RENOVATION NEWS

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thanks to All Who Serve and Have Served ~ We Thank You!

Mineral Wells has a long proud military history of those serving our homeland. We still have many serving today, both in the military, on the homefront and overseas. Also, in positions of service, protecting us are those in the police departments, fire departments, the first responders, and those in emergency rooms and hospitals worldwide. Join me in thanking them for their service.

The Navy Draft
June 28, 1943

Mineral Wells High School
Senior Class
Convention Hall ~ Monday, May 31, 1943

In the Picture are:

 Fred Modrall
James Hubbard
George Smith
Buddy Atwood
Myron M. Crawford

On back of photo:
Myron Melvin Crawford S 2/C
Born Nov. 28, 1924
Age when Picture Made (July 1943)
Myron age 18 yrs. Old



Images

U. S. Navy Draft Group Photo, original made July 1943 at Mineral Wells Convention Hall, belonging to MWHS 50 Year Club, digital format used.

The 1943 Burro, Mineral Wells High School yearbook, yearbook property MWHS 50 Year Club, digital format used.
___________

Copyright 2015: Judith Richards Shubert

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lillian Peek Home Economics Cottage Open for Visiting During Reunion


The Lillian Peek

Home Economics Cottage


will be

open for visiting on Friday, June 12

between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

and on Saturday, June 13

after the events at Mineral Wells High School

on Ram Boulevard

until about 3:00 P.M.


An announcement will be made on Saturday

at the gathering on specific times.


There will also be pictures of the completed work
at MWHS as well as an
OPPORTUNITY to donate funds for completion.

Hand and Foot Card Tournament Kicks Off 2015 Reunion


Hand and Foot Card
Tournament
Friday, June 12, 2015

Holiday Hills Country Club
Mineral Wells, Texas
9:00 A.M.

The MWHS 50 Year Club is hosting a fund raising 
Hand and Foot Card Tournament
on Friday, June 12 at the Holiday Hills Country Club
from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
The card game will be going on at the same time
as the golf tournament, and the entry fee is just $35.00 per person.


The $35.00 will include your lunch
at the Holiday Hills Country Club
(approximately $15.00) and the other $20.00 will go into the "split pot". Half of the $20.00 will go to the winning partners of the tournament and the other half will go to benefit the Lillian Peek Home Economics Cottage. That would be $80.00 per table ($40.00 to the winners and $40.00 to the Cottage.) Right now, we have five tables, so that means right now, we have $400.00 to be split. That would be $100.00 for each winning partner and $200.00 for the Lillian Peek cottage. Just think how much more we would have to split if we had more players. We want to make this a fun reunion weekend for you, and we need your help to make it a reality. So...


COME ON OUT TO PARTICIPATE
AND SUPPORT
THIS REALLY GREAT RESTORATION PROJECT.
GET A TABLE TOGETHER IF YOU LIKE.  
IT'S GOING TO BE A FUN FILLED TIME.


YOU CAN SEND A CHECK or
PAY THE DAY
OF THE TOURNAMENT
If you pay the day of the tourney, just let us know so we can have a head count for the luncheon. If you send a check ahead of time, please make it payable to the MWHS 50 Year Club, and send it to:  
Mineral Wells High School 50 Year Club
215 NW 5th Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas 76067

If sending a check, please make a notation on the check 
that it is for the card tournament.

Hand and Foot is an easy game to learn and play. There will be classmates from various classes there to teach you the basics and give you pointers. Everyone will have an equal opportunity to go home with some cash. It will be a great way to get together and enjoy some quality time with some you may not know or haven't seen in a long time.


If you would like to participate, contact the following:
Kay Stone Cox at skipkay@nsb-pklake.com  or 940-521-0433
Nancy Martin Buzbee at 
nancymartinbuzbee@gmail.com or 940 325 3635

As a reminder the Class of 1965 will be inducted into the 50 Year Club this year during the Reunion on Saturday. Congratulations!


Restoration donations for Lillian Peek Cottage Home Economics Building Benefit by the MWHS 50 Year Club can be sent to:
MWHS 50 Year Club
215 NW 5th Ave
Mineral WellsTexas 76067
Photo by Kay Stone Cox 
(Please make a notation on the check
that this donation is for the Lillian Peek Cottage) 

PHOTOGRAPH:
copyright 2015 belonging to Kay Stone Cox and used here by permission


------------------------

Thursday, May 14, 2015

2nd Annual Mountaineer Golf Classic ~ June 12, HHCC, Mineral Wells, Texas

Join Us for The

2nd Annual

Mountaineer Golf Classic



Friday, June 12,

Holiday Hills Country Club

Mineral Wells, Texas



"Make a Hole-in-One on 10th Hole
and a
Brand New Buick
Could be Yours!"




TEE TIME 

Friday, June 12

9:00 A.M.

- SCRAMBLE FORMAT -





REGISTRATION 

Friday, June 12

at 7:30 – 8:30 A.M.




LUNCHEON

Served after Play


COST

$400 a Team of four
(or $100 per individual)

So dust off those clubs and get your Team together; or come on out and we will put you on a team with others there to have a great time and donate to this great cause!
Even if you do not play golf, we are accepting donations.  Please come join us.


Remember: Even if you do not play golf, we are accepting donations. 
Restoration donations for Lillian Peek Cottage Home Economics Building Benefit by the MWHS 50 Year Club can be sent to:
MWHS 50 Year Club
215 NW 5th Ave
Mineral WellsTexas 76067
Photo by Kay Stone Cox 
(Please make a notation on the check
that this donation is for the Lillian Peek Cottage) 

PHOTOGRAPH:
copyright 2015 belonging to Kay Stone Cox and used here by permission

Thursday, May 7, 2015

April 8, 2015 Executive Board Meeting

MINUTES
MWHS 50 YEAR CLUB
8 April 2015


President Hank Gayler called the meeting to order on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Officers in attendance were: President, Hank Gayler;  First Vice President, Jerry Ray; Second Vice President, Terry Brock; Treasurer, Linda McDonnell; Recording Secretary, Lynn Waddy; and Corresponding Secretary, Marguriete Crum. Various Class Representatives were present.

