November 2, 2013

Beulah I. Winfrey Business Alumni Chapter 11/2/2013

Vice President Jeff Shipley called the meeting to order at 11:06 a.m.  Shipley welcomed everyone to the meeting and introductions were made by those present.  The Chapter approved the minutes of the November 3, 2012 meeting.

The Treasurer’s Report showed a balance of $7,675.71 as of November 2012, dues and donations collected of $545.00, for a new balance of $8,220.71.  With the $135.00 expense for graduation honor cords for Sigma Beta Delta and $1,000.00 allocated for travel to the Business Undergraduate Society , the November 2013 balance is $7,085.71.

The Business Undergraduate Society expressed thanks to alumni members supporting its trip to Northwest Arkansas.  The group toured headquarters and met with managers of JB Hunt and Wal-Mart.  The group was also able to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville.       

Kevin Riley presented an update on the transition from SIFE to the Phi Beta Lambda student group.  Two sponsors and two business students traveled this past summer to observe the national conference.  This was in preparation for the development of CofO’s Phi Beta Lambda team and competing next year in the national conference. 

The Sigma Beta Delta honor society had a need for fifteen honor chords in the amount of $135.00.  The Alumni Chapter approved funding of this expense.  The Alumni Chapter also approved a $1,000.00 donation of funds to the Business Undergraduate Society to support another trip next semester. 

Kevin Riley expressed appreciation to Jeff Shipley (1999) and Jeremy Braden (2005) for returning to campus to speak to current business students.  Both were well received by the students and provided insight not available in regular class sessions.

Officers for next year will be Jeff Shipley, President, moving up from Vice-President, Kevin Riley, Vice-President, moving up from Secretary/Treasurer, and Robert Wheeler, Secretary/Treasurer, elected at this meeting.

President Shipley encouraged membership in the Alumni Chapter and the current Chapter members discussed ways to increase membership numbers. 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:27 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kevin Riley, Secretary/Treasurer

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