ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER APRIL, 2017

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
In memory of alumni who have recently departed – Kevin Ray Wofford ’09 (03/06/2017);  Donald Stafford ’79 (03/25/2017); Randy James Brookins ’79 (03/31/2017); Felix Martinez ’73 (04/02/2017); Roger Keith Shiflett ’72 (04/08/2017); Stephen Charles Lane ’72 (04/12/2017); Todd Borne ’81 (04/14/2917); Wendell Doyle Beene ’63 (04/22/2017); Armando Castillo Jr ’14 (04/22/2017)

MEMORIAL GARDEN
A ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, to honor five students and four staff members whose names have been added to plaques in the Memorial Garden.   All family members, friends and classmates are invited.  Members of the Class of 1967, who started the original Memorial Garden and who refurbished it several years ago, will take part in the ceremony at the Downing Road site.  A reception will be held afterwards in the History Center.

The Memorial Garden recognizes all students and staff who passed away while enrolled or employed at AISD, including those leaving because of their illness.

Students whose names have been added are Marshall Monroe Jr 1975; Cynthia “Bo” Davenport 1998; Ahmad Foston 2014; Emma Aaron 2016; and Elysia Marie Balderas 2017.    Faculty and staff are maintenance worker Efrain Medrano Sr. 2014;  tutor Virginia Meredith 2014; custodianMaria Santos Vallejo DeChavez 2016; and junior high coach J. R. Wagner, 2017.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Businessman/inventor Albert Korenek ’48, musician Michael Ramos ’77 and disaster recovery organizer Jeremy Stone ’95 have been selected to be inducted as Angleton ISD Distinguished Alumni

The three will be honored at a community reception at The Pavilion on Downing Road from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.  All family and classmates are invited. The three will also be recognized during graduation ceremonies May 26 and will be part of a permanent display at the History Center.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
John Morgan ’67
has been elected to his second term as president of the Angleton Alumni Association.   Betty Condry McAfee ’69 was elected to a new term as corresponding secretary.

.ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Meshia Brown ‘08
honored as a young minority leader in health care.  She is chief officer of health and wellness for the 18,000 member Windsor Village Church Family in Houston and is currently working on her doctorate in health education at Texas A&M.  A nationally recognized inspirational speaker, she will be the keynote speaker at  the Texas A&M Foundation’s “Annual Women, Wealth & Wisdom Conference” on May 19.

David Winder ’92 chosen as new chairman of the board of the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce. He is Public Affairs Director for Dow Chemical Texas.

Lauren Smith ‘13,  Tori Boone ’14, and Jana Perry Herbst ’90 receiving future educator scholarships from the Gamma Eta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa.  All three are enrolled at UHCL.

Engineer Stratton Munson ’92 working with the United Space Alliance as an instructor at the International Space Station where he teaches astronauts and flight controllers about the system.

Gary Cotton ’69 providing photos and interviews for an article in On the Road South on Texas garage bands in the 1960s.  Gary’s brother Mike Cotton ’64 was in several local bands and he and Gary both played for The Reddlemen.

Schreiner University in Kerrville renamed their baseball field for the late Bob Henry ’57, a professor who founded the baseball program there in 1982 and coached until 1994.  Dr. Henry, a right fielder for the Wildcats’ 1956 championship team, also taught art at Schreiner.

Frontier principal Vicki Miller Harmon ’89 named a semifinalist in the 2017 H.E.B. Excellence in Education Award for Texas school principals.

The Girls of ’59 – Bette Sides Sweeny, DeDe Badgett Beyer, Martha Myrick Gustavsen, Marilyn Wyche Empting and Pat Arnold Joice – meeting in Nevada for their annual get-together.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Donations are still being accepted for Alumni Association scholarships for 2017 AHS seniors.  The Alumni Association is also working with the Thurman Green Memorial Scholarship, the Eddy Birdwell Memorial Scholarship, the Class of 1966 scholarship and the O.V. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship.

