Greetings and welcome to the official homepage of the Epsilon Zeta Alumni Association! The purpose of the EZAA is to keep the alumni of the Epsilon Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Omega informed about the chapter's goings on, events, and ways to stay active by participating in service events. It is also a great way for EZ alumni to keep in touch.

New officers!
Posted September 4, 2014 7:45 pm by mdoo

Following our EZAA meeting in October 2013, we have new officers. They are:

Position
---------
President - Michael Doo
Vice President - Ed Pollack
Sec/Treasurer - Christine Roe
Extension Chair - Mark O'Donnell
Member at Large / Historian - Sarah Hulse


EZAA Day 2012
Posted March 27, 2012 11:07 am by pasqua

Sorry for the late notice, but EZAA Day will be held April 1st (no fooling!). There will be a service project at Frear Park, followed by the EZAA meeting / lunch at noon. Meet at the APO Office at 9 a.m. for the service project. If you would like to attend, please e-mail Howard Lien (lienh2@rpi.edu). The room for the meeting is TBD, but will be posted on the office door the day of.

As of this meeting I will no longer be running for the position of EZAA president. I've had a great 6 years doing this job, but I will be receiving my PhD from BU this semester, and I have had increasing demands on my time which have taken away from my ability to plan and organize EZAA events (hence why we haven't had a meeting in so long!!). I hope that somebody else will be excited to step into this position, and if that person is you, feel free to get in touch with me for any questions you might have.

In LF&S,
Alyssa

65th Anniversary Weekend - October, 2012
Posted January 13, 2012 8:05 pm by pasqua

EZAA's 65th anniversary is this year, and to celebrate we are having an alumni weekend Columbus Day weekend, 2012.

Get more details here, and download the invitation letter and registration PDF.

For any questions, contact Ed Pollack at ed7 (at) alum.rpi.edu.

EZAA Day - May 2
Posted March 30, 2010 8:14 am by pasqua

Save the date! Sunday, May 2nd is going to be the second EZAA Day at RPI. This will be a great way to get together at RPI, enjoy some fellowship and service with the actives, and hold our spring meeting.

It will kick off with a service event (details TBD), followed up by lunch and the spring meeting. Afterward we will have a fellowship event (last time it was an alumni vs. brother volleyball game).

Additionally, the night before (May 1st) is the chapter's initiation ceremony, a great chance for alumni to welcome new brothers into our chapter!

If you are able to attend, please RSVP so I can estimate how many people will be in attendance.

Exact details will be sent out when they are ready, but for now the schedule is as follows:
9:30 - Meet-up in the APO Office (Union Room 3420)
10-12 - Service Project
12:30-2 - Meeting + Lunch
2-? - Fellowship Event

I really hope to see lots of alumni and actives present. The bi-annual meetings are a great way to get your voice heard about what the EZAA will do with its time, energy and money. If you have some business you would like to bring up at the meeting but cannot attend, please let me know and I'll make sure it comes up during the meeting.

RSVP on our Facebook event page or by e-mail to me at pasqua (at) alum.rpi.edu.

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale (2005)
EZAA President

Join us at the EZAA Big Red Freakout Mixer
Posted December 11, 2009 10:39 am by pasqua

EZAA will be hosting a mixer and dinner preceding the Big Red Freakout hockey game (RPI vs. Princeton). The schedule is as follows:

3:00 p.m. - Reception with snacks in the Union
4:30 p.m. - Head to Brown's Brewing Co. (formerly known as Troy Pub) for those who have RSVP'd in advance for dinner
6:30 p.m. - Carpool to the RPI Fieldhouse

If you are interested in attending the dinner, RSVP to pasqua(at)alum.rpi.edu before January 20th so I can call in a reservation.

Make sure to RSVP on our Facebook event page as well!

I hope to see you there!

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale (2005)

EZAA Day Recap
Posted November 20, 2009 4:25 pm by pasqua

We had a great turnout to EZAA Day, held on November 14th at RPI. The morning kicked off with a service project, helping to organize food picked up at a Scouting for Food program in Cohoes. The people in charge were astounded at how quickly we were able to sort the food by expiration date. The oldest food products we saw had expired in 2003... yuck!

