2013 New officer nomination:
The Seattle Alumni Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma is now accepting applications for elected officer positions to serve during the 2013/2014 term. Officers are elected to serve one year terms that commence on July 1st and end on June 30th of the following year.
The upcoming election will be for the following officer positions:
President – responsible for overall strategic direction for the Chapter, venue and speaker inquiry
Vice-President – responsible for coordinating events, venue and speaker inquiry
Secretary – responsible for organizational and administrative functions of the Chapter
Treasurer – responsible for financial matters of the Chapter
More information about the roles and responsibilities can be found on the Beta Gamma Sigma Central Operations website at http://www.betagammasigma.org/alumni/rolealumniofficers.htm
1) Please send your self-nomination and other person nominations with a resume through email@example.com on or before May 1st.
2) If approved as a candidate by Beta Gamma Sigma central operations, you will need to submit a short narrative about your background. The narratives of each approved candidate will be included in a broadcast email to all members on June 2st for the voting on Survey Monkey. Members will have until June 16th to for a candidate for each officer role.
3) The Seattle Alumni Chapter will announce the newly elected officers as soon as all the votes have been tallied, and acceptance is confirmed from the winner of each officer position. For officer positions with only one candidate, election is automatic.
BGS – Seattle Alumni Chapter – 2013 Scholarship Award – $1,000
Eligibility requirements – Each applicant must meet each of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the scholarship:
- Must be a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Seattle Alumni Chapter.
- Must have completed 2 quarters, 1 semester, of coursework in a business-related program at a university that is accredited with the US Department of Education during the time period between 09/2012 and 06/2013.
- Must have completed a minimum of 3 years of college education (135+ credits on the quarter system, or 90+ credits on the semester system)
Selection criteria – academic merit based – The applicant with the highest cumulative GPA will receive the $1,000 scholarship award.
Application process – To be considered for the scholarship award, eligible applicants must submit unofficial transcripts with enough completed credits to demonstrate that she/he is eligible for the scholarship award (see eligibility requirements above). Applicants must also submit documentation to demonstrate that she/he has met the current enrollment eligibility requirements (or will meet the criteria by 06/2013). Unofficial transcripts that indicate current enrollment will suffice. Email these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the application deadline of 04/30/2013.
Validation criteria – The selected applicant will be contacted by email on 05/01/2013 and will have until 05/03/2013 to acknowledge that she/he intends to validate her/his eligibility for the scholarship award. The selected applicant will be required to submit Official Transcripts via mail to the President of the BGS Seattle Alumni Chapter. The Official Transcripts must be received no later than 05/17/2013 to be considered validated.
If the Official Transcripts are not received on or before 05/17/2013 , or if the Official Transcripts vary from the Unofficial Transcripts that were originally submitted, the selected applicant will be disqualified. In this event, the applicant who submitted Unofficial Transcripts with the second highest cumulative GPA will be contacted for Official Transcripts. The newly selected applicant will have 3 days to acknowledge receipt of the tentative selection, and we will allow 17 days for the Official Transcripts to be received.
When the Official Transcripts of the selected applicant have been received and validated, the award will be announced. The award will be available for distribution in August of 2013.
Current officers are not eligible to apply.
Description: Clint Stein, the current CFO of Columbia Bank, will give tips on what it takes to become a CFO of a publicly traded company and to achieve your career goals. Here are some of the topics he will be talking about:
- Overview of Columbia Bank
- Overview of my primary duties as a public company CFO
- Review of my professional experience
- Traits I look for in prospective employees
- The importance of education and lifelong learning
Cost: $12 per person. Food: Pizza and sodas will be provided.
RSVP: Advanced registration at www.bgsseattle.org/registration/ , and payment via Paypal is required (Credit/Debit cards & Paypal Account payments are available through Paypal).
RSVP Deadline: 03/12/2013. If the event is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded (less Paypal transaction fees). Registration fees are otherwise non-refundable.
