Chapter Activity Report Blog

T- Shirt Sale!

T- Shirt Sale!

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

During March 15th to 19th, the faculty of Agricultural Science hosted one of the most important educational agricultural fair in Puerto Rico, "Five Days with Our Land" (Cinco Dias con Nuestra Tierra). At the fair, Alpha Zeta participated by setting up a table selling t-shirts which had as a reason to promote agriculture with the support of the new candidates and 15 members. The purpose of this sale is to raise funds to buy hydroponic plants and other projects.

Thursday, March 24, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (533)/Comments (0)/

UF Ropes Course 3-20-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Our AZ Chancellor, Kelin Maciejewski, headed up a bonding activity that took place at UF's Lake Wauburg Ropes Course. Planning included reserving the course months in advance and having the 14 members attended sign paperwork ahead of time. It started with "get to know you warm-up activities." Then there was a low alpine course where everyone had to work as a team to get everyone across a two foot high log-course with various obstacles and team problem solving activities. Next everyone had to get over a 12 foot high wall with no ropes and just people trying to push/pull people over the wall. Last, people had the chance to climb a 45 foot high alpine tower with various obstacles including nets, hanging logs, wobbly platforms, ladders, and rocks. Everyone had a blast. It was a ton of fun and it made a lot of people feel better connected as a group.
Sunday, March 20, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (482)/Comments (0)/
High School Conference

High School Conference

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On March 2, several members of Alpha Zeta visited "Colegio Santa Rosa" High School. The purpose of our visit was to talk to the students about the importance of agriculture and the opportunities they have to study it in college. We discussed with them about the different programs the faculty of Agricultural Science provides and its different courses. We also answered to any questions and doubts they had.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (479)/Comments (0)/
Valentine's Rose Sale Fundraiser

Valentine's Rose Sale Fundraiser

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Our annual rose sale is our biggest fundraiser! Our fundraiser chair, Gernide Zamor, did an excellent job planning everything with the help of 28 other members! An order form is e-mailed to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty listserv as well as the Florida chapter's AZ listserv. We order over 700 roses in red, white, and pink colors to fulfill our pre-sales and to sell individually on campus on Valentine's Day. This is a THREE DAY event since it takes time to prep the roses (de-thorn, clip the ends, and separate by color), store in a walk-in cooler, bundle the roses according to pre-sale orders, deliver the orders on campus on Valentine's day, and table on campus selling any remaining roses. This benefits the college by giving an alternative to expensive florists while supporting its own honors fraternity! We greatly look forward to this event every spring!
Friday, February 18, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (563)/Comments (0)/
2-05 Poe Springs Tree Planting Service

2-05 Poe Springs Tree Planting Service

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

The Florida chapter of Alpha Zeta helped plant young trees at one of our many local springs, Poe Springs. This project benefited those that participated by being out in nature and helping the environment by planting trees. The chapter participated because this was yet another perfect way to promote agriculture. Planning included knowing what time to meet up, organizing a carpool, and providing directions to the springs.
Sunday, February 13, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (483)/Comments (0)/
High School Conference

High School Conference

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

Three members of Alpha Zeta, including professor Leyda Ponce de Leon offered a conference at a high school in Aguada, Puerto Rico. During the discussion the professor talked about dairy products, their importance and increased consumption. After the conference the students had the opportunity to make cheese and taste it.
Saturday, February 5, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (489)/Comments (0)/
UF AZ National Service Project

UF AZ National Service Project

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

The Florida Chapter of Alpha Zeta hosted this National Service Project for 30 brothers who came from Florida and across the country. The project was four days (December 18th through the 21st) that started with a tour of the local farm worker community. Over the next few days, members gleaned 2,000lbs of oranges that were donated to local food banks and shelters. Alpha Zeta brothers also met with many leaders in charge of food banks and shelters and learned the prevalence of poverty worldwide and locally...
Friday, December 31, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (596)/Comments (0)/

Florida Fall '10 pledge Nature Walk Social 11-27-10

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

This nature walk was one of the socials planned by the pledge social committee that would count toward the pledge's two required socials. Members of the Fall 2010 Pledge Class met up and drove out to Paine's Praire where they went for a nature walk and enjoyed the outdoors and wildlife (birds, buffalo, etc.). This activity served as a nice way for the pledges to enjoy the afternoon while bonding with one another and getting to know their future fraternity brothers.
Saturday, November 27, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (480)/Comments (0)/
March against the new gas pipeline in Puerto Rico

March against the new gas pipeline in Puerto Rico

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On September 19, 3 students, 1 alumni and 2 others participated in a march that was a protest against the new pipeline to be established from the south side of Puerto Rico all the way to the north side of the island, completing a total of 92 miles in length.  The march was to the benefit of many citizens and owners of agricultural lands.  If this project is established, they would lose their lands to the government...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (442)/Comments (0)/
UF CALS Kickoff

UF CALS Kickoff

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

At the University of Florida, The College of Agricultural and LIfe Sciences (CALS) hosts a kickoff every fall where the student organizations come and table while anyone that registers can come and get to know members from all the different organizations within the college (and get Moe's for dinner!). It is a great event to network and socialize...
Wednesday, October 6, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (571)/Comments (0)/
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