Best Practices of an Alumnae Chapter
Each alumnae chapter has a different “personality,” but all of them should do the following minimum activities to continue to be recognized as an alumnae chapter.
- Select one sister to be your primary contact person with the national organization.
- Contact the VP Alumnae Relations early in the fall to ensure the lines of communication are open.
- Coordinate at least four alumnae chapter activities (meeting, social gatherings, projects) during the year. At least one of those activities should be a service project opportunity.
- Send the VP Alumnae Relations a short summary by June 1 of the chapter’s activities. The summary should include a list of all chapter members who participated in at least one activity during the year.
Alumnae Chapter Excellence Activities
Once you get the basics down, you should explore the following list to stretch and grow your impact, both as a group and as individual alumnae sisters.
- Maintain a membership of at least six actively-involved alumnae members.
- Coordinate at least one service project in the Permanent Project or President’s Project category.
- Complete an annual financial report (if the chapter maintains a treasury) and file it with the national VP Finance.
- Sponsor (recruit / nominate) at least one alumnae delegate to the national convention from among the alumnae chapter’s membership.
- Participate in a district or regional activity like a district rally or the induction of a new collegiate chapter.
- Conduct a senior ceremony, either on behalf of a nearby collegiate chapter or for alumnae in the area who haven’t been through one.
- Write a feature article for the Chevron about a specific alumnae chapter event.
- Conduct a fundraiser to benefit the national scholarship fund.