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Volume 12, Issue 1 May, 2001



New AHSAA Directory Almost Ready

Word has reached some of you that we are in the process of publishing a new alumni directory. We published the first one in 1994, and it was well received by the membership. This one will be better with a "bonus feature" to help you reminisce.

A special thank you to W. H. (Jamie) Jameson `54 of Lake Mills, Wisconsin and Delores (Dee) Knight Oates `42

 

of Hot Springs, Arkansas for being so trusting and ordering the new directory before it is published. You are both "Number One!" You will be the first graduates to receive a new directory.

Information for ordering the new directory in on page 7 of this newsletter. It should be ready for delivery in July.

W.C. Ripp




AHSAA Email and Web Page Down :-(

The AHSAA "Web woes" have returned and this time it effects the AHSAA email, also. The company that provided the AHSAA's email service and hosted its web pages (True Communications or Ames Net in Ames) went out of business on May 8 without warning. That means that the AHSAA is without email and its web pages until another service provider is found and the web pages are recovered.

The AHSAA email address will definitely change, but the web page URL will stay the same. It has not been decided which service provider to use, so there is not a new email address yet. So for now, the AHSAA can be

 

reached through my email or Jack Smalling's email:

vaclavc (@) ameslab (.) gov

or jack (@) baseballaddresses (.) com

Maybe even by the time this newsletter is mailed, we will be "back in business". For now, just keep checking www.ahsalum.org for the pages to reappear. The email directory will probably take a while to return but at least the email address will be there and the status of our predicament. This leads into the article that follows. Please keep reading.

Connie (Martin) Vaclav `76




Web Help Desperately Needed

I had been hoping to find the time to learn to update the AHSAA web pages, but after over a year, I have realized it is not going to happen soon. Therefore, we desperately need someone to help the AHSAA out and update the terribly outdated www.ahsalum.org pages. Since our web page situation has drastically changed in the last few weeks (see previous article) this may be a chance to redesign the AHSAA web pages from scratch.

Originally the AHS Web Club kept the pages going, but they lost interest in us. Then a few alumni tried to help but

 

busy schedules led them in other directions. Then we turned to True Communications (a real company at the time) but their rates were high for page updates. So I decided to learn the software, but that has not worked out either. So now I'm pleading for a "volunteer" who "knows what they are doing" to help out. Hopefully there is one out there. And thanks to the internet, you do not have to live in Ames to help out. Please email me if you are interested in helping with the AHSAA web pages.

Connie (Martin) Vaclav `76




Golf Outing Cancelled for This Year

  Newsletter Schedule Unpredictable

Due to the lack of an event coordinator, the annual AHSAA Golf Outing at Veenker Memorial Golf Course will be canceled for this year.

A big thank-you to Craig Calhoun `76 who organized the outing for the past eight years. The outing was a fun and well attended event that grew in participation through the years.

If anyone would like to organize the outing for next year, please contact the AHSAA.

 

Alumni may be thinking they somehow had been missed with the Spring issue of this newsletter, but actually this issue is the first issue of the year for the newsletter. It is just very late in coming out.

Each year, it seems, the newsletter schedule is a bit different from the previous year. You cannot count on when issues will be mailed. But there will usually be three issues. (Two years in AHSAA history, there were only two and some year there may be four.) Sorry about being unpredictable. I hope we are "newsy" and that is most important.




Thank you to Megan Darbyshire `00 who is the first 2000 AHS graduate to join the Ames High School Alumni Association. She sent in a three-year membership. It is nice to know recent graduates want to stay in touch with Ames High School just like us "old" graduates.




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