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HSHS Alumni Meeting - January 23, 2018

posted Feb 1, 2018, 11:43 AM by HSHS Alumni

HSHS Alumni Association Annual Meeting Minutes

January 23rd, 2018 at 7pm

Fall River County Courthouse Meeting Room


The meeting was called to order by President Stacey Martin at 7:05 pm.


Members present: Stacey Martin, Laura Tarrell, Brett Nachtigall, Cheryl Huddleston, and Mel Engebretson.


Guests: Caitlin Turner, Steve McBride, Valerie Andrews and Crispeen Stover.


Minutes from Annual 2017 meeting were read. A motion to approve minutes was made by Laura, seconded by Cheryl. Minutes approved. No corrections were made.


Financial Report was given by Treasurer Laura Tarrell. Balance as of today in checking $10,312.24 and the total amount in CD's is $25,888.05. Gave update on CD's. A motion to approve financial report was made by Mel and seconded by Brett. Financial report approved.


2017 Activities Chairpersons gave summary reports of activities:

Teacher of the Year- report given by Laura Tarrell.

Awards Night Ice Cream Social- report given by Mel Engebretson.

Scholarships- report given by Stacey Martin.

Punt, Pass and Kick- report given by Brett Nachtigall- Program no longer exists.

Parade Floats for Homecoming and July 4th- report given by Brett Nachtigall.

Hot Springs Clean Up- report given by Stacey Martin in lieu of Kelli Rhoe.

Web Site- report given by Stacey Martin.


Assignment of 2018 Activities Chairpersons:

Teacher of the Year- Laura Tarrell

Awards Night Ice Cream Social- Cheryl Huddleston

Scholarships- Stacey Martin

Parade Floats for Homecoming and July 4th- Brett Nachtigall

(Comments about storage of bison & shaved ice machine. Do we store machine, rent out or put to use?)

Hot Springs Clean Up- Mel Engebretson

Web Site- Stacey Martin

Liaison for All Class Reunion- Steve McBride


Election of Officers and Board Members:

New Officers for 2018 will be the following-

President: Stacey Martin (2018)

President-Elect: will be selected in 2019

Treasurer: Laura Tarrell (2018)

Secretary: Caitlin Turner (2019)


Board Members-

Stacey Martin: 2018

Mel Engebretson: 2019

Laura Tarrell: 2018

Cheryl Huddleston: 2019

Brett Nachtigall: 2019

Caitlin Turner: 2020

A motion to nominate Caitlin Turner as secretary made by Stacey Martin, seconded by Laura Tarrell. Stacey Martin, Laura Tarrell and Caitlin Turner will be signers on the account at First Interstate Bank.


Old Business:

PO Box- Stacey Martin notes that scholarship applications will be coming in soon. PO Box might be convenient/easier for applicants and to make sure applications don't go missing. A scholarship recipient last year had issues with finding an address to send a thank you note. Discussion was held about having an official mailing address for the upcoming All Class Reunion. Discussed price, size of box and # of keys. All agreed PO Box is a good idea. Stacey and Laura will have keys and decide on schedule for checking box. Mel Engebretson made motion to get a PO Box, Laura seconded. Motion passed.

New Business:

Scholarship Update- CD for the Brianna Bogner Scholarship- Laura Tarrell gave update on scholarship. Mel Engebretson made a motion to move forward with a CD for the Brianna Bogner Scholarship. Caitlin Turner seconds. Motion passed.

All Class Reunion- Steve McBride, Valerie Andrews and Crispeen Stover are interested as reunion volunteers. Steve McBride will act as liaison for All Class Reunion. Discussion was held on dates for All Class Reunion. Unanimous decision that 2020, in conjunction with July 4th would be best. Discussed volunteer or paid positions? Last All Class Reunion in 2010 there were 2 paid positions for organizers. Budget was $2,000 in 2010. Discussion held on what funding would be needed for All Class Reunion, what kind of budget would be necessary, updated amount paid for organizers and number of organizers needed. Discussion was held on whether we might need to increase amount of organizers from 2 to 3, double amount paid from 10 years ago. Can we afford $4,000 budget? Yes.

