Many High School Alumni Associations are formed to continue the connection between the High School and High School graduates. The High School Alumni Association will implement Programs and Activities within the organization and to provide assistance to their High School as needed. For example, one objective of an Alumni Association is to provide scholarships to High School seniors. When a High School Alum shows support and contributes funds to an Alumni site not formally affiliated with their High School, it does not benefit the official High School Alumni Association (or High School) at all.

In regards to Garden Grove High School, many Garden Grove High School Alumni believe they are connected with Garden Grove High School Alumni Association not realizing they are connected to an Alumni site that is not formally affiliated with Garden Grove High School Alumni Association (or Garden Grove High School).

Garden Grove High School Alumni Association (GGHSAA) is a 501c3 non profit public benefit corporation. We are the ONLY Alumni organization formally recognized with Garden Grove High School.

 


BREAKDOWN OF “NOT AFFILIATED” HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SITE

The most common High School Alumni site that many High School Alumni have joined as a member is on AlumniClass.com, a FOR-PROFIT company. This breakdown can be applied to other “not affiliated” High School Alumni websites.

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☛ HEADQUARTERS

ALUMNICLASS vs GGHSAA

✖ ALUMNICLASS – AlumniClass.com is headquartered at 10019 E. Knox Ave, Spokane Valley WA 99206. AlumniClass.com states on their website: “AlumniClass.com is not affiliated with and is independent of any school, school district, alumni association or any other sites”.

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✔ GGHSAAGarden Grove High School Alumni Association is headquartered on the campus of Garden Grove High School at 11271 Stanford Ave, Garden Grove CA 92840. 

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☛ ONLINE PLATFORM

ALUMNICLASS vs GGHSAA

✖ ALUMNICLASS – AlumniClass.com has the site link for Garden Grove High School as <alumniclass.com/gardengrove> and promotes it’s site as the “Garden Grove High School Alumni” site and “Garden Grove High School” site, however, AlumniClass.com states on their website: “AlumniClass.com is not affiliated with and is independent of any school, school district, alumni association or any other sites”. This means AlumniClass.com <alumniclass.com/gardengrove> is NOT formally recognized and authorized with Garden Grove High School Alumni Association or Garden Grove High School.

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✔ GGHSAAGarden Grove High School Alumni Association has the site link of <gghsalumni.org> and is the ONLY Alumni organization formally recognized with Garden Grove High School. The website <gghsalumni.org> is directly linked on Garden Grove High School’s Website. To follow all GGHSAA’s OFFICIAL online platforms, visit Digital Network.

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☛ MEMBERSHIP

ALUMNICLASS vs GGHSAA

ALUMNICLASS – When a GGHS Alum registers and purchases a membership on AlumniClass.com, membership payments go directly to AlumniClass.com and not to GGHSAA (or GGHS). Also, registration and membership with AlumniClass.com does not provide membership to GGHSAA. AlumniClass.com states on their website: “AlumniClass.com is not affiliated with and is independent of any school, school district, alumni association or any other sites”.

 GGHSAA – When a GGHS Alum purchases a membership (Annual or Lifetime) with GGHSAA, membership dues go directly to GGHSAA and you will receive a GGHSAA Membership Card and will have membership privileges within our organization. To become an OFFICIAL GGHSAA Member, visit Membership.

  • NOTE: We currently do not offer membership payments online, however, it may be provided as an option in the future.

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☛ NEWSLETTER

ALUMNICLASS vs GGHSAA

ALUMNICLASS – When a GGHS Alum joins as a member on AlumniClass.com, they will receive emails from AlumniClass.com under the banner of “Garden Grove High School Alumni” with promotions, newsletters, apparel sales, discounts, updates, reunion information, paid membership promotions, and membership upgrades. For example, AlumniClass.com may email you with an electronic newsletter such as “From: Garden Grove Alumni Site <newsletter@alumniclassmail.com>”, however, emails from AlumniClass.com have no affiliation with GGHSAA (or GGHS). AlumniClass.com states on their website: “AlumniClass.com is not affiliated with and is independent of any school, school district, alumni association or any other sites”.

