Weekly Announcements

Weekly Update 9/17

posted Sep 17, 2013, 5:04 PM by Lester Okeon

Dear all affiliated with our awesome chapter,

This is your Mazkir Isaac Lurie with another WEEKLY UPDATE! Alright, let's get started!

Chapter Choice Day was a success! We got many freshmen who are excited to be in our chapter! We have a good quantity and an excellent quality freshman class this year. I wish the best for all of you in the next four years. Welcome to Okeon, boys!

Unfortunately, there will be NO South Park this week, but there will be a fold this Saturday. This is the BIG BROTHER/LITTLE BROTHER SCAVENGER HUNT, SO MAKE SURE TO BE THERE! IT IS FROM 7:30 TO 10:00! We do not have a location! IF YOU ARE WILLING TO HAVE THE FOLD AT YOUR HOUSE THIS SATURDAY, PLEASE CONTACT A BOARD MEMBER. This fold is one of the most important of the entire year, so EVERYONE SHOULD BE THERE!

I look forward to seeing you there Saturday. Stay classy Okeon.

Fraternally Submitted with an undying love for
Lester Sherman Okeon AZA #1204, our awesome Sweetheart Carly Nahon, the new fall term Board, my middle name, the Cotton States Region #72, and the Aleph Zadik Aleph and the seven Cardinal Principles upon which they stand,

I remain Aleph Isaac Okeon Lurie

Weekly Update 9/10/13

posted Sep 10, 2013, 7:26 PM by Lester Okeon

Dear all members and parents of the awesomest chapter ever,

This is your proud new Mazkir. I am super excited to be informing you weekly about events and whatnot.

Anyways, South Park this week is a go and it will be at my house, at 797 Reddoch Street Memphis, TN. I expect to see a big crowd and I don't want to be disappointed. See y'all there!

In other news, I have been informed that WE WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT OKEON TO THE FRESHMEN THIS WEEK and should not discuss any chapter, but we should talk about BBYO and AZA with them and just get to know them in general. BE NICE TO THE FRESHMEN, as this is how we recruit them. Talking about Okeon is considered "dirty rushing." We need a good turnout Sunday to represent! Be in the JCC front parking lot by 12:00 noon! We need to get a good freshmen class! After all of the freshmen choose Okeon because we're awesome, we will caravan with the new members to Jared Shermer's house to hang out until about 3:30. The address is 8056 Sanders Hill Cove Germantown, TN.

Fraternally Submitted with an undying love for Lester Sherman Okeon AZA #1204, the Cotton States Region #72, my first Fraternally Submitted, my first Weekly Update, taking 30 minutes to write an update, the new fall term board and the current board, our Amazing Sweetheart Carly Nahon, and the Aleph Tzadik Aleph and the seven cardinal principles upon which it stands,

I remain Aleph Isaac Okeon Lurie

Weekly Update

posted Feb 18, 2013, 6:47 PM by Lester Okeon   [ updated Feb 18, 2013, 6:50 PM ]

Members and Parents of Okeon AZA,


                                Get ready for another SOUTH PARK at Sarah’s Aunt’s house! I should see everyone there!

                                There is a fold this SUNDAY (NOT SATURDAY) with Pearl. We call it “Pearl and Okeon’s Purim Party” It will be from 1 to 3 and Andrew Rogers’ house.

EVERYONE SHOULD BE RUNNING TO GABE AND GETTING A CHAIR POSITION FORM!  Chair positions areGREAT leadership opportunities that help OKEON! The following chair positions should be filled up: Ruach Chairman, Sopher Application, Oo’Man Application, Banquet Committee, and Sopher Mach’Shev Application.

Another AWESOME experience are Summer Programs! They teach you leadership skills and they are a great way to meet new people!

FOR SALE NOW ARE OKEON “SUPPORT THE DOGS” WRISTBANDS. They’re going to sell out fast folks sobuy YOUR VERY OWN OKEON WRISTBAND FOR $2. You read that right $2! For all you parents out there Summertime DVDs are on the market for. They are funny and enjoyable for the whole family! Buy one for ONLY $10


Fraternally submitted with an undying love for Lester Sherman Okeon,

                Our amazing Sweetheart  Sara Siskin, Michael Jordan’s 50th Birthday,  Memphis Grizzlies beating Sacramento, a Kevin Saslowsky and his cameraman skills, a fold on SUNDAY?, that awkward moment when there is nothing else to say.

I remain Aleph Joshua Bender

Weekly Update

posted Jan 30, 2013, 4:18 PM by Lester Okeon   [ updated Feb 10, 2013, 7:37 PM ]

Members and Parents of Okeon AZA,

     There will not be a fold this weekend because of IC. On the bright side there WILL be South Park at none other than our Godol Benji Ballin's house! The address is 1446 Tuscany Way Germantown, TN 38138

      At South Park we will be premiering the Summertime DVD, and they will be on sale for $10!

      We are trying to come up with a date for Banquet, but we will need YOUR help. We will need YOU to decide when you're free the dates are May 23 OR May 25

                      You can send your vote to Benji and I will tally them up. We will need EVERYONE'S feedback!

