The Dartmouth Club of New York
New York is the city that never sleeps, so it’s fitting that the Dartmouth Club of New York doesn’t either. With more than 60 events last year, our metro club of the year deserves a moment to take a breath and celebrate.
President Greg Frank ’01 leads a dedicated board of more than 20 leaders spanning several decades with connections to numerous Dartmouth alumni organizations. New board members are enticed to serve through the bi-weekly Big Green-Gram e-newsletter, which always includes a list of nine volunteer opportunities. New leaders are guided by position descriptions and folded into the leadership team through socializing after monthly board meetings.
The club’s success also comes from its thoughtful approach to technology and communications. An active technology committee, which has proven a great involvement gateway for young alumni, ensures the club’s effective use of social media and was instrumental in laying the foundation to convert the club’s website to iModules. The club balances digital communications with its high-quality Green Gazette print newsletter and a directory for its more than 1,000 paid members.
The club’s programs are interesting, varied, and engaging. Whether the club is partnering with the Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni Association to enjoy dim sum in celebration of the Lunar New Year, taking advantage of New York attractions like the U.S. Open, supporting Dartmouth alumni by organizing a screening of a documentary about the inventor of the Segway directed by a ‘76, connecting alumni at its weekly summer cocktails, or hosting two young alumni to discuss the current state of agriculture and animal farming, the club’s activities are as diverse as the city itself.
The club prides itself on service, both to the local community and to Dartmouth. An active service chair created Dartmouth-specific service events like tutoring and working in a soup kitchen, utilized pre-arranged service opportunities through New York Cares, and partnered with the Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association to support a tote bag drive to support LGBTQIA students. The club also lays the foundation for our future alumni. Its members completed close to 700 alumni admissions interviews this year, and also offered an admitted student event and a summer orientation for more than 100 members of the Class of 2020 and their families.
For its active board, use of technology, comprehensive programming, and community service, we raise a toast to the Dartmouth Club of New York.