ACCHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

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Annual Banquet Held on the

1st Saturday of June each year

at the High School Gym

 

Next Date is:

June 6, 2015

 

ACCHS ALUMNI

ASSOCIATION

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CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ASSOCIATION FILE CABINET

i.e. Minutes, etc.

 

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The ACCHS Annual Alumni Banquet will be held on June 6th, 2015 in the ACCJ/SHS gymnasium at 6:30 PM. A fellowship hour will be held prior to the banquet from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the commons.

 

Tickets are on sale till May 28th at:

ENB-Farmers and Merchants Branch in Effingham, KS and

Hegarty-Caplinger Insurance office at 112 N 6th, Atchison and 417 Main, Effingham.

 

For those that are out of town you can mail your checks to 417 Main St.; Effingham, KS.  66023 and the tickets will be waiting for you at the door.

 Tickets are $7.50

Ticket Sales stop one week before the event. 

The meal count is turned in at that time.

 

 Please contact the USD # 377 office at 913-833-5050 to reserve a room at the high school for any class reunions.

A tour of the old high school can be arranged by emailing:    acchsalumniassoc@gmail.com

Current officers are:

President        Seth Montgomery   (785) 873-2200   larkinburg4life@hotmail.com

V Pres.            Pat Friend              (913) 370-2447   patfriend67@gmail.com

Secretary        Corey Neill             (913) 426-0769   neill.corey@gmail.com

Treasurer        Charles Potts          (785) 213-4357   csheep@hotmail.com

 

Mark your calendar and attend if you can.

Questions call 913-370-0523 or

email:  acchsalumniassoc@gmail.com

 

Class announcements and news are posted at the Alumni web site at www.thenewsleaf.com/acchsalumni.htm.   If wish to have your class information posted on the website just send the information to acchsalumniassoc@gmail.com.

 

There will be several other activities going on in the area the day of the banquet.  They are:

The Muscotah Rose Festival  (See their Facebook Page)

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ACCHS 2014 Alumni Banquet Minutes

The annual ACCHS alumni banquet was held Saturday June 7, 2014 in the ACCHS gym. President Martha Coder welcomed the alumni and guests. Seth Montgomery, Vice President, gave the invocation.

USD 377 food service staff prepared a wonderful dinner that included smoked pork chop. The ACCHS SoundMasters served the meal.  Amy Eckert led the singing of the Alma Mater.  The SoundMasters and Jeremy Lutz provided musical entertainment after the meal.

The "State of ACCHS” address was given by High School Principal Deanna Scherer.  President Coder introduced the 2014 Centennial Scholarship winner, Kati Barnes, who addressed the banquet.  An update on the Centennial Scholarship Foundation was given by Deborah Parnell.

President Martha Coder introduced the officers; Vice President Seth Montgomery, Secretary Corey Neill and Treasurer William Hawk.  The following classes were celebrating their reunions this year: 1947, 1949, 1951, 1954, and 1959.  The class of 1964 was celebrating their 50th reunion. Speaking from the class of 1964 was Carl Antes and Phil Vanderwiede, who gave a few remarks. The oldest members present were Eileen Acheson from the class of 1941 and Ed Blocker from the class of 1939.

The minutes of last year's alumni banquet were read by Secretary Corey Neill. A motion was made to accept the minutes from last year, and it passed. Steve Caplinger gave the treasury report. A motion was made to accept the treasury report, and it passed.

The nomination committee reported nominations of Pat Friend for vice president and Charlie Potts for treasurer. Other officers serving for the 2015 year are Seth Montgomery as president and Corey Neill as secretary. A motion was made to accept the report of the committee, and it passed.

A motion was made by Pres. Martha Coder, which was seconded and passed, to give $500 to the Centennial scholarship foundation and $500 for physical improvements at ACCHS.

A motion was made to adjourn the meeting, it was seconded and passed.

 Secretary, Corey Neill

 

ACCHS 2013 Alumni Banquet Minutes

The annual ACCHS alumni banquet was held Saturday, June 1, 2013 in the ACCHS gym. President Martha Coder welcomed the alumni and guests. Jacob Hansen, 2013 graduate, gave the invocation.

USD 377 food service staff prepared a wonderful dinner that included chicken casserole, green beans, salad, and strawberry shortcake. The ACCHS science club and some past and present alumni Association officers served the meal. Music for the event was provided by Mildred Hawk playing the piano. A collection was taken up as a tip for the serving organization.

The "State of ACCHS” address was given by Superintendent Stephen Wiseman followed by a few words from 2013 graduate, Jacob Hansen.

President Martha Coder introduced the alumni officers. The following classes were celebrating their reunions this year: 1947, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1954, and 1958. The class of 1963 was celebrating their 50th reunion. Speaking from the class of 1963 was Bonnie "Clinton" Kramer, who gave a few remarks. The oldest members present were Eileen Acheson from the class of 1941 and Ed Blocker from the class of 1939.

The minutes of last year's alumni banquet were read by Secretary Mitch Oswald. A motion was made to accept the minutes from last year, and it passed. Treasurer Bill Hawk gave the treasury report. A motion was made to accept the treasury report, and it passed.

