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April 2011 Alumni Council minutes

LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE

NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

ALUMNI COUNCIL MEETING

Katie Murrell Library

Conference Room

April 28, 2011

4:00 pm

 

Those Present:

Dr. Gary Lane '61

Monica Johnson '04

Bonnie Greenawalt '53

Dr. J.M. Stephenson '47

Gary Franklin '94

Ben C. Burr '64

Jan K. Woody '77

Allysa Gooden '08     

Sheena London '08

Danielle Oldham '04

Rev. Kenneth Jessee '81

Randy Burns '93

 

 

  • The meeting was called to order by Dr. Lane, who then asked Gary Franklin to open the meeting with a word of prayer.

 

 

  • Motion by Dr. Stephenson to accept minutes as read, Second by Ken Jessee, All in favor.

 

Informational Items

 

  • Randy discussed the final plans for the second travel offering of the year through the Blue Raider Travel Program; a six day bus tour in conjunction with Toby Tours of Louisville, KY to Washington D.C., Monticello, VA, and Williamsburg, VA.  Randy distributed extra flyers for the trip upon request.  Jan Woody shared with the group that she and a guest planned to participate in this offering. 
  • Randy and Dr. Lane discussed the upcoming Class of '61 reunion.  There are 11 members of the class of '61 currently signed up to participate in the induction to the "Lindsey Wilson College Golden Alumni Society."
  • Randy presented the dates for the two scheduled area alumni events.  The LWC Day at Keeneland is to be held April 29 in Lexington and the LWC Evening at the Hot Rods (minor league baseball in Bowling Green, KY) is to be held August 5. 
  • Dr. Lane asked for reports from the area coordinators in regards to the "Lindsey Wilson Cares - Alumni Community Service Day" events.
    • Randy reported on behalf of Becky Bragg who was not able to be in attendance that the Bowling Green event would still be a Habitat for Humanity project, however, because of a delay in the construction process we have not been able to nail down a date for that communities event.
    • Monica Johnson reported that the Lexington event would also be a Habitat for Humanity project. The scheduled date for that event is September 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (e.s.t.).  She has been in contact with a group of alumni in the Lexington area to begin the process.  Those alumni include Leigh Oakley, Jonathan Carr, Curtis and April Bramel, and Tiffany Skaggs.
    • Randy reported on behalf of Amy Thompson-Wells, who was not able to be present, that the Columbia project was to be held in conjunction with the campus fall community service day.
    • No information was available for the Louisville event.
    • Randy shared with the council that the LWC would be establishing a month e-newsletter for alumni and friends and that he hoped it would be up and running no later than June.  Gary Franklin suggested that the publisher of the newsletter (LWC public relations director Duane Bonifer) consider posting upcoming campus events such as cultural events and student activity events.
    • Randy announced that Homecoming 2011 will be held Oct. 21-22.  Ken Jessee made note that the class of '81 will be celebrating their 30 year reunion this year and would be interested in helping organize that reunion. A discussion followed on how to attain better attendance at Homecoming reunions.  Randy suggested that all class year reunions be held together under a tent at the stadium preceding the football game.  This idea was warmly received. 
    • Dr. Lane announced that the Founder's Day Banquet would be held later in the evening following the meeting.
    • Dr. Lane announced that the next alumni council meeting would be held July 13 at Mulligan's at the Pines.  The group will meet at noon for lunch, followed by the meeting.

 

Old Business

 

  • A motion was made by Ken Jessee, seconded  by Allysa Gooden, to table the discussion and expected vote to amend Article VI, Section 3 and Article XIV of the LWC By-laws until the July 13 alumni council meeting due to the proposed amendments not yet being circulated among membership for 15 days prior to the vote.  All were in favor.
  • A motion was made by Ken Jessee, seconded by Monica Johnson, to reconsider the proposed amendment to Article IV of the Alumni Association Constitution and Article III, Section 1 of the By-laws, which would have amended the number of hours necessary to be considered an alumnus/alumnae of Lindsey Wilson College.  All were in favor. 
    • Discussion then followed which included the recommendation of the alumni director to not amend the By-laws as written due to the negative impact it would have on Development Office efforts to increase LWC's percentage of alumni giving. 
    • Following the discussion the issue died on the floor due to a lack of a motion, meaning no action will be taken in regards to hours needed for alumni status.
    • Randy announced that due to Development Office budget constraints, new Walkway brochures were not able to be printed to date.  The project has been approved by V.P. of Development Kevin Thompson to go to print as of July 1, 2011, the beginning of the new fiscal year.

 

New Business

 

  • Randy announced that the alumni council nominating committee had selected LWC sophomore Chrystal Kalogris as the recipient of the 2011/2012 Alumni and Friends Walkway Scholarship.  Committee members were extremely complimentary of the caliber of essays received this year.  Randy will notify Chrystal, the financial aid office, and the other students which entered the contest.
  • Dr. Lane scheduled a meeting of the nominating committee for the purpose of developing a ballot for Homecoming 2011 alumni awards to be held on June 22 at 10:30 a.m.

 

Adjournment

 

Upon the request of Dr. Lane, Ken Jessee made a motion to adjourn.  All in favor.

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