Milne Alumni April Newsletter
April 24, 2005
(Revised for Web publication.)

by Mary Welch, '71

Dear Milne Alumni,

Since the All-Milne reunion on April 9th and 10th, the flurry of e-mail communications have tapered off between the founding members, but there are many plans in the works.

One of Jackie Mann Gavryck's remarks on April 9th about contact information for all the missing class years has shown the need to put together a comprehensive Milne Student Directory. The school published a directory in 1968-1969, but as far as I can tell, not before or afterwards.

I have been collecting class lists from the organized class years, will add them to my list taken from the 1968-1969 directory, and will build a database that can be updated for our next reunion. I have begun to circulate the information from the 1968-1969 directory for additional names and corrections. This list indicates both siblings and deceased graduates.

Once the list of names is relatively complete, it will be compared with the University Alumni Association list, and a secure list with addresses can be kept with it for future reunions and communications.

Other Milne Alumni Association projects include:

Communications Committee, Monthly Milne Alumni Newsletters

Organization Committee, Milne Alumni Association Website and bylaws

Reunion Committee, Planning for the next All-Milne reunion in five years, 2010

Renovation Committee, working with planners at Milne, Page Hall, and other buildings

Milne Memorabilia Committee, preparing displays, possibly for the Milne Room

Milne Gym Committee for possible renovation planning

Milne Sports Committee, collecting sports memorabilia and planning senior sports meets

Faculty Search Committee, searching for living faculty, honoring the deceased

Fundraising Committee, general and specific projects

Crimson and White Committee, collecting editions and writing history

Bricks and Ivy Committee, collecting yearbooks and writing history

Siblings Committee, tracking multiple family members and relatives at Milne

Geographic Committee, tracking Milne graduates by cities, states, and internationally

Hall of Fame Committee, tracking notable Milne graduates

Home Ec Committee, for those with Home Ec interests

Art Committee, for those with Art interests

Music Committee, for those with Music interests

Industrial Arts Committee, for those with Industrial Arts interests

Language Committee, for those with Language interests

Math Committee, for those with Math interests

Science Committee, for those with Science interests

Social Studies Committee, for those with Social Studies interests

English Studies Committee, for those with English Studies interests

Business Studies Committee, for those with Business interests

Education Studies Committee, for those with Education interests

Law and Political Science Studies Committee, for those with these interests

Help Committee, helping other Milne graduates

Travel Committee, group plans and interesting destinations for Milne graduates

Coffee Committee, social group meeting monthly

Lunch/Dinner Committee, social group meeting monthly

Class Reunion Committee, tracking class reunions

These various committees could bring together graduates from different class years who have since gone on to careers influenced by their years at Milne. For example, all those who have become teachers, artists, musicians, doctors, or lawyers could become groups of people who keep in touch with each other and could have meetings of their own.

If you are interested in any of these proposed areas, or others, please contact your Class Contact or me for further information.

Thank you.

Until next month,

Best wishes,

Mary Welch, '71

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