Message #406:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: AAHS Scholarship and Research Grants Fundraising
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 96 12:57:00 MST
Encoding: 222 TEXT


[Insert to 12/96 AAHS Glyphs.  For questions, tickets, or offers of prizes, 
call Jean Johnson, Fund Raising Committe -- SASIG Ed. ]


From: Lynne Attardi  

The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Scholarship and Research 
Grants Fundraising Raffle

     Over a decade ago, the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society 
developed a formal program to raise money to support scholars in 
Archaeology, Anthropology, and History, and established an Endowment Fund to 
provide scholarships and grants to qualified researchers and aspiring 
students.  For 11 years the Society has been sponsoring this program, and 
many students have pursued their careers on AAHS Scholarships.  Important 
publica-tions have been produced through studies sponsored by AAHS Research 
Grants, and basic research and presentation of research results have been 
possible for persons who have received AAHS Travel Grants from the Endowment 
Fund.

     A committee was formed, and the chairperson and committee members work 
extremely hard volunteering valuable time before, during, and after the 
holiday season to achieve this goal set by AAHS.  Many, many activities take 
place behind  the scenes in the interest of Arizona's archaeological and 
historical preservation  and pursuits.  The AAHS December raffle is the 
means by which the scholarships and grants are funded.

     Each year, the committee begins by referring to the previous year's 
list of grand and great prizes and writes a formal letter to each 
contributor.  Included is a membership flyer and a request to support the 
present year's raffle.  This is followed by a letter to other potential 
sponsors, which includes an AAHS introduction pamphlet explaining the 
Society's goals, and suggests the types of donations we are seeking.

     Responses, in the form of letters of promised donations, are 
followed-up by phone and thank you letters, and arrangements are made for 
delivery and pickup by the committee.  (Regrets are set aside and noted for 
future consideration.)

     A massive computer database is constructed and hours of dedication are 
consumed in its upkeep.  Advertisement -- by way of
flyers and various newsletter articles written and printed -- is distributed 
throughout the AAHS environment.  Tickets are designed, printed and mailed 
to all AAHS members.  Tickets are also sold at public meetings and chosen 
events throughout Tucson.  Ticket receipts are recorded by number and 
entered into the current year's database.

     Before the raffle date, through the committee's time and efforts, each 
raffle donation is obtained, receipted and recorded.  Then on the actual 
date, at the December general membership meeting, all the prizes are 
transported to the  raffle site and organized so that the meeting attendees 
can view the wonderful sight.  That evening, the names are selected by each 
ticket being pulled from a rotating drum, and the winner's name is called 
aloud by the current year's student board member.  If the winner is present, 
the gift is physically presented.  If the winner is not present at the 
raffle, the prize is set aside for later distribution, pickup or mailing. 
 This information is also added to the database.

     Is this the end of the committee's work?  Not yet.  Each donor is 
notified of its winner by letter and included is another thank you along 
with a copy of January's AAHS newsletter, Glyphs, containing a complete list 
of all the happy and lucky winners.

     As for the chairperson and the committee?  A sigh of relief, another 
year's goal accomplished, and a smile by all those involved in making this 
year's Scholarship and Research Grants Fundraiser Raffle a success.  So, 
when you see them, I'm sure they would appreciate a pat on the back (not too 
hard) and a personal thank you.  This year's Fund Raising Chairperson is 
Jean Johnson, and the committee members are Allen Dart, Ron Towner, and 
Heidi Roberts.  We thank them all!

     Responses, in the form of letters of promised donations, are 
followed-up by phone and thank you letters, and arrangements are made for 
delivery and pickup by the committee.  (Regrets are set aside and noted for 
future consideration.)

     A massive computer database is constructed and hours of dedication are 
consumed in its upkeep.  Advertisement -- by way of
flyers and various newsletter articles written and printed -- is distributed 
throughout the AAHS environment.  Tickets are designed, printed and mailed 
to all AAHS members.  Tickets are also sold at public meetings and chosen 
events throughout Tucson.  Ticket receipts are recorded by number and 
entered into the current year's database.

     Before the raffle date, through the committee's time and efforts, each 
raffle donation is obtained, receipted and recorded.  Then on the actual 
date, at the December general membership meeting, all the prizes are 
transported to the  raffle site and organized so that the meeting attendees 
can view the wonderful sight.  That evening, the names are selected by each 
ticket being pulled from a rotating drum, and the winner's name is called 
aloud by the current year's student board member.  If the winner is present, 
the gift is physically presented.  If the winner is not present at the 
raffle, the prize is set aside for later distribution, pickup or mailing. 
 This information is also added to the database.

     Is this the end of the committee's work?  Not yet.  Each donor is 
notified of its winner by letter and included is another thank you along 
with a copy of January's AAHS newsletter, Glyphs, containing a complete list 
of all the happy and lucky winners.

     As for the chairperson and the committee?  A sigh of relief, another 
year's goal accomplished, and a smile by all those involved in making this 
year's Scholarship and Research Grants Fundraiser Raffle a success.  So, 
when you see them, I'm sure they would appreciate a pat on the back (not too 
hard) and a personal thank you.  This year's Fund Raising Chairperson is 
Jean Johnson, and the committee members are Allen Dart, Ron Towner, and 
Heidi Roberts.  We thank them all!


