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Florida Chapter Pledge Class Concessions

Florida Chapter Pledge Class Concessions

This Sunday the new Alpha Zeta pledges ran a concessions stand for Florida’s baseball team against Tennessee. Ten pledges volunteered which upgraded us to a bigger stand that typically sells more food and brings in more money. When the crowd wasn’t there, it was nice to socialize and bond with the brothers. It was also a great way for us to communicate by passing along orders and working together. Overall, we made quite a bit of money from our stand just with 10% back from sales and had a great time doing it. The baseball team won too! - Carson Cooper, PC Fundraising Chair
Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (594)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Pledge Fundraiser Yogurtology

Florida Chapter Pledge Fundraiser Yogurtology

This past Saturday the new Alpha Zeta pledge class held a restaurant fundraiser at a local frozen yogurt vendor called Yogurtology. It was a great way for the pledge class to kick off fundraising because we got to eat super yummy fro-yo. If you went with brothers, it was nice to socialize while helping out our organization and if you went with non-AZ friends it was a great way to get them involved in supporting AZ! It was super easy to set up too—just try emailing local business to see if they’ll give you a percentage of their sales for one night. - Carson Cooper, PC Fundraising Chair
Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (577)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Pledge Scavenger Hunt

Florida Chapter Pledge Scavenger Hunt

This semester I organized a scavenger hunt around campus for the pledges. At each station, they found brothers waiting to give them the next clue. The pledges split up into two teams, and the team that got back first got an extra hour to go in any category that they want (social, fundraising, or service). It was really fun organizing and seeing them all run around campus and working together to finish their hunt. Afterwards, we had a reflection time to discuss team-work and some challenges they may have faced. This was a great event that brought out the strengths of the pledges and allowed them to bond together while achieving a goal.


Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (640)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Pledge Ice Breaker

Florida Chapter Pledge Ice Breaker

I like to start off the first couple of pledge meetings with an ice breaker. This ice breaker involves 2 items: post-it notes and a pen. I wrote a person, place or thing on the post-it note and placed it on the pledges forehead. They then had to go around and ask yes or no questions in order to figure out who/what they are. It was a great activity to get everyone up and moving!


Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (564)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter First Pledge Meeting

Florida Chapter First Pledge Meeting

On February 10th, the pledges had their first meeting of the semester. After our fun rush week and interviews, we welcomed the new pledges. I explained the meaning and importance of Alpha Zeta, as well as the history of the Florida Chapter. We also elected the new pledge class officers, congratulations to:


PC Chancellor: Madison

PC Censor: Katie B.

PC Treasurer: Marlee

PC Scribe: Katie C.

PC Chronicler: Devin

Fundraising Chair: Carson

Social Chair: Julie

Service Chair: Olivia

Potluck: Ashley


We can’t wait to see the amazing things you accomplish this semester!

Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (551)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter High Ropes Course

Florida Chapter High Ropes Course

On February 22, the Florida Chapter climbed to new heights at the University of Florida's own Lake Wauburg Challenge course for some serious team building.  We started the day off with some silly games to get our bodies moving and then we transitioned to the low ropes course.  The low ropes exercises allowed us to come together as a team and work our way through some crazy obstacles.  After lunch we geared up for the high ropes course.  Of the many obstacles we did, some of the brothers' favorites were the Pamper's pole, which is a jump off of a 30 feet high, freestanding telephone pole, and the zip line.  I am so proud of our chapter because so many brothers conquered their fears of heights and pushed their limits, and so many others stepped up into leadership roles.  This was a great event for this time of year because it gave the chapter a chance to see prospective officers for our upcoming elections.  The entire chapter had a great time and we are definitely looking forward to doing it again in the future!

Friday, March 13, 2015/Author: Bailey Gamage/Number of views (539)/Comments (0)/
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Florida Chapter Road Clean-Up

Florida Chapter Road Clean-Up

Last week, brothers of the Florida Chapter coordinated with our current pledge class to conduct our first road clean up of the year!  We clean our road (which we adopted through the local Adopt-A-Street program) at least six times a year, so brothers are quite familiar with the process.  It was fun to be able to introduce some of the pledge class to what has become a service tradition for our chapter!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (636)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Service with Project Makeover

Florida Chapter Service with Project Makeover

On Saturday, February 21st, the Florida Chapter participated in Project Makeover.  Project Makeover is a student-run nonprofit at the University of Florida that chooses an elementary school in Alachua County to makeover each year.  The projects are focused on improving the learning environment for students, whether it is through grounds beautification or the introduction of new learning tools.  This year's school was Metcalfe Elementary, and the overarching theme of the project was "play".  Our time at Project Makeover was spent beautifying one of the school's playgrounds.  We raked up bags and bags of leaves and pine needles, and we collected pine cones to be used for art projects.  Project Makeover was a perfect way to get connected to the community in a way we hadn't before, and we look forward to participating again in the future to help improve local education where we can.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (519)/Comments (0)/

Florida Chapter Volunteers at Wilmot Gardens

On Saturday, February 7th, brothers from the Florida Chapter spent the morning at Wilmot Gardens.  Wilmot Gardens is a 5 acre area located on campus.  The garden serves the UF community as well as the patients receiving care at the Shands Medical Plaza adjacent to campus.  Wilmot Gardens is currently undergoing a restoration project that is focused on creating healing and meditation areas.  During our service at Wilmot Gardens, we helped with ground and plant maintenance for areas included in the restoration project.  The weather was beautiful, and we enjoyed getting our hands dirty while contributing to a garden with such a great mission for our community!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (468)/Comments (0)/
Florida Chapter Just Shoe It Service Event

Florida Chapter Just Shoe It Service Event

For the first two weeks of the semester, brothers from the Florida Chapter participated in a shoe drive run by a UF student organization called Just Shoe It.  Throughout the year, Just Shoe It conducts several shoe collections, each focused on a different group of recipients.  For this collection, all donations went to local blueberry workers in need of sneakers or work boots.  It was great to be able to support local community members in agriculture!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alexis Curtin/Number of views (768)/Comments (0)/
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