ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER JUNE, 2017

Angleton Alumni Association PO Box 122 Angleton, Texas 77516

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Students:  Gerald Lee Robinson ’73 (05/11/2017); Frank Moon (Marshall 06/11/2017); Ronald Keith Carter ’75 (05/16/2017); Leobardo “Leo” Garza ’62 (05/23/2017); Effie Ruth Hammonds Sonnen ’49 (05/24/2017); Richard Talmade Hammond ’73 (05/27/2017); Elizabeth James Ross (Marshall)  (05/28/2017); Brad David Ramsey ’92 (05/31/2017); Penny Oglesby Grimes ’68 (06/24/2017);  Lena Perry Thomas (Marshall) (06/27/17); Thomas Petrosky ’79 (06/28/17)

Faculty and Staff:  Southside principal Patsy Hejl (05/23/2017);  junior high librarian Mary Elizabeth Kyle (05/24/2017); junior high history teacher Billie Ruth Muldrow (06/12/2017); junior high history teacher Lola Kay Hood (06/13/2017)

SCHOLARSHIPS
The Alumni Association hosted a reception June 25 for alumni scholarship recipients and their families and scholarship donors.  Almost $10,000 was awarded to seven 2017 graduates for the Alumni Association, Eddy Birdwell Memorial, Thurman Green Memorial, O.V. McDaniel Memorial, and Class of 1966.  Recipients are Luke Coale, Kyle Hummel, Nicole Williamson, Lauren Coffie, Alexander Matchett, Kevin Duong and Katherine Soisson.   Recent donations have been received from Betty McAfee ’69; Frances Leist ’66; Doris Bible Whisler ’50 and Wayne Turner ’67.

TOM MUECKE TEAM ROOM
The Wildcat Booster Club has received $5,300 of a $7,000 gofundme project to create a Tom Muecke Team Meeting Room at Angleton High School.  The money will be used for tables, chairs, graphics, photos and motivational wall wraps inside and out.  Muecke, who was a star athlete for the Wildcats in the early 1980s, passed away in 2016.  To donate, see Tom Muecke AHS Memorial Meeting Room  at gofundme.com or donate directly to the Wildcat Booster Club. The campaign is being promoted by Deidre Gandy Ransdell ’82.

CLASS REUNIONS
CLASS OF 1972 –  45th class reunion on August 5.  Gail Soileau is contact person.

CLASS OF 1977 –  40th anniversary on August 12, 2017 at K.C. Hall in Angleton.  $25 per person. Contact Edie Meyer or Leslie Smith Rice at lesliesrice@gmail.com.

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

MEMBERSHIPS
New lifetime members are Al Korenek ’48; Doyle Thompson ’72; Carol Van Epps Thompson ’72; Hugh Landon ’81; Michael Ramos ’77; and Patrick Fuchs ‘77.  Terry Lee ‘67 renewed his annual membership.

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.

DONATIONS
The Alumni Association has gotten grants this year from Murphy Oil, Allstate and Charles Schwab.  We appreciate alumni who  take advantage of matching gifts or grant opportunities with their companies to make a donation.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Debra Morris ’72 donated 1994 and 1995 fair catalogs and signs and 1976 Sears catalogsformer ECC teacher Jean Britt donated student work; Suzanne Svoboda Thibodeaux ’79 donated a band cookbook; and Carol Gilbert McKinney ’66 donated a UT  baseball poster featuring Clayton Stewart.

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

  • August 2 – Alumni Association School Supply Drive
  • August 21 –  Yea! No School Today! Lunch for retired faculty
  • Sept. 30  – Good Times Reunion for Classes 1935 – 1967
  •  Oct. 6  –   Homecoming football game
  • Oct. 7 –  Homecoming Alumni Event

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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