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.

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