ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER, 2016

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
In memory of alumni who have recently departed – Eddy Birdwell ’67 (04/20/2016); Barbara Crisp White ’76 (09/22/2016); Joyce Eason Walton ’61 Marshall (10/18/2016); Mary Catherine O’Neal ’73 (10/20/2016); Virginia Foster ’58 (10/31/2016); Gaye Beaver Iginsky ’62(11/03/2016);  Gary Lee Day ’71  (11/03/2016); Chris Null Kirkham ’68 (11/15/2016);  Marvin Neil Burns ’43 (11/15/2016)

In memory of staff who have recently departed – former elementary teacher Ruth Aldredge Hazlewood (10/25//2016)

ALUMNI CHALLENGE

November 30 is the last day for alumni to participate in the Alumni Challenge to raise money for the new Educational Foundation.

All graduates are asked to represent their class by contributing a donation in the amount of their graduation year (1984 – $19.84) Additional donations are also welcome as each class that contributes a total of  $1,000 will be honored as a  Founding Donor.

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.  In a whirlwind tour of eight campuses, board members presented $53,117  in their first round of grants on November 17.  The 23 projects funded included rockets and clinometers for a trig class, a field trip, flexible seating for elementary classrooms, early literacy books, and many enhanced curriculum kits.

To take part in the Alumni Challenge, contact Dana Thomas Tolbert ’84 at 979-864-9096 or make a donation at www.angletonisd.net/angletonfoundation  

MEMBERSHIPS

New Lifetime members are Reba Hargrove Johns ’61; Julie Irby Kolojaco ’67, Linda Akers Whitt ’67, Terri Copeland ’75; Rose Land Howell ’67; and  Rita Stawarczik Cloud ’67.

New annual member is Patricia Atkinson Peters ’61.  

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.

GIVING TUESDAY

In support of the national Giving Tuesday initiative, the Alumni Association hosted a food drive in November to support Grandparents as Parents (GAP).  GAP members take in young relatives needing homes despite facing financial hardships and they find emotional support and resources through the local organization.

Donations of non-perishable items have been taken all month and will continue at the History Center from 1 p.m. to 4  p.m. on Giving Tuesday on November 29.

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.

CLASS REUNIONS
CLASS of 1967
–  50th anniversary on April 29, 2017 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds auditorium

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

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Recent donations:  1969-71 yearbooks and a scholarship jacket from Vicki Powell Dickerson ’71; 2010 Westside yearbooks from Parrish Thane Gayle;  2014 and 2016 yearbooks from Northside Elementary;  Wildcat statue from Hanna Chalmers ’97;  1957 and 1958 yearbooks from Kay Foster ’62.

The History Center is setting up a vintage Christmas tree decorated with Christmas cards from throughout the decades.  To be a part of it, send cards to the Alumni Association at PO Box 122, Angleton, 77516.

To add to a military display, the History Center is compiling lists of former Angleton students who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf/Iraq/Afghanistan wars.  Send information to  Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com.

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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