Valley High School Alumni Association
Minutes of April 19, 2012
A Board of Directors meetings of the Valley Alumni Association was held on April 19th, 2012 at Valley High School Cafeteria. The Meeting was presided over by President David A.W. Hittle, assisted by Board Member Sandy Sheets Murphy. A quorum being present the meeting was called to order at 6:45 pm.
Moment of Silence for Fallen Vikings
Richard "Al" Abel Class of 1948, Joseph DeSpain c/o 1953, Robert "Bobby" Higgason c/o 1974, Donald Kemper c/o 1961, Ludie DeSpain O'Brien c/o 1949, Lisa Jo Perry c/o 1972, Mary Elizabeth "Toots" Isenberg Strange c/o 1942, John Patrick Miller, Sr. c/o 1952 and Judy Davidson Singer c/o 1962.
Introduction of Guests, Members, and Board of Directors
President Hittle welcomed members Joe Cantrell, Richard Fowler and Kay Cramner. Board members David Hittle, David E. Hittle, Mark Lynch, Beverly Imus Jaggers, Mary Alvey, Sandy Sheets Murphy, George Ezell and Earl Wilhlem introduced themselves.
President David Hittle informed the attendees about [Justin] White's entry on Valley High School Alumni Facebook page about a distinguished award for the VHS orchestra.
Reading of the Minutes
The minutes from the previous meeting were approved as read by Sandy Sheets Murphy. Richard Fowler asked for definition of "suspended member" and for copy of the minutes and notice contained the motion about member suspension.
The Treasurer's Report showed a balance in the General fund of $4,278.12 and a Scholarship Fund Balance of $1,733.53 for a total net worth of $6,011.65.
As of March 28, 2012 the Tommy Seals Scholarship Fund has $285.00
The Treasurer Beverly Imus Jaggers reported. The Report is filed for audit.
Treasurer Jaggers also reported that the VHS Alumi Association is not officially a 501(c)(3) organization. Attorney Eileen Ordover would like to discuss the compliance guide with the board prior to the May board meeting. After the May meeting Ms. Ordover will no longer be our attorney and additionally will have no funds to provide.
Scholarship Committee - David E. Hittle reported that 12 applications were received prior to spring break. The committee asked for approval of the 3 scholarships awarded to Darin Jordan for the Tommy Seals Scholarship, and Jessica Mikesell and Precious Turner for the Alumni Scholarships.
The motion to reward three scholarships was made by David E. Hittle, seconded by Sandy Murphy.
Member Kay Cramner discussed her disappointment that the Tommy Seals Scholarship was not awarded to an athlete since Tom was an All-American award winner. There was discussion to change [amend] the motion that the scholarship was to go to an athlete, not just to a graduating senior. The motion was amended to withhold the Tommy Seals scholarship for 2012 and award 3 alumni scholarships passed 5 ayes, 1 nay, 2 abstain.
Membership Committee - Friends of Valley High School signed up 5 new members. Current membership is 247.
Scholarship Committee - Co-Chair [Chairman] David E. Hittle asked the board for monies for 3 $1000 scholarships to be awarded to the graduating Class of 2012. President David A.W. Hittle amended David E. Hittle's motion to transfer funds from the general [fund] to the scholarship funds when appropriate. Beverly Jaggers said the money should not be transferred until the college registar requested the funds at the start of the school year. Motion passed 7 ayes, 0 nays.
None were expressed.
Earl Wilhelm made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Sandy Murphy. Passed 8 ayes, 0 nays and the meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.
[Sandy Sheets Murphy]
[April 19, 2012]