Minutes of the Kanawha Alumni Association
October 25, 2015 Meeting
Kanawha Alumni Association met on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at the
Burnsville Public Library. Members present were Dustin
Crutchfield, Tom Crutchfield, Shirley Lloyd, Paul Peck, Donna
Singleton and Margret Willey. KAA President Tom Crutchfield
called the meeting to order at 1:45 p.m.
Tom Crutchfield read the draft minutes of the September 20,
2015 meeting as a guide to conducting the old business for this
Singleton reported that the Alumni bulletin board will remain in
the cafeteria rather than being moved. She reported that the
updating of the website continues. Information concerning the
1988 and 1989 reunions have been posted on the website.
Crutchfield will again be in charge of recruiting the servers this
Crutchfield thinks that he and Donna Singleton will be able to
create a Facebook page for the KAA. We will use some items
from the website there and we will have a link to the
Singleton discussed the financial aid workshop that is held at
Braxton County High School in January of each year. She plans
to attend the 2016 workshop in order to publicize the KAA
scholarship program to students from the Burnsville area.
Donna told us that she and Deanna are now referring to the
Alumni Room in the school balcony as the Alumni Center.
Information concerning the Alumni Center project has been added to
the projects page on the website (
Another use for Facebook and the
website was discussed: Items that will be auctioned can be
shown and/or described on Facebook and the website. Minimum
bid amounts can also be designated. It was also suggested
that items to be auctioned might be displayed in the downstairs
hall before the business meeting. The KAA might also choose
to auction some of the items by "silent auction."
McPherson and his brother Jerry have completed the painting of the
Singleton reported that she and Deanna Stewart want to recreate the
Burnsville Taxi Stand on the stage this year. Margret Willey
took the broken shadow box from the Alumni Center to Carl Ray Blake
for repair. Deanna and Donna had cleaned the mold on items in
the Alumni Center; Donna reported that there had been no recurrence
of mold on the items.
closet where the KAA tables and flowers are kept has not yet been
worked on. Margret Willey told Donna Singleton to let her
know when Donna and Deanna want to work on it as she has a
Singleton showed us a cookbook prepared for the middle school as a
fundraiser. She had contact information for the company that
had prepared it. Dustin Crutchfield had an estimate from GSC
Print Shop for preparing cookbooks for us. It is likely that
each cookbook would be printed for less than $6.00
KAA discussed preparing a reunion quilt. It was noted that we
will need really good photographs if we are to make a quilt.
Shirley Lloyd described a quilt that one alum had made for his
KAA approved a motion to start future meetings at 1:30 p.m. [M/s
Margret Willey/Shirley Lloyd]. Our
next meeting will be held on November 22, 2015. Donna
Singleton asked us to think about the theme for this year's reunion
prior to that meeting.
Peck read an email from Debbie McPherson regarding servers and
serving needs. Paul had received this email in response to
the minutes from the September 20 meeting. Some discussion
followed. Dustin Crutchfield will try to borrow an
insulated cart from Glenville State College to put in the gym to
help keep food warm and to have more food available. He would
probably locate the cart behind the serving table. Dustin
will also work in the gymnasium this year. Both Tom
Crutchfield and Dustin Crutchfield think that 10 servers will be
enough this year.
Crutchfield said that the cooks would like to see guests come
through the serving line since they enjoy the interaction with many
of them. The KAA, however, still plans to seat all attendees
and serve them at the tables after they are seated. We will
also use Styrofoam plates again.
Lloyd reported that she had written one check in October for paint
for the stage. Shirley also reported that the KAA earned
$1.76 interest from one of its CDs. She did not have printed
copies of the Treasurer's Report with her. Paul Peck asked
her for a printed copy of the July report also. Shirley will
bring these copies to the next meeting.
KAA approved the minutes of the September 20 meeting with one
addition. [M/s Dustin Crutchfield/Donna Singleton]
The KAA approved a motion to
being the cookbook project by authorizing Donna Singleton to seek
recipes from former students at Burnsville School. [M/s Paul
The KAA received a thank card
from Shayne Heater for his 2015 $500 scholarship. He has
completed his air conditioning and refrigeration training and has
received his certificates in these areas.
Secretary Paul Peck asked about
the KAA's decision regarding Brandy Drake's scholarship. The
KAA decided not to take any action against Brandy in an attempt to
recover a refund of the $500 scholarship. As a result of this
situation, our procedures have been changed and scholarship
payments are not made directly to the schools on behalf of the
student. KAA President Tom Crutchfield characterized the
situation as a "live and learn" one.
The meeting was then
Recording Secretary of the Kanawha Alumni Association