Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sept. 26 Meeting and Initiation

This Sunday Alpha Gamma Eta initiated new pledges! The energy from the new group is great; it's going to be an exciting semester.

Brother of the Week: Amira Soliman

-Wednesday Sept. 29 Apple Pie Baking for the Ronald McDonald House; 7-9pm UHeights N Kitchen
-Burlington Children's Space every Wednesday 4-5pm. Contact Meagan or former brother Charles for more information.
-Sunday Oct. 3 Suicide Prevention Walk; Walk at 9am, Set-up at 8:30am Battery Park
-SundayOct. 3 Spectrum Ride; 9:30-11:15am Dorset Park- "Lunch, cookies, and a good time!"
-Sunday Oct. 3 Green Mountain Sled Hockey 3:15-5:30pm
-If you would like to be a service captain, put a star by your name on the service sign up sheet or talk to Meagan. This is a great way to take on some repsonsibility and help services be a lot of fun and run smoothly.
Questions? E-mail Meagan: maquinla@uvm.edu

-Wednesday's apple pie baking doubles as a service and a fellowship.
-Saturday Oct. 2 Hike up Mt. Philo! Meet in front of the Davis Center at noon.
Questions? E-mail Katie: kbloore@uvm.edu

Other Notes:
-Take any good pictures at services and fellowships? E-mail them to Hannah, our historian, so they can possibly go in the semester scrapbook: hpaul@uvm.edu
-Remember, dues are $35. Turn them in to Jenn ASAP.
-To people going to CONCLAVE: Give Annice your forms ASAP.
-Pledges should join the APO page on the Lynx.
-If you sign up for a service, be sure to let Meagan or your service captain know if you are not attending and/or cross your name off the sign-up sheet in clubspace. Dropping out of services is an issue and if we show up to a service with less volunteers than we promised, it gives our club a bad name and could hurt the people we are trying to help.

Have a great week APO!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Week of Sept. 19

At this Sunday's meeting we welcomed many new prospective pledges and stuck around for a service afterwards. It was a great way to catch up with brothers and get to meet some new faces!

Monday Sept. 20: Bike, Pedestrian & Motorist Safety; 12-2pm at Main St. Crossing by L/L
Friday Sept. 24: Campus Clean-Up; 3-4pm, meet at Club Space (3rd floor Davis Center)
Saturday Sept. 25: Memory Walk for Alzheimers' Association; 7:45am-12pm (set-up) and 8:30-12pm (walk) at Shelburne Museum
Saturday Sept. 25: Shelburne Farm Festival (tentative); 9:45am-4:30pm shifts at Shelburne Farm
Sunday Sept. 26th: Walk to Defeat ALS; 7:30am-1pm shifts at Dorset Park
Sunday Sept. 26th: Green Mountain Sled Hockey Classic; 3:15-5:30pm at Cairns Arena (S. Burlington)
Questions? E-mail Meagan: maquinla@uvm.edu

Tuesday Sept. 21: Library Night, 7pm; Come hang out with brothers on the first floor of Bailey Howe. Get some light work done or just take a study break. See you there!
Saturday Sept. 25: Apple picking; 1:30pm at Adam's Apple Orchard
Questions? E-mail Katie: kbloore@uvm.edu

Brother of the Week: Amber Casterlin!

Initiation Info:
Initiation is this coming Sunday. Brothers arrive at 5:30, pledges at 6. We will meet in Billings in the fireplace room (in the main Billings building, not by the MLK Lounge). See everyone there!

Important Info:
-Dues for pledges are $65 and $35 for brothers. Checks can be made out to Alpha Phi Omega and can be given to Jenn.
-Clothing orders must be in to Sydney by Tuesday/today!
-Keep recording hours on the Lynx.
-If you are new to APO, log on to uvm.edu/clubs and join the APO page. If you need help you can always e-mail any of the officers or ask at a meeting.

Conclave is October 22-24th at WPI in Worcester, MA. It's a lot of fun, and the theme is flashback, so you get to dress in '50s garb! It's a great way to bond with brothers and get a sense of APO as a whole organization. Let Annice know if you want to attend by TODAY! (Annice.Sevett@uvm.edu)

In LFS (Leadership, Friendship, Service),

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Welcome Back! Week of Sept. 12

Yo APO! This is my first blog entry as Alpha Gamma Eta secretary for the fall. I hope my entries are informative and easy to read. If they're not, if I'm failing miserably, please tell me, because I'd hate to not be doing my job well and not know it. E-mail me with comments, suggestions, questions, crazy stories, fun facts, or anything else at kehughes@uvm.edu. Peace, love, and APO.


-Friday Sept. 17: Campus Clean-up 3-4pm, meet at clubspace
-Saturday Sept. 24 (NOT the 18th!): Alztheimers Assoc. Memory Walk 8:30am-12pm, Shelburne Museum
-Saturday Sept. 18: Intervale Cleaning Project 10:30am, sign up and get more info
-Saturday Sept. 24: Lund Family Adoption Picnic- times TBA


-Wednesday Sept. 15: Music Swap 7pm, UHeights North Lounge. Bring your laptop, iPod, etc. Get new music and bond with brothers!
-Brother dinners and library nights will be on alternate weeks. This Sunday we had a brother dinner, and next week on Tuesday (9/21) will be library night. More info on Sunday.
-Saturday Sept. 25: Apple Picking at Adam's Apple Orchard in Williston.
-Tuesday Sept. 28: Use the apples we picked to bake pies for the Ronald McDonald House

Rush Week Events, Sept. 13-17th:
Monday: Ice Cream Social 5-7pm, L/L Fire Place Lounge
Tuesday: Game Night 7-9pm, UHeights North Lounge
Wednesday: Pick-up Volleyball on Athletic Campus 3:30-4:30pm
-Also on Wednesday: Activities Fair! Be sure to stop by our table!
Thursday: Service! Invasive Species Clean-Up 1-3pm, meet in front of Davis Center
Friday: Info Session 4-5pm, Davis Center Chittenden Bank Room

Brother of the Week: Kelly Swartz!

Meeting Notes:
-Each officer went over CAPS goals from last semester. Be sure to keep these goals in mind throughout the semester.
-CLOTHES! Give orders to Sydney through next week.
-Remember that if you are going to miss a weekly meeting, contact Sydney: sganon@uvm.edu
-Annice went over how to use the new Lynx set-up. Go to uvm.edu/clubs and click on Alpha Phi Omega to enter your service hours. Remember that it is set up in a way that Annice has to approve them, so they will not show up immediately. If you have questions about how to use the Lynx and enter hours, feel free to e-mail me or Annice.
-CONCLAVE! October 22-24th at WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) in Worcester, Mass. Contact Annice if you want to go. We want good numbers to attend since we will be conclave hosts in the spring!!
-If you ever want to come to e-board meetings, they will be every Thursday at 8pm on the 4th floor of the Davis Center, either in the Spruce or Boulder Society Room.