The meeting was called to order by President Ray Valley
at 7:49 P.M.
President Valley introduced the teachers in attendance.
Members of the earliest classes in attendance were
Hazel Fach Needham, class of 1933
Alton LeDuc, class of 1936.
Class roll call was given by Sec’y Mary Anne
Minutes of the 2008 Business meeting are printed in
the program, Page 2.
The motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes
as printed. Motion passed
The annual Treasurer’s report was given by Treasurer
Jo Bailey Neubecker.
A motion to accept the report was made and seconded.
Josephine Bailey Neubecker, Treasurer, announced the
recipients of the West Branch HIgh School Alumni Association for the year 2009, which were presented by the treasurer at Ogemaw
Heights on May 14,2009.
They were as follows: $400 each to Jonathon Spencer,
Rachel Reetz, Kaytlin Sippi, Veronica Dawn DeColumna, Erika Van Goethem, Derek Hughey, Noreen Fournier, Jessica Bertram, Tara
Neubecker, and Emily Walker. The Dr. John G. “Jack” Thompson scholarship in the amount of $500 was awarded to
Noreen Fournier, and the Parliament Family Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Derek Hughey in the amount of $300.
Mary Ellen Sappington Good, Class of 1961 asked for
the class pictures to be refurbished by the association.
Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck responded that the officers
had discussed this issue after the meeting last year, and decided to use the Miscellanous monies that are given each year.
This year, 2009, there was $686 earmarked for that fund. Each year, according to how much is offered, some of the pictures
will be refurbished.
The celebrating class were introduced as follows:
1934, 1939, 1944 by President Ray Valley
1949 60th Anniversary-Clifford VanSickle
1954 55h Anniversary-Doug Jameson
1959 50th Anniversary-Gene Hoffman& Don Powers
1964 45th Anniversary Jerry Roland.
The Class of 1969 40th Anniversary was recognized
by President Ray Valley.
$100 Byron Kelly, $100 Linda Meir Stephens, $300 Mary
Ellen Sappington Good, $500 Barbara Norton Robinson.
Mary Ellen Sappington gave the $300 to the fund for
refurbishing class pictures.
Meeting adjourned at 8:42 P.m.
A report was given by Nancy Rea Griffin on the
monies given byAlumni toward the North Central Michigan Community Foundation, WBHS WBHS Alumni Endowment Fund, Orioles
Forever. One scholarship was given this year from that fund.
Acting Recording Secretary...G. Barry Wilkinson, Class