UCSC Alumni Assoc. - LA Chapter

UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association
Los Angeles Chapter

Minutes of UCSC Alumni Association, LA Chapter, 11/03/01
November Meeting and Annual Business Meeting

Check out a copy of these minutes at our web pages at: http://alumni.cse.ucsc.edu/~franz

Members in attendance

Claude Zachary, Roz Helfand, Jennifer and Michael Hernandez, Denise Leader, Moira Feingold, Stacey McKeever, Jennifer Sorta, Sanford Britton, Vrisa Dominguez, Neri E. Rivas, Belinda M. Van Sickle, William Scott Beall, Ron Ward, Catherine Kersh, Julie DuMont, Juliet Yao, Michelle Ma, Julie Cook, Lana Areton, Drew Feldmann, Toby Gottfried, Ann Reinhart, Monica Menendez, Martin Leshin, Lisa Sharp, Martha Kermitt, Mara Lopez, Ken Rivin, Paul Verger, Jennifer Y. Cho, and Michele Ploessel

Meeting called to order at 2:00 PM.

Minutes from the September Business Meeting (9/13/01) approved.

General Meeting

Claude gives a report on the activities of the local chapter over the last year. We organized a trip to see the taping of "Whose Line is It Anyways" in December 2000; had a pizza party in February 2001; the Annual Winetasting featuring Buffy the Vampire in May 2001; Dim Sum Craziness in June 2001; and a trip to the Hollywood Bowl in July 2001.

We are trying to grow in our role in social activism among the alumni and also working directly with the current student population. Roz Helfand has been actively involved in helping to organize this. She will be helping to organize the letter writing campaign for February 2002.

Summer Trip Update for 2002

We are planning on attending Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the Alumni Wine Tasting in July 2002. Fran Zandonella is actively researching the availabilty of housing on campus during the event. If she is unable to locate housing on campus, we will be staying in Hotel Slug (the Holiday Inn which has been converted to dorms.) We are planning to try to arrange a tour of campus for the morning of Saturday, July 27. At the current time costs for the trip are unknown. If you have any questions regarding the trip, or are interested in participating please contact Fran at franz@acm.org

Finance Report

No specific report given. Jennifer Hernandez spoke as to the value of belonging to the Alumni Association and how the local chapter is funded based upon the annual dues we send to the Association.

Web Update

Web page http://alumni.cse.ucsc.edu/~franz

No new updates.

New Business

We still need to locate people interested in becoming involved in the Alumni Association Los Angeles Chapter. Michele is the chapter Secretary and Treasurer. Fran is continuing as Web Master. We need people to become President and Vice-President.

Next Meeting

4:00 PM December 2, 2001, Business Meeting to discuss letter writing campaign, 2002 summer trip, 2002 wine tasting, and general socializing at

Michele's apartment
1045 N. Edinburgh Ave #8
West Hollywood

Coming Events

December 2	Business Meeting
                (Discussing letter writing, summer trip, wine tasting)
February 3	Business Meeting held at Brunch
                (planning/finalizing wine tasting, letter writing)
February TBA	Letter Writing and Coffee
March 3	        Pizza and Happy Hour
April 27 or 28  Wine tasting (date dependent upon venue)
or May 4 or 5
June/July TBA	Local event (Hollywood Bowl/potluck)
July 26 - 28	Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Winetasting
August 	        Business Meeting TBA (plan Annual Business Meeting/potluck/bbq)
September 	Business Meeting TBA (finalize Annual Business Meeting plans)
October 	Annual Business Meeting TBA	

Meeting adjourned at 3:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted, and emendations welcomed, by Michele Ploessel, Secretary

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