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 2021, we accomplished the following:
- Raised $5,065 during the Big Give Campaign with donations from 62 supporters.
- Awarded $6,000 in scholarships to three graduating Lassos.
- Supported the Lassos’ fundraising efforts for their Disney World trip and donated $1,430 to help them reach their goal.
- Partnered with Lasso sponsors Mrs. Neal and Ms. Leal to create a promotional video for our 2021 Lasso Skip Rope Fiesta Medal. A successful social campaign led to us selling out of 300 beautiful 2021 Texas Skip Fiesta Medals (designed by Patsy Long)!
- Participated in the filming of a SAISD YouTube video to document the Legacy of Spirit at Thomas Jefferson High School and represent the Lasso and Lariat legacies.
- Organized Fiesta fundraiser at the Metzger Biergarten at Cool Crest, complete with a Silent Auction that raised more than $1,100.
- Celebrated graduating 2021 seniors at a banquet at Milano’s Italian Restaurant. Presented scholarship certificates, LAA one-year memberships and Lasso rope pendants to the seniors.
- Provided 2021 senior Lassos with a “Senior Day” celebration through secured donation of Six Flag passes from Ancira dealerships. Thanks to our Treasurer Sylvia Ortega for arranging the donation. The LAA also provided Lasso seniors with a dinner to end the day at Maggiano’s.
- 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.
- Provided three new pairs of officer cowboy boots with spur stops for 2021- 2022 Lasso officers.
- Surprised Lassos with spirit bags and pre-game meals on multiple occasions.
- Increased Life Time Memberships by 3% from 123 in 2020 to 127 in 2021.