The meeting and elections were then held in Sage Labs. The full minutes can be accessed online here, and will be reprinted at the bottom of this post.

Finally we finished EZAA Day with an alumni vs. active/pledge volleyball game. The alumni easily swept the actives in two 21-11 games. Still ready for more competition, E and F tree beat H tree in a 21-14 match.

EZAA Day was extremely successful and this is how we will be hosting our meetings in the future. Alumni benefit from meeting the actives and pledges (unlike at stand-alone meetings), and the combination of meeting - service project - fellowship is a lot of fun, bringing alumni back to the good ol' days at RPI.

------ FALL 2009 MEETING MINUTES ------
President (Alyssa Pasquale)
Outstanding Alumni Award
• We have been having troubles getting information about nominated alumni (what exactly have they done? What is their contact info?) as well as obtaining nominations, even after repeated mailings asking for them.
• We have decided not to choose an Outstanding Alumni Award recipient for 2007. Instead nominations will be ongoing for 2012.
• How do we know what alumni have done, as this is something that tends to get lost after only a few APO “generations?” Some ideas were brought up:
o EZ Wiki that contains a history
o Talking to alumni at our anniversary banquets, as well as having alumni speakers at the banquet itself
o Send out a survey to alumni to get some brief information about what they did in their time in APO, and what they have been doing since graduation
Solicitation to Alumni
• We would like to send out a mailing to alumni asking for donations, we will ask specifically for donations to EZAA, to EZ for Nationals voting delegates, and to the EZ scholarship fund.
• Look into getting a Paypal account for the EZAA to make this easier for the more tech‐savvy folks. EZ has a Paypal as well. Donations can be made with a comment to where the money should be allocated.
• We can also ask some brief survey questions, as mentioned above, to give us a better feel for our alumni and their accomplishments.
• We will also ask alumni if they would like us to update their address with the National office.
• Try to have as many online / Facebook options as possible for the “younger” alumni.
65th Anniversary Banquet
• This is a good time to start thinking about the upcoming banquet on the back burner!
• We will pick a chair at the fall 2010 meeting. Ed Pollack has expressed some preliminary interest in helping with this.
Alumni DSKs
• Nominations will be made at EZAA meetings WITH QUORUM (10 members) for possible alumni DSK recipients.
• Nominations can be made remotely, however the individual doing the nominating cannot vote if they are not at the meeting.
• The Vice President will be responsible for bringing up any remote nominations at the next EZAA meeting.
• A secret ballot will be held, and a ¾ majority will be required, with a minimum of 8 positive votes, in order to give the alumni DSK to a member.
Future Meetings
• Spring 2010: It was decided not to have our meeting during Freakout as turnout tends to be very low. We decided to do another EZAA Day, as this one was very successful. It will take place tentatively in late April / early May.
• Fall 2010: We will have our EZAA meeting the same weekend as EZ’s sectionals conference in order to have the maximum turnout of actives and alumni.
Future Events
• A cheese and crackers type mixer will be held the evening of the Big Red Freakout on February 20th. This will probably take place in the Union, with scrapbooks and other interesting things out for alumni to take a look at. It will be a nice place for APO alumni to meet and mingle with actives before watching the hockey game.

Vice President (Ed Pollack)
• No Business

Secretary/Treasurer (Chris Calebrese)
Donations
• We recently donated 2000$ to the East Campus Athletic Village for a plaque. It is in section 104, and a picture can be found in the latest newsletter.
• We also donated 3000$ to the RPI Union for a TV, which will have a plaque.
• This money (the 5000$) was money we raised for our 60th anniversary in 2007.
Current Finances
• We have 3200$ in our account
Future Donations
• Should we donate our money? If so, where?
• The idea of an endowment which would fund voting delegates was raised. Chris will explore the idea, however a full endowment for an amount of money as little as 200$ every 2 years may not be necessary.
• EZ’s Scholarship Fund is running low on excess interest, and the chapter is currently looking into how much interest it generates yearly. However, it could use a lot more money on the principle.
• 500$ was donated to the EZ Scholarship Fund.

