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MINUTES
MWHS 50 YEAR CLUB
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
243
# Member Dues Paid:
380
Total Member Dues Dollars Received:
$5,700.00
#Associate Member Dues Paid:
36
Total Associate Dues Dollars Received:
$190.00
Total Dues Dollars Received:
$5,890.00
#Meals Paid:
255
Total Meals Dollars Received:
$3,840.00
Total Renovation Dollars Received:
$5,431.00
Total Scholarship Dollars Received:
$1,791.00

(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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MINUTES
MWHS 50 YEAR CLUB
JUNE 13, 2014

The MWHS 50 Year Club met in executive session June 13, 2014. The meeting was called to order by President Hank Gayler. The following officers were in attendance: 1st Vice President, Terry Brock; 2nd Vice President, Jo Murphy; Secretary, Marguriete Crum; Treasurer, Earl Medlin; Corresponding Secretary, Neta Mason. Also present were representatives of Classes 1941 through 1965.
Bob Vaughn made the motion to accept the April 9, 2014 minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Johnowene Hall and the motion carried.
Earl Medlin presented the following financial report, it was seconded by Neta Mason and was accepted as presented.
Membership $  5,348.01
Renovation     7,582.09
Scholarship     3,105.74
 Total $16,035.84
Raymond Brewton gave the Scholarship Report. Scholarships of $1,000.00 each were presented to Taylor Wharton and Alexie Veloz.
New Business: Neta Mason nominated Helen Luckett, class of 1941 Coming Home Queen. The nomination was seconded by Marguriete Crum, and Ms. Luckett was elected Coming Home Queen.
President Gayler stated the 50 Year Club bylaws need to be revised since we are no longer in the Old High School. The committee for revising the bylaws are Hank Gayler, Jo Murphy and Bob Vaughn.
The bylaws for the Planning Renovation Committee will also have to revised.
Clarence McDonald, Chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee reported the 50 Year Club will have a golf tournament July 26, 2014 at Canyon West Golf Course. All proceeds from the tournament will go toward the renovation of the Lillian Peek Home Economics Center.
Neta Mason, Corresponding Secretary, explained and passed out the packets for the reunion to each Class Representative.
Linda McDonell, Nominating Committee Chairperson, presented the following slate of officers’ nominees:  President, Hank Gayler; 1st Vice President, Jerry Ray; 2nd Vice President, Terry Brock;  Recording Secretary, Lynn Waddy; Treasurer, Linda McDonell; Corresponding Secretary, Marguriete Crum. Lou Warren made the motion to accept this slate of officers by acclamation. Motion was seconded by Nancy Buzbee, and motion carried.
Marguriete Crum made the motion to adjourn. Motion was seconded by Jo Murphy, and meeting was adjourned at 2:38 P.M.

Hank Gayler, President
Marguriete Crum, Secretary

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MINUTES
MWHS 50 YEAR CLUB
APRIL 9, 2014

