by Nick Schiavetti, GVR Alumni Advisor
December 21, 2015
The region alumni program has two basic purposes: 1) to acknowledge the previous contributions of alumni in the region and 2) to encourage continued participation of alumni in the region activities.
The February 2015 alumni day last season addressed both of these purposes as a great event at which we recognized our alumni for their prior service and re-engaged them with region patrollers and activities. We had great weather for skiing on a sunny and cold day and 63 people attended the event, including 47 alumni and 16 guests. We hope to repeat that very enjoyable day of reunion and camaraderie among current and retired patrollers at the 2016 Alumni Day.
We were successful in recruiting new alumni members in the region again this year, despite the difficulties encountered with the new on-line registration system. We hope that the new re-registration procedure this year will keep our alumni membership numbers and budget from faltering in the future.