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Florida Chapter Woodser

Florida Chapter Woodser

Originally Posted By Bailey C. Gamage

On November 7th the Florida Chapter went out of town to throw down in the woods!  Our Woodser this year was at a brother’s house in Alachua, Florida, so it was a little bit of a drive for most, but it was worth it for the good time.  We enjoyed homemade pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, green beans, and rolls. And of course when you have a big bonfire, s’mores are mandatory!  Brothers sat around the fire and enjoyed each other’s company in the presence of a full moon so bright, we couldn’t even see the stars. Woodser was paid for out of the budget this year with the only fee to brothers being a $3.00 reservation fee as to get a headcount.  All in all, it was an amazing night that allowed our close-knit family to grow that much closer!
Monday, November 24, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (603)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Sea World Trip

Florida Chapter Sea World Trip

Originally Posted by Bailey C. Gamage

This Veteran’s Day, the Florida Chapter traveled to Orlando, Florida for our annual Sea World Trip.  Our journey began at 6:30 am at the University of Florida where we loaded into cars and began the two-hour trek down south.  Upon arrival we had a behind-the-scenes educational tour of the Arctic animal exhibits.  We visited the beluga whales and penguins and got up close and personal with the seals and sea lions.  Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made sure to answer all of our questions. ...

Monday, November 17, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (554)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter's Big/Little Reveal

Florida Chapter's Big/Little Reveal

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

The pledges finally met their Bigs! The brothers of the Florida Chapter gathered on October 21st to reveal themselves to their Littles. The reveal happened during a Halloween themed potluck that the pledges put together. The brothers were dressed in costume and the pledges had an assigned costume that matched their Big. When the Bigs entered the location it was a nice little adventure as the Littles searched for their matching pair. Overall it was a fun night with spooky treats, scary tunes, ...
Monday, November 10, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (580)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter's Last Pledge Meeting

Florida Chapter's Last Pledge Meeting

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

The Florida Chapter had their last pledge meeting this past Tuesday November 4th. It was a bittersweet moment. Pledges finally finished their stressful 7 week process and were successful in fulfilling all of their requirements. It coincidentally was also Founder's Day, so we had a little celebration with cookies, chips, and subs. Each pledge had to complete 5 hours of service, social, and fundraising each. Their service projects varied from working with monkeys in a Monkey Sanctuary to ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (833)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Pledges at Ronald McDonald House

Florida Chapter Pledges at Ronald McDonald House

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

On November 2nd pledges went to the Ronald McDonald House to partake in the "Sweets N' Treats" program, where they made brownies and cookies for roughly 30 families. The pledge class completely supplied the ingredients for the event, each bringing in two items. By the time it was over, the pledges had made two batches of brownies, one batch of peanut butter cookies, two batches of Funfetti mini muffins, two batches of sugar cookies, and two batches of chocolate chip cookies. Everything they ...
Sunday, November 2, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (514)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter: Pledge Fundraising @ Coldstone!

Florida Chapter: Pledge Fundraising @ Coldstone!

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

On Oct. 27 through Oct. 29, our pledge class flyered for several hours to promote our fundraising event that happened on Wednesday at Coldstone creamery. We handed out flyers on campus to friends, professors, and classmates. It was a great opportunity for our pledge members to get involved and introduce Alpha Zeta to people. On Oct. 29, Wednesday, our pledge class held the fundraising event at Coldstone creamery from noon until 10 P.M. where the 10 percent of total day sale goes towards our ...
Sunday, November 2, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (501)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter: Feeding the Gator Good Service/Fundraiser

Florida Chapter: Feeding the Gator Good Service/Fundraiser

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

Feeding the Gator Good was a student run campaign with a goal of initiating conversation with other students on the University of Florida campus outside of CALS about agriculture. Surveys were given out in order to ascertain the student body's perception on agriculture and how it affects their life. A chalk board was set up with the title "Agriculture is..." and allowed students to fill in what they believed agriculture meant to them. A white board was near it that asked "How can agriculture ...
Sunday, November 2, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (862)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Service Event at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Florida Chapter Service Event at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Originally Posted By Alexis Z. Curtin

On Sunday, October 19, brothers of the Florida Chapter spent the morning beautifying the grounds of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.  Only 15 minutes away from campus, our local botanical garden holds the state's largest public collection of bamboo species, attracting visitors from near and far.  While our work consisted of lots and lots of weeding, we made a tremendous difference and had fun in the process!  Our work was well-timed and much appreciated by the staff of the gardens, as they needed ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (487)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Road Clean-Up

Florida Chapter Road Clean-Up

Originally Posted By Alexis Z. Curtin

On Monday, October 13, brothers of the Florida Chapter participated in a road clean-up.  Through Gainesville's Adopt-A-Street program, our chapter was designated a portion of a street to clean 8 times per year.  It's always fun to see what kind of treasures we find while cleaning our road, and this time was no different!  Members of our pledge class had completed a road clean-up a couple of weeks before, and we were impressed with how clean our road stayed in between events.  Hopefully our ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (503)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Ronald McDonald House Service Event

Florida Chapter Ronald McDonald House Service Event

Originally Posted By Alexis Z. Curtin

On Monday, September 29, brothers of the Florida Chapter participated in our local Ronald McDonald House's Sweets and Treats program.  We brought our own ingredients and baked several dozen cookies and brownies in one of the house's communal kitchens.  At the end of the night, we bagged up the baked goods and put them in baskets for residents to take with them to their loved ones receiving care at Shands Hospital.  It was extremely rewarding to take part in a program like this, and we were ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (718)/Comments (0)/
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