Dear fellow alumni,
You would by now be aware that the Alumni Association of Goa Institute of Management has been "re-constituted". This has been a journey of learning from our experiences and evolving over the years, and the good news is that in the process of making progress, we have managed to build on what existed. The newly elected committee of office bearers met on 18th June, most of them at the campus at Sanquelim, and a couple of us virtually via Skype, to discuss and propose the charter of action going forward. It is indeed our privilege to have your trust and confidence: a serious responsibility that we shall endeavor to fulfill to the best of our collective capabilities. Our success shall depend on your continued support, be it in terms of ideas, contribution or participation.
Some of the salient areas that we plan on focusing our energies revolve around building a robust, vibrant and sustainable alumni association. Over the years, we have learnt what possibly works better and what needs to be changed, and we will build that into our plans. Some governance related matters as well as compliance issues have been identified, which we plan to get resolved as we go along, in the next few months. We have already kicked off the initiative to have structured "cells" in key cities where we have a significant number of alumni. We believe that moving from a once-a-year meet, typically fronted by a couple of summer trainees, to a structure where veteran alumni co-create local agenda and programmes that keep them engaged on an on-going basis, will be the foundation of sustainability. These cells are also expected to be the fonts of inputs for the central committee, to be incorporated in an appropriate and systematic manner into the growth plans of the alumni association.
The AGM this year, as is our usual practice, will be held along with the Grand Alumni meet on the 14th of August. It is a long week-end, at possibly the most beautiful time at our campus. Your attendance is being eagerly looked forward to, and your active participation in large numbers will be the encouragement that the new committee will base its confidence on. In the meantime, and at any time in the future, should you wish share your thoughts with me,
Please feel free to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Perry Goes, GIM '93-95
GIM Alumni Association