ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION  NEWSLETTER   AUGUST 

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
In memory of alumni who have recently departed – Alan “Aggie” Andrews ’61 (07/23/2016); Jerry Alan Mitchell Jr ’80 (07/26/2016);  James “PJ”  Von Tress ’73 (07/28/2016); Clyde R. Williams ’62 Marshall (07/29/2016); Mary Ross Fletcher ’75 (07/29/2016); Joshua Kyle Weinkauf ’09 (08/03/2016); Michael Wayne Berg ’76 (08/07/2016);  Ernestine Phillips Cooper – Marshall (08/08/2016) Raymond Thomas – Marshall (08/10/2016);   Leslie “Lou” Eberspacher ’39  (08/13/2016);  John Alexander Follet Jr. ’43 (08/16/2016)
In memory of faculty and staff who have recently departed – elementary and junior high teacher Betty Ann Amos (07/29/2016)

BLAST FROM THE PAST
Remember those rocking dances in the old gym?  The Kings Men?  Brym-Stonz?  Reddlemen?  The Alumni Association will offer a night of nostalgia on Homecoming, September 10, with live music from musicians from Garage Bands of the 1960s and 1970s.   Dwayne Sanders ’69 and the Psychedelic Seniors will feature visiting alumni from many old bands as they play in the old gym on Downing from 8 to 11:30.
The evening will begin with a tour of the History Center from 4  p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by a memorable chicken-fried steak ( or chicken) dinner catered by Fillip’s Cafe of Danbury from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost is $25 for both or $15 for the meal and $10 for the entertainment.  Order tickets online by going to www.angletonalumni.org and clicking on Events.
Organizer Sammy Alsobrook ’69 can be reached at  979-292-6312.

ALUMNI CHALLENGE
The Angleton Educational Foundation is challenging all alumni to participate in an 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.
Recognitions will be made for the classes that donate the most.
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.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
From backpacks and composition books to crayons and pencils, the Alumni Association had a successful School Supply Drive August 10 with supplies and cash donations.  Items valued at more than $1,000 have been given to AISD to distribute to needy AISD children this fall.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Mindy Oswald Gregory ’90 has been named principal of Della Icenhower Intermediate in Mansfield.
George Rau ’65 is being inducted into the Brazoria County Business Hall of Fame on Sept. 8.   The Business Hall of Fame honors prominent entrepreneurs for their professional accomplishments and contributions.  Rau is a business attorney in Angleton.
Jamie Giesecke Murray ’63 retiring from the Brazoria County Historical Museum and Debbie Cook Savage ‘75 retiring from Brazoria County.
Jana Perry Herbst ’90 receiving a $1000 scholarship from local educator sorority Gamma Eta/ADK to further her studies in Early Childhood education at the University of Houston at Clear Lake.

COOKBOOKS
Faculty favorite recipes from 1924 to 2016 plus almost 100 photos of AISD personnel and buildings and stories of school food through the decades can be found in the Walk Down Memory Lane cookbook now on sale at the History Center.   Books are $10 and all proceeds will  be used to upgrade the History Center displays.  Many nostalgic recipes come from old cookbooks in the History Center, such as Band Booster, Southside, Frontier and Rancho books published years ago.  Other recipes are favorites served at events at the History Center.

MEMBERSHIPS
New Lifetime members are Claudia Oswald ’64, George Caldwell ’67, Jessica Stovall Caldwell ’71, Tina Weldon Butler ’73, Pat Tunnell ’58, Jim Brashear ’67, Billy Yates ’66, Hardwick Bieri ’76, Kathy Keith Beiri ’80, and Charlotte Yoes, faculty.
New annual memberships have been received by Terri Copeland ’75, Ben Hargis III ’70 and Evelyn Rollins ’57.
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   or contact membership chairman Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com.

CLASS REUNIONS
GOOD TIMES REUNION –  Registration forms have been sent out for the 1930s -1966 reunion on Saturday, September 24 at Angleton Junior High honoring the Class of 1946 on their 70th anniversary, the Class of 1956 on their 60th and the Class of 1966 on their 50th.  Members of the state champion girls basketball team and the regional finalist baseball team of 1956 will be recognized.  (This is the former Old Timers reunion).
CLASS OF 1961 –  55th reunion planned for October, 2016 at Stanger Ranch.  Contact Dee Parks Grigsby.
CLASS OF 1966 –  The Class of 1966 will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Friday, September 23 at Warnecke Hall at the SFA Statue and then attend the Good Times reunion on Saturday, Sept. 24.
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.
CLASS OF 1996 –  The 20th reunion for 1996 will be Sept. 10 at the Ocean Village Hotel (Pirates Alley Cafe) at Surfside.  Outside event.  Contact April Williamson Williams at aprilawilliams@live.com.
The Alumni Association is interested in promoting all class reunions.  Contact Reunion Liaison Pam Hendrick ’71 at  hendrick.pam@gmail.com.

YEA!  NO SCHOOL TODAY!
The Alumni Association hosted a luncheon for former teachers on the first day of school.  They met to eat, visit, tour the center, and watch a DVD of faculty photos through the years.

NEW FACULTY
New AISD teachers toured the History Center as part of their in-service activities, hearing about Angleton school history while enjoying Goodie Bags and door prizes from the Alumni Association.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Buddy Cooksey ’64 donated a football jersey from 1959 he rescued from a throwaway pile years ago.  The jersey, number 66, was worn by Gerald Buchta ’60 in the 1959 state playoff game.   Buddy said it was the first year for the team to have purple jerseys.
Ron Andrews ’61, who was a football captain in 1961,  brought in his “B” team letter jacket from 1959 and his FFA jacket.  “I lost everything else when our house was completely blown away by Hurricane Carla,” he said.
Jodie Breitkeutz Walls ’76 brought in cheerleader uniforms and memorabilia (including a Spirit Stick)  and photos from the 1970s.
Oscar Sanchez ’81 brought in a 1981 class t-shirt and a 1980 miniature Wildcat football from Neal Insurance.  He will teach seventh grade math at junior high this year.
Melba Schweinle Beken ’64 donated yearbooks from 1957 to 1970.
Lou Ellen Wise Schellenger ’76 donated several boxes of binders.  The History Center is preparing binders of clippings and photos for each of the 120 years of AISD history.
AISD staff member Shirley Phillips has loaned a wheelchair that can be used to transport visitors to and from the History Center parking lot as needed.
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.

UPCOMING DATES

Friday, Sept. 9 –  Homecoming football game
Friday, Sept. 9 – Angleton Study Forum at History Center
Saturday, Sept. 10 – Blast from Past Garage Band Homecoming Event
Saturday, Sept. 10 – 20th reunion, Class of 1996
Friday, Sept. 16 – Angleton University tour of History Center
Friday, Sept. 23 – Class of 1966 50th reunion
Saturday, Sept. 24 –  Good Times Reunion at Angleton Junior High

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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