SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY CHAPTER
PENN STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
March 16th 2016
Call to Order
Review of Minutes
Approved Feb 2016 minutes
-THON account: $620. Question is how much to send and how much to keep in account. Voted to send 400, keep $220 for local dancer donations.
-Motioned amounts per scholarships.
–Renew state gaming lic
Membership – Paid members to date 154
License Plates – n/a
Discount Program – Two new business added, 10 total as of this date
Bracelets – Laurie is not here
THON Event –
-made about $261. THON fund is now at 600
Freshman Send-Off – park reserved for both morning and afternoon
Christmas Party – report, plaque for Donna McMann
Chapter Social –
May 14th 2016, noon to 4 pm @ Pennsauken Country Club
Tickets $35, can mail or on link set up on eventbrite
Received $500 speakers check from Alumni Assoc. Chambers stated he will either donate it back to Chapter or another charity.
Regular donations for basket raffle:
-basketball signed by chambers
-another football sent to get signed by franklin
-tickets from trenton thunder and flyers
–>need volunteer to handle basket raffle
Will hold 50/50
Invite other local chapters
–>went over some ideas for future speakers, nittany valley society and editor in chief of penn stater magazine
Newsletter/Webpage/Social Media – 59 twitter followers, including CEO of Alumni Association. Facebook is good. Sent twitter link for newsletter.
Community – n/a
Marketing/Publicity/Advertising – our last social was advertised on Country station… we site can whoever did this this do it again. Asked for someone to take over contacting news ref events, Dave said he might be interested.
Football ticket Raffle: Mont. Co will be teaming with us.
Permit is being submitted once received back, we can start selling tickets.
Increase ticket number from 250 to 300?
Big 50/50? We decided we should only do one raffle per game, not both a small raffle and large raffle.
Student Bus Transportation –
Night at the Flyers 3/30, $45, we get $10 back
Night at the Phillies, 5/16, we get $10 back
Night at the Fights fund raiser with Abington
Penn State Day at Great Adventure, for 100 people $46 dollars for park and all you can eat buffet from 11-2. Will throw the idea around other chapters to see if they are interested.
-Penn State Cruise on Spirit of Philadelphia with Philly group? Lunch is 50$ for 2 hours
-Penn State Baseball April 22 3pm, 23 1pm, 24th 1pm baseball game vs Rutgers New Brunswick
Newsletter: ideas for upcoming newsletter=promote social media presence and list 10 businesses partners
-homecoming bus trip, oct 8th. maryland. $130 a ticket, small tailgate.
Good of the Organization
-banner for Delran childerns fields. $250 for sponsorship banner