I am the Vice President of Recruitment for my fraternity at my university and at the moment recruitment is a very important element, as we are only two years old.
The chapter I am a part of is a "restart" of a chapter that had been there for many years, but got kicked off campus year earlier. Because of this, the alumni association is very strong and very determined to build a successful chapter. I have a mentor who I talk to almost weekly about strategy as well as the state of the chapter.
In my position, I am not supposed to be contacted directly by alumni yet this is not the case. I often receive long texts and emails from different alumni asking about how recruitment is going and also with tips and advice, very little of which is helpful or something I do not already know. I sometimes get requests for conference calls with them about recruitment but the calls are often at least an hour and consist of them just telling me I need to recruit, and this is something I clearly know and have been doing successfully. It is beginning to feel like it is not even student run anymore.
I absolutely understand why the alumni do this, they are very passionate and have a right to be; however, the constant contact is a hindrance and an annoyance. I have talked to the president of the chapter about this since he is supposed to be the one in close contact with alumni. I have also talked to my mentor but neither option has improved the situation. I am not sure if the alumni do not listen to my mentor or if he is just not telling them what I have told him. I am considering telling the alumni directly but I do not want to come off as ungrateful.
What is a good plan of action in tackling this problem?