Notes from the Director, Spring 2017
With every Spring comes the awakening of the WSAA. The Winter holidays are over, our major fundraising basket raffle is done, and we move into the fun days of summer.
The WSAA conducted a fundraiser this past winter, mailing letters to alumni in the WSAA database. I would like to again thank the donors who raised over $6,000. Our Winter newsletter listed some of the donors, the remaining donors are listed in the Spring newsletter. Donations are always accepted and can be done via mail or at the website.
Plans are in the making for a revamped Ice Cream Social with train rains provided by Frank Foti of the Lakeshore Live Steamers on September 30th at Penitentiary Glen in Kirtland. Details will be announced when the event is finalized, so save the date.
Applications are still being accepted for the Athletic Hall of Fame which will be held in August at Pine Ridge Country Club. We are waiting on the WHS Varsity Football Schedule to be posted to announce the date of the induction dinner. Past inductees will be provided with a complimentary ticket to the dinner. The application is located at our website.
The City of Wickliffe will be celebrating its Bicentennial on July 15th. A full day of festivities is planned at City Hall. Please look at the article by Dave Krych for further details. We hope to see you there.
Memory Lane has undergone some remodeling. Irvin Taylor, class of 1968, built additional bookcases to store more memorabilia. Thank you to Irvin. Our next project will be reorganizing the Achievement and Athletic Hall of Fame plaque display case at the high school between the gym and cafeteria.
To my classmates of 1972: We will celebrate our 45th reunion the weekend of That 70’s Reunion. Our class social will be held at Lino’s in Wickliffe on Friday, July 28th and conclude at Deeker’s Sidetracks in Mentor on Saturday night at 7 pm.
To the Class of 1967: you are having a reunion this year. It was mistakenly listed as the class of 1957 at the website. Our apologies.
We continue to look for new volunteers to help with planning and implementation of WSAA events. Please contact any board member for more information on how you can assist us. Our next board meeting will be held on September 12, 2017 in the High School Cafeteria.
Teri DiMattia Shine, Class of 1972
WSAA Executive Director & Historian