ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER JULY/AUGUST, 2017

Angleton Alumni Association PO Box 122 Angleton, Texas 77516

NEWSLETTER
Due to technical problems, many did not receive newsletters last month. We are working on our database and hope to have everything running this month.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Students: Arturo “Tudie” Martinez ’70 (07/20/2017); Jackie Dale Hickey ’79 (06/21/2017); Marva Robinson (Marshall ’62) (07/08/2017); Joe Dean Brod ’59 (07/09/2017); Richard Tinson Mills ’65 (07/20/17); Margaret Moore Bright ’62 (07/24/17); Austin Jason Riecek ’18 (07/27/2017); Julian Gomez Soria ’50 (07/28/2017); Robert Todd Taylor ’83 (08/10/2017); Jerry Lynn Rivers ’65 (08/15/2017); Dianne Wilson Jordan ‘58 (08/15/2017; Randy Mac Jackson Jr ’00 (08/19/2017); Hanna Hoskins Langford ’11 (08/21/2017)

Faculty and Staff: Sharon Raymond, former Northside teacher (08/16/2017)

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TOM MUECKE TEAM ROOM
The Wildcat Booster Club has used memorial donations for a Tom Muecke Team Meeting Room at Angleton High School. Muecke, who was a star athlete for the Wildcats in the early 1980s, passed away in 2016. Funds were used for a large mural featuring Muecke plus tables, chairs, graphics and motivational wraps inside and outside.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Gil McKinney ’95 has out a new album, How Was I To Know. Look for it on iTunes. The title song was written for his father.

Hayley Galloway ‘11 named the new softball coach at Danbury High School. She was previously an assistant coach at Columbia-Brazoria.

GOOD TIMES REUNION
Several hundred alumni are expected at the annual Good Times Reunion on Saturday, September 30, at Angleton Junior High. The event, which is open to all alumni from 1935 to 1967 and their family and friends, is hosted by the Alumni Association. Registration is at 10, with class photos from 10:30 to 12 beginning with the 1960s classes. Lunch and program from 12 to 1:30. The History Center will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $15 includes lunch and free class photo. Classes of 1947, 1957 and 1967 will be recognized. Registration form is available at www.angletonalumni.org and mail or online payments are available.

CLASS REUNIONS
Members of the Class of 1957 will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Sept. 30 by attending the Good Times Reunion, touring the History Center and then meeting at Smithharts Texas Grill at 5 p.m. Guests are responsible for their own meals but dessert will be provided. RSVP to Edith McDonald Fournie atefournie1@sbcglobal.net or Evelyn Rollins Dixon at dixon56@sbcglobal.net.

The Class of 1961 will have a mini-reunion Friday September 29 at noon at LaCasona before attending the Good Times Reunion on Saturday. The price is $20 per person which includes a fajita lunch and soft drinks. Money needed by September 15. Make checks out to Dee Grigsby and mail to PO Box 2859 Angleton 77516.

Following a happy hour at Shady’s on Friday night, the Class of 1972 rocked the American Legion Hall August 5 to some great 70s music played by Fred Martindale ‘70 and his band. Classmates as far away as North Carolina joined about 80 classmates and friends to celebrate their 45th anniversary.

The Class of 1977 had a great turnout for their 40th anniversary the weekend of August 12, including a Friday night get-together at the bowling alley, Saturday afternoon at the History Center and Saturday night at the K. C. Hall. Recognitions went to Ann Moon Caruthers and Michael Ramos for Hall of Fame inductions; Judy Vaughan of Colorado andKyle Mankin of Kentucky for traveling the most miles; Toby Lewis for living in the most states.

The Class of 1982 is planning a busy Labor’s Day Weekend for their 35th reunion with a golf outing on Saturday morning, visit to the Tom Muecke Memorial room at AHS, fajita buffet at El Patio in downtown Angleton Saturday night ($30) and Sunday morning worship led by Pastor Toby Slough at El Patio’s upstairs room at 10 a.m. Friends from other classes welcome. Contact Kathryn Stewart Christensen at 979-549-6502 or Leandra Fowler Harvey at 979-848-6770.

The Alumni Association is interested in promoting all class reunions. Contact Reunion Liaison Frances Leist ’66 at jerryandfrances@sbcglobal.net.

YEA! NO SCHOOL TODAY!

The Alumni Association hosted a lunch for former Angleton ISD employees on the first day of school featuring brisket, sandwiches, salads, dips and all kinds of desserts. Oldest retiree was Ray Pearl Condry and newest was A. C. Smith. The largest number of teachers had worked at ECC.

BLAST FROM THE PAST
After a very successful Blast from the Past event last year, the Alumni Association will host a second one on October 7. Alumni are encouraged to attend the football game October 6 (Victoria East)

then spend Saturday at alumni events – visiting the History Center, enjoying a chicken-fried steak dinner catered by Fillip’s followed by a sock hop in the old gym on the Downing Road site. Many alumni will be featured in the bands playing for the sock hop. Registration will be available online at the Alumni Association website.

ALUMNI BOARD
Linda Roesler Fox of the Class of 1967 has joined the Alumni Association board. Officers are John Morgan ‘67, president; Frances Coleman Leist ‘66, vice-president; Linda Winder, secretary; Betty Condry McAfee ’69, corresponding secretary Dana Alsobrook ‘76, treasurer and past president Sammy Alsobrook ’69. Board members are Bette Sides Sweeny ’59, Roger Runkel ’57, Murphy Rankin ’67, Katie Jacobson Clegg ’69, Kathy Cooksey ’68, Tracy Holt Delesandri ’80, Luther Goff ’67, Jeanie Newman Gustavsen ’68, Debra Morris ’72, Bridgett Bradford Norris ’75, Isabelle Salazar ’76 and Sue Neill, faculty.

MEMBERSHIPS
New lifetime member is Dorothy Williams Wilbeck ’56.

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 Sammy Alsobrook at safetysam1csp@yahoo.com.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Recent Donations: Aristocat group collages from 2015 and 2016 and boots, hats and corsage from Sidney Valdepena ’18; 2005 Show Choir album fromRachel Douglas ’05; book “Ghosts Along the Brazos” written by Catherine Munson Foster of the Class of 1925 donated by technology instructor Shirley Phillips;1977 yearbook from Penny Inman Adams ’77.

The History Center is open every Wednesday 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.

ON THE CALENDAR

  • Sept. 30 – Good Times Reunion for Classes 1935 – 1967
  • Oct. 6 – Homecoming football game – Wildcats vs. Victoria East
  • Oct. 7 – Blast from the Past – Homecoming Alumni Events

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 AAA board member Murphy Rankin.

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