Place: Tukwila Community Center (Art Room A) at 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168
Parking: Free parking in front.
Biography: Clint Stein joined Columbia in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Columbia, Mr. Stein was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Albina Community Bank in Portland, Oregon. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Idaho and is a Certified Public Accountant. His post-graduate executive education includes the Graduate School of Bank Financial Management, and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.
February Meet and Greet
Date: February 27, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: BJ’s Brewhouse in Tacoma. S. Steele Street #1500, Tacoma, WA, 98409
Food: Appetizers will be provided. Separate food entrees and drinks can be purchased at your own discretion
RSVP: 25 seats available. Please register and pay at http://bgsseattle.org/registration/
Cost: $7 per attendee. Payment will be accepted as part of registration via Paypal (you can use your Paypal account or debit/credit card)
Parking: Free parking in front of restaurant
Interested in startups? Philip will talk about lessons learned from building BuzzLabs, a reputation management startup: from fund raising, hiring, building the product and business development, to ultimately navigating the acquisition process. Format is interactive so bring your questions!
Cost: Free for members ($5 donation requested); $5 required donation for non-member guests.
Date: Thursday, Novemeber 8th, 2012.
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Place: Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE (Northeast Fourth Street and 110th Avenue Northeast) in downtown Bellevue, near the Bellevue
Parking: Free parking. Parking garage entrance is on the 110th.
Philip Lee is a tech entrepreneur currently working on a new startup venture in healthcare. In 2009, Philip founded BuzzLabs, a social media analytics company. He ran the company as CEO and sold the company to Citysearch in 2011. After the acquisition he became Senior Director at Citysearch and built the Seattle office.
Prior to BuzzLabs, Philip built next generation advertising platforms at Microsoft.
Philip went to the University of Washington, where he graduated with degrees in computer science and economics in 2005.
BGS Seattle presents:The Story of Sound Credit Union and Its Management Lessons
By Richard C. Brandsma
Richard C. Brandsma, President & CEO of Sound Credit Union, was born in Prosser, Washington. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Eastern Washington University in 1971 and immediately accepted a position as a Federal Examiner with the National Credit Union Administration where he worked for ten years. He has served as the President & CEO of Sound Credit Union since 1981.
Under Mr. Brandsma’s leadership, the credit union has grown from a single branch, 26 employees, and $18.9 million in assets to the sixth largest credit union in Washington State, with 20 branches stretching from Lynnwood to Olympia, more than 230 employees, and over $1 billion in assets. He guided the credit union through a conversion from federal to state charter, and through fourteen mergers, including the recent joining of Watermark and Sound, the largest merger in the state of Washington.
Mr. Brandsma currently serves on the Business Advisory Board, Milgard School of Business University of Washington Tacoma; on the Board of Directors for the Tacoma Local Development Council Business Improvement Area; Washington Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Credit Unions Efficiency & Budget Taskforce; and the Northwest Credit Union Association Governmental Affairs Committee. He has served as the President of the Sunrise Rotary Club, President of the Puget Sound Credit Union Executives Society, Chairman of the Board for the Washington Credit Union League, Chairman of the Business Advisory Board Milgard School of Business University of Washington, Tacoma, Chairman of the Tacoma Local Development Council Business Improvement Area, and has been active in coaching youth athletics.
Mr. Brandsma has been married to his wife, Peggy, for 43 years. They have three children: Laura and Lisa, both graduates of Washington State University, and Corey, a graduate of the University of Washington. He treasures the time spent with his children and six grandchildren.
Below is a brief overview of topics Mr.Brandma will plan to cover in the discussion:
-> Credit unions and credit union difference
-> Sound Credit Union: history and service philosophy
-> Sound’s proven strategies and the backbone our its success
Cost: Free to Members and their guest Non-Members. RSVP is required. Limited to 46 seats.
