|SHS Alumni Today (upcoming alumni association publication)
||[Mar. 14th, 2011|10:21 pm]
Stuyvesant High School
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)