Johnson, Dwight A. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 51, Number 1 (Oct. 1949)
100 alumni clubs?, pp. 22-23
ff * pmkF4"wý ea d e. lý a 4 efati4 * * 100 Alumni Clubs? WITH A MEMBERSHIP of more than 18,000, the Wisconsin Alumni Association starts its 88th fiscal year well equipped to work for the best in- terests of the University of Wisconsin. Only one alumni association in the Big Ten (Ohio State) has a larger mem- bership. Association membership has in- creased more than 700% since the mid- dle thirties. During this period Asso- ciation services have been expanded and developed. Each year the WISCON- SIN ALUMNUS has brought more and more University news to its readers. Formation of new alumni clubs, un- fortunately, has not kept face with other factors in this expansion pro- gram. As this issue goes to press, seventy alumni clubs are listed in our club ros- Twen ter. This includes two clubs in the Pa- the cific: Honolulu and Manila. Half a prim, dozen groups are considering formal ship, organization but so far have not com- built pleted this final step. Seventy clubs is not enough. We should have at least a hundred well-organized clubs. Scattered throughout Wisconsin are a num- ber of cities with enough loyal Badgers to sup- port good alumni clubs-cities such as Ashland, Antigo, Black River Falls, Monroe, Merrill, Rhinelander, Richland Center, Beaver Dam, Marinette, Marshfield, Rice Lake, Stevens Point, Watertown, and Wisconsin Rapids. Many of these cities are larger than West Bend and yet West Bend for years has had one of the best alumni clubs in the State. Outside of the State, too, are several cities with more than a hundred Wisconsin alumni, but no alumni clubs: Buffalo, Louisville, Omaha, Rockford, and Toledo. 22 Lty-one activities are listed in this action-packed schedule of Wisconsin Alumni Club of Milwaukee. Some alumni are arily interested in football, some prefer speeches, some fellow- so President Allen Jorgensen and his fellow officers have a program of activities that satisfies all these varied interests. In some areas, the logical organization is a county club. Waupaca County, for example, has a splendid organization with officers from three cities in that county. The president is from Clin- tonville, the vice president from Waupaca, and the secretary-treasurer from New London. Meetings are held in each of the key cities in the county on a rotating schedule. Our field secretary, Ed Gibson, is ready to help in organizing a club in your area too. Alumni lists, a model constitution, suggestions for club activities are available for this or- ganization work. Let Ed help you so that alumni in your city or county can do their share in promoting the best interests of the Univer- sity of Wisconsin.-JOHN BERGE. WISCONSIN ALUMNUS wis[onsin iWni CLUB oft4paý 1949-50 7f1(i4tdZfe2 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sept. 17 Hard Times Party Feb. - Founder's Day Banquet Oct. and Nov.- Football Movies (Thursday March - Haresfoot Preview Party noons except Wednesday of Thanksgiving week) April Style Show and Dance December Beer Party May Faculty-Alumni Luncheon December 31 New Year's Eve Party June Annual Business Meeting Further information on this action-packed schedule is listed below. Milwaukee Alumni Club members will receive the latest dope on these functions and specific dates, when they are decided, by mail. DID YOU WANT THE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 1949? -. -- SEE PAGE TWO THE POPULAR FOOTBALL MOVIE ARRANGEMENT enjoyed last year will be continued with the movies shown at the Electric Company Auditorium, 2nd and Michigan at 12:15 p.m. the Thursday following each game, except as noted above. The first movie, Sept. 29, will be open to all Alumni. After that, only those with paid up membership cards or special guests will be admitted. Lloyd Larson (Daly 8-3900) will be in charge with Howie Weiss (Ma 8-4323) as Co-chairman. A member of the University coaching staff will review the game during the movie. THE MILWAUKEE YOUNG ALUMNI group has joined forces with the Wisconsin Alumni Club of Milwaukee. The young group has its own Chairman, Pat Moul (Ma 8-5451). and Directors. Its functions, directed toward matters and events of particular interest to recent Alumni, will be open to all Alumni. Pat is automatically on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Club of Milwaukee.
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