process will be highlighted, such as how to make a motion, with questions for you to answer. This will assist in enhancing the chapter’s ability to carry out business in an orderly and sisterly manner. This is also my invitation to members to join the Bylaws Committee, of which I am chairman. We will be called upon to make revisions to the bylaws when necessary, and interpret questions of parliamentary procedure. I will provide forms for these requests at the February general meeting. I look forward to a year of learning, sharing, and fun with parliamentary procedure! Sisterly, Joyce Putman Parliamentarian


Announcements (continued)

Zeta Chi Omega Chapter Photograph Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010 Time: 11:30 a.m. (after the general chapter meeting) Attire: All Black Please come prepared to remain after the general chapter meeting to sit for the chapter photograph. All those who plan to sit for the picture should wear all black attire. Additional instructions will be given at the general chapter meeting.


Zeta Chi Omega Chapter Platform and Committee Leadership Platforms Committee PlatformI PlatformII PlatformIII PlatformIV PlatformV Committee International Programs Bylaw s Finance Scholarship Connection Membership Public Relations Courtesy Telephone/Communications Standards New sletter Nominating Founders' Day Ivy Foundation Liason Graduate Advisory Aw ards Technology Archives Protocol Contracts Directory Committee Music Pan Hellenic Property Tellers Audit Spirit and Inspiration Diamond Golden Silver Leadership Development Strategic Planning Cotillion

Chair Wendy Campell Gw endolyn Williams Dechane Dorsey Gloria Bell Joyce Brooks Standing Committes Chair Doris Shanon (Anti-Basileus) Joyce Putman (Parliamentarian) Katrina Moss (Tamiouchos) Ester Stubbs-Varnado Brenda Kelley Nelum Tiffany Montgomery Vera Clyburn (Ivy LeafReporter) Cora King (Hodegos) Katrina Pritchett (Philacter) Judy Lopez Joyce Putman (Epistoleus) TBD Blanche Maness Kendra Gillespie Candace Fields Rogers (Graduate Advisor) Angela Russell Gloria Bell Jeanne Melvin-Martin (Historian) Theresa Emanuel Irma Bogan Gloria Bell (Anti-Grammateus) Non-Standing Committes Chair Tilly Blanding Angela Turner Barbara Walker Danielle Burw ell Lula Hicks PatWallace Leslie Dey Hazel Cameron Kendra Gillespie Angela Turner


Co-Chair(s) Jade Hudson Erica Jeffries Leslie Dey Lucretia McClenney/Jessica Nickens Co-Chair

Marcy Jessup Betty Morrison Connie Greene

Whitney Joyner/Jeanette Martin

Sherry Billingsley

Barbara Bouldin Leslie Dey Barbara Bellamy


Courtnay Williams/Mathelle Lee

Officers’ Reports Grammateus Happy New Year, Sorors! As we enter into a new year, I am very excited to serve you as Grammateus. As Grammateus, my primary responsibilities are to document the proceedings of the Chapter and the Executive Committee meetings and to maintain permanent record books of these meetings. Therefore, in many instances, I may record these meetings via tape recorder to ensure accuracy. Additionally, there are a few business items that I wish to remind sorors:   

If you are presenting a report to Executive Committee or Chapter meetings, please ensure that I have a hard copy as well as electronic. This should be given to me prior to your report being presented. Please state your name when making a motion or amending a motion. An agenda and minutes should be prepared for all committee meetings and provided to the Grammateus.

Soror Vanessa L. Jackson Grammateus

Tamiouchos As we start the 2010 programmatic year, sorors are reminded that all payment vouchers with supporting documentation should be approved by the Committee Chairman or responsible officer before they are given to the Basileus, Pecunious Grammateus, and Tamiouchos for their signatures. Also, sorors must obtain the Basileus’ approval before obligating $250.00 or more. This approval must be attached to the voucher when payment is requested. Vouchers should be submitted within 30 days of an event, unless there are extenuating circumstances. After 30 days, vouchers may not be honored. As a reminder, vouchers for expenditures incurred in 2009 will not be paid in 2010. All 2009 outstanding vouchers were to be submitted by December 31, 2009. Soror Katrina Moss Tamiouchos

Historian Sorors who have served as committee chairmen and co-chairmen during the past two years are hereby requested to forward copies of program books, souvenir journals, and other memorabilia from public events to the Historian for the purpose of updating our chapter's history. In addition, all sorors who have information which should be included in our history are requested to contact Soror Jeanne Melvin-Martin as soon as possible to ensure that the information is reflected in our 2010 directory. Zeta Chi Omega's Ivy Leaf Reporter, Epistoleus, and Hodegos are requested to ensure that all articles published, or received, are turned over to the Historian for inclusion in the record. All sorors are asked to contribute to the documentation of significant events past and present to ensure that our chapter archives are relevant and up to date. Thanks for your assistance in this endeavor. Sisterly, Soror Jeanne Melvin-Martin Historian 8

Officers’ Reports (continued) Hodegos January Birthday Wishes Hazel Cameron – 1 Jessica Sims – 1 Jennifer Wallace – 1 Bobbie Jean Dehaven - 3 Sandra Shelby – 4 Geraldine Lewis - 11 Cora King - 12 Beverly Anderson – 14 Martha Conner – 15 Delores Copeland - 18* Lisa Wilson - 20 Barbara Walker - 24 Susie Smith - 26 Geraldine Howell – 30 Clarice Crudup - 31 * Golden Soror Be sure that your birthday is included in the Ivyette. Contact the Hodegos, Soror Cora King, or the AntiGrammateus, Soror Gloria Bell, to ensure your birth date is included in your membership information.

With Sympathy  Soror Margaret Faucette became an Ivy Beyond the Wall in early December, Soror Margaret, a Zeta Chi Omega member, resided in Durham, North Carolina, with her family.  Soror Lori Lloyd Smith lost her aunt, Thelma Brown, on November 27, 2009. Funeral services were held on December 2, 2009 in Washington, DC.  Soror Barbara Cooley lost her uncle, Dr. Lawrence N. Jones. Dr. Jones was a retired minister and former dean of Howard University School of Divinity. Congratulations  Soror Starr Garrett’s nephew, Connell Maynor, married to her niece, Soror Meryl Maynor, was recently announced as the new head football coach at Winston-Salem State University. Enjoy the New Year, filled with all the things that bring you happiness! Soror Cora King Hodegos



Officers’ Reports (continued) Philacter Sorors, when signing in at chapter meetings, please ensure that your information is correct, if not, please update it. Sorors, you may email your updated information to [email protected] If you invite a guest soror to a meeting, please inform her to bring proper credentials in order to attend the meeting. The credentials required must be one of the following:  A financial card (old or current)  A copy of her certificate  A faxed verification letter or an e-mail confirmation from the Corporate Office Sorors, if you want to be deleted from the Zeta Chi Omega Phone Tree for telephone messages, please let me know. A sign-up sheet to remove or add your name from the Phone Tree will be available at the January chapter meeting. Soror Katrina Pritchett Philacter

Zeta Chi Omega Chapter—January 2010 Roster Changes Edith L. Bartley H: 301-218-1657 C: (240) 328-7882 (delete work number) Carol A. Turner H: /W:/C: 571-366-7086

Graduate Advisor January Green Tip:

Buy compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Thanks to the sorors of Zeta Chi Omega for supporting our “Go Green“ initiatives. Sisterly, Sigma Alpha Chapter Sisterly, Soror Candace Fields Rogers Graduate Advisor


Platform Reports Platform V: Health Resources Management and Economics Soror Joyce M. Brooks – Chairman, Sorors Lucretia McClenney and Jessica Nickens – Co-Chairmen Platform V Meeting Platform V will meet prior to the January chapter meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Elementary School, Alexandria, Virginia. ALL are welcome!

Healthy Lifestyle Tips for the New Year


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Stress Management

Sign up for some personal training sessions to start the new year Exercise with a partner, two or three times per week, walk, jog, skate, ski, etc. Try a new fitness pursuit like cross country skiing, snow shoeing, or ice skating Visit sporting goods stores for New Year’s bargains Use the stairs instead of elevators or park at the far end of the parking lot if possible Breathe. Take full abdominal breaths several times during the day

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Social Health


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Control your schedule and make time for reflection and relaxation Get a massage Block out an hour each week to relax Keep your life simple by organizing a messy room, garage, or basement Buy or check out a book on progressive relaxation Play with a pet Turn off the TV and listen to music

Leave newspapers, books, and cell phones aside and EAT WHILE YOU EAT Write a simple nutrition resolution to which you can commit Plan a healthy lineup of snacks for watching bowl games Make a strategy for limiting your food and alcohol intake at holiday parties Try not to eat late at night, leaving a minimum of two hours before sleeping

