What happens at Alumni branch events?

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Usually whatever your organizing team wants to happen. Many branches have monthly pub meetings, annual picnics and barbecues, and often speakers discussing a topic of concern. Branch events are sometimes organized around a visit by President Strong or by some other UVic representative.

The University of Victoria Alumni Association wants to help you get a branch organized in your community and to help you plan your branch event. We can co-ordinate your mailings since we have access to the most current alumni addresses; arrange visits by UVic faculty visiting your community; and generally make sure your branch and events run smoothly.

If you are interested in starting a branch or being involved in branch activities, call Nels Granewall at (604) 721-6265 or 1-800-808-6828.

BRANCH REPORTS

Calgary Branch

Nels Granewall brought greetings from UVic to an enthusiastic gathering of 30 alumni and co-op students at a reception organized by Rosemary Taylor (BA75) at the Calgary Convention Centre, May 8. Keith Black (BSc89) has accepted the challenge of reestablishing an active branch, and a questionnaire has been prepared to poll all Calgary alumni. Branch members look forward to participating in the Third Annual Calgary Pan Alumni Skate to be held at the Olympic Oval in March, 1996.

Ottawa Branch

The Quebec suite in the Chateau Laurier was the setting on May 9 for a reception organized by Teresa Beauregard (BA82) for 53 alumni and co-op students who were on hand to hear greetings from UVic given by Nels. By the end of the evening, Kaldean Brown (BEng94), formerly the Engineering Faculty representative on the Alumni Association Board, agreed to head the drive to reestablish an active Ottawa branch. A questionnaire has been sent to all Ottawa alumni with a request to return the form to Kaldean.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Call the Alumni Association toll-free number 1-800-808-6828, for more details.

USA

New York

October 19: All Canadian Universities Alumni Reception, Canadian Club of New York (15 West 43rd Street, Manhattan), 6pm-9pm, $15 per person, business suit. Your UVic branch contact is Brendan Read (BA84) at (718) 291-8322.

November 18: Second Annual Terry Fox Run, Riverside Park, 10 a.m. UVic alumni are encouraged to participate. The Fox family and several prominent Canadian movie and television stars will be present to lend their support.

February 1996: Fifth Annual Canadian Alumni Skating Party, Woolman Rink (Central Park)

Washington DC

April 1996: Carleton University hosts the 20th Annual All Canadian Universities Dinner.

Chicago:

April 1996: McGill University hosts the 10th Annual All Canadian Universities Night.

South Florida:

February 1996: Dalhousie University hosts the Fifth Annual Canadian University Alumni Dinner.

San Francisco

March, 1996: Ninth Annual All Canadian Universities Alumni Dinner.

ASIA

Some 80,000 Canadian university alumni live in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Several alumni associations in these countries have expressed a wish to establish links with both the private sector and academic communities and to enlarge their memberships. Co-ordinators have been set up in each of these four countries.

UVic hopes also to establish branch contacts in Asia. Alumni in the region are invited to contact the co-ordinators at the following fax numbers:

Indonesia

Patricia Farry, Jakarta (6221) 522-4343. The UVic Branch contact is Don Ronahan (6221) 2303223. CALINDO (Canadian Alumni in Indonesia) is planning a Focus on Canada event in January, 1996.

Malaysia

Jennifer Wooley, Kuala Lumpur (603) 241-1044.

Singapore

Judith Law, (66) 841-7870. The UVic Branch contact is Philippa Janicke (BA86) (no phone at time of publication).

Thailand:

Cecilia Gaudet, Bangkok (662) 231-0427.


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