Chapter Activity Report Blog

Florida Chapter Lake Wauburg Challenge Course

Originally Posted By Bailey C. Gamage

 On Saturday, September 6th the Florida Chapter headed out to one of the hidden gems of the University of Florida: Lake Wauburg.  We participated in a four-hour team building challenge course to help us get to know each other and grow better relationships.  We were broken into two teams and worked through some great yet rigorous activities wherein we had to overcome everything from talking blind folded brothers through obstacles, to getting through a giant “spider web” without touching it. ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (492)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Paddle Making Social

Florida Chapter Paddle Making Social

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

   After one of the pledge meetings, the pledges stayed in the meeting room and had a paddle making party. Each pledge is required to complete a paddle and obtain various signatures from the deans, the officers, and active and alumni members.    The pledges can decorate their paddles however they want, but as an incentive, the best decorated paddle will receive an award at the induction ceremony and a prize. Some of the pledges painted their paddles, while one pledge, Stephen Myers, used a ...
Friday, October 17, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (587)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter: Family Dinner @ Taco Tuesday

Florida Chapter: Family Dinner @ Taco Tuesday

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez,

  After Tuesday's pledge meeting and Chapter, a group of pledges and current brothers headed out to Tijuana Flats for Taco Tuesday to enjoy a fun family dinner! Pledges got to bond over this social while eating some delicious tacos. Brothers got to socialize with pledges and talk about the upcoming Big/Little reveal. The pledges brainstormed ideas for socials, such as going out shopping for their costume for Big/Little. It was a delicious time!  
Thursday, October 16, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (480)/Comments (0)/
First Pledge Service Project Florida Chapter

First Pledge Service Project Florida Chapter

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

The Florida Chapter's Fall Pledge Class held their first service project, organized by their service chair Maya. A group of pledges headed out to our adopted road in Gainesville to clean up the trash on the road. They spent two hours of the afternoon on a beautiful day beautifying the community. Thank you for all your help! We're excited to see future service projects from the pledge class.  
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (456)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter CALS TailGATOR Social

Florida Chapter CALS TailGATOR Social

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

As one of the requirements for pledging, each pledge is required to attend at least five hours of social events. One of these events was the CALS TailGATOR. During the Saturday of University of Florida's home game against LSU, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences hosts a Tailgate event in the O'Connell Center, where CALS students eat Hills BBQ for free and participate in the various activities, such as corn hole, playing with animals, and a silent auction. The Alpha Zeta table held ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (476)/Comments (0)/
Pledge Meetings and Officers

Pledge Meetings and Officers

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

The pledge semester is an 8 week long process that kicked off Tuesday September 23rd for the pledges first meeting. At this meeting, I went over the new member education packet, or pledge manual, and explained all the rules and history for joining Alpha Zeta. The pledges also had an election for their Officer Team. The officers for the pledges mirror those in the Chapter, so that the pledges can familiarize themselves with how the Chapter conducts order of business. The pledge officers will ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (515)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Rush Week

Florida Chapter Rush Week

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

The Florida Chapter held Rush Week from 9/15 to 9/18. The week kicked off with an info session on Monday evening, followed by a tabling event Tuesday at CALS Kick-Off,  sand volleyball on Wednesday, and then game night Thursday. The events were very successful, and it was a great opportunity for prospective pledges and current Brothers to interact and get to know one another.  Game night was especially fun, because we all got to sit around and talk to each other, and laugh while we played ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (561)/Comments (0)/
Florida's Key West Service Trip: Woman Key Clean-up

Florida's Key West Service Trip: Woman Key Clean-up

Alex S., a current pledge in the Florida Chapter, recounts a day of cleaning Woman Key during our recent Service Trip to Key West:"On our third day of service in Key West, we boated out to the island Woman Key to do a beach clean up. Woman Key is a nature preserve owned by the Key West National Wildlife Refuge and is closed to the public for wildlife habitat protection. As a result, all the marine debris that was found and collected on the island had been washed up from the ocean. We ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (599)/Comments (0)/
Key West Bonding by current Pledge Lorelei P.

Key West Bonding by current Pledge Lorelei P.

Originally Posted By Carolyn A. Huntley

Here is a reflection on the Florida Chapter's recent service trip to Key West from current Pledge Lorelei P. (pictured on right with another current pledge Alex S.):"The final day of our service trip called for some much needed relaxation and bonding. Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park boasts about having the best beaches in Key West, so the group decided there was no where else we wanted to spend our last day. The historic state park has a large defining feature unique to it: Fort ...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (460)/Comments (0)/
Road Clean Up 03/15/14

Road Clean Up 03/15/14

Originally Posted By Jennifer W. West

This past weekend, the Florida Chapter conducted a road clean up on our adopted road in Gainesville. This road clean up was very exciting because we had 2 brothers that have never been to our adopted road before. We spent an hour cleaning our road both down and back. I was amazed at how many people stopped by to thank us for cleaning up in their community. All in all, we picked up 2 bags of trash and cannot wait for our next one! 
Monday, March 17, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (520)/Comments (0)/
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