January 2019 Association Minutes

January 2019 Association Minutes East Campus Union

The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Keown at 11:50am. Past-president Rita Kean presented the presidential gavel to 2019 President Keown.

Memory Moments. President Keown read the Memory Moments listing and asked members to pause for a moment of silence to honor those listed.

  •  Alan Seagren, Educational Administration
  • Douglas Zatechka, Housing

Treasurer’s Report. Earl Hawkey reported the association financially solvent.

Bylaws Changes. The Bylaws and Policies Committee emailed proposed updated association Constitution and Bylaws to all members this month. Julie Johnson presented a summary of changes to members in attendance at the meeting and moved to approve the changes. There was no discussion. Vote was taken by a show of hands, motion carried.

Future Luncheon Programs. President Keown reminded members of upcoming luncheon programs:

  • February 21, 2019—Bill Moos, Athletics Director, University of Nebraska
  • March 19, 2019—Heath Mello, Associate Vice President for University Affairs, University of Nebraska
  • April 18, 2019—Fred Luthans, George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management, College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Keown reminded members the board is continuing to look for locations for luncheon meetings while the Nebraska East Union is under construction. Suggestions welcome.

Keown also announced planning for a spring outing for association members, perhaps to a baseball game. More information to follow.

Commencement Volunteers. Eleven association members volunteered to help the Nebraska Alumni Association with winter commencement. Volunteers greeted guests, provided programs, and helped direct guests. May 4 will be the university’s first split undergraduate commencement with two events on Saturday. More volunteers will be required, so all members are encouraged to look at their calendars and reserve the day for volunteering.

Luncheon Speaker. President Keown introduced Connie Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC, Executive Director and Chief Futurist, Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska. Reimers-Hild presented information about the institute and its goals: to determine what Nebraskan’s want for quality of life in the future and what are we willing to do to improve the quality of life for rural areas of the state. Questions followed.

President Keown adjourned the meeting at 12:50pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Vi Schroeder, Secretary

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