Present: Samantha Adamczewski, Kristy Ambrosen, Scott Franko, Gail Jaskowiak,
Michelle Johnson, Carol Kosisko, Steve Schafer, Jane Simons, Wes Steffen, Kim
Stout, Larry Struble, and Vince Von Der Vellen.
of Carol Kosisko – Carol Kosisko, Director of Administration for the Office of
Alumni Programs, was introduced as the new chapter liaison. She has started the transition and will take
on regional engagement programs. She
will be the point of contact with the office beginning July 1. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Casino Night – Forty eight alumni and friends attended Casino Night at the
Elkhart Elks. Stephanie Markley and Amy
Richardson co-chaired the event and Bob Woods provided entertainment as the
auctioneer. The cost was $10 (included
appetizers and a drink ticket). The
board discussed the price and thought it was fair for future years. Several board members would like to ensure
every attendee leaves with a door prize, no matter how big or small. Steffen emphasized that it is up to the board
to make the effort to get people to attend.
Fair Outing – Kristy Ambrosen has made arrangements for our Saturday, July 20 4-H
Fair outing with special guest Charlie Cardinal and an evening concert with
Creedence Clearwater Revisited. She is
currently looking for a volunteer to be Charlie Cardinal. If the board has any suggestions, please send
them her way. He will be roaming the
fairgrounds from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Golf & Dinner Outing – Kim Stout and Vince Von Der Vellen have confirmed
arrangements for the Monday, August 5 Golf and Dinner Outing at Christiana
Creek Country Club. The cost of the
outing is $85, which includes a deli buffet lunch and dinner (includes both
beef and chicken). Dinner only will cost
$25. Bill Scholl, Director of
Intercollegiate Athletics, will be providing remarks at the program portion of
& Beer Tasting – Samantha Adamczewski and Scott Franko will chair the
annual Wine & Beer Tasting. This
year it will take place at the Old Bag Factory in Goshen. The price will be $20 per person and it will
take place on Friday, October 25 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Specific menus and details are being
Trip – The Bus Shopping Trip to Woodfield Mall is Saturday, November 9. Jenn Crist and Gail Jaskowiak will chair the
event. There will be one 57-passenger
bus and seats fill up quickly. The
Alumni Programs Office will get the online registration page finalized once the
contract is signed from the bus company.
If any board member is interested in attending, please let Jenn or Gail
know as soon as possible. The price will
remain the same at $30.
Council & Alumni Association Reports – The next Alumni Council meeting will
take place on Saturday, June 8. The
Legacy Scholarships will be announced at the next council meeting. The Alumni Association has implemented
changing their fiscal year from a January 1 through December 31 schedule to
July 1 through June 30, to align with the university. The office staff is currently being realigned
and a transition is already in place.
The Cardinal Commitment Campaign has been launched and is gaining
momentum. Please mark your calendars for
Homecoming on Saturday, October 12 when the Cardinals take on Kent State at
Committee – Wes Steffen has agreed to chair a scholarship committee, which will
include Von Der Vellen, Stout, Franko and Larry Struble. The group will come up with ideas/events to
generate funds for scholarships to local students in the Michiana area who plan
to attend Ball State.
Meeting – The next meeting take place on Friday, October 25, at 6:00 p.m.,
before the Wine & Beer Tasting, at the Old Bag Factory in Goshen.
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