It has been a pleasure to serve as President of the The Kinkaid School’s Alumni Association this year. My years on board have been filled with wonderful activities and enjoyable associations. I have really felt connected to the school. The Alumni Board governs programs, events, activities, and policies for the alumni association.
During this time, I’ve gained perspective on the board and alumni events. It was my primary goal for this year to help deepen the commitment and participation of our alumni to the School. I wanted to broaden the numbers participating in alumni events. There are so many opportunities for involvement: you can attend one of the out of town events (San Antonio, New York City, DC, Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco), sit in on the Hrncir and J. Barry Moss Speaker Series, participate in the annual Zack Semander Golf Tournament or Sporting Clays Benefit, mingle at the Annual Holiday Party, and participate in Alumni Leadership Day. This year we spent a lot of time on the Bylaws, which in the end expanded our board from 18 to 24 members. Please check the latest Spring Magazine for bios on our new members.
One highlight of my presidency was attending the Richmond Guard in March. I was able to reconnect with alumni from the classes of 1928 – 1959. I really encourage the Alumni Board to attend this event next year!
As most of you know Field Day is just around the corner. Every year the Alumni Association hosts the Alumni Taco Booth where local alumni come together to make and sell the best tacos. We would love to have you join us this year! For more information please contact Leslie Roemer Labanowski ’02 at email@example.com. The event is Wednesday, April 20th at 11:30 a.m.
Please also Save-the-Date for Reunion Weekend and The Distinguished Alumni Awards Program and Reception this year, generously hosted by the Alumni Association. All classes that end in 1’s and 6’s, this is your Reunion Year! Come back to campus May 6-7 for great fun and reconnect with other alums. Please visit www.kinkaid.org/reunionweekend for more information.
It is with great joy and privilege that I encourage all of you to reconnect with Kinkaid. Please explore our new Alumni Portal, the website, and find ways to become involved with Kinkaid. I want to thank Kinkaid Alumni everywhere for their generous and loyal support during my term. It is great to be a Kinkaid Falcon!
Welcome Wilson ‘69
Have you logged on and connected yet?
The new portal is active and so far 865 former falcons have logged on and updated their contact information. The portal is an online tool exclusively for Kinkaid alums that allows you to search for and connect with your fellow Falcon friends, provide a place to update your contact information and keep a pulse on the happenings around Kinkaid. We hope everyone will use all the wonderful new features that are up and running.
For more information or if you would like us to resend your log-in information, contact Leslie Labanowski ’02, Alumni Activities Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.243.5054.
Join us for some outdoor fun!
Friday, April 8, 2011
We invite you to join alumni, parents and faculty in an afternoon filled with outdoor fun at this annual fund raising event, honoring Stewart “Chip” Cureton, Jr., husband of Lana Lee Curerton ‘63 and father to Peter ‘92 and Cameron ‘96. This year’s tournament benefits the Steven Hetrick Interim Term Scholarship Endowment.
For more information, please contact Georgia Ellis Piazza at email@example.com or 713.243.5078.
Tacos, Come Get Your Tacos!
Wednesday, April 20
Join fellow Kinkaid grads in the Alumni Taco Booth for great tacos and fun times. This is one of the most popular food booths on Field Day, so bring your A-Game!
To volunteer please contact the Alumni Activities Manager, Leslie Roemer Labanowski ’02, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.243.5054.
Come Be A Part of Kinkaid History
Sunday, May 1, 2011
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Please join various decades of alumni and faculty in reliving and sharing their memories of Mr. John Germann, who is retiring after 44 years of teaching and coaching at Kinkaid.
We hope you will be able to attend an afternoon of Kinkaid reminiscences and Kinkaid fun.
For more information, please visit kinkaid.org/alumni and click on the “Come Be a Part of Kinkaid History”. If you are unable to attend but would like send a message or video, please contact, Georgia Piazza at email@example.com.
To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.243.5057.
We will miss you!
Wednesday, May 4
Please join the entire Kinkaid community in congratulating Coach Charlie Sanders in his 46 years at Kinkaid.
We will wish him off into retirement in style on Wednesday, May 4th at 4:00 p.m. and we want all of you to join!
Please RSVP to Cindy Van Keppel at email@example.com if you are able to join in on the celebration.
Join us on the Roadway to Reunions!
May 6-7, 2011
Did you graduate in 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996 or 2001? If so, this is your reunion year and we want you back at school!
Friday, May 6 – Alumni Back to School & Distinguished Alumni Award Program and Reception
Saturday, May 7 – Alumni Family Brunch & Class Parties
Reunion Class Challenge
Second, the reunion class with the highest participation rate will be recognized at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Program and Reception on Friday, May 6th and a special something will be delivered to your class party on Saturday night, May 7th.
Come help us honor these distinguished alums
Friday, May 6
All alumni are invited to the Distinguished Alumni Awards Program and Reception honoring Distinguished Honorary Alumnus Fred Fischer, Distinguished Young Alumna Sherri Sandifer, MD ‘91, and Distinguished Alumna Katherine Susman Howe ’64.
This event is generously hosted by the Kinkaid Alumni Association.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.243.5057.
For more information, please visit www.kinkaid.org/distinguishedalumni.
The Annual Fund is making great progress! So far 18%% of alumni have participated in the Annual Fund. Our goal is to reach at least a 30%% participation rate. If you haven't already made a gift, please consider doing so now. To make an online gift, visit www.kinkaid.org/onlinegiving. Your final payment is not due until July 31, 2011.
The Kinkaid School Store “K Store” is now online, so stock up on all the newest Kinkaid apparel before you arrive on campus or if you want to proudly display your alma mater everyday!
Let’s be Friends!
If you are not already a “friend” of Kinkaid Alums…go quickly and find us on Facebook! We update our page with all sorts of shout-outs and information to keep the Kinkaid alums informed. We currently have 2,117 friends and want more!
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