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SAA All-Classes Luncheon & Class of '68 Reunion  Updates

 

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~Shortridge Alumni Association~

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The Construction at SHS is nearing completion; the SAA and Class of 1968 50-year Reunion itinerary is confirmed!
 
SEVERAL REASONS TO CELEBRATE: COME JOIN US! 


FRIDAY: AUGUST 17 (Class of '68 Meet 'n' Greet)
6:00-10:00 p.m. Marriott East Hotel, 7202 E. 21st Street (Cash Bar)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 (Combined SAA and Class of '68 Programs)
Business first:
11:00 a.m.The Shortridge Alumni Association (SAA) will conduct its annual business meeting and election of officers. We need to elect Board members for the following positions: 

2nd VP (Marketing & Development / Fundraising), Treasurer, Corresponding Financial Secretary, Recording Secretary and Members-at-Large: Representatives for Decades of the '50s, '80s, '2000s. 

If you would like to work with this all-volunteer Board, please send an email to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net, indicating your position of interest, no later than August 1, for your name to be placed on the ballot. Board positions are for a two-year term. All alumni are cordially invited to attend the business meeting; however, only currently paid members of the Alumni Association will be perrmitted to vote. Join the SAA ($50/annual) and become an active participant to help guide our efforts into the future. This is a FREE event!

12:15 p.m. Luncheon (Cafeteria) Advanced, pre-paid reservation REQUIRED. ($20 for current members of SAA; $25 for alumni non-members and guests) Click on the link for the luncheon registration form:
No payments accepted at the door. Deadline to register and pay: 8/13/18
Alumni Authors & Artists are welcome to bring your books to sell/sign. Artists are welcome to bring a few of your art pieces to display/sell -- must provide your own easels (Displays in the cafeteria only) .

1:30 p.m. Class of '68 50-year Reunion Program - Caleb Mills Aud.
* Opening: Alma Mater
* Memorial Recognition of c/o '68 Deceased Classmates
* Announcements, Souvenir Book & Silent Auction Sponsors and Supporters
1:45 p.m. Hall of Fame Inductees - presented by SAA
Ensign William Robinson Evans, Jr., Class of 1936*
H. Roll McLaughlin, Class of 1941*
Charles "Binkey" Brown, Class of 1954
Jeffery Cheung, Class of 1968
Steven Isenberg, MD, Class of 1968
Family and friends of the inductees are welcome to attend.
*Posthumous
2:15 p.m. Presentation of Shortridge 1968 by alumnus
Michael Edgar Myers, class of 1971, presentation, "1968: A Year Like No Other," and salute to members of the 1968 Blue Devils' basketball team's ISHAA Finals appearance.
2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and acknowledgements
3:00 p.m. School tours - SHS student scholars
4:00 p.m. Dismissal

6:00 p.m. - midnight SHS Class of '68 50-year Reunion Dinner/Dance
Marriott East Hotel, 7202 E. 21st Street, Indpls, IN 46219
$90/adult - Cash Bar
Send check payable to Shortridge 50th Reunion
c/o Harvey Middleton, Jr.
17831 Lake Carlton Drive
Lutz, FL 33558

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 (Class of 1968)
10:00 a.m. Farewell Brunch at the Marriott or create your own get together with classmates before leaving for home.

Michael Edgar Myers, c/o '71
Michael Edgar Myers
'68 Blue Devils
AS WE CELEBRATE THE YEAR 1968...

As mentioned previously in the itinerary for the All-Classes Reunion,  alumnus Michael Edgar Myers (Class of 1971) has contributed numerous stories of the 1968 Blue Devils as they nearly achieved Indiana high schools' basketball crowning glory -- State Basketball Champions! Read some of Michael's blog notes of that era:  https://wp.me/p9piiH-4h 

Thank you, Michael...as we celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Class of 1968 and the Hardwood Heroes of that year.
 SAA Board of Directors 
SAA Board of Directors 2017-2018:

Executive Board
Keith M. Rand - '70 - President
Bruce Bohlander - '75 - VP, Public Relations
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67- VP, Marketing & Development/Fundraising
Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff - '59 - Treasurer/President Emeritus
Teresa (Vertner) - Brown - '64 - Recording Secretary
Brenda Gibson - '72 - Corresponding/Financial Secretary
  