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Volunteer at a shelter Remember to play — play games, play with words, play with your children Invite friends over to watch bowl games (or decide not to watch them) Start a New Year's day family tradition Invite a neighbor that lives alone to dinner Plan comedy nights with family, friends, or coworkers Join or establish a group that reviews books or goes for trips together, or form a group based on your own theme

Committee Reports Standards Committee Sorors, the Standards Committee is planning the Officer and Committee Chairman Training Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., at Charles Houston Center in Alexandria, Virginia. We are pleased to announce the guest workshop facilitator will be Soror Ann C. Taylor, Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative to the International Conference Planning Committee. She is a member of Delta Omega Chapter, Petersburg, Virginia. Soror Taylor has served as the Mid-Atlantic Standards Committee Representative and as a member of the International Standards Committee. This is an essential workshop for all 2010 officers and committee chairmen and co-chairmen. We are planning an informative and worthwhile learning experience. Sorors, please attend, whether you are newly elected or completing the term of your position. We value your participation. Sorors, prior to the training workshop please procure or download the resource documents or manuals relevant to your office or committee from www.aka1908.com. Search under the Document Archive link to download documents and Merchandise Store link to purchase resource manuals. Some of the basic resources you will need for your positions include: Fiscal Fitness, Constitution Resource Guide, So Now You’re Elected, Parliamentary Procedures and Protocol Manual. You may also check with your predecessor to see if she has documents to share. These official Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. documents are beneficial resources for officers and committee chairs. Also, bring your Constitution and Bylaws and the Manual of Standard Procedure, plus Zeta Chi Omega Bylaws. The attire is business casual. We look forward to this workshop collaboration with Sigma Alpha and Zeta Chi Omega sorors. See you on January 16, 2010. Please stay tuned for additional information or updates via e-mail. Soror Judith V. Lopez Chairman


Committee Reports (continued) Cotillion Committee The Cotillion Committee and the prospective debutantes have been very busy during the months of November and December. Events completed during the months of November and December include the Ads and Patrons Workshop on Saturday, November 14; the Senior Citizens’ Social on Saturday, December 12; and Church Service and Brunch on Sunday, December 13. Sponsors, please remind your prospective debutantes that the appropriate attire for all activities, unless otherwise stated, is a dress or skirt of appropriate length. NO PANTS are allowed. As sponsors and committee members, it is expected that you are also dressed appropriately for all activities. For planning purposes, you may reserve March 27, 2010 on your calendars as the date of the 2010 Cotillion. Additional details regarding the hotel will be forthcoming. The theme of the 2009-2010 Cotillion is “Debutantes 2010: Reaching New Heights with Confidence and Grace.” Upcoming activities for the prospective debutantes include rehearsals on January 9, 23, (ads and patrons are also due on this date) and January 30, 2010. On January 31, 2010, the Prospective Debutante Talent Show will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Nannie J. Lee Center. The prospective debutantes will be showcasing their talents. If you are interested in assisting with the talent show, please contact Soror Mathelle Lee. The next Cotillion Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Beatley Library.

Submitted by: Soror Angela Turner, Chairman Soror Mathelle Lee, Co-Chairman Soror Courtnay Williams, Co-Chairman


Committee Reports (continued) Membership Committee Happy New Year, Sorors!! I am Soror Tiffany Montgomery, your new Membership Chairman. Soror Connie Greene will be serving as Co-Chairman. We are excited, energized and ready to head into 2010! The Membership Committee would like to first thank you for coming out to the December meeting and luncheon at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club in spite of the weather. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was wonderful. We had a grand time saying thank you and farewell to our outgoing officers and welcoming and embracing our incoming officers. Sorors, we would like to continue the great work that has become the standard of the Zeta Chi Omega Membership Committee, and we want you to be a part of it. Please visit the membership table at the January meeting to sign up for our committee. Our next meeting will be on January 25, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Charles Houston Center. We are so excited about this upcoming year and look forward to serving you well! Soror Tiffany Montgomery, Chairman Soror Connie Greene, Co-Chairman

Connection Committee Save this Date: February 15, 2010-Legislative Day Breakfast, at the Marriott Hotel, Richmond Virginia. Cost :$30. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in the Commonwealth of Virginia will partner with the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to facilitate a Legislative Day Breakfast. Registration information will be sent to chapter presidents by the January meeting. The registration and fees will be collected by the chapters. In this time of major budget cuts, I think it is important that we have a presence in Richmond. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Soror Brenda Kelley Nelum, Chairman, Connection Committee. Yours in service, Soror Brenda Kelley Nelum Chairman


