Southern California LSU Alumni
Minutes from Board of Directors Meeting
Attendees: Steve Brown, Jeff Graybill, Cathy Mueller
Jesse Foltz, Hal Teeple, Greg Clements, Heather Hendricks, Pat Unangst, and
- Cathy Mueller presented membership information.
We have 64 members that paid dues during 2000 (this is up from 54 in
1999). We have 198 names on our
local mailing lists which includes anyone that attended a crawfish boil,
paid dues, or requested to be on the email list since 1997. LSU has 1000 plus names but the
reliability of the names is low.
We use LSU for our big newsletter mailings and pick up new members
from these mailings and from the Internet.
- Carl Keck presented the bank account
information. We have $9638.06 in
the bank right now. We believe
that there may be an outstanding item of about $3500 from the 2000
crawfish boil which would put us at about $6100. Steve Brown will confirm.
- Steve Brown gave us an update on our funded
scholarship. Our original funding
of $15,000 has grown to $20,000 with interest and we will start funding
this year a $1000 scholarship to be awarded to a Southern California
student. We discussed whether to
start a second scholarship. We
decided it would be good to increase the value of the current scholarship
for a few more years so that our amount keeps up with inflation. The amount sent to the scholarship fund
this year will be determined following the crawfish boil.
- Steve Brown gave us an update on our highly
successful crawfish boil. We had
about 200 adult attendees. All had
a good time, the food was much improved, and with our raffle and auction
we came out ahead with the ability to fund more on our scholarship.
- Other activities last year included two football
view-ins. The Florida game had good
attendance but was an awful game. The Ole Miss game was better but had
lighter attendance. We all felt
that this year should be a better year with the promise of an improved
team. We had a Scholarship Dinner
with 35 attendees. It was unfortunate that the speaker from Baton Rouge
had to cancel at the last minute but Cliff Vannoy filled in and it was a
- Steve Brown led a discussion on splitting the
chapter into two, a Los Angeles and North and an Orange County chapter.
Charlie Roberts has discussed this split for a number of years. Based on our paid dues members, there
are only about 22 members in Orange County proper and with no volunteers
to lead a new group; we did not feel like it made sense to pursue a split
at this time.
- Steve Brown proposed the following restructuring
of officers and the group approved:
of the Crawfish Boil Committee
with LSU in Baton Rouge
of the Student Recruitment and Scholarship committee
of the New Member and Activities Committee
of the Newsletter Committee
- Volunteers were asked to run for office. Cathy
Mueller agreed to do Secretary/Treasurer.
Heather Hendricks volunteered for 1st Board Member and
Jeff Graybill volunteered for 2nd Board Member.
- Pat Unangst volunteered to help with reception
at the crawfish boil.
Crawfish Boil Meeting
(Attended by Steve and Cathy Brown, Cathy Mueller, Heather Hendricks, Carl
Keck, Jeannie Hamada, and Steve Siegwein)
- Cathy Mueller has the application for Seaside
Lagoon which must get to the city of Redondo Beach by 2/5/01. Carl provided the check for $450. We also need to decide on our band
because the name must be on the application for sound permit. Cathy will request a 9am set up time.
- We discussed 3 options for music: Lisa Haley,
Benny and the Swamp Gators, and a DJ from the UL organization. Steve Brown
will see if Lisa is willing to work for less than $1000 that she charged
last year. Steve Siegwein and
Jeannie Hamada will see if Benny and the Swamp Gators will lower their
price of $800 and commit to our date of 5/19/01. If both groups are booked on 5/19/01, then we will pursue
the disk jockey option. A decision
needs to get to Cathy Mueller by 2/3/01.
- Caterers – all agreed that the service was
excellent from our 2000 caterers.
The LSU contention wanted to leave the menu as is for this
year. The UL group was concerned
about the quality of the side dishes.
Steve and Steve will have a conference call with the caterers and
see what can be worked out for this year.
- Jeannie Hamada will again organize the boudin
and Cathy Mueller will organize the hotdogs. Steve Siegwein will arrange for the beer and Cathy Mueller
will pick up and return the kegs.
- The raffle will be held through a posting system
this year – every hour a group of winners will be posted on a board. The silent auction will be similar to
last year. Cathy Brown will
package up and organize the prizes. Cathy Mueller will help solicit prizes
for LSU. Heather Hendricks will assist. Jeannie Hamada will organize
prizes from UL.
- The price for this years crawfish boil will be
determined after discussions with the caterer. It will be close to last year ($35) with two tiered pricing,
a lower amount for early payment.
- The crawfish boil hours will be the same as last
year 11am – 4pm.