Alpha Psi, Nu Chapter

Veterinary Fraternity


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Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Posted by Alpha Psi on March 31, 2016 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

March 31, 2016 Meeting

Attendance: Patricia Zentner, Katie Gundersen, Meagan Abraham, Linnea Thraen, Jessica Hunt, Molly Kubezcko, Kevin Gustafson


Treasurer’s report: $ 4,144.70 (minus $1000 for formal set aside-ness for next year)

Plus $267.50 for Spay/Neuter 1st installment

Plus $500 for Student Council Grant for Black Tie Affair (Formal)


Old Business

-Combining house and club into one entity

  • Updates? Patricia is emailing Mel and Ana about attending the next meeting
  • Next 2 years- hoping to raise enough funds to fix the roof. Sharkey has some networking to fix the roof
  • Haven’t yet decided about combining accounts- will discuss at next meeting

-Toga party

  • Make annual event? Yes!
  • For next year
  • Better advertising
  • Same amount of people→ get ⅙ of a keg

-Club and House Elections

  • New officers:Claire Ehlen- Vice President/President elect, Kevin Gustafson- Education co-chair
  • New house managers- Anastasia Hester, Mel Daley


  • Spay/Neuter Day:
  • Set up Saturday 4/9 - Volunteers (Molly, Katie, Patricia, Claire, Nicole, Karen, Karlee, Kevin)
  • Get there closer to noon
  • Molly talking to Wilke about organizing a time/closing up
  • Meet at 11:00 am to load
  • Molly labeling Friday night
  • Time to Set up- noon
  • Day of…
  • Meet at the house around 7am
  • Break up into groups of 2 and grab carriers of cats
  • Quick check-over/PE to make sure okay for anesthesia
  • Katie to make google doc for carpool
  • Purchasing before the day (food, random supplies)- Ashley and Meagan
  • Molly has list of “other” items
  • VHA order - placed
  • Gifts for the doctors?
  • Nice chocolate for Wilke only
  • Thank you cards & $5 for each doctor- 6 doctors

Philanthropy- Ashley gone


  • February: valentine’s for the nursing home
  • Do again next year!
  • March: Unofficial St. Patty’s day- canceled→ combine with Toga party for next year


New Business


  • FASTScan
  • April 29th (6pm lecture)
  • Pizza provided
  • 30th 3-5pm
  • Need animals- signup and forms that need to be filled out
  • 10 people per hour- 20 people total
  • Send out interest form

-Next Networking Dinner-

  • Sharkey- Patricia setting it up
  • Practice cases for 2nd and 3rd years

-Recruitment for next year

  • First year survival guide- ASA doing something similar
  • Current first years make a “Top Ten” list of ways to survive booth at activity fair
  • Update trifold with new photos etc. → Linnea
  • Other ideas
  • Committees- current first years to help with recruiting
  • Big and Lil program- big chooses little
  • Brunch mornings
  • Come up with more ideas over the summer

-Fees for next year

  • $20 last year, $7 goes to national
  • Make “buy 4 years for the cost of 3” available


  • BBQ? Wednesday May 11, SRCC and PAM last year- combine again?
  • Charge $5 for non-members, free for members
  • open to the whole school
  • Ashley- hog roast ($200 last year)
  • “Are you smarter than a first year?” Prize is fame and glory.

-Other activities we’d like to do for next year? PUT LIST ON BOARD FOR NEXT YEAR

  • Friday September 9- Back to Books Bonfire (after MVMA bbq)
  • October-Halloween party
  • November- Initiation then after-party with wine!
  • December- Ugly Sweater Party
  • January- Black Tie Affair- Friday, January 20th
  • February- V-day party?/ Passion party ;)
  • March- Toga and St. Paddy’s day party
  • April- Pig Roast

-Treasurer’s goal for next year?

  • Help organize with house managers- find out where finances are at currently

-Alumni Updates

  • Generate new letter to send this summer?
  • V.P. and President complete one at the end of the semester
  • Include networking opportunities

Update Bulletin Board- Katie and Meagan


Next meeting: TBD


Jan '15 Officer Meeting

Posted by Alpha Psi on January 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

