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Minutes Mineral Wells High School 50 YEAR Club November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014

President Hank Gayler called the meeting to order at 10:05 am on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  Officers in attendance were:  Presiden,t Hank Gayler; 1st Vice President, Jerry Ray; 2nd Vice President, Terry Brock; Treasurer, Linda McDonnell; Recording Secretary, Lynn Waddy; and  Corresponding Secretary, Marguriete Crum.  Various Class Representatives were present.

Copies of the Minutes of the June 13, 2014 meeting were provided to the attendees for review.  Neta Mason made a motion to accept the minutes as written.  Linda McDonnell seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

Linda McDonnell provided copies of the Financial Report for review.

MWHS 50-Year Club
Financial Report

          Membership      (10/31/14)          $   2,339.56
          Renovation       (10/31/14)          $  11,174.21
          Scholarship       (09/30/14)          $    3,836.24

                TOTAL                                      $  17,350.01

Marguriete Crum made a motion to accept the Financial Report as presented.  Jo Murphy seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

Old Business

Terry Brock presented results of the 50-Year Reunion
of June 13-14, 2014.

38th MWHS 50 Year Club Reunion Results – June 13-14, 2014

# Members Attending
# Member Dues Paid:
Total Member Dues Dollars Received:
#Associate Member Dues Paid:
Total Associate Dues Dollars Received:
Total Dues Dollars Received:
#Meals Paid:
Total Meals Dollars Received:
Total Renovation Dollars Received:
Total Scholarship Dollars Received:

(Note:  Data collected from returned Reunion Registration Forms, Reunion Class Registration Sheets and Dues/Donations received since the June 2014 Reunion.)

                       Membership for Current Year (2014-2015)

                             Active Members . . . . . . . . . 1,354
                             Induction Class of 1965 . . .    188
                             Est. Total . . . . . . . . . . . . .   1,542 

Discussion followed concerning attendance and the cost of notifications.

Terry Brock also provided the attendees with the latest list of Mineral Wells High School attendees who are deceased.

Golf Tournament -- Clarence McDonnell reported on the Golf Tournament.  Plans are to have the 2015 Golf Tournament on the Friday of the reunion weekend.

Status of Renovation – John Murphy reported that the Class of ’60 is raising money and will underwrite the renovation of the entry hall.  John is currently obtaining bids for the work on the entry hall.  The Class of ’60 has raised approximately $8,500.  Hank Gayler reviewed plans for the building and its possible uses.  Georgia Dowdey asked for a list of items needed for the kitchen.  Hank described the current ideas for the kitchen; that it would be a catering kitchen and not a cooking kitchen. 

New Business:

Jo Murphy discussed proposed changes of the Articles of Association for the MWHS 50-Year Club.  She provided each attendee with a list of the proposed changes.  She discussed every proposed change.  Jerry Ray asked for clarification and a change to the “Voting Member” section.

Linda McDonnel made a motion to waive the two-week notification requirement.  Clarence MacDonnell seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Linda McDonnell made a motion to accept the changes to the Articles of Association as presented.   Margaret Strain seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

Hank Gayler discussed the fact that the club does not have a publicity chairman.   Louise Blackerby volunteered to act as publicity chairman.

Georgia Dowdey announced that the Old High School facsimile will be produced on Christmas ornaments to be available for purchase.  Pat Talkington of the Historical Society is the point of contact concerning the ornaments.  Margaret Strain volunteered to contact Pat Talkington for information as a possible fund raiser for the 50-Year Club.

Hank Gayler asked for additional business.  There was none.

Bobby Blackwell made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Jerry Ray seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

The next meeting is January 14, 2015.

Respectfully submitted:

____________________       ____________________    
Lynn Waddy                             Hank Gayler
Board Secretary                       President

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