Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rob Cruz - Phi Kappa Psi

This semester our fraternity is doing big things. One community service project we were involved with was the clean up of the Oneonta High School memorial garden. Another community service project we participated in was Punt Pass Kick. Punt Pass Kick is an event where we play football with little kids. We have completed over five hundred hours of community service hours collectively as a fraternity.
          Also this semester we initiated nine new brothers into our fraternity. The newest pledge class was named the Transcending Taus. These men have already proven that they will be a great addition to our chapter.
           The largest project we are involved with this semester is co-sponsoring a Hoodie Allen concert with Rage Productions. This concert will be November 5th at the Oneonta Theatre. Hoodie Allen is a hip-hop and rap artist from Long Island, New York. For every ticket we sell as a fraternity, $1
will be donated to the Oneonta YMCA.

Britany Thomas - Lambda Theta Alpha

So this week we will be hosting the Malloween costume contest! It’s all very new and exciting for us! We can’t wait! Also, in November is our official Founder’s week! So fast a year has passed by! We are celebrating the week with a list of events ranging from educational programs to fundraisers for various organizations! We are all very excited and hope to see everyone at our events! Stay on the lookout flyers posted soon!

George Lenz - Alpha Phi Delta

Welcome back to Alpha Phi Delta’s blog. Big news since the last post, we have now grown in numbers to 20 members!!! On October 17th we proudly inducted our 6 newest members! I would like to congratulate Will Breen, Tyler Kuznia, Brian Tighe, Todd Connally, Clinton Fagan, and Todd  Baumgartner. We are proud to call the 6 young men our fellow Alpha Phi Delta brothers.  We also sold Broneonta state pinnes. These were very popular and people loved them! You can currently see them being worn on campus almost daily, although I’m sure that is changing now that Oneonta’s weather is showing it’s true face. Speaking of raising money, we will also be selling “nuts for nuts” bracelets in the near future, so be on the lookout for those. On October 27th, our very own president the brilliant Pete Donaghy, put on an LGBTQ program. I would like to congratulate him on a successful event. Although I did not personally attend I heard it was quite and informative and well executed event. The following day on October 28th, Our organization put together a mummy wrapping station at the Halloween carnival that occurred from 4-7.  Ryan Kelly said it was quite busy, and the children had a blast. In fact some of the children even requested to wrap the brothers. I did not attend this event personally because I was participating in Halloween in the halls. I passed out candy to all of the children who came by. I had a great time handing out candy to the children and they were very in spirit as they came around all dressed in their costumes. There was a mix of everything, from a jack in the box, to a monkey, to power rangers, and vampires. I would like to congratulate everyone from Matteson hall who did a wonderful job in putting this event together.  It was wonderful and very well executed. On Sunday October 30th, Phi Sigma Sigma held a kidney walk.  Most of our brothers attended this event to support our fellow greek life and support the cause.  There were burgers and other food. It was a great event and I would like to congratulate Phi Sigma Sigma on all the money they raised, I hope we helped make a difference! I was one of the very few brothers who could not attend. I hope everyone had a fantastic and safe Halloween weekend. So who thinks they had the best costume, let me know what it was in the comments section. Happy Halloween!!

Kim Chong - Sigma Gamma Phi

October has been a frantic, but very fun month here at SUNY Oneonta and especially for Sigma Gamma Phi! We are excited to have won the window painting contest and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We also have six amazing new sisters and we recently had a very eventful Family Weekend where many of us were able to meet each other’s families. It was a fun weekend that ended with a dinner celebration at Stella Luna’s.
A few of us participated in the Mr. and Miss Oneonta Pageant by being judges and our very own Claire Connolly participated as Miss Sigma Gamma Phi. With multiple outfits and creative questions, it was very fun for all of us to watch as well as to be a part of. The beautiful Britany Thomas of Lamba Theta Alpha and handsome Travis Gardner of Phi Beta Sigma took the crowns of Mr. and Miss Oneonta.
In other exciting news – 5 of our sisters – Allison Clearwater, Kristen Maggio, Claire Connolly, Erin Fitzpatrick, and Jessica Samplaski have been initiated into Order of Omega which is a National Greek Honor Society that recognizes Greeks across campus who have achieved a high standard of leadership through activities within Greek life as well as outside of it.
Many of us have also participated in Order of Omega’s Halloween Carnival and Halloween in the Halls. The carnival was fun and we saw many children dressed in costumes! We provided candy and Halloween themed coloring pages. Between the carnival and walking children from building to building to trick or treat – we had a great time helping out!