The Club is looking for:
* Graphic designer
* AYA Delegate to represent our club at the annual conference in New Haven (partial expenses paid)
* Board members! Are you interested in getting involved?
Membership: Membership in the Yale Club of Richmond is open to any resident of central Virginia who has either attended Yale University or is the parent, widow, widower, or guardian of someone who has attended Yale. The club year runs concurrently with the academic year. Dues pay for postage, defray costs for event guests (current students, parents, applicants, speakers, etc.), and various other club expenses.
Dues are payable on an annual basis and are determined as part of the annual budget process. Dues are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
To join, complete the Membership Form and mail to the address on the form.
Officers and Directors: The Club's officers include the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, each elected for 2-year terms at the Club's Annual Meeting. The Club is managed by the officers and a board of directors, elected for 3-year terms at the Annual Meeting. If interested in serving as an officer or director, please contact Rob Brodsky.
AYA Delegate: Yale Club of Richmond's Delegate to the Association of Yale Alumni is selected for a 3-year term. The delegate is expected to attend the annual AYA Convocation in New Haven during either the Princeton or Harvard football game weekend, and then report back to the Club. If you are interested in serving as delegate, please contact Rob Brodsky.
Alumni Schools Committee: The Alumni Schools Committee is responsible for interviewing prospective Yale students from a very large region stretching from Fredericksburg down to the North Carolina border and from Keysville to Williamsburg. More interviewers are needed! During the 2010/2011 school year the ASC interviewed 81 applicants up from 56 the year before. Eight students from the Richmond area were admitted – an admit rate of 9.8% compared with the national rate of only 7%.
2010/2011 admit year – 8 admits / 81 applicants, 14 early 9.8% admit rate
Yale national admit rate 7% / 2,005 admitted, 27,280 applicants
Accepted students are from:
Maggie Walker HS – 3
Clover Hill HS –2
Cosby HS – 1
Appomatox Governor’s HS – 1
Henrico HS – 1
Maggie Walker HS – 2
Midlothian HS – 1
Matoaca HS – 1
2009/2010 admit year -- 7 admits / 56 applicants, 12.5% admit rate
Yale national admit rate 7%
Collegiate – 2
St. Christopher’s – 2
Maggie Walker – 1
Patrick Henry – 1
Lee-Davis – 1
If you would like to help interview students please contact Suly Salazar-Layton.
Activities and Events
Programs Committee: The Yale Club of Richmond will conduct a variety of events each year in addition to the Annual Meeting. Examples include: wine tasting, panel discussions, speaker presentations, Yale singing group concerts, “watch parties” for Yale sporting events and the Yale Day of Service activities. To suggest an event or to volunteer to assist in planning events for YCR, click on the contact us button above and send a note to the Programs chairman Allen Bean.
Yale Day of Service: The Yale Day of Service seeks to engage alumni in service efforts around the world. The Club will be looking to support local community service initiatives, preferably focused on education. We have a lot to offer the community. Working together we can make a significant impact. If you have a particular service project in mind and you would like to organize the effort, please let us know! While the Yale Day of Service is officially May 14, 2011, it is our hope that the Club can engage in a service project that extends year round. One potential project is to develop a leadership series, presented by Yale Club members, at a local elementary school to educate kids about what characteristics make for great leaders.
Yale Book Award: Presentation of a Yale Book Award is a time-honored tradition at many schools across the country. If you would like to set up a book award for a particular high school please contact the Club president.
Networking and Career Support: The Club would like to help Yalies to connect with business opportunities. If you are interested in being a mentor or an industry contact, please let the Club president know of your interest.
Book Club: Would you like to participate in a book club with fellow Elis? We’ll connect you with other interested Elis in your area. Send an email to the Club president.
Feb Club: Last year thousands of Yalies participated in at least one of 63 Feb Club parties across the globe to celebrate the doldrums of winter including Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. If there is enough interest we’ll coordinate a YCR Feb Club event in Richmond or Williamsburg or Fredericksburg – or all three! For more information see the Feb Club site. If you would like to help coordinate a local Feb Club event please contact the Club president.
Community Service Summer Fellow: Each year hundreds of current Yale students apply for summer fellowships across the country. The fellowships offer the students the opportunity to live in a new city and to lead a program for a local non-profit organization. Yale Clubs sponsor these summer fellows by identifying the local non-profit opportunity and by providing housing and transportation for the student. The students receive a small stipend from Yale. The program is tremendously rewarding to the Yale students and, of course, provides real value for the local non-profit. We need a team to research summer fellowship opportunities in the Richmond area and coordinate the program. If interested in participating, please contact the Club president.