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The Month that was March
March started off with AZI beginning our Spring Break. But on return, there were many APO related events to be had. Immediately following our return to school, bi-sectionals held at Michigan State University was the first large event of the month.

Bi-sectionals were held the weekend after our Spring Break. Not only were most of AZI's brothers able to attend, but most of the new member class came along as well. During the course of the conference trip, we learned about what was happening to APO on a national level during the business meeting, but also gained knowledge about what was happening to our specific sections during the sectional meeting. It was during the sectional meeting that we won multiple awards such as Busiest Brother and the "prestigious" jug. Later that evening, we dressed for our best and success and attended the banquet. Here we held our own during roll call and danced the night away, participating in the secret "Seiger" session. The weekend came and went, almost too quickly, but it was a great time had by all.

The week following, our brothers gathered once again, although this time, in a much more casual and laid back setting. Our chapter's annual formal was upon us and it was a fantastic time for those in attendance. Stories were exchanged, good food was served, and dancing was to be found throughout the evening. Many thanks for Alec Gilbert for putting in the time and dedication in planning formal!

Following the new member's recent initiation ceremony, we gathered together and had a potluck, in honor of our new brothers. This semester's theme was breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausages, and much more was eaten and everyone went home with full belly's that day.

This was the month that was March and what a month it was indeed!!!
Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter Blog - Posted by Vechaith Khim on March 31, 2011 at 5:04pm


Introducing the 5 new members of Alpha Phi Omega - Alpha Zeta Iota for Fall 2010.  From left to right:

Ashley Reynolds is a junior biomedical major.  She loves playing in the sand, the rain, and the snow.  She likes doing laundry because when the blankets come out of the dryer the’ll be warm and amazing!

Deyanira Farber is a biology major, business minor.  I volunteer at several animal rescues and she randomly meows.

Beckey Sullivan is a nursing major and a senior.  She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and Alternative Breaks.  She loves juice boxes and fruit snacks.

Karissa Dyda is a junior psychology major and plans to obtain a masters degree in Occupational Therapy.  She is a site leader for alternative breaks and has a huge obsession with elephants.  One day she would love to have an elephant as a pet.

Taja Jacobs is a Psych/Special Education major.  She is a senior who volunteers at the women’s center and loves to read.  Over the summer she is a counselor at Indian Trails Camp.  She is half Antigan.

The 5 new members are all enthusiastic.  Their projects include winterizing homes for the elderly with Alternative Breaks, a game night, and a bake sale with proceeds going to Kids Food Basket.  Ashley and Deyanira attended Bisectionals this fall and Ashely is considering attending Nationals this winter.

Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter Blog - Posted by Jill Patterson on November 2, 2010 at 9:40pm
Apple Picking
October 2nd, 2010

We went to Ed Dunneback & Girls farm today. It was a great time for the brothers who made the effort to come out. After a short drive of around 30 minutes or so, we arrived at the farm. At first, things didn't look too well. We got lost for a few minutes before getting to the orchard, we didn't pull into the right drive, and it was a cold miserable day. But once everyone paid for their corn maze ticket, things began to get better quickly.

The corn maze was a lot of fun. Everyone who was going to explore the corn maze got into a seating area of sorts that was pulled by a tractor. The actual corn maze was located across the street from where you can buy apples, cider, etc. Before entering into the maze, information was needed about our group. Mostly, they just needed to know how many of us there were in case anyone got lost. Almost immediately, the 7 of us split into two groups and an amazing race had begun. In the beginning, we were following each other step by step. However, after getting 1/4 of the way through, we began to separate from each other. This is when things got really intense. Because of our skills, my group made it through first and even went back to find the others since they took so long.

After the corn maze, we paid for bags to put our picked apples in. Due to seasonal conditions, most of the apples had grown faster than their predicted dates and only 4 kinds were left to pick. This didn't damper our spirits however. Even though the selection was few, it was still fun being super picky about which apples to take. Suffice it to say, there was a lot of taste testing going on :-P

Apples paid for and bagged, we readied ourselves to go home. It was a great day, filled with friendship and adventure of sorts. My only regret is that more of our chapter's brothers weren't able to come along too. But all in all, it was a fantastic time. More fun was to be had later that night at the Forest of Fear...
Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter Blog - Posted by Vechaith Khim on October 4, 2010 at 12:26am