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Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Following is an email I received from Pat Gardner, HHS PTA President, soliciting assistance from Hornet alumni. Does your reunion treasury have a surplus? If so, what better place to send it?
Dear Hamilton High School West Alumni, Hello. My name is Pat Gardner and I am the current President of the HHW PTA. I am writing on behalf of the Hamilton High School West PTA to request your support of the PTA Scholarship Drive. The HHW PTA does not perform traditional fundraising activities like selling candy, pizza or candles. At the high school level there is so much fundraising that goes on for sports, clubs and extracurricular activities, it is difficult to compete with these larger groups. How does the PTA raise money? The PTA receives a portion of the membership dues and we work at the Blockhouse during home football games. This year with the rainy fall weather and no Thanksgiving Day home game we find ourselves under budget. Last year the PTA gave out scholarships to eight deserving graduates. Rather than cut back on the number of scholarships we offer, the PTA decided to reach out to the HHW alumni and ask for donations. The PTA needs to raise $2000. All donations would be earmarked for the scholarship drive. Donationas are tax deductable. There is no limit on the amount. Donations can come from individual alumni or from a whole class. Checks should be made out to HHW PTA and in the memo section please put Scholarship Drive. To acknowledge all those who participate in the PTA Scholarship Drive, a banner listing all the supporters will be displayed at the blockhouse during next years football games. Please send donations to:Helga Travaglini HHW PTA Treasurer2720 S. Clinton Ave.Hamilton, NJ 08610 Thanks for your consideration. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me at Pat GardnerHHW PTA President