AP Officer Meetting 1/21/15

Alpha Psi conference

 Fundraising

o donation jar at all events

o restaurants

 progressive (dinner and dessert)

o merchandise

 member/merch pts

 Networking

o adopt-an-alumni mentor program

o big/lil program

o alumni chapter - donations

 Board members

o recruitment chair

o alumni chair

o social chair

o philanthropy chair

 Dues

o active 3 yrs, 4th yr is free

o other chapters charge $50-$90 per year

 social

o tailgates

o parents day

o bar golf

o intramural

o beer tasting at house (brewers come to you)

o oktoberfest

 Challenges

o marketed as a club vs fraternity

 chapter meetings

o member benefits for school-wide events

 AP google calendar

 Philanthropy

o blood drives

o casino night/live auction or raffle

o flag football

 Recruitment

o vet document/survival guide - put into 1st year packets

o pledge night

o get involved with the pre-vet club


 $2623 in the bank

 ~$2500 for formal

o does not include the drink tickets

o should drop tables to even out $

 Still need to formalize exact # of AP members for drink tickets

Vice President

 alumni update

o alums - goldsmith, tart, frost?, schnabel

o Meagan’s mentor - Anna Michael-Rubly?

 prez of alumni assoc

o Get names/info from National AP → Dean’s office to get current addresses

 Katheryn Kuchyt

 Nu News

o fall/spring events

o initiates

o roof/renovations - est cost >$36k

 gofundme?

o House pets

o Alum chapter


 A Black Tie Affair

o tickets now $18

o photobooth

 photo frames

 goodwill?

o need final count for AP members → drink tickets

o current total $$

o set-up sign up for 30-min shifts collecting tickets/handing out dance tickets at dance

 excel sheet will be sent out

 7-11pm

o would like as many officers to be there at 7pm just in case no one shows for swing dancing lesson

o Goal - interact with faculty (they typically show up early vs later)

o Monday 1/26

o Advertising

 e-mails/FB

 another round of class announcements

 Another rush event

o similar time as prospective students? (Feb)

 backlash from ASA - OK it first

 info in prospective student folder

 Date for spring initiation

o send out survey

o e-mail chris or Katheryn for electronic updated version of initiation

 Date for elections/chapter meeting

o open for all members - get as much member input as possible

o Feb

 Date for other social events

o Feb?

 Prospective students?

o ideas

 end of year grill out/bbq

 weekend before finals week

 Are you smarter than a 1st yr

o end of the year?

o paired with skits?

 wine and cheese cocktail - fondue - chocolate

 valentines vs beginning of march

 prospective students??

 after equine tours?

 talk to Total Wines about donating a bottle or 2

 Sidewalk dog? → restaurants

 Urban growler - pet friendly


 lunch lectures?

o point of care testing - Sharkey

o cardiology

o Churchill - nutrition consult/cases

 wet labs

o FAST scans with Dr. Tart

 set up depending on IACUC

 could extend for up to 3 years

 need to send estimate of general interest members that want to come

 10 ppl/group for wetlab

 would have to split

 1 animal/group of 3 people

 3rd year elective

 add members

 charge for pizza?

o bovine palpation? is this happening

 table to next fall

 Sorge?/Goldsmith

o Spay/Neuter lab

 any info from Katie?

 need to pick and set dates

 before white coat

o beginning of April?

o Sunday would be best

 could do sat before white coat :)

 Katie will contact Wilke

 apply for more grants

 have 1000 already

 use structure of SIRVS spay/neuter lab

 teams of 3

 set up day before on site

 shift managers to keep things running

 required lectures/wet labs

 Fluids/catheters/tubing

o catheter models in library for practice

 Send out survey for comfort with ET tube/cath!

 calculate drugs

o during drug lecture give out sheets and make sure they know how to do it before Sx day

 AAHA will be giving away leftover supplies

 order thru SIRVS/borrow equipment

o talk to Wilke about getting LRS from her

o Cadaver lab

 contact Kurt about acquiring them

 set date

o others?


 applying for student council grant

 others?


 ideas

o food/restaurants

 chipotle 50%

 Culvers

 Perkins?

 NOT:


 Panera Bread

o merchandise

 glassware - shot glasses, wine glasses

 AP shirts

 talk to Zach

 CVM/general

 eat shit and die

 email Natalie from AP national conference

 dog olympics booth- April 2x

o face painting - focus on the kids

o poster about the club

o okay food with people

o sell leftover merchandise

 Yoga

o Tina

 Composite picture

o Meagan will do it


 donate to fund for teaching hospital

 spring 5k

 relay for life?

Congrats New Initiates!!!!Q

Posted by Alpha Psi on November 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Alpha Psi just had initiation where we initiated 22 NEW MEMBERS into our fraternity! Congratulations to our new members!  :D

Huzzah to a new school year!

Posted by Alpha Psi on September 18, 2014 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We just had our intro-meeting and are very excited for the new members that will be joining us and the old members that continue to stay a part of Alpha Psi. Alumni and members: We will be having a social activity this SATURDAY (September 20th) to mingle at the Apple Festival in St. Paul. Meet us at the Alpha Psi Fraternity house at 10 AM to go together as a group or meet us there. Join the facebook event for more information: