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Chapter Leader Call on March 13: COVID-19

The Wisconsin Alumni Association continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as it affects communities around the world. As we assess the events that are set to occur over the next couple of months, the safety and well-being of our alumni and friends continue to be a top priority.

Chancellor Blank has suspended all in-person instruction at UW and has cancelled all faculty and staff travel through April 10. For this reason, we are taking proactive measures out of the consideration for the health and well-being of alumni, friends, staff and local communities. We have decided to cancel all alumni, donor, and constituent events – sponsored or supported by WFAA – through May 30, 2020.

We recognize there may be a number of questions about this policy. On Friday, March 13, we hosted a call to discuss the policy and answer questions from chapter leaders. As always, feel free to reach out to your chapter representative should you have any additional questions.



New Scholarship Timeline

  • Nov 1 – Feb 3: Confirm scholarship committee members and submit data agreement forms to WAA for each individual in order to access student data. Student applications available on Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)
  • February 12 – March 12: Review applicant data for incoming freshmen and transfer students and select award winners and alternates.
  • March 13: Deadline for chapters to submit scholarship recipients and alternates online
  • March 14 – March 20: Deadline for chapters to notify student scholarship winners via phone or email.
    • Notify alternates and rejections via email.
  • May 1: Commitment day! Deadline for students to accept scholarship awards on WiSH
  • January 1: Deadline for chapters to deposit funds into their scholarship accounts
  • March: Funds will be removed from chapter accounts and credited to students’ tuition bill (covering fall and spring semester)

NOTE: All funds should be deposited into your chapter’s scholarship fund by January.

If you have questions, please contact your chapter representative.

 

Chapter Leader Handbook

Chapter Leader Handbook

Local alumni chapters have been an integral part of the Wisconsin Alumni Association® since the first chapter was founded in 1900 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Chapters remain vitally important in supporting an international network through which alumni can stay engaged and connected and can give back to the university.

The mission of Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) chapters is to:

  • Welcome: be accessible, hospitable, and responsive
  • Connect: serve as a social and professional hub
  • Support: encourage alumni to support the UW

View the full Chapter Leader Handbook

 

Chapter Resources



Chapter Awards

Other Alumni Awards



Monthly Chapter Leader Call

March 2020 – Board transitioning and Onboarding

 

March 2020 – COVID-19

 

 

February 2020 – Founders’ Day Marketing Tips

 

January 2020 – Scholarships Overview

 

January 2020 – Day of the Badger

 

December 2019 – Awards Overview

 

October 2019 – Founders’ Day Topic Discussion

 

September 2019 – Founders’ Day Best Practices

 

August 2019 – NCAA Policy

 

June 2019 – Hosted by Fond du Lac

 

May 2019 – Social Media Best Practices

 

April 2019 – Student Send Off

 

March 2019 – Day of the Badger and Scholarship Fundraising

 

February 2019 – Hosted by Fox Valley

 

January 2019 – Chapter Scholarship Details

 

December 2018 – Hosted by the Milwaukee Chapter

 

October 2018 – Founders’ Day 2019

 

September 2018 – Day of the Badger and Fundraising Best Practices

 

August 2018 – Updates from Campus

 

July 2018 – Hosted by the San Diego Chapter

 

 

June 2018 – Welcome to the City and Badger Bridge Chapter Leader Group

 

 

May 2018 – Hosted by the Chicago Chapter

 

April 2018 – Student Send-Off Celebration

 

March 2018 – Call hosted by Purnita Howlader, WAA: Washington, DC Chapter president

 

February 2018 – Chapter Leader Handbook Updates

 

January 2018 – Founders’ Day 2018

 

December 2017 – Looking ahead to Founders’ Day 2018

 

October 2017 – Student Financial Aid and Founders’ Day

 

September 2017 – Campus Update

 

August 2017 – Registration and Fall Updates

 

July 2017 – Welcome to the City and Fall Events

 

June 2017 – WFAA 2.0

 

April 2017 – Student Send-off Preperation

 

March 2017 – Updates on current enrollment trends.

 

January 2017 – Founders’ Day Best Practices and Awards

 

December 2016 – Chapter Website Updates

 

October 2016 – Founders’ Day 2017 Prep

 

September 2016 – Admissions Update

 

August 2016 – RE-Wisconsin, Annual Reports, Badger Bridge Chapter Competition

 

July 2016 – President’s Council Challenge, Welcome to the City

 

June 2016 – President’s Council Challenge, Chapter Leader Handbook, The Red Shirt Showdown, Scholarship Update

 

May 2016 – Student Send-Offs and scholarships

 

March 2016 – Badger Bridge

 

February 2016 – Update from campus Admissions

 

January 2016 – Founders’ Day messaging

 

December 2015 – All Ways Forward

 

October 2015 – Athletics policies and deadlines

 

September 2015 – Chapter framework and mission: Welcome, Connect, Support

 

August 2015 – Welcome to the City

 

Badger Leaders Conference 2020

Thank you so much to those who attended this year’s Badger Leaders Conference. It was a jam-packed weekend featuring informative sessions, best practices, and lots of Badger spirit! More than 55 chapter leaders from 40 chapters and 10 countries were in attendance.

Save the date for next year’s conference: October 29-31, 2020.

Hotel Blocks for BLC 2020:

  • The Doubletree Hotel
    Room block is available 10/27–11/2
    15 rooms available on 10/27 and 10/28, 25 rooms available on 10/29, 10/30 and 10/31, and 3 rooms on 11/1.
    When reserving, they will be charged one-night room and tax. If they cancel 30 days in advance, this will be refundable.
    Room Rate: $181 for 10/27, 10/28, 10/29 and 11/1, $355 for 10/30 and 10/31
    Cut-off date is 9/28/2020
    Guests can call: 608-251-5511 and ask for the Badgers Leaders Conference.
  • Springhill Suites by Marriot Madison
    Room block available 10/28–11/1
    10 rooms available.
    The rate is $219 per night and includes a welcome bag.
    Cut-off date is 9/28/2020
    Guests can call: 608-233-4580 to make a reservation and ask for the Badger Leaders Conference group.
  • The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
    Room block available 10/28–11/1
    10 rooms available.
    The rate is $229 per night and includes a welcome bag.
    Cut-off date is 9/28/2020
    Guests can call: 877-510-7465 to make a reservation and refence the group code of UWFOUN.
  • The Fluno Center
    Room block available 10/28–11/1
    10 rooms available on 10/28, 15 rooms available on 10/29, 10/30 and 10/31.
    The rate is $179 for a single and $189 for double beds on 10/28 and 10/29.
    The rate is $299 for a single and $309 for double beds on 10/30 and 10/31.
    Cut-off date is 9/28/2020
    Guests can call: 608-441-7117 to make a reservation and and ask for the Badger Leaders Conference group.

Badger Leaders Conference 2019 presentations:

Day of the Badger – Mark Rein, Heart of Illinois Chapter President

Legal Presentation – Abi Chahak, Director of Legal Affairs

Marketing Presentation – Anida Ho, Senior Marketing Manager

Scholarship Fundraising Plan – Lorna Nagler, Suncoast Chapter President

Scholarship Process – Angela Lillethun, Director of Regional Relations & Volunteer Management

Starting a Chapter like a Startup – Frank Zhang, South China Chapter President

Strength through Diversity – Gia Gallimore, Director of Diverse Alumni Engagement

Strengths Finder – Ryan Tobiasz, D.C. Badgers President

 

Contact

General Chapter Questions

Please direct chapter-related questions to chapters@uwalumni.com.


Domestic Chapter Questions

International Chapter Questions

Events and Registration