Wednesday, February 2, 2011

1/31 Meeting Minutes

Hello APOers!

I hope that everyone is having a great week & getting ready for this supposed massive storm that we're about to get. Stay warm & toasty tomorrow! P.S. Try to make it to the end of this long email because there's lots of important stuff.

*MEETING AT 1:00pm NEXT SUNDAY* In Livak Ballroom because of the super bowl.

Sarah- MVP
  • Brother of the Week: Alyssa C.S. for working really hard on our APO after school program service
  • Associate membership- if you miss three meetings per semester, you become an associate member & are unable to vote. Please contact Sarah, if you believe that this will be your situation this semester
Julia- Pledgemaster
  • Tabling this week (except Thursday). PLEASE SIGN UP TO TABLE! Tabling=Service Hours
    • Monday, Tuesday- 2:00-5:00, Table 1
    • Wednesday- 2-5, Table 4
    • Friday- 9:00-4:00, Table 2
  • Need help hanging up flyers for pledge week activities. Contact Julia!
  • Rush events next week
  • Challenges! We would like to get 1000 hours of service this semester. There will be a prize for the brother with the most hours at the end of the semester
  • Alyssa C.S.- We are applying for a youth grant for our APO service. For the month of April we will go 1 day a week to King Street Youth Center from 4:00-5:00pm. Team building, Crafts, Sports, Games, etc. Day of the week TBA. If you would like to be involved, please contact Alyssa C.S., Claire, or Amira.
  • Guests: Alex, president and co-founder, & Isabel, VP and co-founder, from "People Helping People Global". Microlending & fair-trade in Nicaragua.
    Contact Claire if you'd like to sign up for the "People Helping People Global" committee
Services this Week
  • Saturday, February 5th 11:00am-3:00pm @ Champlain Valley Expo. OMK Homecoming Party, Need 3-4 people
  • Sunday, February 6th 8:00am-1:00pm@ Hampton Inn, Colchester. OMK Yellow Ribbon Event
  • ALL WEEK: 2/1- 2/7- Passing out flyers door-to-door for Burlington Partnership Healthy Community. Anytime; two teams of two people. Contact Claire for details!
  • Ongoing: Snow shoveling for elderly neighbors after snow storms. Contact Claire for details!
  • Ongoing: Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm Mcauley Square- Games with seniors.
  • Ongoing: Thursdays or Wednesdays 12:00-1:00- Men's Group in Shelburne (The Arbors, 687 Harbor Road, Shelburne). Needs male volunteers to hang out with seniors. Please contact Colin Hunt, 703-343-3950, if you are interested in participating.
Amira- FVP
  • Fellowship- Sunday, Wear Green & Gold or Purple & Gold in honor of the super bowl!
  • Fellowship- Hockey Game @ 7:00 on Saturday
  • Fellowship- Lake Champlain Chocolates Tour on Thursday or Friday next week in the afternoon for an hour. Date TBA. Sheet will be left in the club space until Friday so please sign up.
Sydney- Fundraising
  • 1/31-2/14: Bottle/Can Drive- Sydney can pick up your bag of cans, if you live off campus & need her to!
Annice- Conclave
  • We will need people to sign up for different tasks during the weekend of conclave. More info to come.
  • Conclave Cost- $40, but if people want to, they can pay $7 if they do not want to attend banquet. There is no way to attend banquet and not eat. We will fundraise to lessen the costs. More details TBD.
  • Conclave Dates- Friday, March 25th 6:30-11:00 & Saturday, March 26th- all day
Note From Banquet Committee: *If everyone could please send Rebecca a list of 5-10 songs each that they would like to hear at the banquet!*


Friday, January 28, 2011

January 23, 2011 Meeting

Hello All!

Welcome back. Hope everyone had a wonderful break!

Sarah- MVP
  • Brother Day of games & fun- February 12th around noon. Location TBA. Ashley, section 94 vice-chair will be there.
Amira- FVP

