April 1, 2021
Happy April Fools Day, with all we put up with in 2020 I think no one needs to pull a prank on anyone today but if someone does I hope they pull it with style and you accept it as the same. lol.
They have lifted the group count and relaxing the mask mandatory among more businesses and places opening up so we are praying that in October our All School Reunion can go off as planned with everything we have come to expect and love. We, your committee, are charging ahead with all plans until we can't and we get told other wise. lol
Again I can't stress enough with this Covid Craziness to keep a close eye on our facebook page and the website for any changes in the 2021 All School Reunion or cancellations.
I made a road trip to Chase yesterday with my friend Erin. She thinks our little town is unique and friendly. On the way back out of town I was telling her about the mounted wolf in Tonys Buggy Shop so of course we had to pull in. Tony was gracious of our surprise visit and even took time to tell Erin the story of him and the wolf. lol. Thanks Tony. I came to town to do inventory of our Kats items in Kats Korner and to bring 4 black hoodies that a couple people had requested so there are 2 Black zipper ones in size 2X and 3X and also 2 black pullover hoodies in size 2X and 3X. Don't forget we have pullover and zipper hoodies in red and black that you can purchase at Kats Korner. We also have sweatshirts and tees along with hats and other Felix or Chase Kat memorabilia. We are trying to keep a low inventory at the store and at my house so if you do not see your size I can take orders if we get enough to get a discount. You will have to pay your own shipping if you do not live close to Chase or Hutchinson where they can be picked up.
So far we have had a smidge less than 50 newsletter returns and that is great in regards to past years. Keep up the good work of letting me know when you move so I can get the files updated. As with every other year we get notifications after the newsletter has gone out of that some of the alumni have passed from remaining family members. The hardest part of my job is removing them from our files. It just breaks my heart. If they had attended the last All School Reunion I can at least be glad I got to see them one more time.
So now Cole and I have both had our second round of Covid shots. I urge all of you if you are offered one to take it. Lets get this stamped out best we can. We need to still be diligent in our prayers for everyone and the Covid 19 virus. I know several of our alumni that has had or have it. And we have lost a few to it. It is serious so be careful out there, wear your mask, wash your hands, distance if you can and stay home if you don't feel well.
Until next time--
Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING:
August 28, 2021
Thank you to Shelley White, secretary of the High School for the donation of 6 yearbooks we were in need of for the cabinet in the High School. Four more and I think we will have every yearbook from the year 1941 down that there was a yearbook. We even have 1925 year.
Thank you for the donation of the 1971 yearbook!
We would like to thank Gerald Fiedler and Kay Kopfman Thrall for donating yearbooks at the 2017 All School Reunion. We would like to thank Betty Browning Fulton, Class of 1944 for donating a 1941 yearbook to the alumni.
We thank Rhonda Clayton David for donating her yearbooks to the Association. The ones that were needed will be put in the cabinet at the High School for all to enjoy.
Thank you, Betty Browning Fulton - 1944 for letting us know there were no yearbooks in the years 1942, 1943 & 1944 due to the war.
We are in need of some yearbooks
to fill in some empty spaces in our cabinets at the school. These are on display
for all to see so if you have an extra one or just want to donate yours to the
Alumni we would be grateful. If you want to donate any of the following years,
contact Sherry Cole.
1945, 1946, 1951,
Just a note to that, if you have any of your yearbooks of any year, please don't throw them away, we take them as well. We also have yearbooks on hand to sell if you are needing one. The list of what we have is on the Kats Kraft Shoppe page. Thank you.
FROM PAST UPDATES:
March 7, 2021
Yesterday March 6 your committee and three guests were at Chase High School and we folded and stuffed 1040 newsletters. Paula is mailing them tomorrow so check your mailbox for your copy soon. If you do not get one, we either did not have your address or your current address. You can contact me if you didn't get one and I will send it to you or in a few days I will post it on the website. My thanks to the committee, Chuck and Janet Kirsch Gray, Marsha Long Wierman, Linda Long Ross, Tammy Kizzar, Roberta Halfast Allen, Paula Bliss Bieberle, Pat Werther Butler, Marilyn Dupont, Gene Haas and three guests, George Ross, Jim Butler and Gerard Cole for all their help in getting this done. Of course we had a lot of fun just being together. lol. Also thank you to Jimmy, Paula and Elicia at Kats Korner for getting us fed and putting up with us for lunch. If you would like to join the alumni committee just let me know, we could sure use you and enjoy having you as part of the group.
I can't stress enough with this Covid Craziness to keep a close eye on our facebook page and the website for any changes in the 2021 All School Reunion or cancellations.
I shared with the committee yesterday a note we got from the family of Robert Miller, Class of 1948. They informed us that he had passed away last September at age 90 and that before he passed he expressed a desire to give our alumni a donation. That they did along with telling us that he so enjoyed getting the newsletters and looking at the website so much. That note made our day and why we do what we do. I have heard many times that our alumni association is unique and not all schools have one. I am proud of our Alumni Association and so thankful to all that came before us to get it off the ground. I hope you are too.
This bears repeating so don't forget we have pullover and zipper hoodies that you can purchase at Kats Korner. We also have sweatshirts and tees along with hats and other Felix or Chase Kat memorabilia. We are trying to keep a low inventory at the store and at my house so if you do not see your size I can take orders if we get enough to get a discount. I have an order for 4 hoodies/sweatshirts now so let me know if I can add you to the list. You will have to pay your own shipping if you do not live close to Chase or Hutchinson where they can be picked up.
I want to thank Nick Wood, Class of 2003, for stepping up and volunteering to be Class Rep or that class. If you will check on the Class Representatives page you will see there are some classes that do not have a Class Representative. Please think it over and consider volunteering for that position. Everyone asks me what are the qualifications to be a Class Rep. Mostly three things are needed. 1. Keep in touch best you can with your class, 2. Try to keep me updated on current addresses and 3. plan a class reunion for your class at your discretion, most do every 5 years but again that is up to you and your class. Thank you for considering it.
Update on Cole and I on the Covid shots, we have both had the first one and get the second ones next week. I have heard many that are getting the shot and I urge all of you if you are offered one to take it. Lets get this stamped out best we can. We need to still be diligent in our prayers for everyone and the Covid 19 virus. I know several of our alumni that has had or have it. And we have lost a few to it. It is serious so be careful out there, wear your mask, wash your hands, distance if you can and stay home if you don't feel well.
Until next time--
Sherry Bliss Cole, Class of 1964
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