President’s Blog, April 2022

The Alumni Board recently met and I want to provide Alumni and friends with an update from that meeting.   We are certainly fortunate to have members of the Board who are proactive and willing to keep our organization moving forward.

At the meeting, there was an election of officers for this year and board members renewing their commitment to the Association.  Officers for this year:  Rod Beem, President, Jim Smith, Vice President, Linda Kelly, Secretary and Connie Miller, Treasurer.  Additionally, your other Board members are: RoxAnn Rhoads, Linda Johnson, Judy Trask, Jim VanWerden, Marilyn Fairholm, Marilee Burk, Randy Henry, and Alyssa Tadlock.  Additional support personnel include: Carol Bassett (Husky Editor), Julie Feirer (Web Master), and Billi Jo Hartman (Administration Liaison).  When you see these Board members, please thank them for their service to the Alumni. If you would like to become a member of the Board, just contact one of us and we will welcome you as a member.

It has been a rough spring for the Winterset Community with a devastating tornado taking lives and destroying homes.  There has also been a severe storm in April which did damage to the Winterset Cemetery.  We are fortunate to have WHS alumni in Winterset who step up when the need arises.  Alumni are members of the Fire Department, First Responders, City Crews, Police and Sheriff Officers, Church groups and many more.  These groups are always ready to do whatever necessary to keep your community and citizens safe.  Please reach out to them and thank them for their service to us.

Spring has not been the best of time for many alumni, however, the WHS students are moving forward with spring events.  These include sports (track, golf, soccer), Drama, Band and Vocal events and many more.  Summer sports will start soon—Softball and Baseball.  Student participating show their pride in being a HUSKY and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.  We Alumni also need to keep our friendships from high school and stay in contact.

So, please remember to keep in contact with classmates, plan your next class reunion, support WHS, renew your membership and remain active.   If you are currently not a member, please consider joining.  You can go to our website at and sign up as well as find out about the Association.


Rod Beem, President