Anyone wanting to donate to any of these scholarships may do so by contacting scholarship chairman Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com or going online at www.angletonalumni.org.

Recent donations have been received from Betsy Wall Bennett ’67; Kathy Birdwell; Jimmy Brashear ‘67; the Class of 1967; Sharon and Holman Gregory; Daryl Lewis ’67; Mrs. Jimmie Green; Sammy Green ’72; Ron Howell ’67; Rose Land Howell ’67; Larry DuBose ‘67  and Reba Hargrove ’61.

Kathy Haynes ’67 made a donation in memory of Charles Richardson ’64.

CLASS REUNIONS
CLASS of 1967
–  50th anniversary from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds auditorium.  A reception will be held at the History Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Contact j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com.

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.

CLASS OF 1997 –  20th anniversary event planned for 6 p.m. June 10 at El Patio on Magnolia Street.

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

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
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.

Recent donations include a DVD of photos and videos of current AHS cheerleaders by Brian Corona ’95; a framed photo of former superintendent Herman Smith named Administrator of the Year by the Classroom Teachers Association in 2000; a computer tech collage by staff member Shirley Phillips; a 2006 cap and gown from Jerry Leist; and newspaper clippings of 1967 Memorial Garden project from David Hurta ‘67

Photos of History Center visitors and donations can be seen on the Angleton School History Center on Facebook.

ON THE CALENDAR

April 28 –  AHS education students’ program at History Center

April 29 –  Memorial Garden program. 11:30 a.m.

April 29 –   Class of 1967 visit to History Center.  1-3 p.m.

May 21  –  Angleton Alumni Association meeting. History Center. 2:30 p.m.

May 25 –  Distinguished Alumni reception.  The Pavilion.  5:30-7:30

May 26  –  AHS graduation ceremonies

Sept. 30  – Good Times Reunion

Oct. 6  –   Homecoming football game

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.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER MARCH, 2017

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
In memory of alumni who have recently departed – Verna Mae “Honnie” Moore – Marshall High (01/16/2017);  Lolita Wells Reed ’55(02/15/2017);  May Alyce Mitchell Johnson – Marshall High – (02/26/2017); Evelyn Bible Cox ’42 (03/01/2017); Roxanne Hardwick ’57 (03/05/2017);  Robert Nixon Jr. ’74 (03/11/2017);  Debra Land Christy ’72 (03/21/2017).

In memory of current students who have recently departed –  Elysia Marie Balderas, age 14 (03/04/2017)

 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Albert Korenek ’48,
Michael Ramos ’77 and Jeremy Stone ’95 have been selected to be inducted as Angleton ISD Distinguished Alumni.

Nominations are taken from the public and AISD committees make the selections.  The three will be honored at a community reception on May 25 and introduced during graduation ceremonies May 26.

Korenek is known for inventing hydraulic tree digging equipment that changed how developments were being built and has been recognized in the state and nation for his work in transplanting large trees. Millions of pieces of his patented equipment are in use around the world.

Ramos is a musician/composer/producer who has produced critically-acclaimed CDs mixing electronics and traditional instrumentation.  He has toured with John Mellencamp, Los Lonely Boys, Pat Green, Paul Simon and many others.  He owns Brown Recluse Recording Studio in Austin.  He was part of the Kris Kristofferson band that was nominated for Best Album of the Year in 2016.

Jeremy Stone is founder and executive director of a consulting firm that provides research, program design and planning series to organizations involved in disaster recovery and economic development with work around the world.  He earned his doctorate at the University of British Columbia.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Colby Gaines ’93
receiving an Emmy nomination for his show Lake Life. Colby is also one of the producers behind Pawn Stars and American Restoration.

Abby Rankin ‘15  recently completed a study abroad program in Italy as part of her College of Education, Interdisciplinary studies at Texas A&M.

