Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Halifax, NS

Current Initiatives of the Halifax Alumni Chapter

The Father George Kehoe Athletic Endowment Fund: The StFX AEF (Athletic Endowment Fund) was created by the StFX Alumni Association to ensure future funding for athletics and contribute to establishing equity in funding for athletics for male and female sports. The Annual Halifax Alumni Dinner is one of the major contributors to the George Kehoe Athletic Endowment Fund. The Dinner in Halifax has taken place since 1991. Since its inception in 1991, this event has contributed over $300,000 to the Fund!

The StFX Athletic Endowment Fund is named in honor of the late Father George Kehoe, Nova Scotia Hall of Fame inductee, StFX Hall of Famer and Director of Athletics at StFX University for many years.

 

StFX Student Bursary Program

The StFX Halifax Alumni Chapter currently commits a portion of all funds raised throughout the year to StFX Bursary Program. Awarded annually, the bursaries go directly to the costs of education for students attending StFX from the HRM.

 

Interested in becoming a committee member?

The role of the Committee is to plan events held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and determine policy surrounding events and activities that involve alumni living in the city. The committee is accountable to ensure that the stated purpose, goals, and objectives can be met.

 

Committee Overview

The StFX Alumni Kehoe Dinner Committee

The StFX Alumni Kehoe Dinner Committee establishes and monitors the direction of the yearly Alumni Dinner. It is then also up to the committee to implement the decisions it makes.

The Kehoe Dinner Committee is a "working" committee. Members are expected to add input into the committees; plan and run events; solicit tickets, sponsorship and table sales for the Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, track financial matters and perform any other tasks that are necessary to run a successful annual dinner.

Committee Members normally meet once a month in the evening for 1-2 hours. Some preparation will be needed from each member prior to the meeting and depending on the current activities of the committee; work is often required as a result of each meeting.

Committee Members are expected to carry out, in a timely fashion, the duties for which they have volunteered. If a member cannot complete a task for any reason, it is always preferable to let the committee know as soon as possible so that alternate arrangements can be made rather than simply allowing work to slide. A Committee Member normally serves a two year term. Members can be re-elected at the end of their term.

 

Meetings

Meeting dates, times, and locations will be determined by the committee members. Members are responsible for notifying the secretary if they are unable to attend a meeting.

 

Rewards for Volunteers

While there is no financial compensation for volunteering, you will find that there are many other types of rewards:

  • Experience in areas that you may not have encountered prior to your Committee work.
  • Volunteer experience is recognized as an acceptable alternative to a formal education or experience in the paid work force.
  • Many volunteers have used experience gained to jump ahead in their careers or even to move into an entirely new career.
  • The knowledge that you have actively contributed to your alma mater and its financial stability and success going forward

 

Contact

The Halifax StFX Alumni Chapter is always looking for alumni members to volunteer at our events. If you are interested in getting involved in the chapter, please send an e-mail to dmerzetti@dsmtel.com
 

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