New Class Officer Training  Using Mini-reunions to Sustain         Class EnthusiasmSeptember 10, 2011      Juli Towell ‘55...
What is a Mini-reunion?A mini-reunion happens any time a group ofclass members or affinity groups get together
Mini-reunions are easy to plan• They can be anywhere in the world or even in  South Hadley• They can last any length time ...
Mini-reunions serve multiple purposes                        +•   Reconnect classmates in between reunions•   Maintain con...
Financing a Mini-reunion• Are not an expense to be paid from the Class  Treasury though the treasury can help fund  upfron...
Mini-reunions can be builtaround any activity great or         small…
Back to ClassCome back to South Hadley and sample today’scourses & faculty during the school year. Stayovernight at Willit...
An Afternoon on               the GreenOne class in the 90s did a low-cost but truly enjoyable Saturday afternoon picnic o...
Local meet-ups work too. One class organized aget together in Washington, DC, meeting up atthe weekly Food Truck gathering.
Take in an            afternoon concertAnother class hosted a trip to Tanglewood tohear the Boston Symphony
Destination MinisClasses have worked with Elder Hostel’s RoadScholar program to plan travel programs.•Elder Hostel is a wo...
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Minireunions

  1. 1. New Class Officer Training Using Mini-reunions to Sustain Class EnthusiasmSeptember 10, 2011 Juli Towell ‘55 Danielle Germain ‘93
  2. 2. What is a Mini-reunion?A mini-reunion happens any time a group ofclass members or affinity groups get together
  3. 3. Mini-reunions are easy to plan• They can be anywhere in the world or even in South Hadley• They can last any length time - a few hours to a week• They can be just for fun, focused around learning something new or organized to volunteer on a service project
  4. 4. Mini-reunions serve multiple purposes +• Reconnect classmates in between reunions• Maintain connections with the College• Are lots of fun for the individuals involved• Re-introduce class members who have lost contact
  5. 5. Financing a Mini-reunion• Are not an expense to be paid from the Class Treasury though the treasury can help fund upfront costs• Must be revenue-neutral meaning they are planned to cover all expenses• Each attendee pays own expenses
  6. 6. Mini-reunions can be builtaround any activity great or small…
  7. 7. Back to ClassCome back to South Hadley and sample today’scourses & faculty during the school year. Stayovernight at Willits and spend two or threedays on campus.
  8. 8. An Afternoon on the GreenOne class in the 90s did a low-cost but truly enjoyable Saturday afternoon picnic on the Green. They ordered box lunches from Atkins and hired some students to entertain the children while the classmates visited.
  9. 9. Local meet-ups work too. One class organized aget together in Washington, DC, meeting up atthe weekly Food Truck gathering.
  10. 10. Take in an afternoon concertAnother class hosted a trip to Tanglewood tohear the Boston Symphony
  11. 11. Destination MinisClasses have worked with Elder Hostel’s RoadScholar program to plan travel programs.•Elder Hostel is a world-wide non-profit organization who work toinspire adults to learn, discover and travel.•They have a wide range of programs and a range of activity levelsso they are conducive for a variety of ages. www.roadscholar.org
  12. 12. Other ideas? Questions?

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