Extension Member (JJ Rivera)
• No Business

Member‐at‐Large (Charlie Dreisbach)
• No Business

Region X Director Franklin Brodsky gave a brief overview of APO National office goals.

EZ chapter president Jess Sitzer gave a brief overview of recent chapter activities
• MMOC raised 3000$ this past year, which is far and away more money than was raised in many recent years
• The chapter is looking into hosting St. Baldrick’s on campus, which is a cancer research fundraiser where participants raise money by shaving their heads
• The chapter won a bid and will be hosting the Fall 2010 Sectionals
• Initiations will be held on December 5th, with the brotherhood party on December 4th
• The chapter currently has 45 brothers and 12 pledges

Saied suggested that retired and older alumni may be interesting in contributing to the chapter, and are interested in telling their stories as well as networking with younger alumni. He stressed that this is an important thing we can think about working on in the future, as well as something that the National office can help work on.

Elections, all votes by acclimation
• President – Alyssa Pasquale
• Vice President – Michael Doo
• Secretary/Treasurer – Chris Calebrese
• Extension Member – JJ Rivera
• Member‐at‐Large – Charlie Dreisbach

The meeting was followed up by alumni vs. active/pledge volleyball. The alumni won two rounds with a score of 21‐11.
Then E & F trees beat H tree 21‐14 in the ’87 gym.

EZAA Day - November 14
Posted October 7, 2009 9:05 am by pasqua

Hello everyone,

Save the date! Saturday, November 14th is going to be EZAA Day at RPI. This will be a great way to get together at RPI, enjoy some fellowship and service with the actives, and, yes, hold our elections meeting.

It will kick off with a service event (most likely food bank or a trail/Approach clean-up), followed up by lunch and the fall meeting / elections. Afterward we will play an alumni vs. brothers sports game (most likely volleyball) for a bit of fellowship.

If you are able to attend, please let me know by e-mail so I can estimate how many people will be in attendance.

Exact details will be sent out when they are ready, but for now the schedule is as follows:
10-12 - Service Project
12:30-2 - Meeting / Elections + Lunch
2-? - Alumni vs. Brothers Sports Game

I really hope to see lots of alumni and actives present. The bi-annual meetings are a great way to get your voice heard about what the EZAA will do with its time, energy and money. This is an especially important meeting as we will be voting for officers. If you are interested in running for office but would like more information, please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Additionally, if you have some business you would like to bring up at the meeting but cannot attend, please let me know and I'll make sure it comes up during the meeting.

As always, let me know if you have any questions, comments or complaints,

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale (2005)
EZAA President

Spring 2009 Meeting Recap
Posted February 15, 2009 9:39 am by pasqua

(The meeting minutes are available online.)

Bylaw Amendments Made
The bylaws have been amended as follows:

- Gender neutrality – changing "Extension Chairman" to "Extension Chair" – APPROVED
- Article IV, Section 4 – striking "assisting the Epsilon Zeta Chapter Corresponding Secretary in putting out the Chapter's Alumni Newsletter" – the chapter hasn't done an alumni newsletter in at least 15 years – APPROVED
- Article IV, Section 4 – adding "registering the Association with the National Office by the annual deadline;" – this more accurately represents our operating procedure – APPROVED
- Article IV, Section 5 – changing "that" to "the" – typo – APPROVED
- Article IV, Section 5 – striking "The Extension Chairman shall send to the National Office the names and addresses of all such alumni," – along with addition in Section 4, more accurately represents how the EZAA actually does things – APPROVED

Alumni Association DSK / Outstanding Alumni Award
There is a new Alumni Association DSK as has been established at the 2008 National Convention. It will be given out to Epsilon Zeta alumni who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Epsilon Zeta Alumni Association. Recipients will be chosen by the current EZAA officers. It can be given out at any time. This is separate from the Outstanding Alumni Award which will be given to Epsilon Zeta alumni who have demonstrated outstanding service to the chapter, EZAA, community, APO in general, etc. It will be given out every 5 years coinciding with our -5 and -0 year anniversaries. Recipients will be chosen by the EZAA officers based on nominations from EZAA members.

