of the June 7, 2009 Meeting of the Kanawha Alumni
meeting of the Kanawha Alumni Association was called to order by
Association President David Parmer at 2:00 p. m. at the Burnsville
in attendance were
minutes of the May 16, 2009 meeting were read and approved as
Margret Willey/ Shirley Lloyd]
Lloyd gave a Treasurer’s report from the check book and from notes.
There was no printed copy for the Secretary. The balance in the
checking account at the end of April had been $10,332.92. The
balance on June 7, 2009 at the time of the report was $10,471.73.
She reported balances on two CD’s at United Bank as $1,718.56 and
$1,500.00. She also reported balances on two CD’s at City National
Bank as $1,000.00 and $6,250.43. The Endowment Fund balance was
$2,355.00. The Treasurer’s report was approved. [M/s Margret
Willey/ Jean Stout]
Ramsey had sent a suggestion that we rent the Community Building
for all day for the next Alumni Day. Classes wishing to use it in
the morning and afternoon could “sublet” it from the KAA and the
KAA could use it for round dancing next year as they had this.
There was some discussion of pros and cons of this but no action
Parmer reminded us that Larry Wine had said that he did not want to
serve as Vice President for 2009-2010 term (although he had said
that he would help.) However, the KAA in plenary session had
reelected the existing slate of officers. We need to determine
whether he will serve and, if not, select a replacement. Next year,
the officers should have a full slate of nominees to present to the
plenary session with, as always, an opportunity for nominations
from the floor. Paul Peck will contact Larry Wine to see if he will
was reported that several attendees had expressed regret or concern
that no auction was held this year. Darwin Plumlee had not been
notified; he and his wife, Sandy Mayse Plumlee, had brought a
special item for the auction and Sandy had expressed her
disappointment that no auction was held. After discussion, the KAA
still believes that the right decision was made for this year but
will make every effort to have an auction next year even if the
auditorium is not available to us.
Stout reported that at least two alumni had made extra donations on
Friday night at the Burnsville School Reunion thinking that these
funds were going to the KAA. Some clarification on this point might
be made in next year’s mailing.
concern was that the name tags had not stuck to the clothing of the
attendees. Options were discussed. David Parmer will check on the
cost of buying lanyards in bulk. It was suggested that it might be
possible to get an orange and black ribbon to attach the lanyards
complaints had been heard about the menu for the banquet. There was
some discussion of perhaps adding either salad or cole slaw.
Shirley Lloyd initiated a discussion of the electric service at the
playground stage. Margret Willey will ask both the committee for
the Burnsville School Reunion (aka “Friday Night Event”) and the
Town of Burnsville to see if either or both might be willing to
share in paying the costs for this service.
was reported that it may not be necessary to remove the large
trophy case from the school building during the renovation. The
contractors may be able to move it up or down the hall in order to
work around it. However, Kim Dennison, the school principal, wants
the standard glass in the case replaced with plexi-glass for safety
purposes. There is also interest in putting some kind of support
under the case. A new key pad is also needed. David Parmer
suggested that we might wish to contact a cabinet maker for this
work. Jean Stout said that Roger Hall had suggested that we contact
Mike McCoy. Paul Peck will speak with Mike McCoy to see if he is
interested in working on this project.
Peck reported that the Burnsville United Methodist Women were not
going to serve refreshments during next year’s parade. They didn’t
think that enough parade attendees had gotten refreshments to make
it a worthwhile service project. The attendance at the Continental
breakfast which they had prepared before the Alumni Sermon was also
sparse and they had gone on record to not prepare another one if
the Burnsville United Methodist Church. It was noted that their
Continental breakfasts for the past two years had a much more
extensive menu than is usually associated with a Continental
breakfast. David Parmer suggested that the KAA might wish to make a
donation to the host church if the Continental breakfast was
something which the KAA wished to be a part of the Alumni Sermon
morning. A motion was approved that the KAA make a donation to the
host church if a continental breakfast was served before the Alumni
Sermon. [M/s Barbara Parmer/ Shirley Lloyd] Treasurer Shirley Lloyd
wrote a $50.00 check to the Burnsville Methodist Church as a
donation for this year’s Continental breakfast; she gave it to Paul
Peck to deliver.
was noted that we should start securing a pastor for the Alumni
Sermon early next year and that every effort should be made to have
a pastor who was a graduate of Burnsville High School. Paul Peck
observed that those who didn’t attend this year’s message missed a
noted that the Journal of the Braxton County Historical Society had
some names of alumni who had died in the past year which were not
in the program booklet.
was noted that the program booklet had received many favorable
next meeting was scheduled for Sunday, February 14, 2010, the
second Sunday in February next, at 2:00 p. m. at either the
Burnsville School cafeteria or the Burnsville Public Library to
begin planning for the 2010 Alumni weekend.
meeting adjourned at 3:15 p. m.
Read and approved:
Paul Peck, Secretary