Jul 082014

I would like to take a moment of your time to update you on a few financial developments with Glassmen Alumni Association.

First, I am thrilled to announce that we raised $1,710.68 at the All Star Review, on June 22nd. This amount includes funds raised from the 50/50 Raffle, Alumni Swag Sales, Straight Donations, and a donation from DCI for providing amazing volunteers. We had a great time at the show, and thank you to everyone who gave their time to help. It was wonderful to see so many Glassmen Family members together in one place again.

Second, we have now raised enough money to keep our memorabilia in storage for at least 2 full years. These funds will allow us to keep our historical items together & safe until we figure out the next step. This is an important achievement, and we thank everyone who helped us reach this goal.

Third, the Administrators of CorpData have graciously waived their fees for us. This means that the Glassmen data will remain active in their database, but we do not have to pay for it. We will be able to contact you via email by using their database, so please keep your CorpsData account updated with your contact information.

Finally, it was announced about a month ago, but if you haven’t heard… the Glassmen Alumni Association is now officially a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization! This was a very long process with the IRS, but it’s finally complete and it’s a HUGE step for us as an organization. All donations are now tax-deductible, and we can begin major fundraising.

Please keep an eye on the Glassmen Alumni Association & Glassmen Experience Facebook pages for upcoming information & events. Information & Alumni merchandise can also be found on our websites at www.glassmenalumni.org & www.glassmenexperience.com

If you have any questions or concerns about the financial aspects of the Glassmen Alumni Association, please feel free to contact me directly. You can reach me on Facebook, or you may email me at treasurer@glassmenalumni.org

Thank You so much for all of your continued support. If we work together, we can achieve anything.

Liz Von Allmen, GAA Treasurer

May 262014

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May 162014

timedonationHave you ever wondered how you can help without having to dig into your wallet?

Maybe you WANT to give back, but are strapped for cash at the moment.

Do you miss those people you use to march, volunteer or teach with, and wish you could see them again?

What a great time to reconnect with your past by volunteering to help the Glassmen Alumni Association at the All Star Review on June 22, 2014, at Bowling Green State University. While we can’t guarantee you’ll have time to watch any performances, we can offer you a chance to reconnect with friends and family of your past while helping DCI present an awesome show.

Sign up for a specific job today! DCI has agreed to provide us with a generous donation toward our storage fees, which will go a long way toward helping us keep our historical items safe.

Stay tuned for details on an after-show party! (We must be able to fully staff the show before we can plan this event.)

May 152014

G-WestAs you may already know, the Glassmen Alumni Association is renting a storage unit holding a significant amount of memorabilia donated by the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

Storage is roughly $75 per month, plus we have several measures that need to be taken in the future for safely storing items long term. Please visit our Glassmen Experience website to view items we are selling to help offset this monthly cost.

For $25, you can purchase an 8×10 print of the watercolor painting of G-West that alumni parent Dianna Porter created for our alumni auction. This beautiful print provides a nice keepsake of the Glassmen, while helping the Glassmen Alumni Association maintain the archives. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Oct 062013

With the recent discussions on Facebook and throughout the online drum corps community, we would like to share with our alumni constituents some of the information we’ve recently been able to extract from the Glassmen Board of Directors and steps we’ve taken.

In our first year as an alumni association, we’ve been overwhelmed with the support we’ve received in our endeavors. Even those who cannot give money or participate in person are constantly giving us feedback, generating ideas, and in general keeping the Glassmen name alive by sharing our collective history and connecting across generations of alumni. The way all of you have begun to fulfill the initial vision of the Glassmen Alumni Association has been outstanding. Because of this support, we have taken another step forward and submitted our paperwork to file for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. This will allow us to continue to operate in an independent capacity as an organization.

The Glassmen Board of Directors has informed us that they intend to address alumni, volunteers and supporters soon with updates. Despite the frustration with a lack of communication from the board, which we share with you, we advise alumni to avoid reacting to rumors and hearsay and instead wait for information from official Glassmen sources. At this time we can only speculate as to what the future of the Glassmen Junior Drum & Bugle Corps will bring, but we have discussed the various options at length. Regardless of the outcome, we plan to preserve the Glassmen experience for future performers. Please be assured that even in the worst-case scenario, we have spent the past year preparing to implement a contingency plan.

In the meantime, we are all available by e-mail or Facebook if you have questions for us or simply wish to chat about recent events. We will also continue to post recaps of our meetings online at www.glassmenalumni.org.

Please stay tuned for information about our new all-inclusive online space for Glassmen supporters at www.glassmenexperience.com.

Thank you,

The Glassmen Alumni Association Board of Directors

Jamison Eige (’88-91), President

Kyle Snavely (’98-’02), Vice President

Liz Von Allmen (’95-’97) Treasurer

Brian Clark (’86-’88), Secretary

Erin Carr (’96-00), Corps Liaison

Dawn Studebaker (’90-94), Fundraising

Jenny Tilley (’01-02), Communications

Chris Ortleib (’98-99), Historian

Kim Nash (’97-99), Events

 Posted by at 10:26 PM
Aug 112013

The Glassmen Alumni Association would like to congratulate all of the former Glassmen who performed with other groups at 2013 DCI Finals. We also would like to thank the 2013 Glassmen Alumni Ensemble for their SoundSport performance outside the stadium.

 Posted by at 12:50 PM
Jul 092013

Glassmen alumni can now purchase special alumni T-shirts and decals online. Prices are as follows:

Glassmen Alumni T-shirt

Glassmen Alumni T-shirt

Decal: $5
T-shirt size S-XL: $25
T-shirt size 2-3X: $27

Shipping is included in all costs. To place your order, visit our auction website at www.glassmenalumni.org/auction. Several ‘G’ uniform overlays from 1994 to 1996 are also still available.

The Glassmen Alumni Association is committed to donating 85% of all proceeds to supporting the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps. The remaining 15% of proceeds will be used for future fundraisers to support the Glassmen and to cover costs associated in our 501(c)(3) filing.

If you have any questions concerning the purchase of these items please contact us directly at treasurer@glassmenalumni.org

Thank you for your continued support of the Glassmen Alumni Association, and the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps.

 Posted by at 2:35 PM
Jun 172013

The Glassmen Alumni Association will be hosting the Pre-Show Party Tent this Sunday, June 23, at the All Star Review. Volunteers are needed to work in the tent before the show and to sell tickets for our iPad raffle. If you’ll be in the area and can help out, please contact events@glassmenalumni.org.
Additional volunteers are also needed to help run the show (selling/taking tickets, stamping hands, program sales, judge runners, setup/tear down, etc.). If you’re interested in these opportunities, please contact helen@glassmen.org.
 Posted by at 10:11 AM