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Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker

Welcome to the final stretch of the Journey to 2020!!

The time has come. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is blessed and eternally favored to be celebrating a legacy that began at Howard University in Washington D.C. with our Five Pearls: Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings and Fannie Pettie Watts.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve at the helm of this organization as we complete our journey to Centennial. In the upcoming months, I hope to make sure every Soror, Frat, Friend and supporter is on board and ready for this EPIC celebration. Our mission is to make our Centennial a once in a lifetime event that encourages everyone to have fun, while recognizing and observing our principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.

Zeta Phi Beta carries with her a history of firsts, from being the first Sorority to charter a chapter in Africa and the Middle East to being the first to hold a convention below the Mason-Dixon line. Our Centennial will reflect our commitment to promoting excellence and blazing new paths. Whether it is through our lasting footprints like our donation to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, our endowed Scholarship with Howard University or the number of monuments recognizing our founders all across the country, we remain committed to spreading the legacy and zeal of our Sisterhood and ensuring that no person and no place remains untouched by the light of Zeta prior to our convening in the city where it all began in June 2020.

Our Centennial Commission is working tirelessly to ensure that our Grand Boulé and Centennial celebration lives up to the standards of our Sisterhood, but the journey is not complete without YOU. As we move toward 2020, I will be visiting as many states, countries and chapters as possible to celebrate with Sorors across the globe from Washington D.C. to Abu Dhabi. This will be a time to reminisce and look toward what lies ahead for the next 100 years. I hope you’ll join us as we share love, laughter and memories on the quest to Be Finer in 2020.

Yours in Sisterhood,

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Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker
25th International Grand Basileus