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Auburn Clubs are geographically based, where an Auburn Alumni Affiliate can be geographically based,
but can also be defined by interests, professions, or by college or school.

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FEBRUARY 04 – FEBRUARY 05, 2022

CLUB LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Auburn Alumni Center

Make plans to join us for the 2022 Club Leadership Conference!

Learn about best practices and new initiatives and share ideas and fellowship with other club and affiliate leaders.

Club leaders must access the registration through the club’s portal below or in the Forever AU App.

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Friday, February 4

 

9:30 a.m.             Check-in/Registration                                                                      Auburn Alumni Center Lobby

 

10:00 a.m.           Welcome and Opening Remarks                                                          J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

  • Moira Alsobrook, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
  • Emma Brannon, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
  • Chastity Stevenson Westry, Auburn Clubs Committee Chair

 

Auburn Alumni Association Board Member and Club Leader Introductions

                                               

10:30 a.m.           Name, Image, Likeness                                                                             J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

  • Richard Greene, Assistant AD – Athletic Compliance
  • Rich McGlynn, Executive Associate AD – Athletic Compliance

 

11:00 a.m.           Group Photo                                                                                                      Auburn Alumni Center

 

11:30 a.m.           Lunch                                                                                                               J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

 

12:15 p.m.          Special Announcement                                                                             J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

  • Steve Inabinet, Scholarship Coordinator

               

12:25 p.m.          Auburn Baseball                                                                                         J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

  • Butch Thompson, Head Coach of Auburn Baseball

 

12:55 p.m.          New Venture Accelerator                                                                        J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

  • Lou Bifano, Director of Entrepreneurship Strategy

 

1:25 p.m.             Break

 

1:35 p.m.             Breakout Sessions 1

  • Club Accounting and Best Practices                          Goodwin Room A
    • Tammie Hill, Analyst III IRF Financial Reporting
    • Sydney Fuller, Analyst I IRF Financial Reporting
  • Newcomers’ Session                                                                            Goodwin Room B
    • Moira Alsobrook, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
    • Emma Brannon, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
  • Marketing and Communications            Goodwin Room C
    • Jessica King, Director of Alumni Communications and Marketing
    • Bridget Wyke, Creative Director
  • Membership                       Gilmer Board Room
    • Kate Cole, Membership Coordinator

 

2:20 p.m.             Break

 

2:30 p.m.             Breakout Sessions 2

Scholarships            Goodwin Room A

    • Steve Inabinet, Scholarship CoordinatorData, Metrics and Media Reporting                           Goodwin Room B
      • Emma Brannon, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
      • Derek Herscovici, Communications Specialist and Assistant Editor of Auburn Magazine
  • Alumni and Friend Re-Engagement            Goodwin Room C
    • Moira Alsobrook, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
    • Lindsey Hunt, Auburn Clubs Administrative Support Specialist
  • Trademark & Licensing                      Gilmer Board Room
    • Jennifer Blackmon, Director for Trademark Licensing
    • Jason Harbison, Assistant Director for Trademark Licensing

3:15 p.m.             Break

 

3:25 p.m.             Auburn Alumni Association                                                                   J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

  • Regenia Sanders, President of the Auburn Alumni Association
  • Gretchen VanValkenburg, Vice President of Engagement and Executive Director Auburn Alumni Association

 

3:40 p.m.             Advancement Update                                                                              J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

  • John Morris, Senior Vice President for Advancement

 

3:55 p.m.             Sponsor Break

 

4:15 p.m.             Campus Walking Tour with WEGP (Optional)                                       Auburn Alumni Center

 

5:45 p.m.             Load Tiger Transit Buses at Hotel

 

6:00 p.m.             Dinner with Dr. and Mrs. Jay Gogue                                                        The President’s Home

  • Gretchen VanValkenburg, Vice President of Engagement and Executive Director Auburn Alumni Association
  • Jay Gogue, President of Auburn University

 

Saturday, February 5

 

 

8:15 a.m.             Breakfast with the Auburn Alumni Association Board                J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

