October 26–28, 2017
Chair Barbara Rollins facilitated introductions of new and returning members. She had distributed the Moosilauke Forum survey on service before the meeting, and shared some highlights, which included the following findings: alumni want to have impact in their community; alumni want to meet other Dartmouth alumni in their community; service is appealing to young alumni; service does engage people who might not have been involved with club activities; and awareness and communications around the Day of Service are key to this event’s success.
Councilors were grouped randomly for breakout discussions on subcommittees focused on mission and research, communications, and outreach.
Committee member Jennifer Hughes reviewed her ideas for future alumni-related service program support, such as a Reunion Weekend Service Project, partnership with Dartmouth’s Alumni Travel program, a Dartmouth Alumni Magazine interface, and adding resources to the committee webpage.
Action steps were set, including scheduling the next committee call as well as meetings to discuss technical needs and communications for the Alumni Day of Service, which will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018.