of the Kanawha Alumni Association
14, 2016 Meeting
Kanawha Alumni Association (KAA) met at the Burnsville Public
Library. The members present were Sharon Brady, Lamona
Casto, Dustin Crutchfield, Tom Crutchfield, Shirley Lloyd,
Butch McPherson, Paul Peck, Donna Singleton, Deanna Stewart,
and Margret Willey.
President Tom Crutchfield called the meeting to order at 1:42
President Tom Crutchfield read the draft minutes of the January 17,
2016 meeting as a guide for conducting old business.
Singleton reported that 171 recipes have been collected; she still
hopes to get 200 recipes before the cookbook is published.
Our order must be in by February 28 for use of the discount
coupon. Donna will continue to collect recipes this
week. She noted that we can do all the order online; the KAA
will benefit from an 85 cent coupon per book plus a discount for
typing in recipes. Donna is also typing a history of the
Alumni Association to put in the cookbook and she will recognize
the school cooks.
KAA discussed having a special postmark. We reviewed the one
that we had used before. Margret Willey had a copy of the
letter that we submitted to the Postmaster the previous time.
She gave this to Donna Singleton to use as a model this year.
The KAA can sell postmarked envelopes for 62 cents; the KAA will
keep the previous design and change dates. Deanna Stewart and
Donna will proceed with the postmark project.
Peck and Dustin Crutchfield reported on application to Calhoun
Banks for a scholarship donation. A letter incorporating
changes that Royce Steele had shared with Donna Singleton had been
sent via email to Royce Steele with Paul Peck "signing" for the
KAA. No response had been received.
KAA discussed request for knickknacks for giveaways.
Peck had sent a letter to Eva Brown Hinkle thanking her for her
painting of Dolly Sods that the KAA had auctioned last year.
He acknowledged the assistance of Lamona Casto who had confirmed
the painting's theme with her sister Hilda.
Singleton had spoken to the new Braxton County High School (BCHS)
band director concerning participating and expectations for the KAA
parade. The BCHS band should participate. Since the
KAA's January 17 meeting, Butch McPherson and Donna met to discuss
the parade; he shared information with her from his previous work
as KAA parade organizer and he will help Donna as needed this
Singleton had called last year's DJ. He was already booked
for May 28 but he gave Donna the name of another DJ, Don
Niles. After speaking with Don Niles and then some other KAA
officers, Donna sent Don Niles a contract for $300 plus a meal for
being the KAA DJ on the evening of May 28. The KAA officially
approved this arrangement. [M/s Butch McPherson/Sharon
Singleton and Deanna Stewart gave an update on their efforts to
teach Burnsville School students about the history of their
school. They think that Tammy Brown's first grade class will
win prizes as the most knowledgeable class.
was noted that the next meeting will be Sunday, March 20,
minutes of the January 17, 2016 meeting were approved with four
corrections. [M/s Paul Peck/Dustin Crutchfield]
Lloyd gave the Treasurer's report. During January, our
starting balance in the checking account was $572.27; the KAA
received $2.52 interest and spent $5.15 for electric service at the
stage. The Treasurer's Report was accepted. [M/s Margret
Crutchfield suggested some possible themes for this year's Alumni
Day based upon hymns or poetry.
Stewart talked about stage decorations.
Dustin Crutchfield has the KAA
Facebook page up and running. The Facebook page has a link to our
webpage and currently has about 15 followers. Dustin also
told us that his mother had quilted an orange and black quilt that
is being donated to the KAA. The KAA will raffle the
After discussion, the KAA will
request blocking both sides of Route 5 during the parade. The
parade will start at 11:00 a.m.
The Alumni Room will be open from
4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the 28th.
The KAA will need signs on easels
to show where things are in the school.
Donna Singleton made a suggestion
concerning the name tags.
Butch McPherson will speak with
Mayor Paul Bragg about using Town's sound system.
meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p. m. [M/s Deanna Stewart/ Butch
Recording Secretary of the Kanawha Alumni Association