President’s Blog, November 2017

The All Class Reunion was held at the Jackson Building during the Bridge Festival Weekend in October. The weather was not agreeable and attendance was down from previous years as was the attendance at the Hospitality Room at the F&M Community room. We had only 42 sign up at the Hospitality Room and 250 at the All Class Reunion. If you were unable to attend, you missed a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates and others for an evening of fellowship and friendship.   Hopefully next year (2018) more will attend both functions.

Now for a recap of the All Class Reunion—the oldest classes with someone in attendance was the Class of 1944-Roger Hircock, Class of 1945-Jim Garnett, Class of 1946—Don Hamm. The classes from the 1960’s had the most classmates attending with the Class of 1964 winning the honor of having the most classmates in attendance for the event. A high five to my classmates (1964) for always being ready to take on a challenge and be winners.   So, to other classes, try to better us next year.

One activity at the All Class Reunion which is developing into a yearly event is taking a group photo of classmates from various classes in attendance. Carol Bassett, the editor of the Husky, is instrumental in this event. So please, next year, get you classmates and have a photo taken. We also started at new tradition of taking a group photo of military veterans in attendance. Was a great honor to see these alumni standing there and being recognized by others with a round of applause and a welcome home. Carol will be posting pictures on face book, so please check out our site.

Until my next blog 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 continuing item of importance to alumni is to 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. Please avoid this site. The address is

Rod Beem, President