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UF Pledge Class Clothing Drive 3/13-3/20/12

UF Pledge Class Clothing Drive 3/13-3/20/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter's spring pledge class put together a clothing drive for the St. Francis House in Gainesville. The St. Francis House homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Gainesville, Florida provides emergency food, temporary shelter, and related support services in a safe, secure environment for people in Alachua County who, for whatever reason, find themselves homeless and hungry. St. Francis House provides these services in a supportive environment where people can begin to manage their problems effectively and re-establish themselves as productive members of the community...
Sunday, March 25, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (468)/Comments (0)/
UF Hosts Barrett Keene 2/28/12

UF Hosts Barrett Keene 2/28/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

Barrett Keene is a former agriscience teacher from Florida who is embarking on a crazy adventure. He is taking the last few months of his PHD at Cornell University to walk literally across the United States of America. Why is he taking on such a crazy adventure? Well at the Florida Chapters meeting he shared those exact thoughts. Barrett is supporting a cause that not many of us think about on a daily basis or much at all unless you see commercials or know of someone who came from the situation. I am talking about orphaned and abandoned kids. He is promoting the Global Orphan Project as he walks talking to student and people just like our members to help be proactive ad sustainable about getting the children in the project schooling and care...

Monday, March 5, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (508)/Comments (0)/
UF Intramural Beach Volleyball Game 2/26/12

UF Intramural Beach Volleyball Game 2/26/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter had its second to last intramural sand volleyball game on Sunday. The members who showed up to play that night and were met by a team with the same record as we did. Both teams warmed up and our team continued to show great improvements upon each successive time we play together and are definitely looking forward to the last game of the season. As for the game itself it was a rainy and cold night so the teams decided to call it a draw and go into their last game as 1-1-1. The team is looking forward to their next opponent Sketchville USA and hope it will be another good game ending with a win!
Monday, March 5, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (412)/Comments (0)/
UF Project Makeover Service 2/26/12

UF Project Makeover Service 2/26/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

Project makeover is a huge service project put on by students out of the University of Florida and founded by a UF student in 2008. The project was held at Chester Shell Elementary this year. The organization raised over $9,000 and used over 1,055 volunteers from UF students to community volunteers helping prune bushes, paint interactive murals, and overall beautify the school over a weekend...
Monday, March 5, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (490)/Comments (0)/
UF Woodser Social 2/24/12

UF Woodser Social 2/24/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

With all the smores fixings bought, the Florida Chapter was off to another successful woodser. Every semester we take a road trip to a local campsite in the middle of what seems to be nowhere for our Woodser. We reserved a campground at Kate's Fish Camp where the ranger came out and helped set up our bonfire to make delicious smores! Members gathered around the fire to share stories about their semester and to meet the newest pledges...
Monday, March 5, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (504)/Comments (0)/
Cook Intramural Soccer Team

Cook Intramural Soccer Team

Originally posted by Lisa K. Izzo

At the beginning of the spring semester, 15 brothers signed up to participate in the Rutgers Intramural Indoor Soccer League.The Alpha Zeta team plays once a week in the recreation center and competes against groups from all over campus. The members playing range from beginners to experienced players, but they all have a great time getting together each week for games.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (455)/Comments (0)/
UF Ronald McDonald House Service 2/21/12 & 2/23/12

UF Ronald McDonald House Service 2/21/12 & 2/23/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

Members of the Florida Chapter took their lunch break to go join up with other organizations and sororities to help out at the local Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville. While at the house members help remove and replace box springs and mattresses in the house. The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing, basic amenities and support to families with critically ill children seeking treatment at area medical facilities. The program helps to stabilize situations for families and allow them to concentrate all of their time and energy on the treatment and recovery of their children. By just changing out their beds to something newer and more comfortable we may have just made their day a tad better!...
Thursday, February 23, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (379)/Comments (0)/
UF Archery Lesson by Orange and Blue Archery Club 2/19/12

UF Archery Lesson by Orange and Blue Archery Club 2/19/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Orange and Blue Archery Club hosted Alpha Zeta for an archery lesson before their club practice. A team member Lauren taught the group the proper techniques of how to hold a bow and the arrow and equipment for shooting arrows. There was a great turnout for Alpha Zeta and all of the members had a great time! After overcoming the difficulty of the wind, members were able to shoot at foam targets, and several members came close while others did in fact hit the bulls eye. Members were able to learn about the challenges of tournament play and the different types of bows and arrows required for the sport. It was a great experience to join up with another UF club and a fun day outdoors!
Thursday, February 23, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (603)/Comments (0)/
UF Annual Rose Sale Fundraiser 2/12/12-2/14/12

UF Annual Rose Sale Fundraiser 2/12/12-2/14/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter has an annual rose sale, which is one of our biggest fundraisers! Our fundraiser chair, Gernide Zamor, did an excellent job planning everything out to the T! 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 and placed in the school newspaper a week before the big day. We order over 500 roses in red, white, and pink colors to fulfill our pre-sales and to sell individually on campus on Valentine's Day.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (404)/Comments (0)/
UF Intramural Beach Volleyball Game 2/12/12

UF Intramural Beach Volleyball Game 2/12/12

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

The Florida Chapter started its Spring intramurals in beach volleyball with a victory! Members will meet every Sunday at the outdoor volleyball courts for the games this season. With the temperatures running in the 40s on the night of our first game, the team members tried very hard to stay warm (we are from Florida remember)! We won the first set 21-15 and dominated again in the second set, winning 21-17. Samantha Sites led with some great serving and Ana Zegarra had a few nice dives!...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (450)/Comments (0)/
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