Published: March 2009
Thanks to all of your generous donations and dues payments, the Alumni was able to continue with our individual teacher grant program and award almost $5,000.00 in 2008 for projects and equipment not funded by the Newport School Department.
The Alumni also received memorial donations in memory of our late graduates: Bob Sullivan, Anne Allen, and Michael Gould.
Our funds also were used to continue paying our bills. This included supplies for the Alumni room, Website hosting, postage and P.O. Box rental, additional name tags for our summer luncheon, 2008 Binnacles for the library and our Alumni room, and our mail manager for the cost of mailing our newsletter and summer luncheon invitations.
We had printing expenses for membership cards for the Class of 2008; programs for the summer luncheon; award forms; and the newsletter. It should be noted that we saved considerably by having the Newport and Coventry Regional Career and Technical Center's Graphic Communication Department students compose and print our newsletter.
We also made donations to the Rogers Post Graduation party, Skills U.S.A and the Newport Area Career & Technical Center .