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Minutes of the Hilliard High Alumni Association, Inc Board Meeting
The Board Meeting was called to order by the President at 10:15am. Prayer was given by Ronnie D. Reeves, the Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Donnye Stone, the Hilliard High School Song was lead by Dora Duncan, the Bay City High School Song was lead by Bobby Brown, and the “thought for the day” was given by Eugene Johnson: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. God gave because He loves us.” Then his questions to us were: “What do we have to give?’ and ‘When we do give, are we doing it expecting something back?” Each Board member had the opportunity to express his or her thoughts regarding this thought. A special prayer was done (in silence) in memory of our beloved Hilliardites who have died since our last meeting. J.J. Woods requested a special prayer for Martha Brown on the passing of her mother.
The minutes were read by Lois Armelin. Two changes were made to the minutes concerning the amount of the bid for the roof repair and the webpage designer. The minutes were accepted.
The Treasurer’s report was not given at the request of Louis Ray, Treasurer, because no bank statement was received prior to the meeting.
The Building Improvement/Repairs were originally scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2009, but could be postponed due to bad weather conditions.
Devora Hebert and Eva Marende gave an update in regards to our Thanksgiving Baskets Project. Five families were given the baskets and there was money donated to purchase additional supplies to be added to the baskets.
Hanging of the Green /Christmas Party, chaired by JJ Woods, was reported to be on schedule for the evening of December 12, 2009.
The All Classes Reunion/Convention chairperson, Dora Duncan, presented a draft of the upcoming convention for review. She also reported that Best Western Hotel has been secured as the location of the banquet/dance on Saturday night, July 3, 2010. The picnic will be held in Ashwood at the Ashwood Palm Retreat on Friday, July 2, 2010. Further information regarding the convention was presented and tabled until the next monthly meeting for discussion.
The 2009 Christmas Basket will be given to one family during the week of Christmas.
Vice President Bobby Brown reported that the membership drive efforts were on schedule. The webpage will include membership information as well as hardcopy letters sent to potential members. VP Brown also suggested ways the webpage could be used to generate funds for the association.
The board members elected to have Ms B. J. Brown continue to maintain the web site for the Association.
Ronnie Reeves opened discussion regarding a concrete Panther that will be donated to the Association from his class to be placed in front of the alumni building.
VP Brown opened discussion on requesting donations from companies that have a matching donation policy. One such request has been placed with his company.
The next meeting will be held on January 16, 2010, at 10am. The meeting was adjourned with prayer.