The Girls of ’71 are planning a cruise to Cozamuel from April 27 to May 1.  The group meets monthly for lunch and rents a beach house every year for a weekend get-together.  All girls from 1971 are welcome to join.

Claudia Stockwell Oswald ’64 winning First Place and a National Merit Award at the Plantation Quilt Guild show.  She also got the Viewers’ Choice award for her original quilt design.

Peggy Lang Jackson ’71 named an Outstanding Community Volunteer for her work with the Ft. Bend Educational Foundation.  She has worked with fundraisers for 24 years and, as a board member since 2001, has worked in every area.

Jerikay Gayle ’71 retiring from her 16 years in municipal management for the City of Austin.  A former city manager for 25 years, she now wants to spend more time exhibiting her photography.

Ginger Peveto Hurta ’66 was the guest speaker at a recent ladies luncheon fundraiser at the First Methodist Church in Angleton.  All proceeds went to ZOE, a charity that helps orphaned children in other countries by providing them with materials to make them self-reliant.

Cleo Cannan Coleman ’47 crowned Valentine’s Day Queen of the Country Village Assisted Living group.

MEMBERSHIPS
New Lifetime members are Tracie Copeland ’80; Mari Lyn Whisler Jones ’75; John Cochran ’67; and Rose Howell ’67.

New annual members are James DeGaugh ’67; John “Tex” Williams ’67; Sue Beaty Abshire ’67; Betsy Bennett Wall ‘67; Becky Rice Venhaus ’67; Donna Brock Norris ‘67; and Suellen Donley Turner ’67.

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.

SPRING FLING
After a successful Handbags and Gladrags ladies luncheon fundraiser, the Alumni Association is making plans to host a similar event every spring, possibly highlighting successful AHS graduates as speakers.  Funds are earmarked for AHS scholarships and the silent auction for purses brought in almost $1000.  Debra Morris ’72 chaired the event,                

SCHOLARSHIPS
Donations are still being accepted for Alumni Association scholarships for 2017 AHS seniors.  Special consideration is given for those with parents or grandparents who are AISD alumni.

The family of Thurman Green ’40  will offer another memorial scholarship in his name this year.

The Class of 1967 is assisting with a scholarship being offered as a memorial to Eddy Birdwell ’67.

The Class of 1966 took up donations to add to their extra reunion fund money and will use it to provide two scholarships this year.

Recent scholarship donations have been received from Dale Pitts ’58; Roland Borey ’68; Claudia Oswald ’64;  Richard Green ’67; Jackie Scott Tarter ’62; and the Charles Schwab Charity Organization.

Donations in memory of Dixie Townsend ’63 were received from Georgia Sides Bailey ’56 and Edith McDonald Fournie ‘57.

Anyone wanting to donate to any of these scholarships may do so by contacting scholarship chairman Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com or going online at www.angletonalumni.org.

CLASS REUNIONS
CLASS of 1967
–  50th anniversary from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds auditorium.  A reception will be held at the History Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Contact j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com.

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.  Contact Edie Meyer or Leslie Smith Rice.

CLASS OF 1997 –  20th anniversary event planned for June 10

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

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The AISD Education Foundation, which provides grants to teachers for innovative classroom projects, will be completing their Founders Campaign at the end of March.   Any donors who pledge $1,000 or more by March 31 will be recognized at a special Founders Wall display in the administration office. The group awarded 23 grants in November and will do another round in May.   Contact AISD Public Information officer Hanna Chalmers at 979-864-8040.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
More than 50 administrative and technology staffers and school board members attended an Appreciation Lunch at the History Center Feb. 22.  Alumni board members prepared soups, sandwiches, salads and sweets.

High school students who won contests for Black History Month displays were given a field trip to the History Center March 24, where they browsed collections and were treated to a pizza lunch by Principal Jerry Crowell and homemade desserts by the Alumni Association.

Marvin Hammond ’55, who continues to actively support FFA, sent in FFA clippings and a toolbox he made in his freshman vocational agriculture class.

Other donations include a City Drug coffee mug from Patsy Clark Kelly ’67; a 1941 graduation program from Ray Pearl Condry (her uncle, J. Frank Dobie, was commencement speaker) and 1958 newspaper clippings on football from Pam Hill Massingill ’76.

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.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY, 2017

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
In memory of alumni who have recently departed – Mary Jane Moseman Zimmerman ’41 (01/25/2017); Ronald  Lee Turner ’75 (01/25/2017); Patti Wade Hickerson ’72 (02/02/2017); Scot Colton Stephens ’72 (02/03/2017); Vernon Smith ’74 (02/03/2017); Beth Baker Jenkins ’72 (02/08/2017); Marlene Curry Willy Danford ’52 (02/09/2017); Larry Wayne Foster ’65 (02/12/2017); Martin “Marty” Richard Martinez Sr ’73 (02/13/2017); Lavon “Dixie” Townsend Guenot ’63 (02/14/2017);  Randy Hunt ’71 (02/19/2017)

In memory of staff who have recently departed – former Northside music teacher Laverne Melbert (01/27/2017).

HALL OF FAME
Nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame most be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 24.   Forms are available at www.angletonisd.net and at the AISD administration building.

Nominees, who must have graduated from Angleton or Marshall High 20 years ago or more, should demonstrate a high level of success in their field.   Nominations are reviewed by a committee selected by Angleton ISD and those chosen are inducted by the district in May.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Paige Worfe ‘15 
will be studying abroad in France as part of her Agribusiness studies at Texas A&M.

Matthew Hamilton ’02 completing his medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine and applying for a residency in psychiatry.

Dennis Bonnen ’90 named Speaker Pro Tem of the Texas House of Representatives for the third time.

MEMBERSHIPS

New Lifetime members are  Bobbie Lee Giles ’65;  Pete Giles ’65; Martin Edwin Hester ‘58

New annual member is  John “Tex” Williams ’67.

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 ‘69 at safetysam1csp@yahoo.com.

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.  The luncheon will be catered by Gina Matt Langinais ’82 of Gina Renee’s Catering.

Advance tickets will be required since there is limited seating.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Donations are still being accepted for Alumni Association scholarships for 2017 AHS seniors.  Special consideration is given for those with parents or grandparents who are AISD alumni and for others who have done volunteer work for the Alumni Association.

The family of Thurman Green ’40  will offer another memorial scholarship in his name this year.

The Class of 1967 is assisting with a scholarship being offered as a memorial to Eddy Birdwell ’67.

The Class of 1966 took up donations to add to their extra reunion fund money and will use it to provide a scholarship this year.

Anyone wanting to donate to any of these scholarships may do so by contacting scholarship chairman Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com or going online at www.angletonalumni.org,.

Scholarship donations have recently been received from Daryl Lewis ‘67 (Thurman Green); Reba Hargrove ‘61 (Alumni Scholarship); Kathy Birdwell (Eddie Birdwell); Jimmie Green (Thurman Green); Jim Brashear ‘67 (Eddie Birdwell); Class of ’67 (Eddie Birdwell)

CLASS REUNIONS
CLASS of 1967
–  50th anniversary on April 29, 2017 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds auditorium. Contact j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com.

CLASS OF 1977 –  40th anniversary on September 16, 2017 at K.C. Hall in Angleton.

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

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
To show their appreciation for their support of the History Center, the Alumni Association hosted a luncheon for the Maintenance Department in December and for the Administrative Staff, School Board and Technology Staff in February.  

Lola Kay Hood has donated a box of band memorabilia belonging to former band director Don Hood.  The History Center is asking for volunteers to held catalog and display band material.

Hanna Chalmers ’97 donated old yearbooks and Tattlers, Wildcat signs, a film developing tank, and a Wildcat statue from the classroom of Frances Chalmers.

Sandra Beletsky ’90 brought in pom-poms and a megaphone used by her sister Jessica Estrada ‘92, who was a cheerleader.

