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May 2010
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Agenda

1.  Opening Remarks - Jen, Ryan
2.  Young Alumni Events and Stats (see report)
3. Reunion Sept. 24-26, 2010
    *Young Alumni Engagement/Event ideas
    *Nominations for Recent Alumni Award
4. 2010-2011 Young Alumni Events-Proposed Schedule
    -Reunion:  Sept. 2010
    -Lawson Bowling West Point Event: Oct. 2010
    -Happy Hour White Plains, NY: Oct. 2010
    -Basketball Alumni Event: Nov. 2010
    -Thunder Ridge Alumni Ski Trip: Jan. 2011
    -Hockey Alumni Event: Feb. 2011
    -Gregg Reidy Basketball Tournament: Mar. 2011
    -History BBQ: Apr. 2011
    -Quad Jam: Apr. 2011
    -Reunion: May 2011
5.  Additional Discussion
    -Upcoming Meeting Schedule  
        -Aug. 12, 2010
        -Sept. 9. 2010
        -Oct 14, 2010
        -Nov. 11, 2010
        -Dec. 9, 2010
        -Jan. 13, 2011
        -Feb. 10, 2011
        -March 10, 2011
        -April 14, 2011
        -May 12, 2011
        -June 9, 2011

Minutes

Call to order

The Young Alumni Society Co-Chairs called to order the third meeting of the Young Alumni Society Leadership Committee at 7:00 pm on 5/27/10 in the East Library.

Roll call

The following persons were present: Ryan Beaudry '08 (Co-Chair), Jennifer Griffin '07 (Co-Chair & Alumni Relations Officer), Liz Baldini '09 (Alumni Relations Assistant), Michael Bonavita '98, Jackie Matuza '03, Jeremy Wilson '03, Nikhil Kumar '05, Michelle Aquino '06,  Sekai Ndemanga '08, David Bedard '09

Young Alumni Events & Statistics (Report)

5th Annual Gregg Reidy Basketball Tournament
- Over $8,000 was raised from 48 Donors
- Alumni ranged from class of '98-'10 (48 total alumni participants)
12th Annual Alumni History BBQ
- Over $550 was raised from 14 Donors
- Alumni ranged from class of '76 -'10 (259 total alumni)
 
30th Anniversary Quad Jam
- Over $450 was raised from 40 Donors
- Alumni ranged from class of '76- '10 (635 total alumni)

NYC Club Event- McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon
- Alumni ranged from class of '60-'10 (58 total alumni)

Senior Pinning Ceremony into the Alumni Association Ceremony
- Alumni ranged from class of '58-'10 (239 total alumni)

Quad Jam 2010- Beer Garden
This was the first year for the Alumni Beer Garden at Quad Jam, and it was a great success. The Young Alumni Society raised $479 total from 40 young alumni donors. Approximately 99% of these were new donors to the college. This was also the first year that any money was raised at Quad Jam. The committee felt that the Beer Garden was in a good location.
Suggestions for the future:
- Include wine
- Make the Beer Garden a bigger presence
- Tables and Chairs/tent
- Games
- Speaker from stage

Reunion 2010
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: people from '95, '00, & '05. However, all alumni are welcome!

- Need a Young alumni component to Reunion Staple Event
- The YAS Committee is asked to give some input on what they think could be a good draw to help get young alumni back to campus for reunion.
Some Ideas:
Casino night, alumni bands, particular groups (i.e. athletics, music, dance and theater), Pub Party

Recent Graduate Award
- Given at Reunion
- Award must be given out to an alumna/us celebrating their reunion year (i.e. '95, '00, '05)
- YAS Committee should reach out to fellow classmates to submit nominations
- We would like 100% participation of nominations from the Young Alumni Society
- Please see attached Nominations form for qualifications of the nominees
 
2010-2011 Young Alumni Events- Proposed Schedule
- Lawson Bowling West Point Event: Oct. 2010
- Happy Hour White Plains, NY: Oct. 2010
- Basketball Alumni Event: Nov. 2010
- Thunder Ridge Alumni Ski Trip: Jan. 2011
- Hockey Alumni Event: Feb. 2011
- Gregg Reidy Basketball Tournament: Mar. 2011
- History BBQ: Apr. 2011
- Quad Jam: Apr. 2011
- Reunion: May 2011
 
Class of 2010
The Young Alumni Society Committee will be sending out an email blast this summer to the class of 2010 congratulating them and welcoming them into the Young Alumni Society.
 
Upcoming Meetings
- August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11