Friday Evening (June 22) was the Annual Meet & Greet, which is held at Centennial Golf Course. We had lots of supportive alumni in attendance and a great time mingling. After dinner, Clover Branscum Leonard (68) won $205 in the 50/50 raffle and donated the money back to the scholarship fund. Thank you Clover!
On Saturday (June 23) we held our annual business meeting to honor the Class of 1968 who were holding thier 50-Year reunion and this years incredible scholarship recipients. All of our current scholarship recipients were in attendance and spoke about thier education and future plans. As lunch was winding down, we heard from the members of the Class of 1968 who were in attendance about thier lives in the past 50 years and memories of Phoenix High School.
Don Rugraff (former Principal of Phoenix High School, pictured with President Sharla Draheim-Connell) won $251.00 from Saturday’s 50/50 raffle at the Rogue Valley Manor and donated his winnings back to the scholarship fund. We heard heartfelt words from Principal Rugraff and Superintendent Brent Barry during the luncheon as well.
The Westgate Condo raffle winner was Celia Johnson (Talent Middle School), who won her honeymoon vacation! Our first door prize winner, Janie Moore, won a basket from The Point and donated it back as well. Second door prize winner was former PHS teacher Bob Cessnun, with a Pirate Bag full of goodies!
Thanks to the generosity of our alumni members, we exceeded our fundraising expectations and had a spectacular weekend. We look forward to reconnecting on December 1st for our annual auction. If you would like to help out, attend, or donate to our auction please email our Fundraising Chair, Polly Fowler-Farrimond at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online form.
Our next annual Alumni Weekend will be June 28-29, 2019. June 28th will be our Meet & Greet at Centennial Golf Course, and the 29th will be the Alumni Luncheon Meeting at the Rogue Valley Manor.
-PHS Alumni Association Board