Fall 2009 Meeting Time/Date
No meeting time/date was decided upon, but the format will again be a teleconference. Please stay tuned for a further e-mail sometime in spring to ask for suggestions for the time/date.

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale (2005)
EZAA President & Webmaster

Epsilon Zeta invites you to their Installation Banquet
Posted January 5, 2009 8:43 am by pasqua

Olivia Torre, I-banquet chair, says:

EZ has elected our new ECOM officers for the Spring 2009 semester and it’s time to properly induct them as our NEW officers!! We hope that you, the Alumni, might be able to attend this delicious event!

R.S.V.P. by JANUARY 10 if you will be joining us!!

Next semester’s I-Banquet details are:

WHEN: Saturday January 17th 2009 (Meet in office at 6:30pm)

WHERE: Brown’s Brewery (the Taproom), Directions Provided On Day of Event

COST: $21.95 per person including a special deal of UNLIMITED ROOT BEER & CREAM SODA!

DINNER: Buffet-Style including

-Tossed Green Salad, Rolls
-Soda, Coffee and Tea + UNLIMTED ROOT BEER & CREAM SODA!!

Entrees
-Chicken Pomodora
-Top Rounded Roast Beef with Mushroom Demi

Side Dish
-Roasted Red Potatoes and Seasoned Vegetables

You need not worry about a lack of food, according to Brown’s themselves, they have not run out of food at an event in 28 years!

After dinner, we will return to the Union and begin the new officer
installation in Mothers.

In Luscious Succulent Food,
Olivia “Banquet? What Banquet?” Torre & Kenny “Mischief” Ngo

torreo@rpi.edu
ngok@rpi.edu


Fall 2008 Meeting Held, New Officers Elected
Posted December 30, 2008 11:03 am by pasqua

The fall 2008 EZAA meeting was held on December 29th at 2:30 p.m. at the National Convention going on in Boston, MA. Many brothers (active as well as alumni) were present. We held the annual elections and our new officers are as follows:

President - Alyssa Pasquale
Vice President - Ed Pollack
Secretary / Treasurer - Chris Calebrese
Extension - JJ Garcia
Member at Large - Charlie Dreisbach

Among the things decided at the meeting were to:
- delay the decision of the Outstanding Alumni Award for 2007 until at earliest the next meeting (we will try to get more information about nominees, as well as more nominees)
- hold the next meeting as a hybrid real-life / teleconference on February 14 at about 2:00 p.m. (to coincide with RPI's Big Red Freakout)
- look into an endowment for giving money to the active chapter through the EZAA
- the active chapter will share a Google calendar that will be kept updated with EZ and EZAA events

Upcoming Events & Facebook Page
Posted November 22, 2008 10:11 am by pasqua

Fall Meeting at Nationals
As you may or may not know, the 2008 APO National Convention is going to be in Boston, MA from December 27-30. (The official convention website can be accessed at http://convention.apo.org) The EZAA has decided to schedule our fall 2008 meeting to take place during Nationals, and will occur on December 29th from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Copley Hotel, which is where Nationals will be held. (The exact room is TBA.) You do not have to be registered to attend the EZAA meeting, so even if you're not planning to come to the convention but are still in the Boston area, I encourage you to stop by and attend.

The fall 2008 meeting will consist of regular business, plus our annual elections. If you would like to run for a position, but will be unable to make the meeting, please let me know ahead of time so we can consider you as a candidate during the meeting.

Epsilon Zeta Needs Help at Nationals!
In addition to the EZAA meeting at Nationals, Epsilon Zeta has decided to serve as the Printing & Publishing comittee and they could use some assistance. Elena, the co-chair of the committee, has asked that "All we could really use as help from you guys would be general reporting on the events happening. We're putting together a daily newsletter for the duration of the conference, so if any of the alumni would like to sign up to write small blurbs about what's going on, that would help us make the content of the newsletter more informative. This help, together with possibly stopping by and saying hello ;), would be greatly appreciated. I guess a good deadline for alumni offering support would be end of this month, October 31." Her e-mail address is elena.sebe@gmail.com, or you can e-mail me directly and I will let her know if you are interested in volunteering.

