Howdy NOLS Alums –
Here in Lander, the fourth of July is a big deal. There’s a parade, barbecues, a rodeo, and enough fireworks to keep folks entertained from the afternoon of the third well into the night of the fourth. But here in the alumni department, we’ve got something else to celebrate: I won’t name names, but this coming Saturday is the 40th anniversary of one of our illustrious alumni department folks’ student course!
Free Shipping – To celebrate, we’d like to offer you free shipping on any retail order from our NOLS store from now until August 31. Once you’ve added everything you want to your shopping cart, scroll to the bottom of the “Your shopping cart” screen and enter alumnifreeship in the “Discount Coupon” field. Make sure to do this before proceeding to checkout because they can’t process discounts after the fact.
Flickr Site – With tons of courses coming out of the field, there are tons of new photos on our official NOLS Flickr site (http://www.flickr.com/groups/nols/). Besides the official NOLS site, there are branch groups, too. Go to http://www.nols.edu/media/flickr.shtml to see all of our groups. Whether you just came off a course or it’s been 40 years, check out the site, add some photos of your own, and see what NOLSies are up to.
Calendar Contest – If you’re looking for another way to get your pics out there, you’ve got three days left to submit them for the Annual Fund Calendar. If we love your photo, we’ll put it in the calendar and send you a Patagonia messenger bag. Check out http://www.nols.edu/alumni/giving/nolsannualfund/photo_calendar_contest.shtml for all the pertinent details.
Trip to Antarctica – NOLS is part of the Adventure Collection, a ten-member group of the world’s best and most imaginative adventure travel companies. As part of a kindred non-profit fundraiser, one of our partners in the Adventure Collection, Natural Habitat Adventures, is donating a trip for two to Antarctica. If a high-end trip to the “White Continent” is something that interests you, consider bidding on this once in a lifetime trip. See http://www.blacktie-colorado.com/auctions/index.cfm?fuseaction=Auctions.Landing&aid=177 for details.
Until Next Time,
NOLS Alumni Intern