July 2018 Newsletter

Fellow Alumni:

Good day and thank you for your continued support. May the Glory of God continue to shine upon you. As we get closer to our upcoming national reunion in Maryland on September 28-30, I would like to update on the following:

1. 2018 National Reunion
Preparations are ongoing for the reunion in September. I would like to thank the members of the MD/DC/VA reunion planning committee for their sacrifice and determination. I urge you to contact the members of the MD/DC/VA planning committee and express your appreciation for all their efforts. Again, our national reunion will be held on September 28-30 in Maryland, and the venue is:

Double Tree Hotel by Hilton
890 Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, Maryland 21090
Tel: + 410- 684-8400
Fax: + 410-684-6778

Hotel Accommodation
A group block of 65 room-nights has been reserved for us at special/discounted rates i.e. King size rooms at $99/night and Double Queen size rooms at $119/night. Please note that a room-night is the same as one-night stay or room occupancy. Therefore, at an average of a two- night stay, the approximate number of rooms available at the discounted rate is about 33 rooms.

Below is the message received from the hotel and the MD/DC/VA planning committee: Hotel reservation is confirmed for: • King size room $99
• Double Queen size room $119 Option 1:
Call BWI Doubletree Group reservation @ +1-410-859-8400 Option 2
Online booking click the link below:
https://bit.ly/2L7mAU5

(if unable to use the link, copy and paste the link to browser’s address line)

Our group code is AACHSA (AACHSA Reunion)

Be reminded that the deadline to reserve rooms at the discounted rates is August 28

3. Finance
We encourage you to make your alumni dues payment of $150 ($100 alumni dues + $50 reunion fee) as soon as you can. The methods of payment are:

(a) PayPal
Visit our website: http://www.aachsa.org/payment-center/2018-alumni-dues-and-reunion/
Click on the 2018 PayPal link and follow the directions to make and complete your payment

(b) Direct Deposit
For security reasons, our account number has changed. If you plan on paying by direct deposit, we advise you to first contact our financial officers for account information. Please contact:

National treasurer: Akinofe@gmail.com
Assistant Financial Secretary: Akunrunmi@yahoo.com

(c) Mail
Mail a check to:

AACHSA
P.O Box 654
Lanham, MD 20703

(Please make the check payable to AACHSA)

4. Business Meeting

Due to the volume of issues to be discussed during our business meeting at the reunion, we plan on creating a page on the website for questions, comments, and suggestion. Please be advised that only pertinent questions and comments will be selected from the pool of questions and addressed at the reunion. We urge you to read the association’s constitution and by-laws in preparation of the meeting, and post any questions or comments that you may have.

In the coming weeks, some bulletins will be posted, and your inputs will be required in addressing some of the following issues:

(a) Constitution Amendment

As stated earlier, a page will be created on the website for comments, questions, and suggestions that are pertinent to the progress of the association. We advise you to visit the website: www.aachsa.org/about-aachsa/aachsa-by-laws/ and www.aachsa.org/about-aachsa/aachsa-constitution/

(b) Election

Our constitution requires us to have an election at the end of an administrative term. We encourage everyone to read Article IV and Article VI of the By-Laws. Details about the process will be posted in next bulletin.

(c) Reunion RSVP

A page will be created on the website for all attending alumni to register and indicate the number of guests. It is imperative that we get a correct head-count for planning purposes. Again, detailed information will be posted in coming weeks.

(d) Advertisement

Opportunities to place adverts in the reunion program/brochure will be made available very soon. Details on the sizes and prices will be posted very soon.

5. Website

We are currently making changes to the website, and we encourage you to visit the website for updates. In addition, we urge you to click on the register tab and register. All information collected will be solely for the purpose of association-related communication such as emails, monthly newsletters, announcements, and updates. Again, we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

6. CHSA

We are expecting the current principal of CHSA to be one of the keynote speakers/special guests at the reunion. The principal is expected to inform us about the state of our Alma mater. An invitation letter from the executive board was sent to the principal in April as part of his visa processing requirements. We pray for divine journey mercies for the principal and all alumni and guests that will be traveling to the reunion across the U.S and from abroad.

Finally, I thank the members of the Board of Directors for their leadership, the members of the Advisory Board for their support and guidance, and my colleagues on the Executive Board for their dedication and sacrifice to the progress of our association.

God bless you
Up School!

Best regards
Shina Oshinuga
President

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