Technology has certainly changed the ways we’ve remained in touch throughout the years. With the use of the Internet, it seems anyone can send information to you, wanted or not, anytime, with the click of a mouse.
Your Bull Dog Alumni Association has also taken advantage of technology. We host our own website and provide daily member/student/community news on our Facebook Page. Relying solely on volunteers and member contributions, we are able to keep costs at a bare minimum while providing entertainment, information, reunion assistance, school tours, educational grants for teachers and students and we sponsor several scholarships. We help keep you connected with old classmates and take that job very seriously.
Unfortunately, there are several imposter alumni membership organizations very active today. They are not capable of providing the services we do for free and will charge you for what amounts to a few photos and a list of your classmates. They are not affiliated with the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation nor CNHS and there have been warnings issued to be on the lookout for such scam groups. Our office is located inside CNHS. They are all headquartered in a big city far from here.
Classmates.com, the largest alumni group, and AlumnaClass report that they have 70 million members from over 90 percent of U.S. high schools. They offer features like allowing users to browse yearbooks, dating back to 1885, and digging up high school photos of celebrities.
However, Classmates.com has a consumer rating of 1.35 stars/5 indicating that most customers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. Consumers complaining about Classmates.com most frequently mention credit cards, automatic renewals, and customer service problems.
Their advertising and recruiting methods compete directly with us and in many instances, they use our name. This is disturbing on so many levels, especially because the product they offer is so terrible and not something our alumni would appreciate. They are now offering lifetime memberships for $79.99 or yearly memberships for $29.99. We do not charge anything for our services.
AlumniClass.com has been the subject of many complaints to consumer advocacy organizations. It is our goal to alert all alumni that AlumniClass.com is also not affiliated with our school or our alumni association in any way and that by joining their site, you’ve given them permission to use and even sell your name, photos, and any uploaded content. They will use your name in marketing materials because their terms of service allow them to do so!
In comparison, we never sell nor trade your data. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports the students and programs of CNHS. Donations go to a good cause!
There is only one Bull Dog Alumni Association and our office is located on the same campus from which you graduated. We will never spam you or use your data without your permission.
We respect our alumni. We represent you, the graduates of CHS/CNHS.