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Mizzou Alumni earn award, plan events

Mizzou Alumni earn award, plan events

October 11th, 2017 in Local News

Mike Conner holds the Capstone certificate earned by the Callaway County chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association. With him are, from left, Marty Kehoe, Tim Conner, Truman the Tiger, Mary Ann Beahon and MAA President-elect Andrea Allison-Putman.

Fresh off winning the Mizzou Alumni Association's highest chapter honor, the Callaway County chapter is planning a football watch party and a blood drive.

The watch party will be Saturday for the MU-Georgia game, which is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. Alumni and fans will gather at 1851 Underground on 5th Street to watch the game. Participants are urged to bring canned peaches to donate to SERVE, Inc.

The blood drive will be Oct. 20, in conjunction with MU's Homecoming Blood Drive, said to be the largest in the world. Donations can be made from 1-6 p.m. at Callaway Electric Co-op, 1313 Cooperative Drive, Fulton. All presenting donors will receive a complimentary Mizzou blood drive T-shirt (while supplies last). To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org (sponsor keyword: CallawayElectric).

For the 17th year, the Callaway County chapter was recognized at Mizzou Leaders Day on Sept. 22 as a Capstone Chapter. Representing the chapter in receiving the award were Mike Conner, chapter president; Tim Conner, immediate past president; and Mary Ann Beahon and Marty Kehoe, board members.

Established in 1995, the Callaway County Alumni Chapter is one of only a few chapters nationally to achieve Capstone status, the highest level of achievement in the Mizzou Alumni Association's Chapter Recognition Program, every year since the award was established. This distinction allows the chapter to earn scholarships for local students, as well as funds for chapter activities.

To be eligible for Capstone recognition, alumni chapters must complete 18 activities that include goal-setting, leadership training, alumni and student engagement, membership recruitment, supporting MU athletics, maintaining an online presence and award nominations.

Anyone interested in learning more about the chapter and its activities, should contact Mike Conner, president, at auditor6910@yahoo.com or Ken Niemeyer, secretary, at ken.niemeyer@CallawayBank.com.