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Feb 1st Alumni Meeting Summary

                                           CHS Alumni All-School Reunion Meeting; Feb. 1, 2018

 Financial report- $6, 110.47

 Newsletter has been put together by Don Tottingham and should be out soon.

 All-School Reunion will be Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30.  We are expecting 250 to 300 people. 

             Friday (1100 – 1700), Alumni Golf Tournament at Wedgewood Country Club.  Two person scramble.  Green fees, cart, lunch, and 1 year Alumni dues for $60/person, collected at the course. Open also to non-alumni.  Sponsors welcome.  Contact Don Tottingham at (417) 260-0548 or Kirby Holmes at (618) 910-1851 for more information.

             Friday evening (classes of 1986, 87, 88)-  Libbey Malberg Tucker will organize this.  A vote was taken and the beer garden was rejected.  We will meet at the gazebo on Main St.  Background music is planned. A food vendor, Mike and Julie's Smoked Meats, will be available.  We talked about selling watermelon and snow cones. 

             Saturday morning Registration (classes of 1996, 97, 98)-  This will be organized by Kim Montgomery.  Registration may be outside of Alumni gym if it is a pretty day or in hall way of B building if rainy.  Tours of the buildings could be available and especially of the Alumni gym.

             Breakfast (classes of 1981, 82, 83)- Missy Dotson will organize this and will be near Registration tables.  It will be probably doughnuts, juice and coffee at no cost.

             Program (classes of  1976, 77, 78)-  Debbie Lemon will organize this.  At the end of the program, donated broken or unusable musical instruments will be auctioned off.  Rebecca Peterson has 3 individual artists who are willing to paint  these instruments to create artwork at no charge.

            Parade (classes of 1971, 72, 73)-  Dala Brill will organize the parade.  Rosanna Hathaway of the Chamber of Commerce is planning a July 4th/alumni parade.  We will be encouraging children and adults to decorate bicycles to enter in the parade and encouraging cars/trailers/floats to decorate their rides.

            Musical Comedy by STARS and Lunch - Springfield alumni led by Steve Faler will organize this.  Leslie Edwards will be catering lunch.  She will present some menus to be chosen.  Buffet lunch was selected as people may be coming in at different times and for ease of serving. We talked about having someone serve the buffet.  We will also have servers at the tables.  Steve Faler suggested having different alumni create a table decoration and perhaps have a contest and maybe auction them off.   Discussion of selling tickets, having payment sent to a new post office box for added security.  The new address is: CHS Alumni Association, PO Box 955, Cabool, MO 65689.

            The money raised from these activities will fund the elementary school bathroom situation.  We felt that is the most critical of the many repairs needed to keep our schools functioning.

            We will need to have a meeting of all those organizing different activities in April.

            Our next meeting will be March 8, 6pm at the Enterprise office.

Alumni Gym Donors                    Feb 2nd, 2018

Updated list of persons were who had made donations so far towards the Alumni Gym projects as of Feb 2, 2018 (please let me know if there are any we missed):

Dale & Cyndi Flanagan
James & Vicki Woods
Jim Ed Carter (Elliot-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home)
Bill & Ruth Dickison
Cabool Alumni Association
Class of 1967
John & Margie Cook
Brad & Janet Roberts
Ed & Brenda Jarrett
Ted & Kathy Noirfalise
David Noirfalise
Kim Noirfalise Tribolet
Kirby & Carly Holmes
Tymon & Kim Bay
Jim Clark
Mary Clark Pitcher
Vera Rose
Wood Mechanical & Lennox
Ronnie & Dot Stark

Persons or businesses wanting to donate to the Alumni Gym renovations should send their check to the Cabool RIV School District, with "Alumni Gym" in the memo. A big THANK YOU goes out to those who have donated or who will donate in the future!

