Our Alumni Association is funded only by donations from our alumni. All work done for the association whether it is putting out the mailings, organizing an All-Class Reunion, having a Hall of Fame Banquet, or anything else is done by alumni volunteers. The school district is very supportive, allowing us to use their equipment, bulk mailing permit, and student help whenever possible in order to keep costs as low as possible. Every dollar contributed goes right to the association.
Our biggest expense is the annual newsletter which costs about $2500 a year. That includes buying paper, printing, sorting, and paying postage, (we send them out "Address Correction Requested" so if someone moves we get the updated address. This costs a little more) That works out to less than 34 cents per copy for everything; we send out about 7500.
In addition to the newsletter, we have been able to award a $500 scholarship to one or two deserving seniors each year, establish a Hall of Fame, and do a few other things for students over the years. We depend on your donations to allow us to continue. If you think our organization is worthwhile please take a moment to send a donation to:
West Valley Alumni Association
9615 E North Rim Lane
Spokane Wa 99217
To those of you who have already contributed, a heartfelt "Thank you”