Nu Prime Alumni Association - Call for Nominations
Deadline: April 18th, 2016
Hello, Nu Prime Alumni Association Brothers!
Nearly five years ago several alumni brothers established the Nu Prime Alumni Association so we would have an organization to hold social events and foster reconnection with our brothers who attended VT. When we started, we had valid email addresses for only 50% of our alumni, and through hard work and diligence we now have valid email addresses for over 90% of our 700 Nu Prime alumni! As a result, we have certainly enjoyed seeing many more alumni brothers at the many social events organized by the Association, and look forward to more.
Our Association is now holding the annual election of brothers to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors, and we are pleased to inform you that the Association is greatly expanding its organizational structure to offer more opportunities to participate in the Association. So now is the time to step forward to nominate yourself and/or other brothers to fill leadership positions in our Association (view the current Board Leadership).
Three opportunities exist to participate:
First, we have two vacancies on our nine- member board of directors, which is elected by our general Nu Prime alumni membership. The Board meets periodically between Annual Meetings by teleconference to conduct Association business;
Second, we are expanding the number of alumni who can serve on our ”at-large” Leadership Group, which includes all Board members plus some additional alumni brothers. The Leadership Group participates in all Board teleconference calls. Brothers who are nominated will be considered and later approved by the new Board to serve on the Leadership Group;
Third, we have three standing committees and hope to include several alumni brothers not serving on the Board or in the Leadership Group. Brothers nominated to serve on committees will be considered and later approved by the new Board.
These new committees are:
Long-Term Planning Committee: mission may include addressing Association finances, future prospects for chapter housing, possible change of Association to tax-exempt status, etc.
Alumni Interaction Committee: mission may include improving contact/communications information for alumni brothers, establishing regional communications directors in high-population areas, expanding the current program of regional happy hours/lunches, adding more social events like football tailgates, etc.
Chapter Interaction Committee: mission may include establishing a communications connection between the Association and the chapter’s alumni advisors, incorporating suggestions to improve both alumni functions and networking/mentor and opportunities between the new chapter and the Association, etc.
Many of you have been volunteering as Mentors to the new chapter members. At the Annual Meeting, we plan on discussing and hopefully establishing a fourth standing committee: Networking Committee, which not only will manage these mentoring activities, but also start a new program to allow recent VT graduates of Nu Prime to find challenging job opportunities with the assistance of alumni brothers!
The deadline to nominate yourself or other brothers is fast approaching, and we hope to receive all nominations by April 18, 2016. Please participate and email Brother Ralph Basile (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with your nomination(s). When you do, please identify the position you are seeking or the position you are nominating another brother to fill. Of course, it would be much appreciated if you would first check with the brother you wish to nominate to make sure he is willing to participate before you submit his name for nomination. Reminder: the general Association membership votes to fill vacant Board positions; the new Board will consider and then approve nominations to serve on the Leadership Group and standing committees.
Since the Association was founded, we have continuously strived to involve alumni that span all decades of Nu Prime at VT. So we strongly encourage participation and involvement by more of the younger alumni, especially those brothers who graduated after the year 2000. Please consider getting involved with the Association and lending your support to its efforts to reconnect all Nu Prime brothers.
A voting ballot will be distributed soon and the membership vote for openings on the Board of Directors will be certified before or at our Annual Meeting to be held this year at the Blacksburg Country Club on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
See the web posting for full details of this meeting, the following cocktail reception and banquet that evening, and the alumni social Saturday morning preceding the VT Spring Football game in Lane Stadium at 2:00 pm!!
We look forward both to your involvement and hopefully to your attendance at the Annual Meeting and all of these social events!