President’s Blog, January, 2022

2021 was a difficult year. The Alumni Association hopes that you will find this year positive in all aspects. While this past year has come to an end, the WHS Alumni Board wants to let you know we have been moving forward and will remain positive in making this association special for WHS alumni.

The All-Class Reunion which was held in October during the Covered Bridge Festival was well attended. Comments from alumni who were able to meet classmates included thanks for getting this reunion back after taking 2020 off due to COVID. We are looking forward to more alumni attending in October.

In this writing, I want alumni to be aware of some of the things that keep this organization alive and active. Your support helps the WHS Alumni Association remain viable, on task, and able to communicate. The association has received many generous donations. Every donation has been appreciated and welcomed by the association. These donations come from WHS classes in memory of classmates who have passed, others are memorials to family members who were WHS graduates.

Large donation of $500 or more have a special plate engraved and placed on the Alumni Association plaque located in the hallway outside Henry Miller Auditorium at the high school.

Donations have enabled three issues of the Husky newsletter per year to operate in the black — covering paper, printing, mailing costs, and personnel salaries. We were also able to publish a special issue of the Husky in November with photos from the All-Class Reunion last October. Hopefully we can do this again this year with donations made from those attending the reunion.

Another project the board contributed to was CRISP (Community Resources in Service to People), an organization here in Winterset that, among other things, has programs to aid and assist local school children. Alumni giving back to the community and school system!

So, as I end this brief article, please remember to renew your membership, and encourage other classmates to join.