The Club meeting was called to order with the following officers present:  President Hank Gayler (presiding), 1st Vice President Terry Brock, 2nd Vice President Jo Murphy and Corresponding Secretary Neta Mason (taking minutes in the absence of Secretary Marguriete Crum). Also present were representatives of Classes 1944 through 1965.
The January meeting minutes were unanimously approved with motion being made by John Murphy and seconded by Bobby Blackwell.
In the absence of Treasurer Earl Medlin, President Gayler presented the Financial Report as follows:                
Renovation Fund                     $ 6,799.24
Membership Fund                   $    747.02
Scholarship Fund                     $ 2,379.69
            TOTAL                          $ 9,925.95
With motion being made by John Murphy and seconded by Linda McDonell, the report was accepted as presented.
President Gayler updated the club on the progress of the renovation of the bedroom in the Lillian Peek Cottage which will soon be the Club’s office. He informed them that the large oval window had been repaired and installed, the walls and trim were painted, and tile flooring for all three rooms had been ordered and would be installed in the bedroom (office) April 22nd and 23rd.  When that is done, and funds are available, the electrical work will be finished in that room and will be ready to move into. President Gayler stated that John Murphy was working on putting together a cost estimate to finish the rest of the building.
During the discussion of having a fund raiser event, Georgia Dowdy suggested having Christmas ornaments made for the club to sell. President Gayler thanked Georgia for the idea and said he was going to meet with Clarence McDonald, Fund Raiser Chairman, to discuss getting organized with a committee to go forward with a plan to raise renovation funds. He asked for volunteers who were willing to be on the committee or work at a fund raiser.
Next item on the agenda was Food Committee Report for Reunion Catering services. Bobby Blackwell reported that he had gotten 3 bids: Shot-Guns – $12.95 for 2 meats, 2 sides plus $1.50 for dessert; Billy Imboden - $13.00 for 3 meats, 2 sides and desserts; Soda Springs - $12.75 for 3 meats, 3 sides and dessert. Margaret Strain moved to accept Soda Springs’ bid; seconded by Jo Murphy; the vote was unanimous. 
Raymond Brewton, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, told the club that they had gotten only 17 applications this year, compared to 31 received last year. He stated that 2 scholarships would be given this year and that the chosen applications had to be turned in to the high school by May 29th. In answer to a question concerning what qualifications the committee took into consideration, Raymond replied financial status, school and community involvement. He told the board if anyone was interested in being on the committee to contact him or Hank.
President Gayler announced the Club would, once again, have a Split the Pot at the Reunion to benefit the Scholarship Fund. The Class of 1965 (greeters) will be asked to sell the tickets for the drawing to be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14th in the Food Court. The winner has to be present to win.
Corresponding Secretary Mason passed out information to the following class representatives stating their responsibilities for the Reunion: Class of 1962 – decorations; Class of 1963 – Furnish snacks Friday night and pastries, coffee, juice, etc. Saturday morning and at Program on Saturday morning Class of 1963 – Induction of Class of 1964; Class of 1964 - Benediction, Reply to Induction, and Invocation.
In regards to Reunion packets for mailing, 2nd Vice President Murphy reminded the Club that they had approved the motion at the last meeting to send mail outs only to dues paid members and that was the only mailing labels that have been made. She told the group that if any representative wanted to mail out letters to any other class member on their roster, the office would furnish copies of letters, registration forms and envelopes, but they would have to pay for the postage. Neta Mason informed the representatives that as soon as she had the packets ready, she would contact them so they could pick them up at the office. She stated that those classes with only a few to mail would be prepared and sent from the office.
Corresponding Secretary Mason told the Board that after 5 years, this was her last year to serve in this position. She stated that if anyone was interested in serving or knew of anyone that might be interested in serving, to please contact Linda McDonell, Nominating Committee Chairperson. Neta thanked the representatives for all their help through the years.
The next meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 13th in the food court at MWHS.
There being no further business, John Murphy made motion to adjourn; the motion was seconded by Bobby Blackwell. This meeting was adjourned at 10:50 a.m.
_________________, Hank Gayer, President
_________________________,  Neta Mason, for Sec. Marguriete Crum

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MINUTES
50 YEAR CLUB EXECUTIVE MEETING
JANUARY 15, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Hank Gayler. The following officers were present: First Vice-President Terry Brock, Second Vice-President Jo Murphy, Secretary Marguriete Crum, Recording Secretary Neta Mason and class representatives of Classes 1942 thru 1965.
Neta Mason made the motion to accept the minutes of the November 12, 2013 meeting as corrected; Raymond Brewton seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Marguriete Crum gave the following financial report.
Renovation     $   8,858.97
Membership  3,340.64
Total               $ 12,199.61
      As of January 14, 2014
Jo Murphy made the motion to accept the financial report as presented; the motion was seconded by Terry Brock and the motion carried.
Old Business:  R. E. Mason gave a report on the relinquishing of the Old High School and Old Band Hall. Jim Ashby, Lawyer, completed the paper work on this and it was presented to the MWISD School Board and the Board approved to accept this property back. The 50 Year Club now owns the Old Home Economics Building and the Amphitheater. Mr. Mason has filed the deed with the Palo Pinto Courthouse. Mr. Mason also reported the big window for the Home Economics Building would cost around $2000.00 to $2200.00. Half of this amount has been paid. Due to the bad weather, progress on the Home Economics Building has been slow.
President Gayler reported the 50 Year Club mail box has been moved and has a new address. The new address is 215 N. W. 5th Avenue. President Gayler also reported due to the bad weather a work day on the Home Economics building can’t be scheduled, but if anyone was interested in helping to please put their name and phone number on a sign-up sheet that is provided. They would be contacted when a date is arranged.
After a lengthy discussion, Raymond Brewton made the motion that membership dues of the 50 Year Club be raised to $15.00 per year. The motion was seconded by Georgia Dowdy and the motion carried.  
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn; the meeting was adjourned.

