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NewsBriefs - May 2013

Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association Newsletter

Greetings!

    

  

Ah, the month of May in Indianapolis...

'500' Festivities--Mini Marathon, '500' Festival Parade, Qualifications, and THE RACE!!

 

~Shortridge Alumni Association

 

 CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION... All-Classes Alumni Reunion Day
    
DEADLINE FOR LUNCH RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT
MAY 29, 2013
  
Printed and electronic versions of the invitations have been mailed to all alumni for whom we have mailing and email addresses. The online version was sent twice to your email mailbox. You need to simply respond ONE TIME by either method. For the electronic version, Click on this link to begin the Registration process online:

 

Payment can be made online via PayPal/major credit card or by sending a check payable to: Shortridge Alumni Association c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
  
Call your friends and other alumni and let them know about ALL-CLASSES ALUMNI DAY, JUNE 8th! To update contact information, send an email to shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net; tell your alumni friends to do the same. Include full name (including maiden name), class year, mailing address, and email. Phone number(s) are optional, but are great when we have a quick question.
  
REMINDER: The only cost is for the LUNCHEON. If you are NOT a currently paid member of the Shortridge Alumni Assn (SAA) or your membership has expired, your cost for lunch is $20. Current SAA members receive a discount for lunch at $15.
  
HOWEVER, if you wish to JOIN the SAA or renew an expired membership, send in the $35 annual fee, you also enjoy the discount rate for lunch. If you don't know your membership status, give us a call at 317-297-4661 or send email to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net.
  
On the PRINTED invitation, there is a reference to FREE lunch...that is reserved for Hall of Fame and Judicial Wall of Fame honorees ONLY!
  
YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME VISIT DURING THE DAY AT NO CHARGE...Lunch is the only fee charged. RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT MUST BE MADE AND PREPAID IN ADVANCE. NO FEES COLLECTED AT THE DOOR. DEADLINE: MAY 29, 2013.
  
Itinerary for end-of-school-year activities:
  • JUNE 5*, 2013 - 8:30-10:30a - SENIOR HONORS DAY
     (Scholarship recipients announced) - Caleb Mills Auditorium (CMA); reception to follow (*NOTE DATE AND TIME CHANGE)
  • JUNE 8, 2013 -- ALL-CLASSES ALUMNI DAY!
    • 11a - Alumni Association Annual Meeting - Caleb  Mills Auditorium (CMA)
      • ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR THE BOARD
      • PRESIDENT
      • VICE PRESIDENT(S)
      • RECORDING SECRETARY
      • TREASURER
      • CORRESPONDING/FINANCIAL SECRETARY
      • DECADE REPRESENTATIVES - '30s, '40s, '50s, ;60s, '70s, or '80s.
  • If you have an interest in running for a Board position, contact the chairperson of the Slating Committee, Jarnell Burks-Craig, Email: jarnell2@sbcglobal.net or Lynn Boatman, Email:  lynnboatman@sbcglobal.net.  Any currently paid alumni association member may run for a position on the Board. . Candidate information must be received no later than May 18, 2013. Review the Alumni Association Bylaws for position descriptions on the website, www.shortridgealumni.com.  All offices are for two years, renewable for up to three consecutive terms.
    • 12:45p - 2013 Hall of Fame Induction, Judicial Wall of Fame  and Charter Members of the Founding Members Legacy Guild Recognition -( CMA); introduction of scholarship recipients: 2 Legacy Scholars and 6 Senior Award scholarship recipients.
    • 2:30p - Tours of the building(s), including The William E. McAnulty, Jr. Law & Public Policy Center (a.k.a. moot courtroom); new gymnasium 
  • 3:00p - ALL CLASSES REUNION LUNCHEON -  ADVANCED PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - $15 FOR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CURRENT MEMBERS; $20 FOR NON-MEMBERS AND GUESTS.(Renew an expired membership and receive the luncheon at the discounted rate.)
  • 4:30p - Dismissal

A photographer will be available on June 5 and June 8 for photos, which will be taken and processed on site. Cash only is payable directly to the photographer.

  • JUNE 11, 2013 - 7p - GRADUATION CEREMONY- Caleb Mills Auditorium (First Shortridge High School graduation since 1981!) 

