To help keep all of us safe, Reunion 2020 has been postponed until the COVID-19 crisis has calmed. When we have more information, we will post it to our Facebook page and also to the Reunion page. Meanwhile, check out our 2020 Annual Newsletter.
Toronto-based developer, Loewith-Greenberg Communities presented to the St. Thomas City Council, their plan to erect three apartment buildings on the old Alma site. Finally! After a couple of years of negotiations, the builder has permission to proceed with his plan to develop the Alma property. The requirement to replicate the facade was waived. There will be three apartment buildings and numerous historical plaques around the area. Michael Loewith, the builder will attend the reunion to bring us up to date.
Due to the increasing cost of the printing of the newsletter and the whopping postage expense, we will be changing the way we distribute the newsletter. Last year, we sent out just over 800 newsletters, 13% of alumnae (100 people) paid their dues, and approximately 60 alumnae attended the 2015 Annual Reunion. 8% attendance as a return on the mail out is poor. Our mandate is to keep as many in touch with each other as we can – communication is key.
2020 Changes: New this year, only 200 newsletters will be mailed to alumnae who have paid their dues or made a donation.
2016 Process: This year we will again mail out a hard copy to all Alumnae in Canada and USA for whom we have good mailing addresses. Some we only have an email address for so we will send them a link to the website where they can find the newsletter. We had many returned newsletters last year - moved. The vast majority of these we have been unable to update as we were not able to find your new address.
2017 Changes: Next year, Alumnae in USA and overseas will only receive a newsletter if they have paid their dues within the last 2 years. We will send an email to all USA or Overseas Alumnae for whom we have an email address. Please send in your dues if at all possible and keep us updated as to your contact information.