Unfortunately, when our chapter starts to raise money for a philanthropy, we are forced to choose one cause. However, as we all know “cancer sucks in every color”, and this was our theme for the Paws for a Cause 5K that Zeta Chapter held last semester. Rather than decide what cancer organization received the benefits for the 5K, we had the runners decide! When they registered for the race, the runners wrote down which disease has effected their lives the most and where they would like to see the money donated. We then chose the top 5 which are as follows
- Breast Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pediatric Cancer
- The American Cancer Society
This race brought in over $2000.00, and OTS was able to donate $400.00 to each of these organizations. It was a HUGE success and we are already planning next year’s race.
In the spring, Pi and Zeta Chapters of OTS paired up for a great time! A Decades party was held at the house, where each class dressed up as a different decade. First years were eighties, second years were seventies, and third years were nineties. At the end, some of the alumni present chose a winner between Pi and Zeta! It was a night of a lot of laughs and great memories. We always love visits from our brothers down the street.
At the end of the spring semester, OTS invited the guys of Alpha Psi to the house for some friendly competition! The games included volleyball, veterinary trivia, and even human Hungry Hungry Hippo. Although OTS did not bring home the trophy (which was an OTS/Alpha Psi Greek Games trophy from 30 years ago found at the Alphi Psi house), we still had a great time getting to know our vet school colleagues. Maybe next year we’ll be able to bring home the gold!
Last night, OTS put on a Trivia Night for the AUCVM Community. This was a great night that included catch all trivia ranging from the arts to sports to entertainment. We even threw in a couple bonus questions about chameleons and crocodiles! There was a great turnout, and everyone had a lot of fun. The winner of our event (The Gina Davis All Stars) received a $100 cash prize! A huge thanks to our fundraising chair Megan Hardy for doing all of the planning for the wonderful night!
This year our annual White Carnation celebration featured a silent auction with proceeds of $405.00 going to “Prayers for Porter.” We kicked off the night with dinner at the OTS House catered by Taziki’s and were shuttled by extra fancy limousines to John Emerald Distillery for the auction and festivities. Our auction items included: Mary Kay make-up; a gift card from Behind the Glass; a pet care package including dog bowls, a food container, and a bag of Hill’s dog food; a “Snuggle up” basket with hot cocoa, a blanket, book, and movie; T-shirts and a car magnet from Toomer’s Drug Store; a gift card from Niffer’s; wine, glasses, and a decanter; a Bath & Body Works lotion basket; 2 massages to Aromatherapy & Massage center; scuba lessons at Adventure Sports; and an AVESS donation.
Zeta Chapter has come up with a few cool shirt designs and one Koozie that we are selling as a fundraiser. Below is the link to the order form along with the designs if anyone would like to order anything. We will be taking orders through next Sunday, the 14th, so that we can get them finished before 4th years leave for their preceptorships. They should be finished by February 19th or 22nd.
We have also set up a pay-pal so we can take online orders and ship them to our alumni, so if you or anyone you know would like some cool merchandise just fill out the form!
OTS Order Form