President’s Blog, September 2016

Welcome once again to the President’s blog. Fall activities are in progress at WHS and your alumni association is gearing up for the annual All Class Reunion during Bridge Festival weekend in October. The Reunion will once again be held at the Jackson Building from 5-9pm on Saturday, October 8th. Food and beverages will be available until gone to those attending. We will also have some additional items of interest for you. They include: Membership signup available from Linda Kelly (Association Secretary), a location for memory pictures to be taken by Carol Bassett (Husky Editor), Alumni T-Shirts available for purchase or ordering and a class challenge to find out which class has the most in attendance. T-Shirts and class sign in sheets will be located at the check in table. The All Class Reunion is a wonderful opportunity to catch up, visit with and bond with fellow WHS Alumni. You will not be disappointed with reminiscing and enjoying time spent with classmates.

In addition to the All Class Reunion, don’t forget the Alumni Hospitality room on Saturday the 8th from 1-4pm. Location is in the F&M Community Building. This is a great location for you to stop in and relax during your time spent at the Festival. Marilyn Fairholm is in charge of this venue for alumni and remember to thank her and the volunteers at the Hospitality room for their efforts.

Another item of interest to Alumni is that your board is looking into using Pay Pal for dues remittance. Decision on this idea will be finalized at the November Board meeting and you will be updated as to format to use for remittance of dues.

The last item of interest for Alumni is that current officers will hold their position for another year. We are truly blessed with proactive board members who have the best interest of making your association a positive and growing organization. We also want you to know your input is important, so please contact a board member if you have concerns or suggestions for future ideas.

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. This email address is Please avoid this site.

Rod Beem, President