Types of Clubs

Clubs connect alumnae/i within specific geographical areas and may have different degrees of formality in their structure and activities.

Formal Clubs meet two or more of the following criteria:

  • Have elected officers
  • Governed by a set of bylaws
  • Have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) and IRS filing requirements
  • Generally collect dues to absorb clubs' operating/program expenses (may also charge for attendance at specific events)
  • File end of year reports with the Alumnae Association
  • Expectation for formal clubs: engage alumnae/i through programming each quarter

Informal Clubs meet two or more of the following criteria:

  • Core group of volunteers plans events
  • Have goals for the group but are not governed by bylaws
  • Do not collect dues; events are generally self-funded
  • File end of year reports with the Alumnae Association
  • Expectation for informal clubs: engage alumnae/i through programming two to three times a year or as the group decides.

For regions with 50 or more alumnae/i but no club, the Alumnae Association may identify an ambassador who will work with the Alumnae Association to engage alumnae/i in that region. See information on our Ambassador program.

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Phone: 610-526-5227
Fax: 610-526-5228
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