Terri Kiefer Stephens ’80 sent in clippings and memorabilia from elementary (Westside), junior high and high school (1977-1980) including news articles, football programs, tickets, photos, cheerleader items, spirit ribbons and pins, a 1980 class t-shirt and much, much more.

Other donations include 1993 Middle School band handbook from Linda  Englert; yearbooks from Leroy Bieri ’52;  Tattlers and programs from Phillip Bargas ’99; School Board group photos from AISD administration; and an old City Drug cup from Patsy Clark Kelly ’67. 

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.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER JANUARY, 2017

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
In memory of alumni who have recently departed – Christopher Michael Thomas ’13 (11/24/2016); Kenneth Wayne Plentl ’78 (12/13/2016); Charles Henry Richardson ’64 (12/25/2016); Mark White – Marshall ’59 (01/01/2017); Darold Gaul ’83 (01/10/2017)

In memory of staff who have recently departed – former Marshall High basketball coach and teacher Faye Bellfield Roberts (11/13/2016); former elementary teacher Geneva Bryant Richardson  (11/21/2016); former AHS counselor John Warrick Craven (11/26/2016); former bus driver Carole Sue Andrews (12/07/2016); current Jr. High coach and alumni Jonathan Ray “J.R.” Wagner ’04 (12/11/16);  former Jr. High art teacher Doris Davidson Munson (12/31/2016); ); former music teacher Eva LaVon Lazarene (01/08/2017)

HALL OF FAME
Nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame most be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 24.   Forms are available at www.angletonisd.net and at the AISD administration building.

Nominees, who must have graduated from Angleton or Marshall High 20 years ago or more, should demonstrate a high level of success in their field.   Nominations are reviewed by a committee selected by Angleton ISD and those chosen are inducted by the district in May.

Nominations are considered for five years.  Those made in 2012 will need to be resubmitted this year.

Previous inductees are  Lynne Perryman ’69, Clarence Sasser ’65, Elizabeth MacDonald Silverthorne ’41,  Carla Zembal-Saul ’85,  Pete Masterson ’52, Perry Arnold ’59, Stephen Ruth ’88, Dennis Bonnen ’90, Glenda Miles Dawson ’59, John David Rainey ’89; Jackie Scott Tarter ’62;  Greg Bonnen ’84, Renard Thomas ’72, Olivia Trevino ’58, Jimmy Phillips ’29 and Roly Rice ’59. 

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Curt Mowery III ‘76
was honored by the Texas Farm Bureau with their Pioneer Award in recognition of the work he has done promoting Texas agriculture.  He is a rice farmer in Rosharon.

Ruth Cannan Munnerlyn ’35 featured in The Facts celebrating her 100th birthday.  Photos showed her (past) as a high school carnival queen and (current) riding an exercise bike.  Munnerlyn, who now lives in Lake Jackson, remembered when Angleton had only one paved street and the family lived on Cedar, which was on the edge of town.

C. Smith ’78 retiring from the AISD Maintenance Department after working for the school district for 38 years.

MEMBERSHIPS
New Lifetime members are Sarah Coleman Lamb ’79, Kenneth Brashear  ’65, and   Letha Bell Brashear ‘67

New annual member is Ray Arceneaux ’67. 

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.

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.  The luncheon will be catered by Gina Matt Langinais ’82 of Gina Renee’s Catering.

Advance tickets will be required since there is limited seating.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Donations are still being accepted for Alumni Association scholarships for 2017 AHS seniors.  Special consideration is given for those with parents or grandparents who are AISD alumni and for others who have done volunteer work for the Alumni Association.

The family of Thurman Green ’40  will offer another memorial scholarship in his name this year.

The Class of 1967 is assisting with a scholarship being offered as a memorial to Eddy Birdwell ’67.

The Class of 1966 took up donations to add to their extra reunion fund money and will use it to provide a scholarship this year.

