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CAA Seasons Greetings: Year-End Giving; Help Needed; 2021 Highlights

Season’s Greetings from YOUR Alumni Association.  Your CAA Board extends to each of you and your loved ones our sincere wishes for a Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season.

2021 Year-End Charitable Giving:  As a reminder, the CAA is an IRS-approved public charity.  All CAA donations are therefore exempt from federal income tax.  CAA designated giving opportunities now include the Ruth Elaine Shaw Memorial Scholarship fund and Remembrance/In-Memoriam donations (see below for more details.)  In order to receive IRS credit for 2021 charitable giving, online donations via PayPal must be received no later than 31 December 2021.  Donations sent via USPS must be postmarked by that date.  Thanks in advance for your consideration.  { Donate – Choctaw Alumni Association (CAA) }

CAA Help/Volunteer Support Still Desperately Needed:  Calling ALL CHS Alumni from ALL CHS Classes. This is YOUR Alumni Association.  You participation and support are needed.   If you are willing to serve in a Leadership or an event/project Volunteer capacity, then please use the Contact Us capability on our CAA Website or send us an email at info@choctawalumni.org.  Thanks in advance for your consideration. { Contact Us – Choctaw Alumni Association (CAA) }

2021 CAA Highlights

  • Too Many Heavenly Farewells Tragically, 2021 saw us bid final goodbyes and pay final respects to so many of our beloved CHS classmates, family, and faculty members. We continue to extend our heartfelt prayers and sincere condolences to all those who experienced loss.  An excellent way to honor and preserve the memory of our Alumni Angels is to make a Remembrance/In-Memoriam donation to the CAA (more details below.)
  • Fully Functional Website: The CAA website –  choctawalumni.org – became fully operational.  It is the preferred communication conduit for dissemination of all CHS Alumni related correspondence and information for all CHS Classes.
  • 2021 Reunion Weekend Events on 30-31 July:  More than 16 teams comprised of CHS Alumni, C-NP Schools Administrators, family, and friends participated in the Alumni Golf Tourney at Choctaw Creek GC. CHS Alumni from the 1950s through the 1990s gathered at the Choctaw Middle School for the CAA-sponsored Reunion/Social.  CHS Classes of 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1981 also conducted events for their respective classes during this weekend.
  • Meetings with C-NP School District Leadership:  The CAA Board met on multiple occasions with C-NP School Superintendent, David Reid, and other staff to discuss how the CAA can best partner with and support the school district – its administration, faculty, and students. These meetings were very productive.
  • Establishment & Implementation of the Ruth Elaine Shaw Memorial Scholarship:  The Ruth Elaine Shaw Memorial Scholarship eligibility criteria and the corresponding application, selection, and award processes have been finalized and coordinated with the designated CHS representatives.  CHS Alumni can now make gifts to endow/fund this scholarship; refer to the following link:  Alumni Giving Opportunities – Choctaw Alumni Association (CAA)  A special “Thank You” to those alumni who have already donated to this most worthy of endeavors. 
  • In-Memoriam Donations & Recognition:  In-Memoriam donations for deceased CHS Alumni/Faculty are now recognized in the Alumni Remembrance/In Memoriam section of the CAA Website. { Alumni Remembrance/In Memoriam – Choctaw Alumni Association (CAA) }  These donations can also be designated for CAA Board approved/sanctioned projects as outlined in the Donate and Alumni Giving Opportunities sections of our CAA Website.  { Donate – Choctaw Alumni Association (CAA) }
  • CAA Participation in Future CHS Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) Induction and CHS Football Homecoming Events:  As reported in our last correspondence, $1000 total will be allocated ($500 for each event) in support of CAA sponsorship and participation in these events. Alumni input is solicited on how best to support these events.