The Arizona Archaeological and  Historical Society Scholarship and Research 
Grants Fundraising Raffle

     Over a decade ago, the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society 
developed a formal program to raise money to support scholars in 
Archaeology, Anthropology, and History, and established an Endowment Fund to 
provide scholarships and grants to qualified researchers and aspiring 
students.  For 11 years the Society has been sponsoring this program, and 
many students have pursued their careers on AAHS Scholarships.  Important 
publica-tions have been produced through studies sponsored by AAHS Research 
Grants, and basic research and presentation of research results have been 
possible for persons who have received AAHS Travel Grants from the Endowment 
Fund.
     
A committee was formed, and the chairperson and committee members work 
extremely hard volunteering valuable time before, during, and after the 
holiday season to achieve this goal set by AAHS.  Many, many activities take 
place behind  the scenes in the interest of Arizona's archaeological and 
historical preservation  and pursuits.  The AAHS December raffle is the 
means by which the scholarships and grants are funded.

     Each year, the committee begins by referring to the previous year's 
list of grand and great prizes and writes a formal letter to each 
contributor.  Included is a membership flyer and a request to support the 
present year's raffle.  This is followed by a letter to other potential 
sponsors, which includes an AAHS introduction pamphlet explaining the 
Society's goals, and suggests the types of donations we are seeking.

WONDERFUL PRIZES THAT COULD BE YOURS!

In the 12th Annual AAHS Scholarship and Research Grants Fundraising Raffle 
Presented to you by the Arizona Archeological and Historical Society

Grand Prizes

The Grand Canyon National Park Lodges - A complimentary three days/two 
nights Maswik Lodge accommodations package, including a Hermit's Rest and 
Desert View Tour for two.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - A one-week archaeological excavation 
program at an Anazazi ruin in Colorado.
El Conquistador Resort and Country Club - A three-day/two-night stay for two 
at their luxury resort in Tucson, Arizona.
Los Abrigados Resort and Spa - A one-night stay for two in the luxurious 
Jerome Suite at their resort in Sedona, Arizona.
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center - A three-day excavation and laboratory 
educational program in Tucson, Arizona, at the Sabino Canyon Ruin.
Southwestern Mission Research Center - A two-day spring tour of southwest 
missions including transportation and lodging.
The Grand Canyon Railway - Two Williams to Grand Canyon round trip tickets 
to ride the historic steam train.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad - Complimentary roundtrip tickets 
for two for a train excursion in the American Southwest.
Turquoise Tours (Karen Jones) - A complete tour package to Mata Ortiz for 
one person.
Mike Chumbley, Phoenix Artist and Sculptor - A Southwestern Steel 
Sculpture Shield.
Paul & Laurel Thornburg - A replica of a Classic Mimbres Black-on-White 
Bowl.

Great Prizes
De Grazia Gallery in the Sun - An autographed Lord's Candle De Grazia 
Plaque.
Arizona Theater Company - Tickets for two to "The Illusion" by Tony Kushner.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra - Complimentary tickets for two to any 
performance.
Tucson Wholesale Florist  - A complimentary $25 gift certificate.
Madeleine and Juel Rodack - A Tarahumara blanket from Sisguichic, Chihuahua.
Nathalie & Richard Woodbury - A beautiful late 1940s Mexican wool 
blanket/rug.
Mahina Drees & Barney Burns - A large mesquite hardwood bowl.
John Guerin - Two ceramic replicas from Mata Ortiz:  One Mimbres bowl by 
Roberto Banuelos, and one mahogany-colored olla by Armando Silviera.
Huntington Trading Company - A Tohono O'Oodham pottery vessel.
John Palacio - A gift certificate for a petroglyph carving of winner's 
choice.
Steve DeFrance - Pastel drawing of an aboriginal pictograph.
Lafrenz, P.C., CPA. - One personal income tax filing for 1996 (Federal and 
Arizona State).
Indigena Fine Art Publishers, Ltd. - Two sets of historical posters.
Eclectic Cafe - A complimentary dinner for two.
Tohono Chul Park - A one-year family membership.
Silverbell Trading (Keith Cleaver) - A Tohono O'odham vessel.
The Haunted Bookshop - A gift certificate for merchandise purchase.
Bahti Indian Arts - An ethnographic gift item.

Books and Publications
Center for Desert Archaeology - Archaeological Investigations at Los 
Morteros: A Prehistoric Settlement in the Northern Tucson Basin SWCA - Mark 
C. Slaughter & Heidi Roberts - Excavation of the Gibbon Springs Site: A 
Classic Period Village in the Northeast Tucson Basin
Statistical Research, Inc., Jeff Altschul - On the Border:  Analysis of the 
Materials Recovered in the 1964 and 1991-1992 Excavations at the Garden 
Canyon Site - AZ EE:11:13 (ASM)
Ron Towner - The Archaeology of Navaho Origins
William Hartmann - Desert Heart:  Chronicles of the Sonoran Desert
Debbie Altschul - Purple Sage and Other Pleasures - a cookbook by the Junior 
League of Tucson
Carolyn Davis - Treasured Earth: Hattie Cosgrove's Mimbres Archaeology in 
the American Southwest
Barbara Mills - Ceramic Production in the American Southwest (U of A Press)

More prizes are forthcoming, so be sure to have your tickets ready for the 
big night at our next meeting, December 16th. Remember, this is for a very 
special cause - to raise money for our scholarship and research grants to be 
awarded to promising researchers in Archaeology, Anthropology, and History. 
 As always, more tickets are available at $1.00 apiece from AAHS at the 
Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, or at the meeting the night of 
the raffle.  Avoid the last minute lines for tickets, and purchase yours 
early!  For questions, tickets, or offers of prizes, call Jean Johnson, Fund 
Raising Committee Chair, at 520/743-3341.