PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP ASSOCIATION
PHOENIX / TALENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
FALL 2018 NEWSLETTER
Time again for our fall newsletter. What has been happening since our last newsletter? Well, to start with, there was the yearly luncheon in June honoring the Phoenix High School students of 50 years ago, as well as 60 and 70 years ago. Here is a brief rundown of the days events.
You have another chance to win a week in a beautiful 2 bedroom deluxe condo at any Westgate location!
Some of the most popular destinations include: New York City, Las Vegas, Branson Missouri, Orlando Florida, Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, Mesa Arizona, Park City Utah and more.
We are raffling off another Westgate week, the drawing will be held at the 2nd Annual Auction on December 1st, 2018. You do not need to be present to win, but we would love to have you!
Only 200 tickets will be sold, so get one before they are gone! Tickets are $30 for one and $50 for two. To purchase tickets, send us at email at email@example.com or visit us at any event. All proceeds go to scholarships for PHS seniors.
We accept cash and card. Travel can be to any Westgate Resort location and does not include airfare. Must be used by the end of 2019.
Friday Evening (June 22) was the Annual Meet & Greet, which is held at Centennial Golf Course. We had lots of supportive alumni in attendance and a great time mingling. After dinner, Clover Branscum Leonard (68) won $205 in the 50/50 raffle and donated the money back to the scholarship fund. Thank you Clover!
On Saturday (June 23) we held our annual business meeting to honor the Class of 1968 who were holding thier 50-Year reunion and this years incredible scholarship recipients. All of our current scholarship recipients were in attendance and spoke about thier education and future plans. As lunch was winding down, we heard from the members of the Class of 1968 who were in attendance about thier lives in the past 50 years and memories of Phoenix High School.
Don Rugraff won $251.00 from Saturday’s 50/50 raffle at the Rogue Valley Manor and donated his winnings back to the scholarship fund. We heard heartfelt words from Principal Rugraff and Superintendent Brent Barry during the luncheon as well.
The Westgate Condo raffle winner was Celia Johnson (Talent Middle School), who won her honeymoon vacation! Our first door prize winner, Janie Moore, won a basket from The Point and donated it back as well. Second door prize winner was former PHS teacher Bob Cessnun, with a Pirate Bag full of goodies!
Thanks to the generosity of our alumni members, we exceeded our fundraising expectations and had a spectacular weekend. We look forward to reconnecting on December 1st for our annual auction. If you would like to help out, attend, or donate to our auction please email our Fundraising Chair, Polly Fowler-Farrimond at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online form.
Our next annual Alumni Weekend will be June 28-29, 2019. June 28th will be our Meet & Greet at Centennial Golf Course, and the 29th will be the Alumni Luncheon Meeting at the Rogue Valley Manor.
Thank you so much for your support of our 1st annual PHS Alumni Scholarship Association Auction. Our goal was based on the premise that it takes a village to raise a child, and our village did not disappoint!
Our hope was to raise around $7,000, but with the help of our supporters we greatly exceeded our goal and raised in excess of $24,000! This will go a long way in providing scholarships to PHS students.
There is a Chinese proverb that basically saysgive me a fish and I’ll eat for a day, teach me to fish and I’ll eat for a lifetime. Our mission is to help provide students with an education so they can have a better life and become productive successful members of our community. Your generous support is making this possible. Our next auction is December 1st, 2018. Please mark your calendars! We thank you again for your support and are looking forward to a long and continuous partnership with you in the future.
On behalf of the PHS Alumni Scholarship Association Board,