     If you are interested in helping out our chapter, which you should be, the Committee forms are attached! Committees are a great way to help out Okeon.

                  The Applications are:
                           Banquet Committee- Works with Gizbor to help with all aspects of Banquet

                      Sopher Mach'Shev- Works to maintain the Okeon Website and 
                      Okeon Ruach Chairman- Will be in charge of maintaining "fun" at Buisness meetings and other functions along with the Aleph Godol and S'Ganim.

                      Okeon Sopher I'tonai- The journalist/reporter who will be responsible for submitting articles for publication to the local print media (Hebrew Watchman, Jewish Journal, etc.)

                      O0'Man- Will work close with the Gizbor in designing Okeon apparrel (Jerseys,Sweat Pants, etc.)

                      Athletic Chair- Will work with the Aleph Gizbor to coordinate Basketball teams and coaches.

                        All applications are to be submitted to Gabe Kisber at lilkiz95@gmail.com byFebruary 16th!

      NOW IS THE TIME TO START SIGNING UP FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS! They are fun and are a great way to meet new people!

      Fraternally Submitted with an Undying Love for Lester Sherman Okeon AZA #1204,

                   Aaron Canales' hair almost back to normal, an AMAZING Black HIstory Month Fold, Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Grape Soda, another win for the Memphis Grizzlies, and Summertime DVDs coming soon.
      I remain Aleph,
                Joshua Bender

January 6, 2013

posted Jan 6, 2013, 6:07 PM by Lester Okeon

Members of Okeon AZA:

Time to get down to business!
SIGN UP FOR CLTC!!! It is a great experience that is SOOOO worth it, just
ask GABE KISBER!!! You can sign up on b-linked.org. Scholarships are
available, just contact Kevin Falik.
Summertime ad sales have been extended until elections, which will be held
on the 13th of January. SELL YOUR ADS!!! Also, be sure to publicize
Summertime as much as possible! Get friends and family to go the the show
as well.
From now on, EVERYONE must be at summertime!
Summertime practices for the week are as follows:
Tuesday 7-9
Thursday 7-9
Suday 2-4
I know we are all busy, but
this has to get done. Study your lines!!!
ELECTIONS are going to be held Sunday January 13th at the JCC at 12pm! That
is coming up!
You must sell your quota in ads to be eligible to run for a position!
 Anyone who wants to run for a position must declare by Wednesday, January
9th! If you want to declare you must email Gabriel Kisber at
You have not officially declared until you have emailed Gabe.

Here are the positions that will be elected:

Godol – President – Runs and manages all aspects of the Chapter

S’gan– Vice Presidents of Programming. The S’gan is responsible for either
planning the programs or for forming committees with chairmen to assist in
fold planning.

Mazkir – Secretary - Responsible for all communications, taking minutes at
all meetings, publishing these minutes, recording the names of all
attendees at all folds and maintaining all aspects of the Okeon AZA

website. All members attending a fold MUST be input into “Dashboard” and
this is the Mazkir’s responsibility. This is required by BBYO which means
that the Mazkir is expected to attend ALL Chapter folds or find someone in
his absence.

Gizbor – Treasurer – Responsible for all chapter fundraising efforts,
creating chapter items (such as shirt, sweatpants, etc.), and selling these
items. Will be in charge of Banquet.

2 Shalichim – The Shalichim are responsible for all Judaic, Community service, and social projects
fraternally submitted with an undying love for Lester Sherman Okeon AZA #1204,
I remain Aleph Mitchell Moskowitz

Weekly Update: December 10, 2012

posted Dec 10, 2012, 7:00 PM by Lester Okeon   [ updated Dec 10, 2012, 7:01 PM ]

Happy Hanukkah members of the best AZA chapter in the world!
Due to upcoming exams for the majority of our brothers here in Okeon, summertime practice is hereby cancelled for the week. Also, there will be no fold this week.
I hope all is well with your families, and remember to sell ads! Happy Holidays everybody!!!
Fraternally submitted with an undying love for Lester Sherman Okeon #1204,
our amazing AITs, Zach Sadetsky trying to eat my chocolate bar :( ,Grizznation, beating the most powerful military force in the ancient world and still not knowing how to play sports, gotta get that super hot John Cena lunch box, our oil lasts longer than yours!, and Matthew Filderman needing to change his voicemail because he sounds like a 5th grader,
I remain aleph Mitchell Krispy Cream Moskowitz

