Chapter Activity Report Blog

The Florida Chapter has a Whale of a Time at SeaWorld

The Florida Chapter has a Whale of a Time at SeaWorld

Originally posted by Jacquelyn E. Neal

On Saturday, March 30, 2013, members, alumni, and friends of the members of the Florida Chapter arrived at SeaWorld in Orlando bright and early for a behind-the-scenes tour. We got to see quarantined manatees and turtles, many of which were being treated for cold stress, and a pilot whale named 300 that is being rehabbed after developing scoliosis. We also got to see some of the transport vehicles used in rescuing animals throughout Florida and the labs where SeaWorld monitors water quality and processes animal blood samples.
Monday, April 1, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (410)/Comments (0)/

Cornell Chapter attends Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference

Originally posted by Sara K. Orlowski

On February 22-23, four Alpha Zeta members attended the 2013 Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference.  The main focus of the conference was to get young farmers and ranchers active in Farm Bureau.  Young farmers and ranchers do not necessarily need to hold a position to contribute to the organization but voicing an opinion about various agricultural issues is very helpful.  Farm Bureau wants young farmers to join and be active in the field of agriculture because it allows for the concerns and issues to be heard by local representatives who can then lobby for farmers in Albany...
Monday, March 18, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (383)/Comments (0)/
New Member Project!

New Member Project!

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

New Member Project: A tradition that has continued for many years in the Cook Chapter was quite a success this semester. The new members and their bigs, in addition to any other brothers who chose to participate, came out to the beloved Rutgers Gardens and helped put mulch down around the daffodil beds that will be blooming soon. Also, considering the damage of Hurricane Sandy, Helyar Woods, a staple of the Gardens, were significantly damaged. Many trees had fallen down and the timber could now be used to make mulch.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (466)/Comments (0)/
Winter Banquet

Winter Banquet

Originally posted by Cosette M. Faivre

The Cal Epsilon chapter finished out the new year in style with the Winter Banquet! Members got a chance to dress up and socialize over some delicious food at the Smittcamp Alumni house at Fresno State. Professor Don Vasconcellos gave a very inspiring speech about the importance of the perserverance in the agricultural industry. New members were recognized, as well as those going to NALC. A silent auction finished off the festivities, and many members walked away with Fresno State paraphernalia and fresh-baked goodies. The evening concluded with a photo-op by the wonderful Christmas tree! We can't wait for next year!
Friday, March 1, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1227)/Comments (0)/
Resume Workshop

Resume Workshop

Originally posted by Cosette M. Faivre

On October 23, 2012, the Cal Epsilon chapter hosted a resume workshop. Members got the opportunity to have their resumes edited by the renowned poultry consultant and Fresno State teacher, Mrs. Michelle Ganci. Mrs. Ganci helped inprove the resumes of all the members who attended, and gave valuable insight into the agriculture industry. Refreshments were provided, and everyone had a wonderful, and delicious, time!
Friday, March 1, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (478)/Comments (0)/
Big Little Night!

Big Little Night!

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

On February 15, 2013, The Alpha Zeta Cook Chapter welcomed its new potential members.  On this night, the new members learn about the Alpha Zeta history and what the fraternity values.  This is the night they get to really meet the brothers of the fraternity.  It is also when the new members become "littles" when they get their "bigs", the older members of the fraternity.  Once they meet their bigs, the littles are introduced to the rest of their Alpha Zeta family, which includes graduated alumni and other members of the fraternity, even faculty members!  Most families end up doing events over the semester such as hold family dinners dinners or do community service events together...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (468)/Comments (0)/
Northeastern Student Affiliate (NESA)

Northeastern Student Affiliate (NESA)

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

Brothers of Alpha Zeta volunteered at the Northeastern Student Affiliate (NESA) on February 24th. NESA is a competition between agricultural schools in the northeast. The contest includes research paper presentations, quiz bowl trivia and livestock judging categories. Volunteering included leading student groups to different livestock pens for judging as well as preparing and cleaning up the barn after the students and animals had gone, It was a very agriculturally educational day and brothers of the Cook Chapter were able to meet brothers from the Morrill Chapter participating in the event!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (492)/Comments (0)/
Winter Ice Skating-Cornell Chapter

Winter Ice Skating-Cornell Chapter

Originally posted by Sara K. Orlowski

After enduring a week of bitterly cold temperatures to and from class, what better way to enjoy the first weekend after the beginning of classes than to clear the snow off a local pond and go ice skating and play some impromptu hockey? On the last Saturday of January, the last day of prolonged single digit temperatures, a group of members scouted out a local pond rumored to be a good place for skating. After overcoming the challenge posed by finding a pond covered in snow on the edge of the field, they cleared it off as much they could before giving in to the temptation of skating, brought out the hockey sticks and a puck and began a game. Exhausted and cold, they made their way home for warm mugs of hot chocolate. This activity was a great way to build brotherhood among the members of the fraternity.
Sunday, February 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (704)/Comments (0)/
Big/Little Night

Big/Little Night

Originally posted by Sara K. Orlowski

After our new member education activity last week (2/17) where our new members were quizzed on their knowledge about the fraternity, they were surprised by the revelation of their Big Brother and Big Sister. Each new member was given gifts related to their lineage and photos with their bigs and lineages were taken. This event creates lasting fellowship!
Sunday, February 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (481)/Comments (0)/

NC Alumni Speaker Weston McCorkle

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

High Chancellor Weston McCorkle met with the 42 brothers on February 20th at 7:30pm. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Education and a minor in Animal Science in 1992. As a student, he was very active in the North Carolina Chapter and served as chancellor.  He has managed the university dairy, been the fire marshal, and is currently working for Ag Carolina Financial (Farm Credit). He explained what he does and what skills he has learned along the way...
Friday, February 22, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (659)/Comments (0)/
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