of the February 13, 2011 meeting of the Kanawha Alumni
Kanawha Alumni Association met (in the area that would once have
been Mrs. Berry’s room) at the Burnsville Public School at 2:07 p.
m. on Sunday, February 13 for a regular meeting.
in attendance were
President Tom Crutchfield
year for the January 16 minutes was changed from “2010” to “2011”.
With this change, the January 16, 2011 meeting were read and
approved. [M/s Margret Willey/ Shirley Lloyd]
Shirley Lloyd reported balances to January 31, 2011.
checking account balance on January 31 was $8,785.71. In February,
she had made a payment to Deanna Stewart for $903.12 to reimburse
for the purchase of furniture for the Alumni Room. One other
payment had been made and interest had been posted. The current
balance was $7,881.80. The Treasurer’s report was approved. [M/ s
Margret Willey/ Esther Blake]
Lloyd reported that the KAA can pick up the keys to the Community
Building from Carol Dean soon after either 2:00 p. m. or 3:00 p. m.
on Saturday and then use the building for the rest of the
was reported that the Karaoke Cowboys want to begin performing at
7:30 p. m.
KAA discussed where to feed the reunion classes. The new floor in
the basement of the cafeteria can be easily scarred by moving
chairs. It was decided to feed the reunion classes in the
discussion of music, the KAA decided to have only one band, the
Karaoke Cowboys, perform. We want them to perform from 7:00 p.m. to
9:30 p. m. Margret Willey will confirm this with the band. Since we
will probably be using the gymnasium to feed the reunion classes,
tables and chairs will need to be moved before the band performs.
KAA President Tom Crutchfield will see that this is done. Later in
the meeting, Tom also agreed to see that the chairs and tables were
moved to the gym and set up prior to the banquet.
Peck reported that he has made no progress on the IRS number
Willey reported that Dick Graff and Darwin Plumlee are to be our
auctioneers. Sandy Plumlee had put our event on Darwin’s
Pritt had prepared a materials list for the renovation of the stage
on the playground. He had then gotten an estimate on the materials
from Rexroad’s. The work will be done by volunteer labor and Jim
will coordinate the volunteer’s work. Denzil Wine will do the
projected a cost of $300 for each of the contributing parties—the
KAA, the Burnsville School Reunion Committee, and the Town of
President Tom Crutchfield will recruit servers for the banquet. He
and Sheri Brown will go the Braxton County High School to attempt
to recruit juniors from the Burnsville area as servers. Jim Pritt
thought that the amount of pay set aside for the servers was not
high enough. As a result, the Burnsville School Reunion will donate
$180 to be divided between the servers. It was suggested that the
KAA might get shirts from the Burnsville Public Library to give to
was some discussion of the Alumni Room. We want to have a greeter
in the room and also to have tours of the school. Deanna Stewart
showed us a sample picture rail and discussed furniture which has
already been purchased. The KAA made no change to the motion it
approved on January 16, 2011 authorizing Deanna to purchase the
furniture which she had described to us for the Alumni Room.
President Tom Crutchfield will attempt to get the orange and black
street signs which the Town of Burnsville is replacing.
Harvest Festival wants to add a flyer publicizing the festival to
our mailing. It was suggested instead that they be allowed to
display flyers at the Friday night cookout and at the Saturday
night banquet and a motion to that effect was approved. [M/ s Sheri
Brown/ Shirley Lloyd]
will cook the banquet? It is unlikely that the PTA will do the
cooking this year. Deanna Stewart will check with the PTA again and
then with the school cooks. As a third possibility—Plan C—KAA
President Tom Crutchfield suggested having Sid Robinson cater the
KAA approved a motion to have the same menu as last year:
Shirley Lloyd/ Carl Ray Blake]
meeting concluded with discussion of the following check list of 16
Margret Willey will attempt to book the Braxton County High School
band for the parade.
Margret Willey has gotten the list of area seniors.
KAA will pay Allen Strader, the school janitor, $150 for cleaning
Willey will purchase the food and supplies needed. It was suggested
that she price these items through the Wendling Company. Any extra
non-perishable supplies will be stored with our chairs and
Willey and Sheri Brown will mail the flyers and reservation forms
by April 15.
need to get flowers for the oldest alum of each sex.
committee of all of the past award winners present will select this
year’s award winners after the next meeting.
noted above, KAA President Tom Crutchfield and Sheri Brown will
recruit the servers.
Willey will recruit and schedule the workers for the
was reported that the sound system for the playground is O.
Brady will confirm that Jennings Dancy will be our song
Lloyd will play the piano.
program information needs to be compiled soon in order to have the
programs printed. Margret Willey will secure an estimate for
printing the programs from Lewis County Printing and Deanna Stewart
will secure another estimate from the FBLA chapter at the high
Willey will secure the permit to hang the banner from the highway
department before May 1
Alumni Sermon will be held at the Baptist Church. Darwin Plumlee,
whose wife Sandy is a member of the Class of 1961 (the 50-year
reunion class) will be asked to speak.
Willey will contact B. J. Mick to see how much Mick scholarship
money is available for this year.
date, time, and place for the next meeting were set: Sunday, March
13, 2011, 2:00 p. m., at the Burnsville School.
meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p. m.
and approved: Paul Peck, Recording Secretary of the KAA