Untitled Post

posted Sep 9, 2012, 6:25 PM by Lester Okeon

Dear Members and Parents,
This last week has been a busy one. We have had a chapter meeting, south park, rap fold, and board sleep over all in the course of 7 days!
Before I continue with the upcoming events this week, I want to take a moment to talk about Will Holloway. Will was a member of Mesch AZA who suffered brain and lung injuries and passed away yesterday morning.  I knew Will and it was apparent to anyone who knew him that he was a model Aleph.  All that I ask is that you take a few moments to just pray for his family during this difficult time. 
On Wednesday we will be having Southpark at Cara Levi's house (258 matilda st. memphis) from 8-9, and on saturday we will be having a fold at Andrew Yanishevski's (9378 Parkgate Dr Memphis) from 7-8:30. On sunday IS CHAPTER CHOICE AT THE M-FRIGGIN-JCC AT 12! ITS SOOOO EXCITING!!!!! from there, we will caravan to Jacob Harris's House and party. ALL OKEON MEMBERS MUST ATTEND!!!! parents, if you are reading this, please knock down your child's bedroom door and demand that they go to chapter choice. I want to welcome our newest addition to the Okeon family, Mitchell Basar. Lastly, I have a decree: anyone that refers to Mitchell Basa as "Mitch" shall be hereby sentenced to death, as that is MY NAME!
Fraternally submitted with an undying love for Lester Sherman Okeon #1204, Our amazing sweetheart Cara Levy, Our amazing Freshmen class we shall receive, westboro baptist church, my lord and savior Will Farrell, eating gabe's cereal and leaving before he wakes up, the fact that the Kisbers have a gated driveway because they definetly need it, D-WHIGGETY-WRIGHT, WHERE IS CHILDISH GAMBINO?, Will Holloway, Zach Kahn and his notorious flocabulary, and all of our other Jewish brothers and sisters living in the world.
 remain aleph Mitchell Stephen Moskowitz.

Weekly Update

posted Aug 20, 2012, 8:17 PM by Lester Okeon   [ updated Sep 23, 2012, 7:24 PM ]

Dear Members and Parents of Okeon AZA:
To begin, I would like to exppress my gratitude towards all those who helped make our Hippie awarness fold such a success (Gabe Kisber, Sam Charney, Kevin Saslawsky, and Aaron Canalis to name a few). We had an excellent turn out which included many of our Freshmen, and had a "far out" time.
Previously, Okeon has acquired some new members: Andrew Rogers, Josh Abraham, Yanai Almalem, Parker Alperin, Josh Bender, Joe Besser, Josh Clein, Ben Cohen, Alex Hunter, Harrison Leitner, Isaac Lurie, Ethan Schaffer, Ari Szoychen, Alex Wells, Josh Woodman, and Matthew Rubin. We are thrilled to have such fine young lads join us in our chapter! Also, congratulations to Yanai Almalem on becoming Okeon's new AIT Godol.
This Wednsday is Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year. It is our day to ask forgiveness from G-d and those we have hurt in the past year, as well as remember all the sins we have committed. Consequently there shall be no South Park this Week. On Saturday from 7:30-10:15, we will have our scavenger hunt and big brother fold at Evan Hunter's house (87 S Fernway, Memphis). We will be driving around the area in search of some quite mystical items. EVERYONE IS TO BE THERE, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!
I hope you all have a pleasant Yom Kippur, and hope to see you all Saturday.
Submitted with an undying love for Lester Sherman Okeon AZA #1204,
our amazing sweetheart Cara Levi, Bob Dylan's "Neighborhood Bully", that 1 Asian Jew that nobody knows about, the freshmen eating MY pizza, Andrew Ellen DOES exist, Rhetorical, Alexandra Basar making me
and Andrew bagel bites cause she loves me, and WHERE IS WALDO?!!!,
                                      I remain Aleph Mitchell Stephen Moskowitz,
                                                 Good night, and good luck.

Weekly Update

posted May 6, 2012, 7:59 PM by Lester Okeon

Dear Members and Parents:

I have come to the realization that some of our Summertime girls have yet to be asked to Banquet.  If you have already asked your date can you please text email or get in touch with me in any way.  As a reminder the assessment is 70 dollars per couple or 35 dollars per person if you didn't come to the meeting.  If you attended the meeting then your assessment is 60 dollars per couple or 30 dollars per person.  Please give your assessment money to a board member or bring it to the basketball games Wednesday.

The Basketball schedule for Wednesday is as follows: Okeon A vs. Okeon C at 6:30.   Okeon B vs. Peres B at 7:30.

There is no SouthPark this week.  There are also no folds this weekend. 

Fraternally submitted with an undying love for,
Lester Sherman Okeon AZA #1204, our
sweetheart Samantha Basar, Blue and Yellow.
GBL 15-18 Twins, Banquet, 10 days of school left,
and The Avengers.
I remain Aleph Connor David Heaslet

Weekly Update

posted Apr 30, 2012, 7:26 PM by Lester Okeon

Dear Members and Parents:

Thanks to all the Alephs who came to the meeting on Wednesday. We got a lot accomplished.

Banquet money can be given to any board member. It is 35 per person if you were absent at the meeting and 30 per person if you were at the meeting.

School count down: 14 days of school left.

There will not be a SouthPark on Wednesday because of Basketball.  The Basketball schedule is as follows:Okeon C vs. Okeon B at 5:30 and Okeon A vs. Peres A at 7:30

 There is no fold on Saturday.

Fraternally submitted with an undying love for,
Lester Sherman Okeon AZA #1204, our
sweetheart Samantha Basar, GBL Twins 15-18 0-9,
procrastination, only 14 days of school left, crap
there is still 14 days of school, and exams
I remain Connor David Heaslet

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