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A list of scheduled alumnae gathering dates is listed on the Important Dates page. When more information than the date is available, it is listed on the Alumnae Involvement page.


Coordinating an Alumnae Area or Starting an Alumnae Group

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If you're reading this, you're probably either the Alumnae Outreach Director, an Alumnae Outreach Area Coordinator, or you're interested in starting a Kianu alumnae group. There's a lot to do, but we promise, once your group gets going, it will be worth the time you invest initially!

Note to Alumnae Outreach Area Coordinators, since your areas are quite large, you may consider forming (or suggest others form) smaller alumnae groups within your area (example: Columbus area, Cleveland area, New Concord area). This will allow the groups to get together more often. To form these smaller groups, you may want to identify some leaders in those areas to form the group, and just have them report their progress to you.

One of the best parts of these alumnae groups is that they are mostly social! There will be some business to attend to, and some philanthropy involved, but volunteering can be a lot of fun when you have a group to do it with. This can be a great way to meet new friends in your area, and reconnect with Chi Alpha Nu.

Planning stage:

Contact info @ kianu.org to get information on how to get a listing of all alumnae living within the zip codes in your area.

Once you receive your list, enlist help!! Pick people off the list, and contact them to ask for their help in forming the group. Even if you don't know them, it can be a great way to meet new people. They will know Kianus from their active days and it can be a way to involve different "generations" of Kianus. Besides, it will be more fun if you have help in the planning stages!

Decide on what type of event to have for your first meeting. This meeting should allow people to get to know each other, as well as plan for future events. Try to pick a time that most people should be able to attend.

Invitations. Try to use lots of color and interesting pictures/graphics to grab people’s attention. Give as much information about the event as possible to create interest. Include the following: date, time, location, directions, and costs involved. If baby-sitting will be available, include that information as well. State the intention to form an alumnae group and ask them to get involved. Offer three options for the RSVP: will attend, cannot attend, and cannot attend but would be interested in being involved in future events. This will allow you to identify interested alumnae, even if they don’t attend the first meeting. Set a final “respond by” date, so that you have enough time to plan particulars. Mail invitations at least four weeks in advance of the event. Keep receipts so that you can be reimbursed once the group starts collecting dues.

Don’t forget about advertising on the XAN yahoo listserv or XAN website!

The first meeting:

Possible Activities:

(some events can include spouses and children, others can be limited to members)

After the first meeting:

Other:

If you have any questions, please contact your Alumnae Outreach Director. Have fun!

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