NewsBriefs - September 2018
Photo: Courtesy of Karl Stoicheff, Class of 1952
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Greetings!
Greetings and welcome to our new newsletter layout designed to be more mobile phone and computer friendly and capable of "sharing" in this age of 21st Century technology. We highly encourage your comments and suggestions. And, by all means, please feel free to share our newsletter with other Shortridge alumni for their information and enjoyment.

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Class of '68 50-year Reunion Celebrations
August 17-19, 2018, was a weekend of celebration. The Class of 1968 welcomed more than 100 of their classmates and guests for a full weekend of activities to celebrate their 50-year reunion from a Friday evening Meet-n-Greet at a local hotel, Saturday visit, luncheon and tour at the school, and a special presentation by 1971 alumnus, Michael Edgar Myers, "1968: A Year Like No Other;" a dinner/dance at the hotel Saturday evening, and farewell brunch on Sunday. From all post-reunion reports, everyone had a GREAT time!

Visit the SHS Class of '68 Facebook Page for photos and below for some of the luncheon attendees and 1968 basketball team State Finalists.
SAA All-Classes Reunion/Luncheon and Hall of Fame
View the highlights celebrated 8/18/18 by the Shortridge Alumni Association's annual meeting and Board election, All-Classes Reunion Luncheon, and Hall of Fame induction of five new inductees, which was rescheduled from its customary June date. The combined celebrations, with the Class of 1968, brought slightly under 200 alumni and guests to the school for the luncheon and Hall of Fame recognition ceremony.

A huge "shout-out" to five alumni from the Class of 2013 along with six current scholars who helped serve as "greeters" and tour guides throughout the day.

Upcoming Events
HOMECOMING :
WHEN: Friday, September 14, 2018
WHERE: SHS Football field, 3401 N. Meridian Street
TIME: 7:00 P.M.
OPPONENT: HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
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The Booster Club will be grilling hamburgers before the game. Alumni, sign in at a designated table for half-time acknowledgement by the announcers. Come out and enjoy the game.

CLASS OF 1958: 60-YEAR REUNION

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

Saturday, September 22, 2018
5-10 p.m. (Cash Bar)
Class of '58 - Dinner - $60/pp
Sheraton, Keystone @ Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

RSVP: Lynne (Bolles) Boatman
8070 Heyward Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46250
lynnboatman@sbcglobal.net

Checks payable to: Shortridge 60th Reunion
ONGOING ACTIVITIES:
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE:
http://www.myips.org/shs OR www.ShortridgeHigh.org

Visit the website frequently for up-to-date information regarding school activities and special events.

Alumni are welcome to visit the school at any time during regular school hours.

Shane O'Day, Principal
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION:
Have you updated your email or mailiing address recently? Please send an email to let us know in order to keep our alumni databases up to date. Email: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net.
Include your name (maiden name for ladies) (when at SHS), current name (if different), Class Year, mailing address, email, and phone number (optional).
PRIVACY: The SAA does NOT share its alumni databases with any third-party requestor(s) except website Class Directory lists for Class Reunion Organizers for reunion events.
JOIN THE SHORTRIDGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (SAA):

HUNDREDS OF ALUMNI MEMBERSHIPS HAVE EXPIRED!
Our alumni members are the life blood of the SAA. If your member dues have expired, PLEASE, PLEASE RENEW. If you've never joined the SAA, PLEASE CONSIDER supporting our efforts to support alumni projects; e.g. Hall of Fame, annual luncheons, guest speakers, athletic spirit recognitions and projects for the student scholars; e.g. graduation reception, special off-campus trips, et al.
The SAA provides LEGACY scholarships EVERY year to deserving graduating scholars; we support activities around the school that are student centric for projects not funded by school budgets. We support athletic, arts, and academic projects. Member dues fund our operations expenses: website maintenance, newsletter distribution agent, postage, office supplies.
Click for the membership flyer OR log onto our website, www.shortridgealumni.com, click on the Dues/Donations tab and pay member dues via PayPal, credit card, OR check. Send checks payable to: SAA, c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
One Year Membership: $50.
Become a Legacy Scholarship sponsor - $500 and receive 5 years' membership.
If you don't remember when your membership expires, send an email to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net
HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Deadline for nominations for the Shortridge Hall of Fame (HoF) are open annually through December 31. Nominees must be graduates from Shortridge and five years since graduation. The nominator must provide the form along with a biography or resume of the HoF candidate and mail to SAA c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 or send via email to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net. Documentation must be received no later than 1/31.

SHORTRIDGE YEARBOOKS & DAILY ECHO - ONLINE:

Check out the NEW digital library of yearbooks and SHS Daily Echo added to the IPS Collection as catalogued by the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library. Most Shortridge yearbooks from 1898 are available for viewing at: www.digitalindy.org/cdm/ips
Recent Events
Class of '68 Basketball State Finalists
Class of '68 Luncheon Attendees
FIND MORE PICTURES & COMMENTS ON THE CLASS OF '68 FACEBOOK PAGE
SAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Effective 8/18/18

Executive Board:
Keith Rand - '70 - President
Bruce Bohlander - '75 - VP, Public Relations
Jarnell Burks-Craig - 63 - VP, Marketing & Development/Fundraising
Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff - '59 - Treasurer/President Emeritus
Patricia Russell-McCloud - '64 - Recording Secretary
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67 - 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)
Wanda Burks-Bell - '72 (Decade of the 70s)
Brenda (Peacock) Gibson - '72 (Decade of the 70s)
Joseph Matthews - '81 (Decade of the 80s)
Stefinie LaVertu - '13 (Decade of the 2000s)
Open - (Decade of the 2000s)

Board appointments:
Guy Russell - '59 - Consultant/SHSAW Founder
Al Edyvean - '68 - President Emeritus
Open - Parliamentarian
Shane O'Day - Principal - SHS Administration
Shortridge Alumni Association
c/o 5030 Guion Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254