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On January 16th, the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. gather to celebrate our five illustrious pearls.


Arizona Cleaver Stemons:

Arizona Cleaver was the first president of the Alpha chapter and the first national president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. She completed her graduate and post-graduate studies in the field of social work and was responsible for chartering numerous undergraduate and graduate chapters throughout the United States.

Pearl Anna Neal:

After graduating from Howard University’s Conservatory of Music, Founder Neal continued her studies at the Julliard School of Music. In 1938, she was the first black woman in New York to earn a master’s degree in music from Columbia University. An extremely accomplished musician, Founder Neal taught music in North Carolina public schools and served as a director of seniors majoring in music at Teachers College in Winston Salem, NC.

Myrtle Tyler Faithful:

Myrtle Tyler was the second national president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and blood sister to Viola Tyler. High school mathematics and English teacher, Founder Tyler was an active member of the Alpha Zeta chapter in Baltimore, Maryland.


Viola Tyler Goings:

Viola Tyler graduated from Howard University with a teaching degree and a major in math. She taught school in Ohio for many years and was always very active in community affairs.


Fannie Pettie Watts:

Fannie Pettie graduated from Howard with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and taught junior and senior high schools in Savannah, Georgia. She was credited with organizing two additional Zeta chapters and had active membership in the Delta Alpha Zeta chapter.


Our founders were strong courageous women who possessed a great deal of modesty, noble of character, and pride in academic achievement. They are indeed a worthy foundation upon which to base our second to none Sorority.

Founders' Day


The BLU-Cotillion is designed to teach young ladies (ages 10 – 18) how to conduct themselves respectfully to be successful in society. The program will cover the following topic but not be limited to self-esteem, table etiquette, self-care, leadership, and financial literacy. The program will start in September leading up to the end with a final dinner dance the last weekend in February were proud parents, families, and friends gather to watch the participants show off their table manners, conversation etiquette, and dance moves.

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This program is intended to recognize the women who are committed to service and volunteer in the following categories in the Pasco County area. 


Spiritual Leader Recognition – Recipient who is currently a spiritual leader and completed at least 12 consecutive months of community outreach.


The United States Armed Forces Recognition – Recipient who serves in one of the United States of America's military branches (e.g., Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard) and has exhibited outstanding civilian community service. Retired recipient may be considered.

Education Recognition –  Recipient who works in the education industry (e.g., child care provider, teacher-aid, teacher, coach, guidance counselor, principal, college/university professor) that serve as a positive youth role model. Mentor youth while enhancing their self-esteem, employability skills, social interaction, setting life goals and work toward accomplishing them. Retired educators may be considered.


Public and Social Work Recognition – Recipient who is currently a certified social worker, police officer or deputy, corrections officer, fire service professional, parole/probation officer, youth correction officer, Emergency Medical Service, or First Responders who not only prevent and protect the public from dangers affecting safety such as crimes or disasters but also is involved with off-duty community activities and who has established a positive relationship within the Pasco county area.

Small Business Owner – Recipient who establishment is classified as a small business and has a proven track record of giving back to the community.


Zeta of the Year – Recipient who has been an active member of Delta Alpha Zeta Zeta Chapter within 12 months, exemplifies the highest standard of leadership (minimum of (4) four current Zeta certifications and/or Zeta Organization Leadership certified. Attended area 5, state, regional, and/or Boule within the last 24 months, participated in at least one major fundraiser, and/or chaired a major committee, and a proven track record of community service hours.


Top Youth Recognition – Recipient, age 18 years or younger female, who has achieved high academic

standards a minimum of 3.0 or above and has nobly pursued humane efforts in improving the local community.


Mother of the Year Recognition – Recipient who is a mother or mother figure and has played a significant role in the individual’s life.


Nominations must be received no later than the last day in January, along with one (1) 4x6 photo of the nominee, five (5) action pictures with her serving in the community, and short 500 words or less bio. This event is held the last weekend in March.


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