The Epsilonian

Extraordinary EO News (Winter Edition)

Message from the President

The only thing that doesn’t change, is in fact, change itself. Our ways of taking care of ourselves and loved ones, our ways of working, and our ways of connecting have all experienced some form of change lately. When change is happening, you must become resourceful so you can have happiness and joy for where you are going. We have to remember to be careful with ourselves FIRST, so that we may continue to show up effectively for those we love and care for most.

“Upward and Onward in efficient service.”

Soror Kiauna Talley

2021 - 2022 President

Epsilon Omicron Chapter

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc

Message from the Vice-President

Happy New Year! Although I cannot believe it is already February. How many folks have set their 2022 resolutions and how many have already broken them? While I think that it is important to have goals in the new year, we should remember to give ourselves grace when we need to pivot...and believe me if we have learned anything from this pandemic, it's that sometimes we have to pivot.

Even when we find ourselves in a position to have to change course, it is so important to have attainable goals. When thinking about our intentions for the year, we should be intentional to help to us stay focused and accountable. I would encourage all of our sisters to have New Year resolutions that include our beloved Iota sisterhood. What unique programming ideas will you bring to the table? How will you help grow the organization? How will you use your talents to improve our sustainability? Imagine if each of our 900+ members across the country (and U.S. Virgin Islands) invested in one or two thoughtful Iota resolutions in 2022, the impact of our return would be so significant. So let's be Goal Diggers and see how our illustrious sisterhood will reap the benefits.

Soror Carmen Charles

2021 - 2022 Vice-President

Epsilon Omicron Chapter

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.


National Wear Your Pearls Day

On December 15th, the Lovely Ladies of EO wore their pearls for “National Wear Your Pearls Day”, which is a part of an annual Depression and Anxiety Awareness Campaign. The day encourages women to remind themselves about how precious they are, irrespective of life’s many obstacles.

“Just as pearls come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, so do people and the kinds of trials thrown into our lives. We create our own beauty from the tragedies of our lives but often do not see it. We devalue ourselves and, as a result, lose motivation to be a part of life. Like pearls, we develop a process to protect ourselves from further damage, layer by layer becoming stronger and more resourceful. Recognizing the collective value of our strengths is like wearing our pearls.”

EO Fit

The EO Fit Committee participated in the 50 squats a day a challenge in the month of December in support of cancer research. Staying active throughout the day can help a person feel better and reduce their risk for diseases like cancer. Exercise reduces the risk for cancer because it helps you maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese is linked to 13 different types of cancer.


On January 17, 2022, in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, EO joined the “Souper Bowl of Caring” and helped tackle hunger by providing canned goods and non-perishable food items to Mission Arlington. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Your Word Is Power!

To kick off the New Year, the Southwestern Region focused on the Mind. We were asked three (3) questions. What is your POWER WORD for 2022? What is the word that will represent you for the year? What is the word that will bring your focus back to your intentions?

Picking a word for the year can help a person streamline goals and intentions for each area of their life by having them all tie back to that POWER WORD.

National Wear Red Day

For “National Wear Red Day”, EO wore red to show support for the awareness of heart disease. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.

Women's Wellness

Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 50,000 African American women annually. One of the ways that women can help to combat cardiovascular disease is to be active. Physical activity is one of the best ways to fight off heart disease and other chronic conditions. Any amount of activity is better than nothing; however at least 30 minutes a day is ideal. Can’t devote a full 30 minutes? Split your exercise into 10 minute increments. Talk to your provider about activities that are safe for you.

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Take Two - Uncomfortable Conversations

Sunday, Feb. 27th, 3pm

This is an online event.

In celebration of Black History Month, Take Two of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man will take place. Please join EO via Zoom for some real conversations and engaging dialogue. Register here

EO Monthly Small Business Features

Epsilon Omicron Chapter Officers


Kiauna Talley


Carmen Charles

Recording, Corresponding, Financial Secretary/Dean of Intake

Melaniece Slone


Victoria Rone