This year, instead of our annual flower sale, February 12th and 13th we sold candy grams at AUCVM to raise money for The Heart Foundation! The candy grams with funny Valentine’s cards attached were a big hit with the students, and we raised a total of $152.85!
Last Friday was our White Carnation formal. The OTS house was beautifully decorated, and we enjoyed a delicious Italian dinner catered by Venditori’s. After dinner everyone was given chips, and we had a casino night complete with poker, black jack, and craps! Ron Shaw was the big winner of the night. 2nd place went to Jackie Fancher, and 3rd place to Katie Hogan! The photobooth was a huge hit and gave us some hilarious pictures. We danced the night away to the beats of DJ Tailspin!
Congratulations to the 3rd years!
This past Saturday, the AUCVM had their annual White Coat Ceremony, preparing the 3rd years to start clinics in the next month! OTS underclassmen cooked breakfast for the 3rd year oaties and their families. We were excited to share that day with our 3rd years and help them prepare for the next chapter of their education. Congratulations to the class of 2016!!
Congratulations to all of our new officers! Last night we had our elections for 2015, and you can see the results on the Officers tab at the top of the page. We look forward to a wonderful new year.
Friday, October 24th, OTS hosted our first Paws for a Cause 5K walk to raise money for breast cancer research. The walk started at 5:00, with registration starting at 4:30. We charged a $10 registration fee for auburn affiliates and $20 registration for the public. We also had several raffles with items donated by Hills, Purina, and SCAVMA. Some of our members also took donations and painted dogs pink with spray-on wash-off dye, and there was a free dog wash at the end of the walk to get the pups clean. We were able to raise $397.00 total between registrations and the raffles that will be all be donated towards breast cancer research! The walk was hosted at Kiesel Park and there were 32 registered attendees, with 17 OTS members working behind the scenes. We were very happy with how successful this event was, and hope to make it bigger and better next year.
Thank you to everyone who helped sponsor the event! SCAVMA offered 1 point to any students who attended and also donated a gas gift card and a blue leash for the raffle. Dechra donated shampoo for the dog walk station. Hills donated a gift basket with dog and cat treats, a bow tie, and several toys that was raffled off. Purina donated several items for the raffle as well. Macon County animal shelter brought several of their dogs out, and Better Bodies Massage Therapy was on site giving out free massages to the walkers.
We are deeply saddened to learn that Zeta Chapter alumna and AUCVM class of 2008 was found dead yesterday morning, October 26, 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew her.
If you would like to know more about Emily, you can read more here: http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/murdered-kentucky-family-included-racetrack-vet-emily-champion/
Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc. in Cadiz, KY. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Trigg County High School Gymnasium. A Joint Funeral Service will be held for Lindsey, Joy & Emily Champion at Trigg County High School Gymnasium at 1:00 PM Sunday, November 2, 2014 with the Brother Randall Evans, Brother Paul Cannon, Larry Kemp & Nathan Butler officiating. A visitation will also be held before the funeral service, Sunday, from 7:00 AM until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg Co., KY.
Memorial Contributions can be made to: TCHS class of 2001 Champion Scholarship Fund, C/O-Bank of Cadiz, PO Box 2020, Cadiz, KY 42211 or the Emily Champion Memorial Scholarship, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Diana Turner, 104 Green Hall Auburn, Alabama, 36849.