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Meeting Minutes

Northeastern Indiana Alumni Chapter
Minutes of Board Meeting
Flanagan’s Restaurant, Fort Wayne, IN
6:00 p.m.
April 17, 2014

Present: Jacquie Downey, Charles Green, Mo Hire, Russ Hire, JoAnn Johnston, Carol Kosisko, Mike McMillen, Matt Momper, Eric Olson, and Adam Weesner

Welcome and Introductions:
Russ welcomed Adam Weesner to his first chapter board meeting.

Review of Spring & Summer Events:
Mad Ants Basketball Outing – The Mad Ants outing was canceled due to lack of registrations. Discussion was held about whether the event was too late in winter and whether not having a mailed flyer hurt attendance. It was suggested that the chapter look at a late January/early February game. It was suggested that the chapter use some excess funds raised at past golf outings to produce print marketing materials for events.

Planning of Upcoming Events:
Fort Wayne Tin Caps Outing – The is a popular family event the chapter would like to continue so Jacquie, Adam, and Russ will chair the event and select a date.

Cardinal Classic Golf & Dinner Outing – This year’s outing will be held on June 19, at Orchard Ridge Country Club. Matt is the event chair. Hole sponsorships are being received, but the number of teams is still low. Please get your team registered. There are six applicants for the Golf Outing Scholarship this year. Carol will email the applications and an email vote will be taken.

Three Rivers Festival Parade – The chapter is registered for a walking unit in the July 12, 2014 parade through downtown Fort Wayne. Ball State Cheerleaders and Charlie Cardinal have been requested. Russ is the chair of this annual event.

New Event Ideas:
Summer Send Off – A Summer Send Off for BSU Freshmen and their parents was discussed. It was decided that a Sunday evening after families return from the lakes would be best to maximize attendance. Adam and Jacquie volunteered to chair the event.

New Business:
Fort Wayne Farewell Reception for Dr. Gora – Matt encouraged everyone to attend the May 14, 2014 farewell reception for Dr. Gora. It will be held at the PNC Bank Rooftop (26th floor), from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Coaches Caravan at Champs – Matt encouraged everyone to join Bill Scholl and the Ball State head coaches for the first annual Coaches Caravan on May 29, 2014, at Champs in Fort Wayne.

Board of Trustees Update:
Matt reported that the 15th Ball State president will be announced in late May.

Alumni Council Report:
Mike McMillen has decided to resign as the chapter’s representative on the Alumni Council.

Election of Officers and Confirmation of Board Positions:
Alumni Council Representative – Russ Hire nominated himself to serve the three year term as the Northeastern IN Alumni Chapter representative. Motion was made and seconded to accept Russ’s nomination. Russ was elected unanimously.

Chapter President – Russ nominated Adam Weesner. Adam’s nomination was seconded, and he was elected.

Chapter Vice-President – Jacquie Downey was nominated and accepted the nomination. Jacquie’s nomination was seconded, and she was elected.

All other board members in attendance confirmed their intent to remain on the board. Carol will confirm intent with those not in attendance tonight.

New Board Prospects – Adam has invited Mike Niezer to join the board. Jacquie will review a list of alumni she knows in the area and invite a couple of new, young alumni to join the board.

Next Meeting:
A date for the next meeting will be set in the next couple months.

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