Members-at-Large (decade representatives)
*Open (Decade of the 30s)
*Open (Decade of the 40s)
Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - '58 (Decade of the 50s)
Margaret (Smith) Francis - '53 (Decade of the 50s)
Larnell Burks-Bagley - '63 - (Decade of the 60s)
Hubert Hopson - '65 (Decade of the 60s)
Jarnell (Burks) Craig '63 (Decade of the '60s)
Wanda Burks-Bell - (Decade of the '70s)
Joseph Matthews - '81 (Decade of the '80s)
Nigel Long - '13  (Decade of the 2000s)
**Tayjia Wright - '13 (Decade of the 2000s)

  
Board appointments:
Consultant/SHSAW Founder - Guy E. Russell - '59
Parliamentarian - Open
President Emeritus - Alfred Edyvean
  
SHS Administrators: Shane O'Day, principal

 

 

Thank you for your continued interest and support.
Sincerely,

Dee Duff

Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff
Treasurer & Editor, NewsBriefs
President Emeritus
Shortridge Alumni Association
 
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The Year...1968
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
SAA Memberships
Shortridge Yearbooks
Update Your Email
Upcoming Class Reunions
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  Click  here for membership flyer if you cannot sign on via PayPal.  Print. Complete, enclose your check, payable to SAA, and mail to: 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
Navigate the website. Self register at www.shortridgealumni.com.

Mission statement, association bylaws, available to view online. Check out the Activities tab. Or share your class information for a reunion.

 

Are you interested in ordering SPIRIT WEAR? T-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, etc. can now be ordered from information on the website. Create a special design for your class reunion. A percentage of your order will help support the Shortridge Alumni Association.

 

** View your Class Directory, complete your Profile, upload a photo,

** Pay Member Dues via PayPal. Paid membership required to surf the entire site.

** View back issues of NewsBriefs.

** Examine bios of SHS alumni who have been inducted into our Hall of Fame

SAA Memberships & Renewals
  
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP-- $50/YEAR 
 

HAS YOUR SAA MEMBERSHIP EXPIRED? PLEASE CHECK YOUR MEMBER CARD AND RENEW ACCORDINGLY,

Member dues are the life-blood of our alumni association. These timely annual payments help fund these and other projects:
*Student athletic programs and supplies unfunded by school budgets;
*Support student (scholar) special activities not fully supported by school budgets;
*Alumni special recognition programs; e.g. Hall of Fame; athletic awards, et al;
*Other special student-centric project requests from school administration;
*Annual fees for association business affairs; e.g. website maintenance, newsletter distribution agent; supplies, postage, etc.;
*Alumni association annual meetings and summer celebration activities.

Sign up TODAY! RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY. IF YOU DON'T REMEMBER WHEN YOUR MEMBERSHIP EXPIRES, SEND US AN EMAIL AT shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net 
 
FOR RENEWALS: Look at your membership card for the expiration date. If joining or renewing online, please include your class year; ladies please include your maiden name. Example: Dorothy (Jones) Smith, 19xx, email and USPS mailing address.  Alumni Association membership is required for full access to the website.
Fees :
  • One-year membership: $50 annual fee payable via PayPal or check
  • Five-year membership (General Members for Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund)  payable to Shortridge Alumni Association; mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 or pay online. 
  • For more membership information, visit our website: www.shortridgealumni.com or send email: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net 
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Shortridge Yearbooks

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Check out the digital library of yearbooks as catalogued by the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library. Most Shortridge yearbooks  from 1898 - 1968 are available for viewing at: http://digitallibrary.imcpl.org/shs.php

 

UPDATE YOUR EMAIL

Please help us keep our alumni databases up to date. If/when you update an email address, please let us know. Send email to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net.
 
UPCOMING CLASS REUNIONS

Class of 1958 : 60-year class reunion

Friday, September 21, 2018 
Informal get together with Broad Ripple and North Central alumni
7:00-10:00 p.m. White River Yacht Club
1400 E. 74th St.,
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Cash Bar & Light Food - $15/pp

Saturday, September 22, 2018
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Class of 1958 - Dinner & Cash Bar - $60/pp
Sheraton, Keystone at the Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

A block of rooms are being held at the Sheraton Hotel until August 23. 
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/60thHSRe
union 
Please respond with payment and current email address by August 1, 2018, to:
Lynn Bolles Boatman
8070 Heyward Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
lynnboatman@sbcglobal.net

Make checks payable to Shortridge 60th Reunion