of the November 29, 2010 meeting of the Kanawha Alumni
Kanawha Alumni Association met at the Burnsville Public Library at
7:00 p. m. on November 29 for a regular meeting.
in attendance were
President Tom Crutchfield
Crutchfield showed the group a portion of the restored Crutchfield
family home movies. These movies include many scenes from life in
Burnsville and activities and students at Burnsville School in the
late 1940’s and 50’s. It is anticipated that the movies will be
used as part of the “Old School—New School” themes for this year’s
minutes of the October 31, 2010 meeting were read and approved.
[M/s Paul Peck/ Margret Willey]
Treasurer reported balances to September 30, 2010.
checking account balance on September 30 was $9,545.98.
Peck reported that there had been no progress on submitting the IRS
990 report. He also reported that he had given Barbara Brown
Wilson’s address to Margret Willey. [Barbara had become an honorary
member by taking of the Alumni Oath at the Spring 2010 meeting.]
Paul noted that Barbara would have graduated with the class of 1957
if her family had remained in Burnsville.
President Tom Crutchfield reported that Billy Rose now doesn’t know
if his group will perform or not.
KAA had a lengthy discussion of the role of the “servers” for the
Banquet. The servers will carry trays for older guests, will get
refills for drinks, and will clear tables.
suggestion was made to hire rising seniors from Braxton County High
School as servers. A motion was approved to hire six servers and to
pay them $20.00 each. [Shirley Lloyd/ Sherri Brown]
Willey will send a thank you card to Bill McKnight.
Brown reported on the idea of sending a Christmas greeting card to
KAA members. Shila, the Burnsville Postmaster, needs at least two
weeks to order cards. The cards would then need to be labeled.
Sherri said that in order to do a Christmas mailing, we would need
to order the cards by November 1. The KAA will revisit this idea
next year. Carl Ray Blake suggested that we might consider sending
a card to members after the holiday season. A suggestion was made
that we might have the cards preprinted. The printer in Weston who
has been preparing our Alumni Program bulletins was suggested as a
possibility for this work.
KAA decided that we want to have an auction as part of our alumni
meeting this year.
Lloyd will talk to Carol Dean regarding the use of the community
building when Carol’s reunion class is not using it.
Ray and Esther Blake will invite Mr. Hoskins, the new principal of
Burnsville School, to attend our next meeting. It was suggested
that the KAA invite him to become an honorary member.
KAA deferred a decision on the love seat and computer desk which
Russell McClain has offered to donate for the alumni room until
consultation with Deanna Stewart.
Willey reported that the KAA will settle our storage bill with Roy
McDougal when all of our “stuff” is out. We still have three totes
and five filing cabinets in storage.
President Tom Crutchfield reported on a meeting of the Harvest
Festival Committee. Different groups have different ideas
concerning what needs to be done for the stage. The KAA still wants
to receive an estimate from Darrell Brown for the remodeling which
had originally been proposed. The group discussed the key to the
electric box which Margret had loaned to Pam Wine before the
Harvest Festival. Sherri Brown suggested that KAA President Tom
Crutchfield ask for our key at a future meeting of the Harvest
Festival Committee; he agreed to do so.
Ray Blake reported on a cart for hauling chairs and a rack for
storing chairs which he has built. [Margret Willey had reported on
this project at the September 26 meeting.]
cart will enable the KAA to use the newly installed school elevator
in moving its chairs and tables. The materials for the construction
cost $245.35; Carl Ray donated his labor. The KAA approved a motion
to reimburse Carl Ray Blake $245.35 for his expenses in
constructing the cart and rack. [M/s Sherri Brown /Paul
Ray then reported that he and Esther had made seven pictures for
Burnsville High School classes which had not previously had class
pictures and had made repairs to some others—the classes of 1915,
1922, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1932, 935, 1936, 1937, and 1938 were
mentioned. He also reminded the KAA that Elizabeth McLaughlin
Stewart had donated a picture of her mother’s graduating class to
the KAA which she wants to be displayed in the Alumni Room.
is continuing on preparing a list of all Braxton County High School
graduates from the Burnsville area.
next meeting of the KAA was scheduled for 2:00 p. m., Sunday,
January 16, 2011, at the Burnsville Public Library.
meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p. m.
Secretary of the KAA