July 14, 2004

Reaction to the MIT Tour

Jim Gassaway, organizer for the event reports:

On July 10, 2004, sixty-five MIT alums, spouses, guests and children enjoyed a tour of the National Constitution Center.

At the Center, we enjoyed “Freedom Rising,” a state of-the-art 360° multimedia presentation showing the major themes of the Constitution. (The interactive Constitution allows for in-depth exploration of sections of the historical document.) We walked among life-size statues of delegates present at the signing of the Constitution in 1787. We took pictures of our children and grandchildren talking to the 6’4” George Washington and the short 30-year-old Alexander Hamilton and Governor Morris, 6’2” with a crudely crafted peg leg. We could sit at a senator’s desk using interactive equipment to pass legislation and donned judicial robes and ruled on a case as a member of the Supreme Court. We had the opportunity to take the Presidential Oath of Office with the help of blue-screen technology

After the tour, some 25 of us enjoyed lunch in the Delegates’ Restaurant while others visited the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

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July 15, 2004

Membership Request and Phillies RSVP Fixed

An error has been reported with the How to Join and Phillies Game pages. They have been fixed so if you have been frustrated, please try again now. If you have problems, please email the webmaster.

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July 16, 2004

Wharton Reception a Success

About 15 alumni/ae came to Wharton to learn about the school, the admissions process, and getting an MBA. But that was far from all! The impromptu networking session that came afterward was great with us meeting each other and making new contacts. People were impressed with the direction the club is taking with events like these, and the Board is set to bring you more. Stay tuned!

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July 28, 2004

New Website Online Capabilities

The club has two new online capabilities available to members:

  1. Register and pay dues online via Infinite Connection
  2. New eTalk online discussion forums

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January 06, 2005

New Online Newsletter

As part of our ongoing effort to serve local alumni/ae better, the MIT Club has instituted a monthly email newsletter to keep you better informed while streamlining the communications you receive from the Club. This online newsletter will be sent out generally during the first week of the month. Instead of sending you email announcements on an ad hoc basis, the Club will send you a regular email message that contains all of the information you need for the coming month and beyond. This is to reduce the volume of email you receive from the Club. Please note that events will only be listed here and on the “News and Events” section of the Club website, www.mitdv.org. The eLounge will no longer be used for this purpose.

Currently there are four sections of this newsletter: the summary to give you a quick overview of what’s contained in the newsletter, the Club Events section detailing what events the Club sponsors, the FYI Events section that describes events of interest or value to Club members, and the Announcements sections with information relevant to the Club.

Please take the time to give us feedback on this newsletter. If you don’t like something or love it, please let us know.

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February 01, 2005

Announcement from the Biznet Chair

We are always looking for fresh career/business content and speakers to bring before our members. If you own your own business and would like to present it to the club or are doing something interesting at work or know of an event that might be of interest, please let me know at biznet@mitdv.org.


Robert Barrimond

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June 08, 2005

Help BizNet to Expand

The MIT Club of the Delaware Valley BizNet is our professional network for MIT Alumni and Friends in the Greater Philadelphia Area. BizNet’s purpose is to promote

I as, Chairperson for this subcommittee, am announcing two initiatives to be rolled out in the near future:
  1. Advisory Board (Snazzy name TBD) – We are looking for experienced entrepreneurs and executives willing to donate their experience, resources, and wisdom to support alumni businesses in this area. The vision is to allow our alumni to build a knowledge based resource that alumni trying to start a business or need help with their current business can turn to to be more successful. Time commitment would be limited to a few hours per month.
  2. Business Database -- This database of alumni businesses in the near future will be a simple collection of web pages showcasing your business. Whether you are an owner or an executive, please take the time to submit your businesses description. Stay tuned for more information.
If you have any questions, please email me at robert.barrimond@alum.mit.edu. Remember, BizNet can only succeed long term with your contribution!

Warm regards,
Robert Barrimond
BizNet Subcommittee Chair

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