RETIRING CLUB PRESIDENTS
JOIN US IN REUNION WEEKEND 2001
Reunion Weekend 2001 will be celebrated June 1-3. Classes invited to return to campus include those of 1926, 1931, 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951, and 1956.
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-800-SUALUMS or visit our web site at www.syracuse.edu/alumni.
Several alumni club presidents recently completed their terms of office. We thank them for their continuing commitment.
Dallas/Ft. Worth: Nick Plagianos ’86
Houston: Greg Wilson ’80
Long Island: Barbara Cappabianca ’94
Michigan: Diane Brody ’91
Philadelphia: Lisa Vabolis ’84
Southern California: Mitch Messinger ’92
Syracuse Alumnae: Beulah Jackson ’75
Tampa: Laura Bice ’93
CELEBRATE NATIONAL ORANGE DAY
March 24 was the official date of Syracuse University’s founding in 1870. On March 24, 1994 alumni from across the country displayed their orange pride en masse for the first time. Now National Orange Day is an annual celebration that allows SU students and alumni to join together to show their orange spirit.
The Office of Alumni Relations invites you to be a part of National Orange Day by participating in an event that focuses on community service. Such events might include:
• Collecting food for food banks and pantries.
• Coordinating a clothing drive for the homeless.
• Volunteering at a hospital or nursing home.
• Mentoring a student at a local school.
• Organizing a blood drive.
Whatever you do, be sure to wear something orange on March 24—a sweater, a tie, a ribbon on your lapel, or just carry an orange to show your SU pride.
THE YEAR TO VOLUNTEER
Since 1997, the Syracuse University Central New Jersey Alumni Club has marked National Orange Day by volunteering at the Menlo Park Veteran’s Home in Edison, New Jersey, and at Elijah’s Kitchen in New Brunswick, New Jersey. “We may not always volunteer on March 24th,” says club president Lou Yannaco ’67, “but we always plan a community service activity in mid-March in honor of National Orange Day to show our loyalty to SU.”
Until recently most of the participants in the club’s community service projects were either officers or board members. At the dawn of the new millennium, the board of directors wants club members to take a more active role in volunteer projects as well. To focus the club’s efforts on community service during the “Year to Volunteer,” board member Andy Baumbach ’84 was appointed program chairman of community service. “Our goal for the year 2000-01 is to perform one act of community service every month,” says Baumbach. “If just 50 percent of our members volunteer two to three hours of their time once a year, we can achieve our goal.”
Linda Epstein Root '89 and Christoper Root '89 were friends at SU and renewed their friendship through the alumni online community. They were married May 28, 2000, in Bethesda, Maryland.|
Yannaco says the group plans to continue helping out at Elijah’s Kitchen and to undertake a project with Habitat for Humanity in early 2001. He says the club is always looking for new nonprofit organizations to help throughout Central New Jersey.
If you would like to become a member of the club, are already a member and would like to volunteer, or know of an organization in your area that could use some help, contact Baumbach at 732-422-2742, Yannaco at 732-251-1403, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Alumni can also indicate their interest in volunteering on the club membership renewal form that was mailed to all Central New Jersey alumni.
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