Committee Reports (continued) Founders’ Day Committee

Metropolitan Area 2010 Founders’ Day Brunch Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Celebrating One Hundred and Two Years of Service to all Mankind January 24, 2010 BWI Marriott 1743 West Nursery Road Baltimore, Maryland 12 Noon

Exemplary Sisterhood Personified: Living the Legacy of Our Twenty Pearls *Attire” White Only, NO PANTS

Sorors of Zeta Chi Omega, Please submit your receipt for payment to Soror Sherry Billingsley in order to pick up your Founders’ Day ticket(s) at the January General Membership Meeting. We look forward to a lovely brunch celebrating 102 years of service to all mankind. Soror Blanche Mays Maness, Chairman, Founders’ Day Committee


Committee Reports (continued) Awards Committee Happy New Year, Sorors! I hope that as you read this message you and your family are in good spirits and health. As the chairman of the Awards Committee, I would like to ask that you begin preparing your submissions for 2009 awards to be presented at the next Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. The conference will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina from April 28, 2010 to May 3, 2010. The submission deadline has not been publicized at this time, but I anticipate an early February 2010 date. Please review awards details on the Marvelous Mid-Atlantic Region website at midatlanticaka.org. I am asking that previous committee chairmen (2009) work together with the newly appointed chairmen to complete the awards packet and submit in a timely manner. I look forward to working with you all and ensuring that Zeta Chi Omega remains a "shining star" in the Mid-Atlantic Region and most of all, Alpha Kappa Alpha! Soror Angela Russell Chairman

Directory Committee The Directory Committee’s goal is to distribute the 2010 Directory at the February 6, 2010 chapter meeting. The directory will contain a profile and photograph (if available) of each chapter member. Sorors who are financial by January 23, 2010 will be listed in the directory. 2010 Directory Profiles: The 2010 Directory will include your name, address, telephone number, profession, birth date, chapter of initiation, email addresses and photograph. Please see Soror Gloria Bell or a member of the Directory Committee prior to the January chapter meeting to confirm whether or not the information we have on record for you is accurate and/or up-to-date. Directory Photos: On Saturday, January 9, 2010, the members of the Directory Committee will take photos (head shots) of chapter members in preparation for the construction of the 2010 Chapter Directory. The session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m. (prior to the general membership meeting) at Patrick Henry Elementary School -- 4643 Taney Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia. Existing directory photos of members who are unable to attend the January meeting will be placed in the directory if you are unable to attend the January meeting. We ask that you wear a dark suit or dress. Please contact Soror Gloria Bell at 301-459-4718 or contactglor[email protected] if you have questions. Soror Gloria Bell Chairman


Committee Reports (continued) Technology Committee Sorors, 2010 welcomes a new Basileus to Zeta Chi Omega as well as a newly designed Zeta Chi Omega website. This new site offers a new look and feel, easy navigation and a “Members Only” section.

Starting in January, to access the Ivyette, sorors will need to do the following: 1. Select the “Members ONLY” link on the lower left hand side of the web page. 2. You will be asked to enter your Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. membership number (the one given to you from the Corporate Office) and your last name as it appears in the chapter directory. Select “Submit” to have your credentials. 3. Once you are logged into the Members Only section of the AKA-ZXΩ website, you will see a link to the 2010 Ivyette section. You will no longer need to enter the password to open the Ivyette. If you have any problems accessing the Members Only or Ivyette sections, please contact Soror Gloria Bell, Technology Committee Chairman or Soror Leslie Dey, Technology Committee Co-Chairman. **************SAVE THE DATE! ************** February 6, 2010 The Official Zeta Chi Omega Website Launch Party Time and location will be announced at the January meeting


Chapter Directions and Venues General Membership meetings (GMM) are held on the first Saturday of the month, 10:00 a.m. at Patrick Henry Elementary School, located at 4643 Taney Ave - Alexandria, VA 22304. Executive Committee meetings are held on the Thursdays prior to the GMM, at the Charles Houston Recreation Center (7:00 p.m.). Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) - 301 S. Alfred St, Alexandria, VA -- From 495, take the US Route 1, Alexandria (Old Town) exit, Continue on Route 1 (S. Patrick St.) to Duke St. — on the right on the corner of Duke and Patrick.

Charles Beatley Library (CBL) - 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA -- On the north side of Duke Street, east of Pickett Street, south of the Old Holmes Run Channel and directly across from the old Cameron Station.

Charles Houston Recreation Center (CHRC) - 901 Wythe St., Alexandria, VA -- From 495, take the US Route 1, Alexandria (Old Town) exit, Continue on Route 1 (S. Patrick St.) to Wythe St. — make a right at the corner.