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Hank Gayler, President            Marguriete Crum, Secretary

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MINUTES


50 YEAR CLUB EXECUTIVE MEETING


NOVEMBER 13, 2013

The meeting was called to order by President Hank Gayler. The following officers were present: First Vice President Terry Brock, Second Vice President Jo Murphy, Secretary Marguriete Crum and representatives of Classes 1942 thru 1965. Bobby Blackwell made the motion to accept the minutes of June 14, 2013. The motion was seconded by Jo Murphy and the motion carried. Marguriete Crum gave the following financial report.
Membership $ 2,304.50
Restoration 8,717.41
Scholarship 2,879.33
Total $ 13,901.24
Financial report was filed.

Old Business: R. E. Mason explained that Jim Ashby, Lawyer, won’t have the paper work ready to present to the Mineral Wells Independent School District School Board meeting on November 15, 2013. This is to relinquish the Old Band Hall and Senior Centerback to the MWISD. This request will include a request for the MWISD to also deed the property located at 215 N.W. 5th Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas. The Old High School would have to be vacated fast. Mr. Mason said the 50 Year Club would need help in moving and asked for volunteers that would help to please contact him.

New Business: Marguriete Crum gave a report on letters sent to classmates. R. E. Mason, Neta Mason and Marguriete Crum have mailed letters, at their own expense, to all their classmates requesting dues and donations. The letters have proven productive as each of these classes that were sent the letters have received dues and donations.

Raymond Brewton reported that Jim Ford, Class of 1968 was interested in giving a scholarship from their class. When Mr. Ford contacted Mineral Wells High School he was told the 50 Year Club gives scholarships each year. Mr. Ford was going to contact the Class of 1968 and see if the class wanted to raise the money and donate it to the 50 Year Club for distribution.

Marguriete Crum made the motion to adjourn; it was seconded by Bobby Blackwell. The motion carried and meeting was adjourned.

Hank Gayler, President Marguriete Crum, Secretary

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UPCOMING

MWHS 50 Year Club

Board Meeting

10:00 A.M.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
First United Methodist Church
301 N.E. 1st Street
Mineral Wells, Texas


Hank Gayler
President
Class of 1957


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MINUTES
50 YEAR CLUB EXECUTIVE MEETING
JUNE 14, 2013

The meeting was called to order by President R. E. Mason. The following officers were present:  First Vice President Hank Gayler, Second Vice President Jo Murphy, Secretary Marguriete Crum, Corresponding Secretary Neta Mason, and Historian Judy Shubert. Also present were representatives of Classes 1941 thru 1964.

Jo Murphy made the motion to accept the minutes of April 10, 2013 after correction. Seconded by Linda McDonell, the motion carried.

Marguriete Crum gave the following financial report:
                                                                           
                             Renovation                    $  9,330.62
                             Membership                  $  4,665.16
                             Scholarship                    $  3,347.22
                                  Total                          $17,343.00

The motion to accept financial report was made by Linda McDonell, seconded by Lou Warren and unanimously carried.

