Kicking Off Spring
Hampton Roads alumni and Iota Pi members gathered on Sunday, March 22 to compete in our first alumni vs student kickball game. Nineteen brothers -including pledges and potential new HRAC members attended the event which began around 2 pm and lasted just past 3:30. The final score, 15 (or more) to 7, Iota Pi!
Special thanks to brother, James Salgado for providing the equipment for the game and to brother Shelly Rossi for dropping off the snacks for everyone to fuel up afterwards.
Both the alumni and Iota Pi brothers had a great time and feel that we should make this an annual tradition.
On Friday, March 13, members of the Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter ventured out to Norfolk to join in the St. Patrick's Day Shamrockin' in Ghent party. The brothers begain their bar crawl at Red Dog Saloon and stopped by Luna Maya for mojitos and Mexican dishes. They then continued on to watch the Fighting Jamesons (a local band) at the outdoor stage before continuing on to the Public House. The group ended the evening in downtown Norfolk at Mo and O'Mally's.
Shamrockin' in Ghent is a event that benefits the Hope House foundation -an organization that provides support for adults with disabilities exclusively in their own homes. This year, the event raised nearly $20,000!
Mark Your Calendars...
It's Cookout Time!
Mark your calendars, brothers. On Saturday, May 16, the Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter will host its fourth annual cookout. This year, the cookout will be held at Great Neck Park in Virginia Beach and will begin at 4:00 pm.
As always, the cookout is a pot luck event where the chapter will provide the entree and each brother is asked to contribute a dish for the event. This is usually the largest event that the HRAC hosts. We hope you will make note of this date and plan to attend.
Last Call for T-Shirts
If you haven't pre-ordered your new HRAC t-shirt, time is running out! The new shirt is ash gray with the AKPsi letters on the front and the Alumni Chapter special logo on the back. These shirts are available in both short and long sleeves. Short sleeved shirts are $15 each and long-sleeved shirts are $20 each. The last day to order is Saturday, April 18. Pre-order yours while you still can!
Backpack Drive for 2015 Convention
As you know, the Alpha Kappa Psi Convention will be held in Norfolk this summer. What you may not know is that they are hosting an alumni competition. This year, the organization wants each alumni chapter to collect and bring as many backpacks as possible to the convention to help "Stuff the Bus" for kids in Norfolk and support ForKids, Inc.
Let's show our brothers how we do things in Hampton Roads! Start collecting backpacks now, and let's win the competition this year!
April Brotherhood Spotlight:
1. What is your full name? Jaimie Ronee Ferns
2. When is your birthday? October 15
3. When did you join AKPsi? Spring 2012
4. Where did you go to school? Christopher Newport University
5. Do you have any siblings? I have 3 older sisters: Jennifer, Jacqueline, and Jilian. Yes, my entire family's names start with the letter J.
6. What is your favorite color? Green
7. What is your guilty pleasure? Eating junk food in my pajamas while binge watching TV shows on Netflix.
8. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? I would be able to teleport so I could get to places quickly and spend more time with family and friends.
9. What are your best three traits? I'm honest, organized, and compassionate.
10. Do you have any unusual talents? No.
11. What is your favorite food(s)? Donuts
12. What is your favorite tv show? I have a lot but right now, it's Grey's Anatomy.
13. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I want to go on a cruise to somewhere tropical.
14. What is your favorite type of music? Country
15. Have you ever played any sports? No, I was a dancer when I was younger, and I was on CNU's Equestrian Team in college.
16. Tell us an embarrassing story. When I was a kid, my family was leaving Hardee's and I brushed my hands off on my jeans. My father proceeded to pick up a traffic cone and use it as a megaphone and yell, "Use a napkin!" My family laughed so hard that to this day, whenever my father sees a traffic cone, he picks it up and yells, "Use a napkin!" at me. It still embarrasses me!