Comments made amount keeping shaved ice machine as a fundraising effort.  It was decided that the event organizer(s) might be best suited for alumni only. Discussion held on whether to have a bid for organizers, to advertise/promote on radio or the newspaper. Additional expenses will include mailing. Brett Nachtigall has paper goods (envelopes, maybe letterhead) for alumni association. Brett will give these to Stacey Martin to store.

Discussed the possibility of looking into using a company to check if addresses are valid? Cost for this service? Brett Nachtigall comments that using mail to reach out is difficult. Addresses aren't updated, may not be reliable. Mel Engebretson wonders if using social media might be an option to reach younger classes. Stacey Martin asks about using emails. It is cheaper and we can use an email drive to get email addresses. Brett Nachtigall says the Hall of Fame Facebook page gets substantial views; they can share info about All Class Reunion.

Further discussion about using classifieds for a bid or advertise what we can pay for All Class Reunion organizer(s). Do we need contract? Was contract used before? (No.) Discussion held; decided it would be in best interest to spell out what we expect and what the organizer job description entails. If we pay part in beginning and part at end, contract would ensure that in the event an organizer didn't complete the job, that we would have it in writing that we wouldn't need to pay them second half. Discussed reunion volunteers creating a list of what they expect an organizer to do/create job description. Steve McBride will make a list and forward to Stacey Martin.

Stacey Martin will reach out to get more class coordinators. Discussion held on whether in person interview or if board members & liaison could just review applications. It was decided reviewing applications without in person interview would be fine. Will start process at end of March. Ideally to be decided on before summer, to give 2020 All Class Reunion organizers 2 years time to work.

Motion to adjourn meeting made by Brett Nachtigall and seconded by Mel Engebretson. Meeting adjourned at 8:15.


HSHS Alumni Meeting - January 18th 2017

posted Jan 22, 2018, 8:42 PM by HSHS Alumni

 HSHS Alumni Association Annual Meeting Minutes

January 18, 2017

Brookside Meeting Room

 

The meeting was called to order by President Stacey Martin. 

 

Members present:  Laura Tarrell, Brett Nachtigall, Terry Slagel, Stacey Martin, and Melody Engebretson

 

Agenda approved.

 

Minutes from Annual 2016 meeting were read. A motion to approve minutes was made by Brett and seconded by Laura.   No corrections were made.  

 

Financial Report was given by Treasurer Laura Tarrell.  Balance as of today in checking 13,456.60 and the total amount in CD’s 25,840.77.   A motion to approve financial report by Brett and seconded by Mel.     

 

Old Business:

 

Website Update:  Terri reported that everything was going well with the letter that was sent out by Terri.  Stacey has been working with the newer class rosters.   

 

Teacher of the Year: Laura reported on the Teacher of the Year Scholarship.  She indicated that packets are printed and will be taking them to the school. 

 

Scholarship Night/Ice Cream Social: Cheryl reported that it will be held Monday May 6th at the Mueller Civic Center.  Cheryl will contact others to help with the social.

 

Great American Clean Up – reported that more volunteers needs, request in paper, FB page.  

 

Scholarships:

 

Stacey reported that the new scholarship was started last year but there were no applicants.  This year should be better.

 

Brett is stepping away from being chairman of the scholarships.  Stacey has volunteered to chair the scholarships.

 

New Business:

Election of Board Members and Officers

 

Board Members – (3-9 total)

 

Anna Merrill, Scott Haden and Scott Harkless are no longer board members.

 

Cheryl Huddleston – 3 year term

Mel Engebretson - 3 year term

Brett Nachtigall – 3 year term   

 

New Officers for 2016-2017 will be the following: 

 

President – Stacey Martin (2018)

Treasurer – Laura Tarrell (2018)

Secretary – Kelli Rhoe (2017)

President-Elect – will be selected in 2018

 

Motion to approve slate of officers made by Brett Nachtigall and seconded by Laura Tarrell.

