The Board of Directors of the Camden Alumni Association would like to send a thank you to all of our alumni for your understanding during this difficult time of social distancing and personal seclusion due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
We feel sadness for the the Class of 1970, the honored 50-year class for this year, and all of our 5-year reunion classes, who have been unable to celebrate as a group this year. We are looking forward to resuming our Annual Alumni Banquets in June 2021 and hope many alumni will join us for future banquets.
However, since we were unable to send out our annual Alumni Banquet, Annual Dues and Scholarship Donations mailer, we are now sending out this notice to request you continue to make your annual dues payments and scholarship donations.
If at all possible, we are requesting that you make your annual alumni dues and scholarship donation payment through our new online payment page on our website to limit the amount of physical mail that has to be personally handled by the registrar to process your payments and information. Payments are processed by PayPal, but no account is needed, just a credit card.
If you have already sent in your dues and/or donation, we thank you for reaching out to us already.
If you have not yet paid your annual dues or made a donation to the scholarship fund, please make your online dues & donation payment on our website by CLICKING HERE or fill out and return the mail in form you can download HERE.
At this time, we feel it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel the Camden Alumni Association Annual Banquet for this year. Our desire is for everyone to stay safe & healthy. Plus, with the uncertainties for what the near future holds on public gatherings, it has become nearly impossible to plan future events at this time.
We are still working on the details to award the scholarships to the graduating seniors. We are still hoping to award eight scholarships of $1,000 each this year, and are awaiting the receipt of the scholarship applications from the school system. They have a process in the works for collecting and distributing the various scholarship applications from graduating seniors.
In the coming months, we will be sending out a mailer to our alumni to ask you for your annual membership dues and any scholarship donation you would like to make for this year to help us fund next year’s activities and scholarships. We will greatly appreciate your support at that time. If you wish to make your membership payment and/or a scholarship fund donation now, you can download a printable form by clicking here.
Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time of social distancing and personal seclusion. We feel the sadness for the 5-year reunion classes, especially the Class of 1970, the honored 50-year class for this year, who are unable to celebrate as a group this year. We are looking forward to resuming our Annual Alumni Banquets in June 2021 and hope many of you will join us for future banquets.
We are following the COVID-19 (Corona) Virus carefully, and do not know what conditions may be by Alumni Banquet time in June.
At this time, we are hoping social distancing and the warmer early summer weather will slow or halt the spread of the virus and no action will be necessary. But at this time, the forecast from the CDC is not looking promising.
However, please keep in mind that if health & safety conditions or federal, state, county or local regulations make it necessary, we will have to cancel the Annual Alumni Banquet and send refunds to everyone who has made reservations.
We will do our best to make such a decision in a prompt and timely manner to allow everyone to adjust their plans. At this time we are delaying any email or postal mail advertising about the Annual Alumni Banquet as long as possible. We hope to have a better handle on things by the middle of April. We have set an internal deadline of April 20th as our final decision point to either cancel/postpone the banquet or continue with the advertising as planned. We are also leaving open the possibility of having to cancel as the date gets closer if things have not improved and we have sent out the invitations.
At this time, we are removing access to the downloadable reservation form and blocking access to the banquet reservation page until such time as we have made a decision on what we will be doing concerning the annual alumni banquet.
We have been thinking about this a lot this week, and are trying to find the most prudent, safe and effective path to follow forward. May you all be safe & healthy during this troubling time. We all look forward to our next alumni gathering, whenever that may occur!!