2007 Outstanding Alumni Award
We are still soliciting nominations for the 2007 Outstanding Alumni Award, and nominations will be accepted until November 30th. More information is available on the Nomination Form PDF. This award hasn't been given out for 10 years, and will be retroactively awarded for 2007. The next time it will be given out is 2012 at EZ's 65th anniversary.

Join our Facebook Group
The EZAA has a Facebook group. Please join and stay up-to-date with our activities. Please note that you must be a member of the RPI community on Facebook in order to join.

Summer 2008 Newsletter Available
Posted August 5, 2008 1:33 pm by pasqua

The summer 2008 newsletter is now available for download. You should be receiving a copy in the mail within the next few weeks.

Also - a heads up about the upcoming fall EZAA meeting and elections. They will take place during the 2008 National Convention in Boston, MA (to take place from December 28-30). The exact time, date and location is TBA.

Outstanding Alumni Award
Posted February 12, 2008 9:15 am by pasqua

It was decided at the fall 2007 EZAA meeting that we revitalize the Outstanding Alumni Award. You may have seen the plaque for it in the Epsilon Zeta chapter office. It hasn't been given out in over 10 years. We are soliciting nominations to retroactively award the 2007 OAA to an alumni of the Epsilon Zeta chapter who has demonstrated outstanding service in her/his life.

The nomination form (PDF, 108 kb) includes more details about the nomination process and the award itself.

Nominations can be sent via e-mail to myself or any other of the EZAA officers (see http://www.apoezaa.org/about/index.php for e-mail addresses), or by mail to:

Epsilon Zeta Alumni Association
c/o Alpha Phi Omega
RPI Union Room 3420
Troy, NY 12180

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale (2005)
EZAA President

Upcoming Spring Meeting
Posted January 25, 2008 12:39 pm by pasqua

Spring 2008 has arrived (where has the time gone?) and the spring EZAA meeting is right around the corner. Mark your calendar for February 2, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the Union, room 3202. This is right before the Big Red Freakout hockey game, so hopefully plenty of people will be able to attend!

The tentative agenda will be to decide exactly how we are going to handle the selection for the 2007 (and subsequent) Outstanding Alumni Award recipient(s), determine the time/date for the fall 2008 business and election meeting, and gauge interest for any late spring / summer / early fall events.

As always, let me know if there are any questions / concerns / comments / etc.

I hope everybody enjoyed the holidays and is ready for a great new year!

In Leadership, Friendship and Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale '05
EZAA President

60th Recap
Posted September 10, 2007 1:04 pm by pasqua

I would like to thank everybody who attended the events of the 60th anniversary weekend, there was a great turnout for all of our events and none of it would have happened without you!

Our new officers were elected as follows:

President - Alyssa J. Pasquale
V. President - Ed Pollack
Secretary / Treasurer - Chris Calebrese
Extension - Franklin Brodsky
Member at Large - Christine Lazzar

The meeting minutes cover all of the business that we went over during the meeting on Saturday.

The banquet was a great success with nearly 90 people in attendance. Photos from the event can be found on the EZAA Facebook page.

60th Anniversary Weekend Itinerary
Posted August 30, 2007 4:36 pm by pasqua

Friday, August 31st
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. : Reception
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. : Troy Night Out, featuring artwork by EZ’s very own Gene Greger (see below for more information)

Saturday, September 1st
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. : First shift of the Habitat for Humanity service project, meet in the APO office at 7:30 a.m., drivers may be needed
9:00 – 1:00 p.m. : Troy Farmer’s Market, Hedley Park Place parking lot
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. : Second shift of the Habitat for Humanity service project, meet in the APO office at 9:30 a.m., drivers may be needed
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. : Campus tour, meet in the APO office at 12:00 p.m.
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. : Lunch, the EZAA meeting and elections, CII 3051
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. : Campus tour, meet in the APO office at 2:45 p.m.
6:00 – late : Banquet, Heffner Alumni House (if you have not yet paid for the weekend, please do so when you check in)

Troy Night Out
Troy Night Out is an “evening of arts and culture” which will take place on Friday, August 31st from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Epsilon Zeta’s own Gene Greger will be showing his artwork at the Fulton Street Art Gallery (408 Fulton Street). Maps will be available at participating establishments in downtown Troy.