 

2017 Activities Chairpersons

Teacher of the Year- Laura Tarrell

Awards Night – Cheryl Huddleston

Scholarships – Stacey Martin

Punt, Pass and Kick – Brett Nachtigall

Parade Floats for Homecoming and July 4 – Brett Nachtigall

Class Reunions – Mel Engebretson

Hot Springs Clean Up – Kelli Rhoe

 

Motion to adjourn meeting made by Mel Engebretson and seconded by Brett Nachtigall. 

HSHS Alumni Meeting - April 11, 2016

posted Jan 22, 2018, 8:40 PM by HSHS Alumni

Board meeting minutes from April 11, 2016, see attached file.

HSHS Alumni Meeting - January 11, 2016

posted Jan 22, 2018, 8:39 PM by HSHS Alumni

Board meeting minutes from January 11, 2016, see attached file.

HSHS Alumni Meeting - May 11, 2015

posted Jan 22, 2018, 8:38 PM by HSHS Alumni

Board meeting minutes from May 11th 2015, see attached file.

HSHS Alumni Meeting Minutes - May 7 2013

posted Jan 22, 2018, 8:37 PM by HSHS Alumni

Board meeting minutes from May 7th 2013, see attached file.

HSHS Alumni Assoc. Minutes - 24 Jan 2011

posted Mar 1, 2016, 10:24 PM by Annette Martin

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWS

HSHS Alumni Association Meeting

HSHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MINUTES

24 JANUARY 2011

 

 
The meeting was called to order by the president, Dave Batchelor at 7 PM at Brookside Meeting room.  Members present were Laura Tarrell, Janet Sieg, Mel Engebertson, Randy Schur, Scott Harkless, Scott Haden, Wanda Aaberg, Cheryl Huddleston, Brett Nachtigall, Dave Batchelor, with Anna Merrill entering meeting at 7:05.  Absent were Terry Slagel and Larry Mowry.

E-mailed minutes from previous meeting were unanimously approved as written.

Financial report was given by  the treasure, Mel Engebertson 
Beginning Balance 2010      $17,041.43
Expenses                              $53,783.37
Income                                 $49,097.59
Ending Balance 2010         $ 21,727.21

Financial report for Jan 2011
Beginning Balance            $21,727.21     
Income                                    $278.25
Expense                                   $418.20
Ending Balance                   $21,586.76

Amount of Alumni association scholarship CD’s:
HSHS Alumni                                                              $10.000.00
Susanne Jett Davies Music Scholarship                       $11,010.80
H. R. Woodward Science Award                                  $10,000.00
Clifford & Joyce Wilson Community Service Award  $10,000.00

Treasure report from 2010 All Class Reunion           
 $6,448.77 which includes
    $145.00  from 50/50 drawing
 $1,530.00 from Quilt raffle
Dave thanked Anna on behalf of the Alumni for making the quilt raffle such a success.

The Community Center Initiative program was dropped as they have acquired 501(c) 3 non-profit status.  Two checks in the amounts of $99.00 and $65.00 were passed through us with our receiving $4.95 and $3.25 respectively.

The email vote of January 07, 2011 which allowed Andrea Powere to use the Alumni Association’s non-profit IRS status to be used on the application of a school related grant request was dropped.

The HSHS Alumni Association web site has been transferred from Lucille Birkholtz to Ross Johnson.  The new site address is hshsalumni.com.  We will pay the fee for the site in the amount of $415.00 ($200.00 plus 215.00 web posting fee) to Ross for the year. 

Mel has information from the recent class reunion of classmate updated addresses.  She will contact Ross to get this information on the web site.

