Dear Fellow Alumni,
Welcome to the Brown Club of Rhode Island (BCRI)!
As our club enters its ninety-third year of operation, the BCRI officers and directors are excited to continue offering you a wide range of outstanding events covering arts, culture, music, academics, sports, theater, community service, plus a special event to celebrate and commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Brown University.
Once again this past year, the BCRI was able to present the Jean & Francis Madeira “Excellence in Music” Award to a graduating senior in the Brown Music Department who plans to pursue a career in music. This award has been given annually since it was established by the BCRI in 1981. The most recent recipient is Morgan Lee ’14, who will pursue a master of music in piano performance at Mannes College of Music in New York City.
Since 2007, the Jean & Francis Madeira Award has been funded exclusively through membership fees from the BCRI’s “Premium Membership Program.” At that time, the club’s Board of Directors determined that all Brown alumni in the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts areas would automatically become members of the BCRI at no charge. All members would have the option of joining the “Premium Membership Program” by paying a nominal annual fee of $30, 100% of which would fund the Madeira Award. The program has been very successful, providing Premium Members with discounts on BCRI events, and annually funding the Madeira Award, which this year increased by 20% to $3,000!
In 2008-2009, in order to attract younger alumni to the BCRI, the Premium Membership annual fee was amended to provide reduced membership fees for young alumni.
- First year alumni, in this year's case, the class of 2014, would automatically become Premium Members at no charge;
- Young alumni, i.e. '10-'13: $10.00 per year;
- All other alumni, parents and friends of Brown: $30.00 per year.
Perks of becoming a Premium Member are:
- Discounted admission to most BCRI events;
- Complimentary admission to the club’s Holiday reception;
- Personal notification of all regular club events;
- Early notification of events where space is limited.
We look forward to your continued support and enjoyment of BCRI programs and events.
Diane D. Scott ‘75
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This page last updated 7/12/2014 by S. Eliopoulos.