ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER OCTOBER

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
In memory of alumni who have recently departed –  Carolyn Rivers Barnett ’68 (09/21/2016); Gabriel Gonzales ’88 (09/25/2016); Michael Gandy Svoboda ’72 (09/30/2016); Randy Walcik ’73 (10/01/2016); Emma Therese Aaron (age 12 – 10/05/2016); Richard Murnece Palmer  ’69 (10/07/2016); Grant Harris ’63 (10/08/2016); Frances George Fief ’44 (10/22/2016)
In memory of staff who have recently departed – former AHS assistant principal Betty Keith (10/16/2016)

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 ….for example, a graduate of 1984 would contribute $19.84.
Additional donations are also welcome as each class that contributes at least $1,000 will be honored as Founding Donors.

The non-profit Angleton Educational Foundation is set up to raise money to provide grants for teachers to provide educational experiences for their students that are not in their regular classroom budgets.  Campaigns are now active for corporate, individual and alumni contributions.
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.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

  • Susan Babb  Tercero ’00, Group Vice President of Special Productions for Macy’s, is in charge of event operations and logistics for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade along with Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, Macy’s Flower Shows and Santalands across the country.
  • Ginger Peveto Hurta ’66 signing copies of her book “Good Morning God” at Barnes and Noble in the River Oaks Shopping Center on October 29
  • Danna Kay Wilson ’70 retiring after a long career with the Brazoria County Library System. Her retirement party will be at the Alvin Library on November 19.
  • Julie Enos ’76 publishing a photographic essay book “Shards of Silver” of vistas, trails and skies as a tribute to the memory of her son Travis Raney that she describes as a “personal journey through grief to healing.”

MEMBERSHIPS

  • New Lifetime members are Juanita Winn Lindley ’72; Mary Macha ’58; Ron Slate ’63; Patricia Slate Willy ’59; Barbara Zembla (retired faculty).
  • New annual members are Kathy Cico Hopper ’66; Barbara Brantley Thibodeaux ’65; and Beverly Gail Bruce Siddens ’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 Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Members of the Class of 1966 donated $1500 to the Alumni Association to use for a scholarship. The money came from leftover funds from their class reunion plus donations from class members.

HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS

Save the date! 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 –  The 50th anniversary for the Class of 1967 will be on April 29, 2017 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds auditorium
  • CLASS OF 1971 – The 45th class reunion for 1971 will be held Nov 12 at the Oyster Creek Community Center.

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

GIVING TUESDAY

In support of the national Giving Tuesday initiative, the Alumni Association will be hosting a food drive in November to support Grandparents as Parents (GAP).  Although the primary focus of the Association is education, we also support our commitment to AISD students outside the classroom.

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 will be taken at the History Center from noon until 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Giving Tuesday on November 29.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS

  • Former AISD superintendent Herman Smith and his wife Susan of Granbury were recent visitors to the History Center.
  • The family of Lou Eberspacher ’39 donated his class ring, still in its original box.
  • AHS Spanish teacher Frank Echartea found a 1990 senior group photo, miniature footballs and Wildcat art at an estate sale and got them for the History Center.
  • Other donations have included 1960s Tattlers from Ross Gieseke ’66 and Rose Berryhill Gieseke ’68; belt from a 1956 basketball uniform and photo of 1956 football banquet from Dale Runnel ’56;  “A” Team memorabilia from the AISD administration office; plaque given to former teacher Mary Stricken by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Stricklin Abendroth ’58; framed memorial display by Diane Miles Taylor ’66; centerpieces and paper goods from Class of 1966; junior high yearbooks from Robin Tiemann.
  • 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.

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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