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Homecoming Charity Bed Races

Homecoming Charity Bed Races

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

As part of Rutgers' Homecoming spirit week, Cook Chapter participated in the annual Bed Races. Each group was given a hospital bed and a week. The purpose was to pick a theme and decorate both your bed and your racers in that theme. Cook Chapter this year decided on the farming/Wizard of Oz theme. Our name was spelled out in corn husks on the front, while corn stalks grew out of the bed posts. Our bed rider dressed up as the wicked witch of the west, even coloring her face green. Each team has two people running and pushing the bed and one person on it. Other themes included the Rugrats, where the bed was Raptar, the Blue Man Group, Nintendo, and Christmas...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (484)/Comments (0)/
Ocean Beach Sweep

Ocean Beach Sweep

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

On Saturday, October 20th, members of the Cook Chapter of Alpha Zeta teamed up with Clean Ocean Action to pick up trash from our local beaches. Our chapter went to Point Plesant, NJ for the day, picking up cigarette butts, small pieces of plastic, and even needles from the sandy beach. The cleanup was a huge success, and Cook Chapter even got mentioned in the local Asbury Park Press. The Clean Ocean Action group organized hundreds of volunteers to clean beaches all up and down the New Jersey Shoreline.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (465)/Comments (0)/
Responsible Drinking Happy Hour, Founders Day and Hurricane Sandy

Responsible Drinking Happy Hour, Founders Day and Hurricane Sandy

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

Cook chapter worked with our campus Deans and our own Alpha Zeta Alumni Association to Co-Sponsor Responsible Drinking Happy Hour on Friday November 2nd. The event was unfortunately postponed by Hurricane Sandy, and was rescheduled for the 9th. Cook chapter used this event to celebrate Founders Day, while promoting responsible drinking. Anyone over 21 who arrived received a wristband, and that wristband allowed them to buy exactly one alcoholic drink per hour, encouraging casual socialization without overuse. Free food and non-alcoholic beverages were also provided. Our chapter also sold shirts and buttons to raise money for those devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The event was a huge success and we were able to raise over $250 for Sandy Relief.
Friday, November 30, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (451)/Comments (0)/
Green Mountain Chapter Pancake Breakfast

Green Mountain Chapter Pancake Breakfast

Originally posted by Ashley M. Ackert

On November 10, the Alpha Zeta Green Mountain Chapter at the University of Vermont hosted and prepared a pancake breakfast for interested community members and students. Pancakes, homemade applesauce and fresh pressed cider was prepared by the members. Proceeds from the breakfast went to Green Mountain Farm-to-School, an Vermont organization that seeks to make elementary school lunches healthier and promote buying locally. Approximately $200 was raised during the event. Eight Alpha Zeta members, six of them being officers, helped out. There were about 40 attendees which were a mix of students and their families, as well as faculty from the university.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (429)/Comments (0)/
NC Sweet Potato Gleaning

NC Sweet Potato Gleaning

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

The North Carolina Chapter participates in the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s Agri-Life Council with other groups within the college. The council invited brothers to participate in a service project with Wake Interfaith Food Shuttle on November 9th. Four brothers traveled to Johnston County to glean sweet potatoes. We collected leftover potatoes that were not picked up with tractors. We enjoyed digging around the roots for over two hours and collected about 100 pounds of potatoes per person.  It was surprising how relaxing the dirt was and we really enjoyed the project which helps feed hungry people. The event was a great opportunity to interact with students from other organizations within the college.
Saturday, November 10, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (724)/Comments (0)/
NC Oakwood Cemetery Visit

NC Oakwood Cemetery Visit

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

Historic Oakwood Cemetery in downtown Raleigh invites the North Carolina Chapter to help setup their annual Lantern Walk around Halloween. During the evening event, guests have the opportunity to walk through a path of luminaries through the Confederate Memorial section and watch re-enactments of civil war life in the North Carolina. All proceeds of the event go towards restoration of the cemetery. Volunteering with the cemetery is a way to pay tribute to the soldiers that lost their lives in the Civil War, while learning some history about the war and the impact of agriculture during the war...
Saturday, November 10, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (469)/Comments (0)/
Run for RAH

Run for RAH

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

On Sunday, October 28th, Cook Chapter participated in the annual charity run (and fun walk for those who just wanted to participate) for Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH). In this event, you can either compete in the 5k run or simply donate and take the leisurely 1 mile walk around Busch Campus. The run was a USATF sanctioned Grand Prix 5K and prizes were given out to the fastest runners, and the groups who had the most people participate as well as those who donated the most food. Our chapter had 12 brothers, alumni and new members participate. The food donated to RAH was used to fill pantries all over New Jersey and benefited countless hungry families. $6000 was collected and donated.
Thursday, November 8, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (454)/Comments (0)/
Adopt a Highway

Adopt a Highway

Originally posted by Rebecca S. Terry

Every semester the Cornell chapter participates in adopt a highway. This is a tradition that occurs every initiation weekend. The 2-mile stretch the chapter is assigned to, is right outside of town. It is a great way for new members to officially participate in community service with the chapter.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (432)/Comments (0)/

UF Canned Food Drive Service 4/12-5/1/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

With the end of the year drawing nearer the Florida Chapter decided to be thankful for what we have accomplished and pass on the gift of food to those who are not as fortunate. Members collected cans to donate to the St. Francis House in Gainesville. The St. Francis House is there to provide emergency food, temporary shelter, transitional housing, and related support services in a safe, secure environment for people who find themselves confronted with homelessness and hunger in the Alachua County...
Saturday, October 13, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (448)/Comments (0)/

UF Earth Day Service and Social 4/22/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter celebrated Earth Day by giving back to the community. Members cleaned up our adopted road with the help of some of our newest additions. The members that participated in the clean-up did not mind taking time out of their schedule, as the last 3 days of classes came closer and made graduation ever closer for some or the next year of school for others, to pick up the trash and get it off the street. The road clean-up was planned for the morning to avoid the heat of the day and to be completed when the Horticulture Departments Earth Day event started...
Saturday, October 13, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (701)/Comments (0)/
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