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Smores

Smores

Originally posted by Selina A. Ruzi

On February 2, 46 brothers and 18 prospective pledges came out (or should I say went inside) for smores. Because of the cold weather and the abundance of snow, the traditional smore night got moved from outside the Cook Campus Center to inside. Everyone still had a blast even though we had to abandon our little fire pit in favor of fluff and nutella. The event allowed for prospective pledges to meet the brotherhood for the first time. They were able to ask questions and get to see more what the Cook Chapter and Alpha Zeta are all about while enjoying some snacks. Though we all wished it could have been outside, the event was still extremely fun and on the up side we all got to stay warm.
Friday, February 18, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (449)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (556)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Romance or "Bro"mance? Cornell Chapter Celebrates Valentine's Day

Romance or "Bro"mance? Cornell Chapter Celebrates Valentine's Day

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

What better for the girls of AZ to do on Valentine's Day than to show our brothers how much we love them! Last year it was a steak and potato dinner. This year it was a casino night at "Casino AgRoyale". The ladies of the Cornell Chapter planned a surprise evening of snacks and poker fun at our house, with the grand prize being a Nerf gun. It is always fun to take a step back from the daily activities of homework and studying and have fun with each other. Through personalized Valentine's poems, we were able to tell each one how much they mean to us... no matter how cheesy it might have seemed! The girls had a blast cooking, baking, and valentine making while the boys had fun and were able to bond while playing poker.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (401)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Morrill Chapter Visits Cornell Chapter

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

This past weekend, 7 members of the Morrill Chapter at Penn State came to visit the Cornell Chapter. Through a fun night of fellowship, we got to know some of the members from the closest AZ Chapter to us. As the only two chapters of AZ that have a house and also consider themselves as "social" organizations within the Greek community on our campuses, we try to visit one another at least one time a semester, but missed out last fall. It's great for our chapters to discuss recruitment and new member education, among other things because our chapters are fairly similar. Members of the Cornell Chapter are going to visit the Morrill Chapter in a few weeks.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (496)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (475)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Veterinary Conference

Veterinary Conference

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On February 11 we attended a conference given by the veterinarian and livestock consultant, Dr. Carlos Rodolfo Saenz from Nicaragua. The conference was about the economic and ecologic benefits of the conventional farming vs. the certified organic production and its challenges.
Friday, February 11, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (478)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
New Pledges!

New Pledges!

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

After a successful Rush week, we extended 18 bids to interested freshman and sophomores. We had 12 people accept and come to our Pinning ceremony. The 12 pledges have very diverse backgrounds and interests from Natural Resources to Animal Science. We are very excited to guide them through the process of becoming new members of Alpha Zeta!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (464)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Cornell Chapter Winter Rush

Cornell Chapter Winter Rush

Originally posted by Emmaline A. Long

The Cornell Chapter just finished 2 fun-filled weeks of Rush! From January 17th to January 29th we held events and participated in Greek Smokers to attract new members. With activities every day like bowling, broomball, line dancing, open houses at our house, and sledding we had many people show interest in our organization. At the beginning of every semester after a long break, Rush allows our chapter to bond together while attracting new potential members. A lot of work of planning always pays off!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (460)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Southern Farm Show

Originally posted by Lauren K. Mabry

On Friday Feb. 4th, at 1pm seven Alpha Zeta brothers met at the fairgrounds to go to the Southern Farm Show.  Admission to the Southern Farm show is free.  The Southern Farm show is a trade show showcasing different types of agricultural equipment and companies.  There were many different types of tractors for us to see.  They had a tobacco harvester, hay bailers, fertilize spreaders, and bushhogs.  They also had different types of cattle equipment that was demonstrated.  They also had cattle dog demonstrations and demonstrated how to properly vaccinate cattle.  Different companies that could one day employ us were also there so it was also a great time to network.  After walking through the trade show, we went to dinner and then came back to the mule pull held at the horse complex.  We all had a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity for us to see some of the latest technology in agriculture.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (430)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Bowling 2

Bowling 2

Originally posted by Lauren K. Mabry

Since we had such a great time bowling the first time we decided to have a round 2 with all the new brothers.  We had 30 brothers attend with 3 alumni in attendance as well.  We all needed time to unwind after a successful candidate education week.  It was also a great way for us to get to know the new brothers.  We all had a great time.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (456)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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