Palmer Society Alumnae Leadership Council is an organization for Palmer Society Alumnae with a mission of developing community through communication, society, and service. Our vision is to form an independent organization- a good ol’ girls club for the 21st century, focused on alumnae needs and projects. In addition to determining our Mission and Strategic Plan, we’ve identified 5 key areas of alumnae interest: Community Building, Community Service, Networking and Mentoring, Publicity and Communications, and Scholarship and Fundraising.
• Set goals for social connections
• Encouraged to utilize Academic Calendar dates as potential opportunities for filling a programming need; current key dates include- Start of Fall Semester, Open House, Whittier Weekend, Rush and January Interim. Do not feel obligated to program for all these dates; they are merely potential opportunities
• Create a vision and action plan for offering value through service
• Research best practices for similar organizations
• Assess Palmer Alumnae community needs, desires, and resources through broader membership outreach.
• Propose an organizational structure with leadership, terms of service, and community standards for approval by our volunteers with the end goal of seeking formal recognition as an alumni organization within the Whittier College Community.
• Create a vision and action plan that utilizes and supports alumnae as a resource for professional development. Plan should be aimed at broadening the Palmer Society network.
• Create and execute a communication plan that utilizes multiple platforms
• Set protocol and standards for content submission and presentation, including a standard graphic identity and language use that is consistent across platforms.
• Establish a cooperation agreement with the active organization that serves all the Society’s alumnae communication and is adopted broadly as standard practice.
• Recruit and organize content providers.
• Set and review Endowed Scholarship Award standards
• Execute a plan to promote Endowed Scholarship Award applications through direct active outreach
• Determine and recruit Endowed Scholarship Award evaluation team; oversee and ensure the integrity of the award process; communicate with Advancement on award recommendations
• Set goals for growing the Endowed Scholarship Award Fund; an emphasis on promoting new and ongoing philanthropy and cooperation with Advancement is desired.
At Large Members are not specifically associated with any one committee but provide material support and input to the council's vision on an ongoing basis in an effort to uphold the Leadership Council's mission.
The Palmer Alumnae Leadership Council has published a white paper stating its position regarding the use of Pride Wear in New Member Education. We thank Sioux Thompson '75 for lending her expertise in Organizational Development on this topic.