Dave gave a report on the 2010 All Class reunion.  Substantial money was made with the exception being the dance which cost us $500.00 for the DJ and after dance clean-up costing us an additional $100.00. (Volleyball team did the cleanup before the Sunday brunch.)  It was noted that several voiced negative opinion at the dance because of the loud music and no one was interested in dancing- more on visiting and socializing.  It was discussed to have future all class reunions in an alternate year other than at the decade.  

Brett gave a report on the recently formed Bison Booster Club.  Randy Scott, Jonas Weiss and Brett are the initial committee.  Their mission statement is to support all athletic clubs. They would like to fund a scholarship and are considering having the Alumni Association assist with the implementation.  Additional functions of the Booster Club include assistance with travel expenses not covered by the school for athletes who attend state tournaments/events.  

Brett gave a report on the Boys and Girls Club. At the present time they are utilizing the Bethesda Lutheran Church building to house the 200 members.  50 to 60 kids come after school every day and 30 to 40 on Fridays.  It was noted that the facility is open until 7 each evening for working parent’s convenience.  The Alumni Association initially donated $5,000.00 three years ago and Brett asked for a minimum $1,000.00 additional donation at this time which qualifies the Alumni Association to be one of the club’s “Tremendous Twelve”, which provides special recognition for their top contributors.   Cheryl made a motion that we donate $1,000.00, Laura seconded and it was passed unanimously. .

Dave reported that forms have been sent out for nomination of teachers of the year for Elementary, Middle and High School.  Several nominations have been received. 

Activities Chairs were appointed:
Awards Night committee is Wanda and Randy
Order cake and get ice-cream and etc.
Scholarship committee is Larry, Terry, and Randy.
Punt Pass and Kick committee is Brett and Scott Haden
Parade Float committee is Scott Harkless and Cheryl
            Fourth of July and Homecoming
Class Reunions committee is Anna and Janet. 
Attend class reunions and sell 50/50 tickets, inform alumni about Alumni Assoc & that reunion information can be posted to web site.
I Love Hot Springs cleanup committee is Laura and Mel
            Clean up river and bandstand area from waterfall to Braun hotel

A discussion regarding future fundraising events for the scholarship program was held.   In addition to the 50/50 drawing at each class reunion, it was suggested we do a letter writing campaign to alumni members asking for tax except donation, a steak night, and putting a notice on web site giving information on how to make a tax exempt donation.  It was decided to hold a meeting in September to further discuss any other ideas/plans. 
Mel will ask Ross Johnson for ideas to tie fund rising to the web site. 

Election of Board Members was held.  Scott Harkless, Scott Haden, and Anna Merrill’s terms were up in 2010 and they agreed to continue as board members for the next three years to 2013 Randy made a motion to accept the three as members. Motion was seconded by Mel and was passed unanimously.

Election of officers was held:
Brett Nachtigall  President
Dave Batchelor Vice President.
Mel  Engebertson agreed to continue serving as Treasure.
Wanda Aaberg agreed to continue serving as Secretary.
A motion was made by Laura Tarrell  to accept these officers, seconded by Janet Sieg
Motion was passed unanimously. 

Randy was contacted by a local businessman to give a scholarship to a specific student.  It was agreed that the money could be passed through the Alumni Association to the specific student and given out on Awards Night. 

Mel informed the board that we are getting memorial donations and we will ask Ross to post the information on the alumni web site.

Dave volunteered to write financial businesses, lawyers and McColleys with information that the Alumni Association would benefit from memorial donations.  He will contact Jane Farrell for ideas regarding how to proceed with this program. 

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30.

HSHS Alumni Assoc. Minutes - 18 Jan 2010

posted Mar 1, 2016, 10:22 PM by Annette Martin

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWS

HSHS Alumni Association Meeting

HSHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MINUTES

18 JANUARY 2010


The meeting was called to order by the president, Dave Batchelor at 7 PM at Brookside Meeting Room.  Members present, Terry Slagel, Brett Nachtigall, Janet Sieg, Larry Mowry, Cheryl Huddleston, Mel Engelbertson, Dave Batchelor, Wanda Aaberg, Laura Terrell, Denise Haden (sitting in for Scott Haden) and Randy Schur (late arrival).  Member absent-Anna Merrell.

