Houston, TX. –XI Chapter celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a luncheon at Hilton Houston, Hobby Airport Hotel, 8181 Airport Boulevard, Houston, TX 77061. The theme was “Fulfilling a Legacy of Giving Back to the Community”.
Josephine Anderson, XI Chapter’s twenty-third president states that “We are so very grateful to our organizer, Mrs. Pauline D. Scott along with twenty-two enthusiastic ladies (Houston’s Best representing a myriad of businesses and professions), in April, 1962, whose vision was to promote high scholastic standards, personal growth, and career awareness as well as providing opportunities for community service through networking and personal commitment.”
Under the leadership of President Pauline D. Scott, XI Chapter hosting its First National Convention August, 1964 at the Shamrock Hotel, was Houston’s First Black Organization to house its convention, delegation, and activities in one of Houston’s largest hotels. This event marked the beginning of many civic, political, and educational “Firsts” for the newly organized chapter.
Today our vision is that “we will be the best family-oriented sorority in Houston.” XI Chapter, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, with the Shads (husbands of Sorority members), the Bee-Ettes, Senords, and Eta Kids, (our youth) will assay to be a model organization that is visible, effective, self-sustaining and growing to support the needs of the community. Living the motto, “Not for Ourselves, But for others,” we will continually strive to enhance involvement through: 1) Services for Intellectually and Physically Disabled Citizens, 2) Programs to Assist Business and Professional Women, 3) Career Awareness Programs, 4) Scholarships, 5) Charitable Donations, 6) Youth Programs, 7) Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness, and 8) Domestic Violence Prevention.
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a National Organization, founded by eleven women in Detroit, Michigan in 1942 with chapters in six regions of the United States, including the Virgin Islands is celebrating seventy years of service. The National President is Loretta Kirk Adair, Gamma Chapter of Cleveland, Ohio.