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NYSC Alumni Association
February 1998 Newsletter

Summary of Reunion/Business Meeting '97 -- San Antonio, Texas


Once again, we held national elections and our 1997-1998 officers are:

* President:Catherine Perry (SD87)
* President-Elect:Paul Shih (MI91)
* Past-President:Paul Miller (WY87)
* Secretary:Darcie Boschee (ND87)
* Treasurer:Richard Wynne (KY82)

Elected to the Board of Advisors (BOA) were:

* Steve Blasberg (CA68)
* Paul Goodrich (NE69)

Continuing on BOA are:

* Julie Robinson (Chair, ID85)
* Jay Baltisberger (ND85)
* Paul Frye (WV69)
* Karen O'Brien (MA87)
* Ray Rappold (Staph 75)

Summary of Reunion

The 1997 NYSCAA meeting was held on picturesque Canyon Lake at The Lodge at Turkey Cove (near San Antonio) August 14-17. Our hosts were Jay Blanchard (LA77) and Brenda, the owners/operators. During the lazy, hot days of August, the Lodge terrace was the perfect place to lounge in the shade with a tall glass of iced tea, catching up with other alumni and friends. On Friday, we held the Alumni Officers meeting in the morning and ventured into San Antonio later in the afternoon to explore the Alamo, the Mercado, and the Riverwalk. Friday evening we enjoyed a wonderful Tex-Mex dinner outdoors overlooking the water.

On Saturday morning, we held the annual Alumni Business meeting (see summary below). In the afternoon, many reunion guests took advantage of the lake and a nearby river to engage in tubing, rafting, swimming and jet-skiing. On Saturday evening we were treated to cocktails and appetizers by Jay and Brenda, followed by a delicious closing dinner, a group photograph, an impromptu viewing of camp videos and a sing-a-long in one of the guest rooms. Our thanks to Jay and Brenda for their help in arranging the reunion and for being such marvelous hosts.

Summary of Business Meeting

The NYSC alumni met August 16 to conduct the annual business of the association. After a welcome by Past-President Michelle Clauson (SD85) and introductions, the alumni officers gave their reports on the activities of the last year. Richard Wynne presented the Treasurer's report and led a discussion of the Alumni Association's continuing plans to obtain tax-exempt status. Jay Blanchard volunteered to assist in completing and filing the necessary forms. Ray Rappold then presented revised bylaws which will be ratified by the BOA in the upcoming year. Ray Rappold and David Hackleman (OR69) then shared their experience visiting the 1997 NYSC, and agreed it had been a successful and enjoyable camp. David then presented an update on the Adler Fund and on his and the Foundation's fund-raising activities.

In an exciting announcement, Omar Amad (FL82) is coauthoring a book on Webmasters. He and his coauthors have graciously determined to donate the profits from the sale of their book to the Adler Fund. Michael Heaney (not present at the meeting) is donating proceeds from his upcoming quantum mechanics book as well.

Michelle Clauson and Semele Halkedis (PA86) led the discussion of goals for next year and the members present chose the following goals for 1997-1998:

  • Maintain financial self-sufficiency

  • Publish at least two newsletters

  • Hold a national reunion in West Virginia in July 1998 in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the NYSC

  • Undertake planning to establish regional alumni organizations

  • Continue the work of building and improving our Internet presence (email networks, main Web pages and Web pages for individual camp years)

  • Acquire the Internet domain designation of nyscaa.org for use by the Alumni Association and nysf.org to be reserved for the Foundation's use

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