An integral component to the success of any organization is good communication, especially with its body of members. Good communication sets the stage for smooth operations and it provides a catch-net for those mistakes that almost slip through the cracks. The Springfield High School Alumni Association realizes the need for better communication with its thousands of members and has formulated a plan to that end.
Thousands of members --- that's a lot of people with whom to communicate! To reach that goal, the Association intends to set up a contact network. Each class will have a contact person reporting pertinent information to the officers and trustees of the Alumni Association, either by telephone, email, old-fashioned mail, or the web site, www.shsalumni.com. Ultimately, that information will be recorded into the files of the Association, thereby keeping our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible.
Sounds so simple, doesn't it? Now days, with our alumni spread over the entire world and also changing living locations so frequently, staying current is a daunting task! To be successful, we are asking for your involvement.
Think about the years that your class has had a reunion and hopefully a float in the Alumni parade. Do you always take part in the planning? Maybe you and a classmate would like to share the responsibility of keeping your class information up to date. We are not looking for a personal biography --- just the basics. Name (maiden for ladies), year of graduation, and address change. Class lists with our most recent information are available to get you started. Keep the information close at hand and make changes as you read the papers or visit with friends and relatives. It's kind of fun to just make some phone calls, too, and chat with high school friends about their whereabouts.
Speaking of things that are fun, that brings to mind the Alumni Association Variety Show. Alice (Peale) Page, this year's new director, is at the helm of a production that is guaranteed to provide an evening of fun and entertainment.
Following the theme of this year's Alumni Weekend, TV Classics, the variety show will jog your memory of some of those programs that are so close to your heart. Whether your classic is Howdy Doody or Dora the Explorer, it's not too late to join the fun of the Alumni Variety Show. Check out firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We thank those of you have stepped up and paid your Lifetime dues and those who gave generously to help defray operating expenses.