Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Minutes 9/27

Hey all,

Here are the minutes from Sunday:

-Do we want to sponsor New England College in Henniker, NH (outside of Concord)? Be their 'big brother' college? Vote--> yes!

-Dues--get them to Melissa!!!!
-Conclave-->She needs to know now! melissa.heika@uvm.edu

-Fund raising committee-->sign up if you are interested!

-Wednesday (Sept. 30), Brennan's, 9 PM, Quiz Night!
-Saturday (Oct. 3), Billings, 8 PM, The Hangover!

-Competition! Whoever has the most service hours will win a delightful prize!
-Monday, Oct. 12, 7-9 PM
~Baking Apple Pies for the Ronald McDonald House
~7-9 PM, on campus (exact location TBA)
~Baking apple pies to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Burlington

-Other services mentioned, Dates TBD:
~Gleaning at the Intervale: help harvest surplus or otherwise unused veggies to be donated to worthy causes around Burlington-->Every Tuesday & Thursday from 12 PM-3 PM; meet at the picnic tables by the composting facility in the Intervale a little before noon; no notice necessary

~Intervale Conservation Nursery: support a non-profit that raises native tree species for Vermont conservation efforts; opportunities: seed collecting, planting, watering, weeding, & greenhouse maintenance; volunteer times are flexible

~DISMAS Dinner: cook dinner for the local halfway house downtown; time commitment is usually about 4 PM-8 PM on a week day; let Kayla know what days you are available during that time

~Haunted Forest: if you are interested in a volunteer opportunity besides pumpkin carving you need to fill out a form online; www.thehauntedforest.org ; Let Kayla know what days you are signed up for possible carpools.

~CVAA: if you are interested in doing one-on-one time with a senior citizen, you need to call Bev at 1-800-642-5119 to set up an interview. Let Kayla know if you do & if you have any questions.

~Walk for Memory is THIS SATURDAY, Saturday, October 3
~You can still sign up for services presented last week!

Pledge Master:
-Yay for being official pledges!
-Pledge meetings: Sundays @ 5, Wednesdays @ 7 (either/or not both!)
-Wear pledge pin at all times (except for times noted in the meeting)
-Offical Big/Little Brothers (You also should have gotten an e-mail from Annice clarifying your little/big!)

That is it for now!

Hope you are all having a great week!


Monday, September 28, 2009

pledge meeting wednesday

Meet outside the SGA Club Space on the third floor of the Davis Center. We don't have a room yet.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Minutes 9/20 Meeting

Hey all,

Here are the minutes from last week's meeting:

-Intro of eboard members

-service captains
-contact cards (can be found in APO office)
-sign up sheets
-services you're interested in (?)

*all the services mentioned at the meeting are posted on this blog & were also sent out by Kayla in an e-mail

-every Monday-->study night, 7-9 in the library
-Saturday (picnic by waterfront-->grassy area behind swings) If you're going to the Red Ribbon Rally, you will be leaving from there to go to the picnic) Sarah also sent out an e-mail with her contact information if you have any further questions
-Wednesday & Saturdays will mostly be the fellowship days (there is a calendar in the club space)

-kick start to service
-attendance (1 unexcused absence, 2 excused, but you must let us know by 2 PM)

Pledge master:
-New members-->listserv
-Pledge meetings Sundays @ 5 or Wednesday @7 (go to one, but not both)
-Bring planner to meetings!
-Dress nicely on Sunday! (EVERYONE!!!!!)

*Current brothers need to be there at 5:30 to set up!!!

That's all for now.

I hope you all had a great week!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Services Announced 09/20


Mon Sept 21:

Safe Streets- help make Burlington’s streets safer

>>Local Motion is working with the UVM police department, the Burlington police department, and other members of the Safe Streets Collaborative to conduct another "intersection action" on September 21 -- this time on the UVM campus! We need volunteers to help us work with police to educate pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists about what we can all do to improve safety on Burlington's streets and sidewalks. No prior experience is necessary -- all participants will receive a brief orientation before we head out to our site along Main Street on campus.<<

Meet at UVM police headquarters at 284 East Ave

11.30-12 orientation, 12-1.30 on the streets

Fri Sept 25:

Community Works Day of Service Action!

UVM sponsored Service Day.

