The Beta Alpha Xi Zeta Chapter released the Inaugural Zeta IMAGE Awards on June 24, 2017. The purpose is to honor and recognize distinguished community leaders who promote exemplary service and leadership throughout the community. It was a privilege to have a prestigious leadership cohort for this foundational occasion. Special Honoree: Dr. Mary Breaux Wright, 24th International Grand Basileus, Senator Gerald Anthony Neal, District 33, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwoman Jessica Green, District 1, Diane Porter, Jefferson County Board of Education Member, District 1, and Sadiqa Reynolds, President, and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. During Past Grand Wright’s visit, the chapter escorted her to the gravesite of Triumphant Soror and 7thGrand Basileus, Fannie R. Givens and presented 12 white roses.
The 2018 Honorees included Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, President, Simmons College of Kentucky, Representative Darryl T. Owens, House District 43, Niletta Rene Douglas, Recreation Supervisor – Baxter Community Center, Dave and Melanie Christopher, AMPED Founder and MLK Director, and Triumphant Soror Alberta O. Jones, Esq. received by her sister, Flora Shanklin. The chapter awarded their first scholarship recipients, Rebecca Gardner (Collegiate) and Jasmine Briggs (High School).
In 2019, the chapter sold out 200 seats for their signature program with six scholarship recipients awarded. 2019 Honorees included Alphonsa and Ernestine Fowler, A. Fowler Realtors & Entrepreneurs, Gerron Hurt, 2018 MasterChef Winner, Season 9, Pastor Vincent E. James, Senior Pastor, Elim Baptist Church, Chief of Community Building for Louisville, Kimberly D. Moore, REimage Case Manager, Renee Murphy, Jefferson County Public SchoolsChief of Communications and Community Relations; Judge Derwin L. Webb, Jefferson County Family Court, Division 10; and Courageous Dove Honoree: Kellie Stallard Watson, Esq., Chief Equity Officer, Louisville Metro Government.
The 4th Annual Zeta IMAGE Awards has been scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020. Tickets for this event will go on sale in December 2019.
The White Rose Affair
The White Rose Affair is the premier Zeta Founders’ Day Celebration in the City of Louisville, Kentucky which is hosted by the women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Beta Alpha Xi Zeta during the Sorority’s founding month of January. Its purpose is to bring women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. as well as family and friends together to celebrate Zeta Founders as well as fundraise for scholarships that we distribute to college-bound women each year.
With a focus on strengthening the bonds of Sisterhood and raising the awareness of the need to provide scholarship opportunities to young women in Louisville, we invited our guests to our 1st Annual White Rose Affair which debuted in January 2019 to a sold out crown of Zetas, Sigmas, other members of the Divine Nine as well as family and friends. The featured DJ for the evening was DJ Out Here and our guests enjoyed a night a food and fun at the University of Louisville’s University Club.
The 2nd Annual White Rose Affair has been scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020. Check back soon for how you can purchase tickets and join us for an evening of music, dancing, food, and fun as we celebrate our CENTENNIAL year at Louisville’s premier scholarship fundraiser.