JERS Annual Letters Archive

We place these here for strickly archival purposes as much like the high school annuals and newspapers, they document the history and the efforts to grow the scholarship fund through the years and the various fund raising efforts.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MAILING, E-MAIL AND WEB ADDRESSES LISTED IN THESE NEWSLETTERS ARE OUT OF DATE AND MOST LIKELY NOT IN SERVICE ANY LONGER. PLEASE REFER TO OUR PRESENT HOME PAGE FOR CURRECT CONTACT INFORMATION.

Annually, through 2015, the John E Robinson Scholarship Committee mailed out letters and updates to as many class members of the "Robinson Years" that could be identified and who wanted the information. In 2014, the mailing list was expanded to include alumni from all LOHS Class Years. These communications announced the scholarship winners for the current year; contains news and activities from the previous and current year; provide Alumni resources and announced the annual golf and breakfast events for the current year. The hope was to raise Alumni awareness for all endeavors.

Prior to 2009, we sent out a spring letter and a summer events announcement. In 2009, to save postage and printing costs, we combined the letter and announcement into a single August mailing. The August mailing timed to remind and solicit golfers and breakfast attenders to plan for the events. In 2013, we felt the need to clarify concerns that were voiced by several alumni as to the future of the scholarship program in light of the high school consolidation and closing of LOHS.

The cost of these mailings, which was substancial, was born from the donations to the fund. In the peak fund growing years, these mailings paid for themselves by raising interest in fund raising events. In 2015, once all goals had been met and exceeded, and we transitioned into a "maintenance" phase, the cost of those mailings had to be re-evaluated. As such, for 2016 and 2017, we will only posted the annual update on the JERS Alumni web site for viewing on-line. Once the golf tournament ceased, there was no longer a need for these letters and they were ceased as well.