Hello OHS Alumni,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and this newsletter finds you well.

Planning for this year’s Alumni Weekend, October 1 to 3 is on schedule. I am happy to report that the City of Oneonta has approved our request to use the Armory for our Friday evening event. We are planning for all events that were held during past Alumni Weekends and we are adding a ceremony to dedicate the OHS Library to William “Bud” Pirone. Currently, the golf tournament is set Oneonta and we have the Armory. We continue to work with OHS for Saturday’s ceremonies and luncheon. The OHS Administration is waiting for guidance from New York State concerning the 2021-2022 school year and the use of school facilities for events like ours. Once OHS receives guidance from the state, we anticipate our request to use OHS to be approved. In order to use the Armory and OHS we must follow all COVID-19 restrictions. Check our website and Facebook page for updates. A complete summary of planned Alumni Weekend events is in this newsletter!

Our website (oneontahighalumni.org) and Facebook page (Oneonta High School Alumni Association, Oneonta, NY) have the most current Alumni Weekend information, Alumni news, Student Scholarship Awards, Alumni apparel and much more. Many thanks to our members who have worked hard to improve our social media.

Our monthly Alumni Association meetings are being held at OHS and on Zoom. A special thanks to Cathy Lynch for facilitating the use of OHS for our meetings and our Alumni weekend events. Our July meeting was held in a classroom rather that the OHS library. We used a classroom because the classroom’s computer provides a better Zoom meeting. Our next meeting is at OHS, 6:30 pm, September 14th.

Many thanks to our members who have paid their membership. Memberships, donations and fundraisers provide funds for student scholarships, newsletters and Alumni Association activities.

The OHS Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony was held June 26th. Congratulations to the graduating seniors! If you know a graduate, please encourage them to join our Association.

The OHS Alumni Association wishes everyone a great summer. See you Alumni Weekend!

Andrew Capra
Class of 1981