Anyone wanting to donate to any of these scholarships may do so by contacting scholarship chairman Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com or going online at www.angletonalumni.org,.

CLASS REUNIONS
CLASS of 1967
–  50th anniversary on April 29, 2017 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds auditorium. Contact j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com.

CLASS OF 1977 –  40th anniversary on September 16, 2017 at K.C. Hall in Angleton.

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

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Tracie Copeland ‘80
has joined AISD as the Education Foundation Coordinator.  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.

To be considered a founder and to be permanently recognized as such at the AISD Administration Building, a donation at the “Distinguished Cat” level of $1,000 or more must be made by March 31.

In November the Foundation held its first Grant Patrol and gave out $53,117 in grants that impacted every campus in some way.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Sarah Coleman Lamb ’79
brought in 14 yearbooks from Mary Beth Rucks Coleman ’41 and the Coleman family.  These included a 1913 Cotton Boll, the first yearbook produced for Angleton High School, and others from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1960s.   She also donated three Lehmann-Neal miniature footballs from the 1960s and 1970s and one from Hudeck Brothers..

On behalf of her late husband  Marvin Burns ’43, Georgia Burns donated an old wooden teacher’s desk and chair once used on the original Central campus –  a well-worn treasure that could relate many tales if it could talk. Mrs. Burns also donated yearbooks from the 1960s.

Central Elementary sent over a box of scrapbooks, yearbooks and photos from the Early Childhood Center that was on that campus from 1986 through 2010.  This included a complete set of classroom/teacher photos from 2009.

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.

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.

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.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION  NEWSLETTER   SEPTEMBER 

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
In memory of alumni who have recently departed –  Robert James “Bob” Wolfe ’61 (01/06/2016); James Brose ’61 (03/26/2016); Patricia Lynn Rice Brown ’60 (08/15/2016); Sharon Radford Vance ’69  (08/30/2016); Andrew Wilford Ward ’83 (09/07/2016)

GOOD TIMES REUNION
More than 200 have pre-registered for the Good Times Reunion (formerly known as the Old Timers Reunion) for Saturday, September 24, at Angleton Junior High on Henderson Road.  The annual event is for those who attended Angleton schools at least 50 years ago and the Class of 1966 will be welcomed this year.
The Class of 1946 will celebrate its 70th anniversary and the Class of 1956 will celebrate its 60th.  Honorees will be the 1956 girls basketball team that won state and the 1956 boys baseball team that played in the regional finals.
Registration is from 10-11 with coffee and sweets and photo booths set up for Pictures with Friends.   Class group photos will be taken from 11 to 12, followed by a program and lunch and more group photos.  The History Center on Downing will be open from 2  p.m. until 6 p.m.
Call Murphy Rankin ’67 at 979-864-1929 if you have not registered.

BLAST FROM THE PAST
Alumni Homecoming events were so popular September 10 that the Alumni Association plans to host them every year.  Afternoon visits to the History Center and Memorial Garden were followed by a chicken-fried steak dinner catered by Fillips Cafe of Danbury.  That night alumni from Garage Bands from the past played for a sock hop in the old gym that included Booster Tags,  crowning of Dudes and Dolls, and lots of nostalgic music. Thanks to band members who volunteered their time and talents – Dwayne Sanders, Johnnie Johnson, Jim Clark, Luther Goff, Fred Martindale, Pat O’Leary, Gary Cotton, Les Roberts, Willie Funderburg, Ronnie Coleman and Frank (Piccolo) Gressett.

