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NewsBriefs - 06/2011

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Time for summer family fun!  

Alumni Association Annual Meeting - Hall of Fame Inductees Named

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011, 1:30 P.M.  - SMHS - School Cafeteria


The annual meeting of the Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2011, 1:30 p.m. Only those currently paid members of the alumni association will be eligible to vote on business matters or for the election of officers to lead the SAA the next two years. Those positions include: President. Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and any of the Decade Representatives - 1930's - 1980's. We hope you will attend this very important business meeting of the SAA, especially Indy locals.


Interested individuals who wish to run for any of these positions for the board -- executive branch or Members-at-Large -- should contact the  slating committee chair, Al Edyvean, at or via the alumni association email: The meeting is open to the entire alumni base. New or renewal memberships will be processed up to June 20, 2011, in order to ensure eligibility to run or vote during this election. All board members must be a paid member of the alumni association, in accordance with our by-laws. Nominations for all of the offices will be accepted from the floor.


Post cards were recently mailed to all alumni who are currently or former members of the Shortridge Alumni Association to attend the annual meeting. Reminder: Annual dues ($35) may be paid by check payable to: Shortridge Alumni Association, c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 or online via  PayPal on the website:

Other business:

  * Amendments to the by-laws governing Article 6, Section 4 - Voting and Procedures. Quorum 

Also, Article 6: Board of Directors, Section 8: Removal of a board member: new language. (see the entire by-laws online at 




2012 Hall of Fame Nominations 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Shortridge Hall of Fame. Visit the website for the nomination form or send an email to: Deadline for nominations: December 1 annually. Criteria for nomination:

* At least five (5) years since graduation

* Special achievements of the nominee in his/her area of specialization

* Awards or honors and recognition on a local, regional, national or international level

* Community service

* Meritorious contributions


News from the Shortridge Athletic Department - 2011



Although school is out for the summer, Stephen Papesh, vice principal / Athletic Director, works extremely hard all year and continues his fundraising efforts on behalf of the various athletic programs currently underway at Shortridge. School starts in August -- it will be here soon.


The athletic department receives NO funds from IPS or the school for equipment, new or replacement uniforms, safety gear, etc.  Most of the student athletes' families do not have the financial resources to purchase sport-specific shoes or team shirts traditionally provided by individual families.


 Annual Expenses: Approximately $20,000-$30,000



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 Timothy McDonald - 1971

Thomas E. Reilly - 1957

Delcina "Ann" Kern Cassella - 1945


Any amount of financial support is sincerely appreciated in order to help offset these expenses. Make your check payable to: Shortridge Magnet H.S. and mail to Mr. Papesh, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208, or call Mr. Papesh with questions: 317-226-2842.


NOTE; Be sure to read next month's NewsBriefs for up-to-date info from the Athletic Department for upcoming schedule of late summer and early fall athletic events.


Founding Members Legacy Guild 

Will you be listed among those as a "Founding Member?" Donations for the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund are welcome in any amount at any time; however, Founding Members Legacy Guild  continues only until December 31, 2012, prior to the first graduating class in 2013. Founding Members' participation requires a minimum $500 or greater donation to the scholarship fund.

This also may be a way to honor a Shortridge graduate family member posthumously.

Please make your check payable to: Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund (Founding Members Guild on the memo line); mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
Join our growing list of Founding Members: (as of 06/06/2011)

Dr. Beurt SerVaas, 1937
Dr. Robert W. Harger, 1938
Martha "Marta" (Cantwell) Meeker, 1939 
Ann (Cantwell) Penrose, 1941
Ann (Kern) Cassella, 1945
Dr. Raymond Martin Johnson, 1950
John D. Peterson, 1951
Nancy (Browning) Peterson, 1951
Lynn (Bolles) Boatman,1958
William M. Boatman, 1958
Robert H. Butler, 1958
Paula (Distelhorst) Eidel, 1958
Linda (Henderson) Gassett, 1958*
Kaaren O. (Burke) Rodman, 1959
Rufus "Bud" Myers, 1960*
Fletcher Wiley, 1960
Judith K. (Mendenhall) Shiffler, 1962
William A. Lawrence, 1965
Jon Nygaard, 1966
Dr. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., 1970
Timothy T. McDowell, II, 1971
Mary Ann (Bruce) Denton, 1972
Carol (Morgan) Gog, 1973

*Newest members
SAA Memberships & Renewals -- Membership Renewal Reminder

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! For those who have joined and/or renewed membership recently. Remember, your membership dues provide the operating funds for the alumni association. Please renew membership or join today. Check your member card for the expiration date. Paid member dues are required for full access to the website and to vote at the upcoming SAA Annual Meeting.
  • One-year Membership: $35 annual fee
  • Five-year membership (Founding Member's Legacy Guild) (see Feature Article)
  • Make your check payable to: Shortridge Alumni Association; mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254, or pay your dues online at our website via PayPal option.

