President’s Blog, November 2015

Awesome!!! This is the word to describe the alumni activities during the Bridge Festival this year. Many alumni stopped in the Alumni Hospitality room located at the Farmers & Merchants Community Room located just off the square. This is the place for alumni to take a break during the Bridge Festival for a beverage or snack and relax before heading back to the activities around the square. This year the oldest alumni who signed in graduated in 1947 and the youngest graduated in 2013.

The All Class/School reunion at the Jackson Building was a huge success. Your Alumni Board planned, organized and worked this reunion for all WHS alumni with expectations for a great turnout. We were not disappointed! Alumni in attendance renewed friendships, enjoyed visiting with classmates, relaxing with other alumni, taking photos of classmates and just having a good time. The location of the Jackson Building on the Fair Grounds has blossomed into a positive event thanks to the anonymous donator who pays the rental fee for the Alumni Association. This is a great location for all alumni to visit with others and relax.

The food, once again, was catered by Jo Agan and was the usual “hit” with alumni. Linda Kelly, your Board Secretary, greeted alumni at the membership renewal table and many joined and/or renewed their membership for the year. Alumni membership is very important to keep up the web site, to offset printing costs of the Husky and bring new ideas to your organization. Carol Basset, Husky Editor, once again was the best photographer at the reunion. She took pictures of different classes in attendance, small group photos and shots of those enjoying the event. Next year there are plans to have a specific location for photos to be taken of alumni, classes in attendance and your friends.

All in all, this was a wonderful All Class/School reunion and your Alumni Board looks forward to next year (2016) during the Bridge Festival to meet and greet alumni. Thanks for making this event successful with your attendance.

Until my next blog 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.

A final item of importance to alumni is please only use the web site that is for our 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. This email address is Please avoid this site.

Rod Beem, President

p.s. See photos of the all class reunion here.