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Nov. 21, 2009 HHAAI Meeting Minute Highlights

Posted by hilliardhighalumniassocinc on November 27, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Minutes of the Hilliard High Alumni Association, Inc Board Meeting


The Board Meeting was called to order by the President at 10:05am. Prayer was given by Louis Ray, the Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Mildred Allen, the Hilliard High School Song was lead by Dorothy Walton, the Bay City High School Song was lead by Devora Hebert and Carolyn Sue Flagg, and the “thought for the day” was given by Dorothy Walton: “People don’t care how much you know, but they know how much you care. Each Board member had the opportunity to express their thoughts regarding this statement. A special prayer was done in silence in memory of our beloved Hilliardites who have died since our last meeting.


The minutes were omitted due to the absence of the Secretary. The Treasurer’s report was presented by Louis Ray.


On Friday, November 20, there was a community fund raising activity for Kathern Wilkerson Cathey due to health reasons. The Association donated the use of our facility to sell fish dinners. Mrs. Cathey is a member of the Class of 1975 and the daughter of one of our own. Our community has been commended for such a caring act of kindness.


Committee reports were presented next.

The Building Improvement/Repairs report was given by Louis Ray. The building is in need of roof replacement on the north side of the house. A bid was accepted by the Board to repair the roof as soon as possible.


Project Thanksgiving Baskets was presented by Devora Hebert and Eva Marende. There are five families we will donate the baskets to by Monday, November 23.


Hanging of the Green /Christmas Party, chaired by JJ Woods, will be held on December 12, at 6pm. A donation of $10.00 is being requested since this is a fund raising activity. The dress will be semi-formal. Door prizes will be given and good food will be served. The services of Ms. Francis Dale as “DJ” for the evening was secured by Mrs. Woods as her donation to the Association. Ms. Woods also presented the Association money donated by her co-workers to purchase turkeys for the food baskets. 


The All Classes Reunion/Convention chairperson, Dora Duncan, reported on the location of a facility to have the banquet/dance on Saturday night, July 3, 2010. It will be held at the Best Western Hotel again. The picnic will be held in Ashwood at the Ashwood Palm Retreat at no charge to the Association. This property is owned by Willie Rollins, a graduate of Hilliard High School. Some of the attractions are: ping pong, volleyball courts, basketball courts, a golf driving range, a kitchen and BBQ pits.


A letter was read from BJ Brown, the daughter of Bobby Joe Brown, offering her continued service to maintain the web site for the Association. This web site was designed by her and has added sophistication to the Association. A motion to secure at least two more persons who would like to bid for the position of webmaster was made. Dora Duncan volunteered to solicit for interested persons. A finalization of this will take place at the next meeting.


The next meeting will be held on December 12, at 10am. The meeting was adjourned with prayer and a delicious meal (prepared by Annie Bratcher) was enjoyed by all.

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