Judy Shubert, Historian, reported she is moving to North Carolina and the new historians will be Kay Stone Cox and Angie Richards Pruett. Judy stated she would continue to assist the historians remotely by keeping the blog, website, and items on the computer. She informed the Board members that the 50 Year Club memorabilia collection has been moved out of public storage and is now being stored in a private home until other arrangements can be made in a local climate controlled environment.

Old Business
R. E. Mason explained the relinquishing of the Old High School, Band Hall and Senior Center back to the Mineral Wells Independent School District. The 50 Year Club will make a request to the MWISD to deed property located at 215 N. W. 5th Ave. (the Lillian Peek Cottage - Old Home Economics Building and Amphitheater) as shown on current survey to the Club with the stipulation if the Club discontinues to use the property as an office, meeting place and other club functions and available to the public for a fee to help with the maintenance, the property will be turned back to the District. The motion was made by Hank Gayler to relinquish the above mentioned property and seconded by Linda McDonell. Motion carried with one opposed.

Neta Mason explained the registration form for the reunion.

Georgia Dowdy submitted a check for $500.00 by a classmate toward the renovation of the Old Home Economics Building.

New Business
Linda McDonell, chairperson of the nominating committee submitted the following names for officers for the 2013 - 2014 year:

President:  Hank Gayler, Class of 1957
First Vice President:  Terry Brock, Class of 1963
Second Vice President:  Jo Murphy, Class of 1959
Treasurer:  Earl Medlin, Class of 1960
Recording Secretary:  Marguriete Crum, Class of 1959
Corresponding Secretary:  Neta Mason, Class of 1950

The motion to accept this slate of officers was made by Lou Warren and seconded by Georgia Dowdy. The motion carried.

Marguriete Crum nominated Jean Harrington, class of 1946, as Coming Home Queen; seconded by Neta Mason, the motion carried.

Linda McDonell made the motion to adjourn; seconded by Helen Luckett, the meeting was adjourned.


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R.E. Mason, President     Marguriete Crum, Secretary


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MINUTES
50 YEAR CLUB EXECUTIVE MEETING
APRIL 10, 2013


The meeting was called to order by First Vice President Hank Gayler. The following officers were present: Second Vice President Jo Murphy, Secretary Marguriete Crum, Corresponding Secretary Neta Mason, Historian Judy Shubert and representatives of Classes 1948 thru 1964.

Linda McDonell made the motion to accept the minutes of the February 13, 2013 meeting. The motion was seconded by Janice Bond and motion carried.

Marguriete Crum gave the following financial report. Neta Mason made motion to accept the financial report; motion was seconded by Raymond Brewton and motion carried.

Renovation $ 5,792.12
Membership  2,108.32
Scholarship    4,097.22
     Total $11,997.72

Old Business: Lou Warren resigned as chairperson of the food committee. Bobby Blackwell accepted chairperson of food committee. Bobby Blackwell reported that Soda Springs would be $12.75 per plate with cobbler. With pecan pie the cost would be $11.55 per plate. Soda Springs menu would be, brisket, chicken and sausage with trimmings. Natty Flats would be $3.00 per plate.  Margaret Strain made the motion to have Soda Springs cater the meal with cobbler. The motion was seconded by Lou Warren, and the motion carried.

Margaret Strain gave a report on the auction. Ms. Strain would like each class to provide something for the auction on Friday night.  Each class that will furnish an item at the auction please contact Ms. Strain as to what that item will be.

Theresa Crosier of the Home Economics Fund Raising Committee reported the committee has never had a meeting. The goal is to have the Home Economics Building completed by the 2014 Reunion. It will take between $50,000 - $60,000 to complete.

New Business: Neta Mason reported that the reunion packets will be ready by May 1, 2013. The information from the packets needs to be back in the 50 Year Club office at least two weeks before the reunion.

First Vice President Gayler reported we need to concentrate on completing the Home Economics building. The Mineral Wells School Board has already been informed that the 50 Year Club doesn’t want the old high school.

The 50 Year Club wants the school board to deed the club the land from the Home Economics building to the other side of the old Band Hall and up the side of the mountain to include the amphitheater. All the details have not been worked out yet.