Clarendon United Methodist Church (CUMC) - 606 N. Irving Street, Arlington, VA -- directly across from the old Cameron Station.

Durant Recreation Center (DRC)—1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA -- Merge onto I-495S/I95S/Beltway towards Alex. VA/Richmond VA . Take US-1 N exit-Exit 177B toward Alex. Make slight right onto S. Patrick; left on Cameron Street.

Franconia Governmental Center (FG) - 6121 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA -- From 495, take the Van Dorn Street exit towards Franconia, turn Right on S. Van Dorn Street, turn right on Franconia Rd., make a U-turn on Valley View Drive onto Franconia Rd.

George Washington Middle School (GWMS) — 1005 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA -- From 495S, take the US-1 N exit-177B-towards Alex. Make slight right onto S Patrick St./US1 N. Turn LEFT onto King St. Turn RIGHT onto N. West St. Turn LEFT onto E. Braddock Rd. Turn RIGHT onto Mt. Vernon Ave.

Minnie Howard School (MH) - 3801 W. Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA -- From 395, take the King Street East exit, turn right on Quaker Lane and right on W. Braddock Road.

Mount Vernon Recreation Center (MTV) -- 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA -- From 495, take Route 1 North over the Monroe street bridge. Make a left on Monroe Street to Mt. Vernon Avenue. Make a right on Mt. Vernon Avenue to E. Uhler and make a left. Make a right on Commonwealth Avenue. From Washington DC, take Route 1 south to E. Clifford Street and make a right. Make a left on Commonwealth Avenue. Make a U-Turn on Commonwealth because the center is on the other side.

Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center (NJLRC) - 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA -- From 495, take the US Route 1 exit towards Alexandria/Arlington, exit 177B. Continue on S. Patrick St., turn Left on Wilkes St., turn Left on S. Fayette St., turn Right on Jefferson St.

Patrick Henry Elementary School (PHES) -- 4643 Taney Ave., Alexandria, VA -- From 495 (Fairfax) –take Van Dorn Street to Duke Street, Exit (East), make left on Jordan Street, left on Taney Avenue, several blocks to school on the right. From 395, (Fairfax) take Duke Street Exit (East) and follow directions above. From 395, (Washington, DC) take Seminary Road East Exit, make a right on Jordan Street, right on Taney Avenue, several blocks to school on the right. From 495, (Wilson Bridge) to Telegraph Road, North to Alexandria, follow West to Duke Street/Landmark, continue on Duke Street; bear right onto Jordan Street (service entrance) immediately past Block Busters and Pier One, (turn right at light arrow) onto Jordan Street continuing to left on Taney Avenue to school.

Saint John’s Baptist Church (SJ) -- 1905 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA -- From 395, take exit #8A towards Ridge Road, follow Columbia Pike/VA 244 exit towards Baileys Cross Roads, turn right on Columbia Pike. Continue on Columbia Pike for two blocks. Church is on the right.

Samuel Tucker Elementary School (STE) -- 435 Ferdinand Day Drive, Alexandria, VA -- From 495, take the Van Dorn exit toward Franconia. Turn left on S. Van Dorn St.; right onto S. Pickett St.; right onto Cameron Station Blvd.; right onto Harold Secord St.; right onto Ferdinand Day Drive.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Zeta Chi Omega Chapter Executive Committee Basileus, Michelle Jones

Standards, Judith Lopez

Anti-Basileus, Doris Shannon

Membership, Tiffany Montgomery

Grammateus, Vanessa Jackson

Connection, Brenda Kelley Nelum

Anti-Grammateus, Gloria Bell

Scholarship, Ester Stubbs-Varnado

Tamiouchos, Katrina Moss

Founders’ Day, Blanche Maness

Pecunious Grammateus, Stephanie Woodland Kelly

Contracts, Irma Bogan

Anti-Pecunious Grammateus, Patricia Harris Thomas

Awards, Angela Russell

Epistoleus, Joyce Putman

IFNV Liaison, Kendra Gillespie

Parliamentarian, Joyce Putman

Protocol, Theresa Emanuel

Ivy Leaf Reporter, Vera Clyburn

Nominating Committee: Chairman TBD, Laurell Jones, Gloria Bell, Melodye Berry, Hazel Cameron, Lucretia McClenney, Darhyl Jasper, Linda Newman, Virginia Graves, Melanie Pearson Hurley

Historian, Jeanne Melvin-Martin Hodegos, Cora King

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