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NC Concludes Another Successful Agriculture Awareness Week

NC Concludes Another Successful Agriculture Awareness Week

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

On the last day of Ag Awareness Week, March 21st, we completed with the Kiss the Pig contest. All week we had mason jars out that had names of different campus celebrities on them. People put money in the jars to help their person to win and kiss the pig. The contestants included the new football coach, Dave Doeren, the new CALS Dean, Richard Linton, the student body president, Agri-Life Council president, and a rival Tarheel fan...
Sunday, March 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (2733)/Comments (0)/
NC Prepares for Agriculture Awareness Week

NC Prepares for Agriculture Awareness Week

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

Every year, the brotherhood hosts Agriculture Awareness Week (AAW) to network with other clubs in the college and help a university with 30,000plus students learn more about agriculture.  Although the university was founded in agricultural and mechanical arts, most students are not from farming backgrounds. AAW is now considered a campus tradition and has been going on for over thirty years. Tommy Batts, chair of the AAW Committee began planning the event over six months ago. The committee worked to prepare for the arrival of animals, plants and equipment on campus...
Sunday, March 24, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (450)/Comments (0)/
The Florida Chapter Helps Makeover Elementary School for Project Makeover

The Florida Chapter Helps Makeover Elementary School for Project Makeover

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

Members of the Florida Chapter got together from 6 PM to 9 PM on February 23 to help makeover Idylwild Elementary, a local Gainesville elementary school. They were joined by members of the UF chapter of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Members worked on landscaping the outdoor areas of the school, repainting walls and picnic benches, and laying new grass outside. It was a great night of bonding with members and new friends in ASABE, while coming together to help out a great local cause!
Saturday, February 23, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (427)/Comments (0)/
Celebrating Valentine's Day by Chomping Cancer!

Celebrating Valentine's Day by Chomping Cancer!

Originally posted by Jacquelyn E. Neal

The members of the Florida Chapter have gotten very close this week while preparing for the annual Valentine's Day rose sale! Members spent Tuesday and Wednesday preparing the roses for the sale. Today, they delivered bouquets all over campus and sold roses at the student union. The proceeds from the sale today will go towards the UF Alpha Zeta Relay for Life team, benefiting the American Cancer Society. We are excited to Chomp Cancer! this March, and are continuing to fund-raise as a team!...
Thursday, February 14, 2013/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (493)/Comments (0)/
Helping a Brother in Need

Helping a Brother in Need

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

One of our Alpha Zeta alumni from Rutgers, Devon Craft, and her family were victims of Hurricane Sandy.  She reached out to the Cook Chapter of Alpha Zeta, here at Rutgers, for volunteers to assist her family in removing debris and cleaning up her home. They needed to dispose of belongings, mold, and throw out destroyed pieces of their house. We extended this need for help out to the brotherhood in hopes that some brothers would be able to volunteer their time over the weekend to help Devon and her family.
Thursday, December 20, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (455)/Comments (0)/
Homecoming Charity Bed Races

Homecoming Charity Bed Races

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

As part of Rutgers' Homecoming spirit week, Cook Chapter participated in the annual Bed Races. Each group was given a hospital bed and a week. The purpose was to pick a theme and decorate both your bed and your racers in that theme. Cook Chapter this year decided on the farming/Wizard of Oz theme. Our name was spelled out in corn husks on the front, while corn stalks grew out of the bed posts. Our bed rider dressed up as the wicked witch of the west, even coloring her face green. Each team has two people running and pushing the bed and one person on it. Other themes included the Rugrats, where the bed was Raptar, the Blue Man Group, Nintendo, and Christmas...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (481)/Comments (0)/
Ocean Beach Sweep

Ocean Beach Sweep

Originally posted by Aubrey B. Weibel

On Saturday, October 20th, members of the Cook Chapter of Alpha Zeta teamed up with Clean Ocean Action to pick up trash from our local beaches. Our chapter went to Point Plesant, NJ for the day, picking up cigarette butts, small pieces of plastic, and even needles from the sandy beach. The cleanup was a huge success, and Cook Chapter even got mentioned in the local Asbury Park Press. The Clean Ocean Action group organized hundreds of volunteers to clean beaches all up and down the New Jersey Shoreline.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (463)/Comments (0)/
NC Sponsors Needy Family

NC Sponsors Needy Family

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

Each December, the North Carolina Chapter partners with Operation Holiday Cheer to help support a family going through rough times enjoy the holiday season. Operation Holiday Cheer located a family for us to contact. We found out that the family includes a single mom with two boys ages 3 and 11, as well as a 7 year old girl. A hat was passed around at each meeting in November for brothers to make donations. Alumni were also notified and gave very generous donations. We raised about $450 from brothers and alumni.
Sunday, December 2, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (468)/Comments (0)/

NC Sends Cards to Troops

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

Ten brothers of the North Carolina Chapter sent at least two Christmas cards for troops. The service committee sent out information about Operation Christmas Cards requirements so that brothers could turn in cards at our regular business meeting on November 14th. Cards were filled with encouraging words to thank soldiers for their service and sacrificing their time over the holidays. Brothers enjoyed decorating the cards and envelopes. The service committee mailed the letters to meet the November 25th deadline. This project is a great way for our chapter to support and show appreciation for the sacrifices of America’s amazing servicemen and women.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (736)/Comments (0)/

NC Sends Operation Christmas Child Boxes

Originally posted by Ashley J. Kirby

When brothers of the North Carolina Chapter heard about Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child program, they 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 7th and 14th. Twenty 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 of November 19th. This project is a great way to spread joy during the holiday season and put a smile on a child’s face.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (497)/Comments (0)/
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