The nomination committee reported nominations of Seth Montgomery for vice president and Cory Neill for secretary. Other officers serving for the 2014 year are Martha Coder as president and Bill Hawk as treasurer. A motion was made to accept the report of the committee, and it passed.

A motion was made by Pres. Martha Coder, which was seconded and passed, to give $500 to the Centennial scholarship foundation and $500 for physical improvements at ACCHS.

A motion was made to adjourn the meeting, it was seconded and passed.

 

Secretary,  Mitch Oswald

 

 

 

ACCHS 2012 ALUMNI BANQUET

          The annual ACCHS Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 in the ACCHS gym. President Chris Caplinger welcomed the 225 alumni and guests. Seth Montgomery, a past graduate, gave the Invocation.

            USD # 377 Food Service Staff prepared a delicious dinner. The ACCHS Science Club, and some present and past Alumni Association officers served the meal.

            A list of scholarships present this last year by the Foundation was read to the group.

            A collection of $363 was collected as a tip for the organization.

            “The “State of ACCHS” address was given by principal Deanna Scherer followed by a few words from a 2012 graduate, Hannah Corpstein.

            Chris introduced the alumni officers. The following classes were celebrating their reunions this year: 1942, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957 and 1962. The 1962 Class had 44 members present.  Gary Matthias, president of the class gave a few remarks.

The oldest members present were Eileen Acheson from the Class of 1941 and Ed Blocker of the Class of 1939.

            The Nomination Committee reported nominations of Martha Coder for President and Bill Hawk for Treasurer.  Other officers serving for the 2013 year are Nathan Smith as Vice-President and Mitch Oswald as Secretary.  A motion was made to accept the report of the committee and it passed.

            A motion was made by Nancy Keith which was seconded and passed to give $500 to the Centennial Scholarship Foundation and $500 for physical improvements at ACCHS.

            The meeting was adjourned after the singing of the Alma Mater with accompaniment by Mildred Hawk.

 Secretary,  Mitch Oswald

ACCHS 2011 ALUMNI BANQUET

     The annual ACCHS Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, June 4th, 2011 in the ACCHS gym. President Chris Caplinger welcomed the 200 alumni and guests. Mildred (Gigstad) Hawk accompanied the group when they sang the Star Spangled Banner and all recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Riley Hundley, 2011 graduate, gave the Invocation.
     USD # 377 Food Service Staff prepared a delicious dinner. The F.F.A. and some present and past Alumni Association officers served the meal. A collection of $420 was given to the F.F.A. activity fund.
     “The State of ACCHS” written by Mark Pruett, principal, was presented by Cindy (Gigstad) Ladd, vice-president, USD #377 Board Education. Some of the items mentioned were the multiple athletic teams that participated in district and state contests. Athletics and extra curricular activities promote pride, sense of achievement, and well rounded students.
     Riley Hundley gave the Student Address. He praised the alumni for their support. Alumni scholarships enable student success in life and show that alumni care.
     Chris introduced the alumni officers. The following classes were celebrating their reunions this year: 1941, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1961, and 1966. The 1961 Class had 22 members present and the Class of 1951 had 25 present. Oldest members present were Emma (Torkelson) Galbraith from the Class of 1937 and Ed Blocker of the Class of 1939. The Ernzen family had seven members present, the Hawk family thirteen, and Shirley (Juencke) Wilkinson had attended for sixty straight years. Gary Hamon, president of Class of 1961, shared memories of ACCHS and how it shaped his life. 
     Nancy Keith read the minutes of 2010 Alumni Association meeting. Deb (Hawk) Parnell moved and Lucille (Chain) Coder seconded the minutes be approved as read.  
     Carol (Hundley) Eckert gave the treasurer’s report of $4, 671.01 as the current balance. Steve Witte moved and Deb Parnell seconded that the report be accepted.    
     Deb Parnell, president of the ACCHS Alumni Association Scholarship Foundation, reported on the Annual Meeting held earlier in the day. The Foundation has $72, 496.99 in principal, interest, and stock. The interest will be used for awarding scholarships this year. Expenses for 2010-2011 were $62. Deb encouraged applications from ACCHS students for scholarships and for alumni to contribute to the Scholarship Foundation. Nancy Keith moved and Carol Eckert seconded to give $500 to the Scholarship Foundation and $500 for physical improvements at ACCHS.   
     Deb Parnell moved and Lou Ann (Chain) Frost seconded that the first Saturday in June at 6:30 p.m. be automatically designated as the date for the ACCHS Alumni Banquet in future years.
     The Nomination Committee reported nominations of Nathan Smith for Vice-President and Mitch Oswald for Secretary. Other officers for the 2012 year are Chris Caplinger as President and Carol Eckert as Treasurer. Lucille Coder moved and Dorothy (Ernzen) McDermed seconded that the officers be accepted.  
     Nancy Keith moved and Carol Eckert seconded that the meeting be adjourned. The group concluded the evening by singing the ACCHS Alma Mater.   

Secretary,  Nancy J. Keith

 

 

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