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July 13, 2011

Lindsey Wilson College

National Alumni Council Meeting

Summer Meeting

July 13, 2011


Mulligan's at The Pines


Those in attendance were:

                Dr. Gary Lane                                     Monica Johnson

                Ben C. Burr                                         Allysa L. Gooden

                Dr. Julius Stephenson                    Carrie L. Farris

                Gary Lynn Franklin                           Jan K. Woody

                Rev. Ken Jessee                                               Denise Fudge

                Jeannie Squires                                                Bonnie L. Greenawalt

                Randy Burns




  • Following lunch, the meeting was called to order by Dr. Lane.  Prayer was offered.


  • Special thanks to Duane Bonifer, Director of Public Relations for Lindsey Wilson College, who took a group picture outside on the patio.


  • Minutes from the last meeting were presented for approval.  Motion by Dr. Stephenson to approve. All in favor.


  • Informational items
    • The trip to Ireland was an enjoyable experience for the travelers though we were disappointed that only 10 participated.
    • Randy noted that thus far 13 people have signed up for the fall bus tour trip to Washington D.C. scheduled for Oct. 3-9. 
    • Randy discussed having a table or two set up for Homecoming to promote the Alumni and Friends Walkway.  Sample bricks and brochures would be available.
    • Public Relations has designed a new e-mail newsletter for alumni and friends of LWC.
    • The LWC Night at the Hot Rods area event for Bowling Green is scheduled for August 5 at 6 p.m.
    • The group discussed the plan to continue hosting an event in L-ville in conjunction with an off Broadway production and the Keeneland event in Lexington.  The group agreed that Fiddler on the Roof would be a good production for the group to see this winter.  The idea was proposed to switch those events in the two cities next fiscal year and have a day at Churchhill Downs and an even at The Lexington Opera House.  Randy asked Allysa and Monica to explore the idea.
    • Randy reported on alumni giving for the 2011 fiscal year which ended on June 30.  As of the first week of July, the total number of alumni gifts stood at 823, the number Randy reported during the meeting.  After all gifts were processed, however, LWC finished the year with 883 alumni gifts.  While this fell short of the goal of 1,000 alumni gifts, it was a positive increase of 59 gifts from 2010. 
    • Old Business
      • The council revisited the proposal to amend Article VI, Section 3 of the LWC By-laws to read "All Lindsey Wilson College Alumni Chapters shall be organized and operated according to the "Guidelines for Establishment and Operation of Lindsey Wilson College Alumni Chapters."  Motion by Dr. Stephenson to accept.  All in favor.
      • Also revisited the proposal to strike Article XIV of the LWC By-Laws which specifically deals with "fiscal affairs" of the association considering the Association does not manage any fiscal affairs.  Motion by Ken to accept. All in favor.
      • "Lindsey Wilson Cares - Alumni Community Service Day" projects are schedule for Bowling Green, KY on August 27 and in Lexington, KY on September 17.  Both projects are Habitat for Humanity Projects.
      • Randy reminded the Council that permanent email addresses are available through the College now.  They would appear as (for example).   Council members interested in having a LWC email address were: Ben, Ken, Gary Lane, Monica, Carrie, Gary Franklin, Jan, and Bonnie.  If other council members are interested, please contact the alumni relations office for more details. 
      • New Business
        • Randy updated the Council on tentative Homecoming plans. The event is scheduled for Oct. 21-22. 
        • The next alumni council meeting will be held Friday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. in the Clark Reading Room of the Katie Murrell Library. 
        • A display table for the Walkway bricks will also be set up at the football stadium on Oct. 22 for alumni who come to the game but do not come onto campus.  Council members who expressed interest to help work the table included Carrie, Monica, and Ken.  If anyone else would like to help with this worthy project, please contact Randy before Homecoming.
        • Highlights of Homecoming include the Pig Roast on Friday night, the Helen G. Flatt Alumni Art Show, and multiple reunion groups; just to name a few.
        • Possible new events include a car show and a little Mr. and Mrs. LWC pageant.
        • There was discussion on how to entice individuals to come to main campus for morning activities before the afternoon happenings at the stadium.  The idea was proposed to provide a shuttle service.  Randy will explore that idea, but cautiously due to the logistics involved in providing such a service.
        • Alumni Awards Election
          • The council selected Bill Mauney '61 as the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
          • The council selected Dr. Rickey Farmer '00 as the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.
          • The council selected Nancy Sinclair to be honored as the 2011 Honorary Alumnae of the Year. 
  • Meeting Adjourned


Respectfully Submitted,


Bonnie Greenawalt

Secretary, LWC Alumni Council

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