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SHS Alumni Today (upcoming alumni association publication) [Mar. 14th, 2011|10:21 pm]
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This came rather as a surprise to me, but apparently, the Alumni Association is now in the process of producing a commemorative "all years" alumni directory, to be published by September. The telemarketing/sales firm Harris Connect is actually handling the process, mailing Alumni Association-branded postcards to all alumni at their last address of record with the SHSAA and inviting people to call a 1-866 number to submit current contact information, post-Stuy educational history, and present job. Of course, they then try to upsell you a personal copy of the book for either one lump-sum payment of around $100, or two monthly charges.

Once you have contacted the publishers, you will also be provided login details for a dedicated website to submit photos for the book and up to 300 words of content (a message or reflection, short biography, etc.)

Have other people been receiving the postcards? And if so, what are your thoughts about this whole thing?

(...mine, for the record, are entirely positive - I have no problem with this either as an actually useful resource, or as a fundraising technique, and have no problem signing up for a copy. Although the lack of any mention of this project on the SHSAA website is a little annoying)
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[User Picture]From: lampbane
2011-03-15 07:21 pm (UTC)
I have to admit I've been looking forward to this; too bad I shouldn't be spending $100 right about now.
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-03-28 05:49 am (UTC)

Creepy

I feel like having your personal information published and available to everyone is a little too much. I like my privacy.
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[User Picture]From: lampbane
2011-04-01 05:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Creepy

And posting anonymous comments isn't creepy?

They won't print anything you don't want them to print; I asked them to refrain from printing my address, mostly because it might not be valid in a year or two and thus would be a waste of space.
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[User Picture]From: lampbane
2011-04-01 05:45 pm (UTC)
I actually just finished my phone call but declined to buy a copy, mostly because like I said, I shouldn't be spending the money right now. I'll just have to get the next edition in 2021 or whenever, I guess.
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