Dear Fellow Alumni,
Welcome to the Brown Club of Rhode Island (BCRI).
As our club enters its ninety-second year of operation, the BCRI officers and directors are excited to move forward to undertake what is shaping up to be an outstanding year of club events covering arts and culture, music, academics, sports, community service, and theatre, to name but a few of our activities.
Once again this past club year, we were able to present the Jean & Francis Madeira "Excellence in Music" award, established in 1981, to a graduating senior in the Brown Music Department, to further his/her career in music. The most recent recipient is Matthew Block '13 who will pursue a career in music design in New York.
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 & Southeastern Massachusetts areas would automatically become members of the BCRI at no charge. The "Premium Member" of this new membership category, would pay an annual fee of just $30, 100% of which would fund the Madeira award. The program has been very successful, providing Premium Members with discounts on BCRI events and raising $2,500.00 or more for the Madeira Scholarship each year.
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 2013, would automatically become Premium Members at no charge;
- Young alumni, i.e. '9-'12: $10.00 per year;
- All other alumni, parents and friends of Brown: $30.00 per year.
Perks of becoming a Premium Member are (I) Discounted admission to many BCRI events; (II) Complimentary admission to the club's Holiday reception; (III) Personal notification of all regular club events; and (IV) Early notification of events where space is limited.
We welcome any interested Brown Alumni or Friends of Brown who are interested in participating in the BCRI Board of Directors to contact us. The BCRI Board meets monthly during the academic year and comprises a group whose age spans 6 decades who share a common enthusiasm for creating activities that serve and enrich the Brown Community in Rhode Island.
Please plan to join us this year as we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Brown University.
Kenneth I. Dill
BCRI Executive Board 2013-2014:
Kenneth Dill ’77, President; Diane Scott ’75, First Vice President; Molly Hawksley '09, Secretary; Kevin Tracy ’85, Treasurer; Al Libutti ’64, House Chair; Richard Simpson ’76, Membership Chair; Spiridon Eliopoulos ’07 ScM ’10, Web Master; Hank Richter lll ’80, Facebook Editor; Molly Hawksley ’09, Young Alumni Chair; John Andrews ’76, Immediate Past President
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This page last updated 1/28/2014 by S. Eliopoulos.