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NewsBriefs - September 2013





Ah, a Fall chill is in the air....Here's wishing you all the best during this seasonal transition period.


~Shortridge Alumni Association~


Update your contact information; renew membership by check or online                   

If you have a new email or mailing address, please let us know. Send changes/corrections to: During our recent mailing to the alumni, we received numerous pieces of returned mail with incorrect addresses; as well we continue to get bounced emails from our monthly newsletter. We would like to have some form of contact information--email or snail mail--in order for you to receive information periodically from the alumni association regarding special events at the school, things of interest targeting alumni, or reunion information from your classmates.
PLEASE, PLEASE, do not attempt to correct errors on the website by creating a new account. Visit the website at Log into the website with your email address (if you have previously registered) and check your entry. If you notice an error in your online website information, kindly send us an email and we'll be happy to make the corrections and eliminate duplicates in our database and on the website.
Also, we'll be happy to add the names of classmates missing from your class directory. And feel free to share our web address for alumni to Register and complete an individual Profile.
And last, but certainly not least, please renew your memberships. Nearly one-half of our alumni association members have failed to renew membership...$35 annually. Pay by check to SAA c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 or pay member dues online on the website --- Dues/Donation tab via PayPal or major credit card. Member dues are the SAA's primary source for operating funds. These member dues allow us to support various student projects around the school whose budgets have been drastically slashed. Your membership expiration date is located at the bottom of your membership card. However, if you've misplaced your card, send us an email and we'll be happy to let you know if your member dues are current or expired.
Our alumni database is NOT shared with third party groups or organizations and is restricted for our internal use only. We believe in protecting your  privacy.
Thank you!
Golf Outing
Click here for more information regarding a community golf outing that will support Shortridge September 28, 2013.
Get your foursome together for a fun day on the links.

Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund & Special Interest Projects 

 The listing of  Charter Members  of the Founding Members Legacy Guild are now posted on our website,, and the plaque of the donors is posted at entrance to the Alumni Room #181 along the main hallway at Shortridge. 
  A General Members listing of the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund donors continues and donors' names will be listed in this e-newsletter. 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  for the scholarship fund payable to: Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 or make your donation online on the website via PayPal or major credit card  


  Donations for other projects; e.g. support of the Athletic Department, Music Department or other special-interest project, checks  should be made payable to the Shortridge Alumni Association with annotation on the Notes section to which project you wish to support. Likewise, special-interest donations may be made online via our website, as shown above and found at the Dues & Donations tab.


Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund - General Members 
 Make your donation via PayPal or major credit card on our website: at the Donations tab.
Platinum Level
(Donations $501 or greater)
Dr. Edward Roche - 1957
Gold Level
(Donations $250 to $500)
Susan E. (Crawford) Avon - 1971
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
Rufus "Bud" Myers - 1960
General Support
(Donations $5 to $99)
Jane (Butler) Bowman - 1942
Robert G. Butler - 1959
Hattie Byland - 1965
Barbara (Baker) Engle - 1958
Diane (Lockman) Goldberg -1960
Aleta S. Hodge - 1972
Tony Littrell - 1969
Robert W. MacAleese - 1961
Kathryn E. (Hill) Meredith - 1942
Dr. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. - 1970
Ann (Cantwell) Penrose - 1941
Harold A. Smith - 1960
Marsha (Emerson) Thomas -- 1961
Lynn (Hansen) Wakefield - 1970
John D. Wild - 1965 
Mary Jane "Janie" (Foerst) Witz - 1943
(They're out there...somewhere!)
SMHS Band plays at Purdue Univ (West Layette, IN)
The Shortridge Magnet High School marching band played recently during a football game half-time program at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN). Under the direction of Ms. Kathy Spangler, the band continues its exposure for various competitions and opportunities to perform on a larger scale around the state. Ms. Spangler and the Shortridge Community Band Boosters are to be commended for jobs well done this summer. And this group is especially commended for using their own fundraising initiatives to cover some of the costs for most of their travel expenses and band member needs. Any financial support would be especially helpful. Send your donations directly to Shortridge Magnet High School c/o Ms. Kathy Spangler, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.
 SAA Board of Directors -  
The Annual meeting of the Shortridge Alumni Association was held June 8th. Deloris Duff led the last meeting of her six-year term as president, including election of a new Board. Several Board members were slated for different offices; there are new alumni who will serve as Board members and appointment of a new parliamentarian. The slate was accepted by acclimation. In order to serve on the Board, officers and Members-at-Large must be currently paid members of the Alumni Association.
A proposed amendment to the organization's Bylaws will be circulated to the current members of the SAA in order to amend the Mission statement. The survey will be sent via email for the membership's approval/rejection.
Following is the newly elected Board of Directors:
Executive Board
Alfred "Al" Edyvean - '68 - President
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67 - VP, Public Relations
Keith Rand - '70 - VP, Marketing & Development/Fundraising
Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff ' ;59 - Treasurer
Joyce (Edwards) Moore - '68 - Recording Secretary
Jarnell (Burks) Craig - '63 - 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)
Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - '58 (Decade of the 50s)
Marcia Warrington - '58 (Decade of the 50s)
Richard "Rich" Edyvean - '68 (Decade of the 60s)
Thomas J. Griffin, II - ;72 (Decade of the 70s)
Carolyn (Waters) Payton - '72 (Decade of the '70s)
Open vacancy - (Decade of the '80s)
We continue to seek a candidate to fill the vacancy for Decade of the 80s representative. If you are interested in serving for this two-year term, kindly send an email to  
Board appointments:
Consultant/SHSAW Founder - Guy E. Russell - '59
Parliamentarian - Grant Hawkins - '67
SMHS Administrators
Stanley Law, principal:
Debra Ward , vice principal 



Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Dee Duff

Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff
Treasurer & Editor, NewsBriefs
President Emeritus
Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association

In This Issue
Update Info; Renew Membership
Community Golf Outing
Shortridge Legacy Fund
Legacy Scholarship - General Fund
Band plays at Purdue
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
SAA Memberships
Class Reunions
Athletic Dept News
Log in to our Website!

Self-Register on the website
  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

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.

Shortridge Yearbooks


Shortridge Media Specialist (Librarian) gladly accepts all old Shortridge Yearbooks. Kindly send any old yearbooks to Shortridge Magnet High School, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208, c/o the Media Specialist.


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:


We're sorry to report that Gregg Nowling is no longer the Media Specialist at Shortridge. He accepted a comparable position at his alma mater, Tech High School, beginning this school year. All the best wishes to Gregg in his new assignment. He will be missed at SMHS. We'll inform our readers of the new Media Specialist when that position is filled at Shortridge.


And, with Gregg's departure, the future of the electronic version of the Daily Echo is definitely in jeopardy. Are there any former alumni Echo reporters out there that would be interested in reviving this Shortridge tradition again? If so, send us an email at:


SAA Memberships & Renewals -- Membership Renewal Reminder
PLEASE DON'T FORGET 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.
  • 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: or send email:

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




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

Georgie (Adams) Perkins, 5406 Allisonville Rd, Indpls, IN 46220, 317-255-9233





Class of 1978
The Class of 1978 announces its plans for their 35-year class reunion September 20-22, 2013.
Read more here or contact Cari (Alley) Kluger, 317.347.1516 or
Class of 1959 - 55-year reunion. SAVE THE DATES: TUESDAY, JUNE 10 AND WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014 (Yes, that's right...a mid-week reunion!) Full schedule of events will be forthcoming. 
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, or Ruth Lacy Wooden,
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!
Nigel Long (center)  
Athletic Dept. News
SMHS 2013 graduate makes basketball team at Taylor University...congratulations, Nigel Long (#51).
"Blue Devils Rising"
  Football Schedule
The full fall football schedule is attached here: