ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER JANUARY, 2017

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
In memory of alumni who have recently departed – Christopher Michael Thomas ’13 (11/24/2016); Kenneth Wayne Plentl ’78 (12/13/2016); Charles Henry Richardson ’64 (12/25/2016); Mark White – Marshall ’59 (01/01/2017); Darold Gaul ’83 (01/10/2017)

In memory of staff who have recently departed – former Marshall High basketball coach and teacher Faye Bellfield Roberts (11/13/2016); former elementary teacher Geneva Bryant Richardson  (11/21/2016); former AHS counselor John Warrick Craven (11/26/2016); former bus driver Carole Sue Andrews (12/07/2016); current Jr. High coach and alumni Jonathan Ray “J.R.” Wagner ’04 (12/11/16);  former Jr. High art teacher Doris Davidson Munson (12/31/2016); ); former music teacher Eva LaVon Lazarene (01/08/2017)

HALL OF FAME
Nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame most be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 24.   Forms are available at www.angletonisd.net and at the AISD administration building.

Nominees, who must have graduated from Angleton or Marshall High 20 years ago or more, should demonstrate a high level of success in their field.   Nominations are reviewed by a committee selected by Angleton ISD and those chosen are inducted by the district in May.

Nominations are considered for five years.  Those made in 2012 will need to be resubmitted this year.

Previous inductees are  Lynne Perryman ’69, Clarence Sasser ’65, Elizabeth MacDonald Silverthorne ’41,  Carla Zembal-Saul ’85,  Pete Masterson ’52, Perry Arnold ’59, Stephen Ruth ’88, Dennis Bonnen ’90, Glenda Miles Dawson ’59, John David Rainey ’89; Jackie Scott Tarter ’62;  Greg Bonnen ’84, Renard Thomas ’72, Olivia Trevino ’58, Jimmy Phillips ’29 and Roly Rice ’59. 

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Curt Mowery III ‘76
was honored by the Texas Farm Bureau with their Pioneer Award in recognition of the work he has done promoting Texas agriculture.  He is a rice farmer in Rosharon.

Ruth Cannan Munnerlyn ’35 featured in The Facts celebrating her 100th birthday.  Photos showed her (past) as a high school carnival queen and (current) riding an exercise bike.  Munnerlyn, who now lives in Lake Jackson, remembered when Angleton had only one paved street and the family lived on Cedar, which was on the edge of town.

C. Smith ’78 retiring from the AISD Maintenance Department after working for the school district for 38 years.

MEMBERSHIPS
New Lifetime members are Sarah Coleman Lamb ’79, Kenneth Brashear  ’65, and   Letha Bell Brashear ‘67

New annual member is Ray Arceneaux ’67. 

Memberships help support alumni events, scholarships and the History Center.   Lifetime memberships are $100 or $150 for couples.  Annual memberships are $20 each.  Find forms on the AAA website at www.angletonalumni.org, where you can also register and pay online.  The Alumni Association is a tax-deductible 501-C group.  Questions? Contact membership chairman Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com.

HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS

The Alumni Association will host Handbags and Gladrags (a ladies’ luncheon/purse auction) at The Pavilion on Saturday, March 25.   Nancy Gayle will be the guest speaker.  Designer purses, novelty purses and vintage purses will be in a silent auction with proceeds earmarked for the Alumni Association scholarship fund.  The luncheon will be catered by Gina Matt Langinais ’82 of Gina Renee’s Catering.

Advance tickets will be required since there is limited seating.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Donations are still being accepted for Alumni Association scholarships for 2017 AHS seniors.  Special consideration is given for those with parents or grandparents who are AISD alumni and for others who have done volunteer work for the Alumni Association.

The family of Thurman Green ’40  will offer another memorial scholarship in his name this year.

The Class of 1967 is assisting with a scholarship being offered as a memorial to Eddy Birdwell ’67.

The Class of 1966 took up donations to add to their extra reunion fund money and will use it to provide a scholarship this year.

Anyone wanting to donate to any of these scholarships may do so by contacting scholarship chairman Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com or going online at www.angletonalumni.org,.

CLASS REUNIONS
CLASS of 1967
–  50th anniversary on April 29, 2017 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds auditorium. Contact j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com.

CLASS OF 1977 –  40th anniversary on September 16, 2017 at K.C. Hall in Angleton.

The Alumni Association is interested in promoting all class reunions.  Contact Reunion Liaison Pam Hendrick ’71 at  hendrick.pam@gmail.com.

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Tracie Copeland ‘80
has joined AISD as the Education Foundation Coordinator.  The non-profit Angleton Educational Foundation provides grants for teachers to provide educational experiences for their students that are not in their regular classroom budgets.

To be considered a founder and to be permanently recognized as such at the AISD Administration Building, a donation at the “Distinguished Cat” level of $1,000 or more must be made by March 31.

In November the Foundation held its first Grant Patrol and gave out $53,117 in grants that impacted every campus in some way.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Sarah Coleman Lamb ’79
brought in 14 yearbooks from Mary Beth Rucks Coleman ’41 and the Coleman family.  These included a 1913 Cotton Boll, the first yearbook produced for Angleton High School, and others from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1960s.   She also donated three Lehmann-Neal miniature footballs from the 1960s and 1970s and one from Hudeck Brothers..

On behalf of her late husband  Marvin Burns ’43, Georgia Burns donated an old wooden teacher’s desk and chair once used on the original Central campus –  a well-worn treasure that could relate many tales if it could talk. Mrs. Burns also donated yearbooks from the 1960s.

Central Elementary sent over a box of scrapbooks, yearbooks and photos from the Early Childhood Center that was on that campus from 1986 through 2010.  This included a complete set of classroom/teacher photos from 2009.

The History Center is open every Wednesday (except holidays)  from noon until 5 p.m., during class reunions, for special events and programs and by request by calling Linda Winder at 979-864-6650.

Photos of History Center visitors and donations can be seen on the Angleton School History Center on Facebook.

Note:  If you have additions or corrections to news items in the AAA newsletter please contact Linda Winder at lwinder4323@att.net.  Newsletter is compiled by Linda Winder and AAA members and distributed via e-mail by membership chairman Murphy Rankin.

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