Sunday, June 3, 2007

Douglass Reunion Meeting, June 2nd

At right, George Smith holding the 2007 Reunion Logo design. Click on the picture to get a closer view.


Top right, Your 2007 Douglass Alumni Association Reunion Committee Board members gather for a group picture.

First row from left to right: Linda (Peaches) Bly, Douglass Releford, Sheila Leeper, Kathy Bradford (Alumni Association secretary), Ozine Bly.

Second Row: Van Dobbins, Jr., Vicki Woods Smith, George Smith, (Golf Tourney Chairman), Andra Watterson, vice presicent (board member), Sandra Wilmer (2007 Banquet Mistress of Ceremonies), Thelma Watterson, Judy Phillips, Virginia Hankins (Alumni Association Treasurer), Ruth Russell (Alumni Association Chaplain), Dawnella Ellis, Ed Horton (2007 Alumni Scholarship chairman), and Louetta Hall (2007 Alumni Association president.

Present for the picture, but not in it, is Calvin Sneed, your webmaster. He's the one taking the picture.

A packed meeting this past Saturday, as we all get closer to reuniting as Douglass Alumni, and Riverview-South Central Kingsport residents.
Several things were finalized during this particular meeting, including the date(s) that we will meet in the next few days to stuff the packets that you'll get during the Reunion.. we'll be doing this as a group starting at 1 PM on June 23rd. This time around, you'll find several items that are useful around the home or office. Also, we're working on the booklets that you'll get. Decisions were made on the program items for the Alumni Banquet and the Memorial Service.
Check out the shirt you'll get when you register. George Smith is holding the 2007 logo over a white polo shirt like you'll receive, in the above picture.
We're also asking Billy Tarter to provide karaoke during the registration on Friday night, June 29th. This should be a fun event to get us in the mood for the upcoming two days.
The Golf Tournament is expected to be a big event.. By the way, the entry fee is 15 dollars this time around. Just remember that all your fees all go to our Douglass Alumni Scholarship Program.
Speaking of that, we have three winners for scholarships this Reunion. They will be announced at the Memorial Service at Ebenezer on July 1st.
We're planning for our Douglass Athletic Trophies to be displayed at both Field Day, and at the Alumni Banquet. The trophies that were damaged during their stay at Dobyns-Bennett are being repaired at this writing, and I am told, will also available for viewing during that time. After the reunion, they will be properly stored until a new, modern display case is installed in the renovated Douglass High School building.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO VENDORS FOR FIELD DAY: be sure to get your 25 dollar per space fee in as soon as possible.
As mentioned, Linda (Peaches) Bly is the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Memorial Service at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Sunday. The speaker for the Memorial Service is Mary Bond. Sandra Wilmer has been named the Mistress of Ceremonies at the Alumni Banquet at Meadowview on Saturday night, and Ed Horton will be the guest speaker.