Meeting Minutes

Ball State University Alumni Association

Northeastern Indiana Area Alumni Chapter

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 29, 2012


Members Present: Charles Green, Tracy Hendricks, Mo Hire, Russ Hire, Mike McMillen, Michele Musson, and Eric Olson.

Summer Baseball Outing – Outing Chair Michele Musson reported that 48 alumni and friends attended the Tin Caps baseball outing in Fort Wayne on June 22.  The outing was a success and Michele agreed to chair the event next year.  The board chose Thursday, June 20, as the date for the 2013 outing.



Golf and Dinner Outing – Tracy Hendricks reported 56 golfers played in the outing with 14 additional guests joining in for dinner.  Also one scholarship recipient was able to attend.  Matt Momper and Eric Olson are working together to select a date and location for next year. 



Three Rivers Festival Parade – Russ Hire reported Charlie Cardinal and the cheerleaders entertained those attending the parade again this year.  The board extends its thanks to Matt Momper and Momper Insulation employees for their help.  Russ Hire agreed to chair the 2013 entry.



Watch Party – Kaylene Smith chaired a Fort Wayne watch party for the Ball State vs. IU football game on September 15.  A dozen alumni and their families attended the party even though there were several local events that evening.  The BSUAA office had gotten feedback that it was nice it was held at a family-friendly venue.


Fort Wayne Mad Ants Outing – The committee discussed possibly hosting the event in the “Ant Colony,” the public suite available at the north end zone of the court.  Tracy Hendricks will check into costs and feasibility and be in contact with the board regarding possible dates.  

Science Central – Karen Francisco was unable to attend the meeting, but recommended to not have an event at Science Central until 2014 as they are getting several new exhibits in that won’t be ready until that time.  The board agreed.

TGIF – The board discussed several different location options for the annual TGIF.  Russ Hire agreed to contact locations such as Eddie Merlot’s, Champions, and Mad Anthony’s about hosting the event.  He will report back to the board.

Alumni Council Report – Mike McMillen reported that the Alumni Council met on Saturday, September 22.  He shared the Alumni Council background report with the board and let them know Fred Cox will be the incoming president in 2013.


Board Positions and Election of Officers – The board unanimously approved Karen Francisco, Matt Momper, Eric Olson, Jeff Smith, and Kaylene Smith to new 2-year terms on the board.  Eric accepted and Tracy will contact the others to see if they wish to be renewed.  Russ Hire was elected board president, and Mo Hire was elected vice-president. Mike McMillen will remain as Alumni Council Representative.  There is one open position on the board.

Next Meeting – The next board of directors meeting will be scheduled once the dates for the Mad Ants and TGIF outings are determined.

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