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On January 20, 2014 the ladies of Omega Kappa Zeta participated in MLK Day Unity March in Stockton. Over 200 people participated in the days activities that started with a prayer breakfast at the Stockton Civic Auditorium. Participants then marched from Fremont and Center streets continued through the streets of Stockton and ended at the statue of King where we heard from various speakers on the importance of continuing Martin Luther Kings legacy. The day concluded with a program of events inside of the Stockton Civic Auditorium that included community agencies tables and performances by youth and other community organizations.
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This year, on January 16th, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. celebrated 96 years of Sisterhood, Service, Scholarship, and Finer Womanhood. The ladies of Omega Kappa Zeta celebrated founders' day in Tracy, San Francisco, and Sacramento. We started the week with a Founders' Day Dinner with our chapter. Then, on January 16th, half of the chapter celebrated in San Francisco with Delta Delta Zeta chapter and the other half celebrated in Sacramento with Kappa Psi Zeta Chapter. We enjoyed our fellowship with our Sorors and look forward to an awesome 96th year of Zeta!
On January 9, 2014 our brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity were honored on the steps of the California State Capital in Sacramento. To honor 100 years of service by the men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., the State of California proclaimed that day to be Phi Beta Sigma day.
A wonderful tribute was held with speakers that included members of Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, and representatives for the Sate of California. There were 40 decades of members of Phi Beta Sigma represented. Soror Rodgers represented for Omega Kappa Zeta and was honored to be able to witness this historic event.
This holiday season the ladies of Omega Kappa Zeta adopted a family in the Stockton area. We provided essential items like shoes, coat, pants, socks, and shirts. But we made sure there were fun items like balls and toys. We also made sure the mother receive a special bottle of perfume that was just for her. We look forward to helping this family throughout 2014.
Central Valley Neighborhood Harvest is non-profit volunteer organization in Stockton, CA. Their mission is to prevent food insecurities and promote food justice, promote youth agriculture and life skills, and promote sustainable use of urban areas.
For Thanksgiving, the ladies of Omega Kappa Zeta donated food and supplies to help Central valley Harvest feed families for the holiday.
To learn more about Central Valley Neighborhood Harvest or to find out how to volunteer, please visit their facebook page: www.facebook.com/centralvalley.neighborhoodharvest.
The Ladies of Omega Kappa Zeta held a fundraiser at Tommy T's Comedy Steakhouse on November 25, 2013. The Zetas brought more than 75 people to witness the hilarious comedy of Rodney Perry and his opening act, Rion Evans.
We would like to thank everyone that supported our efforts. We enjoyed your company and appreciate your support. We have already started using the money raised to help families in need this holiday season.
NAACP Gala 11/10/2013
The ladies of Omega Kappa Zeta attended the San Francisco Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (SF NAACP) "Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and Gala" on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at the Hilton Hotel in Union Square.
Celebrating it's 91st year in the San Francisco Bay Area, the NAACP chose the theme, "We Shall Not Be Moved until Justice Rolls Down Like A Mighty Stream!"
The SF NAACP honored individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the fight for freedom and justice for all. This year's honorees were: A. Phillips Randolph Institute, Dr. Willie and Mrs. Ratcliff of the Bayview newspaper, Rev. Cecil Williams, Belva Davis, Dr. Caesar Churchwell, Roberto Y. Hernandez , and Mohammed Nuru .
The Gala included a 3 course meal, keynote speaker: Tavis Smiley, and entertainment by Pete Escovedo. The NAACP put on a fabulous event to honor our local heroes and special thanks to our Soror Portia Osborne for serving on the Gala Committee.
More than 4 million women in this country have become addicted to drugs or alcohol. It is a difficult decision for a woman to go into treatment, and many times they have hit rock bottom before they ever set foot in a treatment center.
The ladies of Omega Kappa Zeta, partnered with a local substance abuse program who treats woman in a homelike environment. Many of these women walked in with just the clothes on their back and a broken spirit. The residential treatment facility offers:
Omega Kappa Zeta participated in the 2nd annual Health Fair at Progressive Community Church in Stockton, CA. They had a variety of healthcare, fitness, mental health services, nutrition, and children activities. We shared information about Autism and the special education process. We met people who had their own experiences with Autism, including a mother whose daughter was able navigate the Autism spectrum and was away at college. This mother was very proud of her daughter and wishes more people understood that Autism was not a disease, but a different way to view the world. To learn more about Autism please check out The Mocha Autism Network. To learn more about Progressive Community please check out their website: http://www.progressivecc.org
Blue and White family skate night was held, September 28th, at Stockton Indoor Sports Complex. We had about 50 people ranging in ages from 5 to 50 roll, bounce, and skate the night away. We had a blast skating and did even notice that we were burning hundreds of calories.
According to the American Heart Association, roller skating is ranked among the best aerobic exercises and is equivalent to bicycling and jogging as a cardio workout. Roller skating is a workout that involves almost all of the body’s muscles and in particular the heart and it works most of the major muscle groups – glutes, quads, abdomen, calves and arms.
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Omega Kappa Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Inc serves East Contra and San Joaquin counties, CA.