Class of '74 Mission to solve the Viking Yearbook Deficit

(from Gary Pina, Gilbert Sandoval)


The Class of ’74 is on a mission.  We’re on a mission to help reduce the Yearbook debt, which has grown over the past four years. The Yearbook is in a vicious cycle, working the entire year to pay off the previous year’s books.  They recently paid off the 2005-06 book, and they will work on paying off the 2006-07 book when school starts.  Ms. Dina Townsend, the ND principal, has said she would very grateful if the Class of ’74 could help the Yearbook. Our goal is to raise $5,000, but we need YOUR help.  

Here is our plan:

1, We’re going to ask for donations. We’ll collect the donations, and submit them for an ad in next year’s yearbook. OR we’ll purchase yearbooks for deserving seniors/students who can’t afford to buy the book.

2,  We discussed holding a silent auction at the North Dallas All-School Luncheon in September; asking for donations at the Bulldog breakfast in July; and asking for donations at other class gatherings/functions. Ms. Laura Little, the yearbook sponsor, agreed to attend these events, show the yearbook and talk to the groups.

3, The yearbook staff sold only three ads for the 2006-07 book -- the booster club, alumni group and a military recruiter. We started a list of places that could be contacted to purchase ads in next year’s yearbook. Let us know if your business can buy an ad. 

Herrera’s restaurant Seafood, Hook, Line & Sinker
Ojeda’s restaurant Gloria’s restaurant
Luna’s Tortillas Enstein’s Bagel
 La Calle Doce Eatzi’s
Primo’s restaurant Pancake House
Quintanilla Furniture Driving Range
Texas Land & Cattle Dallas Affairs      

    Here are the business ad rates for the yearbook:

Ad Size  Prices
Business Cards  $75
¼ page $135
 ½ page $220
1 full page $295
Add a Photo $25

If you wish to make a donation or if your business is interested in buying an ad, contact Gary Piña at 469-323-0083, or e-mail to Or you can mail your donation to Claude Brewer with the ND Alumni Association. Please indicate that your donation is for the Yearbook.