  • Pub Quiz- Wednesday @ 9:00
  • DC Delirium- Friday @ 10:00
Megan- President
  • Vote on SGA budget request. Total $14933.75. Voted to accept.
Claire- SVP
  • Jordan working on Google calendar with services for our APO website.
  • Service hours on Google Docs again
  • Service captains again this semester. Sign up with Claire to act as a primary contact person for a service.
  • From Claire: "Next meeting, the president of People Helping People, Alex Tuck, will be coming and giving a short presentation. This is a group started just a few years ago by a few young people and they aspire to get more young adults involved by making connections through college campuses. They could use our help advocating for them, educating the community/UVM students (about microlending + poverty), and possibly fundraising. These things could be started with something as easy as tabling in the DC. This would be a really great opportunity to build a relationship with a larger service organization. People Helping People is a microlending organization, providing interest-free loans to people with small businesses to help them work their way out of poverty (mostly in Nicaragua at this point.) There are even possibilities to go volunteer in Nicaragua! Just wanted to give you all a heads up about this so you can start thinking about if this is something we might want to get involved with".
  • Thursdays Ongoing- Games with Seniors @ Mcauley. 2:00-4:00. Located off of Mansfield Ave. Please contact Colin Hunt, 703-343-3950, if you have questions.
  • Thursdays or Wednesdays Ongoing- Men's Group in Shelburne (The Arbors, 687 Harbor Road, Shelburne). 12:00-1:00. Needs male volunteers to hang out with seniors. Please contact Colin Hunt, 703-343-3950, if you are interested in participating.
  • January 31st- Invasive Species Clean Up 8:00-5:00 @ Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington.
  • February 5th- Special Olympics Penguin Plunge clean-up starts @ 11:00. Contact Claire by February 1st to sign up. MUST SIGN UP AHEAD OF TIME.
  • February 5th- MLK Homecoming Party. 11:00-3:00. Need 3-4 People. *Ask Claire the location
  • February 6th- 8:00-1:00 MLK Yellow Ribbon event. Need 1 or 2 people for child care *Ask Claire the location
  • Alyssa C.S., Claire, and Amira setting up a weekly, ongoing service set up by our chapter. Setting up a service with kids. Need people to commit to help make this a success.
Julia- Pledge Master
  • Tabling from 1/31-2/4
  • Rush week 2/6-2/11
    • Monday- Lunch 1:00-3:00 @ DC (specific location TBA)
    • Tuesday- Hot Chocolate 7:00-9:00 @ Fireplace Lounge L&L
    • Wednesday- Pub Quiz 9:00 @ Brennan's
    • Thursday- Service, Valentines Cards for the Elderly 10:00-12:00 (Location TBA)
    • Friday- Q&A 4:00-5:00
  • Pledge meetings on Sunday before meetings

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12/5 Meeting Notes

Hey APO!

Remember that our end of the semester meeting (CAPS) will be held on Sunday, 10:00-12:00pm @ Waterman 338. Please try to attend & please email and tell Sydney or Annice if you cannot attend.

  • Birthdays: Jordan (Dec. 6th) and Maggie H. (Dec. 5th)
  • All Week- Pledge Service: Make "Happy Holiday" cards for service members. Blank cards can be found in the APO office in the SGA club space (I'll be there tomorrow morning if anyone wants to do it then). Please address to "Dear Service Member" & say it's from "UVM APO" or "UVM" (no full names please)
  • Naked Bike Ride!
  • Tuesday & Friday, anytime between 10:00am-4:00pm- Donation Sorting for the HowardCenter @ 38 Eastwood Ave, South Burlington on First Floor
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00-8:30pm- Phone-a-thon at Planned Parenthood in Williston on 183 Talcott Rd, Suite 101
  • Gift Wrapping @ Barnes & Noble on Dorset Street: New Days and Times for next week: Sunday (12/12) from 1:00-3:00pm; 3:00-5:00pm; 5:00pm-8:00pm; Monday (12/13) from 11:00am-1:00pm; 1:00-3:00pm; 3:00-5:00pm; Tuesday (12/14) from 3:00-5:00pm
  • Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm- Mcauley Games w/ Seniors @ Mcauley Square Senior Housing on Mansfield Ave.
  • Ugly Sweater Party @ CAPS on Sunday. Wear the ugliest sweater you can find & win a prize!
  • Conclave chairs please get your info to Annice & Heika by CAPS
  • Voted and accepted bylaw changes & proposed advisor expectations
Election Results:
President- Meagan
MVP- Sarah G.
SVP- Claire
FVP- Amira
Pledgemaster- Julia
Secretary- Amber

Fundraising chair- Sydney
Events chair- Alison M.
Historian- Hannah P.
Webmaster- Jordan
Alumni/Advisor chair- Ariel


Monday, November 15, 2010

11/14 Meeting

Hey APO!

