President’s Blog, June 2015

Renewal time! Yes, June is the month that membership renewal forms go out to alumni who are current members. If you are not a life member, your renewal would be an excellent opportunity to do so at a reasonable cost. When you renew membership this affords you four yearly issues of the Alumni Newsletter (The Husky) which includes other alumni information about class reunions and web site updates.

Last month the John Wayne Birthplace Museum opened its doors to the public and attendance has been great, so when you are in Winterset for any activities (whether it be a class reunion, family gathering or Bridge Festival) consider a visit to the museum. You will not be disappointed.

The next issue of the Husky comes out in September and our editor, Carol Basset, indicates there might be some nostalgia concerning the Bridge Festival which is held in October. Bridge Festival weekend is also our annual Alumni Reunion—plan to attend if possible. It is a great time to renew friendships with classmates and other WHS Alumni.

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

A final item of importance to alumni is please only use the web site that is for our alumni association. There is a site that some have gotten on which says it is the Winterset Alumni site. This is incorrect so please do not sign up for their products or membership. Their email address is Please avoid this site.

Rod Beem