2021-2022 meeting schedule


  • September 24-25, 2021
    Fall Board Meeting in Fairbanks
  • Jan. 29, 2022
    Winter Board teleconference
  • April 22-23, 2022
    Spring Board Meeting in Fairbanks
UAF Alumni Association Board of Directors
Spring Meeting Agenda

Saturday, April 24, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Saturday, April 24

Zoom meeting

9:30 a.m.

  1. Call to Order and Roll Call 

    Cindy Wright (President, Seat 9-FNSB)
    Tom Brice (Vice-President, Seat 7-Southeast)                                  
    Marybeth Loewen (Secretary, Seat 2-Southcentral)                                 
    Forrest Kuiper (Treasurer, Seat 3-FNSB)
    Rachel Panamarioff (Seat 1-Rural)
    Shannon McCarthy (Seat 4-Southcentral)
    Stacey Howdeshell (Seat 5-FNSB)
    Amanda Wall (Seat 6-At-Large)
    George Cromer (Seat 8-At Large
    Libby Eddy (Seat 10-Outside)
    Thomas Farrugia (Seat 11-Municipality of Anchorage)

     Ron Wall, Fairbanks Chapter, ex-officio
    Scott Roselius, Hockey Chapter, ex-officio
    Doug Schrage, Firefighter Chapter, ex-officio
    Jeremy Vermilyea, Pacific NW Chapter, ex-officio
    Jason Gootee, Committee Chair, ex-officio
    Theresa Bakker, Executive Director, ex-officio

  2. Adoption of Agenda
    MOTION “That the Board adopts the agenda as presented.”

  3. Approval of the Winter 2021 Meeting Minutes
    MOTION “The Board approves minutes for the Winter 2021 meeting.”

  4. Land Acknowledgement - UAFAA President

    The UAF Alumni Association acknowledges the Alaska Native nations upon whose unceded traditional lands we are located. Our offices and facilities are located on Troth Yeddha, a sacred site of the Lower Tanana Dene people. We acknowledge and honor the ancestral & present land stewardship and place-based knowledge of the peoples of these territories.

  5. Annual Meeting of Members
    Per bylaws, gavel into annual meeting of members, see if anyone wishes to speak, then gavel back out and into regular meeting. 

  6.  Introduce & Welcome New and Returning Board Members

10:00 a.m.


  1. Report from UAF leadership

    1. UAF Chancellor -- Dan White

10:00 a.m.

  1. Report from UAF leadership
    1. UAF Chancellor — Dan White
    2. Executive Director for UAF Advancement — Samara Taber

10:20 a.m.

  1. Standing Reports/Committees
    1. Executive Committee / President’s report -- Cindy Wright
    2. Executive Director report — Theresa Bakker
      Strategic Planning update
    3. Chapter Reports
      Fairbanks- Ron Wall
      Southcentral – Shannon McCarthy
      Hockey - Scott Roselius
      Firefighter – Chief Doug Schrage
      Pacific NW – Jeremy Vermilyea
    4. Benefactor Committee – Jason Gootee
    5. Scholarship-Mary Beth Loewen
    6. Legislative-Tom Brice
    7. Awards-Libby Eddy
    8. Finance-Forrest Kuiper
      UA Banking and Drawdowns audit report
      MOTION “The Board approves the following response.”

      FY22 Budget Discussion
      MOTION: “The Board approves the FY22 budget.”
    9. Governance-Shannon McCarthy
      MOTION: “The Board approves the 2021 election results.”
      New board members begin voting during new business.

11:30 a.m

  1. Outgoing Board Member Recognition and Thanks

12:00 p.m

  1. Lunch/break-On our own

12:30 p.m


  1. New/Returning Board Members Seated

    Seat 4B: Meredith Cameron
    Seat 5B: Meadow Bailey
    Seat 6B: Darryl Lewis
    Seat 7B: Tom Brice

12:45 p.m.

  1. Disclosures of conflicts of interest -- full board

1:00 p.m.

  1. Board Officer Elections
    1. President
    2. Vice President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer

1:30 p.m.

  1. Committee officers/chairs
    MOTION: “The board approves the following committee members.”

2:00 p.m.

  1. Signatures for checking account
    MOTION “The Board approves signature authority for these members.”

2:30 p.m.

  1. Meeting Schedule 2021-2022 -- Theresa Bakker
    September 24-25, 2021 -- Fall Board Meeting in Fairbanks
    Jan. 29, 2022 -- Winter Board teleconference
    April 22-23, 2022 -- Spring Board Meeting pending

    MOTION “The board approves the 2020-2021 meeting schedule.”

3:00 p.m.

  1. Chapter Discussion
    Form ad hoc committee to update chapter financial oversight and structure

3:30 p.m.

  1. Good of the Order--Roundtable

4:00 p.m.

  1. Adjourn
    MOTION: “The UAFAA Board Adjourns.”
Future Meetings and Events
Date Meeting/Event
April 23 UAFAA Grad Bash at the Pub*
April 24 UAFAA spring meeting in Fairbanks*
May 1 UAF Commencement Ceremony++
June 3 BOR meeting, Fairbanks
July 22-23 Nanook Rendezvous Reunion ++
August TBD UAF Alumni Hamburger Booth at the fair
September TBD UAFAA fall meeting in Fairbanks*
September 9-10 BOR meeting, Juneau
November 11-12 BOR meeting, Anchorage

*Board Member attendance required
++Voluntary attendance