University of Michigan Alumni Association

Fellow Wolverines of the Bluegrass,               

I look forward to serving as your president of the University of Michigan Club of the Bluegrass for 2016-2017.

We are fortunate to have over 550 Michigan Alumni in the Bluegrass representing a wide variety of Wolverines. I have enjoyed watching our club grow as we have adopted a wider variety of activities. We will continue this process during the coming year. Some of our plans include the popular sports viewing parties, monthly social gatherings, student recruitment events, student care packages, community service events, educational and cultural events, outdoors activities, and joint gatherings with other alumni clubs in the area.

We are always looking for new ways to connect, engage and serve our local alumni, so please let the board or myself know if there is an event or service activity that you would like to see or if you know of a Michigan-related resource or personality that local alumni might find of interest.

The 2016-2017 board members are as follows:

President: Y. Tina Wei Smith []

Vice President: Chanhee Han []

Secretary: Vacant

Treasurer: Jody McKee []

Board members: 

Ken Copp  []

Janet Engler []

Eric Huntley []

Michael (John) Meuller  []

Kirk Rzasa [

Dee Schweikle  []

Jason Sherman []

As you may know, our Bluegrass Club is an official club of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, and our operations are primarily funded through a percentage of the membership dues paid to the AAUM by local alumni. If you are a member of the Alumni Association, and you live in the Bluegrass, then the good news is that you are already an official member of our club! However, if you are not a member of the Alumni Club we still encourage you to come out to our activities and spend some time with your fellow Wolverines and Wolverine-fans. I am looking forward to spending time with you this year.

Thanks, and Go Blue!

Y. Tina Wei Smith, MPP & MA in Higher Ed '13

University of Michigan Club of the Bluegrass