H.A.S. Development Committee – June 2, 2011

Attendance:

Present: Pam Bollen, Mike Sternig, Kara Guse, Ross Zautner, Matt Sternig & Kelly Waala

Prayer:

Lead by Pam

Approval of minutes from last meeting:

Kara motioned to approve the April 28, 2011 minutes, Mike seconded; motion carried

Alumni Relations:

Pam is working with class representatives to update class databases and recently heard back from class reps from the classes of 1953 & 1957. Pam will be adding new information into the database.

Class of ’61 is planning a reunion. Representatives from that class came to check out our facilities.

Annual Fund:

Donations keep trickling in. Mike will start working on closing the books for this fiscal year on June 15th.

Fund Raising:

Scrip will be offered this summer. Ordering will be done online and available in the rectory for pick-up 2x per month. Talked about ways to get more school and parish families involved. Will contact coordinators about being at the Parent Meetings in September.

Golf Outing is set for August 14th.

Calendar of Cash went out. Tickets look great!

Grant Writing:

a) Received $5000 from the Kern Family Foundation for Project Lead the Way! This money will be used to update the electronic kits for the 2011-2012 school year.

HAM:

Next issue is done and at the printer. Hope to have it mailed before the festival.

PAC:

No plans for any events over the summer. PAC will coordinate “back to school” gathering.

PR/Recruitment/Marketing:

Committee met last night with new members and had lots of wonderful new ideas to market our school.

  • Will be checking into getting a permanent booth at Downtown Farmer’s Market.
  • Daily News ad to feature HA alumni/2011 West Bend graduates who are valedictorians. Ad will also be placed recognizing HA alumni/high school graduates who were awarded scholarships (ad is usually place in August)
  • Display board was updated and looks wonderful!
  • Committee will be contacting local realtors, asking them to include info about HAS at open houses, especially homes in the HAS busing zone.
  • Want to begin planning for parade and Catholic Schools Week early in fall.
  • Postcards/letters going out to potential school families to let them know what HAS offers.
  • Will also be working on Testimonial Video clips for the website and the Alumni photo board in church.

New Business:

Talked about the fall event that the Development Committee will sponsor. Set the date and theme. The “FeistHA” will take place Saturday, October 8, 2011. [Note: date changed to October 15th] A planning meeting will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Kara’s house. Save the Date note to be included in the family newsletter that gets mailed out in June.

Next Meeting:

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 6:00 pm in the Science Room

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