Note- This is a long post, but PLEASE pay special attention to the following list:
  1. Amira has planned an event for Dec. 3rd. after initiation. Please read about it below and RSVP as soon as possible so that she can get a head count.
  2. There have been a couple more services added to this week, so please look below to see if there is a time that you could do. Remember that the end of the semester is coming up soon, so try to do a service this week if you are still in need of hours.
  3. Please update your service hours to Google Docs, if you have not done so in a while. Meagan would like to see everyone's updated hours!
  4. For brothers & pledges that were not at Sunday's meeting, look below to see if you have been nominated for a position. Anyone that has been nominated for a position MUST be present at the Dec. 5th meeting to be elected, unless you have spoken to Annice with a legit excuse (homework doesn't count)
  • Brother of the week: Alison M.
  • If you are ordering clothing from you must give Sydney your money by Tuesday (tomorrow) @ 1:00pm- she will be in the club space at that time or you may put $ in an envelope w/ Sydney's name on it in the filing cabinet in the office
  • Pledge of the week: Maggie Hennesey
  • Pledge Fellowship: Capture the flag- Thurs, Nov. 18th, 5:30pm @ Field Hockey Field
  • Pledge Fundraiser: Bake Sale- Wed, Dec. 1st 9am-3pm @ Outside the library. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A TIME TO TABLE AND/OR BRING FOOD/COLD WEATHER GOODIES
  • Pledge Service: TBA
  • Initiation: Friday Dec. 3rd 7:30
    Sugar Maple Ball Room in the Davis Center
    Brothers please get there by 7:15
    Pledges please get there BY 7 (you will be taking your final at this point so please be on time)
    Everyone please dress nicely and wear your pins (pledges you will be trading in your pledge pins for service pins)
  • Tues. Nov. 4-7pm Community Potluck Celebrating Cultures w/ NeighborKeepers @ O'Brien Community Center in Winooski. Help set up/take down/or bring a food dish. Share a meal with neighbors from many diverse cultures! Please contact Amber ASAP if you need a ride tomorrow. We will be leaving from the DC oval at 4:00
  • Thurs. 2-4pm Help an elderly woman set up her wireless for her laptop! @ Mcauley Square Senior Housing on Mansfield Ave.
  • Wed. 2pm @ Burlington Children's Space to spread some mulch on the new playground
  • Flexible Dates and Times: Thrift Shop helping newly settled immigrant families @ Possibility Shop at the First Congregational Church: 38 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT (next to the Ronald McDonald House and across from Rite Aid) Hours the shop is open: Wed. and Fri: 10-3; Sat: 10-1; Mon. the shop is open for a workday only--sorting, pricing and straightening, 9:30-12; Working for an hour or two or three to suit your schedule would be helpful for as long as you are available. For more information call Joan Lauber at 985-3226 or Hannah Paul at 802-982-3288
  • ONGOING: Burlington Children's Space
  • ONGOING: Thurs. 2-4pm Mcauley Games w/ Seniors @ Mcauley Square Senior Housing on Mansfield Ave.
  • Tuesday, 7-9pm Library Study Night @ the library near the cyber cafe
  • Please contact Annice if you have questions/concerns about the proposed changes to the bylaws. The bylaws can be found on the Lynx.
  • Keep Dec. 3rd in mind for a bake sale fundraiser @ the DC
  • Look for an email with important updates over break
  • On Friday Dec 3, right after initiation, we will have our last event of the semester off campus at someone's house. It was going to be a potluck dinner party, but because of the evening timing it will be dessert! There is a very fun theme that people are already excited about... Murder Mystery! It is something that will get EVERYONE mingling :) I hope you all are excited to come and don't make other plans that night. Please RSVP to Amira ( as soon as possible, whether you know if you can bring a dish or not let her know if you will be there as soon as you can so she knows how many people to prepare for. There will be more details to come later on by email over break, assuming people are able to RSVP before that. You can let her know later on if you can bring a dessert!
President: Annice, Meagan
SVP: Claire, Sydney
MVP: Sarah, Kelly, Amber, Danielle, Lisa
FVP: Amira, Katie M., Maggie H., Sarah S., Lisa
Pledgemaster: Sarah G., Julia, Maggie S., Erica, Kelly S., Em, Meagan, Amira, (Hannah P.)
Secretary: Amber, Julia, Em, (Hannah W.), (Chelsea)

Fundraising: Sydney, Sarah S.
Events: Lisa, Sarah G., (Alyssa C-S), (Alyssa K.)
Historian: Kelly, Em, (Ryan), (Alison T.)
Webmaster: Pete, Jordan, Alison T.
Alumni/Advisor Chair: Sydney, Sarah G. Katy T.
Conclave Chair: Heika, Sydney, Annice, Kelly

*People's names who were not at the meeting are in parentheses


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hey APO!

