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August 2010

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1. Opening Remarks: Jenn, Ryan
2. Welcome: Jose Gonzalez, Vice President Institutional Advancement
3. Ron Blacks Happy Hour Event: Friday, August 20th 
4. Reunion Sept. 24-26, 2010: Throwback Pub Party
    *Pub Party- Saturday, September 25th 8:30pm
    * Young Alumni Society Table
5. Events Update
    *Ron Blacks Happy Hour; White Plains, NY: Friday, August 20, 2010
    *Reunion Weekend: September 24-26, 2010
    *Alumni Career Panel in Communications: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    *Making Strides against Breast Cancer: Alumni Team, Sunday, October 17, 2010
    *Backpack to Briefcase: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    *Lawson Bowling West Point Event:  Saturday, October 30, 2010
    *Fall Harvest: Saturday, November 13, 2010
    *Basketball Alumni Event:   Fall 2010
    *NYC Ballet: The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center: Saturday, December 4, 2010
    *Hockey Alumni Event:   February 2011
    *Greg Reidy Basketball Tournament:  March 2011
    *History BBQ: April 2011
    *Quad Jam: April 2011
    *Reunion: May 2011
6.  Additional/ Open Discussions
    *Upcoming Meeting Schedule:
           September 9, 2010
           October 14, 2010
           November 11, 2010

           December 9, 2010

Back Pack to Briefcase Young Alumni Society Committee Representative
Fordham YAS representative



I. Call to order

The Young Alumni Society Co-Chairs called to order the fourth meeting of the Young Alumni Society Leadership Committee at 7:00 pm on 8/17/10 in the East Library.

II. Roll call

The following persons were present or via conference phone: Ryan Beaudry '08 (Co-Chair), Jennifer Griffin '07 (Co-Chair & Alumni Relations Officer), Jose Gonzalez (Vice President, Institutional Advancement), Liz Baldini '09 (Alumni Relations Assistant), Pete Rotolo '00, Pat Scanlon '03, Jackie Matuza '03 (Call in), Jeremy Wilson '03 (Call in), Nikhil Kumar '05 (Call in), Michelle Aquino '06 (Call in),  Amanda Kis '07, Inna Kupriyanova '07, Meghan Bergman '08, David Bedard '09, Frank Furbacher '09 (Call in), Katie Cariello '10

III. Introduction of Jose Gonzalez- Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Jose Gonzalez is the VP for Institutional Advancement at Manhattanville College. He oversees the Development, Gift Processing, and Alumni Relations Offices.  Beginning this fall, there will be a new director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund. These two offices will be newly merged as our new goals are to increase participation and build connections to the institution together. Some of the major components Jose believes will help the Young Alumni Society are:

- Participation is the key to success
- The coordination with other colleges and various networks that are experienced with a Young Alumni initiative
-  Young Alumni's influence and connections with current and prospective students
-  Young Alumni Society's role in building synergies with Admissions- i.e. Open House
-  Overlapping of Young Alumni with the Alumni Board, student body, and other various groups throughout the institution

IV. Reunion 2010- Pub Party!

Reunion 2010 will be celebrated September 24-26, 2010. The Alumni Relations office's goal is to attract alumni who are celebrating their reunion years- all years ending in 0 and 5. However, all alumni are welcome! One of our major goals is to get young alumni back to reunion. As a result, this year, the Alumni Relations Office and Young Alumni Society will be co-hosting a Throwback Pub Party!

- Saturday, September 25- 8:30-10:30pm
- We ask that the Young Alumni Society Members communicate with their fellow classmates and alumni to encourage them to attend
- There will be a Young Alumni Society table set up in the pub to help network with alumni and inform them about our initiative
- The first round is on the Alumni Office!

 Young Alumni Society Communications

-  We would like for the Young Alumni Society Committee to begin to have a greater presence in alumni communication methods.

    o Young Alumni Society Committee Event Representatives:
  We would like to have at least two YAS committee members present at each event that is geared towards Young Alumni
  We would also like to send out e-blasts with branding from the Young Alumni Society
  Please contact the Alumni Office with events you are interested in being a representative of the YAS

VI. Upcoming Events

a.  Ron Blacks Happy Hour Event:
Friday, August 20, 2010, 7-9pm

- Manhattanville College will have their own private room w/ private bar
-All attendees will receive Young Alumni Society Koozies
-Business card raffle- Mville prizes
-This is a great opportunity for networking with alumni from various class years and informing those in attendance of our initiative

b.  Making Strides against Breast Cancer:
Sunday, October 17, 2010
- This year, we would like to represent an Alumni Team. There will be t-shirts/buttons made for Alumni

c. Backpack to Briefcase:
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
- Established '07-'08. This event is coordinated w/ Career Services to help graduating Seniors network with established alumni and to prepare them for life after college
- Paula Colbert '87 will be the Key Note Speaker
- The Center for Career Services requested involvement with the Young Alumni Society to help spearhead this event

Meeting w/ Career Services Director , Rosalie Shemmer
 Tuesday, August 24th - 5:30pm

-Rosalie has asked to meet with Young Alumni to help brainstorm ideas for this year's Backpack to Briefcase.

-Anyone who is interested in attending this meeting or who wants to help in the planning of this event and or participate in being on the panel, please contact: Jenn or Ryan 

VII. 2010-2011 Alumni Scheduled Events:

- Ron Blacks Happy Hour; White Plains, NY: Friday, August 20, 2010

* Reunion Weekend:  September 24-26, 2010

- Alumni Career Panel in Communications: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

* Making Strides against Breast Cancer: Alumni Team: Sunday, October 17, 2010

*Backpack to Briefcase: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

*Lawson Bowling West Point Event:  Saturday, October 30, 2010

 * Fall Harvest: Saturday, November 13, 2010

 -Basketball Alumni Event:   Fall 2010

 * NYC Ballet: The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center: Saturday, December 4, 2010

 -Hockey Alumni Event:   February 2011

 -Greg Reidy Basketball Tournament:  March 2011

 *History BBQ: April 2011

 *Quad Jam: April 2011

 *Reunion: May 2011

*- Event coordinated with Young Alumni Society

2 volunteers from YAS Committee to take lead on each * event

VIII. Upcoming Meetings/ Open Discussion

- Upcoming Meetings: September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9
- Fall events card will be mailed to home and will also be sent via email
- Hosting one/two meetings a semester in NYC
- Jenn and Ryan will reach out to the committee for topic suggestions for upcoming agendas
- Young Alumni Society's overlapping with the Alumni Board and other institutional groups
- We will reach out to Fordham's Young Alumni Society Representative/founder to invite her to a future meeting
- The Alumni Office will be working on introducing an e-news letter with plans to send a Young Alumni branding geared towards the classes of '95-'10