Kingston Branch: Strategic Renewal & Reaching Out

The Kingston Branch and Strategic Renewal

The Kingston Branch has launched a strategic renewal initiative intended to build on the considerable success of its heritage work and support for the RMC Museum over the past few years. The Branch wants to attract new/additional members from the RMC alumni in Kingston area to support proposed activities directed at enhancing its contribution to the cadets, The Royal Military College of Canada, and the RMC Club.  It is also planned to expand Branch social events to more closely reflect other University alumni associations with a goal of expanding networking opportunities. If you have experience in communications and public relations, or would like to gain some, the Branch would be very interested in having you serve on the Executive helping to communicate Branch activities and plans using social media and other communications tools.  If you are interested contact kenwatkin@hotmail.com.

Hi-lights from the Kingston Branch News page

The RMC Club Kingston Branch Strategic Direction (Renewal)

In the Fall of 2016 the Kingston Branch began a process of renewal.  Building upon the success of its heritage work, and assistance to the RMC Museum, the Branch is exploring new ways to provide support to the cadets, RMC and the RMC Club while also expanding its membership.  There is a particular desire to attract new members from the Kingston area.  The Branch is focused not only on ex-Cadets, but also the many other alumni who have had the opportunity to study at RMC (e.g. graduate students, distance learning graduates).

The new strategic plan was approved by the Kingston Branch executive in December 2016 (for a link to the strategic plan see the Branch website here). Proposed activities include involvement in the new RMC recruiting initiative, the RMC Club mentoring program, Habitat for Humanity, assisting the Museum, and offering assistance to the College in a variety of other areas.  In addition to the existing annual dinners, the summer Bar B Q and monthly luncheons the Branch also is planning to hold new activities like pub nights, breakfast and special events.  The new events are intended to bring the Branch activities in line with those held by other University alumni associations.  Future activities could involve joint events with other alumni groups in the Kingston area. There will be focus on expanding the opportunities for networking and having fun in a relaxed atmosphere with your classmates, friends and other alumni.  The Branch is also planning a special event for the summer of 2017 celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.

The next couple of months will see two studies look at the Branch (RMC MBA program, St. Lawrence College Advertising and Marketing Communications Management program) to provide additional guidance on how the Branch can better communicate its activities to its potential membership.  If you have experience in communications and public relations, or would like to gain some, the Branch would be very interested in having you serve on the Executive helping to communicate Branch activities and plans using social media and other communications tools. That expertise would be valuable addition to a resume, or curriculum vitae. Anyone interested can contact Ken Watkin (kenwatkin@hotmail.com).

Valentine’s Luncheon-February 8, 2017

The Kingston Branch will be holding its annual Valentine’s luncheon at the Senior Staff Mess on 8 February, 2017.  This will provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate this special occasion with your spouse or significant other in the company of other RMC Club alumni from the Kingston area.  More details will follow, however, please mark your calendars.  In the mean time if you would like to reserve a spot or have any questions please email, or call Keith Orton (ortonco123@gmail.com, or 613 384 6516).

Check out the “Kingston Branch News” section for more details.

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