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Alumni Volunteer Summit promotes volunteer culture at Queen's

[Happy volunteers at summit]From L-R: Laura Wilson, Artsci`10, MPA`12; Colin McLeod, Artsci`09; Zhaodi Culbreath, Sc`08. Laura and Colin—who met at Queen`s and are happily engaged--volunteer with the Young Alumni Group in Ottawa and Zhaodhi volunteers with the Young Alumni Group in Toronto. Zhaodhi is also the recipient of the 2012 Rising Star Award from the Queen`s University Alumni Association, which will be presented at the Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday.

For the fifth year in a row, Queen’s is gearing up to welcome new and continuing alumni volunteers back to campus for a weekend of learning and networking.

“The Alumni Volunteer Summit allows us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the value of volunteerism and of the impact of volunteer contributions here at Queen’s,” says Sarah Indewey, Manager of Volunteer Relations for the Department of Alumni Relations.

New this year as part of AVS are specialist Sport Symposium workshops covering pertinent topics like fundraising, athlete recruiting, and booster club creation.

Other staple AVS sessions will cover how to get involved as a Queen’s University Alumni Association volunteer, how to lead a volunteer team, and how to establish a QUAA branch, while open discussions about reunion planning and the Initiative Campaign will give attendees the opportunity to directly address current issues at the university. A student panel discussion, lunch with Principal Daniel Woolf, and team building challenges will round out the diversity of available activities this year.

The weekend’s speakers include Judith Brown, Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Associate Vice-Principal (Advancement); Tom Hewitt, Chief Development Officer; and Queen’s alumnus John Curtis, mediation lawyer, former Olympic competitor, and passionate sailor. Principal Woolf will also be talking to attendees about the university’s seven key priorities for this year.

The live stream of the Principal’s talk will happen on Saturday, October 13 from 12:25-12:45 pm, followed by a Q&A session (email alumni@queensu.ca or tweet questions to @queensualumni).

For more information about Alumni Volunteer Summit, visit alumni.queensu.ca/avs

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