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Florida Chapter Pledge Class Plaque Cleaning Service Project

Florida Chapter Pledge Class Plaque Cleaning Service Project

Las week the pledge class of the Florida Chapter Alpha Zeta wanted to show our love and graditue to the previous brothers and our campus by cleaning and polishing our AZ plaque. We gathered together and washed, scrubbed and polished the gold plaque on campus. While getting wet and dirty, we put in a lot of elbow grease in order for our history to shine into the future. We are planning on doing this again this semester, allowing it to shine even more. - Olivia Scruggs, Pledge Class Service Chair
Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (750)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

First Time On Service Spring Break Trip

After hearing so much positive feedback from the first service trip over spring break to the Florida Keys, I decided I absolutely had to go.  As each brother talked about the bonding moments, trash collecting, and rewarding service opportunities, I was more and more determined to get my intent in as soon as possible to hold a spot. 

The Florida Chapter of Alpha Zeta has welcomed me into its brotherhood, and I am so grateful to have made many close friends.  I was excited to travel to Key West during my spring break for the first time.  I had never been to the Florida Keys but that destination has been on my bucket list for quite some time.  And what made the trip mean even more was that I was going to make a difference in the environment.  I had heard quite a bit about the amount of plastics that wash up on shore and was ready to tackle the problem.

Because I had heard so much about this trip, I had several expectations.  These included working hard days in the sun picking up plastics among other garbage, lathering on sun screen so my pale skin would not burn, and of course enjoying the time spent with my brothers.  

After experiencing the week long trip, I can say that my expectations were met and far exceeded anything I had thought before.  I was engrossed by the task of picking up literally a ton of trash the three days we performed service for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.  I had heard about the amount of plastics that wash ashore, but actually picking up bottles and trap line made it that much more real.  I am proud to say that I did not get sunburned the entire week and even managed to tan a bit.  But, I think my last expectation was totally blown out of the water.  My brothers are truly caring, sincere, and fun-loving people.  I enjoyed each moment spent with them and learned so much about their lives!

I spent my spring break for the first time performing service with my brothers.  I made memories that I will keep forever.  I hope to spend my spring break in the same fashion next year as well.  And I am proud to say that I am a brother of the Florida Chapter of Alpha Zeta.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015/Author: Natalie Cleghorn/Number of views (657)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Florida Chapter Pledge Class Game Night/Potluck Social

Florida Chapter Pledge Class Game Night/Potluck Social

See what Carson Cooper, a spring 2015 pledge, had to say about their potluck social!

"The new AZ pledges at UF were able to have a potluck game night at the clubhouse of an apartment complex. The best part was that older brothers came out and everyone got to enjoy pizza, Wii games, and best of all-twister. Here is a picture of an older brother, Taylor, dominating the twister game which she ultimately won. Socials are more fun when they include older brothers because it's an opportunity to get paddle signatures and find out more about why Alpha Zeta is so awesome to be a part of."
Monday, March 23, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (642)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Florida Chapter Pledge Class Study Social

Florida Chapter Pledge Class Study Social

Florida chapter's new pledge class is super studious! Here is a picture of the pledges at their second study social. It was a great way to collaborate on homework and learning material while also getting to know each other and enjoying some donuts.
Monday, March 23, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (689)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Florida Chapter Pledge Class Concessions

Florida Chapter Pledge Class Concessions

This Sunday the new Alpha Zeta pledges ran a concessions stand for Florida’s baseball team against Tennessee. Ten pledges volunteered which upgraded us to a bigger stand that typically sells more food and brings in more money. When the crowd wasn’t there, it was nice to socialize and bond with the brothers. It was also a great way for us to communicate by passing along orders and working together. Overall, we made quite a bit of money from our stand just with 10% back from sales and had a great time doing it. The baseball team won too! - Carson Cooper, PC Fundraising Chair
Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (757)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Florida Chapter Pledge Fundraiser Yogurtology

Florida Chapter Pledge Fundraiser Yogurtology

This past Saturday the new Alpha Zeta pledge class held a restaurant fundraiser at a local frozen yogurt vendor called Yogurtology. It was a great way for the pledge class to kick off fundraising because we got to eat super yummy fro-yo. If you went with brothers, it was nice to socialize while helping out our organization and if you went with non-AZ friends it was a great way to get them involved in supporting AZ! It was super easy to set up too—just try emailing local business to see if they’ll give you a percentage of their sales for one night. - Carson Cooper, PC Fundraising Chair
Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (740)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Florida Chapter Pledge Scavenger Hunt

Florida Chapter Pledge Scavenger Hunt

This semester I organized a scavenger hunt around campus for the pledges. At each station, they found brothers waiting to give them the next clue. The pledges split up into two teams, and the team that got back first got an extra hour to go in any category that they want (social, fundraising, or service). It was really fun organizing and seeing them all run around campus and working together to finish their hunt. Afterwards, we had a reflection time to discuss team-work and some challenges they may have faced. This was a great event that brought out the strengths of the pledges and allowed them to bond together while achieving a goal.


Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (814)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Florida Chapter Pledge Ice Breaker

Florida Chapter Pledge Ice Breaker

I like to start off the first couple of pledge meetings with an ice breaker. This ice breaker involves 2 items: post-it notes and a pen. I wrote a person, place or thing on the post-it note and placed it on the pledges forehead. They then had to go around and ask yes or no questions in order to figure out who/what they are. It was a great activity to get everyone up and moving!


Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (703)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Florida Chapter First Pledge Meeting

Florida Chapter First Pledge Meeting

On February 10th, the pledges had their first meeting of the semester. After our fun rush week and interviews, we welcomed the new pledges. I explained the meaning and importance of Alpha Zeta, as well as the history of the Florida Chapter. We also elected the new pledge class officers, congratulations to:


PC Chancellor: Madison

PC Censor: Katie B.

PC Treasurer: Marlee

PC Scribe: Katie C.

PC Chronicler: Devin

Fundraising Chair: Carson

Social Chair: Julie

Service Chair: Olivia

Potluck: Ashley


We can’t wait to see the amazing things you accomplish this semester!

Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Angely Jimenez/Number of views (687)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Florida Chapter High Ropes Course

Florida Chapter High Ropes Course

On February 22, the Florida Chapter climbed to new heights at the University of Florida's own Lake Wauburg Challenge course for some serious team building.  We started the day off with some silly games to get our bodies moving and then we transitioned to the low ropes course.  The low ropes exercises allowed us to come together as a team and work our way through some crazy obstacles.  After lunch we geared up for the high ropes course.  Of the many obstacles we did, some of the brothers' favorites were the Pamper's pole, which is a jump off of a 30 feet high, freestanding telephone pole, and the zip line.  I am so proud of our chapter because so many brothers conquered their fears of heights and pushed their limits, and so many others stepped up into leadership roles.  This was a great event for this time of year because it gave the chapter a chance to see prospective officers for our upcoming elections.  The entire chapter had a great time and we are definitely looking forward to doing it again in the future!

Friday, March 13, 2015/Author: Bailey Gamage/Number of views (671)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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