There are various ways you can get involved in the Alumni Program. The following is just a sample of where volunteers are needed. If any of these opportunities interest you or you have ideas of your own, please contact the Director of Alumni Relations, Maureen Anderson, at 315/446-2452, ext. 136.
The Board is made up of a group of alumni volunteers from all over the world. Board members are nominated each June and are voted onto the Board at the Alumni Association's annual meeting . This group meets twice a year. The president of the Association Board is Nat Reidel '65PH.
The Class Agent's major role is to help us keep in touch with his/her classmates. We publish our alumni magazine, Reflections, and we ask Class Agents to gather information on their classmates for the Alumni Notes section of the magazine. After all, isn't that the first part of the magazine that you read? We also ask our Class Agents to contact their classmates and offer them a personal invitation to any upcoming alumni event. The Class Agent is also used as a resource to help us identify other volunteers in their class.
Reunion Class Chairs
Each year we celebrate the special reunion classes (classes that graduated 5, 10, 15, 20, 25...years ago) during our annual Clambake Weekend in June. We are always looking for representatives from those classes to help us contact and communicate with their classmates. Please consider volunteering! The Alumni Office staff will help - from mailings to updating class lists. Just let us know what you would like to do for your class reunion.
Clambake Weekend takes place annually on the second weekend in June. The weekend's events include a golf tournament, individual functions for Manlius, Pebble Hill and MPH alumni, an opportunity to meet with the Head of School and current students, a Clambake on campus with an all-you-can-eat menu, and many other exciting events. There is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into the weekend and each year members of the Clambake Committee help us in various ways. Some of the "duties" of the Clambake Committee are to help identify and secure Reunion Class Chairs, brainstorm ideas and possible changes or additions to the weekend, and assist in making the established events even better. If you would like to be a part of the planning committee, please contact Maureen Anderson.
Alumni Annual Giving Program
Once a year the school solicits alumni for gifts to the Alumni Annual Giving Campaign. Last year, over $65,000 was donated to the school by alumni. These contributions make a vital impact by helping provide scholarship and financial aid support, campus improvements, an innovative curriculum, and a growing alumni program. Last spring, current MPH students helped us contact alumni to personally ask them for their support. Over half the alumni contacted chose to participate by making a pledge. You can also make a gift online any time during the year.
Regional Reunion Chair
If you would like to host a Regional Reunion in your area, let us know. Our Regional Reunions attract anywhere from five to fifty alumni. They can be in the form of a small dinner party, a cocktail party, or an informal gathering at a local restaurant or bar.
The Kreitzberg Family Alumni Lodge is filled with wonderful treasures of the past. Just recently we were able to organize the memorabilia in a way so that we are able to easily access the items to use as resources or to display. Included in the archives are thousands of pictures and newspaper articles that still need to be sorted and identified. Volunteers are also needed to help us select items to display around the school and at alumni reunions and events. It is a lot of fun to look through the history of the Manlius School, Pebble Hill School, and MPH. If you would like to help, please contact our director of alumni relations, Maureen Anderson.