of the Kanawha
May 3, 2015 Meeting
meeting of the Kanawha Alumni Association was called to order
by KAA President Tom Crutchfield at 2:05 p.m. in the
Burnsville Public Library. The members present were Sharon Brady,
Paul Bragg, Tammy Brown, Tom Crutchfield, Lamona Casto, Shirley
Lloyd, Butch McPherson, Paul Peck, Deanna Stewart, and Margret
Lloyd read a thank you card from the Burnsville Public
KAA reviewed the draft minutes of the April 19, 2015 meeting as an
outline for discussing continuing business.
Crutchfield will take care of posting a warning of the gap hazard
in the gymnasium.
McPherson reported that the stage door had been
secretary still needs to prepare a letter to Brandy
Crutchfield updated information on the servers: Chandler
Herron and Nicole Helmick have been added to the servers, while
Cassie Drake has been removed. There are now 10
servers. Tom Crutchfield will get t-shirt sizes for the
servers. Deanna Stewart will prepare permission slips for the
parents of the servers to complete.
KAA will not use vases on the tables for decorations; streamers
will be used instead.
2014-2015 Necrology was reviewed; Margret had found several birth
and death dates. The graduation year is needed for each of
the following: Madge Strader Brown, Crystal Dean, Rebecca
Pardue, Paul Skinner, and Shirley Ernest Steele.
Peck e-mailed David Parmer an invitation for David and his wife,
Barbara Jeffries Parmer, to be the KAA 2015 Parade Marshals.
was more discussion of what to do concerning tables and chairs; the
KAA will decide after seeing reservation totals.
Crutchfield has secured one easel already.
Lloyd reported that Dixie Graff will be our auctioneer; he may get
Darwin Plumlee to assist.
Willey will confirm schedule of workers for the check-in
Willey took the names of seniors to Barbara Godwin for
consideration for the Godwin Scholarship.
Casto will be added to signatories for the safe deposit box [M/s
Margret Willey/Butch McPherson]
KAA then reviewed the to-do list.
Crutchfield will see that the mowing is done.
Crutchfield and Lamona Casto have selected the Bruin Award
past recipients have selected the alumni of the year award
McPherson has contacted the new BCHS band director, Brittney Lott,
and she knows our expectations for the band. He will also
contact any veterans who want to march in the parade.
Peck read the following message from Dustin Crutchfield:
Peck: I won't be able to attend this Sunday's meeting. If you
will be there and wouldn't mind, please share my update with the
meeting notices were sent to the local papers
giving it some thought, we might want to see if the school cooks
are ok with us using their cafeteria trays
for the upstairs dinner. I
think they may be more stable than the foam ones as we try to hand
them to who
are already seated
sister Cortney will again be volunteering to wash dishes
me know if anything comes up at the meeting that I may need to work
KAA discussed Dustin's suggestion regarding trays. It was
suggested that we might use stainless steel carts to move the
trays. Paul Peck was to ask Dustin if Cortney is willing to
wash trays as this may take a long time.
Crutchfield will ask for nominations for officers from the floor
during the meeting.
discussed signs and easels. He will place one informational
sign at the alcove entrance. Deanna Stewart asked what kind
of signs. Tom was planning and suggested that Donna Singleton
make them or design them if were getting them from WalMart.
was additional discussion of tables and chairs, specifically
concerning what could be done with the bench tables in the
cafeteria and with attempts made to remember what we had done with
them last year. Tammy Brown and Deanna Stewart went to the
cafeteria to check on the tables.
Crutchfield will dismiss alumni from the auditorium by years of
graduation, with the oldest alumni leaving first.
Willey is to ask Alan Strader about air conditioning
The following slate of nominees
Secretary: Margret Willey
Secretary: Paul Peck
Treasurer: Lamona Casto
McPherson did not wish to serve again as Vice President.
Dustin Crutchfield was suggested as a candidate for Vice
President. Butch McPherson and Paul Peck will ask him if he
is willing to be nominated.
The KAA approved a motion to approve the minutes of the
April 19, 2015 meeting as corrected. [M/s Shirley Lloyd/Margret
Shirley Lloyd suggested that the KAA sell drinks at the
dance. It was decided that the KAA will assemble drinks,
including tea left over from the banquet, but we will not sell the
Margret Willey reviewed the program.
Paul Peck reported that Michael Morrison had requested that
the KAA give some recognition to the career of Alfred McCauley, BHS
Class of 1932. Paul had reported information on Alfred McCauley to
the KAA at its May 4, 2014 meeting but no recognition of Alfred's
achievements had been made at the 2014 meeting.
Butch McPherson said that the KAA should put our advertising
in newspapers every week until the banquet. Paul Peck is to
tell Dustin Crutchfield that we want to do so.
Margret Willey will again get the permit from the West
Virginia Department of Transportation to hang the welcoming
banner. Ronnie Drake and Dave Carson will again be in charge
of placing flags along the parade route.
Butch McPherson discussed participation of veterans in the
parade: there are 11 active members of the VFW post; only
three regularly attend meetings. The VFW members keep the
post going in order to permit the Ladies Auxiliary--which as
several active members--to retain its charter.
After returning from the cafeteria, Deanna Stewart and Tammy
Brown reported that we will not be able to fold up the bench
seating at the cafeteria tables in order to place chairs at the
tables for easier seating.
The KAA approved giving donation to Sandy Conrad for $100
for ink cartridges. [M/s Lamona Casto/Sharon Brady]
Those in attendance were reminded that the next regular
meeting of the Kanawha Alumni Association was scheduled for May 17,
The meeting was adjourned at 3:25 p.m. [M/s Lamona
Read and approved:
Recording Secretary of the Kanawha Alumni Association