Welcome to CHAFA !
Clay High Alumni & Friends Association
Clay High School, Oregon, OH
Welcome to the official home page of the Clay High School, Oregon, Ohio, alumni association web site!
C.H.A.F.A. is the "Clay High Alumni & Friends Association".
Here is some info on C.H.A.F.A.:
We are dedicated people associated with Clay High School, Oregon,
Clay High Alumni & Friends Association is committed to providing a forum for people who are alumni and friends of
Our theme "fun raising" will contribute to fundraising and will help
What Does CHAFA Do?
Clay High Alumni & Friends Association sponsors two events each year. The Chopper Dropper is held at the CHS Memorial Stadium on the Ted Federici field. The event entails the purchase of numbered golf balls which are taken up in a helicopter and dropped over the football field. The winning ball, closest to the center flag, wins $1000! This event is held on Homecoming and has continued to provide $1000 scholarships to thirty-three graduates since 1998. This event also helps maintain any additional costs involved with the publishing of the twice-yearly newsletter.
Our second event is the all class reunion, appropriately named Groove in the Grove since it's held at Oak Shade Grove, in Oregon. This event lets alumni and friends enjoy a great time dancing and reminiscing. Not only does this function provide a place to meet old friends and make new ones, it is also a great place to hold YOUR class reunion. CHAFA takes care of the place, food, drinks and music. All you need to do is invite your former classmates!
Although the Groove is not a money making event, any additional profit is put back into CHAFA to use towards assisting individual organizations at Clay High School. So far we have purchased two display cases for trophies and awards at the high school. Additional donations have been given to the Crystal, The Eagle, Operation Graduation, Limelighters, the Korean and Vietnam Memorials at Clay, Cheerleaders, Athletic Boosters, Jazz Band, Academic Boosters as well as the care and keeping of the CHS Mascots. Donations have also been contributed to the Hank Spring Memorial Gymnasium.
CHAFA is also the organization that has recognized the superb accomplishments and contributions of Clay graduates and friends of Clay High School by way of the CHAFA Hall of Fame. Each year CHAFA accepts nominations and voting is held to select new inductees into the Hall of Fame.
Also we have an Oregon Fest parade entry featuring Eddy and Edna Eagle riding proudly in a Corvette.
CHAFA holds bi-monthly meetings at Clay. All are invited to join the committee and new ideas are always welcome. Become involved a lot or a little. You may contact Tammy Hughes Swartz, CHAFA President, at 419.693.0665, ext. 2044 with any questions, concerns, and meeting dates.
The Clay High Alumni & Friends Association would like to hear from alumni and or our friends who would like to join the leadership team of the association. Presently the officers and associates have been leading our association for some 15 years. If you would like to be a leader or become more directly involved, please contact Tammy Hughes Swartz 419.693.0665, ext 2044. Our school needs your help!
Clay High School, Oregon, Ohio
Upcoming Events, News, & Notices
Groove In The Grove
September 28, 2013
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Chopper Dropper winners for 2012: First place, Chris Ruthkowski; 2nd place, Clay Athletic Booster Club; and third place, Sherry Phillips. Thank you to everyone who purchased a golf ball to make this year's Chopper Dropper event a success!
Hall of Fame inductions took place Friday night, August 31st, at the home football game. Marge Brown (at left) was inducted along with the late Larry Morgan. Mr. Morgan's family were on hand along with CHAFA President Tammy Swartz (wearing the shades).
Be sure to check back from time to time. We will post new information and upcoming events right here!
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