Chapter Activity Report Blog

UF Pledge Spring '11 Keep Alachua County Beautiful's Great American Cleanup Service 3-19-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

The Spring 2011 pledge class members cleaned up a bike trail. Corinne Oliphant is the spring '11 pledge class service chair. The six in attendance picked up all the trash that was on the ground or in the bushes along the trail. This service event benefited the community and the people that used this bike trail. The chapter benefited by gaining the knowledge that keeping a community clean and livable takes a lot of time and effort.
Saturday, March 19, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (426)/Comments (0)/
Florida Empty Bowls for Hunger Service Project 3-19-11

Florida Empty Bowls for Hunger Service Project 3-19-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Empty Bowls is an organization that helps feed the homeless. Our service chair, Kaitlyn Summerfield, planned for the UF chapter of AZ to go to the Arts and Crafts Center in our student union to help this organization and our community while exercising our creativity in painting the ceramic pieces at the same time! The 16 that attended had a great time picking out paint colors and creating their unique designs on the bowls and cups! We are honored to help Empty Bowls be an encouraging resource the hungry and homeless in our community.
Saturday, March 19, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (538)/Comments (0)/
Special Friends Day

Special Friends Day

Originally posted by Selina A. Ruzi

On March 6th, 14 brothers and 3 pledges helped out at a table for Special Friends Day. The activity at the table was making dream catchers and the kids that came were allowed to decorate them however they wanted. All of the kids were really very sweet and had some amazing paintings that were on their dream catchers. Feeling inspired, some of the brothers also decided to paint a bit and here are some of the pictures that they made.
Saturday, March 19, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (529)/Comments (0)/
High School Conference

High School Conference

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On March 2, several members of Alpha Zeta visited "Colegio Santa Rosa" High School. The purpose of our visit was to talk to the students about the importance of agriculture and the opportunities they have to study it in college. We discussed with them about the different programs the faculty of Agricultural Science provides and its different courses. We also answered to any questions and doubts they had.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (586)/Comments (0)/
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 (659)/Comments (0)/
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 (559)/Comments (0)/
Krispy Kreme Challenge

Krispy Kreme Challenge

Originally posted by Lauren K. Mabry

On Saturday Feb 5, six brothers met at Weaver labs at 6:30am to volunteer for the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge.  We carpooled to our local Krispy Kreme, two miles from campus.  The Krispy Kreme challenge is an annual run starting at the bell tower on NCSU's campus.  The runners run 2 miles to the Krispy Kreme, eat a dozen doughnuts and then run back hoping to finish in under an hour.  Our brothers helped set up, pass out doughnuts and water during the run and helped clean up after. We even had 2 brothers that competed in the run.   It was unfortunately raining the entire time.  The Krispy Kreme even donated doughnuts for our roundtable the day after the event.
Sunday, February 6, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (546)/Comments (0)/
1-29 Road Clean-Up Service

1-29 Road Clean-Up Service

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

The Florida chapter of Alpha Zeta adopted a road several years ago and in order to keep this road we have to do a certain number of road clean-ups within a year's time. Of course, we don't mind and enjoy making sure trash gets put where it belongs! We usually do our road clean-ups on Saturday mornings, so our service chair, Kaitlyn Summerfield, plans for those attending to meet in a parking lot on campus and carpool over. Planning involves pickin up the supplies ahead of time and bringing it to our AZ road. This is always a great way to get outside and socialize while cleaning our environment!
Saturday, January 29, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (610)/Comments (0)/

Woodlands Service Project

Originally posted by Selina A. Ruzi

On December 4th, before Formal, 10 brothers carpooled out to Woodlands Wildlife Refuge to help winterize the facility. This included cleaning out the outdoor cages as well as the many of the other holding pens inside the building and the garage. The Refuge has many animals including bear cubs, which can be seen in the outdoor pens though brothers were not allowed to get to close or talk near them in the hopes that they would not get used to people. Despite the cold it was a fun way to give back. These 10 brothers accumulated a total of 36 hours of service for the Refuge. The event was planned by our Service Committee with help from two of our fellow brothers who have volunteered at the Refuge in the past.
Sunday, January 2, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (562)/Comments (0)/
UF AZ National Service Project

UF AZ National Service Project

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

The Florida Chapter of Alpha Zeta hosted this National Service Project for 30 brothers who came from Florida and across the country. The project was four days (December 18th through the 21st) that started with a tour of the local farm worker community. Over the next few days, members gleaned 2,000lbs of oranges that were donated to local food banks and shelters. Alpha Zeta brothers also met with many leaders in charge of food banks and shelters and learned the prevalence of poverty worldwide and locally...
Friday, December 31, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (748)/Comments (0)/
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