We are recruiting local Huntsville/Madison county Auburn alumni and friends who are interested in helping to foster the Auburn spirit through raising funds to send local high school students to Auburn as well as celebrate Auburn traditions through special meetings, activities and club events. The HMCAC board selects a myriad of personal and professional backgrounds, ages and areas of interest in the hope that our board will reflect the Auburn Family as a whole.
What Do Board Members Do?
Attend and Participate in monthly meetings which are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at BizTech on Sparkman Drive in Huntsville. Attendance is expected with no more than 5 consecutive absences. Failure to comply will result in dismissal from the board.
Develop and Execute Events: There are no fewer than five fundraising events each year that HMCAC sponsors, including: Tiger Trek, James T. Tatum Jr. Tiger Tee Off, Recruiting Wrap Up, Freshman Send Off and the Beat Bama party. We also host paint parties, game-watching events and community service opportunities. Board members are responsible for executing the event from inception to completion.
Committee Involvement: Annual committees are developed to spearhead fundraising, scholarships, events, communications, etc. and each member of the board is obligated to serve or lead on several committees.
Financial Support: The primary mission of the HMCAC is to raise scholarship funds for students of Madison County. To achieve that mission and cultivate funds throughout the community, each member of the board must be willing and able to contribute both financially and in-kind.
Build the Network: It is important for HMCAC to work in conjunction with the Auburn Alumni Association to attract and cultivate people who are interested in continuing to develop their relationship with Auburn University and fellow alumni. The HMCAC Board is responsible for developing and cultivating those relationships throughout the community.
How Does The Board Operate? HMCAC board members must be current members of the Auburn Alumni Association when appointed and commit to serving a 4-year term. The board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at BizTech on Sparkman Drive in Huntsville. There are also on-going communications via email, web, phone and social media. Sub-committees are responsible for scheduling individual meetings as necessary throughout the year.
What Do Board Members Get in Return?
Access to community events for decreased or no cost
Networking with fellow Auburn alumni who live and work in the same community
Opportunity to help future Auburn students
Who Should Join the Board? Auburn University Alumni and friends who are looking to be active and engaged in a volunteer organization that strives to meet the goals of it’s mission, connect members of the Auburn family together, and continue to foster the Auburn Spirit. The board looks for a myriad of personal and professional interests and backgrounds, as well as strengths and experience in networking, fundraising, community outreach and others.
How Do I Become a Board Member? If you have questions about joining the Board or are interested in serving, please email Lee Thompson, the current HMCAC President. You will be obligated to submit a letter of intent which should include your reasoning for wanting to join, as well as some background information. All submissions will be read and voted on by the Board.