Treasurer’s Letter

PLEASE: REMEMBER THE BANQUET IS OUR ONLY “FUNDRAISER”!

  If any of you 4500 Graduates out there have a Newsletter that Pauline sent you, PLEASE email or snail mail us a copy!!!!!  One person said we never had anything on those that have Passed during that year, we don’t have a Crystal Ball, so that is something that you ALL have to report so we can pass it on.  We can only report what we know! (The KNOWN Graduates that have Passed are in the ‘In Memory of’)

We are now in the money collection mode ‘as usual’.  More money collected-bigger better Scholarships given.

It has been brought to my attention that everyone seems to think we put the Banquet together for the FUN of it!  Not true!  It is for MONEY to FINANCE SCHOLARSHIPS.  A FUNDRAISER!  We go around with our hands out begging from local merchants for articals that YOU can’t live without, out of town weekend vacations that appel to YOU, anywhere we can find them.  You will notice at the bottom of the registration it says “CONTRIBUTIONS”!  I send, via email, or snail mail receipts for that MONEY so you can deduct from your TAXES!  There is a whole years work that goes into this Banquet (we have to reserve the dinning room NOW, so we may have it next year) We spend the minimum on the Association and all the Board Members are Volunteers!  The Tees and Hoodies are another attemt at getting YOUR money. Everything we do is for MONEY!

ANYONE wishing to give a Scholarship: we do the bookwork, you tell us what type, how much, send us the money, we send you the applications in March, YOU pick the recipient, tell us if YOU want to present the Letter and Certificate or have us at the School Ceramony at the end of May of that year, we send YOUR money to recepient’s College of choice, second Term (December that year) to make sure they did go to College and to make sure Your money is used to further that Graduate’s Education, not a down payment on a car.  The Graduate never handles the money!  Remember we are non-profit so YOUR Contribution is TAX DEDUCTABLE!

WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF YOU AT OUR  2 PM MEETING BEFORE THE BANQUET TO RECEIVE YOUR IDEAS.  THIS IS A REQUIRED MEETING AND IS ONCE A YEAR!  EVERY ALUMNI OF NEWPORT HIGH IS A MEMBER AND CAN BE A BOARD MEMBER!

I HAVE TRIED TO HAVE EMAIL MEMBERS-AT-LARGE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND VOTE ON THINGS.  ANYONE INTERESTED PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

Mark Collson did a wonderful job as our Auctioneer. Thanks again Mark!!!!!

I wish to thank:Sue Philo (greeter & more), and Sid (Tees & Hoodies) and Cheryl (Cash Register) Swails for all their help. They all did a supurb jobs!  Thanks again!

We got the Plastic going good (after some dumb mistakes).  Good thing I checked on the WiFi as it didn’t want to hook up.  Wish to thank all those that used the convience for their patients!

 We have a perminate meeting site that is FREE, at the Newport American Legion Post #116.  We post meeting times and the Board’s meetings are always open to Newport High School Alumni.  IDEAS ARE ALWAYS WElCOME!   We meet on the Second Sunday of the month, except September or Mothers Day and/or Fathers Day at 4 PM .   PLEASE JUST COME!

Back to my JOB!

Please send your MONEY, my “office”, it is open 24/7 regardless of the weather!

WE NEED EMAIL ADDRESSES!!!!!!

My Best to All!     Frances (Unger) Fogarty (Class of 1948)

The American Legion Post #116 is 2 blocks West of Highway 101 off Olive Street (the Highway 20 intrsection)

Again I know my spelling is lousy, please excuse!!!  Can’t type either.     Frances