Lasso Alumni Activities
Our organization is small, but in the true Lasso tradition of working together for the betterment of the current Lassos and Thomas Jefferson High School, we accomplish a lot.
During 2022, we accomplished the following:
- Celebrated the 90 year anniversary of the Lassos.
- Raised $4000 during the Big Give Campaign with donations from 25 supporters.
- Awarded $6,000 in scholarships to 3 graduating Lassos.
- Designed and sold special 90 year anniversary Fiesta medal. Thanks to Patsy Long and Linda Grimm for their efforts.
- Organized Fiesta Fundraiser at Los Barrios with medal sales and a raffle with over $3000 in revenue.
- LAA was presented the decorative whistle once used by Bess Richards, long time Lasso Sponsor in the early days.
- Treated the Lassos to a lunch at Market Square after their appearance on SA Live.
- Volunteered with the Lassos at the San Antonio Food Bank.
- Assisted with the Chuckwagon event and fundraiser
- Submitted an ad in Monticello honoring Lasso Seniors.
- Celebrated graduating 2022 seniors at a banquet at Milano’s Italian Restaurant. Presented scholarship certificates and LAA 1-year memberships to graduating seniors.
- Hosted membership social at Deco Pizza in August.
- Supported the Little Lasso Clinic with an LAA donation for their fundraiser.
- Surprised Lassos with spirit bags and pre-game meal prior to the Brackenridge Game.
- Restarted the Cool Crest golf tournament in October and raised over $5000.
- Provided financial aid to Lassos for dance wear.
- Attended class reunions to further raise awareness of the TJHS LAA and our mission
- Posted social media posts to keep our membership connected and engaged throughout the year.
- Distributed Lasso Outpost emails to membership to highlight ongoing activities
- Posted articles on the blog site throughout the year.
- Received matching contributions from USAA via USAA Serves to the TJHS LAA.
- Engaged Lariats with rope visits to encourage new Lasso candidates and assisted Lasso applicants in roping training. Thanks to Joe-Beth Kirkpatrick for her continued contribution of time and talent.
- Continued writing and editing our upcoming book, “The Lasso Legacy – Then and Now, More than Roping.”
- Continued to increase Life Time Members to the organization.