West Branch High School Alumni Association Minutes May 26, 2012
The welcome was given by President Ray Valley. (1950)
The invocation was given by Vice President Richard Hamilton (1959)
The meeting was called to order at 7:45 by President Ray Valley.
The Fire Marshal prohibits tables blocking entrances and egresses.
The Executive Board met in West Branch, May 7th 2012 at 10 a.m.
Two guests were present; Emma Jean Ouderkirk Valley (1951) and Don Tuck.
Mike Ehinger (1964) arrived at 10:40 a.m.
Two guests were invited to meet with the board at 11 a.m. and arrived at that time; Mary Ellen Sappington Good
(1961) and Nancy Rea Griffin (1958).
President Ray Valley announced that a non-profit Directorship had been established for the WBHS Alumni Association
That Directorship has not been operating as such since that time. Therefore, there will no longer be business
meetings conducted at the annual banquet, beginning this year, 2012.
Topics regarding mailings from outside the WBHS Alumni Association will be referred to the Secretary (Mary
Anne Whitchuch Tuck 1953) for review by the Executive Board.
President Ray Valley expressed appreciation to Lauretta Grezeszak and staff for preparing the banquet, and
to the staff for setting up the hall, and to LaVonne Harris for the music.
Introductions of teachers in attendance:
Dr. Cliff Bedore, his wife Ruth, and daughter Melanie
Charles DeGolia and wife Barbara
Alan Murray and wife Loa
And the teachers who graduated from WBHS and returned to teach;
Nancy Rea Griffin
Betty Candy Robinson
Beverly Myas Shortt
Margo Nelson Smith
Ron Harris and wife LaVonne
The oldest attending graduates were
Doris Cool Guildner (1935) and Alton LeDuc (1936)
The roll call of classes was conducted by Secretary Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck.
Celebrating Classes were intoduced as follows;
1942-Betty Embury Mgrditchian
1947-Marion Grenier Hammond
1957-Althea Cascadden Phillips
The recipients of scholarships award to Ogemaw Hts graduates were announced by Treasurer Nancy Blancher Finerty
A report from the West Branch High School Endowment Fund was given by Nancy Rea Griffin.*
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m. by President Ray Valley.
Minutes prepared by
Phyllis Melrose DeCaire (1956)
Member at large
*The West Branch High School Endowment Fund is not connected with the West Branch High School Alumni Association
Scholarship Fund, and is not a part of the Alumni Association.