Dec 152014
 

Four days remain to order your Christmas gifts from Amazon in time for the holiday with free shipping. When you shop, remember to log in first at smile.amazon.com and designate the Glassmen Alumni Association as your charity.

imagesA complete list of shipping options for delivery by Christmas:

  • Order by Friday, Dec. 19, with free or standard shipping.
  • Order by Monday, Dec. 22, with two-day shipping.
  • Order by Tuesday, Dec. 23, with one-day shipping.
  • Order by Wednesday, Dec. 24, with same day delivery.*

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Happy holidays, and thank you for your support!

 Posted by at 5:07 PM
Nov 072014
 

Last year, we renamed Black Friday as “Glass Friday” for all Glassmen alumni and supporters. It’s a weekend many of us attended our first Glassmen camp and a day look back and think about how the corps helped you become who you are today. It’s also a chance to reconnect with your Glassmen family by reaching out to someone you’ve lost touch with.

Take part in our upcoming holiday by commenting here or joining the Facebook event and leaving a message on the event page for an alum, staff member, volunteer or fan who made your Glassmen experience unforgettable! Invite them to this event, tag them and let them know how much you appreciate it.

Reconnecting is more important than shopping, but we didn’t forget that Glass Friday is also Black Friday. Consider these shopping options:

igive125x75IGIVE-LOGO1) iGive.com: Register and designate “Glassmen Alumni Association” as your charity to shop online at more than 1,500 retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us, Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and Best Buy.

images2) Amazon Smile: Choose “Glassmen Alumni Association” as your charity and take advantage of this year’s Black Friday deals on Amazon.

Using both of these options, a small percentage of your purchase goes to the GAA, to be used for initiatives storage of valuable Glassmen memories and future projects.

 Posted by at 1:10 PM
Sep 282014
 

1990bIf you’ve been digging through our individual season pages, you already know we’re missing a few things: Show names, repertoire information, newspaper clippings and, most importantly, photos.

We need your help to gather more items to digitize and complete our history. We’ll take photos, programs, tour schedules, patches — anything to do with the Glassmen that can be easily mailed and scanned. It’s our goal to collect as much as possible from all Glassmen seasons.

IMG_0999You can send your items to the Glassmen Alumni Association by mail. We’ll make sure they get back to you. If you have items to send, or additional questions, please e-mail glassmenexperience@gmail.com. Include your full name (and previous names, if yours has changed), your return address, what you’ve got and the years your photos/other items are from. We’ll get back to you ASAP and let you know where to send them.

We promise to take good care of anything you send, but cannot assume responsibility for any damage when mailing. We’ll scan and return them to you by mail as soon as possible.

 Posted by at 9:46 PM
Sep 092014
 

A recap of the Glassmen Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting is now available on our website. Board members discussed this year’s DCI finals and surrounding social events; future planning for a performing ensemble; outreach; and merchandise, among other topics.

Meeting recaps are available online once they have been approved by board vote at the following meeting. Past recaps and additional documents are also available at www.glassmenalumni.org/meetings. If you have questions, comments or concerns, please use the comments section.

 Posted by at 12:25 PM
Aug 092014
 

The Glassmen Alumni Association Board of Directors would like to extend our gratitude to our dedicated Glassmen volunteers.

20130208-205604.jpgLast year, two longtime Glassmen volunteers, Carol Dewan and Tina Jameson, assembled a cookbook of corps recipes with the help of several contributors. These recipes will not only offer alumni, staff and volunteers a nostalgic keepsake; they’ll also contribute to drum corps and other organizations that need to feed a large group on a tight budget.

Carol and Tina have graciously donated the last batch of cookbooks for the GAA to sell. Sales of these books will contribute to our expenses, such as storing our treasured Glassmen memorabilia and purchasing merchandise to sell to alumni and fans.

If you missed buying one on the first round, stay tuned. They’ll be available for sale online soon. Don’t miss this chance to get your very own Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps cookbook, made with love from our volunteers.

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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