Our Spring Alumni Events UpdateApril 10th, 2014
Phew! It is a busy spring event season for us in the Alumni Office. Here are some updates from our chapter events last weekend – their event elements are excellent examples to follow for your own planning!
Dallas, TX, Chapter event hosted at Southwestern Seminary
On April 3, we hosted an alumni event at the conference center at Southwestern Seminary. Their staff was tremendously helpful as we planned long-distance, and even with tornado warnings and killer traffic, we still had a great turnout!
Creative element: In town for the Final Four match-ups in Dallas, Pat Estepp ’98, Head Basketball coach, was our featured speaker at the event. We enjoyed having his wife and staff in attendance, as well!
South Central PA Chapter event in Manheim, PA
On April 4, our South Central Pennsylvania chapter rented for a minimal fee a church youth room, and they hosted an Italian-style potluck dinner. With potlucks, the final menu can be a mystery, so the team utilized PerfectPotluck.com to manage sign-ups and see what dishes guests were planning to bring. The space had ping pong and pool tables to keep kids occupied, allowing their parents to converse and reminisce together.
Creative element: The team requested a list of graduating seniors from the area, and they wrote them personalized note cards welcoming to the chapter any who returned home. We would love to get our soon-to-be alumni plugged into their chapter right away!