Organizational

New Lower Membership Rates

Exciting news! The Michigan Alumni Association is offering lower Alumni Association Life Membership rates that are available now! Life Members support the programs that engage future and current alumni, and help to foster a powerful global Wolverine community (and support your local club!).

The reduced Life Membership plan starts at $675 for seniors, $750 for recent grads and $895 for everyone else. The Annual Membership rate of $69 will still be available as well (but is not as good a deal).

Michael Roberto: New Board President

The bulk of our incoming board, taken at our summer retreat

Hello from the new Board President of the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Seattle! My name is Michael Roberto and I graduated from LSA in 2009 with a degree in Chemistry and came to Seattle to pursue my graduate studies. I, like many of you, fell in love with this city and my family has made it our home. I’d been Vice President for a couple years prior, working with our club’s President ex officio, Herb Bowie, who deserves thanks for his years of service as President of this club.

Board Composition for 2019 - 2020

  • President - Michael Roberto
  • VP - Wenting Guo
  • Treasurer - Meena Beniwal
  • Secretary - Debbie Johnson
  • Ex Officio, Website & Email - Herb Bowie
  • Sports Chair - Judi Trainor
  • Scholarship Awards Committee Chair - Ginny Rowley
  • Scholarship Awards Fundraising Chair - Meena Beniwal
  • Student Relations - Sravan Rengarajan
  • Social Media - Rachel Firsht
  • Big Ten Liaison (and Chair) - Tracey Melville

Annual Meeting

Don’t miss our club’s annual meeting! This happy hour and meeting is your opportunity to meet fellow Wolverines, find out more about the Seattle club, and perhaps even learn how you can play a part in helping to shape the activities and presence of our club over the coming year. Happy Hour starts at 6:00, with your club providing hearty free appetizers for all attendees, with the meeting starting at 7:00. Free parking is available (see website for detaIls).

Club Leader's Workshop

The 2018 Club Leader Workshop will take place Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9. The workshop brings together volunteers from all our domestic clubs for a weekend of networking and sharing best practices from their peers and Alumni Association staff. This year special emphasis will be placed on training and best practices for the new online communities platform. All clubs are encouraged to send a representative who will have a significant leadership role throughout the next year.

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