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Puerto Rico Chapter Community Service at the ZOO

Puerto Rico Chapter Community Service at the ZOO

Originally Posted By Jaileen Rivera Montes De Oca

The Zoológico de Puerto Rico Dr. Juan A. Rivero needs much help dealing with their green areas and other labors. Dependant on the Government for its founds as part of the division of Parques Nacionales, it lacks personnel it needs and is therefore sustained in a great measure by the help of volunteers. Knowing this, members of Alpha Zeta took it upon themselves to give a hand to the personnel that so desperately need it.  The Zoo is trying to reestablish its seedbed area, but it was covered ...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (394)/Comments (0)/
NC GCF Service Project

NC GCF Service Project

Originally Posted By Sara N. Fleming

On January 18th, nine brothers of the North Carolina Chapter attended a service event at the GCF Farm Center located in Durham, NC. We helped to harvest about 1,200 pounds of collard greens that will feed about 2,400 people.  After the service event they gave us a tour of the farm.  The GCF Farm Center is a part of the Goodwill Corporation of Eastern North Carolina. They grow fresh fruits and vegetables year round both in the fields and in their greenhouse and donate 100 percent of ...
Monday, February 24, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (483)/Comments (0)/

NC goes to Adventure Landing

Originally Posted By Sara N. Fleming

On Friday February 21st brothers of the North Carolina Chapter attended Adventure Landing. Adventure Landing has may fun attractions such as mini golf, an arcade, laser tag, go karts, and batting cages. This social event was attended by BLANK brothers. Everyone had a great time! These social activities allow brothers to bond in fellowship and get out a little friendly competition between Alphas and Zetas. Everyone like this activity so much they plan to go again sometime soon.   
Monday, February 24, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (462)/Comments (0)/

NC Pork Chop Shop and the State Fair!

Originally Posted By Sara N. Fleming

The North Carolina State Fair is a ten-day annual event running October 17th-27th and is located in Raleigh. The fair brings people from all over North Carolina to Raleigh, and provides many opportunities for our members to get involved in service to agriculture. This year, over 1 million people visited the fair. Our main fundraising opportunity during the fair is through the North Carolina Pork Council. Throughout the week, at least 8 brothers a day voluteered their time working five hour shifts. We dedicated over 100 hours as a fraternity to the Pork Chop Shop.  During that time, brothers took food orders, prepared plates, operated cash registers, washed dishes, and helped keep the dining area clean. North Carolina is second in leading swine production in the United States and theNorth Carolina Pork Council is a long-time industry friend of Alpha Zeta. The Pork Chop Shop is a great way for our chapter to promote and serve the swine industry in North Carolina. The event was also a great way to meet people who are involved in all aspects of agriculture, both customers as well as other friends of the Pork Council people with whom we worked. This year, there were over 10,000 customers come through the Pork Chop Shop. After all the profits were totaled by the Pork Council, Alpha Zeta was given a monetary donation for our services. 

Most brothers enjoyed the social aspect of the fair after volunteering with Pork Chop Shop. They rode rides, watched fireworks and tasted various fried foods. Unfortunately this was our last year serving food with the Pork Council. Alpha Zeta will be providing service to the Pork Council during the fair or another event during the year.

The fair is organized and operated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. We enjoyed meeting and talking with NC Commissioner of Agriculture, Steve Troxler, about what work goes into planning the fair as he came through the line at Pork Chop Shop. We also served barbeque to a local television news anchor. This year we had a "bumper crop of fun” at the State Fair, and cannot wait for next year

Sunday, January 5, 2014/Author: Mike Cooke/Number of views (467)/Comments (0)/

NC Operation Christmas Child

Originally Posted By Sara N. Fleming

This Fall, the North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta decided to again participate in the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child program. Brothers were eager to participate. The service committee sent out information about the boxes, label and shipping fees so that brothers could turn in boxes at our regular business meetings on November 13th or by Thanksgiving. Many brothers filled empty shoe or plastic boxes to send to children around the world. Boxes could be designed for boys or girls ages 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Items in the boxes included toys, school supplies, hygiene items, hard candy, t-shirts, and personal notes. Brothers paid a $7 shipping fee for their box. The service committee delivered the boxes to a drop-off location so that the boxes could meet the National Collection Week deadline. This project is a great way to spread joy during the holiday season and put a smile on a child’s face
Sunday, January 5, 2014/Author: Mike Cooke/Number of views (493)/Comments (0)/
NC Trick or Canning

NC Trick or Canning

Originally Posted By Sara N. Fleming

On October 31st ten brothers dressed up in costume and headed to a local neighboring in Cary to collect cans for the North Carolina food pantry. Brothers dressed up in costumes such as a cat, minions, doctor who characters, and the mad hatter from Alice in Wonderland.  As a service project this activity allowed us brothers to enjoy the holiday and each other’s company while giving back to the local community in need who does not have adequate food supply. The North Carolina Food pantry ...
Sunday, January 5, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (438)/Comments (0)/

NC Operation Christmas Child

Originally Posted By Sara N. Fleming

This Fall, the North Carolina Chapter of Alpha Zeta decided to again participate in the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child program. Brothers were eager to participate. The service committee sent out information about the boxes, label and shipping fees so that brothers could turn in boxes at our regular business meetings on November 13th or by Thanksgiving. Many brothers filled empty shoe or plastic boxes to send to children around the world. Boxes could be designed for boys or ...
Sunday, January 5, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (498)/Comments (0)/
NC Pork Chop Shop and the State Fair!

NC Pork Chop Shop and the State Fair!

Originally Posted By Sara N. Fleming

The North Carolina State Fair is a ten-day annual event running October 17th-27th and is located in Raleigh. The fair brings people from all over North Carolina to Raleigh, and provides many opportunities for our members to get involved in service to agriculture. This year, over 1 million people visited the fair. Our main fundraising opportunity during the fair is through the North Carolina Pork Council. Throughout the week, at least 8 brothers a day voluteered their time working five ...
Sunday, January 5, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (473)/Comments (0)/

NC Movie Night!

Originally Posted By Sara N. Fleming

On Saturday October 12th, brothers in the North Carolina Chapter came together to socialize and spend time together by watching a movie at Weaver Labs. The brothers decided to watch Super Troopers. They decided they needed a good laugh with the rough week ahead with the North Carolina State Fair. The Brothers enjoyed some freshly popped popcorn and each other’s company
Sunday, January 5, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (460)/Comments (0)/
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