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QUAA president's message: May 2018

QUAA president's message: May 2018

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Over the April 6-7 weekend, we welcomed back more than 145 Queen’s community members to Kingston for the Alumni Volunteer Summit and the QUAA Alumni Awards Gala. This weekend marks the pinnacle of the QUAA board and our staff partners’ efforts to engage, develop, and celebrate our phenomenal community leaders who continue to inspire and connect with our alumni around the world. Thank you to the volunteers and staff partners who contributed to this world-class weekend.

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New alumni association president Jeremy Mosher, Artscu'08, and his wife, Andrea (Hay), Artsci'08, and their son Joshua. 

2018 is a very exciting time for the Queen’s University Alumni Association.For alumni, it has never been easier to get involved.  Our community leaders have built upon a solid foundation laid down by their predecessors.Today, the geographic breadth of branch events has never been wider, there are more chapter, business club, and booster club events, and there are more reasons and ways to make a gift than ever before. It’s a very exciting time to be a QUAA member and I strongly encourage you to grab your best Queen’s friend and get involved.For more information about attending events, visit queensu.ca/alumni/events. Those looking to get involved are encouraged to visit the volunteer opportunities directory.

For our volunteer leaders, it is also exciting as our new QUAA board is made up entirely of grassroots community leaders and we are prioritizing one thing above all – to engage with our volunteer leaders as we aim to create value for our volunteer communities. One particular initiative we are focused on is our Assembly Reconnection program. For those that don’t know, Assembly is a committee made up of our most active volunteer leaders including branch presidents, reunion coordinators, and student leaders. We are presently on the lookout for active QUAA volunteer leaders who are interested in joining Assembly so they too may collaborate to create value for Queen’s University alumni. If you are interested in getting even more involved, please send me an email atQUAA.President@queensu.ca.

I’d like to thank Sue Bates, outgoing QUAA president, as her vision and passion have inspired many leaders across our volunteer community. The QUAA has never been stronger and if you are interested in getting involved, I speak for all of our volunteer leaders when I say we are here to help. We look forward to seeing you at a QUAA alumni event soon.

Cha gheill,

Jeremy Mosher, Artsci'08
QUAA Volunteer President, 2018-20

[illustration of Queen's students in 1918 wearing army uniforms and Queen's students in 1968 at a peace rally