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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 (482)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Ice Breakers and Speed Dating

Florida Chapter Ice Breakers and Speed Dating

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

  Before every pledge meeting, I like to plan a fun, but quick ice breaker. One ice breaker we did was the post-it note game. Each pledge received a post-it note and had to write the name of a famous celebrity, or fictional character and stick it to someone else's forehead. They then had to walk around the room and ask yes or no questions to everyone else to figure out who they had. It was big fun mess, and it ended with one person left not being able to guess that they were Tom Cruise. ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (726)/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 (519)/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 (565)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter: Humane Society Service Event

Florida Chapter: Humane Society Service Event

Originally Posted By Alexis Z. Curtin

On September 27, the Florida Chapter had its first service event of the semester at the Alachua County Humane Society.  Because we've had great experiences working with the ACHS in the past, we decided to volunteer with them three times this semester to allow as many brothers as possible to participate.  Although the morning consisted of hard work cleaning cages and bathing dogs, we had a great time playing with all of the animals and showing them some love!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (591)/Comments (0)/
The Florida Chapter Inducts 34 New Brothers

The Florida Chapter Inducts 34 New Brothers

Tuesday night brothers of the Florida Chapter gathered for the Induction ceremony of our spring 2014 pledge class. We started with the presentation of the pledge class's paddles which was then followed by the introduction of our guest speaker, Gustav Paulay, who gave a talk on invertebrate diversity on coral reefs. After the talk we enjoyed a nice sit down dinner with many of our alumni from all around our university's campus. Conversations varied from two alumni who were hobbyist flyers ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (804)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter's Big-Little Reveal

Florida Chapter's Big-Little Reveal

This past Tuesday, brothers of the Florida Chapter gathered in costume to meet their new Littles. The Littles dressed in costumes they were assigned to match their Big. When everyone came together, each Big and Little pair had to find one another in a sea of cartoon characters, famous couples and commonly know pairs (like PB&J). Then everyone sat together for a Pinterest Inspired Potluck that the pledge class had arranged. A great time was had by all and everyone looked great in their ...
Thursday, March 27, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (592)/Comments (0)/
Studying Away

Studying Away

Brothers from AZ joined together at Marston Science Library last night to tackle the daunting subject of Microbiology. We all sat around for hours quizzing each other on the material and discussing topics that some of us didn't fully understand. Being able to study in a group of intelligent peers allowed me to absorb the material and feel more confident to take my exam. We also munched on some tasty brownies and washed it down with green tea. It was a great bonding experience, as well as ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (500)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Key West Service Trip: Dinners

Florida Chapter Key West Service Trip: Dinners

Every night of our spring break trip in Key West the entire group of 14 brothers cooked and ate dinner together. Some of the meals we prepare together were spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, and hamburgers and hotdogs. Although everyone looked forward to the delicious meals each night, we all were even more excited for the bonding that took place around our one dinner table. Each night we took turns reflecting on our favorite part of the service project from that day, as well as any ...
Monday, March 24, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (425)/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 (604)/Comments (0)/
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