The Alpha Sigma Tau National Council, Executive Director and members of the National Foundation Board of Directors met January 24-27, 2013, in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This joint meeting was designed to engage members of both boards in discussion about the Alpha Sigma Tau Strategic Plan and to refine the focus and direction for Alpha Sigma Tau over the next two years. The joint meeting was another fantastic opportunity for National Council and National Foundation board members to cultivate personal relationships, further advancing the partnership between the two organizations and the overall “enterprise” of Alpha Sigma Tau.
National Council and National Foundation board members participated in several exercises designed to assess, update, and prioritize the components of the Alpha Sigma Tau Strategic Plan. The updated Strategic Areas of Focus for Alpha Sigma Tau for 2012-2014 are:
- Membership Development
- Growth and Retention
- Member Engagement (was Alumnae Member Engagement)
- Brand Loyalty (was Communications)
- Fiscal Management (was Maximizing Financial Resources)
These areas of focus will drive the work of the Council and the Headquarters staff as we look to meet the needs of our members and provide them with the best possible services and programs.
National Council and National Foundation board members discussed opportunities for the two organizations to work together to enhance the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to meet the needs of Alpha Sigma Tau and our members. The National Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be relocating its office to Indianapolis, Indiana by June 1, 2013! The Sorority is looking forward to assisting the Foundation with this transition.
The highlight of the weekend was a reception and dinner with members of the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter. It was great to see old friends, put names to faces, and make new friends! We celebrated a birthday, learned how Alpha Sigma Tau connections truly are both inter-generational and global, and enjoyed hearing about the work of Baltimore alumnae in their community.
The National Foundation will meet March 7-10, 2013 and will be joined by Tammy Bonifield, National Vice President. The National Council will meet August 15-18, 2013. Stay in touch through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/alphasigmatausorority and https://www.facebook.com/AlphaSigmaTauFoundation and on Twitter at @AlphaSigmaTau and @ASTFoundation!