As a member of the Alumni Association, you are automatically a member of your local club and may participate in all club activities; so it's time to take advantage of all that your local club has to offer! Maybe you want to find Wolverines who live in the area or share the same career goals. Perhaps you want to help recruit future Michigan students or volunteer as an advocate for the University. No matter what sort of Michigan connection you're looking to make, we can help. Our activities include sports, arts, literature, and the Alumni Student Recruitment program and that's just the tip of the iceberg! We are also involved in a variety of social, service and scholarship activities.
Summer Picnic/New Student Send-off Party
Each year, usually on the first Sunday of August, the club holds the annual Summer Picnic/New Student Send-Off Party. This is a chance to meet the new students from Minnesota and renew old acquaintances. It's also when we present the ...
Little Brown Jug Scholarship
Believe it or not, the Little Brown Jug has significance in places other than the football field (although ultimately that is the most important place!). For fifteen years, the Twin Cities Alumni Club has awarded the Little Brown Jug scholarship to a U-M student (from Minnesota) entering his/her sophomore year. Although the scholarship is not large (usually $1,000-$1,500), it is always appreciated and put to good use. This is a just a small part of the $36,000 it costs a Minnesota student to attend the university for one year.
Football Viewing Parties
The club arranges football viewing parties every week during the season, and for the bowl game. For the major games, the club raffles great 'M'erchandise to raise funds for the scholarship.
The book club meets monthly to discuss the book for that month. The choice of books is discussed by all, but the host of the next meeting has a major voice in the decision; meetings are informal and are held in alums' homes - and book choices are recent publications, usually alternating between fiction and nonfiction. Spouses and partners of alums are also welcome. We would encourage all U-M Alums to read the books so you can be up on what the club is discussing. It is not necessary to read the entire current book in order to join in the conversation, though that's obviously desirable.
During the year, the club hosts tours at, for example, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Big 10 Alumni Softball Tournament
The Michigan alumni softball team of the Twin Cities takes to the field annually on the fourth Saturday of August in the annual Big 10 Alumni Softball Tournament. This co-rec tournament has always been an enjoyable event and a great opportunity to meet other alumni. The tournament also serves as a fund-raiser for the Alan Page Scholarship Foundation.
Many members adopt local high schools and provide information to students interested in the University of Michigan.
in the past have included evenings at the Guthrie, a reception with James Earl Jones, and a service day for Habitat for Humanities.