Beta Lambda Alumni Association Meeting Minutes
Attendees: Anton Bommersbach, Kurt Ulbricht, Dave Besterman, Dale Koetke, Jim Zink, John Seelander, Tom Witt, Steve Jenkins
Anton called the meeting to order and it was agreed by consensus to waive the formal meeting protocol (Robert’s Rules).
- Treasurer, John
Seelander, reviewed the financial statements for 2017 and 2018. The
current balance in the Beta Lambda Alumni bank account is $4550.96.
- While we all see the
need to increase our savings to fund future initiatives, members that were
present discussed the issue of annual dues and agreed to come back to this
later in the meeting.
- A motion was made by
Seelander to register our Alumni chapter with STG National again in
2018-19 and pay our alumni association dues ($400). Zink seconded the
motion and it was approved unanimously.
- The 2018 Alumni Service
Award was given to Jim Zink in recognition of the enormous effort he has
put into fixing up the house. His name will be added to the plaque and
hung in the chapter room.
- The composition of the
alumni board was discussed, and it was agreed that the same board members
would stay on (Bommersbach as President, Koetke as VP & Secretary and
Seelander as Treasurer).
- At the request of the OD
Board, Bommersbach will draft a message to our alumni group asking for
someone to take on the position of Treasurer for Omicron Delta for 2019.
Besterman will put together a list of current duties, time
commitment and other obligations for the position.
- Bommersbach introduced
the topic of giving support to the local community. One action that we
might take in order to improve our relationship with the university is to
start working with a local charity. Many of the larger, more well
known charitable organizations are already claimed by a VU fraternity or
sorority but everyone agreed that we should look to identify a group to
affiliate ourselves with in the next few months. This would include
an annual financial commitment as well as the donation of our time.
- Website: no change. The
site Dale has been working on is at http://stg-betalambda.blogspot.com/.
- Dues: after some
discussion, a motion was made by Bommersbach to keep annual alumni dues at
$50 rather than raise them to $100, the amount suggested by National.
Koetke seconded, and it was approved unanimously. Seelander will
email members who have previously paid dues encouraging them to renew. We
should be clear in this communication how these funds will be utilized.
- Those present agreed
that we should plan 1-2 alumni events this spring, possibly another VU
basketball game on campus. Seelander agreed to coordinate.
- Meeting adjourned at 6:15.