Minutes for the 2009 annual meeting and special meeting on Feb 3rd were read as well as email votes held during the year by Wanda Aaberg, Secretary.  All minutes were approved unanimously.

Janet Sieg, who replaced Noreen Petty as a board member, was welcomed.  Scott Haden Mel Engelbertson and Cheryl Huddleston were nominated by Dave, seconded by Larry to serve as board members.  Nomination was passed unanimously.

Election of officers was held with all officers elected to remain as seated.  President, Dave Batchelor; Vice President, Brett Nachtigall; Secretary, Wanda Aaberg; Treasure Mel Englebertson.  A motion made by Larry, second by Scott to accept the officers as seated for the coming year.   The motion was passed unanimously.

Mel made a motion to send a $200.00 check to Lucille Birkholtz for yearly maintance of the Alumni web site.  Seconded by Laura.  Motion was passed unanimously.

Treasure report was given by Mel.

2009 Start balance  $5129.06     $1093.26  CD
Income                    $19547.37   $21104.06  Scholarships
Expenditure            $76.35
Balance                   $17074.43

Jan 2010  Start balance                        $17041.43
Income from CHAD & donation         $10025.00
Expense                                                   $750.00
Balance                                               $26315.43

Motions were made and passed unanimously for Mel to make final decision on what bank to use for depositing CDs.

Mel reported that the Alabaugh Fire Account is closed.

The High School overpaid the balance of the Scholarship fund in the amount of $900.00. A check was written in the amount of $1981.24 to replace the previous one which was for the amount of $2824.60.

Brett requested a donation from the Alumni Association to fund scholarships for kids to attend the local Boys & Girls Club and are unable to pay membership.  The amount of donation suggested was $3500.00 to $5000.00.  The decision was tabled until after Class Reunions expenses were tallied because of the amount of the donation requested.

Dave made a motion to increase the Woodard Cash Award from $200.00 to $500.00 and convert it to a scholarship.  Motion was seconded by Wanda and passed unanimously.

Nominations for teacher of the year are to be turned into the school by February 1st.  This year’s three judges are Leland Bristol, Bill Cofield and Don DeVries.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:35. 

BANDSTAND RESTORATION COMPLETED

posted Mar 1, 2016, 10:22 PM by Annette Martin   [ updated Mar 1, 2016, 10:22 PM ]

The HSHS Alumni Association, with assistance from both the City of Hot Springs and Kel Lorenz, has completed the restoration and facelift of the Kidney Springs bandstand.

 

The project began three years ago when the Alumni went to the City and received approval to redo the badly deteriorated bandstand at an estimated cost of  $20,000. The Alumni offered to manage the project and pay 50% if the City would pay the other half. 

 

The Alumni was interested in this project since the bandstand was the site of many former school pep rallies. The pep rally would begin when the entire student body, following the HSHS marching band under the direction of Gail Hilgenberg, arrived at Kidney Springs Park after snake dancing their way down the old viaduct from the high school. In those days before artificial noisemakers were banned from the stands, a cowbell was awarded to the class who, in the opinion of the teacher-judges was the loudest in performing the B-I-S-O-N cheer. This was an honor not taken lightly and the members of the winning class were privileged students for the week. 

 

Kel Lorenz, the cement contractor and a HSHS graduate, offered to upgrade the material used and provide a portion of his labor as a donation to the Alumni Association. Lorenz began the cement work in the summer of 2007 when the weather permitted the multiple step process to proceed and it was completed in the fall. His contribution more than doubled the value of the project.

 

In addition to the cement work done on the bandstand itself, the pipe railing around the top edge was repaired and painted and electrical power was added to the bandstand that will accommodate modern electrical equipment.

