APO Nu Rho Alumni Newsletter

Fall 2015

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Note from the President

Dear Brothers,

With the fall semester almost over, the activities of Nu Rho are winding down. We have had a full semester! We are excited to have welcomed a new pledge class, planned the annual A-Paint Out philanthropy, operated Campus Escort, and became involved in numerous service projects. Our brothers enjoyed getting the chance to mingle with alums in DC this past summer, and we look forward to scheduling future alumni events. We always value the chance to meet with and hear from our alumni brothers, and I welcome you to reach out to us if there is anything we can do for you. On behalf of the current brothers of Nu Rho, enjoy our newsletter and know that there will always be a place for you in our chapter.

In Leadership, Friendship, and Service

Daniel Flax

President

Membership

Nu Rho's members continue to strive towards our principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service. To see what our current membership is up to, check us out on social media.

Nu Rho is proud to welcome the Pfeffer Pledge class this fall! The Pfeffers comprise of an extremely dedicated group of individuals who have already begun to make an impact through their service in our community. We can't wait to see them grow!

Alumni! We encourage you to check out an opportunity to become a member of the Society of Life Members, which helps to support the continued growth and development of Alpha Phi Omega, visiting www.apo.org for more information. Also check out the special discounts that Geico offers to Alpha Phi Omega alumni on auto-insurance.

Our New Brothers at Initiation!

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Homecoming

This year we had a thrilling Homecoming weekend! On Friday we marched in the parade with a Mario Kart theme, including a "balloon battle" between The Griffin and Hampton's Pirate. Saturday we had a wonderful homecoming tailgate. Many alumni, underclassmen brothers, and ledges came out to enjoy good food and great company. This is a yearly tradition, so if you haven't been able to make it in the past be sure to come out next year!

Campus Escort!

Campus Escort has been, and continues to be, APO Nu Rho’s main service activity. Families gather together in the escort house every night to give students safe rides across campus using a battery powered golf cart. This semester, Nu Rho has already given over 200 rides to students.

A-Paint-Out

APO Nu Rho’s philanthropy event this semester was A-Paint Out, which occurred on October 4th. The proceeds from A-Paint Out will go to Room to Read, which is a non-profit that focuses on encouraging literacy and gender equality in education in countries in Asia and Africa. Room to Read works with organizations already established in these communities to support the education of the children in these areas. Donations for Room to Read are accepted online at https://www.roomtoread.org/Donate.

Support literacy in your area! Whether it’s your funds or your time, donate your efforts to a local library. There are many opportunities to get involved in library programs that promote literacy for adults or youth.

Inter Chapter Relations Update

Last spring, Nu Rho hosted the Sections 82 & 83 Conference for 16 schools across the state. Representatives met and discussed brotherhood bonding, membership retention, and other leadership seminars. Brothers made over 100 dog toys for the Heritage Humane Society and study bags for students in the Williamsburg area. At our banquet, the President of The College, Taylor Reveley III, spoke to the brothers at the conference. Overall, Sectionals was a huge success and many great ideas were shared between brothers from different chapters throughout the weekend.


William & Mary’s Nu Rho chapter hosted an Inter-Chapter Relations Event on October 17th with chapters across the peninsula: ODU, CNU, VCU, and U of Richmond. We will also travelled to the University of Richmond during the weekend of November 6th for Regionals and wanted to meet and get to know other brothers from our area before heading to Regionals.

Brothers Bowling

Here's some of our brothers and pledges who went to our recent bowling social. Brothers and pledges got the chance to bond and get to know each other while showing off their impressive bowling skills (no one had to use bumpers!) While a valiant effort was made by all attendees, it was the team of Harty seniors who won for highest overall score. Win or lose it was a good time for everyone and we are looking forward to doing more fun socials in the future.
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Thank you for your time! Look for our next newsletter!

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