July 2020 Newsletter

Fellow alumni:

On behalf of the executive, I thank you for your support and dedication. As we continue to endure the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, I pray God’s protection over you and your loved ones. Again, please adhere to all the guidelines given by public health experts and government agencies. Please STAY SAFE! I would like to provide you with the following updates:

  1. National Reunion

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging on and concerns raised by many members, the executive board decided to conduct a national survey.
Summary of Survey Results
First, we appreciate your participation in the survey. Your answers have been quite helpful in making a final decision on whether or not to postpone the 2020 national reunion. The summary of the survey results includes:
     

  • The national reunion is postponed until 2021.
  • A new date for the national reunion will be announced as soon as possible.
  • The current executive board shall continue to be responsible for the management of our association.
  • The term of the current executive board is extended for one year until September 2021.
  • National elections for the office of the national president and national treasurer shall be held at the 2021 national reunion.

Please click HERE to view the details of the survey:

The Way Forward

In our quest for excellence, members of the executive board will be assigned additional responsibilities during the one-year term extension of the current term of offices. The new roles will provide the board members the opportunity for professional development. The purpose of the professional development is to help enhance the organizational, administrative, and managerial skills of the board members. Again, the new assignments of the board members will be on a pro tem basis. Please be informed that the instruments of office shall NOT be transferred during the period of professional training i.e. per the constitution, the instruments
of office SHALL be with our elected officers, the national president and treasurer.

2. National Reunion

Venue: The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Tentative Reunion Date: September 10-11, 2021

The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89103

The Reunion Fee
i. Alumni (U.S & Canada residents)
ALL alumni, (i.e. U.S. and Canada residents) are expected to pay the
2019 and 2020 alumni dues (i.e. $150 + $150 = $300). Please note that the
reunion fee of $100 is included in the $300 alumni dues.

ii. Guests
All guests (i.e. non-alumni) are required to pay only the reunion fee of
$100 per guest

Hotel room reservation
All hotel room reservations made for the canceled 2020 national reunion will be transferred to the 2021 national reunion. To receive your special group rate, members will need to enter the assigned Reservation ID: ACH0C09 through the Hotel’s website at www.orleanscasino.com/groups. Individuals may also call Hotel’s Room Reservations Department direct at (800) 675-3267 and identify themselves as members of a group or convention with Reservation ID: ACH0C09.

2. Finance

We thank you for your financial support especially the alumni dues and the endowment donations. Your generous financial support enables us to embark on some special projects at our Alma mater. Your donations help us to fund the boarding school scholarship program for students, teacher support, class size reduction, website maintenance, administrative operation, and alumni outreach drive.

We urge those who have not paid their annual dues and pledges to do so via PayPal, Zelle money transfer, or direct deposit into the association’s accounts. Please visit our website for more information and directions.

  1. Annual Alumni Dues

The 2020 alumni or membership fee is $150, and we urge you to pay your dues via:

i. PayPal

Visit our website (aachsa.org), click on the “Payment Center” tab, click on the “PayPal ” tab, and follow the instructions.

ii. Mail

AACHSA

P.O Box 654

Lanham, MD 20703

iii. Zelle money transfer

Account name: Alumni Assn. of Comprehensive H. S. Aiyetoro Inc.

Checking Account#: xxxx4931

* Please notify the national treasurer of any financial transaction at treasurer@aachsa.org

Finally, I thank the members of the board of directors for their support. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation and admiration to my colleagues on the executive board for all their sacrifice and dedication to the progress of our association. Again, our national reunion is postponed until 2021. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
On behalf of the executive board, I thank you for all your support, dedication, and prayers.
Please STAY SAFE!
Up School!!

Best Regards,

Shina Oshinuga

National President, AACHSA
president@aachsa.org