 

The restoration was dedicated to Gail Hilgenberg, the music director at HSHS for many years. During his tenure as a respected member of the HSHS faculty, he developed the HSHS band into an organization that was the envy of all Black Hills towns. The new stone marker notes his contribution to music in Hot Springs and also corrects the dates relating to John Mueller, the City Band Director who was responsible for the erection of the original bandstand.

 

The Alumni will complete the final phase of the project next spring when the area around the restored bandstand will be landscaped. 

 

All of the HSHS Alumni who contributed to make this project a success can feel very proud. You are invited to visit the bandstand the next time you are in town.

BANDSTANDBANDSTAND

HSHS Alumni Assoc. Minutes - 3 Feb 2009

posted Mar 1, 2016, 10:19 PM by Annette Martin

HSHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MINUTES

FEBRUARY 3. 2009

 

The meeting was called to order by the President, Dave B. at 7:05 PM in the basement meeting room of the Fall River County Courthouse.  Members present were Dave, Brett, Mel, Randy, Wanda and new board member Laura Tarrell.  Absent Larry, Vickie, Scott, Noreen. 

 

Article 2, Section 1 Size:

Amended by law: The number of Directors of the corporation board members to be 3 - 9. 

New bylaw increases the number to 3 - 13

 

Article 5, Section 1: Election of officers: 

Amended bylaw reads:  President, Vice President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer.

New by law: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

 

Article 5, Section 2 Terms of Office:

Amended bylaw:  The term of office shall be two years.  The first elected offices of the newly formed Corporation shall be president and treasurer for two year teams.  The secretary and vice -president shall be elected for one year terms.  Thereafter, the offices will be two year terms on a rotating basis.  The officers may serve additional terms with a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

New by law: The term of office shall be one year.  The first elected officers of the newly formed Corporation shall be the president and treasurer for two year terms.  Thereafter, the office will be one year terms.  The officers may serve additional terms with a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

 

Brett made a motion to change bylaws, seconded by Mel.  The motion was passed unanimously. 

 

A motion was made by Wanda to elect new board members: Laura Tarrell, 2 year term, Scott Haden, 1 year term, Anna Merrell, and Terry Slagel 3 year term.  The motion was seconded by Randy and passed unanimously.

 

Treasurer’s report was given by Mel.  She contacted the school and was given all monies they were holding for the scholarship funds from the Petty, Woodward accounts in a check which totaled $2,881.24.

Ending balance in checking account is $8,050.30.

 

Dave reported the $700.00 in the Alabough Fire Fund, would be dispersed when one person cashes their check. Another had not received their check, thus, it will be reissued, thus depleting this fund.

 

Mel cut a check to the Chamber of Commerce for $150.00 to be used for Teacher of the Year award…  Nominees are: Kevin Neff - Elementary school, Truman Savery - Middle School, Kim Henningson – High School.  Committee to pick teacher of the year are Karen Mueller, Lon Sharp and Dave Batchelor will fill in for Don DeVrees who is unable to participate. 

 

Discussion to find a coordinator for the 2010 All School reunion was given by Mel who has called coordinators from classes and most said they would be available to help in some way.  Robin Wynia is the only one who said they may be willing to head up the team to organize all of the reunion.  Mel will contact Robin to explain terms and continue to contact others to be on the team.   Brett made a motion to spend up to $2,000.00 to hire a team to coordinate the 2010 all school reunion.  Motion was seconded by Wanda.  The motion was passed unanimously.

 

Each class will be responsible to inform its classmates and the Alumni Association will reimburse any expenses incurred. A notice will be posted on the Alumni Site regarding hiring paid “all school coordinators” with the stipulation that they be local in and around Hot Springs.  Brett will put a press release in upcoming Hot Springs Star about proposed 2010 All School reunion, stating anyone wishing to be on the team as coordinator should contact Mel.  March 1st was set as deadline to determine if coordinators could be found. If not, the 2010 All Class Reunion will not be held.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.   

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