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Current members of the Iota Zeta Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

On their way to commemorate the centennial of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Minnesota Zetas are taking time to celebrate Iota Zeta Zeta Chapter’s 40 years of service to the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

The Iota Zeta Zeta chapter was chartered Nov. 17, 1979, by Gladys Anderson, Mary Charles, Fannie Harrell, Effie McKerson (deceased), Bette Spencer, Anita Spencer, Linda Spencer, and Nancy Williams. The trail blazed by these women set a standard for Zetas who have provided medical, educational, psychological, technological and scientific expertise to this community.

Like the founders of the sorority, each Minnesota Zeta sees the sorority as a movement and a belief system that reflects, at its core, the desire to provide true service, to embrace scholarship, to set a standard for sisterly love, and to define the noble concept of finer womanhood. This belief has sustained and encouraged Minnesota Zetas and those around the world to hold fast to the ideals initiated and developed by its earliest members.

On Nov.17, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Minneapolis West, 12201 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, members of the chapter look forward to celebrating its illustrious history of service, the persistence and determination of its members, and its sisterly community building. The celebration will also include Chanda Smith Baker, Minneapolis Foundation’s senior vice president of Impact, as the keynote speaker.

All are invited to celebrate the milestone. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased through (search for “Iota Zeta Zeta”). For more information, contact Della Schall Young at (651) 249-6974 or

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