Marguriete Crum made a motion to adjourn; motion was seconded by Crockett Grimes. The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

The next meeting to be held June 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the old Home Economics building.


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R.E. Mason, President        Marguriete Crum, Secretary





UPCOMING
MWHS 50 Year Club
Board Meeting
2:00 P.M.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Old Home Economics Building
602 West Hubbard
Mineral Wells, Texas


R. E. Mason
President
Class of 1949



MINUTES
50 YEAR CLUB EXECUTIVE MEETING
FEBRUARY 13, 2013


The meeting was called to order by President R. E. Mason. The following officers were present: First Vice-President Hank Gayler,
Second Vice-President Jo Murphy, Secretary Marguriete Crum, Corresponding Secretary Neta Mason, Historian Judy Shubert, and representatives of Classes 1942 thru 1964.

Neta Mason made the motion to accept the minutes of the November 14, 2012 meeting; the motion was seconded by Bobby Blackwell and motion carried.

Marguriete Crum gave the following financial report. Jo Murphy made the motion to accept the financial report; the motion was seconded by Diane Long and motion carried.

Renovation                            $ 5,576.00
Membership                             4,118.60
Scholarship                               5,096.67

Total                                     $ 14,791.27   

Under Old Business President Mason reported the Financial Fundraising Committee had their first meeting in January 2013. Those present were President Mason, First Vice-President Hank Gayler and Carolyn Hickey. They discussed several fundraising ideas: one was to accept from each class donations of $2,000, of which $1,000 would go toward redoing the brick sidewalk, and the remaining $1,000 would go toward the renovation of the Home Economics building.

President Mason appointed a Nominating Committee with Linda McDonell serving as chairperson. Others serving on the committee are Linda Stevens, Bobby Blackwell, Earl Medlin and Marguriete Crum.

The members of the Scholarship Committee appointed by President Mason are Raymond Brewton, chairperson, Hank Gayler, June Roden, and Johnowene Hall.

Lou Warren was appointed chairperson of the Food Committee with Bobby Blackwell serving with her.

Margaret Strain made a motion we have a live auction at the reunion; the motion died due to lack of a second. An auction committee was established with Margaret Strain, Barbara Elliston and R. E. Mason serving.

Marguriete Crum made a motion to have a “Split The Pot” at the reunion to raise money for the Scholarship Fund.

Dora Gonzales Caldoron and Marilyn McQueary Brock, representatives of the class of 1964 were introduced.

Jo Murphy made the motion to adjourn; the motion was seconded by Bobby Blackwell, and the meeting was adjourned.

Next meeting will be held April 10, 2013.





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      R.E. Mason, President                 Marguriete Crum, Secretary





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Scheduled UPCOMING
MWHS 50 Year Club
Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Will NOT be held.


R. E. Mason
President
Class of 1949

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MINUTES
50 YEAR CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
November 14, 2012
The meeting was called to order by President R.E. Mason. The following officers were present: First Vice President Hank Gayler, Second Vice President Jo Murphy, Secretary Marguriete Crum, Corresponding Secretary Neta Mason, Reporter Louise Blackerby and representatives from the Classes of 1942 thru 1963.

Neta Mason made the motion to accept the minutes of the June 8, 2012 meeting. Georgia Dowdy seconded and motion carried.

Marguriete Crum gave the following financial report.  Jo Murphy made motion to accept financial report and seconded by Raymond Brewton and motion carried.

Renovation                              $  5,576.00
Membership                                4,118.60
Scholarship                                 5,096.67

Total                                        $14,791.28

Hank Gayler reported on the renovation of the old Home Economics building. He reported the foundation is in good shape, a new front door was built and installed. Two new bathrooms were installed only lacking petitions and being tiled. It should cost fifty thousand dollars to finish the old Home Economics building and the goal is to have it completed by May 2014. When completed it will be the home of the 50 Year Club.

Marguriete Crum gave a report on the Homecoming Queen. Betty Kidwell was Homecoming Queen and was escorted by her son Richard Kidwell. Marguriete Crum suggested the 50 Year Club continue having a Homecoming Queen and that they be from the earlier classes.

