Sigma Phi Zeta Past and Present Signature Programs

The following are past and present programs that are unique to the Sigma Phi Zeta Chapter of Waukegan.  These initiatives and programs were developed to further our presence and service to the communities we serve.  Please feel free to contact us for further information on any of the present programs listed below.  

Past Program
Lake County Zetas Connect 

The Lake County Zetas Connect is a weekly show broadcast on the Comcast Public Access Network.  This program is entirely produced, directed, and hosted by the ladies of Sigma Phi Zeta Chapter.  


Each week, we tackle topics which are relevant to our community and organization's programming. We welcome you to check us out on Wednesday evenings, channel 17.  Podcasts or video are also available on our Media page.  

      Present Program
Sigma Phi Zeta Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Our Annual Scholarship Fundraiser seeks to provide an entertaining and celebratory event where community members can join together to raise funds for deserving young women in the Lake County community.  Funds raised from this annual event allow Sigma Phi Zeta to provide our Royal Blue Dove Scholarships and Educational Gifts.  For more information on our scholarship fundraiser and scholarships themselves please visit our Scholarship page.  

Past Program
Lake County Fair
Baby Changing & Nursing Mothers Station
New Trails Being Blazed Soon!

In partnership with the Vista Healthcare System, Sigma Phi Zeta is proud to serve in the Baby Changing and Nursing Mother's Station at the annual Lake County Fair.  


As the March of Dimes is one of our oldest National partners, it is our pleasure to serve parents at the fair, while also providing valuable information regarding the Stork's Nest and March of Dimes.

Sigma Phi Zeta is always seeking ways to improve, enlighten, and serve.  Stay tuned, we're sure our next initiatives will blow your mind.  


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SPZ Celebrates Finer Womanhood in the Community!

Meet the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Phi Zeta Chapter of Waukegan, IL


A Finer Woman is someone who epitomizes the true ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She is seen by all as a leader and sets the example of a true woman of excellence. She is strong and principled and demonstrates great moral character. Finer women do not degrade other women yet seeks opportunities to uplift every woman to her true measure of brilliance. With this in mind, the women of Sigma Phi Zeta conduct themselves in a manner that represents the positive standards of the organization, and throughout the month of March, we will celebrate and showcase the women we feel exemplify the Finer Womanhood characteristics in the Lake County community, as well.

Bonnie Berger-Neel

Interested in Becoming A Member?

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Annual Lake County Poetry and Prose Competition

Lead the coordination of this event and key in attaining sponsorship to reward the winners with cash and awards, since 2012.  This outreach program is designed to give High School students in Waukegan, North Chicago and Zion communities, the opportunity to express themselves through poetry and prose. Pre Covid 19, the program attracted from 100 to 200 students annually.  Bonnie’s goal is to expand the program to other Lake County communities. High School students who are interested in this competition are encouraged to have their parent/ guardian email her at: BonnieBergnerNeel@Yahoo.Com for additional information, referencing Annual Lake County Poetry and Prose Competition.

Mentoring Youth Participating in Tenth Dem Internship Program

Co-chair of this Non-for-Profit organization and currently manages the Waukegan Office and has managed other satellite offices as well.  Her role includes, but not limited to, interviewing potential candidates, mentoring the interns and working with the Executive Committee for fundraising events.

Instrumental in Organizing and Raising Funds to Incentives the Youth

Spearheads the annual youth incentives and awards for First Baptist Church Christmas Program in North Chicago, IL, where youths from surrounding communities participate.   Raises funds for Back to School Events and is recognized as a strong supporter to the success of the program.

Coalition to Reduce Recidivism

Actively work with this committee to reduce the rate of convicted criminals to be repeat offenders.  The program is designed to address the needs of citizens while incarcerated, as well as, to help them when they are released. 


P.O. Box 9028 

Waukegan, IL. 60079

Tel: 224-698-ZETA (9382)

2021 Finer Womanhood Schedule of Events

Finer Womanhood is defined as, “distinguishing characteristics of a woman, one superior in kind, quality, or appearance; marked by or affecting elegance or refinement.”

The ladies of Sigma Phi Zeta Chapter are excited to present to you the 2021 Finer Womanhood Month. While this past year has been nothing normal, our Fall 2019 Intake Class wanted to create a Finer experience that any "Finer" woman can enjoy and participate in throughout the month of March. From Fitness and Wellness activities, join the ladies of Sigma Phi Zeta Chapter on this Finer Womanhood Journey!

Take a moment to view the schedule of events below and click on the link corresponding to the event to join or register. For more information, please contact Brandy Johnson at

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