Mar 202013
 

Thank you to all who have registered to be a part of the Glassmen Alumni Corps. If you have not registered yet and want to be a part of continuing the “Experience of a Lifetime” which our corps has given its members for the past 51 years, please do so at the Glassmen Alumni website, http://www.glassmenalumni.org/. You will need to be a member of the site, which is free, in order to register with the GAC.

Sunday, as you may know, we released the music and audio files which the GAC will play at this summer’s performances. Yes, you read that correctly, performances PLURAL. In addition to the All-Star Review performance on Sunday, June 23rd, the Glassmen Alumni Corps will also be one of the groups providing entertainment on behalf of the Glassmen at Twylite Thursday on June 20th. This is a weekly fundraising event featuring four Toledo non-profit organizations. The organizations themselves provide the entertainment for the attendees and the GAC is more than happy to do so for the corps this year, both as a way of giving back to our family as well as helping the corps earn the funding it needs to return to the field in 2014. Other performance opportunities are arising and we will keep you posted if and when any are finalized and added to the schedule.

In order to make the Glassmen Alumni Corps happen, it will take time, effort, and money. We will be announcing more about the time and effort part soon, but we wanted to let you know about the cost for the membership. Early estimates had the membership fee for the GAC in the $100 range. With the upcoming Glassmen Alumni Experience Camp cost and with some number crunching by the GAC committee, we have determined that the GAC membership fee will be $60 per person. This fee will cover the following items:

  • Official Glassmen Alumni Corps shirt (design forthcoming) to be worn at some or all performances
  • Rehearsal site costs
  • Equipment rental and/or transportation costs

Glassmen Alumni Corps members can pay their fee either via PayPal or by check.

To pay by PayPal, click the yellow “Donate” button on the right side of this page. Send an e-mail to treasurer@glassmenalumni.org with the subject “GAC Fees.” In the e-mail, include your name as it appears on your PayPal account to ensure that your payment is used for GAC purposes.

If you wish to pay by check, send it to the following address:

Elizabeth Von Allmen, Treasurer
Glassmen Alumni Association
ATTN: Glassmen Alumni Corps
260 Valley Stream Drive
Holly, MI 48442

Checks should be made payable to the Glassmen Alumni Association and include “GAC Fees” in the memo line. E-mail treasurer@glassmenalumni.org to verify that your payment was received. In the event that additional funds remain after the season, the GAA will use the money toward efforts to bring the junior corps back to the field.

This is a very exciting time for Glassmen alumni as we have a chance to give back to the corps which helped shape us into the people we are know. Be sure to check out the stories of some of those alumni on the Glassmen Alumni website as they tell why they’ve returned to the corps to help it through one of its most difficult periods in 51 years of existence. Once you’re done reading those stories, make sure to register with the site (again, it’s free) and with the Glassmen Alumni Corps as two ways you can support the return of the Glassmen in 2014.

For the music that will never end.

Kevin Gamin
Glassmen Alumni Corps Committee Member
Glassmen Alumni Association Webmaster
Soprano 1992-1994
Baritone 1995-1996
Proud Alumni For Life

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