APX Goes Climbing

Come join your Brothers for a morning of rock climbing followed by lunch/drinks. We’ve booked a space at Earth Treks climbing gym in Crystal City (Northern Virginia) from 10-12 am on Sunday February 18th. Cost is $25 per person and includes all the necessary equipment as well as instruction.

It’s an indoor facility so there’s no need to worry about the weather. The space accommodates climbers of all levels and instructors will be on hand to help, so don’t worry if you’ve never been climbing before. It’s safe, it’s easy, and it’s fun.

Afterwards we’ll be heading down the street to Highline RxR for lunch. Even if you can’t join us for climbing, you can meet as there at 12:30 for some food and your beverage of choice.

Space is limited, and is first come first serve, so don’t wait to sign up. Your space is not reserved until you’ve sent your $25. Please follow the link below to RSVP


Metagenes Meet-up at the APX 2016 Convention in Charlotte, NC?


The 2016 Alpha Rho Chi Convention is meeting in Charlotte, NC, as close to Blacksburg as the Convention has ever come.  Who’s up for a Metagenation meet-up?  Click here to visit the APX website convention page and find out more about registration, accommodations, and the agenda.  You can spend the weekend without being a registered attendee, or you can visit for a day and hang out with brothers.  Email me if you’re interested, and we’ll start to put a plan together: alumni@metagenes.org.  – Phil

Happy Hour Surprise!

We had a blast at the last DC area APX Happy Hour, held two weeks ago. With 10 Brothers in total, we had representatives from Metagenes, Hemiunu, Hadrian, in addition to THREE(!) Grand Council members.  Big thanks to Rick Jenkins (former WGS), Emily Bowers (WGE), and Kirsten Argalas (new WGS) for joining us at Levante’s in Dupont!  It’s always great to catch up with this group, we don’t do it often enough.

2014 Summer Picnic

If you are in the DC area on Saturday July 19th, please join us for the APX DC summer picnic.
All brothers and colonists are invited. Significant others and family members are welcome.

Saturday June 30th
Noon – 6pm [or later]
9109 Coronado Terrace
Fairfax VA 22031

Drinks will be provided, but food is pot luck.  So bring something to share!

If you can come, please RSVP on the Facebook or directly to Michelle LeTourneur at mletourneur@asyminteriors.com so we know you are coming.

Hope to see you there!

Annual Summer Picnic: 2013 Edition

Mark your calendars! This year’s summer picnic is only two short months away. Join us on June 29th at Michele LeTourneur’s home in Fairfax, Virginia. The party starts at noon and families are welcome. Bring something to drink or eat!

Hope to see you there.

Bake Sale

On October 9, 2012, the Metagenes Chapter had a fundraiser bake sale in Cowgill Hall.  It was the first of a couple fundraising activities planned for this semester.  It was a great success and everyone was impressed with how delicious every item was!  The money raised will be used to go towards upcoming professional and philanthropic events.

(From left to right: Brothers Laith, Lindsay, Amber, Pledge Kelly, Brothers Samantha, Justin, Aysha, Pledge Mary Lee, and Brother Claire)

The Big Event

Together, this past Saturday, our brothers formed a team for the annual Big Event, and gave back to the Blacksburg community through volunteer work. We divided up into 7 small groups and tackled a list of 8 projects, including raking leaves, washing windows, weeding, and mulching (and Caitie and Veronique somehow managed to do a little yoga as well as cleaning). Overall, our group put in over 25 hours of community service while spending time together as brothers. Also, last week our brothers played in an intramural softball game on the first APX team. The game was called early for thunder, but the team pulled in a win, defeating the opposing team 7-5. Here’s the team photo from the game!

Summer Picnic

Saturday, July 17 at Noon – Fairfax VA

Please join us for the annual summer picnic at Michele LeTourneur’s house, just outside of Washington D.C. We’ll be grilling from noon on, so bring your favorite summer side dish. All brothers and their families are welcome. Just be sure to RSVP with Michele at mletourneur@gmail.com.

Following lunch the Alumni Association will be holding its annual meeting. If there’s anything you’d like to discuss, please let Brian know, so he can add it to the agenda.

Address info:
9109 Coronado Terrace
Fairfax, VA 22031

See you there!