Sorry- I just realized that the blog never updated from last week's notes.

Please Note:
McCauley Games w/ Seniors WILL be held this week

Random Fact: Dr. Seuss invented the word "nerd"
Meeting Guests: Dustin (our advisor) & Colin the awesome CVAA Americorps volunteer (we are working with him at McCauley playing games with seniors)

  • Birthdays: Claire & Tony (Sunday, the 7th), Rebecca (Thursday, the 11th)
  • Brother of the week: Hannah
  • Pledge of the week: Alyssa
  • Pledge Fellowship: Capture the flag- Thurs, Nov. 18th @ Field Hockey Field (Time TBA)
  • Pledge Fundraiser: Bake Sale TBD
  • Initiation Fri. Dec. 3rd @ 7:30
  • McCauley WILL be held this week
  • National service week: Campus clean up Wed. Nov. 10th & Fri. the 12th @ 2:00-3:00. Meet at the APO club space.
  • Sunday, Nov. 14th 9:00am-9:00pm @ L&L- Empty Bowls: People needed for donation pick up, fire place lounge set up, soup prep. Must sign up at
  • Burlington Children's Space
  • Amira's event Bigs/Littles Race @ 1:00 (email Amira to sign up if you would like to participate)
  • Clarification on clothing orders: For clothing orders, I collect the details and a check (or cash) for each order and put in a group order through our club treasury. You can pick whatever you like from, it doesn't have to be the same as other club members orders. Having letters is a great way to spread APOs name across campus and the community (wear letters while volunteering!). I'll be collecting more orders throughout the week into next meeting or so, which would place the order coming in right around initiation so pledges will be able to wear their clothes right away :)
  • $15 for conclave T-Shirt due in the club space in top drawer of the filing cabinet next
  • Voted to send Claire as our second delegate
  • Thanks to Mac for drafting advisor/chapter expectations!
Dustin (Advisor)
  • We would like to be better known in the community
  • Continue with publicity (Pete is working on the website)
  • Please tell people if you can't make it to an event that you've signed up for!
  • We will try to provide better directions to events, clear communication

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October 31 Meeting Notes

Hey Everybody & Happy (post) Halloween!

There was a lot of info covered at Sunday's meeting. Check out the blog ( for more detailed notes!

IMPORTANT: Meeting next week is in the Old Mill John Dewey Lounge
EXCITING APO NEWS: We are SGA's club of the month for November for our commitment to service & being in good standing with SGA!

Sydney (MVP)- Julia's & Alyssa K's birthday (November 5th)!
  • Brother of the Week: Alison T. for being scary and losing her voice @ Friday's Halloween service!
  • Phone Tree was handed out (ask Sydney for one, if you weren't at the meeting)
  • We will be placing another clothing order through (Pledges ARE allowed to place orders)
  • Being in APO is a way to prepare ourselves for a future in leadership and service
  • Sarah G. & Alison M. won the costume contest for being Mrs. Potato Head and Bop-It Extreme, respectively.
Claire (Pledge Master)- "Pledge of the Week": Pete, for working on the website & volunteering for "Have a Heart"

  • ONGOING Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm @ McCauley Square Senior Housing: playing games with seniors
  • Nov. 4th-7th- Jeh Kulu Dance & Drym Conference @ City Hall (Thurs. 2 people needed 4:30-6:00pm; Fri. 2 people per shift 2:00-7:00pm; Sat. 2 people per shift 11:00am-1:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm; Sun. 2 people per shift 1:00-7:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm)
  • Nov. 4-6; Nov. 11-14- Ushers for UVM Theater shows (contact Meagan for details)
    November 4 - 6 & 11-13 @ 7:30pm
    November 6 & 14 @ 2pm
  • Sun. Nov. 7th - 11:00am-3:00pm Invasive Species Cleanup @ Charlotte Wildlife Park. Service set up by Alyssa C.!
  • Nov. 7th 7:00am-11:00am@ Shelburne: Volunteering at a half-marathon. Must sign up online:
  • Nov. 13th 6-8:30 @ Echo Center: "Dr. Lewis's First Duck Race" (8-10 people needed; please dress in black bottoms/white top)
Katie B. (FVP)- Fellowships
  • Fri- Basketball @ 4:00pm in the gym basketball courts
Amira (Events)
  • Mark your calendars: Bigs/Littles Race will be on Nov. 13th at 1:00 or 2:00 (A really fun way to get to know your brothers/families)
  • Dates to remember: CAPS Sunday, Dec. 12th 10:00am-12:00pm. A breakfast snack will be provided.
  • Nov. 14th- Nominations; Dec. 5th- Elections (Must be present to be elected)
  • Conclave T-Shirt Design by Booker. Tell Heika your size if you were not at the meeting!
  • T-Shirts will be $15. You can bring money to Sunday's meeting or drop it off in the top drawer of the filing cabinet of our APO office in the SGA clubspace.
  • We will now be discussing pieces of legislation & voting on them at each meeting
Some of the legislation discussed & voted upon (Majority vote in bold):