Copies of the January 14, 2015 meeting were available for review. Neta Mason made a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Raymond Brewton seconded the motion. The motion passed. Copies of the called meeting of March 10, 2015 were made available for review. Jo Murphy made a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Marguriete Crum seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Linda McDonnell provided copies of the Financial Report for period ending March 31, 2015 for review. Marguriete Crum made a motion to accept the Financial Report as presented. Kay Stone Cox seconded the motion. The motion passed.

  
Old Business

Status of Renovation – The foyer renovation was underwritten by the Class of ’60 and the work is nearing completion. John Murphy is obtaining bids to complete the woodwork in the foyer. The Class of ’61 donated chandeliers and sconces for the parlor.

2015 Reunion Event Pricing – The following pricing will be in place for the 2015 Fifty Year Club Reunion:

Alumni
$40.00
All Inclusive
Lunch Only
$20.00

Dues
$20.00

Associate Member
$5.00

Associate Lunch
$20.00


Registration Forms and Procedures – Marguriete Crum discussed that Fifty Year Club registration forms will be distributed from the Fifty Year Club and returned to the office. Target date for mailing is April 15, 2015. Marguriete reviewed the various class responsibilities for the reunion weekend.

Golf Tournament – Clarence McDonald discussed the Golf Tournament. The General Motors dealership is sponsoring a new Buick for a hole-in-one on the #10 hole. Clarence needs help for the Golf Tournament. Jerry Ray discussed additional incentives for the Golf Tournament. Tee time is 9:00 a.m. Volunteers need to be there by 8:00 a.m. Approximately a dozen volunteers are needed for the tournament. Mac showed the caps to be sold for $20.00.

Hand and Foot Tournament – Kay Stone Cox discussed the planned Hand and Foot Tournament. It will be a split pot tournament. The entry fee is $35.00 and includes lunch. Kay is considering including a small silent auction. She contacted different companies to provide gift cards for door prizes. Kay read the flyer she had prepared detailing plans for the Golf Tournament and the Hand and Foot Tournament. She provided a flyer to all class representatives.

Greeters – The class of ’66 will be greeters for the reunion. The class representatives have been contacted and given instructions on duties for the weekend.

Scholarship Fund – Approximately 36/37 applications for scholarships have been received. There will be two $750 scholarships awarded.

Renovation – John Murphy is still obtaining bids for work on the Lillian Peek Home Economics Cottage.

Nominating Committee – Chairman Earl Medlin is on vacation. Jo Murphy reminded the attendees that the Nominating Committee should include 2 officers and 3 members of the 50 Year Club.

Next Meeting – The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Margureite Crum made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Bobby Blackwell seconded the motion. The motion passed.


Respectfully submitted:




____________________  / ___________________
Lynn Waddy, Board Secretary      Hank Gayler, President


Friday, April 3, 2015

Renovation News

The goal of the 50 Year Club is to refurbish the old Home Economics Cottage to its former glory. It was built in 1934 on the campus of MWHS, and was the first ever free standing home economics building to be built in Texas. The project is progressing. One bathroom has been completely redone, and the room that served as a bedroom has been refurbished and is now being used as an office for the 50 Year Club. Both rooms are beautiful. Remodeling of the foyer is now underway under the direction of John Murphy, member of the 50 Year Club. The funds to begin the refurbishing of the foyer have been made available by the Class of 1960 alumni.
The Class of 1961 has provided the beautiful chandeliers and fireplace sconces you see in the “Renovation News” photographs. That class (1961) chose to provide them now, ahead of having funds to work on the Parlor, so we could be sure to have fixtures that are from the same design suite of fixtures to provide a complimentary picture from the front (Foyer) to the back (Parlor) of the building.

When finished the Lillian Peek Home Economics Cottage will be a beautiful preserved reminder of the history of Mineral Wells High School and the city of Mineral Wells.
A note from Board Member Jo Ellen McCloud Murphy, Class of 1959:
The good folks from the Class of 1960 have always claimed title to the "best Class ever" award. It would be hard to argue with them when you see what they've accomplished at the Home Economics building! They set a goal, raised the money, and got the job done. Outstanding!! The building is usually open every Tuesday morning. Go by and check out the foyer, brought back to life by the Class of 1960. You will be pleased and amazed. Without a doubt, the gorgeous chandelier is the highlight. Check it out!
I must add that the Class of 1961 donated funds to buy matching light fixtures for the parlor, and they are truly marvelous, as well. The sconces on the fireplace look as though they were made just for that spot.
Good work is being accomplished, but there is a long way to go. Perhaps other classes - or individuals - will step up to sponsor a room or fixtures or simply donate funds to be used as needed in the renovation effort. We will gladly accept any and all donations, and you don't even have to be a member of the 50 Year Club or a graduate of MWHS. The Lillian Peek Home Economics Cottage is a little jewel of a building. It still needs some polishing, but it will be stunning when it is complete. Come on by and take a look!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

April Executive Board Meeting

** UPCOMING **
MWHS 50 Year Club
Executive Board Meeting


10:00 A.M.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Lillian Peek
Home Economics Cottage
215 N.W. 5th Ave.
Mineral Wells, Texas


Please Try to Attend
Hank Gayler
President
Class of 1957