"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
With Michigan football enthusiasm at a (near) zenith, I wanted to draw attention to an event where our most distant alumni are trying to build a community.
There are roughly 400-500 Michigan alumni in Australia, according to the Alumni Association (contact information is spotty though). I thought this would be a good way to get the word out. Here's the formal announcement of our event in Melbourne (the home town of Blake O'Neill) on November 28 (which in Australia is the EVE of the Michigan-Ohio State game).
Meet Fellow U of M Alumni in Australia
We would like to invite you to join your fellow U of M alumni living and working in Australia to celebrate all things Maize & Blue on the eve of the biggest game of the year- Michigan vs Ohio State.
We hope you will join us on November 28 at "The Trunk" in Melbourne, Victoria at 2:30 PM for drinks, food, and camaraderie with other Wolverines.
For those interested in staying and watching The Game on Sunday morning (time TBD), a venue is being organised.
U of M Club of Australia
If you are in Australia or know anyone in Australia, we would love a plug. I have found that our alumni crave some kind of connection to the alma mater (which holds events in China and Singapore but not Australia). If you post on this thread we can find a way to get you the official registration info- unlike other alumni events, there is no charge. Go Blue!
-Your fellow University of Michigan Australians
For those that haven't seen it, the Alumni Association is selling single game tickets to members May 8 for lifetime members and May 11 for annual members.
I'm considering buying tickets this way for the first time, and I'm highlighting it to the board hoping someone will let me know the section and row these seats are usually in (I can't seem to find it on the board or interwebz). Is the alumni section the one in the first 40 or so rows in the SW corner of the endzone?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.