 

8:45 a.m.             Auburn Club and Affiliate Awards                                                        J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

  • Moira Alsobrook, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
  • Emma Brannon, Auburn Clubs Coordinator

 

9:15 a.m.             Brainstorming Breakout Sessions

  • Interest-Based Auburn Alumni Affiliates                                             Goodwin Room A
    • Moira Alsobrook, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
  • Clubs and Affiliates (within a 3-hour radius from Auburn)            Goodwin Room B                              
    • Emma Brannon, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
  • Clubs and Affiliates (outside a 3-hour radius from Auburn) Goodwin Room C
    • Taylor Logan, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

 

10:15 a.m.           Enhancing Your Club’s Success Panel Discussion                           J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

  • LaSonja Greene, Huntsville-Madison County Auburn Club
  • Rob Duram, West Georgia Auburn Club

 

10:45 a.m.           Final Announcements and Conference Wrap-Up                          J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

 

11:00 a.m.           Basketball Game Watch Party and Lunch                                          J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium

  • Auburn vs. Georgia

Friday, February 4

10:00 a.m.           Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Moira Alsobrook, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
  • Emma Brannon, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
  • Chastity Stevenson Westry, Auburn Clubs Committee Chair

 

10:30 a.m.           Name, Image, Likeness                                                           

  • Richard Greene, Assistant AD – Athletic Compliance
  • Rich McGlynn, Executive Associate AD – Athletic Compliance

 

11:00 a.m.           Break

 

12:15 p.m.          Special Announcement                                                                                                                 

  • Steve Inabinet, Scholarship Coordinator

 

12:25 p.m.          Auburn Baseball

  • Butch Thompson, Head Coach of Auburn Baseball

 

12:55 p.m.          New Venture Accelerator                                                                                           

  • Lou Bifano, Director of Entrepreneurship Strategy

 

1:25 p.m.             Break

 

3:25 p.m.             Auburn Alumni Association

  • Regenia Sanders, President of the Auburn Alumni Association
  • Gretchen VanValkenburg, Vice President of Engagement and Executive Director Auburn Alumni Association

 

3:40 p.m.             Advancement Update

  • John Morris, Senior Vice President for Advancement

 

3:55 p.m.             Breakout Sessions                                                                                                          

  • Club Accounting and Best Practices
    • Tammie Hill, Analyst III IRF Financial Reporting
    • Sydney Fuller, Analyst I IRF Financial Reporting
  • Marketing and Communications
    • Jessica King, Director of Alumni Communications and Marketing
    • Bridget Wyke, Creative Director
  • Membership
    • Kate Cole, Membership Coordinator
  • Scholarships
    • Steve Inabinet, Scholarship Coordinator
  • Trademark & Licensing
    • Jennifer Blackmon, Director for Trademark Licensing
    • Jason Harbison, Assistant Director for Trademark Licensing

 

4:40 p.m.             End of Day 1

 

 

Saturday, February 5

 

8:45 a.m.             Auburn Club and Affiliate Awards

  • Moira Alsobrook, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
  • Emma Brannon, Auburn Clubs Coordinator
  • Steve Inabinet, Scholarship Coordinator

 

9:15 a.m.             Brainstorming Breakout Session

  • Virtual Attendees (Auburn Clubs and Auburn Alumni Affiliates)
    • Lindsey Hunt, Auburn Clubs Administrative Support Specialist

 

10:15 a.m.           Enhancing Your Club’s Success Panel Discussion

  • LaSonja Greene, Huntsville-Madison County Auburn Club
  • Rob Duram, West Georgia Auburn Club

 

10:45 a.m.           Final Announcements & Conference Wrap Up

2020 AUBURN CLUB AWARDS

Recognizing the club that best represents Auburn University and the Auburn Alumni Association in service to its community.

SPIRIT OF PAT DYE AWARD

Recognizing the club that strives to foster the Auburn spirit through every interaction or event.  The club’s passion, dedication and efforts mirror the same grit, love and motivation displayed by Coach Dye.

