of the Kanawha Alumni Association
September 20, 2015 Meeting
September 20, 2015 meeting of the Kanawha Alumni Association
was called to order by KAA Vice President, Donna Singleton at
3:40 p.m. in the Burnsville Public Library. The
members present were Dustin Crutchfield, Shirley Lloyd, Paul
Peck, Donna Singleton, Deanna Stewart, and Margret Willey.
The KAA reviewed the draft
minutes of the June 21, 2015 meeting.
It was reported that the
Burnsville School Principal is in favor of having an alumni
Secretary Paul Peck reported that
Brandy Drake had received the KAA's letter and that she is working
The KAA discussed issues with
seating attendees. We will note on replies to the invitation
where attendees will eat.
Stewart suggested that the KAA rent tables from Lambert's Winery,
making our reservation for the tables early in 2016.
The bulletin board is being moved
into the hallway where students line up to go to the bathroom; a
new bulletin board will be prepared each month.
KAA may refer readers to the KAA website for a complete list of the
attendees at the annual banquet.
Singleton noted that there will be links on the website for
The KAA discussed other issues
from last May's banquet including items we ran out of. We may
need to buy more cups this year.
Singleton will talk with Braxton County High School seniors from
the Burnsville area earlier than in previous years--perhaps in
January--with applications being made available to them by March
the KAA develops new projects, Donna Singleton plans to put links
to information about them on the website. Such information is
already available concerning the stage; the first one she plans to
develop is for the Alumni Room.
The minutes of the June 21, 2015
meeting of the KAA were approved with a correction to the
footer. [M/s Dustin Crutchfield/Paul Peck]
Boody Talbott gave Deanna Stewart
three or four yearbooks from the period when Boody worked at the
school. Deanna will put these on display. Deanna
reported that one shadow box fell off the wall in the Alumni
Room and needs repaired. She also reported that there had
been mold on some jackets in the Alumni Room and on seats in the
auditorium. It is believed that this may have been due to air
conditioning and the exceptionally wet weather in June.
Deanna will clean the jackets.
Deanna Stewart wants the KAA to
put a minimum starting bid on each artistic item donated by Sandy
Conrad for the KAA auction.
The KAA has an old empty cabinet
in our closet. The closet will be reorganized.
Margret Willey suggested that the
KAA prepare a cook book of Alumni recipes as a fundraiser. We
might collect recipes on the website. Dustin Crutchfield will
price preparation costs at the GSC print shop.
It was also suggested that the
KAA might put pictures of alumni reunion classes on a quilt that
could be auctioned or raffled.
Treasurer Shirley Lloyd gave the
treasurer's report which the KAA approved. The KAA checking
account balance on August 31, 2015 was $816.10 after payment of
scholarships. The KAA Endowment fund balance on August 31,
2015 was $8,442.00. [M/s Paul Peck/Margret Willey] Shirley
expressed concern about the late starting time for this meeting and
expressed her preference for an earlier starting time for the
KAA's regularly scheduled meetings.
Since the Burnsville Baptist
Church is having a dedication of their new church on October 18
when the next KAA meeting is scheduled, the KAA changed the meeting
date and starting time for our next meeting to 1:30 p.m. on October
25, 2015. [M/s Paul Peck/Dustin Crutchfield] The KAA also
agreed to change the starting time of regularly scheduled meetings
from 2:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Donna Singleton will change the
starting times on the website.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:46
p.m. [M/s Deanna Stewart/Dustin Crutchfield]
Paul Peck, Secretary
Recording Secretary of the
Kanawha Alumni Association