GAME WATCH PARTIES
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Auburn Clubs and Auburn Alumni Affiliates are for all Auburn alumni and friends. The Auburn Alumni Association is dependent upon contributing members to provide the necessary financial support to help carry on the services and programs required for an effective Auburn Club Program. Members of a local Auburn Club or Affiliate do not have to be contributing members of the Auburn Alumni Association, however all club officers should be contributing members (Annual or Life Members) of the Auburn Alumni Association. Auburn Clubs or Affiliates are not allowed to charge membership dues for their group.
Recognizing the club that best represents Auburn University and the Auburn Alumni Association in service to its community.
Recognizing the club that has implemented a new, creative way of conducting a special event/fundraising initiative or engaging alumni during the pandemic
First place – Greater Pensacola Auburn Club
During game watch season, the Greater Pensacola Auburn Club hosted giveaways and social media engagements to connect with the Auburn Family. They had great success engaging with their members during this series of events.
Second place – New York Auburn Club
This club completely modified their Freshmen Send-Off by hosting a virtual Zoom event including a special game of trivia and then sending an intentional gift to each family. They also were able to stay connected through game watch parties this past fall.
Third place – Derby City Auburn Club
Their group did a wonderful job of engaging their incoming freshmen by hosting a drive-by sendoff experience and then staying connected with the students and their families throughout the year!
Recognizing the club that hosted the most creative and engaging online event or series.
First place – Auburn Agricultural Alumni Club
This group created a virtual version of their annual scholarship fundraising event, making this year’s Virtual Ag Roundup and Scholarship Auction a wonderful success with the incorporation of Coach Bruce Pearl, Coach Greg Williams, and Gretchen VanValkenburg.
Second place – San Diego Auburn Club
This group spearheaded the virtual freshman sendoffs and incorporated Aubie, as well as a representative from AO Tourism, to inform and encourage the incoming students and their families!
Third place – Los Angeles Auburn Club
With a consistent virtual presence, Los Angeles Auburn Club has continued to provide captivating experiences for volunteers such as the “War Eagle Supper Club” happy hour, a virtual freshman send-off event with SGA President Ada Ruth Huntley, virtual halftime tailgates for the football games, and the creation of a Slack channel for easy communication with each other!
Recognizing the club that has strived to create effective and meaningful touchpoints with their club members.
First place – Greater Nashville Auburn Club
This club consistently created e-newsletters, used social media and created original content to keep their group updated and engaged. They created a Choose your Camp War Eagle Group meme that went viral among the Auburn Family. They also created engaging content as well as graphics for the Track ‘Em Tigers Virtual 5K and the Welcome to the City-Senior Celebration event. Be sure to check out their social media accounts!
Second place – New York Auburn Club
This club intentionally increased their social media presence so that they could reach a greater portion of the Auburn Family and increase awareness about events and causes the club supports. Social media allowed their club to preserve their connection to Auburn and the New York Auburn Club through trivia, the promotion of game watch events, and the creation of a four-week campaign for the Track ‘Em Tigers Virtual 5K.
Third place – Elmore County Auburn Club
This club wanted to increase their engagement efforts, so they decided to create a new Communications Director position for their club. This intentional effort has brought great enthusiasm to their Board and has tremendously increased their social media presence. One post during football season had over 25,000 reactions, comments, and shares. The post went viral, reaching over 600,000 people!
Recognizing the club that strives to foster the Auburn spirit through every interaction or event. The club’s passion, dedication and efforts mirror the same grit, love and motivation displayed by Coach Dye.
This group has persevered in engaging Auburn friends and family despite hard circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Through adhering to local and state guidelines, ensuring safety protocols, and caring for each person’s health, the New York Auburn Club has been able to safely gather for game watch parties this football season and support their local game watch location! This perseverance reflects the spirit of Pat Dye, while also encouraging the Auburn Family to safely care for one another and Auburn.
An Auburn Club is comprised of Auburn alumni and friends whose bond is Auburn University. The goal of every club is to foster the Auburn spirit by engaging members of the Auburn family in their respective communities, supporting current and future students through the funding of scholarships, and promoting the objectives of the Auburn Alumni Association. There is a more formal process as to what is expected and provided to our Auburn Clubs, and it usually takes about a year for a group to officially charter as a club. Auburn Clubs are geographic based and are formed in service areas that have over 250 alumni and friends.
An Auburn Alumni Affiliate has the same goals of an Auburn Club, however there are a few key differences. They are a little less structured, allow for more flexibility, and can be interest, geographic and even professional based. We also encourage our geographic based groups to begin as an affiliate if they have less than 250 alumni in their area. We find our affiliate groups hosting different types, or less frequent programming as well.
An Auburn Club can be located anywhere in the nation or world. Auburn Clubs are charged with hosting meetings and events, providing community service, raising scholarship funds and serving Auburn students. For a club to thrive and maintain a continuation of leadership, it is encouraged for there to be a minimum of 250 alumni in the counties within a 50-mile geographical radius. For those areas or groups who would like to foster meaningful engagement opportunities beyond the traditional geographic club structure, the Auburn Alumni Association offers the option of becoming an Auburn Alumni Affiliate. These affiliate groups offer a platform for alumni with similar interests and common bonds to connect and network. Affiliates primarily meet for social engagement and are not required to meet the guidelines of a chartered Auburn Club. To learn more about starting a club in your area please email [email protected].
Auburn Club Membership Commissions is a program established to foster and increase contributing memberships in the Auburn Alumni Association, as well as to enhance the association membership experience. This program was also created to eliminate confusion between membership in the association and membership in local clubs. Therefore, local Auburn Clubs may not charge separate membership dues, and all clubs participate in Auburn Club Membership Commissions.
Please see the Clubs Portal for the more information.
The Auburn Alumni Association will automatically assign members of the alumni association to a club in their area. Names and contact information are provided to the clubs to help increase communication, membership and participation in the club. The association will pay “commissions” to clubs who recruit new and returning contributing members to the association. These incentive payments are made after the end of the association’s fiscal year, September 30, and are deposited to the club’s annual or endowed scholarship fund held by the AU Foundation or to the club’s operating expenses (no later than November 15). If a club is working with the Auburn Alumni Association to create a club scholarship, the money will be held for up to one year. To earn commissions, contributing members need to list the name of the Auburn Club on their membership application or select it from the dropdown list when joining online at www.alumni.auburn.edu/join-or-renew.
No. Membership will be unified. All General and Contributing Members of the alumni association will automatically be eligible for local club participation. This will eliminate confusion between club memberships and association memberships.
Learn about the different types of contributing memberships available to you by clicking here (https://www.alumni.auburn.edu/join-or-renew/). When purchasing a membership, insert your club name in the Auburn Club field. Please feel free to contact the Office of Alumni Affairs – Club Management via email or phone for membership application questions.
• Email: [email protected]
• Phone: 334-844-1145 or 334-844-1973
For more information regarding club commissions, please see the Helpful Auburn Alumni Association Membership Documents on the Clubs Portal.
There are 3 easy ways for people to join as contributing members:
• Online at www.alumni.auburn.edu/join-or-renew and select your local Auburn Club.
• Mail completed application with club name listed to:
Auburn Alumni Association,
Attn: Alumni Accounting
317 S. College St
Auburn, AL 36849
• Phone call to the membership department at (334) 844-2960 and mention your club name.
We are eager to help you begin the process of creating a club/affiliate scholarship. Please call (334)-844-2995. Steve Inabinet, the Scholarship Coordinator, can help your club start a scholarship program.