Board Meeting Notes
NEXT BOARD MEETING
Saturday, January 13th
at the home of Board Member David Diestelkamp
630 N. Elmwood Dr., Aurora, Illinois
Juniors and Seniors in high school are
invited to visit the Florida College campus during Falcon Days.
• Get a taste of college life without the
• Lots of information and activities
• Meals are included
• Parents are welcome
If you’re interested in attending one of
these events, please contact Laura Alvarez.
Our chapter will be working toward coordinating chaperones to take
groups down if there is enough
2017 Chicagoland Camp
June 17-23, 2018
Congratulations to the
Join The Hutchinson Bell
Scott and Suzy Miller
Justin and Hannah Alvarez
Trenton and Beth Roth
|Chicagoland members of the FC cross country team at the USCAA Fall 2017
National Championship Tournament in Virginia Beach, VA.
(Left to right) Jacob Alvarez,
Ethan Sink, Jason Mallo, Madison West, Cassie Miller, Jacob Sink
|Scott and Suzy Miller show their support for the FC cross country team at the USCAA National Tournament
|What happened to the Chicagoland Florida College Booster Club (CFCBC)?|
It was decided in a
series of Booster club meetings to dissolve the existing club and form
the Chicagoland chapter of the Hutchinson Bell
What's the Hutchinson Bell?
The Hutchinson Bell is
Florida College’s alumni and friends’ association which exists to serve
members by allowing them to connect, communicate and cultivate
relationships with one another and the college which brought them
So did we just change names?
No, the club, before
dissolving, chose a board of directors who will serve as the governing
body of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Hutchinson Bell.
What will the board do?
The board has elected new
officers and will have meetings throughout the year to make decisions
about the chapter’s activities and endeavors.
Does this mean there are no more meetings like we used to have?
Yes and no. Anyone who is
a member of the chapter is welcome to attend the board meetings to
offer input and bring suggestions. There will also be an annual meeting
where new board members will be nominated and elected by the members at
large, however, the regular board meetings will not be tied to a social
function as it has been in the past.
How do I find out about the meetings?
Meetings will be posted on the website, and emails will be sent out to the membership at large.
How do I offer suggestions and input if I'm not able to attend a meeting?
You can contact any of the board members or officers with questions, suggestions or other input.
So, if I'm not an officer or a board member how else can I be involved in the club?
The board members and
officers will always be looking for volunteers to head committees, work
on committees and generally lend a helping hand. We strongly encourage
members at large to stay involved in the chapter, with a goal of
serving and, if interested, pursue a role as board member or officer in
Are there any things I can help with right now?
Yes, definitely. The
board is currently looking for members who are capable at website
design and other social media platforms to help on our Communication
Committee. If you or someone you know of is interested in helping in
this way, they should contact the Communication Committee chair, Mason
We are also looking for
people interested in driving prospective students down to the Falcon
Days events on the FC campus. You can contact Laura Alvarez if you
would like more information about that.
Am I a current member of the Chicagoland Chapter of The Hutchinson Bell?
is a list of the
people from our area that as of September 9, 2017, have signed up as
members: Susan Elam, Al
Diestelkamp, Dominic & Jen Venuso, Curt & Jody Nettles, Mike
& Laura Alvarez, Paul & Alice Thomas, Bill & Shannon Sink,
Keith & Kathy Barclay, Andy & Karen Diestelkamp. Those who are
already members should make sure that they have chosen to be affiliated
with the Chicagoland Chapter. They can do that in their settings when
they are signed into their account.
NOTE: Some people
who have been recurring members in the past may assume their
memberships have renewed automatically. However, it is necessary to
renew mannually now that our Booster Club has joined The Hutchinson
Bell. See next question below.
How do I become a member of The Chicagoland Chapter of the Hutchinson Bell?
By paying annual dues of
$35 (for family) or $25 (for individuals) to The Hutchinson Bell, you automatically are able to be a member of
a local chapter. You can go to thehutchinsonbell.com to sign up.
Still have questions?
Feel free to contact our President, Vice President or one of the Board Members. (See list in left column)