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Vilas High School Alumni Association
Meeting Minutes - June 24, 2017

The 64th Vilas Alumni gathering was held on June 24th, 2015 at the Alstead Town Hall. Our evening began with a huge potluck supper which was enjoyed by all. All alumni are excellent cooks.

At 7:13 pm, our First Vice President, Dottie (Knight) Wallace, called the meeting to order. Unfortunately, our President Martha Fletcher was unable to attend.   Barbara Porter read the list of recently deceased alumni (18), and a moment of silence was observed.

The Secretary's and Treasurer's reports were placed on the taables for review and approval.  The Secretary's report was approved by Ann Donnelly and seconded by Erwin Ward.  The Treasurer's report was approved by all.

Bruce Bellows gave us an overview of the Scholarship Trust Fund.  To date, 9 scholarships have been awarded under the revised format for a total of $9,000 awarded since 2015.

The Roll Call was taken with 45 alumni present. All tables were filled.  The Class of 1957 celebrated their 60th reunion earlier at Vilas Pool.  They had nine members present and four attended our gathering.

Tom Esslinger announced the scholarship recipients for 2017; Sara Marsden, Christopher Henry and Sophie Bushey..

Margaret Bost, of the membership nominating committee, presented the slate of officers for the comming year, 2018; President Dottie Wallace, First Vice President Sally Mosher, Second VP Jim Fassett, Secretary Barbara Porter and Treasurer Bruce Bellows. The vote was unanimous.

Our raffle during the meeting netted the Scholarship Fund $116.00.  Many great prizes were donated and the Alumni Association sincerely THANKS all the area businesses and individuals who helped make our fund raising efforts a success.

The meeting adjourned at 8:13 pm. with JoAnne Stevens leading us in sinding our school song.

Until another year of good friends, good food, I wish you all health and happiness.

Respectfully Submitted

Barbara Porter, Secretary with one ADDITIONAL NOTE:

This year was one of our biggest gatherings in a long time!  All the tables at the town hall were filled, with everyone getting re-acquainted and having a really good time!