Letter from the President

Greetings from your President, Phil Bob Feigel “65


I have enjoyed serving as your Association President for the past two years. Now that we are close to getting this COVID mess behind us and with the election of the new Alumni Association board, I will be assuming the role of Vice President supporting Pat Ritchey our new President.

To give you an idea of what we accomplished this past year, here are a few highlights. We have gotten our legal house in order by updating the Association by-laws which will soon be available on our web page for your review. I want to thank Cheryl Feigel for helping me research and draft the updated by-laws. Thank you to Linda Bach and Nancy Stengel for their committee review leading to approval. Through the pandemic we have continued our Scholarship Program, thanks to Nancy Jordan Hancock and our Hall of Fame Program thanks to Melanie Rhorer McCloud. However, I feel a special thank you is due Marian Kurz Hudson. Marian has not only been our Treasurer responsible for our financial records and filings, but she has also maintained our association membership records and history. In addition, she has been our webmaster keeping our site up to date.  Marian and Nancy Hancock have been responsible for development and production of our annual Newsletter from writing and editing to lay out, design and production. Also, thank you to those who attended the monthly meetings, voted on Association business and supported the Association with their ideas and comments.

The pandemic did not slow us down. Our next big event is the Annual Dinner.  Spindletop was such a tremendous venue last year we selected it again this year. The Class of ‘62 will be joining us as part of their reunion celebration. Please make your reservations for this year’s dinner ASAP to optimize seating. The reservation form is on the last page of this Newsletter or you can register on our web site at LafayetteSrHighAlumni.com. We will be introducing our new Association Officers and our Scholarship Recipient for 2022.

 I was pleased to accept the role of Vice President going forward. My primary focus will be to expand our membership. We need to increase the number of active members who will attend monthly meetings and help us achieve our goals. Specifically, we need to increase our membership of those who graduated after the 60’s to ensure the future of the Alumni Association. If you or a graduate you know would like to contribute, please contact me prfeigel@yahoo.com .