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This event will raise funds to support the VanLandingham Memorial Scholarship. The Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the life and work of Lillie Jackson VanLandingham, an esteemed, dedicated and beloved member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. for over 63 years. The recipient of the scholarship will be a high school senior attending a two or four year institution in the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017. The awardee will have demonstrated leadership and community service accomplishments like the extraordinary namesake! Register here:

Event Details
Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
7242 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740

Soror Van Landingham’s Memorial Services

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The Zeta Tau Sigma Chapter of Prince George’s County will host a memorial service to honor Cultured Pearl Lillie J. Van Landingham’s legacy and memory. We’ve invited service groups that she was affiliated with to this program to recognize her contributions and achievement in the DC metropolitan area.

Date: June 7, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Ridgeley Rosenwald School, 8507 Central Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Please RSVP via email to our Anti-Grammateus, Sharon Royster, at



The Mwanamugimu Essay Contest


The Mwanamugimu Essay contest’s primary goal is to provide an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of the historical and contemporary development of Africa. Its objectives are to provide the target population with opportunities that (1) allow structured ways to learn about Africa; (2) heighten awareness of African cultural heritage; and (3) improve writing and research skills. The project title, Mwanamugimu, is a proverb form the Republic of Uganda that means “from small acorns come mighty oaks.” Chapters sponsor local essay contests that usually include awards programs. Regional and national contests are also held, with winning essays announced at each respective level.

Operation BIG Book Bag



Operation BIG Book Bag serves as an invaluable resource to the children by:

(1) Affording children with quick and easy access to reference materials and other studying aids and tools that will help them in their educational endeavors; (2) Providing the children with the means of completing their homework assignments in order that they may remain current and up-to-date on course projects and requirements and (3) Assisting the shelters, centers, schools and hospitals in their efforts to meet some of the educational needs of the children and young adults housed at the facilities.

Zeta Tau Sigma partners up with the community to provide school materials for students in need of assistance. Last year we donated to G. James Gholson Middle School.

Annual Baby Shower


Zeta Tau Sigma holds an Annual Baby Shower for deserving women in need who are expecting a child. In addition to gifts and supplies, we also provide these women with important pre-natal care tips as well as information that they will need after the birth of their child.

March for Babies


Zeta Tau Sigma annually participates in the March for Babies. The March for Babies is a 5K walk that raises awareness to more than half a million babies born prematurely each year. The funds raised support programs with in Prince George’s County that help to educate expecting families on the importance of pre-natal care. Donations raised also help fund research that focuses on finding answers to the problems that threaten our babies.

Village Keepers



Village Keepers are individuals who have made significant achievements in improving the lives of people at the grass roots level. Past awardees have included those who have made contributions in the field of education, medicine, housing, recreational activities for children, civil rights and providing food for the hungry. These individuals are recognized during Zeta Tau Sigma Charter Day celebration.