Online Registration Now Available
Posted August 2, 2007 8:18 pm by pasqua

Online registration for the 60th anniversary weekend is now available. You must be registered by August 25th to attend the banquet.

Make sure to tell all your friends about the upcoming event, it's sure to be a great time. Hope to see you all there.

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale (2005)
EZAA President & Webmaster

January 2007 Newsletter Available
Posted February 9, 2007 11:48 am by pasqua

The January 2007 newsletter is now available online. E-mail copies have been sent, and snail mail copies will be mailed within the next two weeks.

This will be the last newsletter sent via snail mail.

To continue to receive the EZAA newsletter by snail mail a $5 per year donation is requested to cover the costs of printing and postage. Checks made out to Epsilon Zeta Alumni Association can be sent to us at: Epsilon Zeta Alumni Association, c/o Alpha Phi Omega, RPI Union Room 3420, Troy, NY, 12180.

Election Meeting January 21st
Posted January 3, 2007 9:02 pm by pasqua

The Big Red Feakout weekend is approaching! Saturday, January 20th is the date of the big game. Beforehand (from 4:30 p.m. until game time) there will be a reception to meet and greet the alumni and current chapter members.

Sunday, January 21st is the date of our spring meeting. It will start at roughly 11 a.m. in Union room 3202. There will be an election taking place that day! This means that all of the chapter positions will be up and any active voting member will be able to run for any one of the positions. (The offices are president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, extension and member at large.) I highly encourage you to attend, and let other EZAA members know as well. A large turnout would be great.

Other big agenda items include the 60th anniversary banquet (which is rapidly approaching) as well as a possible class gift to RPI to coincide with our 60th.

Spring Meeting & Officer Elections
Posted November 26, 2006 11:43 am by pasqua

The next EZAA meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, January 21st at 11 a.m. (The location is to be determined, but will be announced as the date approaches.) This is conveniently the day after the Big Red Freakout hockey game, so hopefully a lot of alumni will be able to attend.

The biggest item on the agenda for the upcoming meeting is the next round of officer elections. I encourage everybody to read the bylaws (which are accessible on the website at the documents page) to get familiar with our offices and the duties of each position. If you are interested in running, please plan on attending the meeting. If you have any specific questions about officer duties, feel free to send an e-mail to the current officers.

The EZAA is also planning a get-together which will happen sometime before the Big Red Freakout hockey game on the 20th. This will be a great time to catch up with fellow alumni and meet the active brothers. More details will be posted on the website, and another e-mail will go out as the specifics are planned.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions regarding the direction of the EZAA.

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale (2005)
EZAA President & Webmaster

Fall Meeting: November 5th
Posted October 11, 2006 11:00 am by pasqua

To coincide with the upcoming fall conference, which is going to be held at RPI, I've decided to set our fall meeting for that Sunday, November 5th. The meeting will start at 11 a.m., and the location will be the third floor of the RPI Union, room 3202.

There are a few things that will be covered at the meeting such as: the 60th Anniversary Banquet, the EZAA bylaws, date and location for the spring 2007 meeting, and other topics regarding the direction of the alumni association.

This will be a great opportunity to voice your opinion about the alumni association, what you think we should be doing, where we should be going, what sort of services we should provide, activities we should host, etc.

I hope to see you all there,

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale
EZAA President & Webmaster

October 2006 Newsletter Available
Posted October 3, 2006 10:01 am by pasqua

The October 2006 newsletter is now available online. E-mail copies have been sent, and snail mail copies will be mailed within the next two weeks.

This will be the second to last newsletter sent via snail mail.

