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If you've been feeling an unexplainable itch to find meaning in your life by getting more involved with your college alumni class, have no fear.
 
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NOMINATE YOURSELF FOR CLASS OFFICER
 
Fill out the form below on behalf of yourself or another classmate. For more information about the Nominating Process, please read our FAQ.
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NOMINATING FAQ

 

Why Should I Get Involved?

 

  • It’s really fun!  Mix nostalgia with people whom you are sure to like and give back to an institution that gave us so much.

  • Stay connected to the REAL Dartmouth, be the first to know about major developments, meet the Dartmouth students of today, and be invited to the annual leadership weekend. 

  • Connect with other Dartmouth leaders!  Get to know your amazing peers from all different classes; connect personally and professionally through the Dartmouth network.  

  • Make new friends—and keep the old!  Our monthly conference calls create and reinforce ongoing community among the 96s.  

  • It’s a manageable amount of time!  Whether you have two hours a month or two hours a week, we will help match you with a role that is both interesting and works with your life.

 

What is the “Nominating Committee”?

 

The Nominating Committee is a small group of 96s who are gathering nominations and candidate statements and ensuring that the class is aware of who is running for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  They are also collecting nominations and sending recommendations to the President for appointments to other officer positions.   

 

The committee is being chaired Kim Koontz Haring, our current Alumni Councilor and former Class President.  Other members of the committee are Justin Heather, our current Class President, Kim Sanderson-Hutfilz, our Dartmouth College Fund Head Agent, and Betsy Miller, who has served on the Executive Committee for more than a decade and has held various leadership roles in our Reunion Committee for the last several reunions.

 

Which Officers are Elected by the Class?

 

The Class elects the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Alumni Council Representative*.  All other officers are appointed by the President of the Class.  

 

*Alumni Council Representative will not be up for election in 2021.

 

How Long Does an Officer Serve?

 

Officers are elected for a five-year term, spanning from reunion to reunion.  There are provisions for replacing officers in the event someone is no longer able to serve, but the hope is that candidates will plan to continue in their position for five years.

 

Alumni Council Representatives serve three, rather than five, year terms and are elected on the Alumni Council cycle, rather than our reunion cycle.  Our current representative is serving from 2020-2023.

 

Who are our Class Officers and What Do They Do?

 

President (Justin Heather):  Responsible for helping create and carry out the vision for the class; keeps in touch with officers to ensure they are meeting their own goals and the goals of the class; plans agendas and sets up monthly conference calls; manages overall operations of the class and communication with Alumni Relations and the class.

 

Vice President (Kelii Opulauoho):  Responsible for supporting the President and taking presidential responsibilities in the event of an absence or vacancy of the President; plans and carries out class surveys; primary responsibility for class projects.

 

Secretary (Garrett Gil de Rubio):  Responsible for taking notes of monthly conference calls and keeping the records of the class; responsible for collecting information and preparing bi-monthly columns for the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine.

 

Treasurer (Shervyn von Hoerl):  Responsible for the collection of dues and other monies and for managing all aspects of the finances of the class, including filing tax returns and reports to the College.

 

Strategic Communications Chair and Committee (new position!):  Responsible for working with the Executive Committee to create a strategic communications plan for the class across multiple mediums and for creating content and layout for print, email and other digital communications.

 

Social Chair (new position!):  Responsible for helping engage the class through social media and for gathering classmate news for various publications; sits on the Strategic Communications Committee.

 

Webmaster (Anh Thu Cunnion):  Responsible for overall content, design and maintenance of the class website; sits on the Strategic Communications Committee.

 

Mini-Reunion Chairs:  Responsible for planning and carrying out at least 2 mini-reunion events each year; position involves connection with leadership from other classes and alumni clubs and creating promotional material to be distributed by the Strategic Communications Committee.

 

Head Agent/Participation Agent (Kim Sanderson-Hutfilz & Matt Miller):  Responsible for working with the Dartmouth College Fund to increase participation and donations to the College from members of the class; some class communication required; recruits classmates to help with DCF.

Reunion (2022?) Committee (Nakiah Cherry Chinchilla): The class is still working to try to schedule an in-person reunion of some kind, TBD 2022!  This committee will be responsible for all areas of planning around any potential in person, whole-class event in 2022.  This is only a one-year commitment!

 

What is the Executive Committee, and What Does It Do?

 

The Executive Committee is a larger group of volunteers that help as much or as little as they are able during the five-year term.  Their primary job is to help the Class Officers get a broader sense of the opinions of classmates and to help when there are specific needs of the officers.  

 

Class Officers have monthly conference calls, in which any Executive Committee member is welcome to participate.  We have at least one annual all-Executive Committee call.  On occasion, the Executive Committee may be polled via email to get feedback on decisions to be made for the class.  Executive Committee members will have the opportunity to get involved with specific projects for the class when needed, or they may spend their time helping a specific officer regularly, as per the volunteer’s preference.

 

 

How Do I Volunteer to Help?

 

Nominate yourself by May 7th!

 

Whether you have something in mind or just want to chat about the options, please reach out to Kim Koontz Haring or any of the members of the committee.  We are happy to help you find a way to get involved in the way that works best with your interests and your life!