*Volunteers needed to serve on the All-Classes Reunion Committee. Send email to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in helping that day. We will need your help.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

Thursday, May 23,  1:00p - Caleb Mills Auditorium

FREE ADMISSION 

THELONIOUS MONK   INSTITUTE OF JAZZ
Featuring: Jazz Musician, Antonio Hart &Jazz Vocalist,  Lisa Henry

Tuesday, June 4,

6:00p - Caleb Mills Auditorium

FREE ADMISSION 

SPRING BAND AND ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Alumni Join the Band - Play side-by-side with one of the instrumental groups

 The Shortridge Jazz Ensemble was honored to be the high school group selected this year to host the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. A jazz workshop will be held in the morning, followed by the jazz concert at 1p.

 

Unfortunately, funding was not available to go to Butler U for one week of band camp; however, Kathy Spangler has reserved the FFA camp this summer from July 8-12. The FFA is willing to allow parents to prepare some of the meals and other out-of-pocket expenses to make the camp more affordable for the students and their parents. Current need is $1,000.00 to hold the camp site; donations are urgently requested to offset camp reservation. (Checks payable to Shortridge Bands and send to Kathy Spangler, band director, Shortridge Magnet H. S., 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. You can reach Ms. Spangler at spanglek@ips.k12.in.us or by phone: 317-226-2810.

 

The band budget for 2013-2014 has been estimated at $30,000 with a very small amount of that need provided by IPS. If anyone has experience fundraising and willing to consult with the Band Booster Association, please contact Jim Stroh, community volunteer, at 317-409-7918 or by email: jimstroh48@hotmail.com. They are hopeful to keep these band program offerings each year: advanced band, intermediate band, beginning band, percussion, woodwind, brass groups; jazz band, pep band, drum line, and color guard. All of these groups are taught with one full-time band director and a staff of dedicated volunteers.

 
 LATEST NEWS UPDATES: 
  
EIGHT  NOMINEES TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE SHORTRIDGE HALL OF FAME.
 
* Patty (Aspinall) Reel - 1944
* Marjorie (Hartley) O'Laughlin - 1947
* Dan Wakefield - 1950
* Herschell C. Turner - 1956
* Fletcher H. Wiley - 1960
* Judge Z. Mae Jimison - 1961 (posthumously)
* Judge William E. McAnulty - 1965 (posthumously)
* William Foley - 1973
 
 Induction ceremony scheduled Saturday, June 8th, 12:45p, Caleb Mills Auditorium during All-Classes Alumni Day Celebration. 
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COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER CHOSEN FOR GRADUATION, JUNE 11th (bio correction)
 
  
Fletcher H. Wiley, Esq. has been chosen to be the commencement speaker for the 2013 graduation Tuesday, June 11, 7p, in Caleb Mills Auditorium. Wiley, a 1960 Shortridge alumnus, was the first African-American FROM INDIANA APPOINTED TO THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY AND THE FIRST RECRUITED TO PLAY FOOTBALL, RECOMMENDED BY SHORTRIDGE COACH GEORGE GALE. THE 5TH AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO GRADUATE FROM USAFA, he continued his studies as a Fullbright scholar in Paris, France at L'Institut Des Etudes Politiques. He received his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and his law degree from Harvard Law School.
  For more than two decades, Wiley worked as a practicing attorney concentrating in the areas of corporate and commercial law, small business development, entertainment law, and real estate. He was a Senior Partner with the Boston law firm of Goldstein & Manello, PC.
  Mr. Wiley is extensively involved in civic and charitable activities, the list of which is long and highly impressive. In 2011, he was named by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to the Board of Visitors of The Air University; and in 2012, President Obama appointed him to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy. In 2012, he also received an honorary Doctorate in Human Letters from Cambridge College and an honorary Doctorate in Law from New England School of Law.
  Mr. Wiley is a member of the Bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and District of Columbia, and belongs to the American, National, and Massachusetts Bar Associations.
  Not forgetting his high school alma mater, Fletcher Wiley also is a major contributor to the Shortridge Athletic Department and Founding Member Legacy Guild. In 2010, he championed a major fund drive during his class' 50-year class reunion, helping to raise more than $20,000 for scholarships for future Shortridge graduates.
  He and his wife, Benaree Pratt Wiley, reside in Brookline, Massachusetts. They have two children, Pratt and B. J.
 
 
SMHS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT:
COMMUNITY DAY BLOOD DRIVE
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
NOON TO 4:00P
IN PARTNERSHHIP WITH INDIANA BLOOD BANK
Judicial Wall of Fame -
by Hattie Byland, Class of 1965
 
Courtroom  
The Class of 1965 is looking for judges!
   

 

 

 

 The Class of 1965 will recognize the SEVEN justices named below on Saturday, June 8, 2013, during the All-Classes Alumni Day celebration. 

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Judge William E. McAnulty, Jr.

Judge Cynthia Torain Ayers

Judge Anthony Metz

Judge Grant W. Hawkins

Judge Theodore (Ted) Boehm

Judge Reuben Hill

Judge Susan Larabee - photo and bio currently being processed

 

 The Class of 1965 would like to expand this project to include other judges; we need the help of other Shortridge alumni to provide the names and contact information for other justices, active, retired, or posthumously. Hopefully, classmates for other judges will want to recognize elected/appointed judges from their class. Contact Hattie Byland at hbyland@charter.netThank you.

 


 Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund 

   
 The listing of  Charter Members  of Founding Members Legacy Guild.  now posted on our website, www.shortridgealumni.com
  
A General Members listing of the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund donors continues.Kindly consider any level of donations to add to the scholarship fund. Donors of $500 or more will continue to receive five years' membership in the alumni association, Consider these options:

  Your donation to the scholarship fund or other projects may qualify as a tax-deductible contribution. Consult with your tax advisor. Make checks payable to: Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254. 
   

 Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund - General Members 
  
 Add your name to this listing with any amount from a  minimum of $5 or more. Donors of $500+ will continue to receive five years of membership in the alumni association and all donors will be acknowledged in this newsletter and on our website. The Shortridge Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation may be tax deductible; consult with your tax advisor. Make check payable to Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund and send c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254, or make your donation via PayPal or major credit card on our website: www.shortridgealumni.com at the Donations tab.
  
Platinum Level
(Donations $501 or greater)
  
  
Gold Level
(Donations $250 to $500)
Timothy T. McDowell, II - 1971
  
  
Silver Level
(Donations $150 to $249)
  
    
Bronze Level
(Donations $100 to $149)
Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - 1958
William Boatmen - 1958
Paula (Distelhorst) Eidel - 1958
Richard M. Midkiff - 1963
  
General Support
(Donations $5 to $99)
Jane (Butler) Bowman - 1942
Robert G. Butler - 1959
Hattie Byland - 1965
Aleta S. Hodge - 1972
Kathryn E. (Hill) Meredith - 1942
Dr. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. - 1970
Harold A. Smith - 1960
  
 SAA Board of Directors -  
  
REMINDER: FOR ALL FUTURE CLASS REUNIONS, CLASS REPRESENTATIVES WILL CONTACT AND WORK WITH THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD. Send email to shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net for assistance and guidelines for scheduling visits to the school during your special events.
  
ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR ALL POSITIONS ON THE BOARD WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013, AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.
 
  Visit the website to review the SAA Bylaws for information about the association and duties and terms of office of the officers and decade representatives.  
  
Executive Board
Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff  - '59 - President
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67 - VP, Public Relations
Alfred "Al" Edyvean - '68 - VP, Marketing & Development/Fundraising
Jarnell (Burks) Craig - '63 - Treasurer
Carol (Morgan) Gog - '73 - Recording Secretary
Vacant - Corresponding/Financial Secretary
  
Members-at-Large (decade representatives)
Martha (Cantwell) Meeker - '39 (Decade of the 30s)
Kathryn "Katy" (Hill) Meredith - '42 (Decade of the 40s)
William and Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - '58 (Decade of the 50s)
Richard "Rich" Edyvean - '68 (Decade of the 60s)
Keith M. Rand - '70 (Decade of the 70s)
Gregory Smith - '80 - (Decade of the '80s)
  
Board appointments:
Consultant/SHSAW Founder - Guy E. Russell - '59
Parliamentarian - Melford "Dutch" Holland - '57 
  
SMHS Administrators
Stanley Law, principal:
Debra Ward , vice principal 
Thank you for your continued interest and support.
Sincerely,


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

In This Issue
Confirm Your Reservations
Music Department News
Latest News Updates
Judicial Wall of Fame
Shortridge Legacy Fund
Legacy Scholarship - General Fund
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
Informal Class Luncheons
SAA Memberships
Class Reunions
Athletic Dept. Donations
Log in to our Website!

NOTE: PayPal page completed on the website. Options now available to make payments or donations via PayPal online. Click here for membership flyer if you cannot sign on via PayPal.  Print. Complete, enclose your check, payable to SHSAA, and Mail to: 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
Navigate the website. Self register at www.shortridgealumni.com.

Mission statement, association bylaws, 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.

View back issues of NewsBriefs.

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: http://digitallibrary.imcpl.org/shs.php

 

 

 

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.  
  
SAA Memberships & Renewals -- Membership Renewal Reminder
  
HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN YOUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL? Your member dues are the operating funds for the alumni association. 
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: $35 annual fee payable via PayPal or check
  • Five-year membership (General Members for Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund) (see Feature Article) (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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2013-2014 CLASS REUNIONS

Continue to read NewsBriefs over the next few months with plans and information for the following upcoming class reunions:

 

 

REUNIONS IN 2013:
 
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! -- ALL-CLASSES REUNION JUNE 8, 2013 - sponsored by the Shortridge Alumni Association. Volunteers needed to help with events that day.
 
  
Class of 1943 - The leader in class reunion celebrations will do it again for their 70-year reunion, September 14, 2013. These are the most active alumni who have completed their 15-, 20-, 25-, 30-, 35-, 40-, 45-. 50-. 55-, 60-, 65-. 66-, 67-, 68-, 69-, and now plan for their 70-year reunion. WAYTO GO!!
If you need information, contact Harry Cooler at harcool1@att.net.  
 
Class of 1963 - 50-year reunion - June 21-12, 2013 (Gwen (Solomon) Kelley, gwenkelley@comcast.net  Visit the class website: www.shortridge63.org or contact David Miller, dave.miller@qx.net for all of the details and costs.

 Class of 1958 - 55-year reunion - September 21, 2013, Children's Museum, 3000 N
. Illinois Street.

Time: 6:00p-10:00p Dinner; cash bar

Fifties music will be piped throughout the museum and two staffed galleries. "Dinosphere" and "Carousel Wishes and Dreams" will be open from 6p-10

Attire: Business Casual

Cost: $55pp to celebrate our 55th

Photographer will be available: Cash only - photos taken and printed on site.

FREE parking available in the museum's garage on the West side of Illinois St.(Glass enclosed elevated walkway from garage into the museum)

Questions: Lynn (Bolles) Boatman, 8070 Heyward Dr.,Indpls, IN 46250 I317-845-0455 or lynnboatman@sbcglobal.net.OR

Georgie (Adams) Perkins, 5406 Allisonville Rd, Indpls, IN 46220, 317-255-9233 cgperk@comcast.net

 

"CLUB 55" - FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO OFFSET SOME OF THE REUNION EXPENSES. CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION AND ADD A DONATION TO "CLUB 55." Make check payable to SHS Reunion and send to Lynn or Georgie, as shown above.

 

 

Class of 1978
Reunion plans for 2013 in the planning stages...more to come
  
  
REUNIONS IN 2014
  
Class of 1964 - 50-year reunion, SAVE THE DATES: JUNE 27-28, 2014, Indianapolis Marriott East.. More information to come as plans are confirmed.To join the planning team, contact Mary Glenn Rinne, mgrinne@att.net or Ruth Lacy Wooden, rwooden@inhp.org.
  
 
REMINDER: Reunion organizers, you and your classmates are encouraged to become active members of our alumni association. We have hundreds of Shortridge alumni gathering this year for milestone reunion celebrations. Please inform others that our alumni association is alive and well...we need everyone's support. And if your class budgets yield a surplus, kindly consider a donation to the Legacy Scholarship Fund or other special project that will benefit the students at Shortridge.
  
Also, please note that if during your reunion you plan to visit the school, a written request must be submitted through the school office that must be approved by the IPS Maintenance Department IF the school is to be opened on weekends...Saturday or Sunday. A fee is levied to the using group based upon how long the group will visit the building. Other restrictions may apply; therefore, schedule your reunion and complete the necessary paperwork as early as possible to confirm your date and time. 
Thank you! The Board President
RECENT DONATIONS FOR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
  
  
Bronze Level
($5 - $99)
  
Shirley (Hungate) Weersing, 1949
Margaret Francis, 1953
  
  (Note: Entire listing of donors listed in previous issues of NewsBriefsii)
Find them on the website: www.shortridgealumni.com