Alumni Association President's Report

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Dear Michigan Alpha Brother,
The Michigan Alpha Alumni Association and active chapter invite you to attend the 2013 Homecoming Open House on October 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1437 Washtenaw.

Kickoff for the Michigan vs Minnesota football game is at 3:30 p.m., so there is plenty of time to visit the chapter house and still make pre-game tailgates or park by the stadium. We will be serving complimentary breakfast foods and beverages, and free parking will be available on the front lawn. Please remember that the chapter house will be locked during and after the football game, so this will be your best opportunity to see the interior which is in good shape.

vWhile the Mud Bowl is no longer played on Homecoming (by decision of SAE), this is still a great U of M tradition to reconnect old friends and make new ones in the active chapter membership while reminiscing at the historic -- now 110 years old -- "Red Brick Barn."

We're hoping to have alumni attendance as strong as the recent Harmon BBQ (more than 50 alums) and 2012 Homecoming (more than 35 alums). It is not absolutely required, but to aid our event planning, we would very much appreciate you sending us a RSVP if you think that you may attend the 2013 Homecoming Open House (please just reply to this e-mail to RSVP).

Alumni Association's 2013-2014 Annual Fund

I also want to take this opportunity to strongly encourage you to give generously to the Alumni Association's 2013-2014 Annual Fund which began accepting donations on September 1, 2013. You will soon receive a solicitation letter in the mail from the Alumni Association, but for your convenience, we are pleased to accept gifts through our professionally administered secure online donation service.

We all seem to be pressed harder than ever for donations as there are many fine organizations addressing the growing need for philanthropy to keep the communities and institutions we value functioning well.  Michigan Alpha has been exceptionally fortunate to have had a solid base of alums willing to offer support in good time and bad.

Thank you for your support over the years.

Recent major projects such as the North Porch renovation, new first floor windows, new concrete driveway/parking areas (front and back), repainting nearly 90% of house interior, etc... were made possible by the Annual Fund.

The North Porch project is a special model that the Alumni Association invites groups of alums to consider.  Five 1950s era alums decided to target their Annual Fund contributions to this specific goal which was endorsed by the Alumni Association.