CUPPA Alumni Association Board Meeting Minutes
May 10, 2011
6:00pm
CUPPA Hall, Room 110

Member Present: Helene Berlinm, Laura Carroll, Caitlyn Costello, Nicholas Crite, Peter Czubak, Abraham Deletioglu, David Flint, Stacey Flint, Annie Ginzkey, Tony Manno, Rebecca Mix, Moira O’Donovan, Whitney Panneton, Justin Pence, Conrad Pomykala, Nicole Sims (via phone), Jennifer Tammen, Emily Tapia Lopez,

Staff Present: Jodi White Jones (CUPPA), Caryn Schultz Korman (UIAA)

• President’s Welcome and Intro- Helene Berlin
• Minutes from March 8, 2011 Meeting- approved
• Committee Reports
• Professional Development- Jennifer Tammen
• Creative Housing lunch
• Neighborhoods Go Green event
• Upcoming Uncommon Ground tour
• Special Events- Peter Czubak
• Graceland Tour last fall
• Alumni Holiday Party in winter
• Jim Marek Award event in spring
• Looking for ideas for the upcoming summer event- post to wiki
• Student Alumni Connections
• Eve Ali Boles and Michael McDermott sent a survey of mentor program, which is in its second year
• Spring career and resume workshop
• Financial Report- Laura Carroll
• Marek Award event
• Approximate $2943 net
• Mostly via board member donations- more than any award event in the past, in part because it was open to people beyond the board
• Cost us $947
• Neighborhoods Go Green event
• Cost $92
• We doubled our sustaining life membership income from UIAA
• UIAA update- Caryn Korman
• Caryn is pushing to give more funds to CUPPA
• Event with the Chancellor- 5/24
• A good chance to interact with members from other boards
• 8/13- White Sox event
• 9/9- UIC Foundation Day
• in celebration of donors
• Illinois Connection
• Write your legislators to keep funding the MAP grant
• Please sign up for Illinois Connection email to know what’s going on with UIAA
• Now includes information on federal messaging
• Advocacy Day in April
• ~250 alumni went to Springfield to advocate for UI
• 10/14- Alumni Five Award Ceremony
• Two CUPPA grads receiving awards of five total
• Emma Tranter (Friends of the Parks) and Benet Haller (City of Chicago)
• UIAA Alunni Award nominations due 9/30
• Reminder- Board members must be sustaining UIAA members ($50/year fee)
• Annual Election
• Board Report
• Correction- Adam Rodger is Professional Development Co-Chair
• Add Emily Tapia Lopez to list
• New Executive Board for 11-12:
• President- Rebecca Mix
• Mike McDermott- VP
• Moira O’Donovan- Secretary
• Laura Carroll- Treasurer
• Vote to elect new board for 11-12- PASSED
• Helene encourages boards to meet over the summer
• Tell Jodi what committee you want to join if you haven’t already
• Jennifer Tammen encourages outgoing and incoming committee chairs to meet
• New Schedule
• New varied schedule
• Allows people who can’t normally make Tuesday evening meeting to attend
• Breakfast, lunch and evening meetings
• New call-in option
• Other Business
• Thanks to Helene Berlin for two years of service as president
• Adjournment