July 2010 Alumni Council minutes
Lindsey Wilson College
National Alumni Association
Mulligan's Restaurant at the Pines
at Lindsey Wilson
July 14, 2010
Council Meeting Minutes
12:15 p.m. CT
Those in attendance:
Dr. Julius Stephenson
Welcome and opening prayer given by Carrie Farris.
Minutes from the previous meeting were approved as
- Alumni Trip to Paris (Sept. 12-19, 2010): 19 or 20 plan to
attend. All are excited about making the trip.
- Alumni Friends and Walkway Scholarship recipient is Michelle
- Football Season is less than 60 days away. First game is Sept.
4. Season tickets and reserved seats are still available. First
game is against Notre Dame (Ohio) College. Additional information
is on the LWC website.
- Alumni Council Meeting minutes are posted on the website, but
will be labeled: "To be approved at the next council meeting." If
not already approved. As each set is approved, the label will be
removed and replaced with "Official."
- Next Alumni Council Meeting will be in the afternoon of Oct.
29, 2010, in the Cranmer Conference Room. Time is to be determined.
Council members will be notified by e-mail or post card.
- Alumni Giving rate for 2010 increase 20% over 2009's Alumni
Giving rate, but we are still well under the average giving level
for independent colleges. Currently, the giving level is 11.5-12%.
Our goal for 2010-11 fiscal year is 18-20% or "1,000 gifts for
2010-2011." To accomplish this, the Class Agent Program will be
implemented. Class agents will communicate with fellow members of
his/her graduating class to provide updates about the college as
well as classmates. At the same time, agents will encourage giving.
The higher the percentage, the better ranking through the U.S.
News & World Report on Independent Colleges. The higher
the ranking, the better LWC's chances of receiving grants. Another
idea is a phonathon; students and alumni will make the calls.
- Area Events were well-attended!
April: LWC Day at Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Ky.
June: Louisville Event: Hors d'ouevres at Vencenzo's and Theatre
the musical, Legally Blond.
July 26: Bowling Green Hot Rods game; food provided by LWC; meeting
the party deck.
- Columbia Community Service Day will be coupled with the
National Day of Service on Sept. 11. Anyone interested in
participating can go to the website for more information.
While discussing this event, it was decided that we need to
develop a monthly alumni newsletter that will go out via e-mail to
inform alumni of past and future events.
- Golden Alumni Society Event was a success. Eight members of the
Class of 1960 attended. They processed with other graduates.
Class of 1960 wore gold caps and gowns, and Class for 2010 work
black caps and gowns. Golden Alumni received a medallion to
commemorate the occasion. Next year, the plan is to have a
medallion breakfast, graduation, then a reception.
- Events for 2011
Winter: Louisville Dinner and Play (KY Center -- Mama
Mia in Feb.)
Spring: Keeneland Meet (the only change would be that the
caterer would do set
Summer: Bowling Green Hot Rods Game
Summer: Alumni Travel
- Blue Raider Travel Program 2011. Randy presented four proposals
for alumni to consider for 2011's travel destination in July-Dr.
Luckey requested July because of other commitments in the
Southern Ireland: 9 days/7 nights $1498.00 /person
Italy's Great Cities (Rome, Florence, Venice): 9 days/7
Alpine Switzerland: 10 days/8 nights $2590.00/person
Alaskan Cruise: 7 days $2130.00/person
Prices do not include airfare. No decision was made at
this meeting. The four destinations will be presented at Homecoming
and a decision made at that time.
- Homecoming is Oct. 29-30. Alumni Award Candidates were
presented for Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna, Young Alumnus/Alumna,
and Honorary Alumnus/Alumna. Each category has its own
qualifications, but consideration was also given to each
candidate's giving back to Lindsey Wilson, whether that be time,
energy, or resources. After deliberation of each nomination,
ballots were submitted from the Council. Recipients will be
Council will meet in the Cranmer Conference Room if available on
Friday afternoon, Oct. 29. Alumni Office will notify Council
With all business completed, Carrie adjourned the meeting,
bidding everyone safe travels home and to Homecoming.