Where should 2010 National Convention site be?
  • OC, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
Sentence added to bylaws that states that advisors should undergo initiation. YES
Honorary members should have to be 16 years old. No majority vote
Petitioning members who left school within 2 months of chartering date could become honorary members. YES
Changed wording of who qualifies as Alum. YES
Student is petitioning member once he or she has undergone a petitioning ceremony. YES
Additional requirements added to charter a chapter now included in bylaws.YES
Rules to be more clear for transferring schools and not having to repeat the pledge process. YES

2011-2012 Service Week Themes:
  • Cancer
  • Poverty
  • Healthy Lifestyle


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 24 Meeting Notes

Hey Everybody!

This is going to be kinda long because there was a lot of info covered at Sunday's meeting.

Bobby, our section chair attended our meeting.

Sydney (MVP)- Katie B.'s Birthday (Oct. 26th)!
  • Office hours will be posted soon
  • E-Board meetings @ 8:00pm every Thursday
Claire (Pledge Master)- "Pledge of the Week": Danielle

URGENT NEED FOR 3 VOLUNTEERS: Fri. "Haunted Halloween Bash" 5:30-10 in Shelburne (Contact Meagan if you are interested)

From Meagan:
"they will get pizza and get to be part of a great event helping families of parent's that have cancer. It should be a fun event and they will get to be part of a haunted house"!
  • Thurs. 2-4@ McCauley Square Senior Housing: playing games with seniors
  • Thurs/Fri 5-5:30 @ Pearl House on Colchester Ave: "Have a Heart" giving out candy to neighborhood kids
  • Sat. 5:30-10 @ Leddy Park: "Freaky Fairytale"
  • Nov. 7th 7:00am-11:00am@ Shelburne: Volunteering at a half-marathon. Must sign up online:
  • Nov. 13th 6-8:30 @ Echo Center: "Dr. Lewis's First Duck Race" (8-10 people needed; please dress in black bottoms/white top)
  • Contact Meagan of you're interested in volunteering for "Fright Night" to be a watchman (Suggested by Danielle)
Katie B. (FVP)- Fellowships
  • Wed- Pub Quiz 9:00pm @ Brennan's
  • Dates to remember: CAPS TBD; Nov. 14th- Nominations; Dec. 5th- Elections (Must be present to be elected)
  • Pete will be working on our UVM website (; he's looking for underclassmen to help. Also, if people have suggestions!
  • Conclave went really well. Everyone seemed to have fun and learn a lot. We tried hard to promote our upcoming Conclave here at UVM this spring. We even won two awards - roll call and man mile.
  • If anyone is interested in attending Leadership Day for Section 94, let me know ASAP. It is on November 6 at St. A's in New Hampshire. It starts at 9 am and goes until about 3 pm. It is completely free with lunch being provided. If you have a vehicle and would be willing to drive, that'd be awesome. If we get a car together by this weekend we can try to get gas money. Leadership day is run similar to the Saturday part of Conclave, with workshops and discussions throughout the day on various topics. If you intend to run for a position, especially one of the higher positions, this would be incredibly useful and valuable to go to.
  • As mentioned at the meeting on Sunday, if anyone is interested in being the second voting delegate from our chapter at Nationals in Atlanta from December 27 to 30, let me know. Early registration deadline is November 8th. Nationals is a great opportunity to connect with brothers from around the country, and this is the convention that decides changes to National bylaws and other National documents.
  • Our Conclave twitter is : uvmconclave2011. Check it out! Updates will be posted on there when they occur.