President Mason reported that the Crazy Water Festival used the amphitheater on Friday night before the festival. They volunteered to give the 50 Year Club $200.00 for the use of electricity.

The Planning and Renovation Committee had a meeting and came up with the following suggestions to raise money for the 50 Year Club.
       1.  Raise membership dues.
       2.  Change from the 50 Year Club to Ex-Student Association for anyone that had graduated from Mineral Wells High School no matter if 50 years or not.

President Mason appointed a financial committee to help raise funds to complete the old Home Economics building. This committee would be: Clarence McDonald, Chairperson, Theresa Crosier, Terry Brock, Lou Warren, Jo Yarbrough and Carolyn Hickey.

Jo Murphy reported Donald Bond has resigned as Class Representative for the Class of 1951.

Margaret Strain made motion to adjourn, and seconded by Neta Mason, the meeting was adjourned.

Next Meeting January 9, 2013.

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R.E. Mason, President                Marguriete Crum, Secretary




MINUTES
50 YEAR CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JUNE 8, 2012

The meeting was called to order by President R. E. Mason. The following officers were present: First Vice President, Hank Gayler; Second Vice President, Jo Murphy; Secretary, Marguriete Crum; Corresponding Secretary, Neta Mason; Historian, Judy Shubert; Reporter, Louise Blackerby and representatives from Classes 1942 thru 1963.

Bobby Blackwell made the motion to accept the minutes of the April 11, 2012 meeting. Barbara Elliston seconded and motion carried.

President Mason gave the following financial report. Raymond Brewton made motion to accept financial report, and seconded by Jean Harrington, the motion carried.

Renovations:       $67,097.54
Membership:         10,528.33
Scholarship:            2,025.14
Total                    $79,651.14


The contractors have received two draws on their work on the Home Economics building. Approximately an amount of thirty thousand dollars has been spent on the Home Economics building and we have approximately forty eight thousand dollars worth of work to go.

Jean Harrington, chairperson of the nominating committee presented the following slate of nominees for officers for the 2012-2013 year. President, R. E. Mason, First Vice President, Hank Gayler, Second Vice President, Jo Murphy, Recording Secretary, Marguriete Crum, Corresponding Secretary, Neta Mason, Reporter, Louise Blackerby. Linda McDonell made the motion to accept this slate of officers, and seconded by Johnowene Hall, the motion carried.

Raymond Brewton gave the scholarship report. There were 29 applicants, with 5 of those (3 for 50 Year Club and 2 for Charles Carter Scholarship) accepted. Applicants for the 50 Year Club were Brittany Pope, Shannon Cox and Carlton Aldred. Marguriete Crum gave a report on the Charles Carter Scholarship chosen by the scholarship committee. A $1000 scholarship was given to each student: Jenny Janson and Sheldon Laigle. This was a one time scholarship by the Class of 1959. Raymond Brewton announced that over a hundred thousand dollars of scholarships were given out this year.

Old Business:

R.E. Mason stated he had been contacted by Carol Elders, President of the Crazy Water Festival, asking if the 50 Year Club wanted to have something at the Old High School on Friday night. After a lengthy discussion, Lou Warren made the motion if the Crazy Water Festival Board wanted to use the grounds at the Old High School they would have to have liability insurance, leave the grounds clean, and pay any expenses that may occur. Jo Yarbrough seconded and motion carried.

Ken Clary resigned as a 1955 Class Representative. Neta Mason made the motion to accept Ken Clary’s resignation, seconded by Marge Medlin, the motion carried. Clarence McDonald will replace Mr. Clary as representative for the Class of 1955.

Neta Mason gave the instructions for the registration for the 2012 Reunion.

Louise Blackerby nominated Betty Kidwell, Class of 1942 as Coming Home Queen and Mrs. Kidwell accepted.

Marguriete Crum made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Lou Warren, the meeting was adjourned at 2:50 p.m. Next meeting will be November 14, 2012.


