President’s Blog, May 2015

Welcome alumni and friends, hope this finds you in good spirits and enjoying this month. May is a very busy month for many of you with Mothers’ Day, Graduations and Memorial Day. I want to thank all of you who are a Mother since you have many responsibilities to your children and they will be honoring you for your role in their lives.
Graduation time is soon upon you with children or grandchildren receiving a high school or college diploma. As they embark on their new direction in life please remember to keep a place in their heart and be active alumni for their school. If possible you could provide them with a graduation gift of a membership to the Winterset Alumni Association. That would be a gift that keeps on giving.

Memorial Day when cities and towns show support to Military Veterans, keep in mind your classmates who served. Reach out to them and thank them for their service. This thought makes me think about your next class reunion. Classmates who served deserve a special recognition at that time. Maybe it is possible to present them with a Quilt of Valor. There are quite a few organizations that would make a quilt for them which you can present. Just a thought, think about honoring those classmates.
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 go the web site that is for our alumni association. There is a site out of Washington that some [of our alumni] 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 web address is Please avoid this site.
Rod Beem