We have used a Bob Dylan’s song title a few times over the years in articles written for our Alumni Record, but it truly fits right now, “The Times They Are A-Changin’”. As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the Class of 1972, there has been some speculation on what is going to happen to our reunions and the association after we celebrate the Class of 72’ reunion. It has always been the association’s intent that we would hold a 50th reunion for all of our graduating classes. We will have accomplished that goal next year. We have been incredibly fortunate over the years to have had so much interest in our annual reunions, participation at the Saturday morning business meetings, alumni stepping up to serve on the Board, and volunteers to keep our association running. We continue to produce and mail out close to 1550 Alumni Records. It’s been amazing that a school that closed its doors almost fifty years ago continues to hold annual reunions and has such an active alumni association. But now what? Where do we go from here? Most would say, we are at a crossroad.
To help us look at all the options available to us in this discussion, the Board of Directors would really appreciate your feedback. What direction do you see the alumni association heading over the next five or so years? There has already been much discussion on this topic. Some of the ideas that have been presented revolve around the format of the reunion weekend, the need to hold annual business meetings, the size of the Board of Directors, our mailings, and the list goes on. Collectively, we need to look at all of our options, and chart a course for our future.
So, here’s the deal. Give this some thought, and if you have a suggestion, please let us know in the form below!
At the Saturday morning business meeting during this year’s reunion (October 14th through the 17th), this will be the featured topic of the meeting. If you can, this would be a very important meeting to attend.
The task in front of us is a lot like Estate Planning. No one really wants to do it, but for all the right reasons, it has to get done.
Thanks for all your help. Greenbrier Forever.
Bill Allfather, President
Mike Ruth, Vice-President
Perry Woodside, Treasurer
Bob Boles, Secretary
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