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R.E. Mason, President           Marguriete Crum, Sec.



MINUTES
50 YEAR CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 11, 2012


The meeting was called to order by President R. E. Mason. The following officers were present: Second Vice-President Jo Murphy, Secretary Marguriete Crum, Corresponding Secretary Neta Mason and representatives of Classes 1942 thru 1963.

Bob Vaughn made the motion to accept the minutes of the November 9, 2011 meeting as presented. Raymond Brewton seconded and the motion carried.

Marguriete Crum gave the following financial report. Neta Mason made the motion to accept the financial report as presented. Seconded by Jo Yarbrough, the motion carried.

Renovation                                                           $88,726.06
Membership                                                             9,148.27
Scholarship                                                               3,449.59
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Total                                                                  $ 101,323.92 

Scholarship Fund
In Memory of Charles Carter                           $     1,805.00

Under New Business it was approved to have an auction at the 2012 reunion.

President Mason appointed the following committees:
Nominating Committee: Jean Harrington, Chairperson, Nancy Wallace, Marguriete Crum, John Murphy and Neta Mason.
Scholarship Committee: Raymond Brewton, Chairperson, Hank Gayler, Jonowene Hall and June Roden.
Banquet Catering Committee: Lou Warren, Chairperson, and Crockett Grimes.Neta Mason gave the dates of June 8 and 9, 2012 for the 2012 reunion; and duties for the reunion as follows:

Class of 1963          Greeters
Class of 1962          Inducted into 50 Year Club
Class of 1961          Snacks for Fri. night and Sat. morning
Class of 1960          Decorations for Cafeteria

Under Old Business, President Mason gave an update on the Home Economics building. He stated we are moving forward and the abatement has been completed. The abatement was going to be $1000.00 more than expected.
Update on the letters sent out for donations on Home Economics Building Fund: 45 out of 1100 responded with donations.

Crockett Grimes made the motion to adjourn and Jean Harrington seconded. Meeting was adjourned at 10:55 a.m.
Next meeting, April 11, 2012.

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R.E. Mason, President                 Marguriete Crum, Sec.



 MINUTES
50 YEAR CLUB
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
NOVEMBER 9, 2011


The meeting was called to order by President R. E. Mason. The following officers were present:  First Vice-President Hank Gayler, Second Vice-President Jo Murphy, Secretary Marguriete Crum, Corresponding Secretary Neta Mason and representatives of Classes 1943 thru 1962.

Roy Brooks made the motion to accept the minutes of June 10, 2011 meeting as presented. Louise Blackerly seconded, and  the motion carried.

Marguriete Crum gave the following financial report. Neta Mason made the motion to accept financial report as presented. Seconded by Raymond Brewton, the motion carried.

Renovation                                       $ 66,470.44
Membership                                           8,946.16
Scholarship                                            2,025.14

Total                                                  $ 78,015.71
Scholarship fund
 in Memory of Charles Carter         $   1,205.00

R. E. Mason and Jo Murphy gave a report on the 50 Year Club participation in the Crazy Water Festival. President Mason stated we didn’t make a profit but all had fun that night. 

Marguriete Crum gave a report on the Coming Home Queen. The Coming Home Queen was Yvonne Vaughn, Class of 1947. She was escorted onto the field by her husband Bob Vaughn, class of 1944.

Under Fund Raiser, President Mason stated it would be between 10 to 14 thousand dollars to abate the old Home Economics building. This building has to be abated before we can do anything in it. If it is abated then we can fix the building back to its original floor plan.

Neta Mason made the motion to take bids on abating the Home Economics building. Motion was seconded by Georgia Dowdey. President Mason stated he already had bids to abate the building. Neta Mason amended her motion to go forward with the abatement of the Home Economics building. Georgia Dowdey seconded and the motion carried.

Raymond Brewton made the motion to send out a brief news letter to all 50 Year Club members for donations to refurbish the Home Economics building. Also, to stress what has already been done to this building and what is going to be done to it. Include pictures and state more information to follow concerning this renovation. Seconded by Jo Murphy, the motion carried. Jo Murphy and Raymond Brewton were appointed to compose this letter.

President Mason stated the insurance for the Mountaineer Heritage Park is $6000.00 per year. This is divided three ways: the band hall, Home Economics building, and the old high school.

Judy Shubert, Historian, informed the club that the old web site has been disabled to save the club money. A new web site has all that the old site had, and it is called the MWHS 50 Year Club. It can be accessed by going to http://mwhs50yearclub.blogspot.com/.

Marguriete Crum made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Neta Mason, the meeting was adjourned at 11 a. m.

 
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R.E. Mason, President                       Marguriete Crum, Secretary









MINUTES
50 YEAR CLUB
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
JUNE 10, 2011

The meeting was called to order by Pres. R. E. Mason. The following officers were present: First Vice-President Hank Gayler, Second Vice-President Jo Murphy, Secretary Marguriete Crum, Treasurer Earl Medlin, Corresponding Secretary Neta Mason, and representatives of Classes 1935 thru 1960.

Bill Webb made the motion to accept the minutes of April 13, 2011 meeting as presented. Seconded by Charles Carter, the motion carried.

Earl Medlin, Treasurer, gave the following financial report. Neta Mason made the motion to accept the financial report. Seconded by Hank Gayler, the motion carried.

Renovation                             $67,097.54
Membership                              10,528.33
Scholarship                                 2,025.14
Total                                        $79,651.01

NEW BUSINESS:

Jean Harrington, Nominating Committee Chairperson, presented the following nominees for officers. President R. E. Mason, First Vice President, Hank Gayler, Second Vice President Jo Murphy, Secretary, Marguriete Crum, Treasurer Earl Medlin and Corresponding Secretary Neta Mason. Charles Carter made the motion to accept these nominees for officers; seconded by Crockett Grimes, the motion carried.

Raymond Brewton, Chairperson of Scholarship Committee, thanked the others that served on this committee. He announced scholarships were given in the amount of $1000.00 to Jacob Smith, Skyler Flaska and Manonita Mandas.

President Mason stated that Carol Elder, chairperson of the Crazy Water Festival, would like for the 50 Year Club to have something to kick off the Festival on Friday night, Oct. 7, 2011. The Club agreed to do something to kick off the Crazy Water Festival at the Mountaineer Heritage Park. Jim Stephen was appointed chairperson and Jo Murphy as assistant chairperson of the committee to get something up to kick off the Crazy Water Festival.

Jo Murphy gave the report on upgrading of the computers at the 50 Year Club office. The computers are Vista and Vista doesn’t get support from Microsoft. We need Windows 7 on them, or sooner or later the computers will crash with all of the information on them.  We could get the desk top and laptop computers upgraded for $451.00. Johnowene Hall made the motion that we upgrade our computers, and seconded by Neta Mason, the motion carried.

President Mason asked if the board was in favor of staying in the Old High School for at least another year or turn it back to the Mineral Wells ISD. But for one hundred thousand dollars we could complete the old Home Economics building and have the 50 Year Club offices over there.

Neta Mason stated if we fix up the Home Economics building we could also rent it out for different occasions and charge for it. After a lengthy discussion Ken Clary made the motion to keep the Old School for at least another year. Georgia Dowdy seconded, and the motion carried.

Donna Parker, of the Mineral Wells High School spoke to the executive board about having a Coming Home Queen for the homecoming football game on September 16, 2011.

OLD BUSINESS:

Neta Mason gave information on how to fill out forms for the reunion.

Raymond Brewton made the motion the 50 Year Club go up from $15.00 per plate to $20.00 per plate at the 2012 reunion and dues remain at $10.00 and associates $5.00 for membership. Neta Mason seconded and motion carried.

Marguriete Crum made the motion to adjourn, Neta Mason seconded, and the meeting was adjourned.

Next meeting will be November 9, 2011 at the First Methodist Church.


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R.E. Mason, President                       Marguriete Crum, Secretary