President's Update, November 2017

posted Jan 15, 2018, 2:05 PM by Cabool Alumni

Dear Alumni,
Having moved back to Cabool 3 ½ years ago after being away since graduation, I have enjoyed working with the alumni, reconnecting with so many special people and memories of school years here. Visiting with many people of my past, walking down the school halls, going to ballgames and performances. Our childhood was the Norman Rockwell life, wasn't it? Cabool still has so much to offer! People are still very friendly and outgoing, maintaining traditions. Schools are providing quality education with many homegrown, invested teachers. The pace is slow. I've come home. I had not planned to stay but I couldn't imagine living anywhere I could love more. We should all be so proud of our rearing in this small town.
The alumni has been involved in several activities since last we met at the 2015 All School Reunion such as the yearly CHS senior breakfast and Awards Assembly where the alumni scholarships were presented. We had a booth at Farm Fest and old Tyme Days.
When the old gym had water damage recently and insurance was paying for repairs and replacement of the floor, the Alumni was asked to help with additional repairs to the building and a special design on the floor. The gym is used daily for P.E. and some ballgames. It was renamed Alumni Gym and is a gem. It is a must-see.
A tax levy was brought before voters last spring to make many needed repairs to the school. It was extensive and more than tax payers were willing to pay. So the need for repairs remains. Many of the problems with the facilities are dealing with original windows, electric and plumbing parts. It is disheartening to see our schools in such need. We are focused on raising money to go toward the repair we see as priority which is to make all elementary bathrooms functional, handicap accessible, etc. Not a glamorous goal, but very necessary.
The upcoming All School Reunion is in full planning mode. We have been trying to think of ways to get the younger alumni interested. One idea we are tossing around is a beer garden. It would be confined to one area with a beer vendor, food vendor and live band. Those not interested would be farther from the band so that it is back ground music. We are also planning a golf tournament, probably for Friday afternoon. Still many details to work on.
Our plans thus far:
Friday evening, June 29
Mixer at the gazebo and Main street.
The classes of 1986, 1987, 1988 will be in charge of this event.
Saturday, June 30
Registration- Classes of 1996, 1997, 1998 in charge
Light breakfast- Classes of 1981, 1982, 1983
Program- Classes of 1976, 1977, 1978
Parade- Classes of 1971, 1972, 1973
Lunch/Musical Comedy- Steve Faler and Springfield area alumni
We are so fortunate to have a fine arts foundation in little Cabool. The name is STARS Foundation- look it up. They are very impressive. STARS stands for Studying, Teaching and Returning Service. Students perform many productions in the area and provide many free services. They have offered to have a musical comedy at noon Saturday along with our lunch and donate all the profits to the Alumni. This is a very generous offer and could add thousands of dollars to the elementary bathroom project. The tickets are $25.00 each for lunch and show in the Community Safe Room (cafeteria of high school). I am hoping this will be a sold out performance. I'm certain all who attend will be amazed at this high quality entertainment.
Another fund raiser suggestion was to ask for donations of broken or unusable musical instruments that would be sent to MSU art students who would paint and transform them into unique works of art. It doesn't matter what shape they are in. These would be auctioned off Saturday of the All School Reunion. Instruments can be sent to Patty Parker at 101 Oak Forest, Cabool MO 65689. Please send them by Feb. 1 and write a little bio of the owner and how the instrument was used. It can be anonymous but would be more interesting with a name.
All these big projects can be broken down into smaller tasks. My hope is that lots of alumni would be involved and help accomplish some good things for the school and future alumni by taking on a small task. I have found a lot of satisfaction in teaming up with other alumni and working toward a rewarding goal. I would wish that for all of you, too.
There will be more information to come. Keep checking alumni.cabool.k12.mo.us or Cabool Alumni on facebook. Save the dates- June 29 - 1 July 2017.
Sari Stark Wright, 
CHS Alumni Assn President

Next Alumni Mtg 7 Dec 2017

posted Nov 21, 2017, 6:33 PM by Cabool Alumni

The next meeting of the CHS Alumni Assn will be Dec 7, at 6PM, in the Cabool Enterprise Office. Topics will include a possible Alumni sponsored Sunday afternoon golf tournament (there was not enough support at the last reunion, but there may be now), ongoing attempts to obtain sponsors for the Alumni webpage (the money from which helps fund predominantly vocational education scholarships), whether to have a beer garden at the Friday night opening event of the 2018 All-School Reunion and who would sponsor it, and delineation of class assignments for the 2018 Reunion, among other items. Send your items for the agenda to Alumni President Sari (Stark) Wright, or reply here.

Alumni Help With Old Gym Repairs

posted Sep 25, 2017, 1:00 PM by Cabool Alumni

The next CHS Alumni meeting will be October 2nd, at 6PM, at the Bauch House. The next newsletter and the 2018 reunion planning will be among the agenda items. Of NOTE, the alumni voted at the last meeting to redirect the $1000 which had been reserved 4 years ago to fence the new practice field, The land fill on the new field continues and a fence is not needed at this time. The money was redirected to the old gym repairs, specifically to bring the bathrooms up to ADA standards.


posted Aug 27, 2017, 3:05 PM by Cabool Alumni

Class assignments for needed assistance with putting on the reunion will be posted here in the near future.

The reunion is being held in conjunction with the 4th of July holiday which falls on Wednesday this year.  Get your reservations in early for places for your class to meet.

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