Starting a Meredith College Alumnae Chapter
The Meredith College Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations is committed to providing our alumnae with information, services, programs and opportunities to connect with each other and their alma mater. Whether you're near or far, you have opportunities to attend events, volunteer, become active in special interest groups and further your career and education. We encourage you to strengthen your ties to the College, to create new friendships and networking opportunities and to serve the students of today and of future generations by starting a chapter in your area (a chapter is defined by alumnae living in the same area. Chapters are developed by region).
Goal of Chapter:
The goal of a chapter is to provide alumnae with opportunities to network and connect with other alumnae in their area and to stay current with the happenings at Meredith College.
Every alumna of Meredith College is automatically a member of the Meredith College Alumnae Association. Membership in the Alumnae Association makes it possible for the College to support future alumnae and student programs and to assist with chapter events.
Ideally, a chapter would hold at least two events per year. Possible events include networking events, educational or cultural events, updates from a current faculty or staff members, and/or other social events. In coordinating your events, you will work with a member of the Alumnae Office staff. Prior to your event, the Alumnae Office will provide name tags, publications, and give aways for the event.
The Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations will mail the invitations for your chapter events. We provide this service for up to 3 events per year. If needed, we can also take the responses for the events as well.
Use of list:
Meredith College owns all mailing lists. Mailing lists provided to chapters for events should only be used to solicit participation in the event. All other uses are strictly prohibited.
First StepsChecklist to Get Started
___ 1. Provide the Meredith College Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations with counties and cities for the proposed chapter area.
___ 2. Fill out the Chapter Application. This application asks you to provide the name, address, home and work phone number, fax number, and email address for the person willing to be the local contact and to promote the organization of the chapter. Please also provide one other person that is willing to assist with organizing the chapter. Submit this application to the Meredith College Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations.
___ 3. The Meredith College Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations will run a list to verify the alumnae residing in the proposed chapter area.
___ 4. Hold a chapter organizational meeting with alumnae. At the organizational meeting, interested individuals should discuss ideas for the chapter, what kind of events there is interest in participating in, identify potential chapter officers and committee chairs and members, and also ascertain how active the chapter should be.
Alumnae Office Support
The Meredith College Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations offers your chapter this support:
- Promotion of event(s) on Alumnae website
- Promotion of event(s) through the Meredith Magazine when time sensitive
- Promotion of event(s) via blast email to geographic area
- Administrative support with event registration RSVP if necessary
- Give-aways to use at your events
- Alumnae staff acts as liaison to provide counts and lists of alumnae in geographic regions.
In order to get the most benefit out of this support please contact the Alumnae office as soon as you have a date for your event. The more time we have before the event occurs the more support and promotion we can offer you.
Chapter should hold at least two events a year.
Suggested events:Athletic Events
- Group tickets to Meredith athletic events (away games played in your area)
- Tailgate Parties
- Group tickets to professional sporting events
- Family outings: Trips to zoo, picnics, amusement park visits, museums
- Ski trips
- Golf outings
- Holiday parties
- Networking events
- Select a charity and volunteer to assist them at an event
- Group tickets for concerts, plays, musicals or comedy shows
- Tour of museums / local attractions
- Seminars or motivational speakers
- Educational workshops
- Career counseling seminars
- Campus representative speakers
- Notable alumnae speakers