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NC Chapter Adopt-A-Highway

NC Chapter Adopt-A-Highway

The NC Chapter cleaned up its adopted highway today!
Friday, March 20, 2015/Author: Jamie DeRose/Number of views (499)/Comments (0)/
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NC Chapter winner of SMACKDOWN competition!

NC Chapter winner of SMACKDOWN competition!

The NC Chapter is proud to have won an apheresis donation competition between 7 other fraternities on NC State campus!  We were presented with a trophy, and helped save many lives!
Friday, March 20, 2015/Author: Jamie DeRose/Number of views (546)/Comments (0)/
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PR Chapter Community Service

PR Chapter Community Service

On Saturday, March 7th Alpha Zeta visited Finca La Perla in Mayaguez from 8:30 to 3:30.  Five members participated in the activity. First of all, we discussed with the owner, Luis Curvero, some of the present challenges the agriculture in Puerto Rico is facing and some basic information about the industry of the coffee in Puerto Rico. We shared a light breakfast for those who had not had any and proceeded to a tour of the property. Luis Curvero has many small crops in his property, including ginger, “pana” (Artocarpus altilis), “chironja” (orangelo) and cacao. The main crop of the farm is coffee, though there was not any to pick. After the tour, we helped pick cacao in many different spots. We were able to fill three sacks with cacao, and afterward opened them and put the seeds with the pulp in water. Afterward, we enjoyed a light lunch provided by the owner of the farm and then proceeded to participate in the process of grinding and packing coffee. Then, we were given a taste of the coffee produced at the farm and picked bananas, “chironjas”  and “panas” to take home with us.
Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Jaileen Rivera Montes De Oca/Number of views (509)/Comments (0)/
Alpha Zeta PR Chapter Horse Farm

Alpha Zeta PR Chapter Horse Farm

On March 6 we visited a horse farm to help feed, clean pens and learn some history about the Puerto Rican purebred horses. It was a great experience because many of us had not worked with horses before. We are planning on revisiting the farm to learn more about horses and continue helping the farm owner.

Sunday, March 15, 2015/Author: Ezequiel Montatez Rivera/Number of views (463)/Comments (0)/
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Cal Epsilon Participates in Kid's Day

Cal Epsilon Participates in Kid's Day

On March 3, 2015, the Cal Epsilon chapter participated in the annual Kid's Day newspaper fundraiser, selling special editions of the Fresno Bee benefiting Valley Children's Hospital. The Cal Epsilon chapter sold 200 newspaper at an intersections on campus near the beef pastures. Cal Epsilon is proud to announce that we were able to raise over $376 to help Valley Children's Hospital! We are humbled to participate, once again, at this annual event and are proud to have made a difference in the lives of children across the valley.
Friday, March 6, 2015/Author: Nicole Borba/Number of views (539)/Comments (0)/
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 (554)/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 (450)/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 (410)/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 (481)/Comments (0)/
Alpha Zeta Participates in BuckeyeThon!

Alpha Zeta Participates in BuckeyeThon!

Four members of the Townshend Chapter at The Ohio State University participated in Ohio State's annual dance marathon, BuckeyeThon.  BuckeyeThon is a 24 hour dance marathon divided into two 12 hour shifts that raises money for the Children's Miracle Network.  BuckeyeThon is also the largest student-run philantrophy at Ohio State and raises money for Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio throughout the year through a variety of events.  This year BuckeyeThon dancers raised over $1,231,290.00.  Alpha Zeta members were just four of the hundreds of dancers that never sat down during a 12 hour shift.  They danced the night away for the kids.     

Monday, March 2, 2015/Author: Jared Ashworth/Number of views (529)/Comments (0)/
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