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