Recently OTS held a bake sale to raise money for the Strummin’ for Strays fundraiser for MCHS. The money raised went toward an “I love my rescue” themed basket to be raffled off during Strummin’ for Strays. Thanks to all the members who baked goods to help raise money for a good cause and to Kylye Roberts who organized everything.
First, I want to thank all of our alumni who came to Annual Conference. We had a ton of fun! I had several people express concerns that they didn’t know what was going on with the chapter, or they weren’t aware of all the events we were having at Annual Conference. We want to stay in touch with everyone and let you know about all the wonderful things we have been doing recently.
If you have found our website, you are doing a great job keeping in touch, but we would also like to make sure we have updated contact information for everyone. If you could fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/CIK4amH3fT, that would help us a lot. You can give us as much or as little information as you would like, but we would especially love to have everyone’s email address!
You can also comment here or email OTSzeta@gmail.com with any questions you may have. Please also feel free to share this with any of your classmates that may not check our website!
This past Friday we had an awesome Easter egg hunt at the house! Amy, our social chair, hid eggs with dog treats and some mini liquor samples around the house. The dogs REALLY enjoyed the dog treats (Sara in particular couldn’t even wait until the hunting started and decided to help herself to an egg.) We all had a blast and it was definitely a good closure to a rough week.
Last weekend was the Annual Conference at AUCVM! We enjoyed hanging out and talking with all of our awesome Alumni who were able to make it! Friday we had our business meeting at lunch and enjoyed some delicious BBQ. Friday night we had a tailgate style dinner with hamburgers, hot dogs, and sides cooked up by the students. Friday night we listened to some awesome tunes from DJ Ozz and held our annual Auction. We were able to raise just over $1000 from our auction this year! Special thanks to all of the Alumni who donated items and money to our wish list, we got a brand new ladder that will allow us to (safely) change the lights and get up on the roof when we need to. We also got some new pool sticks, more mops and a mop bucket, and about $600 to get other items (we are currently voting to see what everyone’s priorities are.)
We hope some of you all will be able to make it next year!As always, if you happen to be in town any time please let us know! We always love hanging out with our alumni and hearing stories about OTS.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Bob Carson. Dr. Carson passed away this Saturday after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Carson retired last year after working at the AUCVM for over 35 years. He was a great supporter of OTS including working as auctioneer at the annual conference. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Auburn United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Gold Hill United Methodist Church
C/O Joel and Jennie Hill
2240 County Road 20
Waverly, AL 36879
Link to Dr. Carson’s obituary: http://www.oanow.com/obituaries/article_b03103fe-bd3c-567a-b121-16cb785a98c5.html
Congratulations to Dr. Bob Kennis, Omicron Chapter ’89 (Michigan State), for winning the AUCVM SGA Outstanding Teacher Award! Dr. Kennis is one of our Zeta Chapter advisors, and a well-loved teacher and mentor. He is present at all our meetings and always gives us encouragement and support. He also is heavily involved in helping us plan and execute DogPatch, our annual continuing education event (which is coming up on October 10, 2015). Dr. Kennis is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. He is a clinician at the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital, as well as course coordinator for freshman Physical Diagnosis and the 3rd year Dermatology class. He also lectures in Immunology and several other courses at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The SGA Outstanding Teacher Award is presented every year to an outstanding teacher on evaluation and selection by the student body in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kennis will also be recognized at a banquet in April hosted by the Student Government Association to recognize an outstanding teacher from each college at Auburn University. We cannot think of a more outstanding teacher than Dr. Kennis!