Brandon Greene, Chapter President at our Delta Chi Chapter at the University of Colorado report that on May 2, the Chapter held its "Stir-Fryday" event. This food filled event, is an event for the community that Delta Chi hopes to host at least an every-semester basis, or even as a monthly event. The Chapter also cleaned a five-block portion of a local road that it adopted; it does this service event three-to-five times a semester. This continues a long standing commitment to the Adopt-a-Highway program for the chapter.
Stefan Axelson, our Chapter President at Delta Beta Chapter (Rutgers University, Main Campus) reports that during this past fall semester the brothers of the Chapter raised over $1,000 and walked with hundreds of other supporters around the campus to show support for a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. Brothers young and old (okay, not so old) join in helping out!
Beta Rho (Gannon) and Gamma Xi (Southern Conn.) each report some great community service work for this past school year:
Gamma Xi: Chapter President, Alexander Audet, of Gamma Xi Chapter at Southern Connecticut State University reports that the brothers and pledge class members of the Chapter spent a week in West Virginia (from March 16-24) working with Habitat for Humanity building houses for the poor.
Beta Rho: Brother Kyle Hartl of Beta Rho Chapter (Gannon University) reports that on April 26, the brothers of his chapter engaged in an Adopt-a-Highway Program cleanup near campus.
Gamma Omicron Softball "Classic" Event Raises Money for Stony Brook University's Children's Hospital
Dylan Lackowitz of our Gamma Omicron Chapter at the State University of New York at Stony Brook reports that this past year the Chapter helds its annual Charity Softball Event, from which all proceeds were donated to the Stony Brook University's Children's Hospital. The APD Fall Classic is a charity softball tournament held every early October at Stony Brook University. Its purpose is to raise money and awareness for children in need by collecting donations and sponsorships that are then procured to a reputable chosen charity. Since its inception in 2008, the event has raised over $10,000 and has grown tremendously in scope.
Cesar Marquez, President of our Delta Omicron Chapter at Rutgers University's Newark Campus reports that the Chapter did a great deal of community service during the month of April.
On April 21 and 23 the Chapter worked with NJPIRG; on the April 21, the chapter partook in a democracy project, then on April 23, they worked on an open-acess textbooks and fracking campaign. On April 27 the chapter ran a "Feeding the Homeless" project. They finished the month off on April 28 partaking in an Austism Awareness Quilt Protrait Workshop.
Chapter President James Gerritty of our Beta Sigma Chapter (St. Francis College, Brooklyn, N.Y.) reports that this past February the brothers of the Chapter held their Annual Charity Dodge Ball Tournament at the college to raise money for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Above is a video of that event.
Colony President, Jean Idrovo, of St. Joseph's Brooklyn Colony reports that in February, our colony members worked with the food service program called "God's Love We Deliver" through their school. In this program the brothers volunteer to cook a meal(s) for people in need and then deliver the cooked meals to their homes.
Later in the semester, from April 16-18, the brothers ran a coat drive in the school, in which they collected coats and clothing which was then donated to the Salvation Army.
Chapter President James Callandriello, of our Gamma Pi Chapter at Ramapo State College of New Jersey, reports that on April 26, the brothers of Gamma Pi Chapter hosted a Sweetheart Pageant at the campus. The money raised at this Pageant was donated to the local area's Ramapo Reservation. The Ramapo Reservation is a 3000+acre county park located in Mahwah, New Jersey in Bergen County, bordering Ringwood State Park to the north and the Ramapo Mountain State Forest to the south. It a popular location for students from Ramapo College to visit.
Colony President, Matthew Marter, of our brand new Briarcliffe College Colony (located in Suffolk County on Long Island, in Patchogue, New York) reports that the colony worked with a veteran's support group called Project9line during this past spring semester.
Brother Marter tells us that "Project9line supports Veterans by providing multiple Avenues for them to communicate their experiences to promote a healthy transition back to civilian life. The reintegration process is very difficult and Project9line will assist them in the recovery process."
The brothers of the Briarcliffe College Colony co-sponsored this group's 1st Annual Veteran Pop-Art Show held at the Marconi Manor in Islip, New York on April 30.
We congratulate our brothers at Briarcliffe at getting their start as a new colony by giving APD a good name by performing service to their local community.
Our Gamma Rho (Baruch College) Chapter President, Marc Fariello, reports a lot of community service and philanthropic activity for the spring semester.
Supporting their school, on St. Patrick's day the chapter collaborated with other organizations to host a school-sponsored festival. Many students showed up and the event was a great success.
Then the chapter partook in the school's Relay for Life -- a cancer fundraiser -- which ran through much of the month of March and wrapped up with an overnight event on March 21st. The Chapter sold wristbands, and held carnival games to raise money for the Relay for Life cause. When all was said and done, out of fifty-plus campus organizations, APD finished in the top 10 with approximately $750 raised.
Moving into April, the Chapter had more good works on the way. On April 7th, Gamma Rho hosted an alcohol awareness event where members discussed responsible drinking. Then on April 8th the Chapter hosted a "Poetry Jam" where students present were invited to share different poems, readings, or anything else they wanted. It was an excellent community building event.