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.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Laura Knapp ‘90 taking command of the U. S. Army’s 504th Military Intelligence Brigade at Ft. Hood.  Colonel Knapp, a graduate of West Point, has experience with tactical intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and has worked with strategic intelligence support with the National Security Agency.
Chris Heatherly ’93 named executive vice-president of worldwide games and digital platforms for NBCUniversal.  He has held numerous executive positions at Disney, where he was a leader in kids electronics and toys.
Chad Willis ‘99 playing trumpet with the Lyle Lovett band.  He is active in music venues in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Brian Briscoe ‘86  has authored a new book, The Conflict Etiquette Handbook: Art of Behaving Well in the Midst of Conflict, available on Amazon.   He is a licensed counselor in Bedford.
Jake Martindale ‘13 having cartoons published in The Battalion at Texas A&M.  His artwork featuring local team mascots was recently on the cover of The Facts sports magazine.
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MEMBERSHIPS
New Lifetime members are  June Booth Donnell ’71, Dr. Greg Bonnen ’84, Ginger Peveto Hurta ’66, Dennis Hurta ’65, Kaye Stawarczik Cloutier ’69, Martha Boone Samford ‘67 and Waldene Hunt Shuman ’56.
New annual memberships have been received by Edwin Kadera ’62, Rod West ’70, Frank Gressett ‘68, Vicki Woodard Ladewig  ’71, Nancy Barnes Copeland ‘68, and Charles T. Lee ’67.
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
CLASS OF 1956 – The Class of 1956 will meet at the party room of La Casona Saturday afternoon after the Good Times Reunion.   Buffet will start at 4 p.m.  Contact Edward Robinson or Nancy Arnold Williamson.
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.
The Alumni Association is interested in promoting all class reunions.  Contact Reunion Liaison Pam Hendrick ’71 at  hendrick.pam@gmail.com.
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HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Vicki Woodard Ladewig ’71 bringing in a football jacket belonging to husband Wallace Ladewig ’62.  Ladewig is known for scoring the first touchdown in the Downing Road football stadium in 1961.
Phyllis Davlin Gerdes ’65 donated  45 rpm records that had been recorded by classmates Barbara Perry ’64 and Jim Howell ’64.
Luther Goff ’67 donated DVDs of songs he has written and recorded.
Tommy Wade ’72 donated 1971 and 1972 Tattlers and the script for an intercom skit he and Ralph LaBeth ’73 performed at AHS.
Rodney Boehm ’74 donated band group photos plus posters of the 1974 football team and 1973 band at the Rose Bowl.
Ken Coleman ‘71 donated county fair, Wildcat and Shop Angleton First buttons.
Sydney Gerdes Flowers ‘90 donated teacher necklaces and pins.
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. 23 – Class of 1966 50th reunion at Warneke Hall
Saturday, Sept. 24 –  Good Times Reunion at Angleton Junior High
Saturday, Sept. 24 – Class of 1956 60th reunion at La Casona
Wednesday, Sept. 28 – Future Educators program at History Center

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.

Good Times Reunion Replacing Old Timers Reunion

The annual Old Timers Reunion, which has been renamed the Good Times Reunion.
Hosted by the Angleton Alumni Association
Saturday, September 24 2015
at the Angleton Junior High on Henderson Road

A $15 registration fee includes a buffet lunch and class photo.

Registration begins at 10:00 am
Lunch at 12:00 pm
Class photos taken from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm printed on site so you can take them with you.

The History Center on Downing Road will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. after the reunion for those who want to continue visiting plus browse through more school memorabilia.

  • A new addition will be a photo booth with colorful props that can be used to take photos with friends.
  • This will be the first year for the Class of 1966, which is celebrating their 50th anniversary.
    The Class of 1946 will celebrate a 70th anniversary and the Class of 1956 their 60th anniversary.
  • Special recognitions will be made to the 1956 girls basketball team that won the state championship and the 1956 baseball team that went into the regional playoffs undefeated.
    Memory Lane tables will include memorabilia from 1938 to 1966, including graduation dates of the oldest and youngest attending.

Tickets may be ordered in advance by mailing checks to the Angleton Alumni Association, PO Box 122, Angleton, Texas 77516.  Click here to download registration form.

Class representatives have been asked to contact classmates about the reunion.  Anyone with questions may call Murphy Rankin ‘67 at 979-864-1929.

 

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.