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River Clean Up ( Puerto Rico chapter)

River Clean Up ( Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

The Puerto Rico Chapter is concern about the environment. Member of the Puerto Rico chapter and friends from the community decided to clean the Culebrinas River using Kayaks !!! We pick up waste from the river and at the same we share as brothers. This activity was made to educate the community about the importance of preserving our natural resources.
Saturday, March 26, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (912)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (577)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
AZ Hydroponic System 1 (Puerto Rico chapter)

AZ Hydroponic System 1 (Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

Three alpha zeta members install a hydroponic system. The initiative started with Gustavo Rodriguez who realizes that the agricultural science department did not have any efficient hydroponic system. So he decided to increase the resources used for education. The crops will be sold to raise funds for the chapter.
Friday, March 25, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (785)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Sustainable Agriculture School Project (Puerto Rico chapter)

Sustainable Agriculture School Project (Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

Alpha Zeta Puerto Rico Chapter provided to Eladio Tirado Lopez school tires and compost for a sustainable agriculture project. The project was organized by the Puerto Rico chapter and Mr. Mercado who is an Alpha Zeta Alumni, and teacher of the school. In this project four groups will compete by producing coriander, bell peppers, tomatoes and other crops. At the end of the project ( April 29)  each group will be evaluated for the amount and quality of the crop. The project was build to develop leadership, creativity, teamwork, management techniques that students will use during their life. It also promotes sustainable agriculture and educates about it importance. The Puerto Rico chapter is looking forward to expand the project at the end of the competition.
Friday, March 25, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (694)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (556)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
T- Shirt Sale!

T- Shirt Sale!

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

During March 15th to 19th, the faculty of Agricultural Science hosted one of the most important educational agricultural fair in Puerto Rico, "Five Days with Our Land" (Cinco Dias con Nuestra Tierra). At the fair, Alpha Zeta participated by setting up a table selling t-shirts which had as a reason to promote agriculture with the support of the new candidates and 15 members. The purpose of this sale is to raise funds to buy hydroponic plants and other projects.

Thursday, March 24, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (654)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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 (513)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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 (596)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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 (450)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (564)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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