I did not make this headline up
The University of Michigan Alumni Association of Washington D.C. is hosting our annual fundraiser right now. The silent auction supports our clubs activities, but more importantly funds the scholarships that we give to deserving DC-area students who attend the University.
There are some pretty "a-maize-ing" items up for grabs right now, including a lifetime membership to the alumni association, tickets to football games this season and a variety of Michigan-related swag. It's a completely non-profit organization and much of the money goes back to the University in the form of need-based scholarships.
Please take the time to looks at the listings below and check back periodically as more items may be added. Bidding ends March 31st. Thanks and Go Blue!
It seems like the AD is using the Alumni Association to glean some feedback about the declining student attendance numbers. If you'd like to share your well-reseasoned two cents (and actually see some pretty reasonable takes as well.) Check out this link:
Hopeforpahokee@gmail.com if anyone has info or help to offer
Last thread on the topic from me, but a week from today the AAUM-Chicago is having their football preview event. Brian and others are featured guests and speakers.
I'll post a recap after the event, and I'll see other Chicago Wolverines there
2013 Michigan Football Preview Night with Brian Cook, Gerry Dinardo, and Sam Webb - UPDATE
When: Wednesday, July 24, 5:30-8pm
Where: Jenner & Block, LLP, 353 N. Clark, 45th Floor
Cost: $25 for Alumni Association members; $40 for non-members
Details: Join us next week for an exciting night in anticipation of Michigan's 2013 football season. Following a cocktail reception, we’ll hear from three experts on Wolverine and Big Ten football. Brian Cook (MGoBlog) will discuss a few X-factors for success in the Wolverines’ coming season; Sam Webb (WTKA & GoBlueWolverine) will talk about U of M’s incoming players and Coach Hoke’s 2014-15 recruiting; and Gerry Dinardo (Big Ten Network & 670 The Score) will discuss the Wolverines’ schedule and his view of how they'll fare in the Big Ten and nationally. Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A where our speakers will field questions from you! For more information on our panelist, visit our club's homepage.
The cost of attendance includes light appetizers, beer, and wine, and all profits from the event will go toward our club's scholarship fund for Chicago-area U of M students. Space for this event is limited, so register now!
UPDATE: Brian will be signing copies of MGoBlog's preview magazine, Hail To The Victors 2013, for attendees that purchase it.
Registration: To register, click here or call the Alumni Association at 800-847-4764.
Contact: Questions? Email Bruce Canetti at email@example.com.
Football Preview Event with Special Guests - SAVE THE DATE
When: Wednesday, July 24, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Downtown Chicago (further details TBA)
Details: Come join us for an exciting night in anticipation of Michigan's 2013 football season. The event will feature three experts on Wolverine and Big Ten football: (1) Brian Cook from MGoBlog (also formerly AOL Fanhouse and The Sporting Blog); (2) Sam Webb from WTKA, GoBlueWolverine, and The Detroit News; and (3) Gerry Dinardo from the Big Ten Network and 670 The Score. Each of our panelists will discuss a few specific topics before answering questions from you! Further details, including location, to follow.
Contact: Questions? Email Bruce Canetti at firstname.lastname@example.org
Got an email with the above information from the U of M Chicago Alumni Association. Mark your calendars, Brian's coming to the Windy City. After hearing about last year's event in DC I'm thrilled that Brian will be travelling west on I-94. I know we've got a big contingent of MGoBloggers in Chicago, and I look forward to meeting some of you IRL.
Someone posted recently about the Alumni Association "Football Saturdays" application process and whether or not anyone had received a response as of yet...
I just got an email with approvel for the Ohio/CMU package. Obviously I'm happy, but if you haven't gotten your approval/denail email yet, they should be coming soon. For those of you who were approved, you have 2 weeks from today to login and complete the purchase. Otherwise, the tickets will be reassigned to someone else.
I hope all of your ticket hopes and dreams come true!