Zeta Omega Zeta Chapter, located in the Saginaw Valley in the heart of Michigan, is made up of Saginaw, Midland and Bay Counties. Saginaw is diverse with its rich culture and bountiful recreational and educational opportunities. In Saginaw, you will find everything you need to live life to the fullest – culture, diversity, recreation, affordable housing, transportation and community events and organizations. In short, Saginaw provides the opportunities to live the lifestyle you choose to live. The city of Saginaw is a vibrant and exciting place to live, work, play and learn. It offers a very diverse ethnic community, an outstanding public transportation system, entrepreneurial career opportunities and one of the most affordable lifestyles in the Midwest. It offers the lifestyle you and your family want to live. But most importantly, it offers the service of the wonderful women of the Zeta Omega Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Out of the love of Zeta Beta Zeta chapter (Flint, Michigan), the Saginaw chapter (Zeta Omega Zeta) was envisioned, created and nurtured. The year was 1967 in Saginaw, Michigan, when fourteen members who resided in the area received congratulations and best wishes from their sister chapter and the Regional Director, Soror Ione Gipson, to pursue their dream and realize their goal. The fourteen women believed it was necessary to establish themselves and provide a support organization for those in need.
These Sorors took it upon themselves to continue a tradition of Finer Womanhood, Scholarship, Service and Sisterhood. Amidst much love, fanfare and prayers, members received the joys and willingly accepted the task of being chartered members of Saginaw’s newest fraternal organization, Zeta Omega Zeta Chapter.
Charter members included Sorors Charlene Schenck Bryant, Annye P. Roberts, Elizabeth N. Baker, Ann Giryer, Rosa Winchester, Mary Jackson, Catherine B. Kimbrough, Loubertha Little, Shirley Nuckolls, Hazel Wilson, Vezelia Phillips, Rose Johnson Branch, L. Yvonne Veal and Freddye Curl Murphy.
Annually, the chapter sponsors the Finer Womanhood program, which is designed to honor women who have contributed exemplary service to the community. The chapter actively supports and sponsors the Freddye Curl Murphy Memorial Scholarship, Meet the Candidate Political Forum, tutoring and mentoring programs.
Out of love, faith and a deep commitment to serve, Zeta Omega Zeta has joined the ranks of other chapters in this Great Sisterhood in presenting outstanding community service projects and activities.
Zeta Omega Zeta and Saginaw, “STRONG ROOTS...STRONG FUTURE!”