    For more membership information, visit our website: or send email:

IT'S NOT TOO LATE--BUT YOU'D BETTER HURRY! The Class of 1961 reunion organizers are busy finalizing plans to celebrate their 50-year reunion June 24-26, 2011, along with the Shortridge Choir Reunion. Contact co-chairs Doug Perry or Judith (Gerdts) Ripley for more information and costs. For more Choir Reunion information send email to: or find them on Facebook.

 The Class of 1966 is planning their 45-year reunion August 12, 13, 14, 2011, and invite any members of the classes of 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, and 1968 who would like to attend. According to Sandy Read Reiberg, following are the tentative plans:
Friday, August 12, 6-8p -- Meet-'n'-Greet gathering at Shortridge - tour the building;
8:30 - 11:30 - Reception (Location to be determined), Cash bar
Saturday, August 13, 6:30 - 11:30 -- Dinner/dance (Location to be determined). Cost: $45
Sunday, August 14 -- Details pending
For more information and if you wish to help with arrangements, contact Sandy (Read) Reiberg ('66), or by phone: 317.283.8441.
CLASS OF 1973 - JUNE 24, 2011 - SAVE THE DATE


An informal cocktail party is being planned for members of the Class of 1973 for Friday evening, June 24, 2011, at the home of Jamie Gibbs, 120 W. 73rd St., Indianapolis.


Class members interested in attending are urged to provide names, addresses, and other contact information to Carol (Morgan) Gog,


Also, in accordance with our Information Privacy Policy, our alumni database information is NOT shared with any third-party entity except to reunion committees for class celebrations. The database is not available at anytime unless approved for entire database mailings for all-classes events or mass fundraisers.   

SAA Board of Directors 

Following are the current members of the SAA Board of Directors. Your Decade Rep is available to work with you or answer questions you might have within your decade:

Executive Board:
Deloris J. (Richardson) Duff - '59 - President
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67 - VP - Public Relations
Alfred "Al" Edyvean, Jr. - '68 - VP - Marketing & Development
Jarnell (Burks) Craig - '63 - Treasurer
Carol (Morgan) Gog - '73 - Recording Secretary
Melford "Dutch" Holland - '57 - Parliamentrian

Members at Large:
Guy Russell - '59 - Consultant (Founder, SHSAW)
Martha "Marta" (Cantwell) Meeker - '39 -- Decade of '30s Representative
Kathryn "Katy" (Hill) Meredith - '42 -- Decade of '40s Representative
Lee (Scott) Beasley - '57 -- Decade of the early '50s Representative
Virginia Doss '59 -- Decade of the late '50s Representative
Richard "Rich" Edyvean - '69 -- Decade of the '60s Representative
Keith M. Rand - '70 -- Decade of the '70s Representative
Colette Ross-Boggan - '80 -- Decade of the '80s Representative

Brandon Cosby, Principal, Shortridge Magnet H.S. for Law and Public Policy
James Larkin & Stephen Papesh, vice principals
Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff. President
Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association

In This Issue
SAA Annual Meeting
News from Athletic Department
Founding Members Guild
SAA Memberships & Renewals
Upcoming Class Reunions
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
Informal Class Luncheons
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Mission statement, association by-laws, activities available to view online.


View your Class Directory, complete your Profile, upload a photo, Pay Member Dues via PayPal. Paid membership required to surf the entire site.

Shortridge Yearbooks


Shortridge Media Specialist (Librarian) gladly accepts all old Shortridge Yearbooks. Contact Gregg Nowling at Shortridge with your donation, 317.345.7996


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:

Thank you, Gregg Niceley and

 Kathleen Schienle for this information.


Informal Class Luncheons
The Class of 1942 invite you to join them at 11:30 a.m. on the last Friday of each month @ MCL Cafeteria, 116th & Keystone Ave, per Kathryn (Katy) (Hill) Meredith, class of1942.
"The Girls of the Class of 1943" invite other classmates to join them at 11:30 a.m., on the 3rd Thursday of each month at LePeep Restaurant, 86th & Township Line Road, adjacent to MCL Cafeteria, according to Lynn Imel Rhamy. Any class members are welcome, male or female.
 Let us know if your class has an ongoing meeting place.