Chapter Activity Report Blog

UF Road Clean Up Service 4-07-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

The UF chapter of AZ adopted a road a few years ago. Requirements to keep this road include at least six clean-ups per year. Since we do not hold events over the summer this comes to three road clean ups per semester. Nine members attended this clean up. This is a really great way to not only socialize together outdoors but help the environment and community by making sure all the trash is picked up and out of harm's way!
Friday, April 8, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (504)/Comments (0)/
UF Hustle for Humanity Service 3-26-11

UF Hustle for Humanity Service 3-26-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Habitat for Humanity's annual campus race! The route circles some of the busiest parts of campus, passing by the O'Connell Center, the Swamp, Turlington Plaza, and the Reitz Union. Planning involved our service chair, Kaitlyn Summerfield, making sure those that wanted to walk/run were registered, paid, and knew where to meet on campus. Our nine members that participated benefited by getting good exercise, socializing, and helping to support Alachua Habitat for Humanity who's goal is to provide safe, decent, affordable homes for families in need.
Sunday, March 27, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (574)/Comments (0)/
UF Family Day Social 3-26-11

UF Family Day Social 3-26-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

This is our third year planning a Family Day. Our social chair, who is Dalal Hares this year, plans it every spring semester. This year we met for brunch outside in a courtyard among our Entomoloy buildings before heading out to Single Vision, a non-profit endangered species educational facility located in Melrose, FL. Single Vision aims to prevent tigers from becoming extinct from poaching and habitat destruction. Next was a visit to the Butterfly Rainforest, which is a part of UF's  Florida Museum of Natural History. It includes a four-story, outdoor screened enclosure with waterfalls, a walking trail, tropical plants and hundreds of live butterflies. Families got a break for lunch and some rest before dinner at a local restaurant with Dr. George Burgess as a speaker. Dr. Burgess is a part of UF's Ichthyology department and a national expert on sharks appearing on countless news programs and the Discovery Channel.
Saturday, March 26, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (535)/Comments (0)/
UF Pair Party Social 3-25-11

UF Pair Party Social 3-25-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Every semester with our new pledge class the pledge master matches up each pledge (the "little") with a member (the "big"). This is our second year theming it as a "pair party." This year our pledge master, Sara Molloy, had the bigs and littles dress in pairs such as Charlie Brown and Snoopy, an Easter bunny and an Easter egg, Batman and Robin, and many more! When pledges and members arrived at the event they had to find their pair/match thus revealing their big or little. Any member could attend, even if they did not have a little. Everyone looks forward to initiating a new pledge class each semester and this is just one of the many events that forms a bond for future UF Alpha Zeta members!
Friday, March 25, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (514)/Comments (0)/

UF Scrap booking Social 3-24-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Every year for our national conference, the UF chapter of AZ combines all of our activity reports with pictures in a beautifully created scrapbook. This is such a large project each year that this year our Chronicler, Claire Page, has been hosting scrapbooking socials to help complete the book before going to the national conference at the end of March. This particular night five members met and updated the scrapbook. The UF chapter of AZ is always extremely proud we go above and beyond with this craft.
Thursday, March 24, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (524)/Comments (0)/

UF TCBY Fundraiser 3-23-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Our fundraising chair, Gernide Zamor, planned a fundraiser at our local TCBY (frozen yogurt/ice cream). UF AZ will receive a percentage of all purchases from nine to 10p.m. Planning involved scheduling a time with TCBY and letting the members know when and where to go. During the event attendance is taken. Once TCBY calculates how much AZ earned they will contact Gernide. AZ had 27 in attendance. We always enjoy having events that involve socializing and food, especially ice cream!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (482)/Comments (0)/

UF Ropes Course 3-20-11

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

Our AZ Chancellor, Kelin Maciejewski, headed up a bonding activity that took place at UF's Lake Wauburg Ropes Course. Planning included reserving the course months in advance and having the 14 members attended sign paperwork ahead of time. It started with "get to know you warm-up activities." Then there was a low alpine course where everyone had to work as a team to get everyone across a two foot high log-course with various obstacles and team problem solving activities. Next everyone had to get over a 12 foot high wall with no ropes and just people trying to push/pull people over the wall. Last, people had the chance to climb a 45 foot high alpine tower with various obstacles including nets, hanging logs, wobbly platforms, ladders, and rocks. Everyone had a blast. It was a ton of fun and it made a lot of people feel better connected as a group.
Sunday, March 20, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (561)/Comments (0)/

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 (424)/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 (510)/Comments (0)/
New Member Ritual Night

New Member Ritual Night

Originally posted by Selina A. Ruzi

On February 19th, 49 brothers, 25 alumni, and 21 pledges made their way out to what is one of the most important nights of every semester, New Member Ritual Night. This was held at the Meadows and is a joyous occasion in which brothers get to meet up with alumni who graduated from as little as the semester before to much much longer ago...
Saturday, March 19, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (519)/Comments (0)/
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