City Councilman Todd Kosel welcomed the Alumni back home and hoped that everyone would have a great time being home again.
EHS Superintendent Tyler Hanson also welcomed the group back home! He thanked the Alumni for coming home and explained how everyone here can feel the excitement in the town when it’s Alumni Weekend! He invited the Alumni to stop in and take a look at the fantastic State of the Art Greenhouse they are currently building. It’s 16x35 Greenhouse on the southwest corner and the cement had just been poured for it that morning. He also invited everyone to take a look at their Community Orchard and Garden just south of the football field. They have 40 fruit bearing trees out there and a community garden. He invited the alumni
President Wiederrich asked for all veterans and anyone who had served or is serving our Country to stand and be recognized. As they stood, the gym filled with a loud round of applause to say thank you for all you’ve done. They also recognized the oldest Alumni member in attendance at this year’s banquet, Irene (Olson) Glass, Class of 1937, who was here celebrating her 79th Reunion.
The Invocation was led by Gary Horsager (Class of 1972). Directing the group through the serving line was Nick Mathern (Class of 1999) and his wife, Jolene (Berg) Mathern (Class of 2002).
The presentation of Gifts was given to 5 graduates of the Class of 2016 and to their parents and/or grandparents.
Kristi (Hollingsworth) Fredenburg (Class of 1996) announced the recipient of the 34th Annual Alumni Scholarship, Connor Entzi (Class of 2016).
Roll Call was taken for the classes attending this year’s banquet and 46 Classes were represented from 1937 to 2016.
The Class of 1936 has
Speaking for the Class of 1946 was Marcia (Hartwig) Young. She shared memories from the class and introduced the other 5 members that were able attend out of the 8 living members.
John Ormiston spoke for the Class of 1956. Nine members were in attendance out of the 15 in their class.
Vernon Laning spoke on behalf of the Class 1966. He began by thanking the Alumni Association and all the people that put all the work into making this banquet such a success. He also said they were very fortunate to have their 2nd Grade Teacher with them, Mrs. (Bethke) Young. They started out with 54 in their class and graduated 49. There were 22 presnet at the banquet. They also wished the best to the Class of 2016 and encouraged
The Class of 1976 was represented by Joe Moch who began by saying he was their Class President but now he’s seeing how that’s turning into a curse as he’s picked to speak at all the Alumni Banquets! They have 3 deceased members. He stated that it’s so nice to come back and when he tells people about Edgeley’s Alumni Weekend, people just can’t believe it and that it’s done every year! Their class was known as the Bicentennial Class and their colors were red, white and blue. He talked about the fun, the sports and all the memories that this weekend brings back for them.
Laura Dallmann spoke for the Class of 1986. They congratulated the Class of 2016 on their accomplishments and assured them that they have many more ahead of them. They had 11 of their 23 members at the banquet.
Diane (Baumann) Petrik represented the Class of 1996. Out of 20 members 12 were present. She explained that they were the shy class so
Courtney (Lagodinski) Seiler took the podium for the Class of 2006. They had 10 out of 24 members present. She spoke about their accomplishments in High School. She wished the Class of 2016 the best and told them to follow their dreams!
Emily Bopp thanked the Alumni Association for inviting them this wonderful banquet. They graduated 14 and 5 were present.
The minutes from the 2015 meeting and the Treasurer’s Report were read and approved from the 2015 meeting.
In New Business Vernon Laning (Class of 1966) came to the podium to ask that classmates that had dropped out of school for whatever reason and then later gone on to get their GED be listed in the directory with the class they had been members of all through school and not the class tht matched the Year they received their GED. He asked to make this a motion to be voted on and it was
Alumni File Chairman Carleen (Nelson) Syversen (Class of 1967) welcomed the Class of 2016 to the Edgeley Alumni Association. With those 14 graduates added to the alumni files, the total has reached 2,740 graduates from EHS since 1908. They are the 108th Class to graduate from Edgeley High School.
The oldest living member is Laurence Kipp, the only living member of the Class of 1932. He was 102 years old in June. He lives in a nursing home in Minnesota and his niece is his caregiver. He does have some memory issues but he does remember many good times going to school in Edgeley and his family connection to the Edgeley Public Library.
The 2nd oldest living member is June (Erickson) Gornitzka from Edina, MN. She is the only
The Class of 1937 has 5 living members and Irene (Olson) Glass from Geneseo, NY was here celebrating her 79th Class Reunion. She attended with her son and daughter.
Syversen also reported that there are now 861 deceased members leaving the Association with 1,879 living members.
Lynda (Madcke) Dunn (Class of 1961) brought the Nominating Committees Slate of Officers to the meeting – President Nicole Wiederrich (Class of 1994), Vice President Kristi (Hollingsworth) Fredenburg (Class of 1996), Treasurer Maureen (Rupp) Ellingson (Class of 1960), and Secretary Sara (Middlestead) Taszarek (Class of 1997). With no other nominations the group voted unanimously to accept the Slate of Officers re-electing all four members for another year.
With no other business, Nicole Wiederrich thanked everyone involved for all their hard work and dedication in making this year’s banquet a success and adjourned the meeting.