This information session was packed with presentations by leaders of various clubs doing great things to connect and provide networking opportunities for alumni around their region. Nory Babbitt moderated. EJ Crawford gave a broad overview presentation about the new iModules and its aim to connect people and create a broad platform for alumni to share their stories. He encouraged the alumni community to send in their stories. Nory Babbitt gave a short introduction to creating clubs and SIGS in Meeting Alumni Where They Are. The Yale Club of Oregon president, Xiaoyan Huang shared about their accomplishments, what technical tools they use to set-up their events (Eventbrite, Google Doc, Website for landing purposes, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, Zoom for online meeting, SurveyMonkey for post-event learning) and what kind of events they host (leveraging remote speaker/Expertise, mentoring young alums). This was followed by a presentation on Camp Yale, a summer program aimed to bring BOLD (Bulldogs of the Last Decade).
Nory Babbitt closed the session by announcing that she will be retiring, from her service to the Yale Alumni Association, in January of 2019.