Bloomfield College Alumni Association (BCAA) leadership is fast tracking a number of new initiatives with full committee support. One such initiative, their desire to establish an Emeritus Committee that will advise the new executive committee, requires an update to the organizations by-laws.
"I thought it was imperative that the BCAA tap into its experienced members for a number of pursuits the association will begin focusing on in the near future," said Gage Daye '12, BCAA vice president. "The members of our Emeritus Committee have been an intricate part of reestablishing and assuring the function of the BCAA over the last 15+ years. They have planned events both big and small, including large-scale events like galas, dealt with potential donors and worked with different committees on campus. The campus connections, individual contacts, as well as the knowledge they have will be invaluable to our work. We can learn and build upon what these alumni previously accomplished."
The new BCAA leadership was voted into place in December 2021. Maurice Lyle '09 and Daye, accepted roles as president and vice president, respectively. The BCAA Executive Committee voted on amending its by-laws to establish the new Emeritus Committee, and the full BCAA Council voted in support of the motion at its February 15 meeting. The new Emeritus Committee is expected to begin joining and advising the BCAA Executive Committee at its next meeting scheduled on March 2.
The members of the new BCAA Emeritus Committee include: John Deluca '66 (also BC trustee), Lisa Dews '02, Mary Jessup '03 and John Murdock '73 (immediate past BCAA president).
Regarding overall goals under the BCAA's new leadership, Lyle stated, "The BCAA Executive Committee is discussing numerous new projects focused on strengthening relationships with students, especially to help them with career pathways and mentoring. Supporting fundraising will be key for our team as well. We intend to stay on target to advance the Association. The Executive Committee is meeting every other week and the full BCAA is meeting every month."