Date: October 18th, 2012. Thursday.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Place: UW Seattle Allen Library – Allen Auditorium
Parking: $10 event parking in the Central Parking Plaza and $5 at other parking lots
Address for the Central Parking Plaza*: 15th Ave NE/NE 41st St, Seattle, WA
*If the above address won’t register on your navigation system, please try: 4101 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA. This is the numerical address right across from the parking garage. Thank you.
The Secretary Officer role for the Seattle Alumni Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma has been reopened. Sajani, our former Secretary, has stepped down from the role to focus on some new and exciting events that have recently developed for her.
The following is a summary of what the Secretary role involves:
· Be the official liaison between Beta Gamma Sigma Central Operations and the alumni chapter.
· Respond to email received by the alumni chapter, or forward it to the appropriate officer or central operations.
· Manage the Seattle Alumni Chapter LinkedIn Group, and verify Alumni Chapter membership eligibility of those who request to join.
· Maintain the Seattle Alumni Chapter Membership list.
· Record the minutes of officer meetings, and forward to Central Operations.
· Manage event RSVPs and assist in managing event logistics.
· Assist in identifying speakers and event venues.
If you are interested in the role, or have questions about the role, please contact Anthony Caputo at email@example.com
August 2012 – Dr. Sheila Sheinberg will present “Change – Building Agility, Resilience and Performance”
CHANGE is the challenge of the 21st Century. No matter who you are, what you do, how well you have done it in the past, how well you are doing it, change, rapid change, discontinuous change, fundamental change, transformational change, is the “name of the game” in today’s complex, turbulent, challenging world of change. Dr. Sheila Sheinberg will be presenting “Change – Building Agility, Resilience and Performance in a Turbulent Environment” at our next Professional Speaker Series event on Wednesday, August 22nd at Bellevue City Hall. Dr. Sheila Sheinberg will focus her discussion on Fundamental Change, Transformational Change, and Breakpoint Change.
Dr. Sheila Sheinberg, BA, MA, Ed.D. is an experienced organizational change/ transformation consultant, leadership development expert and cultural change coach. Sheila has worked with every department in the U.S. Government, many state and local governments, governments in Europe and Australia, and for many organizations and associations across the private sector.
You can find more information on what her here: http://sheilasheinberg.com/ We will begin promptly at 7:00PM and serve pizza and drinks. A $5 donation is requested for members, and a $5 donation is required for non-member guests. Please feel free to invite your friends and colleagues!
Topic: Change – Building Agility, Resilience and Performance in a Turbulent Environment
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Time: 7PM to 8PM (doors open at 6:45PM)
Place: Bellevue City Hall (450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004), Room 1E-112
Parking:Free after 6pm, but limited spaces available
Cost: Free for members ($5 donation requested); $5 required donation for non-member guests
The Seattle alumni chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma invites you to a networking social at BJ’s Brewhouse at Tacoma Mall. Come meet the new officers for 2012-3 and your fellow alumni.
Event: Introductory Networking social
Who: Seattle/Tacoma area BGS Members and their guests
Date: Tuesday, July 24 2012
Time: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Place: BJ’s Brewhouse, Tacoma Mall (south end), 4502 S. Steele St., Tacoma.
Cost to BGS Members: No admission fee. Appetizers will be provided by the chapter.
Cost to Non-Members: $10 suggested donation.
Drinks (or any food you order on your own) are at your own expense. BJ’s Brewery will add a 17% gratuity to all orders.
Dear Beta Gamma Sigma Seattle Area Alumni Chapter Members:
We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Beta Gamma Sigma Seattle Area Alumni Chapter members in attendance at our Speaker Series Event elected the following officers for fiscal year 2013 (term effective July 1, 2012):
President: Anthony Caputo
Vice President: Vincent Jo
Secretary: Sajani Amarasiri
Treasurer: Robert Rosen
Please help us in congratulating your new officers! If you would like to get more involved with the Chapter or have any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Woon, President
Joe Shao, Vice President
Lilian Chiu, Secretary
on behalf of the Seattle Area Alumni Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma