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Web 'alumni' group is misleading

Be sure that when you send money to any organization on the Internet, you know exactly who you are dealing with.

There's a web page that says: "Warrensburg High School - Home of the Burgers," but it is purely a commercial site that has no connection with the Warrensburg Alumni Association or our school. It's run by a web enterprise like Classmates.com, but it has web pages supposedly representing probably more than 1,000 schools, and sells merchandise and "memberships" that have nothing to do with local alumni groups.

It does have a number of local Warrensburg alumni, apparently, that have signed up and have posted photographs.

Herb Smith, of the class of 1955 was contacted by this web enterprise, and asked to send in his dues by this organization, he reported this week. Some man who only used his first name was trying to solicit his money, but Smith investigated and found out it had no local connection.

He alerted Warrensburg Alumni Association official Alice Damp, and she has asked us to let others know that sending money to this web enterprise or anyone else other than in person or by bail to the genuine, local Warrensburg Alumni Association, may be wasted.

The true Warrensburg Alumni Association dues are still $5 per person per year and the alumni association does not collect money online or have a website. To join or remain a member, checks should be made out to the Warrensburg Alumni Association and mailed to Maureen Sprague, 1664 River Rd., Warrensburg, NY 12885. The alumni association newsletter will be mailed in May with reservation form for the dinner August 7 at the Fort William Henry Resort conference Center, The class of 1960 is celebrating its 560th reunion at the dinner, Please call Alice Damp at 518 623-3618 with your mailing address if you would like to receive a newsletter. Anyone who attended or graduated from W.C.S. is welcome.

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