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2010 brings exciting changes for HSA

Wed Jan 06, 10 8:53 pm


I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start! Sarah and I are enjoying a few days visiting family here in Missouri. In fact, we're currently snowed in! It’s been a beautiful start to the New Year.

2010 promises to be a landmark year in Homeschool ALUMNI’s history. Not only will it be Homeschool ALUMNI’s 5th anniversary, but also a rebirth of sorts for the organization.

I wanted to take a moment to share some details about two of the most exciting changes you can expect to see in 2010.

HSA 2.0

Based on the growing needs of our community and the feedback we've received over the past several years, Elysse, Riley and I are pleased to announce an entirely new online presence for HSA in 2010. We've dubbed this re-launch "HSA 2.0".

This is really the first major upgrade since we’ve launched in 2005 and we’re excited to be able to do some things that just weren’t possible for a fledgling online community 5 years ago.

More details will be forthcoming, but we are pleased to announce that HSA 2.0 is expected to be launched in March of 2010 – 12 or fewer weeks away!

The National Reunion

The second major area we’re focusing on is the National Reunion. The National Reunion is our flagship event, and our most eagerly anticipated gathering. The Reunion brings people together in a way no other event or online experience ever has - and yet I feel we've only begun to scratch the surface for what this event can offer the community.

We have realized, however, that while there’s something to be said for flying by the seat of one’s pants year after year, an event of this size and scope requires more time for planning and preparation than we've ever really taken. So this year we're going to step back and begin preparing, now, for the 2011 Homeschool ALUMNI National Reunion.

Many of you will likely share our disappointment in having to wait a year before the next National Reunion, but we are tremendously excited about how this is going to allow us to continue to serve you in 2011 and beyond.

This chance to step back and build a better Reunion is truly one of the most exciting things we've ever been able to do.

The date and location have already been selected, so mark your calendars now for the next National Reunion on July 21st - 24th, 2011. Update! [January 8th, 2010] The Reunion date has changed... stay tuned to this blog for the new announcement!

If you already know that you’d like to contribute to the 2011 Reunion (in any way) please drop us a line and let us know!

5th Anniversary and more to come.

Stay tuned for more about our 5th anniversary, HSA 2.0, the National Reunion, HSA Outreach, and more opportunities to connect with your fellow graduates both on and offline. In the meantime I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a happy new year and thank you for your continued support.

On behalf of all of us here at Homeschool ALUMNI, may the Lord bless and keep you as you serve Him in 2010!

Camden Spiller
Founder / Director,
Homeschool ALUMNI

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Cool, I'm the first commenter! I'm really excited about this coming year and even though I too am sad to see that there won't be a National Reunion this year, I'm glad you guys decided to wait. Smile I think it is the wise thing to do. And yay for a date! Now I just want to know what the location is. Razz
Looking forward to 2.0. Very Happy
Angela the twin, Wed Jan 06, 10 9:23 pm Post

Sounds very promising! The waiting will be hard, but worth it, methinks. Smile
Amiable Amy, Wed Jan 06, 10 10:14 pm Post

Are you supposed to be planning for 2011 reunion or 2010?
Just wanted to clarify! Smile
Lady Amanda (CH), Wed Jan 06, 10 10:21 pm Post

This is altogether THE awesomest!! Thanks for the update - can't WAIT to see what all happens. Smile Be sure and let me know how I can help.
Hannah, Wed Jan 06, 10 10:42 pm Post

Whoever runs the sound equipment at the next "flagship" reunion should go for free. Just a thought. I'm sure there are a couple other positions that the same recommendation could be made for.
Chris U, Wed Jan 06, 10 10:50 pm Post

What's the location of the 2011 Reunion?

Looking forward to the changes!! Y'all do a great job and I know HSA has changed many lives for the better. Thanks mucho!
Heather Belle 5GC, Thu Jan 07, 10 9:02 am Post

I will be looking forward to all of the changes/surprise that you have coming in March! Thank you for all of the hard work that ya'll put into HSA! Very Happy
Dianna, Thu Jan 07, 10 9:45 am Post

I was praying for you guys to make the right decision last night and came down to find this blog post. Very Happy
Like I said the other night when we were talking about this, Camden, It'll be sad, but it'll help you guys get ahead like you've wanted to. Very Happy We're all adults now, so time flies faster anyway. It'll probably only seem like one year till July 2011. Razz
I'm looking forward to what is ahead in HSA's future.
Amber the twin, Thu Jan 07, 10 2:08 pm Post

Wow. While I know it's for the best, I must admit I'm crushed that there will be no National Reunion this year. Crying or Very sad Mayhap some of us can organize an unofficial reunion?

Regarding 2.0, however, I am thrilled beyond repair! Can't wait to see it!

Prayers and support to everyone in the leadership at HSA!! You guys are a blessing!
Jeannie, Thu Jan 07, 10 2:46 pm Post

Can't wait to see HSA 2.0. I might actually be in a position to attend HSA 2011. Fun to think about.
Melissa, Thu Jan 07, 10 4:07 pm Post
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