CHS President's Handbook 2013

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Cornell Hotel Society-Chapter President's Handbook Exposition in New York City held each November. On Wednesday, November 16th, 1927, at such a reunion banquet at the Roosevelt Hotel, plans were definitely formulated for a permanent alumni association, John M. Crandall '25 being elected acting Secretary. At the call of Mr. Crandall, School alumni met on Saturday morning, May 12th, 1928, in Willard Straight, for an organization meeting, and as a result the Cornell Society of Hotelmen was definitely and formally organized with the following officers: President – John M. Crandall '25 Secretary – Treasurer – John Courtney '25 STRATEGIC DIRECTION Since 1928 The Society has served a very important role in the life of the 'Hotelies'. It is the original social network that brought the members together to pay it forward for our industry and all stakeholders of The School of Hotel Administration. Under the current governing board the need for strategic direction and review of vision, mission and objectives were deemed imminent in order to ensure the Society kept its relevance and legacy in the field as The Alumni Organization to belong to. A study was commissioned in 2012 to review other outstanding alumni organizations, their structures and best practices. The strategic direction is crafted in order to ensure the values, purpose and vision of The Society is clearly communicated and lived by its members. "We are an engaged network of Dynamic, Imaginative Leaders Sharing Traditions, Friendship, Passions and Ideas. We believe that Life is Service and Creating Enriching Experiences for others is at the heart of being a Hotelie for life." The Society is a volunteer run organization by its alumni for its alumni. PURPOSE The Cornell Hotel Society is the alumni association of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. The objective of the Society is to promote the interests of Cornell University, the Hotel School, alumni, administrators, faculty and students. The Society also promotes fellowship, networking, education, recruitment, career management, development, and financial assistance to students at the School, professionalism, and training in the hospitality industry. Our shared passion for the art & business of Hospitality bonds us as an engaged network advancing the interests of SHA, its students and alumni worldwide. Page | 7

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