January 2021 Newsletter

Fellow Alumni

On behalf of the association, I wish you a happy new year! Also, thank you for your support, dedication, and prayers. As we continue to endure the current surge of COVID-19, I pray for God’s protection over you and your loved ones. Again, I urge you to adhere to all the guidelines given by public health experts and government agencies. Please STAY SAFE!
As we start a new year, I would like to provide you with the following updates:

Alma mater (CHSA)

We are delighted with the positive developments in both infrastructure and edification at our alma mater. We thank the U.K and Nigeria national chapters for their remarkable contributions, and also, individuals who continue to help in the progress of our great alma mater. We are
sincerely grateful, and our association is very proud to be part of this endeavor.

As part of our commitment to the school’s academic progress, we established the CHSA Education Reform Initiative Committee in 2019 to help coordinate all our educational support and vision for CHSA. Our commitment to the rebirth of our beloved Compro remains resolute!
We acknowledge the cooperation of the school staff, especially the school principal, for their commitment to our reform program.

As part of our goal to reduce class size and enhance student achievement, we embarked on a plan to encourage boarding school at CHSA. Our association established a boarding school scholarship, and we currently pay the school fees of some boarding students. Also, we pay the full salaries of five highly qualified teachers in the critical areas of math, English, and
technology.

We hope to increase our efforts by providing scholarships to at least 10 students and to increase the number of highly qualified teachers to 10 by September. This is an effort to reduce classroom size i.e. student-teacher ratio. We sincerely hope you will join in this endeavor. Here is the
breakdown of the financial commitment of our program:

a. Student boarding school scholarship
The annual cost of boarding school is about $500/year/per student, and we urge you to participate in this program by sponsoring or co-sponsoring a student(s). Based on the consensus reached at our 2018 national reunion business meeting, boarding school is key to enhancing student achievement at CHSA.

We would like to reestablish a model boarding school at CHSA as it was back in the day when the school was a beacon of higher learning. Your help is needed and very much appreciated in meeting this goal! Again, you may opt to sponsor a student(s) or co-sponsor a student(s). Please refer to the March 2019 newsletter.

b. Classroom reduction
We are asking for sponsors willing to pledge and be committed to a minimum and consistent donation of $50 per month for two years. The funds will be used strictly for paying the salaries of additional highly qualified teachers. Again, our goal is to hire at least five additional full-time teachers by September 2021.

For additional information, please contact:
president@aachsa.org
olaone01@yahoo.com
nationalvpregionalop@aachsa.org

National Reunion

Our 2021 National Reunion will be held in Las Vegas, NV on September 24-25. Details of the national reunion include:

Date: September 24-25, 2021
Venue: The Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

The Reunion Fee

a. U.S & Canada residents
ALL alumni, (the U.S. and Canada) attending the reunion are required to pay a minimum of two years’ alumni dues, i.e. 2019 – 2021. For example, 2019 and 2020 alumni dues (i.e. $150 + $150 = $300). Please note that the evening gala fee of $100 is included in the $300 alumni dues.

b. Guests
Guests (i.e. non-alumni) and non-resident (U.S/Canada) are required to pay only the reunion gala fee of $100 per person

c. Payment Methods
For payment, choose one of the following:
i. PayPal
Visit our website (www.aachsa.org), click on the Payment Center tab, and choose the appropriate year and/or years for payment.
ii. Zelle Money Transfer
treasurer@aachsa.org
(pls. contact the treasurer for additional information)
iii. Mail
Make checks payable to
Alumni Association of Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro (AACHSA)
AACHSA
P.O Box 654
Lanham, MD 20703

For logistic planning, we encourage all attendees to make their payments before the deadline of July 31, 2021. Again, all payments must be made before the reunion!

Hotel Room Reservation
To receive your special group rate, attendees are advised to log on to the hotel website (www.orleanscasino.com/groups) and enter the assigned Reservation ID: ACH1C09 or call the Hotel’s Room Reservations Department (1-800- 675-3267).

Reunion Theme: Reconnect, Inspire, and Rejuvenate!

Reunion Guests
We are happy to inform you that we have already secured the commitments of special guests to fill the positions of chairman and keynote speaker. We also expect fellow alumni from Nigeria, the U.K, Canada, and many more to attend the national reunion. We urge you to invite your former classmates, friends to the reunion.

Finance
I would like to briefly reflect on the year 2020 and the state of our association. Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your dedication to the progress of our association. As we all know, 2020 was a very challenging year globally especially with lives lost. Furthermore, many
jobs and businesses were also lost because of the pandemic. Nonetheless, the commitment of our members remained steadfast in 2020!

The number of alumni who fulfilled their financial obligations to the association was about the same as in 2019! As of December 31, 2020, 43 alumni paid their annual dues, and there were 28 financial donations for our endowment fund drive. On behalf of the executive board, I thank you,
and may the good Lord bless your pockets. For our colleagues who are yet to make their payments, but committed to making their payments soon, I thank you in advance.

Finally, we urge you to visit the payment center of our website and verify your payments (alumni dues and endowment fund donations) and for updates. For your information, the PayPal payment link for 2021 alumni dues is now available, and we are still accepting donations for the
endowment fund drive. For any questions, contact the treasurer at treasurer@aachsa.org

God bless you!

Up School!!

Best Wishes,

Shina Oshinuga
President