Dear Friend of Holmes,
Over a year ago the Holmes Alumni Association was born – HAA for short. Our committee of seven members is halfway through our first term and we are still sorting out questions of structure and succession. However, we realize that our most important job is supporting Holmes in all that it does.
“The mission of the Alumni Association is to develop
lifelong relationship between Holmes Camp and its alumni.
The HAA shall foster a spirit of loyalty and promote the general welfare
of the Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center.”
As Bryan Breault, our new Executive Director, steps on board, HAA needs to step up and accomplish the job it has been tasked with. This is where YOU come in!
BECOME A MEMBER!!
Fill out this online membership form and send us $20 in tax-deductible dues. These dues will go into a Holmes segregated fund that will be used to pay for Alumni work projects, mailings, alumni gatherings, etc. You can pay your dues online or by mailing a check made payable to “Holmes Presbyterian Camp”, identified in the memo as “HAA Dues”.
IDENTIFY YOUR SKILLS AND AREAS OF INTEREST SO THAT YOU CAN BE A RESOURCE FOR HOLMES.
Art, theatre, music, devotions/worship, dance, outdoor living skills, canoeing, camping, biking, lifeguarding, high ropes, website expertise, professional skills, farming, etc.
SHARE POSTS FROM HOLMES!!
Pay attention to your emails and Facebook and Instagram posts. PLEASE not only LIKE them, but SHARE them! Let’s get the word out about all the exciting things that are happening at Holmes! Take the time to read about the programs being offered for all ages – Yarrow Hollow Farm, social justice trips, culinary, interfaith . . .
For a week or a weekend, train with us to lead a trip, become an Alumni Ambassador, join a committee, volunteer to correspond with alumni, etc.
SHARE YOUR CAMP STORY!
How has your experience at Holmes impacted your life and the lives of others? Share your story in person or in writing or by video. Share it at staff training so the traditions and the legacy continue. Share it to inspire and encourage the next generation to attend and experience it for themselves.
BE AN AMBASSADOR – PROMOTE CAMP AT YOUR CHURCH!
Volunteer to say a few words at your church or a nearby church – about your experience and what is currently being offered at camp. We can provide you with a video and brochures or even “a campfire” to convey the warm feel of the Holmes experience!
And FINALLY – CONTRIBUTE TO AN ALUMNI PROJECT GOAL!
As we are now well into the new year, we are making a financial appeal. Remembering how very important Holmes has been in your life, please consider a gift to Holmes. This year the Holmes Alumni Association is sponsoring the building of a climbing wall. The goal for this project is to raise $30,000, which will cover the cost of the climbing wall and appropriate gear. As a community, help us meet this challenge to raise the wall in September! You can make your donation online or by mailing a check made payable to “Holmes Presbyterian Camp”, identified in the memo as “HAA Climbing Wall”.
JOIN US AS WE MAKE HOLMES AN EVEN BETTER PLACE!
The Holmes Alumni Association Committee: