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Florida's Key West Service Trip: Snorkeling

Florida's Key West Service Trip: Snorkeling

Keith G. (pictured: second to the right in the back row with his mask on), a current pledge for the Florida Chapter was excited to be able to relate his experiences during our Key West Service Trip to his current and recent classes:"After four days of service around the Florida Keys, we decided to spend our last day having some fun.  To that extent, we all went on a snorkeling trip, taking a catamaran out to a coral reef about seven miles from Key West.  All suited up in our masks, ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (511)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Service Trip: cleaning Sugarloaf Key

Florida Chapter Service Trip: cleaning Sugarloaf Key

On the first day of the Florida Chapter's inaugural spring break service trip, we were put to work by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in helping to restore the shoreline and mangroves of Sugar Loaf Key to their natural beauty. We were equipped with pickers, heavy-duty scissors, gloves, trash bags, and kayaks before being guided through one of the Florida Key's many protected waterways. We were able to absorb the richness of life within the Florida Keys ecosystem, and with ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (438)/Comments (0)/
UF Mission Trip to the Florida Keys- Marine Debris

UF Mission Trip to the Florida Keys- Marine Debris

      This spring break, the University of Florida's Alpha Zeta chapter had the most amazing experience of executing a mission trip in the beautiful Florida Keys. Throughout the week we cleaned public beaches such as Boca Chica, private government islands such as Women's Cove, and public park areas such as Sugarloaf Key. As much fun as we had on this trip (soaking up the sun, getting to know our brothers, and enjoying the Key West atmosphere) we also made a difference. Over our 3 days of ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (649)/Comments (0)/

Key West Reflections

Spring break holds a different meaning to every college student you talk to. For me it usually involves getting a week off school to spend with my family and friends back home. However, this year I decided to try something new. Little did I know that it was going to exceed any and all expectations I had of my spring break. I signed up for the Alpha Zeta Service trip to Key West, FL because I thought it was a good way to give back to the community while going to a place that I had never been ...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (586)/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)/
Florida Chapter Trivia Night

Florida Chapter Trivia Night

Originally Posted By Alexa J. Bledsoe

Last Tuesday night, March 11 we participated in a local Applebee's trivia night as a social event. We figured our difference in majors would make us a competitive team that would do well. We had some good rounds and not so good rounds. (The first category was Disney movie: Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. Needless to say we got off to a rough start) However, in the end we all had a great time and realized quirky traits about each other. A great time was had by all, and there will definitely ...
Monday, March 17, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (479)/Comments (0)/
The Southernmost Chapter!

The Southernmost Chapter!

Originally Posted By Jennifer N. Glass

The brothers of the Florida chapter commenced their first day in Key West by visiting the island's various must-see stops. First off the Ernest Hemingway house, where we ran into some polydactyl felines (six-toed cats)! Then we moseyed on down to the southernmost point of the continental US and struck pose for the camera at the colorful, concrete buoy denoting only 90 miles to Cuba. Feeling parched from the afternoon sun and the long walk, some of our brothers decided to purchase coconut ...
Friday, March 14, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (647)/Comments (0)/
Sunset with Brothers

Sunset with Brothers

Originally Posted By Carolyn A. Huntley

From amazing food to fortune tellers to 10ft-tall-unicycle-riding-fire-juggling street performers, Mallory Square has it all in the early evening. Yet, all the theatrics pale in comparison to the awesome beauty that is the "southernmost" sunset. Fourteen of our brothers traveled to Key West for a week of service in both the marine coasts and local community. I, among the 14, most enjoyed the group of us experiencing the lasts moments of the day together in such a wonderful place. The sunset ...
Thursday, March 13, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (511)/Comments (0)/
Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Originally Posted By Angely S. Jimenez

Brothers of the Florida chapter spent a day giving back to the community of Key West during our service trip to Key West. St. Paul's Episcopal Church lies in the heart of Duval Street, the main street of Key West. Although the church has undergone several renovations, it has been in the same spot since 1831. This church is both a landmark and a sanctuary for the natives of Key West. One of the days during the trip was dedicated to giving back to the community of Key West. My brothers and I spent a day beautifying this historic landmark. I was involved with painting the porch of the antebellum house once used to house generations of priests, but is now used as a community gathering for various events, such as book clubs and children’s choir. I also assisted my fellow brothers in wiping down the pews of the open-air church. Other brothers focused on cleaning up the grounds by raking and cutting down old palm leaves. Needless to say, it felt great giving back to this historic community, and even more to such a beautiful and sacred church. 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1124)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Devil's Milhopper Social

Florida Chapter Devil's Milhopper Social

Originally Posted By Alexa J. Bledsoe

The Saturday before spring break, the Florida chapter visited Devil's Milhopper. It is important for our members to have the opportunity to take part in some of the history Florida has to offer. Devil's Milhopper is a National Natural Landmark, a sinkhole with a few trails right here in Alachua county. It was a gorgeous day and our members had a blast adventuring together.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (453)/Comments (0)/
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