Community Awareness/Outreach

 

Community Awareness/Outreach

Zetas Helping Other People Excel
Psi Zeta Zeta Chapter has demonstrated an interest in serving the needs of the community. The chapter members have worked on the following community projects to make a positive impact in the Lake County communities and nearby cities:

  • Adopt-A-School
  • Adopt-A-Road
  • March of Dimes Babies (Walk-A-Thon)
  • Scholarship Prayer Luncheons
  • Food Drives
  • Nursing Home Visits
  • Martin Luther King Parade
  • Eustis Heritage Festival
  • Zora Neale Hurston Festival
  • Golf Tournament Donations
  • Veterans Day Awareness
  • Premature Baby Awareness
  • Lake County Baby Fair
  • Haven of Lake/Sumter Domestic Violence against Women Business Suits for Success Drive
  • Human Trafficking Awareness
  • American Cancer Society Awareness (Wigs and and Scarfs)

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    Celebrating a Scholarship Legacy
    Ms. Derieth Sutton
    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
    Psi Zeta Zeta Chapter – Clermont, FL
    Southeastern Region

Derieth Sutton Scholarship

(Pictured Left to Right: Derieth Sutton, Scholarship Sponsor; Alex Henderson, Scholarship Recipient; and Dr. Shad B. Satterwaite, Assistant VP of Continuing Education Academic Programs for the University of Oklahoma.)

Ms. Derieth Sutton is the sponsor of the Derieth Sutton Legacy Scholarship of Economic Development. Ms. Sutton is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Class of 1989 and become a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Mu Chapter on March 16, 1985. Her efforts meets a challenge set by Zeta’s International President Dr. Mary B. Wright for Zeta’s members to create a legacy. This year’s theme is Scholarship. One of the four principles being celebrated as part of the organization’s five year celebration to its centennial birthday on January 16, 2020. Psi Zeta Zeta Chapter of Clermont/Lake County, FL under the leadership of its President, Mrs. Tanya B. Williams salutes its member Ms. Sutton on her sponsorship. The Scholarship, established in 2015 is awarded annually to afford a student who is enrolled in their second or third session at the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OU EDI).

This year’s recipient is Mr. Alex Henderson, the City Manager of the City of Kingsburg, California. In a press release (November 13-17, 2016) from OU EDI Mr. Henderson serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Kingsburg appointed by the City Council. He is also responsible to the City Council for the proper and efficient administration of all affairs and the day-to-day operations of the City. The City of Kingsburg under Mr. Henderson’s guidance, recently received the IEDC Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award in the category of General Purpose Print Brochure for the 2016 City of Kingsburg Economic Development Brochure project.

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March of Dimes Meeting on Monday, February 6, 2017…(Soror Michelle Palmer) representing for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. (Psi Zeta Zeta Chapter).

Please Join Us:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Lake/Sumter County Event
National Training Center 1935 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont, FL 34711
Start time: 8:00 AM
Registration time: 7:00AM
Walk distance: 3 miles

Please Visit Our Webpage and Donate to Support the Cause:
https://www.marchforbabies.org/Fundraising/Team?teamId=391706&teamEventId=2727022

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 Caring Communication

Central Florida resident Tanya Williams grew up with hearing loss from infancy. Her mother had little to no resources available to help her, but she did have an ingenuity and determination to teach her daughter how to navigate and thrive in a hearing world. That is what Williams hopes others will find through Hearing Me, a support group for families with deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Williams has no hearing in one year, moderate-to-severe hearing in the other, and she did not receive assistance from hearing aids until she was an adult. She went on to become a supervisor at Orlando Health’s Developmental Center for Infants and Children at the Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families in downtown Orlando and also at a satellite office in Osceola County.

In 2002, Williams created Hearing Me, which meets at the Howard Phillips Center but is entirely funded by donations. The group has continued to serve a core group of about 25 families with an open-to-all policy that regularly welcomes new families to its bi-monthly meetings.

Earline Holmes-Blumhagen is the mother of two deaf children and the founder of God’s Hands Agency, a different nonprofit that supports deaf families. She is also a supporter of Hearing Me, noting that it has opened the door for families to come together for fun and socializing as well as to learn more about their choices in a supportive atmosphere.

“Hearing Me is not about getting families with a deaf child to learn to sign, which can be helpful of course, but it’s much bigger than that,” Holmes-Blumhagen says. “It’s about families coming together and supporting one another and learning about their choices so that they can find out what works best for them.”

In the deaf community, there can be some backlash about supporting only one approach. For some, the idea that deafness must be corrected can be hurtful and demeaning, while for others, technology, signing and other forms of communication or hearing are gifts that can transform lives.

“We don’t want any family to think that they must get a cochlear implant for their child, or even learn to sign or teach oral language to their child,” Williams says. “We welcome all approaches to communication and learning and don’t judge or push one approach over any other.”

Both Holmes-Blumhagen and Williams say families that attend Hearing Me meetings will come away with information, but they will also come away with friends.

“We have families that have been coming since we started,” Williams says. “One dad, in particular, just told me the other day that what he got out of coming to Hearing Me and making friends with other families was finally understanding that his child could do anything. Deafness was not going to stand in her way.”

The next Hearing Me meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. If you are interested in attending this free event, contact Tanya Williams at Tanya.williams@orlandohealth.com or call 407-317-7430 ext. 2199.

February 1, 2017
by: Tarre Beach
Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine

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BLUE AND WHITE FAMILY PICNIC:
PLEASE JOIN US FOR BROTHER AND SISTERLY LOVE…
GOOD FOOD, FUN AND FELLOWSHIP!!!
SEE YOU THERE FAMILY! 

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PLEASE JOIN US:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017
LOCATION: 2525 OAKLEY SEAVER DRIVE, CLERMONT, FLORIDA 34711
TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am
HOSTED
BY: PSI ZETA ZETA CHAPTER OF ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC.

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PLEASE JOIN US:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
TIME: 9:30AM – 11:00AM
COOPER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (ROOM #108)
2525 OAKLEY SEAVER DRIVE
CLERMONT, FL 34711

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
ARNITRA DAVIS 757-706-0133 (RSVP to: MS. DAVIS)
TIFFENY CROSS 352-552-8703
PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

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PLEASE JOIN US!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
TIME: 8:00pm

MACEDONIA CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD
1610 GRIFFIN ROADLEESBURG, FLORIDA 34748
ATTIRE: SEMI-FORMAL

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