The UConn Club will conduct its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm via Zoom video meeting and in-person in Glastonbury, CT. Active participants in the Husky Fund are members of The UConn Club. Members are not required to be graduates of The University of Connecticut. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to UConnClubBoard@TheUConnClub.org as to your method of attending (in-person or Zoom); we will respond with the link to the Zoom video meeting or the address of the in-person meeting.
All members are invited to attend this review of The UConn Club and Athletics achievements over the past year. Elections of Board members will also take place at the meeting. If you are planning to attend the meeting, please RSVP to UConnClubBoard@TheUConnClub.org
The UConn Club is inviting nominations for its Board of Directors. The UConn Club Board of Directors currently consists of 24 people who serve a three-year term. Each year one third of the Directors are up for re-election to serve a new term and opportunities for new Board members become available. Serving on the Board of Directors can be a rewarding experience knowing that you are assisting the University of Connecticut and the Department of Athletics provide funding for student-athlete scholarships and other Athletics Department priorities.
The UConn Club is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to raising money to help better the Athletic experience at the University of Connecticut. The UConn Club By-Laws read in part:
2.1 To unite the alumni and friends of The University of Connecticut who wish to express their interest in the University and desire to serve it through their particular interest in University of Connecticut athletics and generally to present The University of Connecticut in a most favorable light.
2.5 To carry on fund raising for the UConn Husky Athletic Fund and The UConn Club and to provide for athletic facilities, capital improvements and to meet such other financial needs of athletics of The University of Connecticut deemed proper by The UConn Club and in consultation with the Athletics Director.
The UConn Club engages in a number of fundraising ventures. One event is our Auction often held in conjunction with a basketball game and on-line. Directors are expected to solicit gifts and work the day of the auction. Another event is a golf outing at The Country Club of Waterbury, where members would be expected to solicit foursomes for golf and tee sponsors. The UConn Club also runs raffles, where Board members help promote the raffle and sell tickets.
In order to become a member of the Board of Directors you must be a Husky Athletic Fund member in good standing. The Board meets approximately 10 times per year at locations primarily in the center of the state. Each regular meeting is held in the evening from approximately 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Board has a variety of sub committees and all Directors are expected to serve on a subcommittee. Further information about The UConn Club and participating in the Board is located on the club’s website of www.TheUConnClub.org.
If you are interested in running for The UConn Club Board of Directors, please fill out either this PDF document or this Microsoft Word form and return it, along with a copy of your resume, no later than June 15, 2021. You will be contacted and interviewed by the Nominating Committee. A slate of no more than 10 names will be submitted for consideration at The UConn Club annual meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions, you can call Jim Oleksiw, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, at 860-436-2519, email:UConnClubBoard@TheUConnClub.org or Jim Donohue in UConn Athletics at 860-486-5925.