GBSAA Meeting Minutes from 10-15-08
Submitted by Danielle Waterworth
I. Call to Order
Meeting was called to
order at Wednesday, October 15th at 6:05 PM in the UW-Parkside SEG
Center by Danielle
Waterworth. There were 14 members, 1 advisor (Dr. Michael T. Manion), and 1
guest (Dean Fred Ebeid) present.
II. Greeting from Dean
Dean Ebeid gave some
welcoming comments to the group on behalf of the College of Business, Economics, and Computing.
III. Old Business
- Introduction of GBSAA & Delivery Items-
Danielle Waterworth provided comments on the Graduate
Business Students and Alumni Association and the progress made so far. The
three deliverables for the organization were introduced as: Recruiting (attracting MBA's to the program),
Representation (providing MBA's with a voice and networking
options), and Raising (developing a fundraising tool for the
- Mission &Vision –
a. Danielle Waterworth detailed the specific mission of the GBSAA
to be: The GBSAA seeks to provide a voice for current students, networking opportunities
for alums, assist in recruitment, and serve as a fundraising tool for the MBA
b. Tracy Sunday provided information on the vision of the GBSAA: seek
active individuals that will assist in establishing the association and promote
future initiatives critical for maintaining the MBA program, promote role as an
academic partner to the campus and community, provide an active and accessible
network of individuals, and select officer team to monitor progress toward
goals with routine meetings and email communication
- Goals -
Tracy Sunday introduced the goals of the
GBSAA as: Increase Enrollment in MBA
Program, Provide Networking &
Communication Outlets, Raise University Awareness, & Raise Money for University MBA Program & GBSAA
- Timeline –
Tracy Sunday explained the project timeline
of establishing the GBSAA from creating the project and establishing a charter
to the upcoming presentation to the CBEC Board and networking event.
- Alumni Association Group Status
Tracy Sunday explained that the GBSAA became
a recognized alumni association group on September 16th, 2008. This gives us
options beyond being just a recognized student organization.
IV. New Business
- Wine Tasting Networking Event/Silent Auction
Sunday commented on the upcoming networking event to be held on Saturday,
November 15th from 6-8 PM in the Galbraith Room (3rd Floor Wyllie
Hall) on Campus. Mason Creek Winery will be providing tasting. Appetizers will
be provided by the Alumni Association and the College of Business, Economics, and Computing. Entry fees are $10 per person. Spouses are invited. RSVP’s are
Fundraiser-Tracy Sunday commented on volunteer help being needed to ask collect
silent auction donations. If your company has the ability to donate please
contact Tracy Sunday or Danielle Waterworth to help. We are looking for silent
auction items valued at $25 to $50 from local businesses.
- Introduction & Election of Officers-
- Nominations for President- Chris Sorenson
and Mark Totts nominated.
to close nominations-Nicole LaDuke. Second- Chris Sorenson. Motion Passed. Mark Totts elected President.
- Nominations for Vice-President- Chris
Sorenson. Motion to close nominations and white ballot- Nicole LaDuke.
Second- JP Surdo. Motion Passed. Chris Sorenson elected
- Nominations for Membership &
Communications Director- Danielle Waterworth. Motion to close nominations
and white ballot- Nicole LaDuke. Second- Chris Sorenson. Motion Passed. Danielle Waterworth elected
Membership & Communications Director
- Nominations for Financial Advisor- Nicole LaDuke.
Motion to close nominations and white ballot- Danielle Waterworth.
Second-Chris Sorenson. Motion Passed. Nicole LaDuke elected
- Nominations for Networking Executive Officer-
Tracy Sunday. Motion to close nominations and white ballot- Nicole LaDuke.
Second- Daniele Maggiolini. Motion
Sunday elected Networking Executive Officer.
- Nominations for Fundraising Executive
Officer- John Paul Surdo. Motion to close nominations and white ballot-
Nicole LaDuke. Second- Harrison Idowu. Motion Passed. John
Paul Surdo elected Fundraising Executive Officer
- Nominations for Student Relations/Recruiting
Executive Officer- Harrison Idowu. Motion to close nominations and white
ballot- Danielle Waterworth. Second- Nicole LaDuke. Motion Passed.
Idowu named Student Relations/Recruiting Executive Officer
- Nominations for Webmaster- James Ruffalo.
Motion to close nominations and white ballot-Danielle Waterworth. Second-
John Paul Surdo. Motion Passed. James
Ruffalo named Webmaster.
- Other discussion of committee members- Those
interested in being on any of the 3 committees or serving as company MBA
representatives were encouraged to discuss the matter with the new
executive officers after the meeting or email Tracy Sunday or Danielle
Motion by Harrison Idowu
to adjourn meeting. Second- John Paul Surdo. Motion Passed. Meeting Adjourned