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Business Meeting
May 26,2007

WEST BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

MINUTES

MAY 26, 2007

 

 

The 117th WBHS Alumni Association business meeting was called to order by President Ray Valley.

He expressed thanks to Lauretta Brindley Grezeszak and her crew for a lovely dinner. And, to those who set it up, a job well done.

 

Secretary Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck took the roll call of classes from 1933 to 1969.

 

Ray called for the minutes of 2006 to be approved by the raise of hands. It was passed unanimously.

 

Mary Anne provided information about the WBHS Alumni Website. There were 6200 hits on it in the last 30 days.

 

Treasurer Josephine Bailey Neubecker gave the Treasurer's Report.

 

Scholarships awarded by WBHS Alumni Association were as follows:

Jack and Dorothy Hammond Memorial Scholarship-$300

Donald Winter  4019 Lehman Road, West Branch

    Central Michigan University-Teacher-Musician

 

West Branch High School Teachers Memorial Scholarship-$300

Renee Wangler   310 E. M-55, West Branch

    Michigan State University-Agriscience Teacher With Math and Biology

 

West Branch High School Alumni Association Scholarships-10 @ $300

Bailey Beechler   2904 West Rose City Rd, West Branch

    Lansing Community College-Media Production or Journalism

Jess Greene      3630 Francois St., West Branch

    Ferris State University-Welding Engineer

Alicia Marie Brown  376 W. Scribner Road, Rose City

    Saginaw Valley State University-Secondary Education

Holly Beth Wangler  2650 S. M-33, West Branch

    Western Michigan University-Psychology major (Criminal Profiler)

Robert Goulette   2200 Fram Dr., Rose City

    Kirtland Community College-Law Enforcement or Medical Field

Scott Kimball  640 S. Fairview Road, West Branch

    Grand Valley State University-Doctor

Jory Piglowski   3354 Sunset Drive, West Branch

    Harvard or University of Michigan-Psychiatrist

Elaine Marie Bristol   589 E. Ogemaw Center Road, West Branch

(Bristol, con’t)

     Michigan State University-Agriculture and Natural Resources Communications

Whitney David   2962 Hillcrest Drive, West Branch

     Kirtland Community College

Tara Rachelle Mason   2332 Garfield Avenue, Lupton

     Kirtland Community College

 

Dr. John G. “Jack” Thompson Scholarship $500

David H. Hisscock   610 North 1st St., West Branch

     Michigan State University

 

By Alyce Bemis Block Class of 1940

In Memory Of Jim Nelson Class of 1940

 

Whitney David

$300

GPA 3.8

Kirtland Community College

Registered Nursing, Hospice Nurse

   

The treasurer’s report was received unanimously as printed in the program.

 

The report from the North Central Michigan Community Foundation’s West Branch High School Endowment Fund (Oriole’s Forever) was read by Vice President Richard Hamilton.  As of May 22, 2007, the fund totals $18,964.54.

 

The introduction of classes was done by various representatives of the celebrating classes. e.g. Betty Embury Mgrditchian Class of 1942-Jack Bray Class of 1947, Ben Monson Class of 1952, Althea Cascadden Phillips Class of 1957, Bill Steelman Class of 1962, Larry Martin Class of 1967.

 

Geraldine Basham Falkner sang a song “Tell Me Dear Are You Lonesome Tonight”.

The 8th annual drawing to give away the donated $1000 was held.

Winning $100 each, were Moynell Gallaher Pfeiffer and Barb Norton Robinson.

Winning $300 was Gene Hutchins who donated it to the Scholarship Fund.

Winning $500 was Florine Copeland Antcliff.

 

Richard Hamilton took the chair calling for New Business.

 

Carolyn Abbs Rice made a motion that the West Branch High School Endowment Fund, a fund within North Central Michigan Community Foundation, serving the counties of Ogemaw, Crawford, and Oscoda,  be permitted to include a one page advertisement insert each continuing year (from now on) to be mailed out with the Alumni Banquet Invitation. The motion was seconded.

 

A discussion followed.

 

The question was called for and the motion carried.

 

There was no old business.

 

The meeting was adjourned by President Ray Valley.

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