VOLUME 1 ISSUE 11   November 2004
[ CONTENTS ]
A Message from the Executive Director
Alumni Association presents annual volunteer awards
Volunteer awards provide groups and individuals with deserved recognition
Annapolis Chapter beats the heat and raises money for its scholarship fund
Professional Women’s Network of L.A. is back from hiatus
Potomac Valley Chapter celebrates at “Fall-for-All Festival”
Wisconsin Chapter is reorganized and revitalized
Share your memories
Basketball pep rally to be held in D.C.
Association membership report provides information on trends
November 12, 1887: Penn State’s first intercollegiate football contest
[ A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]
The Penn State Alumni Association is in the throes of creating a new three-year strategic plan that will take effect on July 1, 2005. Since last March, the Executive Board of Alumni Council has been sorting out the strategic priorities that will enable the Alumni Association to thrive in the years ahead. We’ve reached consensus on nine major priorities. At this point, it’s time to lay them out for you and invite your comments.
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features
Alumni Association presents annual volunteer awards
The Penn State Alumni Association presented its 2004 Volunteer Awards on Nov. 5 during a banquet at The Nittany Lion Inn. The awards are part of the Alumni Association’s comprehensive recognition program, which acknowledges individuals and groups for outstanding service to the University and the Association. Learn about our award winners and their outstanding programs.
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tips & best practices
Volunteer awards provide groups and individuals with deserved recognition
Thirty different individuals and groups received much deserved recognition from the Penn State Alumni Association this month through the presentation of the 2004 Volunteer Awards. Under the guidance of the Awards Committee of Alumni Council, the affiliate group awards were modified this year to make all affiliate groups eligible for any group award, and new categories were added.
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in the spotlight
Annapolis Chapter beats the heat and raises money for its scholarship fund
The heat of mid-July couldn’t deter the Annapolis (Md.) Chapter from its scholarship fundraising efforts. The group raised more than $300 through a Creamery ice cream sale at a local Independence Day festival. The group not only raises money for the scholarship fund, but also is a leader in community service.
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Professional Women’s Network of L.A. is back from hiatus
On Sept. 23, the newly reformed Professional Women’s Network of Los Angeles held its first event of the 2004–05 year. A relaxed social gathering at West Hollywood’s La Di Da restaurant and art gallery provided guests with the opportunity to network while enjoying appetizers and drinks.
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Potomac Valley Chapter celebrates at “Fall-for-All Festival”
Each year, the Potomac Valley Chapter collects items for Toys for Tots—a national program that collects and distributes holiday gifts to needy children in local communities. This year, the chapter gave something back to those members who have donated toys by paying their admission to the “Fall-for-All Festival” in Frederick, Md.
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Wisconsin Chapter is reorganized and revitalized
The Wisconsin Chapter recently reorganized and has made dramatic progress in a relatively short period of time. The “Penn State Cheesehead”—a collaborative idea of the chapter’s board members—made its debut at the Alumni Association’s pep rally prior to the Wisconsin football game.
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association highlights
Share your memories
Penn Staters, share your memories during the University's 150th year by posting your recollections in our "alumni online memory book." We’ll continue to pose questions, one each week during the anniversary year, and seek your input in a Centre Daily Times/Penn State Alumni Association partnership.
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Basketball pep rally to be held in D.C.
Following a successful women's basketball pep rally in Philadelphia, the Penn State Alumni Association will sponsor a pep rally before the men’s basketball game at Georgetown on Dec. 6.
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member center
Association membership report provides information on trends
Each year the Penn State Alumni Association produces a membership report that is bursting with information on membership trends. The report focuses on alumni, and this year’s report found a continued growth in alumni joining as members. Find out how this information can assist your group.
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this month in penn state history
November 12, 1887: Penn State’s first intercollegiate football contest
In 1881, thirteen Penn State students traveled to Bucknell University for an informal game of football. The game was played by rules that were more similar to rugby than modern day football. The Penn State team won that game, 9-0. Six years later, on Nov. 12, 1887, the team set out once again for Lewisburg, where it won, 54-0. This game—which was played under more modern rules—has come to be regarded as Penn State’s first intercollegiate football contest.
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events
Upcoming events
Bringing alumni together is the heart of our mission and our identity. The Alumni Association’s annual events and programs such as reunions, homecoming activities, and pep rallies promote feelings of nostalgia and connection to the University and to each other among alumni.
[ ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EVENTS ]
01.05.05 :: Musical Theatre Tour—Pittsburgh, Omni William Penn Hotel
01.05.06 :: Musical Theatre Tour—Los Angeles, Los Angeles Music Center-Grand Hall
01.05.07 :: Musical Theatre Tour—Anaheim, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
01.05.08 :: Musical Theatre Tour—San Francisco, Palace Hotel
[ AFFILIATE GROUP EVENTS ]
11.25.04 :: Penn State TV Tailgate (Allegheny County Chapter)
12.03.04 :: Hartland Wisconsin Holiday Dinner (Wisconsin Chapter)
12.04.04 :: Holiday Bus Trip—Malvern, Pa., to New York City (Chester County Chapter)
12.04.04 :: Crew 10 Year Anniversary (Penn State Crew AIG)
12.06.04 :: The Fort Myers Penn State Holiday Party (Fort Myers Chapter)
12.06.04 :: Trip to Penn State Men's Basketball vs. Georgetown at the MCI Center (Potomac Valley Chapter)
12.08.04 :: Holiday Party (Colorado Chapter)
12.11.04 :: Cut-your-own Christmas Tree Party (Potomac Valley Chapter)
12.12.04 :: Holiday Service Project: Gift Wrapping to Benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Potomac Valley Chapter)
12.29.04 :: Ice Skating at the Blue Cross River Rink (Montgomery County Chapter)
01.16.05 :: Annual Cultural Day—Franklin Institute (Montgomery County Chapter)
01.29.05 :: Theatre Alumni Reunion (A&A Alumni Society)
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