Omicron Omicron Zeta was chartered in May of 1993 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. The chartering ceremony was conducted in September of the same year. At that time Omicron Omicron Zeta was the only graduate chapter in the state to hold a county charter. Geraldine Johnson, formerly the New Jersey State Director served as the chapter’s first President. Geraldine Johnson along with Dr. Wilma Farmer, Vanetta Kersey-McDonald, Maria Reid Stephen, Deloris Solomon and Rev. Mildred L. Stanford are the chapter’s charter members.
February of 1995, the chapter chartered the Zeta Amicae of Gloucester County with Rev. Mildred L. Stanford as the first Sponsor. March of 1995, the first Zeta line was inducted: Tuwanda Anderson, Myra Bryant (Soror Rev. Mildred Stanford’s daughter), Michelle Baynes, Dr. Stephanie Branch and the late Arlene Wilson. April of that same year, the chapter hosted the State’s Conference in Bridgeport, NJ.
In the fall of 1995, the Archonettes youth group was organized with Michelle Baynes and Arlene Wilson as Advisors.
At the 2003 State Conference the chapter was selected Chapter of the Year by the State Director for outstanding scholarship awards, highest membership recruitment and outstanding Z-HOPE Activities.
October 2004, Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter and the Zeta Amicae of Gloucester County partnered with the March of Dimes to establish a Stork’s Nest in the city of Woodbury. In 2006, the State Director selected the Amicae as the State Amicae Auxiliary of the Year. The chapter expanded the youth program in 2007 to include the Amicettes and the Pearlettes.
The chapter’s commitment to the principle of service is evident in the many state and regional Z-HOPE honors awarded to the Zetas, Amicae and Youth Clubs. It was noted at the Spring 2016 State Conference that the chapter made the greatest impact on their community by conducting the most service projects in the state. In the fall of 2016, the chapter was the State’s highest donor for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Omicron Omicron Zeta chapter annually recognizes the educational successes of graduating high school seniors by awarding scholarships. The Zeta’s award scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 and Zeta Amicae awards book scholarships in the amount of $500.00.
As the chapter begins its 25th year, the Zetas, Amicae, and Youth of Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter are committed to serving the communities in Gloucester County empowered with the ideals of Service, Scholarship, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.