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MINUTES OF BUSINESS MEETING

MAY 28, 2011

 

The meeting was called to order by Ray Valley at 8:17 P.M.

Ray offered a tribute to the veterans.

Joel Sheltrown, Class of 1965, sang God Bless The USA followed by the entire gathering singing God Bless America.

 

A thank you was given to Lauretta Brindley Grezeszak, Class of 1954, for the catering of the banquet. A thank you was given to LaVonne Harris for playing the piano.

 

The attending teachers were introduced.

Dr. Cliff Bedore and daughter Melanie

Charles DeGolia and wife Barbara

Ron Harris and wife LaVonne

Alan Murray and wife Loa

Zale Miller

Alice Thompson

Nancy Rea Griffin (class of 1958)

Betty Candy Robinson (class of 1948)

Beverly Myas Shortt (class of 1948)

Ed White (class of 1952)

Frank Hacht (class of 1948)

 

The oldest attending lady graduate, Doris Cool Gildner, class of 1935, was introduced.

The oldest attending gentleman graduate, Alton LeDuc, class of 1936, was introduced.

 

President Ray Valley introduced attending members of the class of 1941, celebrating their 70th anniversary year: Dora Olsway, Leon Rau, Barbara Couture Witzke.

 

The roll call of classes was conducted by Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck, Sec’y.

The minutes of the 2010 meeting were read from the program, and accepted.

The financial report from 2010 was read from the program by Nancy Blancher Finerty and accepted.

 

Nancy Blancher Finerty, Treasurer, reported the names of the recipients of the 2011 Scholarships.

 

Scholarship awarded  by

DR.JOHN G. “JACK” THOMPSON, Class of 1949

$500

Justin Hammontre

 

Scholarships award by WBHS Alumni Association;

 

JACK & DOROTHEY HAMMOND SCHOLARSHIP

$300

Kyle Zimmer

 

$300

TEACHERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Paige Nicole Bachelder

 

$300

WBHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Sarah Susan Parrish

 

$300

WBHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Sierra Hewitt

 

$300

WBHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Jorie Diehl

 

A motion was made and approved that the President be authorized to appoint three members at large, for a two year term, to serve as part of the Executive Staff with voice and vote.

The motion passed.

 

A motion was made by Mary Ellen Sappington Good: That the

Ogemaw County Historical Society and the WBHS Endowment Fund be able to sell

And distribute information inside the K of C building on the evening of the banquet.

Motion passed.

Cliff VanSickle, class of 1949, offered an observation about people selling and/or distributing material outside the building.

 

Mike Ehinger, class of 1964, made a presentation concerning the WBHS Endowment Fund which is a branch of THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR NORTHEAST MICHIGAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, which includes Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda counties.

MOVED TO TABLE DISCUSSION

The Northeast Michigan Community Foundation WBHS Endowment Fund has a balance of $58,087.94 at the present time.

Four $500 scholarships have been awarded since the inception of the fund.

$500 Sierra Hewitt

$500 Jack Stevens

$500 Jorie Diehl

$500 Susan Brindley

 

Richard Hamilton, class of 1959,(Vice President), reported on the class graduation pictures refurbishing. Three have been refurbished at this time.

 

Introductions of celebrating classes:

 

1951-Ray Valley

1956-Jeanie Burns Rice

1961-Ron Keith

1966-Alan Gildner

 

Dianne Sappington, class of 1961, read a letter from Arnie Dunbar, class of 1961.

 

Winners of the drawing were as follows:

$100 Penny Snyder

$100 Laura Dougherty

$300 Gene Hutchins (Donated back to the WBHS Alumni Association Scholarship Fund for a scholarship in memory of his Father, Sherwood Hutchins Class of 1933)

$500 Marilyn Hamilton

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 P.M.

 

Barry Wilkinson

Class of 1953

Deputy Secretary