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 GGHSAA – When a GGHS Alum joins as an official member (Annual or Lifetime) with GGHSAA, the official member will receive an annual printed newsletter that is mailed out in April to their residency. The newsletter includes a message from GGHSAA’s President, news about GGHSAA’s Programs and Activities, news about GGHS Classes, and articles relating to GGHS. To get an OFFICIAL GGHSAA Newsletter, you must be an OFFICIAL GGHSAA Member (visit Membership).

  • NOTE: We currently do not send annual newsletters to official members electronically, however, if that option is offered in the future, official members may receive electronic mail with a GGHSAA email address of <____@gghsalumni.org>.

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☛ MERCHANDISE

ALUMNICLASS vs GGHSAA

ALUMNICLASS – When a GGHS Alum pays for Alumni or High School related merchandise from AlumniClass.com, profits go directly to AlumniClass.com and not to GGHSAA (or GGHS). AlumniClass.com states on their website: “AlumniClass.com is not affiliated with and is independent of any school, school district, alumni association or any other sites”.

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✔ GGHSAA – When a GGHS Alum purchases GGHS Alumni merchandise from GGHSAA, profits go directly to GGHSAA. Also, when a GGHS Alum purchases GGHS School merchandise from a GGHS Group (ASB, Clubs, Boosters, Teams, etc.), profits go directly to that GGHS group. To check out OFFICIAL GGHSAA Merchandise, visit Store.

  • NOTE: GGHSAA currently does not sell any Alumni or High School related merchandise online.

EXAMPLES OF WARNINGS FROM OTHER HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS

★ ALUMNICLASS.COM

NOTICES FOR ALUMNICLASS.COM FROM OTHER HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI

LOARA HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

SAN DIEGUITO HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

 

COMPLAINTS FOR ALUMNICLASS.COM FROM OTHER HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI

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★ CLASSMATES.COM

NOTICES FOR CLASSMATES.COM FROM OTHER HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI

NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

COMPLAINTS FOR CLASSMATES.COM FROM OTHER HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI


“NOT AFFILIATED” HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SITE LIST

NOT AFFILIATED WEBSITES

✖ ALUMNI CLASS

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  • NOTE: “AlumniClass.com is not affiliated with and is independent of any school, school district, alumni association or any other sites. Other domains or Websites owned by Alumniclass.com (all of which are referred to herein both collectively and individually as “Website, Websites, Site, Sites, us, we, our”) currently include www.classyears.com, www.reunionposts.org, www.highschoolalumnireunion.com, www.reunionguidebook.com, www.johnnyandran.com,www.pawzoom.com.” View AlumniClass.com Terms of Service.

✖ CLASSMATES

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  • NOTE: “Our web sites include PeopleConnect.us, Classmates.com, Intelius.com, USSearch.com and TrueRep.com, as well as other websites owned and operated by us.” View Classmates.com Terms of Service.

 HIGH SCHOOL NETWORK

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  • NOTE: “The High School Network is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Garden Grove High School of Garden Grove, California.” View HighSchool.net Terms of Service.

✖ YEARBOOK

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NOT AFFILIATED FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS

FACEBOOK PAGES

  •  Garden Grove High School All-Class Reunion Picnic
  •  GGHS All-Class Reunion and Picnic

FACEBOOK GROUPS

  •  Garden Grove High School Alumni
  •  Garden Grove High Alumni
  • Garden Grove High School Alumni All Years
  •  Garden Grove High School Alumni — Garden Grove, CA

SHOW SUPPORT TO THE ONLY OFFICIAL GARDEN GROVE HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI GROUP HERE!

PLEASE SHARE THIS NOTICE WITH ALL ARGONAUTS! THANK YOU!

IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHER “NOT AFFILIATED” WEBSITE / SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS, PLEASE CONTACT US. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Garden Grove High School Alumni Association (GGHSAA) will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2021 AND we want our Argonaut Alumni members to celebrate with us SO if you are not an official member (Annual <most current> or Lifetime Member) THEN JOIN today!