Spirit of Pat Dye Award_New York AU Club

This group has persevered in engaging Auburn friends and family despite hard circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Through adhering to local and state guidelines, ensuring safety protocols, and caring for each person’s health, the New York Auburn Club has been able to safely gather for game watch parties this football season and support their local game watch location! This perseverance reflects the spirit of Pat Dye, while also encouraging the Auburn Family to safely care for one another and Auburn.

2020 “PIVOT” AWARD

Recognizing the club that has implemented a new, creative way of conducting a special event/fundraising initiative or engaging alumni during the pandemic.

First place – Greater Pensacola Auburn Club

During game watch season, the Greater Pensacola Auburn Club hosted giveaways and social media engagements to connect with the Auburn Family. They had great success engaging with their members during this series of events.

Second place – New York Auburn Club

This club completely modified their Freshmen Send-Off by hosting a virtual Zoom event including a special game of trivia and then sending an intentional gift to each family. They also were able to stay connected through game watch parties this past fall.

Third place – Derby City Auburn Club

Their group did a wonderful job of engaging their incoming freshmen by hosting a drive-by sendoff experience and then staying connected with the students and their families throughout the year!

MOST OUTSTANDING VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENT AWARD

Recognizing the club that hosted the most creative and engaging online event or series.

First place – Auburn Agricultural Alumni Club

This group created a virtual version of their annual scholarship fundraising event, making this year’s Virtual Ag Roundup and Scholarship Auction a wonderful success with the incorporation of Coach Bruce Pearl, Coach Greg Williams, and Gretchen VanValkenburg.

Second place – San Diego Auburn Club

This group spearheaded the virtual freshman sendoffs and incorporated Aubie, as well as a representative from AO Tourism, to inform and encourage the incoming students and their families!

Third place – Los Angeles Auburn Club

With a consistent virtual presence, Los Angeles Auburn Club has continued to provide captivating experiences for volunteers such as the “War Eagle Supper Club” happy hour, a virtual freshman send-off event with SGA President Ada Ruth Huntley, virtual halftime tailgates for the football games, and the creation of a Slack channel for easy communication with each other!

MOST OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATION AWARD

Recognizing the club that has strived to create effective and meaningful touchpoints with their club members.

First place – Greater Nashville Auburn Club

This club consistently created e-newsletters, used social media and created original content to keep their group updated and engaged. They created a Choose your Camp War Eagle Group meme that went viral among the Auburn Family. They also created engaging content as well as graphics for the Track ‘Em Tigers Virtual 5K and the Welcome to the City-Senior Celebration event. Be sure to check out their social media accounts!

Second place – New York Auburn Club

This club intentionally increased their social media presence so that they could reach a greater portion of the Auburn Family and increase awareness about events and causes the club supports. Social media allowed their club to preserve their connection to Auburn and the New York Auburn Club through trivia, the promotion of game watch events, and the creation of a four-week campaign for the Track ‘Em Tigers Virtual 5K.

Third place – Elmore County Auburn Club

This club wanted to increase their engagement efforts, so they decided to create a new Communications Director position for their club. This intentional effort has brought great enthusiasm to their Board and has tremendously increased their social media presence. One post during football season had over 25,000 reactions, comments, and shares. The post went viral, reaching over 600,000 people!

 CLUB & AFFILIATE FAQ’S

What is an Auburn Club?

An Auburn Club is comprised of Auburn alumni and friends whose bond is Auburn University. The goal of every club is to foster the Auburn spirit by engaging members of the Auburn family in their respective communities, supporting current and future students through the funding of scholarships, and promoting the objectives of the Auburn Alumni Association. There is a more formal process as to what is expected and provided to our Auburn Clubs, and it usually takes about a year for a group to officially charter as a club. Auburn Clubs are geographic based and are formed in service areas that have over 250 alumni and friends.

What is an Auburn Club? What is an Auburn Alumni Affiliate and how is it different from an Auburn Club?

