UCSC Alumni Assoc. - LA Chapter

UCSC Alumni Assoc - LA Chapter

Minutes of UCSC Alumni Association, LA Chapter, 11/24/02
November Meeting and Annual Business Meeting
at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum

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

Members in attendance

Our host, Jonathan Spaulding, and Claude Zachary, Roz Helfand, Rachel Barish, Charlie Tripp, Fran Zandonella, James Riley, Adam Wohlberg, Toni Hunziker, Conrad (guest of Toni), Dency L. Nelson, Moira Lerner Nelson, Charlie Nelson (guest of Dency & Moira), Suzanne Shellaby, Jeremy Samuels, Harry Dougherty and Michele Ploessel (visiting us from Amsterdam)

Welcome by Fran Zandonella

Meeting called to order at 11:00AM

Introductions were made of past officers and individuals involved in hosting today's meeting:

Fran and Claude described past events hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter:

General Meeting

Basically we need help planning events for members in the Los Angeles area. We have a key group of people who have been very active in planning events, but we need help to bring future fun events to the Los Angeles area. Any skills or background you can bring to the group is appreciated.

Roz spoke about what happens at meetings:

Being involved takes some time and energy. Everyone is busy, but our connection to Santa Cruz is important. Being involved gives us a chance to connect to the campus today and renew our relationship with it from the past.

General introductions

People introduced themselves and gave a brief description of where and when they graduated and their activities since.

Elections and roles of officers

Role of Secretary

Charlie Tripp volunteers to be Secretary.

Role of Treasurer

Fran Zandonella volunteers for the job of Treasurer.

Role of VP

Rachel Barish volunteers to be Vice President.

Role of President

Roz Helfand volunteers to be president.

The Main Chapter provides a lot of support to the local chapter in planning our major events.

If you are interested in becoming more involved please contact Roz.

Finance Report:

No specific report given. Michele Ploessel 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.


The UCSC Alumni - LA Chapter website is at: http://alumni.cse.ucsc.edu/~franz

Next Event

The next event will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 11am for Dim Sum at Ocean Seafood.

Next Meeting

Sunday, February 9, 2003. We will be starting planning for May meeting.

Upcoming Events

January 19   11:00AM for Dim Sum at Ocean Seafood
February 9   LA Chapter Planning Meeting
March 14     7:30 PM March Mixer
April 13     LA Chapter Planning Meeting
May 18       Annual Big Event
June 8       LA Chapter Planning Meeting
July         Summer Trip
August       Astronomy Outing
October      Mixer
November     Annual Business Meeting

If you are interested in becoming more involved please contact Roz Helfand.

Meeting adjourned at 12:00 PM. Jonathan Spaulding gave us a wonderful tour of some of the exhibits at the museum.

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

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