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May 2018 Alumni Association
Meeting Minutes
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6:00 P.M. on Thursday June 14.
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The May meeting of the Chattanooga Central High School Alumni Association was held May 10, 2018 at 6:00 p. m. in the school library. President, Lucy Bottorff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Lucy recognized new attendees, Matthew Frazier, Junior Class Secretary, Steve Headden, Class of 1975, a member of the Quarterback Club, and Central High Head Baseball Coach Glen Carter.  Coach Carter has coached the baseball team for the last 13 years.
Acceptance of Minutes

 
Lucy distributed copies of the minutes, agenda, and the treasurer’s report for review.  A motion to accept the minutes as written was made by David Sharp.  Tara Waldrop seconded. Motion passed.

 
Treasurer's Report

 
The fund balance is $16,510.88. There are two outstanding checks. One is to Tara for purple tablecloths for use at the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame (DAHOF) reception in the amount of $38.91 and the other is to Highway 58 Awards & Apparel for the DAHOF name plates in the amount of $54.00. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by James Walker. Finley seconded. Motion passed.

 
Tara explained that the Annual Finance Report is complete and will be turned in to Hamilton County Department of Education for the year ending June 2018. The breakdown of revenue and expenses was discussed. Lucy stated that when future donations are accepted, clarification is needed for each one. After much discussion of past spending, it was determined that the expenses are “sports heavy” and the Association will take a pro-active approach in supporting academics and the arts in the future. The Association is here for those students as well.
Old Business

Finley King announced that the football jackets just came in this week and will be presented tomorrow on Class Day by the Assistant Football Coaches. The wrestling jackets will be presented also. An example of the pullover jacket was passed around. The Association provides jackets for every sports team member competing at the state level.

 
Tara Waldrop stated the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame (DAHOF) reception went really well. She suggested that next year we might hold it a little earlier in the evening and make it a dinner. Lucy said that two (2) of the inductees were present for the induction. The third, Ms. Cook, left a voicemail for Lucy stating that she had no way to attend the induction. Her husband had just passed away and she was not comfortable being without her family for an overnight stay in a hotel.

 
Barney updated on the DAHOF presentation of inductees and said that Buffy Hoge presented the inductees and did a wonderful job. Lucy was impressed with Mr. and Miss Central as well as all the seniors on Senior Day.

 
Coach John Crawford updated the group on the Sports Hall of Fame (SHOF). He said there was a meeting two (2) weeks ago with Mark Matlock, a new committee member, and there is another meeting planned for May 30th with the committee to discuss the nominees.

 
Finley King stated that Class Day begins Friday at 9:00 a.m. with the seniors assembling in the gym. The junior class will be present for this event and there will be a program. There will be a new $1,000 scholarship available this year to a student who will major in fine arts. Admiral Vance and Charlene Frye are funding this scholarship. It will run from year to year with the possibility of becoming perpetually funded in the future. Doyle and Martha Attaway are adding $1,000 each year to the Principal’s Scholarship Fund which nominates students who plan to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This will make it a $2,000 scholarship.

 
The Summers Family is increasing their scholarship this year by awarding one student $2,500.00. The Alumni Association currently has 12 perpetual scholarship funds and this year there are two additional yearly scholarships available to students. The Association gives out more scholarships than any other public high school in Tennessee.

 
Buffy brought key rings and wrist bands, to be used as a fundraiser, to the meeting for everyone to see and purchase one if they wanted.  They are purple with gold writing and will be sold for $5.00 each.  Heather Randolph mentioned that we start at $5.00 and if we need to lower the price, we can. Buffy may see about other small fundraising items, such as CHS purple and gold stamped pencils and report back.

 
Judy Phillips said the teacher appreciation breakfast was very nice. She said that David provided the donuts and coffee. She thanked Martha Faye and Dick Blabon for all their help.  The breakfast was very much appreciated!
Principal's Report

 
Finley reported that this year’s graduation will be held at the UTC McKenzie Arena on May 19th at 9:00 a.m. Central will be the first graduation to take place at the arena that day. On his schedule for the remainder of the month, Finley said he will be welcoming 8th graders from Hunter Middle on May 21st at 8:00 a.m. at Bayside Baptist Church and Brown Middle on May 22nd at 9:00 a.m. There will be a retirement reception held on May 23rd for teachers, Evelyn Anderson, Jose Sanchez, Jan Munson, and Linda Hoffstetter who will be retiring at the end of this school year.
Student Officers Report

 
Zoey Greene announced that on May 17th, there will be a party for Mr. Sanchez for his 35 years as a teacher. His children attended Central as well.  She said the students were excited to be able to do this for him.

 
Zoey also said that this was her first Senior Day and wanted to report that the ceremony ran smoothly and she was impressed. She said it was beautiful!

 
Destiny Smith reported that the freshman dance that was planned for the end of the year has been canceled. Finley stated that it was due to bad timing in getting Board approval for it to be held off-site.

 
Preston Fore said the students raised $1,800.00 for the American Heart Association by selling bracelets for $5.00 each. They were rewarded for their donation with a dress-down day.

 
Preston also announced on behalf of Ms. Hooper, Central’s gifted class teacher, that she will be teaching AP Government next year. Finley explained that AP courses require more rigorous coursework. He said he would like to offer more of these classes in the future. She will be going to AP class training at UTC on June 25th at 8:00 a.m. The cost for the class is $517.50. Since the class will be held locally, there won’t be expenses such as a hotel stay, travel, or meals.  David made a motion to pay $517.50 for Ms. Hooper to
attend this class.  Judy seconded. Motion passed.

