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You may need to open a bank account for your class, talk to your banker for advice on this, so that your classmates can mail their checks to your designated address written to JHS Class of 19?? or 20??; some people may be uncomfortable writing checks to individuals or some individual perhaps would prefer they not be written to them. A MINIMUM OF 3 PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS ACCOUNT, ONE SHOULD BE THE PRIMARY CONTACT, but if they get disillusioned, DIE, or other issue, someone else in the class has access to the account. This is a very touchy subject, but these people need to be very trustworthy. Also some in your class may want to donate to the class, to help with the financial burdens of planning a reunion or for future reunions.
I suggest you create an " OPEN " Jeffersontown High School Class of 1993 for example on Facebook, if there is you should consider changing it to an OPEN group if it is CLOSED, at least leading up to your reunion. Also you should add me (Jay Bailey - jb9939), Traci Roederer Tyler (tracirtyler) & Myra (fmyra.fugate) to your group, so that we can post links to your group & events to the JHS Alumni Page, website, newsletters, etc. If we are not members of the group & it is a closed group, the links do not work. But remember some people WILL NOT or CANNOT use FaceBook, so do not make it the only means of communication.
I would create a dedicated email account like email@example.com if have not already. This way several people can have access to the account to contact your classmates, update contact information, giving you a centralized location for your contact list & respond to emails. Plus you have an "official" email account to contact everyone from. In addition should someone get disillusioned, die or lose the password, you have 3 or 4 others who can pick up where they left off.
The girls are the hardest to find, due to when they get married, they typically change their last name, so encourage them to include both maiden & married last names. Remember to back up your contact list regularly. We hope that you will share your list with the Alumni Association, so that we can update & maintain that info.
I would also create a www.Flickr.com page; once again make the password available to more than 5 people, perhaps available to the class. That way you can upload photos & videos for free, whether they are from the past or from your reunion, this is a great way to generate excitement & preserve those moments for the future. Plus you can build upon it for your next reunion. Make some cards with your class email address, flickr page address (include the password for the flickr page so they can up load pictures) to give everyone at your reunion or your events.
At your reunion, have a sign up list or forms, so that your classmates can at least give you a contact phone number &/or email address. Ideally you want as much information as you can get. In this day & age of SPAM & ROBOCALLS, you should guard everyone’s information. If you are going to make a directory, in your questionnaire, allow a means for them to tell you what information you can include in your directory, make the default amount of info only their name. Because some people may not share detailed contact information, if they think you will share it with everyone, but if you assure them you will keep it confidential where it will only be used for you & your classmates to contact them now & in the future, detailed information can allow you to reach someone whose phone or email changed, but they still live or work at the same place.
Your form could be as simple as this:
PLEASE FILL OUT ALL INFORMATION
ALL INFORMATION WILL ONLY BE USED TO CONTACT YOU FOR CLASS & ALUMNI PURPOSES
PLEASE CHECK THE BOX NEXT TO INFO WE CAME SHARE WITH YOUR CLASSMATES IN OUR CLASS DIRECTORY
City ___________________________ ST _____ ZIP _____
Home Phone _________________
Cell Phone ___________________
Work Phone __________________
City ___________________________ ST ______ ZIP _______
Spouse 1st Name