An Auburn Alumni Affiliate has the same goals of an Auburn Club, however there are a few key differences. They are a little less structured, allow for more flexibility, and can be interest, geographic and even professional based. We also encourage our geographic based groups to begin as an affiliate if they have less than 250 alumni in their area. We find our affiliate groups hosting different types, or less frequent programming as well.

How do I start an Auburn Club/Affiliate?

An Auburn Club can be located anywhere in the nation or world. Auburn Clubs are charged with hosting meetings and events, providing community service, raising scholarship funds and serving Auburn students. For a club to thrive and maintain a continuation of leadership, it is encouraged for there to be a minimum of 250 alumni in the counties within a 50-mile geographical radius. For those areas or groups who would like to foster meaningful engagement opportunities beyond the traditional geographic club structure, the Auburn Alumni Association offers the option of becoming an Auburn Alumni Affiliate. These affiliate groups offer a platform for alumni with similar interests and common bonds to connect and network. Affiliates primarily meet for social engagement and are not required to meet the guidelines of a chartered Auburn Club. To learn more about starting a club in your area please email  auclubs@auburn.edu.

What is the Auburn Club Membership Commissions program?

Auburn Club Membership Commissions is a program established to foster and increase contributing memberships in the Auburn Alumni Association, as well as to enhance the association membership experience. This program was also created to eliminate confusion between membership in the association and membership in local clubs. Therefore, local Auburn Clubs may not charge separate membership dues, and all clubs participate in Auburn Club Membership Commissions.

Please see the Clubs Portal for the more information.

How do Auburn Clubs Benefit from Auburn Club Membership Commissions?

The Auburn Alumni Association will automatically assign members of the alumni association to a club in their area. Names and contact information are provided to the clubs to help increase communication, membership and participation in the club. The association will pay “commissions” to clubs who recruit new and returning contributing members to the association.  These incentive payments are made after the end of the association’s fiscal year, September 30, and are deposited to the club’s annual or endowed scholarship fund held by the AU Foundation or to the club’s operating expenses (no later than November 15).  If a club is working with the Auburn Alumni Association to create a club scholarship, the money will be held for up to one year. To earn commissions, contributing members need to list the name of the Auburn Club on their membership application or select it from the dropdown list when joining online at  www.alumni.auburn.edu/join-or-renew.

Can my local club still have membership dues?

No. Membership will be unified. All General and Contributing Members of the alumni association will automatically be eligible for local club participation. This will eliminate confusion between club memberships and association memberships. VIEW AUBURN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Who can provide my club with membership options?

Learn about the different types of contributing memberships available to you by clicking here (https://www.alumni.auburn.edu/join-or-renew/). When purchasing a membership, insert your club name in the Auburn Club field. Please feel free to contact the Office of Alumni Affairs – Club Management via email or phone for membership application questions.

• Email: AUClubs@auburn.edu
• Phone: 334-844-1145 or 334-844-1973

How much scholarship money will my club make by selling association memberships?

$10 from a NEW Annual Membership ($50)
$12 from a NEW Annual Joint Membership ($65)
$2 from an Annual Renewal ($50)
$62 from a NEW Life Membership ($850)
$86 from a NEW Life Joint Membership ($1,175)
For more information regarding club commissions, please see the Helpful Auburn Alumni Association Membership Documents on the Clubs Portal.

Can you tell me how many memberships my club has acquired this month/year?

Yes, your Auburn Club name allows us to track your memberships. Please email AUClubs@auburn.edu if you need this information.

How do people join the alumni association?

There are 3 easy ways for people to join as contributing members:

• Online at www.alumni.auburn.edu/join-or-renew and select your local Auburn Club.

• Mail completed application with club name listed to:
Auburn Alumni Association,
Attn: Alumni Accounting
317 S. College St
Auburn, AL 36849

• Phone call to the membership department at (334) 844-2960 and mention your club name.

My club does not have a local scholarship. How do I start a scholarship?

We are eager to help you begin the process of creating a club/affiliate scholarship. Please call (334)-844-2995. Steve Inabinet, the Scholarship Coordinator, can help your club start a scholarship program.