University of Michigan Alumni Association

Club Leadership

Our Board of Directors consists of six officers and nine directors, with three directors from each of three graduation "eras": before 1970, 1970-1989, 1990 - present.  

President - Mary Bevans GillettVice President - Deward Knapp
Secretary - Barbara MichaelsonTreasurer - Michael Gano
Communications Director -Past President - Jim Brown
Director - Pat WarnerDirector - Kim Marian
Director - Dee LynchDirector - Barbara Michaelson
Director - Katrina FritzDirector - Marilyn Wilmot
Director - Ellen FivensonDirector - Chris Rogers
Director - Kendra BurkholderDirector - Chuck Cady

 

Committees & Project Leaders

The U of M Club of Grand Traverse focuses on five key areas, with several activities and projects taking place throughout the year. Suggestions and participation are most welcome! We welcome involvement at any time and at any capacity. If you are interested in joining a committee or project group, please contact the club leaders below or email: grandtraverse@umich.edu.

  1. Community Service Team (chair - Katrina Fritz)
    - Regional volunteer opportunities, held throughout the year

  2. Student Support Team
    - Scholarships (chair - Dee Lynch; co-chair - Marilyn Wilmot)
    - Internships
    - Student Send-Off (chair - Mary Gillett)

  3. University Support Team
    - Traverse City Film Festival (chair - Ellen Fivenson)
    - Lifelong Learning Programs
    - University Requests/Project in Northern Michigan (contact - Mary Gillett)

  4. Social Team
    Golf Outing (chair - Chris Rogers, co-chair - Michael Gano)
    - Holiday Happy Hour (chair - Kim Marian)
    - Alumni Band (chair - Pete Deneen)
    - National Cherry Festival Float (* Need a chair for 2017)
    - Family Picnic
    - Game Watch Gatherings (chair - Dayna Ryan)

  5. Communications Team (contact - Mary Gillett):
    - Web, PR, Social Media, Database, Historian

Board Meetings

U of M Club of Grand Traverse board holds monthly business meetings are usually held on the third Thursday at noon. Meetings are open to any alumnus, friend, or fan interested in participating.

Meetings are hosted at:

Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce
202 East Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, MI 49684
Noon - 1:15pm
(unless otherwise indicated)

2017 Meeting Schedule:

January 27, 2017
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 15, 2017
July 20, 2017 
August 17, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 14, 2017

 Club Bylaws are available here.