21 March, 2016

Golden Jubilee: Objectives

Inspired by the 2015 AGM lecture, given by our Patron, The Honourable Dr Penelope Wensley AC, Alumni Friends plans to celebrate the 2017 anniversary year with a program of activity which:

  • attracts positive attention (and possibly even new members), raising the profile of Alumni Friends;
  • raises sufficient funds to ensure that at least fifty $1,000 bursaries are presented to UQ students in 2017 (i.e. is cost-effective & raises money);
  • creates a vehicle/focal point to attract, record and share memories of the first 50 years of Alumni Friends’ connections with the University;cropped-FINAL50alumni.jpg
  • encourages the recognition of the service and philanthropy of Alumni Friends—not only at a Senate/Senior Executive/Faculty level, but also by the different UQ Schools, Institutes, and organisations which have benefited from the financial and personal support of Alumni Friends;
  • ensures that suitable functions and events are held in the Anniversary year which celebrate (and honour) the contribution of Alumni Friends (individuals and the organisation as a whole);
  • minimises the organisational load, integrating with the existing annual calendar, and encouraging the organisation of events by Faculty and School personnel;
  • is as inclusive as possible, with an emphasis on a University-wide program; and, in particular…
  • is appropriate to the vision, mission and objectives of the Association—that is, to connect engaged alumni and friends to support the endeavours of the ‘future alumni,’ educators and researchers of The University of Queensland (UQ).