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NewsBriefs - April 2015

        

    

 

    

A Year of Transition & 150 Historical Celebration

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~Shortridge Alumni Association~

 

Coming soon...
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra & Guest Performer,
Jeremy Green, violist
Friday, April 10, 6-9PM - Caleb Mills Auditorium
Not to be missed! The school's 150th anniversary concert with an appearance of the 16-member Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) on Friday, April 10, 6-9PM (ET). MYO will perform.at Caleb Mills Auditorium along with a guest performance by 18-year-old Jeremy Green, a nationally known violist for his renditions of contemporary music that resonates with youth on this instrument.
   A classically-trained entertainer, Jeremy is a native of San Antonio, TX. He was introduced to the viola at age 10, an instrument rarely played apart from a full orchestra, Jeremy began posting popular music covers on YouTube and in the summer of 2014, he covered "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, which created an admired and loyal following. As a result, he has enjoyed playing at various venues across the nation from Carnegie Hall, to large corporations; he recently participated in the Grand Opening for Disney's new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Theater in Orlando, FL.

Click to view Jeremy's YouTube performance of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" by this highly talented young man:
View more information regarding the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra:

Order tickets online: 
Click the link below or copy the link into your browser
  

Adult - $10
Youth (students) 17 and younger - $5

Tickets also available in advance at the school or at the door within first 45 minutes night of the performance.

Doors Open: 6PM
MYO Performance begins promptly: 7PM-7:45PM
15-minute Intermission
Guest Performer, Jeremy Green: 8PM

Proceeds will benefit Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund and Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.. An event for the entire family! Come out to see these phenomenally young, talented musicians. Donations gladly accepted to benefit these student-centric activities.
All-Classes Reunion Weekend Activities & Events

REGISTRATION OPEN - NOW!!!
"All-Classes Senior Prom Dinner/Dance"
Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis, IN, to celebrate our school's 150-year anniversary

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015, 6-11PM
EMAIL INVITATIONS AND ALL DETAILS AVAILABLE IN YOUR MAILBOX NOW AND ONLINE. Click on this link or copy to your browser

 


Dinner/Dance
Tables of 8 available
$100 per person
Semi-formal/formal/prom attire
Cash bar
Photos
Live entertainment - "Old School"

Get your friends & classmates together for a fun evening. Space available to host your class gathering.
 (Individual and/or corporate sponsor opportunities available. All proceeds benefit the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund; a portion of the cost may be tax deductible.)

ALL-CLASSES REUNION SATURDAY...
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 11:00AM-4:00PM
Shortridge Caleb Mills Hall
11:00 am: SAA Annual Meeting, Caleb Mills 
12:45 pm: Hall of Fame & Judicial Wall of Fame inductions
2:30 pm:  All-Classes Luncheon; school building tours
4:00 pm: Departure


ORDER YOUR BRICK TODAY!


Cost: $150 for an individual/couple -- if husband and wife are alumni, one brick may be purchased for both names and class year(s); honor a deceased family member or teacher. Same-family siblings may purchase a single brick with up to five (5) lines of text.  

MAJOR CHANGE: THE SAA HAS DISCONTINUED THE CLASS BRICK DESIGNATION. ALL BRICKS MAY BE PURCHASED FOR INDIVIDUALS/SPOUSES, FAMILY ALUMNI, OR A MEMORIAL FOR DECEASED FAMILY MEMBER(S) OR TEACHERS. 
 
* See the attached form for more information. Click the "Brick Sale" form attached. SAVE the form to your computer, click in the shaded areas and type your information or SAVE, PRINT and complete the blank form to send with your check, payable to Shortridge Alumni Association; email the electronic form that includes your payment information to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal.net. Send your check or credit card information to: Shortridge Alumni Association c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.

 The Brick Club list is growing. Will you join the people below?

JOIN THE GROWING "300 BRICK CLUB" LIST:

NOTE: The comprehensive listing of "Brick Club" members will be permanently moved to the SAA website: www.shortridgealumni.com  at the end of our campaign. The most recent Brick Club donors will be listed here. 67 bricks purchased through 3/27. We need YOU to reach our goal of 300 bricks. Share this info with your classmates. Click the "Attached" link above to obtain the order form. ORDER YOUR BRICK SOON.