To continue to receive the EZAA newsletter by snail mail a $5 per year donation is requested to cover the costs of printing and postage. Checks made out to Epsilon Zeta Alumni Association can be sent to us at: Epsilon Zeta Alumni Association, c/o Alpha Phi Omega, RPI Union Room 3420, Troy, NY, 12180.

July 2006 Newsletter Available
Posted July 1, 2006 5:51 pm by pasqua

The July 2006 EZAA newsletter is now available and has been sent to all alumni with valid e-mail addresses.

A paper copy will be sent to alumni with no e-mail addresses on record within the next two weeks.

Enjoy!

Directories Available for Pre Order
Posted April 28, 2006 9:43 am by pasqua

Alumni directories are now available for pre order. They will be shipped on May 10, 2006.

The cost for ordering a directory is $10 which includes printing, binding and shipping.

To order, please mail a check for $10 payable to Epsilon Zeta Alumni Association to:

Epsilon Zeta Alumni Association
c/o Alpha Phi Omega
RPI Union Room 3420
Troy, NY 12180

Please remember to incude your name and shipping information!

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale
EZAA President & Webmaster

Alumni Dinner on April 22nd
Posted April 14, 2006 8:13 am by pasqua

The Epsilon Zeta initiation ceremony will take place Saturday, April 22nd. The meeting place will be the APO Office (Union Room 3420) at 6:30 p.m.

Immediately afterwards will be a dinner to honor our new brothers and our alumni at Moscatellos (99 North Greenbush Road, Troy, NY). The price will be $18.87 per person. It will be a great time to meet the current active members of Epsilon Zeta.

If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Erica Sherman at sherme (at) rpi.edu, or Andrew Gandia at gandia (at) rpi.edu.

Website Updates, Directory Information
Posted April 4, 2006 5:05 pm by pasqua

Here are a few quick updates:

Newsletters have been mailed to those with only "snail-mail" addresses on file. I encourage all EZ alumni who have e-mail to sign up for our Google Group. You do not need a Google account to join. (Here is a screenshot of the correct link to click to join the Google Group.)

Signing up for the Google Group will ensure that you remain up-to-date with current EZAA goings on. It will become the main form of communication to EZAA members, and eventually it will replace individual e-mails and paper mailings. (Paper mailings will still be available for a small fee to cover printing and postage costs.)

Past newspaper articles featuring Epsilon Zeta, going back to our founding in 1947, have been posted on the website. This includes a few articles from the past few years as well as a large collection of old articles.

Recent photographs from this semester as well as last semester have been posted on the photo gallery. I'd like to thank all of the alumni who have helped me to categorize and identify the unknown photos!

I've gotten a few inquiries about an EZAA directory. It is currently in the works, I am waiting to see how many of the snail mail addresses I have are valid. A directory will be avilable for purchase upon individual demand by mid-May. Stay tuned for more information including prices. (Price will include printing, binding and shipping.)

If there are any questions or concerns, or if there is something you'd like to see happen with the EZAA, my inbox is always open, feel free to send me an e-mail!

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale
EZAA President & Webmaster

April 2006 Newsletter Available
Posted March 26, 2006 12:16 am by pasqua

The April 2006 EZAA newsletter is now available and has been sent to all alumni with valid e-mail addresses.

A paper copy will be sent to alumni with no e-mail addresses on record within the next week.

Enjoy!

Lost Brothers
Posted March 6, 2006 9:22 pm by pasqua

The EZAA is currently unable to locate contact information for a whole bunch of brothers. If you know how to contact them, please have them send an e-mail to pasqua (at) alum.rpi.edu or write a letter to

Epsilon Zeta Alumni Association
c/o Alpha Phi Omega
RPI Union Room 3420
Troy, NY 12180

with their current contact information (e-mail, street address, etc.).

New EZAA Officers, Anniversary Weekend Discussed
Posted February 12, 2006 10:57 am by pasqua

Elections were held at the meeting on February 11th, 2006. Our new officers are as follows:

President - Alyssa Pasquale
Vice President - Dave Rosenstein
Secretary/Treasurer - Rich Vehlow
Extension - Frank Brodsky
Member at Large - Christine Lazzar

Read the minutes from the meeting. (txt, 2kb)

E-mail addresses for the officers are available on the about page if you need to contact them.

The 60th anniversary weekend was discussed and I have volunteered to be the chair. Anybody who is interested in helping out can contact me directly.

Check your inboxes in the near future for more information about the redevelopment of our alumni association.

Upcoming EZAA Meeting
Posted January 16, 2006 6:59 pm by pasqua

All EZ alumni are invited and encouraged to attend the upcoming EZAA meeting, to be held on campus (Union 3511) on February 11th at 11am.

On the agenda is an election for all of the officers, as well as discussion about the future of the alumni association.

Please pass this information on to all the alumni you know who will be in the area the weekend of the 11th.

Update on 2/3/06 - The meeting room will be on the 3rd floor of the Union, room 3511. I hope to see you all there!

Historical Items Requested
Posted December 19, 2005 4:23 pm by pasqua

Epsilon Zeta has been busy compiling and organizing our chapter's history in the RPI Institute Archives. This process has taken over two years and has led to the creation of the 2004 Josiah Frank Historian Award application.

This project has finally been completed as of October 2005, as the collection is completely organized and has been inventoried, the last step in the process.

However, there are a few gaps in our records. We would like to request that anybody possessing either electronic or hard copies of these items to please donate them to the Epsilon Zeta chapter.

Check out the list here.

Any electronic copies can be sent via e-mail to Alyssa Pasquale: pasqua (at) alum.rpi.edu.

EZ thanks you very much for your help!

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale

Epsilon Zeta Wins Two National Awards
Posted January 2, 2005 9:17 am by pasqua

This past National Convention was one that will be remembered for a long time in Epsilon Zeta.

Our chapter brought home not only an unprecedented fourth Dean Arno Nowotny National Service Award, but also brought home the chapter's first Josiah Frank Historian's Award.

We were the only chapter at this convention to bring home two National awards. The last time Epsilon Zeta won two National awards was in 1984 when we won our unprecedented second Nowotny and the very first Disborough Award ever awarded by Nationals.

A lot of hard work and dedication was put forth by the Brothers of Epsilon Zeta over these past two years, and they should all be congratulated for their efforts.

Copies of the award application are available by checking out this site.

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale

New Brothers & Officers
Posted May 1, 2004 5:30 pm by pasqua

Saturday, April 24th was the date of Epsilon Zeta's pledge voting and initiations. All 7 pledges who came up for a vote were accepted, and initiated that evening.

Friday, April 30th was the date of officer elections, congratulations to our new officers!

* President - Shaun Mohan
* Service VP - James Knauer
* Membership VP - Tommy Wu
* Fellowship VP - Josh Desjarlais
* Treasurer - Adrienne Peltz
* Rec Sec - Tess Phillips
* Cor Sec - David Heiman
* Historian - Sasha Hills
* SAA - Patrick Heider

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale

Meanest Man on Campus mentioned in Times Union
Posted April 15, 2004 9:15 am by pasqua

This article was featured in the Times Union on March 31, 2004.

RPI voters look for Mr. Mean in Grand Marshal week tradition

Scrooge? A swell guy. Darth Vader? A real mensch. Bonnie and Clyde? Righteous.

At least they are at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this week, where the race is on to be voted "Meanest Man on Campus," and the nice finish last.

The event is held annually by the campus' chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity. Students, faculty and staff compete to be named meanest; votes cost a penny apiece and the person who garners the most wins.

Last year's Meanest Man, faculty member Douglas Baxter, wrote to the RPI student newspaper last fall in an early re-election bid. "My goal of making parking farther from campus is also reaping huge rewards," he wrote then. "I am delighted that you are putting up with this. If you don't elect me again, I'll convince the parking office to go a step further and move your parking spot to a location that will be conveniently located just east of Logan Airport."

The competition is part of RPI's Grand Marshal week, a 120-year-old tradition that features student-run activities and events.

(Not part of article) Meanest Man on Campus proceeds (over $1,800) went to the Ronald McDonald House in Albany.

In Leadership, Friendship & Service,
Alyssa J. Pasquale
   

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