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New Membership Model

Our local Penn State Chapter of Greater Binghamton Inc. is an affiliated organization of the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) via a charter issued in 1982 by the PSAA.  We are a not-for-profit alumni educational organization incorporated in 1985 in the state of New York.  In our geographical area, we presently include 236 members consisting of Penn State Alumni, family, and friends.  Of those 236 members, 145 or (61%) of our members hold lifetime memberships within the Chapter.

The PSAA has provided the following announcement of the new membership fee structure:

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             “Starting in July 2022, local chapters and the Alumni Association will be moving to a single dues approach for membership. This means less confusion for alumni and friends about which group they have joined because when you join the Alumni Association, you will automatically become a member of your local chapter. If you travel regularly or spend your year in two different areas, you will have the opportunity to receive information from multiple local chapters without paying additional dues. 

          The new model will also allow us to expand the membership benefits that we are able to offer. Finally, since our chapter will no longer have to spend time and energy collecting dues, we will be able to focus more time on engaging alumni and friends in our area.”

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At the bottom of this page are some Resource Documents intended to help answer initial questions that members, alumni, and friends may have. 

We encourage you to take some time to review this correspondence to assist in understanding this process.  Our local chapter board will be working with the staff of the PSAA to optimize the migration to the new membership model. 

This includes, among others, several administrative details such as:

  • How the lifetime membership structure in our chapter may be affected
  • Integrating the enhanced communication support from the PSAA
  • Modifying our corporate bylaws
  • Transitioning the chapter fiscal year to coincide with the PSAA

It is the Chapter Board’s expectation that the new membership model will not result in a noticeable change in the historic offerings and activities of our local chapter.  The board will share the details of this one membership model, as they become known, to better explain how it may affect our local chapter and members.   We welcome members to contact us at     chapterinfopennstatealumnigba@gmail.com    with questions and suggestions.

Resource Documents

  • One Membership FAQ:  alumni.psu.edu/fullaccess 
  • Paul Clifford, CEO of PSAA: PowerPoint presentation of the New Membership Model to the University’s Board of Trustees
  • Paul Clifford’s Comments on the Presentation

New Membership Model

Please see the following LINK for information on the Penn State Alumni Association’s New Membership Model

Upcoming Events

Click HERE to see our list of events so far this year.

Adopt-A-Highway

April 2, May 14, July 9, Sept. 17, November 5

8:30 – 9:30am @ the Johnson City Traffic Circle

2022 Football Tickets

It’s that time of year again. We have your group tickets HERE for another exciting year of Penn State football.

Endicott Holiday Parade

When: Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 4:00 – 5:00pm with tree-lighting at 5:15pm

Where: Washington Avenue, Endicott, NY

We want members to join us in walking to show our Penn State pride as well as create awareness for our Chapter.

Please fill out this registration form so we know how many are planning on attending

https://forms.gle/poKEdCvMLE9kUt8V8

Endicott Holiday Parade

If you decide to go, enjoy as a spectator.

Java Joe’s Coffee Fundraiser – Last Call

We are selling Java Joe’s coffee to help support our student scholarship fund and Penn State THON.

See HERE for ordering details.

Java Joe’s Coffee Fundraiser

Do you know someone who would love some coffee for the holidays?

We are selling Java Joe’s coffee to help support our scholarship fund and Penn State THON.

Each bag costs $13 with $5 of each purchase being retained by our chapter as Java Joe’s donation The final total will be split between our scholarship fund and THON.

For those of you who prefer Keurig coffee makers, for every 2 bags you order, our chapter will provide a free K-Cup pod (compatible with 2.0, 1.0, and Keurig mini-brewers).

Our President, Scott French, is keeping a master order form to eventually be turned into Java Joes. The Final Order will be placed Monday, January 3, 2022.

To ensure your order is received and placed in time, please complete the following 2 steps:

  1. Email your order to the chapter (flavor, # of bags, ground or whole bean) chapterinfopennstatealumnigba@gmail.com

2. Please print out the order form below, fill out your order, and return it to Scott with a check made out to Penn State Chapter of Greater Binghamton

Please mail to:

Scott French

3101 Cortland Drive

Vestal, NY 13850

Print this JJ-Order-Form-1 

Coffee Selection:  JJ Coffee Flavors

Home for the Holidays

Our tree is on display at Roberson Museum from Nov 18 – Jan 7, 2022.

See HERE for details on how to register for tickets to view our display.