All proceeds benefit the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund; your donation may be tax deductible. Consult your tax adviser. Click to view Brick Club as of 3/27

In memory of Fred Buck ('61)*
Ted Clay ('61)*
Choice Edwards ('58) and Judy (Waller) Edwards ('60)*
Linda Henderson Gassett ('58)*
John R. Hall ('64)*
Betsy (Buck) Hansen ('63)*
Larry E. and Nancy (Gloin) Harris ('57)*
Brenda Rising-Moore ('67)*
Albert Myers ('58) & Victoria (Porter) Myers ('61)*
In memory of Ann Zinn Nicely ('57)
Elois (Rogers) Phillips, MD ('62)*
Guy Evans Russell ('59)*
Grant Shipley ('63)*
Rose (Overstreet) Stein ('49)*
Judy (Mendenhall) Shiffler ('62)*
The Towes: Patsy (Towe) Elliott ('64) & Daniel E. Towe ('66)* 

 

 * Most recent donors

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees &
Judicial Wall of Fame Honorees

Congratulations to the following honorees:

Shortridge Hall of Fame Honorees:

Charles "Chuck" Marlowe, Journalist/TV Broadcaster, '47
Victoria (Porter) Myers, Juvenile Probation Officer, Dept.of Corrections, '61
Gregory K. Silver, Attorney/Administrative Law, '64
Thomas S. Ulen, Law & Economics Professor, '64
Darrell Burks, Business & Civic Leader/Accountant, '74
Posthumous Inductees:
Admiral Raymond Spruance, Commander U.S. Naval forces, WWII, '04
Marilyn (Koffman) Glick, Philanthropist, '40
Eugene Crawley Cooper, Architect, Educator, Author, '51
Dr. M. Philip Kahl, Scientist, Wildlife Photographer, Researcher, '52
Wallace H. Terry, Journalist, '56

Each nominee, family members, friends and the nominator for each person are cordially invited to attend the Hall of Fame induction program and luncheon at the school on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Letters of invitation have been mailed to each inductee/family member.. As well, prior HoF inductees are invited and encouraged to be on hand to welcome the new honorees. Photos and biographies will be published in future issues of NewsBriefs.

Judicial Wall of Fame Honorees: 

Judge Carol J. Orbison 
Judge James R. Ritchie


These honorees will welcome your visit on 
Saturday, June 6, 2015
(Program will begin at approximately 12:45pm)

 SAA Board of Directors 

Executive Board
Alfred "Al" Edyvean - '68 - President
Jarnell Burks-Craig - '63 - VP, Public Relations
Keith Rand - '70 - VP, Marketing & Development/Fundraising
Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff - '59 - Treasurer
Joyce (Edwards) Moore - '68 - Recording Secretary
Open - 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)
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67 (Decade of the 60s)
Thomas J. Griffin, II - '72 (Decade of the 70s)
Carolyn (Waters) Payton - '72 (Decade of the '70s)
Joseph Matthews - '81 (Decade of the '80s)
  
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.
Sincerely,

Dee Duff

Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff
Treasurer & Editor, NewsBriefs
President Emeritus
Shortridge Alumni Association
 
In This Issue
MYO & Jeremy Green Performance
All-Classes Weekend / Brick Sale Continues
2015 Hall of Fame & JWOF Inductees
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
SAA Memberships
Shortridge Yearbooks
Class Reunions
Annual Meeting Election
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SAA Memberships & Renewals -- Membership Renewal Increases
  
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP-- $50/YEAR 
 
Please don't FORGET THAT YOUR MEMBER DUES ARE THE OPERATING FUND RESOURCES FOR THE SAA. AS WELL, SOME STUDENT SPECIAL PROJECTS RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM THESE DONATIONS TO SAA. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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

 

2015 CLASS REUNIONS

Is your class planning a reunion in 2015? Let us help publicize your event. Continue to read 
NewsBriefs for information regarding upcoming class reunions:

SAVE THE DATES:
Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16, 2015
Shortridge HS Class of 1965
50-Year Reunion Weekend

Visit the Class of 1965 Facebook page or Email the reunion committee at shortridge1965@outlook.com.
 
Tentative Schedule (Complete details and reservation forms available early in 2015)
Friday night: Informal gathering at a location to be decided
Saturday morning: Group tour of the school
Saturday night: "Senior" Prom at the Indiana Roof Ballroom (not to be confused with a similar event hosted by the SAA in June)
Sunday mid-day: Brunch in the Oxford Room, Aristocrat Pub & Grill


REUNION ORGANIZERS:

 

Please note that if during your reunion you plan to visit the school, a written request must be submitted through the school office  a minimum of 30 days BEFORE your date that must be approved by the IPS Maintenance Department IF the school is to be opened on weekends--Saturday or Sunday. (Arrangements must be made in advance if your group wish to host your gathering in the courtyard.) 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 to confirm your date and time. 
Thank you!
ALUMNI ASSN. ANNUAL MEETING ELECTION
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At the upcoming Alumni Association Annual Meeting, the following offices for the Board of Directors are open for the election this year:
  • President
  • Corresponding Secretary
Any alumni whose member dues are current in this election year are eligible to run for either of these two-year positions on the Shortridge Alumni Association Board of Directors. 

Send an email to: shortridgealumni@sbcglobal to indicate your office of interest. Eligible candidates' names will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee.

Review the current SAA Bylaws, which are available on the website that will identify the duties of each of these positions. www.shortridgealumni.com 

Nominations also will be accepted from the floor at the Annual Meeting, June 6, 2015, 11am.