Update on Alum Activities
Following Reunion 2010, the Alumni Organizing Committee responded to participants' comments by expanding to become more representative of the entire Glee Club alumni body. Growing from 4 to 14, including women and covering more geography and graduation years (1950s to 1990s), the committee deliberated on best next steps.
Important input from an online survey taken among Glee Club alumni figured heavily in the discussions.
Recognizing the limited capacity of today's Glee Club to absorb change and resources at present, the Alumni Organizing Committee resolved to expand the scope of its efforts to include other campus singing ensembles.
By helping to support all singing on campus, the thinking goes, we will encourage an environment that will help the Glee Club grow.
And by organizing ourselves formally as an alumni group with a voice and an agenda, we will be able to have more influence and impact on that environment than if any alum acted individually.
Working with the University-wide Columbia Alumni Association, we have formed an official alumni affinity group, Columbia Alumni Singers
. As it fulfills its mission to support, serve and sing, we expect the Glee Club will benefit.
In addition to this web site, we have been working to add Glee Club names to the University's contact database. This will make communications about our activities easier.
to update your contact information. While in your profile, scroll to the bottom - Alumni Clubs and Associations - click to Update, and select Columbia Alumni Singers as an e-mail subscription on the first available e-mail list. If you have been receiving e-mail messages about the Reunion, you're already signed up.
We also started a Glee Club Alumni and Friends Facebook
group, which enjoyed a burst of use before Reunion 2010. And may again. Like all Facebook groups, it's up to you.
You can also read the .pdf of the follow-up article on Reunion 2010 that ran in the Sep-Oct 2010 Columbia College today.