UCSC Alumni Assoc. - LA Chapter
UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association
Los Angeles Chapter
Minutes of UCSC Alumni Association, LA Chapter, 02/03/02
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Members in attendance
and Michele Ploessel
Meeting called to order at 11:00 AM.
Minutes from the December General Meeting (12/02/2001) approved.
We have closed our current account. Michele Ploessel is in the process of
opening our new account at Washington Mutual. The following people will
have signing powers: Claude Zachary, Fran Zandonella, Jennifer Hernandez,
Roz Helfand, and Michele Ploessel.
Web page http://alumni.cse.ucsc.edu/~franz
The web page was updated in January and reflects the current information
regarding officers and upcoming events.
February Letter Writing Campaign
Michele contacted Donna Blitzer, Director of Government and Community
Relations at UCSC. She has provided a list of issues and concerns that
UCSC would like Los Angeles Alumni to address with their local
representatives during the UC Lobby Days in March. She also provided a
sample letter that we can use for our letter writing campaign.
We are meeting to write letters on Thursday, February 21, 2002, at 8PM at
Roz Helfand's house. The chapter will provide sample letters, paper,
envolopes, and stamps. We need you to come and write to your local
Roz's home is located at:
3819 Sawtelle, Apt. D,
Please RSVP to Michele at email@example.com if you can
join us in our letter writing.
March Pizza Party
Please join us to celebrate the start of March at 5PM Sunday, March 3,
2002, at alumnus Wendy Gault's home for pizza and socializing with other
Los Angeles area Santa Cruzians. More information to be sent soon on this
May Movie Screening
We are screening a new film editted by Steven Mirrione, who won the Academy
Award this year for editing the movie Traffic. He also edited the current
release, Ocean's Eleven. At present the film is not titled. This film was
directed by a UCSC alumnus as well, though I do not have the director's
name at the moment. The screening will take place at the Harmony Gold
Theater located on Sunset Boulevard, near Fairfax. The screening is
scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2002, at 2 PM. The central alumni office
is arranging catering for this event. We are hoping to have the Chancellor
June Dim Sum Craziness
Please join us for brunch at Ocean Seafood, Sunday, June 2, 2002, at 11AM
for Dim Sum. We had a wonderful time last year and we are planning on a
great time this year! Please contact Michele for more information
regarding this event.
Who is interested in meeting to go to the Rennaisance Faire the weekend of
June 8 or 9? Please contact Michele Ploessel at firstname.lastname@example.org if
interested. We can arrange to purchase group tickets at a discounted price.
We are trying to plan our anual trip to the Hollywood Bowl for eiter July
or August. Are there any concerts you think people would like to see? If
interested in helping us plan this event please contact Michele.
Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Alumni Wine Tasting Summer 2002 Trip
July 26-28, 2002
Please join us on this exciting trip to reacquaint yourself with UC Santa
We are increasing the number of spaces to 30 for this trip. We are trying
to schedule a tour of campus in addition to having Los Angeles members
attend the Wine Tasting and Shakespeare Santa Cruz.
Please contact Fran if interested in attending this event. RSVP deadline
for the event is May 20, 2002. We are working on establishing the costs
for the trip. We have arranged to have a block of rooms set aside for our
use on campus. Also, if interested in helping Fran plan this event/trip
please contact her.
The local chapter is trying to plan more social events for this year. If
you have any suggestions or would like to host a social event please
contact Michele Ploessel at
February 21, 2002, 8:00 PM
Letter Writing and Coffee
Roz's Helfand's home
3819 Sawtelle, Apt. D
Los Angeles, CA
February 21 Letter Writing and Coffee at Roz Helfand's home
March 3 Pizza and Happy Hour at Wendy's home
May 11 Steven Mirrione Screening, Harmony Gold Theater
June/July TBA Local event (Hollywood Bowl/potluck)
July 26 - 28 Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Wine tasting
August 11 Business Meeting (plan Annual Business Meeting/potluck/bbq)
September 8 Business Meeting (finalize Annual Business Meeting plans)
October 19 Annual Business Meeting (hopefully at the Long Beach Aquarium)
Meeting adjourned at 1:30 PM.
Respectfully submitted, and emendations welcomed,
by Michele Ploessel, Secretary
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