Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Reunion and Tribute Wrap Up

July 31, 2012

Congratulations to one and all on a successful All Class Reunion and Picnic on July 14, 2012, as well as a wonderful Tribute to Barbara Gensler. As the SHS Alumni Association begins its new year (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013), we can relax and know the year will start after a big, collaborative, successful effort. Dave Fidlin of the Shorewood NOW did a very nice write up, and the spot on Channel 4 news was lovely as well.
Shorewood Now, July 16, 2012: http://www.shorewoodnow.com/news/a-triumphant-curtain-call-4t65o03-162880296.html
Channel 4 News: http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/162508196.html

The SHS Alumni Association is thrilled to report the Tribute brought in over $13,000 in ticket sales and donations, and the reunion Picnic $6,500 in lunch, beer, raffle, tshirt and silent auction funds. The final adjusted numbers after expenses will be approximately $12,000 for the Tribute and $1,500 for the Picnic. This will be the first year that the picnic was in the black AND we handled all the food, beer, and music ourselves. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out, the generous donors who provided items for the raffle and silent auction, the musicians, PA system, hours of work and all who came and enjoyed the event. I look forward to representing the SHS Alumni Association at the next Shorewood School Board meeting to alert them to the funds that we will put in an interest-bearing, no-fee CD while we continue to grow the fund. The picnic funds will help offset operational expenses and allow us to grow the membership even more.

If you would like to donate to the Fund, to the Alumni Association, or have a special project in mind like the Class of '61 trophy cases that will be going into the Lobby of the Auditorium, or would like to donate money to go directly to fiscal year 2012-2013, please make checks out to SHS Alumni, forward them to our PO Box at 11427, Shorewood, WI 53211 with specific instructions, and I will personally deliver the check to the School Board (is recorded in the minutes) in front of the community.

A special thanks to those of you who have recently renewed or joined the Alumni Association. Your $25 goes directly to programming like the picnic, and to the membership newsletter printing and postage. We will have the updated Membership list available soon. The outpouring of support has created a deluge of paperwork which I'm happy to sort.

To celebrate the success and visibility of SHS Alumni, put on some red and grey and go see the new Alumni Wall of Fame at the local Shorewood Culver's. On their own, Peter and George Dimitropoulos, the owners, have been collecting memorabilia of notable alumni from the Wikipedia site, and they'll unveil the permanent wall of signed photographs and playbills and posters on Wednesday, August 1, as part of their ten year anniversary in Shorewood. An unlikely place for us to be recognized, but it's a very sweet gesture on their part. I scream, you scream, we all scream U-rah-rah (or something like that).

Thanks to all for making Shorewood such a special place,
Jenny Steinman Heyden
SHS Alumni President

SHS Alumni Board 2012-2013
Vice President, Bill Trost Class of '53
Secretary, Jennifer Kringel, Class of '86
Treasurer, Christopher Trost, Class of '78
Desty Lorino, Class of '75
Doris Kitazaki, Class of '86
Reunion Liaison, Geri Berg, Class of '80
Merchandise Director, Rachel De Hartog, Class of '95
Newsletter Liaison, William Evans, Class of '75
Ad Hoc Barbara Gensler Tribute Director, Susan Knudten, Class of '82

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