For purposes of maintaining, coordinating and working on content,
to keep the website in good order, fresh and meeting changes and alterations
in the site. A Webmaster with website construction should lead this
For purposes of entering, correcting and cleansing the database. A
subcommittee of volunteers should be formed to use whatever tools
possible for locating lost classmates (i.e.; web search, old lists,
friends, criss cross directories, parents, etc).
For purposes of planning and organizing class reunions including locale,
print and Internet material, food, entertainment, and registration
issues as well as all other details associated with the gathering.
For purposes of preparing and publishing the e-newsletter as well
as a building interest and circulation for a print newsletter. This
committee should have "reporters" who can gather articles,
links and other material of interest to the alumni. There should be
a need for someone with print or publishing experience to provide
the rich environment that it needs. Volunteers should have ability
to write creatively and prepare various articles for submission on
a frequent basis to be determined.
For purposes of gathering and preparing "spotlight"biographical
articles of half page size on classmates and their lives after graduation.
At proper intervals on the website or in the newsletter, these can
be published at the rate of 3 to 5 classmates at a time. The e-newsletter
should have a "Spotlight" area on the website for such purposes.
These bio pieces should be an area that generates interest in the
lives and accomplishments of our alumni.
For purposes of developing, maintaining and generating items of interest
offered to the alumni. This might include providing websites that
are of use to the alumni, such as FlowersUSA, Amazon, Hallmark, Spencer's
Gifts or other similar vendors. This committee would also generate
in house materials such as photos, cd's of annuals, t-shirts and other
memorabilia of interest to the group.
A special committee that receives or obtains information about a classmate
who has passed away or lost an immediate family member. The purpose
is to provide communication to the Alumni Group, including service
details, obituaries and gathering names of those who wish to attend,
purchase flowers or provide services to the families. This needs to
be a very special outreach on our part that strengthens our friendships
and reaches out in time of need. This committee needs access to the
message board and for receiving notices from the membership.
Reaching out is an important part of the formation of the group and
this committee is a vital part of that outreach. It involves maintaining
"close to the ground" with the membership for purposes of
finding out if anyone is ill, hospitalized or hurting with some issue.
The committee members must be dedicated to visitation (if local),
to provide news to the membership, to send a card by mail or internet
to cheer them up or comfort them. We will have a flower and card capability
with vendors so that classmates may respond with those expressions
if they wish.
The members of the Events Committee will be responsible for coordinating
the general meetings for all committees and the committee will meet
at least four times per year in off-reunion years. These meetings
will bring together all volunteers of each committee so that everyone
will be kept apprised of what is going on. This committee will plan
a few special events throughout the year, i.e. a spring cookout, homecoming
event, holiday party, etc. During the reunion year we will be available
to provide support to the reunion committee in any area where they
may need some assistance.
This committee will work with all committee chair people when a full-blown
meeting is required. The Events committee will locate and coordinate
the locations for 4 meetings per year with all committee chairpersons.
This committee will also serve as archivist for the Alumni association,
properly recording actions of the committee of the whole in minute
form. This committee will plan 4 social events each year for the membership.
committees, I think, should provide the core benefits of belonging
and serving. If you are interested in Volunteering for one of the
above committees please click on the committee that most interests