clubs/associations are formed in two ways: a group of
Howard University alumni take the initiative; or the
Department of Alumni Relations makes the initial organizing
step by encouraging a local group or professional association.
In both instances the Department provides all the necessary
a location where at least ten Howard University alumni
agree to organize an alumni club, the Department of
Alumni Relations will:
Provide the organizing group with a suggested constitution
and helpful program suggestions.
When possible, mail an initial letter to all potential
members, inviting them to join in the local organizing
When possible, send a representative of the Department
of Alumni Relations or a Regional Chair/Representative
to the organizational meeting.
Supply other information that the Department identifies
as helpful in the initial stages of organizing.
of a Steering Committee
Once the original nucleus of interested Howard University
alumni has been arranged as a Steering Committee and
a meeting is set, the following steps might be taken:
a temporary chairman to preside until regular club
officers are elected
upon a date, time and place for an organizational
meeting. All Howard University Alumni in the area
should be invited to this meeting. *
that the Department of Alumni Relations send each
alumnus in the area an announcement about the initial
meeting and an invitation to attend.* Where there
are a limited number of alumni in a community, the
meeting of the Steering Committee may also be the
initial organizational meeting.
temporary chairman should appoint: (a) A nominating
Committee to prepare a slate of officers to be presented
at the initial meeting; (b) A Constitution Committee
to prepare a basic form of organization for the club
(this form may be adapted from the suggested Constitution)
(c) Other persons to cover the arrangements for the
organizational meeting to follow up the Department's
written notices with telephone calls and personal
contacts, and to plan a brief but interesting program.
Conduct an organizational meeting for all Howard University
alumni in the area.
the purposes of an alumni club/association.
the chairman of the temporary Nominating Committee
and hear the Committee's report. After the slate has
been presented, others present should be permitted
to nominate candidates if they so desire.
the constitution prepared by the committee assigned
by the temporary chairman and vote on its approval
the names of persons willing to serve on standing
committees as designated by the new constitution.
on a date, time and place for the next meeting
sufficient time for a fellowship period at which refreshments
Follow up to the Organizational Meeting
a report of that meeting to the Department of Alumni
Relations. Include the names of the officers, charter
members and the original copy of the adopted constitution.
Request recognition as a constituent club and a charter
from the HUAA.
the story of the proceedings to the local newspaper.
a brief report of the club's organization to area
alumni who could not attend this first meeting.
now as an organized Howard University Alumni Club.
For more information contact the Department of Alumni