March 2012 PAC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

In Attendance:  Wendell Carey, Alex Fenske, Chad Johnson, Donna Lail, Tom Mavronicles, Dr. Victoria Merrill-Washington,  Lisa Sargent, Mary C. Shields, Diana Virijevich

Absent:   Blanca Aranda, Sheryl Corey, Jennifer Dinell, Shontrai Irving, George Kopanakis, Sylvia Planer, Natalie Shadowen, Tom Szczepanski,
  Kathleen DeRolf 

Welcome:  The meeting was called to order by Tom Mavronicles at 6:48pm.  The PAC Mission Statement was read by Tom.  Tom announced that he has George Kopanakis’s proxy.   

Committee Reports
Executive Committee:
President’s Report:  Tom announced that three board members have their annual alumni association membership due.  George would send a reminder to those who have not renewed.

Vice-President’s Report:  George was not present to report. 

  Minutes from last meeting were reviewed.  No changes were made.  Wendell made a motion to accept the minutes as presented.  This was seconded by Donna.  All were in favor. 

Financial Report:  Blanca was not in attendance so Tom presented the February Financial Report.  Currently there is a balance of $16,141.89 for the statement ending February 29, 2012.  Alex made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report received from West Lafayette.  This was seconded by Mary.  All were in favor.  Tom also reviewed the Financial/Budget Comparison Report which also lists expect expenditures and those expenditures that were covered by Advancement.
Communications CommitteeThe Committee had no new business to present.

New Alumni Committee:
Donna reported that the graduate fair would be held on April 3, 2012.  She expecting to attend during in her designated time slot.  She also suggested perhaps doing a “Tweet-Up” to help promote Alumni membership.  Another suggestion might be to have a contest between schools to see which school has the most new alumni memberships.

Guest, Kathleen DeRolf handed out a description of “Project Love Food Pantry” that her organization is conducting.  She also stated that April is recognized as the Month of the Young Child.  Kathleen reviewed with the Board that her organization is also collecting pop tops to help support the Ronald McDonald house.

Professional Development Committee:
Lisa announced that the Professional Development event would have to be postponed until the fall as she was only able to secure two speakers.  She will speak with Sheryl about potential dates in October.

Social Committee:
Shontrai was not present at the meeting.  Lisa represented Shontrai for this meeting.  To date 47 individuals have signed up for the Wine Tasting event.  Flyers are to be created announcing the PAC Scholarship Fund and will be available at this event.

Membership Committee:
Sylvia was not in attendance to present.  The discounted memberships have been finalized and will be available for the first 100 who take advantage of the offer.

Purdue Clubs
Purdue Alumni:  Chad Johnson reported on West Lafayette activities.  He said that there would be a voting meeting in April.  The board has chosen to endorse Tamara. 

Purdue Club NWI:  Tom was not in attendance to present. 

Purdue Club ChicagoAlex Fenske reported on the Chicago club activities.  He reminded everyone of the golf outing.  There are still a couple of tickets available for the Bulls vs. Celtics game on April 5, 2012.  The price of each ticket is $85.

Diana spoke about Chancellor Keon’s installation and thanked Wendell, Lisa and Mary for attending.  She updated the members about the July 26 Porter county activity at Taltree.  She also reminded everyone that the Dean’s appeal letters would be sent out soon.

A motion was made by Wendell to adjourn at 8:06p.m.  This was seconded by Alex.  All were in favor.  None were opposed.