1-4pm. Meet in the Livak Ballroom (Davis Center) for free pizza & service assignments then service from about 2-4.30

Sat Sept 26:

Superb Health 5k- a benefit for VT Special Olympics

Montpelier State House Lawn, exact time TBA

Things you could do: timer, time scorekeeper, traffic control, t-shirt handout, food control, clean-up/set-up

You get a cool organic cotton t-shirt & food; application form is at vtso.org/volunteer_opportunities.php

Red Ribbon Rally- wear red & take a group photo in the shape of a ribbon to raise AIDS awareness. Bring 10$ to donate (please, but not necessary) and meet on Redstone Green at noon.

Sat Oct 3:

Walk for Memory- VT Alzheimer’s Associaton hosts annual walk on Burlington’s waterfront. Volunteer to help run family-friendly activities, checking-in, be a clown, run kids’ games, and even just participate.

Sat Oct 17:

Haunted Forest- Pumpkin Carving 10am-4pm.


Haunted Forest: Days run from Oct 3-Nov 14; Show Dates Oct. 22-25 & 29-31. Volunteer Opportunities include set up days, pumpkin carving days, character, guide, make-up/costuming, food relief, food concession, line management, tech crew/runners, parking, & set strike.

Be a Moose! “Monty” VT Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen- Attends community events for kids & families 2-3 times a month, often weekends for about 1-2 hours. 5’2”-5’10”

CVVA- (Champlain Valley Agency on Aging) tons of opportunities to help out retired folks, including deliver meals on wheels, provide companionship, help with daily household tasks, administration tasks, fundraising events, community meals, special events.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Meetings start this week!!

Come to One:
Wed. at 7 (meet on third floor of D.C. by club space)
Sunday at 5 (Jost Foundation Room)

Sunday the 27th is initiation!! Dress nicely (no jeans please, or else dark jeans and a nice top if you have nothing else)

Bring Dues to the meeting you come to! $70.00 In Check (to Alpha Phi Omega) or Cash

Bring planners, piece of paper, and writing utensil!

Fellowship Tonight

Study Night in the Library tonight!
7 to 9pm, come when you can.
First floor tables.
Pledges are welcome!

See you there!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meeting 9/13/09

Hey everyone,

I hope everyone's week is going well.
Before I type up the minutes, I'm going to start with a few things Mac wanted to mention:

1. On Sunday, September 27th from 11 AM- 1 PM there are some SGA Workshops that a few members need to attend. If you want more information, please e-mail me (msearer@uvm.edu) and I will forward the e-mail to you. If you are willing/able to go, e-mail Mac. mesters@uvm.edu

2. If anyone is interested in becoming van certified (it would be really helpful for us when we need transportation to services, events, etc.), I have the necessary steps & information you need. E-mail me if you would like the dates & links!

On to minutes:

Introduction of members...

-Schedules (e-mail Michelle, msearer@uvm.edu)
-Superb Health 5K (Saturday, Sept. 26)
-Past services you liked
-Future services you would like to do

-Study night every week
-Broom ball team (next semester)
-Weekly & monthly events

-Dues--> Bring $5-7 for next meeting
-SGA Workshops-->September 27th

Pledge Master:
-Rush Week events (on blog)
-Thursday pizza
-Wear letters to events!
-Fliers going out tomorrow! (actually, yesterday as I type this!)
Initiation-->September 27th
Induction-->December 6th

-Brother T-shirts-->yes
-Historian: Alyssa elected

That is it for now!

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an e-mail!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

First Meeting!

Hey kids,

Just a reminder that our first meeting for current brothers is TODAY!

Today as in Sunday.
6 PM in the Jost Foundation Room!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

See you tonight,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Hey Guys!

So rush is September 14 to the 18th this semester. We are looking to add lots of new members so come out to events and bring your friends who are interested. The more people we have at each event, the better since prospective members will see our dedication and a more representative sample of APO! You don't need to attend for the whole time so if you can only make it for part of the time come anyway!

Here are our rush events:

September 14th:
Ice Cream Social
5 to 7 pm
Meet in Fireplace Lounge in L/L Commons

September 15th:
Meet and Greet
5 to 7 pm
Chittenden Bank Room (D.C. fourth floor)

September 16th:
Writing Letters to Veterans and Cookies
7 to 8:30 pm
Fireplace Lounge in L/L Commons

September 17th:
Pizza Dinner
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Meet on CBWC Green by volleyball court

September 18th:
Games and Info Session
6 pm
Jost Foundation Room (D.C. Fourth Floor)

Email me if you have any questions.