The Winnipeg Junior Circle just hosted our first Alpha Gam Always on Friday, February 12, and it was a lot of fun!
We chose to go to Pizzeria Gusto, a popular restaurant in Winnipeg! It was a bit rough-going on our end, as several people changed their RSVPs at the last minute. I felt awful for our Event Coordinator who had to contact the restaurant with multiple changes in numbers, but they were fantastic! It was an “extreme cold warning” type of day, but there were seven alumnae out to enjoy our evening together, and it was lovely. It makes me hopeful that more alumnae (even just one or two) will start coming out to our events!
I think that our biggest issue with the event was a lack of information. We did explain it at the Friday night of 85th, and in the email that went out with the invitation, but people just didn’t seem to “get it”. Unfortunately alumnae here are not very adventurous when it comes to attending events, and they seem to stick with the five year anniversaries. We are hopeful that maybe slowly over time it will become more known here, or maybe we will just be a touch obnoxious and start mentioning it at every event for the six months prior 😉 One of my favourite parts of the event is that it is purely social– we are only there to spend time with one another! No commitments, no strings attached, no work involved. Just attend and enjoy! I think I might reach out to some other alumnae chapters and Junior Circles for some more recommendations.
Does your organisation have any events that are strictly for alumnae?