 
Amanda Roy announced that the CHS girls’ softball team will play against Meigs County in the regional tournament on Monday, May 14th.
New Business

 
David Sharp reported back about the engraved pavers/bricks he would like to use as a yearly fundraiser. These are 8 x 8 and would cost us $30.00 each. We would sell them for $100.00. Bricks R Us does all the work, from designing the brochures to providing a portal to take orders. Orders can be taken year-round. However, they engrave all bricks only once per year. Coach Crawford asked what the goal is for this fundraiser. David responded that the goal is to ensure the scholarship funds are solvent long into the future.
Any money raised from the sale of the pavers would be specifically earmarked for the perpetual scholarship funds.  James said that in 2019, the 50th graduating class will pass through the new Central High campus location and it would be nice to hold an event to commemorate that.  It was also discussed that an event should be held to recognize the new track we will soon be getting.  It was
suggested that a paver committee be formed to get the ball rolling on this fundraiser. James Walker, David Sharp, and Kelly Robinson agreed to meet and review information on this fundraiser and report back at the next meeting on how to proceed.
Special Presentation

 
Lucy said that Finley received so much recognition today and he is doing a great job!

 
Judy announced that she got to go to the Prom! She explained that it was totally different from 1960. She said the dresses were expensive and beaded, and the guys’ tuxes were colorful! She said she absolutely loved it! Barney attended as well. He said that Jake Johns can really dance!

 
Judy, Barney, Buffy, and Finley attended the jazz band concert and reported that it was fabulous!

 
Finley announced that he received a donation of old annuals from 1920, -23, -24, and -25 by a Rossville resident. The yearbooks belonged to his mother.  He read about our Alumni Association and thought they would be beneficial to us!

 
Judy Morgan Faulkner’s sister, Janice, attended the DAHOF reception last night and commented on the pictures lining the halls.

 
Barney said we will be moving forward with our golf tournament preparations beginning with the June meeting.
David said the Class of 1968 will be holding their reunion on August 10th & 11th at the Westin Hotel in downtown Chattanooga.  They will have a meet & greet with heavy hors d’oeuvres.  There is a nice courtyard, the rooms are beautiful, and the price is great at
$149.00/night.  The reunion is open to any Central High School graduate to attend.
Tara said that the new football coach, Curt Jones needs help with the game on the 18th to feed the Notre Dame and Central players. They will have approximately 100 people to provide food for.  The hamburgers and hot dogs have been donated already.  Coca Cola is donating water and Powerade. They still need hot dog buns, hamburger buns, plates, cups, condiments, lettuce, and tomato. James volunteered to bring the condiments. Heather agreed to bring plates, Barney will bring the buns, and Tara will supply the napkins.
Steve Headden mentioned that the Quarterback Club needs support.  The parents need to get involved. James said he had no update at this time on the Connie Hay Golf Classic to be held June 16th at Bear Trace.
Lucy announced the next Alumni meeting will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. A motion to adjourn was made by Coach Crawford.  David seconded.  Motion passed.
Miscellaneous

 
Lucy said that Finley received so much recognition today and he is doing a great job!

 
Judy announced that she got to go to the Prom! She explained that it was totally different from 1960. She said the dresses were expensive and beaded, and the guys’ tuxes were colorful! She said she absolutely loved it! Barney attended as well. He said that Jake Johns can really dance!

 
Judy, Barney, Buffy, and Finley attended the jazz band concert and reported that it was fabulous!

 
Finley announced that he received a donation of old annuals from 1920, -23, -24, and -25 by a Rossville resident. The yearbooks belonged to his mother.  He read about our Alumni Association and thought they would be beneficial to us!

 
Judy Morgan Faulkner’s sister, Janice, attended the DAHOF reception last night and commented on the pictures lining the halls.

 
Barney said we will be moving forward with our golf tournament preparations beginning with the June meeting.
David said the Class of 1968 will be holding their reunion on August 10th & 11th at the Westin Hotel in downtown Chattanooga.  They will have a meet & greet with heavy hors d’oeuvres.  There is a nice courtyard, the rooms are beautiful, and the price is great at
$149.00/night.  The reunion is open to any Central High School graduate to attend.
Tara said that the new football coach, Curt Jones needs help with the game on the 18th to feed the Notre Dame and Central players. They will have approximately 100 people to provide food for.  The hamburgers and hot dogs have been donated already.  Coca Cola is donating water and Powerade. They still need hot dog buns, hamburger buns, plates, cups, condiments, lettuce, and tomato. James volunteered to bring the condiments. Heather agreed to bring plates, Barney will bring the buns, and Tara will supply the napkins.
Steve Headden mentioned that the Quarterback Club needs support.  The parents need to get involved. James said he had no update at this time on the Connie Hay Golf Classic to be held June 16th at Bear Trace.
Lucy announced the next Alumni meeting will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. A motion to adjourn was made by Coach Crawford.  David seconded.  Motion passed.

 

 
Kelly D. Robinson
Secretary
Meeting Attendees
Finley King
Lucy Bottorff
Barney Ottinger
Zeena Whayeb
John Crawford
Kelly Robinson
David Sharp
Heather Randolph
Zach Butler
Judy Phillips
Michael Noone
Pam Miller
Amanda Roy
James Walker 
Tara Waldrop
Buffy Hoge
Matthew Frazier Glen Carter
Preston Fore
Vivian Pettigrew
Steve Headden
Garry McNutt
Zoey Greene