Minutes of May 31, 2017 Business Meeting

Wednesday May 31, 2017 6:30 pm. Crown Point Civic Center

Attendees: Terry Lee, President; Ron Hampton, Vice President; Christine Lee, Secretary; Elaine Raker, Treasurer; Bud Bowman, Lynn Clay, Chester Rybicki, Roger Blake, and Wayne Raker Board of Directors; and  student ambassador Arriana Rainwater. Jeanann Freier newly elected board member and lifetime member Deborah Deaton

Approval of the May 31, 2017 Minutes Bud Bowman moved to approve the May 2017 minutes as presented. This motion was seconded by Roger Blake.  Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Passed

Approval of the April 2017 Financial Report Elaine Raker presented the April 2017 financial report with an ending balance of $25.299.15 in all accounts. Chester Rybicki moved to accept the April 2017 financial report as presented. Roger Blake seconded the motion. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to accept April financial report as presented. Motion Passed

Approval of the Hall of Fame Banquet and Cash Raffle financial reports  Roger Blake moved to accept the HOF banquet financial report with an ending balance of $780.15 and the Cash Raffle with an ending balance after all prizes were awarded in the amount of $1,123.90. Chester Rybicki seconded this motion. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to accept HOF banquet financial report and cash raffle financial report as presented. Motion Passed

Scholarships

Terry Lee stated the scholarship presentations on May 10, 2017 went well and he handed out programs for that event. Arriana thanked everyone for her scholarship.

Correspondence

Terry sent new lifetime member packets to Everett “Budd” Ballou, Diane Green Hoernig class of 1967 and Jane Isley Thesing class of 1965. Chris sent 31 books and thank you notes to our banquet book advertisers. Chris gave 9 scholarship letters with directions for receiving their scholarship funds with their gift bags. We also sent a thank you letter to Bud Perry for his donation of $300 from his raffle winnings. Get well card was sent to Alice Lauterbur.

We received thank you notes from Dakota Alessandrini, Matt Krampen, and Hannah Kukuvugya. These are three of our scholarship recipients.

4th of July Picnic  Elaine and Wayne Raker reminded everyone of their annual 4th of July picnic starting at 11:00 a.m.at their home.

Advertising and Promotional Purchase Ron Hampton stated he did not purchase the ink pens that were approved for purchase at our April meeting. The price had increased substantially when he called to order them.

Adjournment Roger Blake moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Wayne Raker seconded this motion and everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to adjourning to our June 28, 2017 meeting @ 6:30 p.m. at the Crown Point Civic Center.

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Business Meeting Agenda May 31, 2017

Approval of the April 2017 Minutes Christine Lee

Financial Review Elaine Raker

Business   

Banquet

Scholarships

Other Business

Correspondence – Terry sent new lifetime member packets to Everett “Budd” Ballou, Diane Green Hoernig class of 1967 and Jane Isley Thesing class of 1965. Chris sent 31 books and thank you notes to our banquet book advertisers. Chris gave 9 scholarship letters with directions for receiving their scholarship funds with their gift bags. We also sent a thank you letter to Bud Perry for his donation of $300 from his raffle winnings. Get well card to Alice Lauterbur.

Adjournment to our June 28, 2017 meeting at Crown Point Civic Center

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Annual and Business Meetings Minutes April 26, 2017

Attendees: Terry Lee, President; Ron Hampton, Vice President; Elaine Raker, Treasurer; Lynn Clay, Chester Rybicki, Bud Bowman and Wayne Raker, Board of Directors. Kathy Stanley, Jeanann Freier, Karen Smith, Brooke Yeager, Deborah Deaton and Arriana Rainwater were also present.

At 6:30 p.m. Terry Lee opened the annual meeting and Elaine Raker read the annual financial report.

The beginning balance on January 1, 2016 in the general fund was $9.448.21 and the general fund closing balance on December 31, 2016 was $14,556.53. The beginning balance on January 1, 2016 in the gaming account was $2,189.71 and the ending balance in the gaming account on December 31, 2016 was $2,366.41 The total ending balance for both accounts on December 31, 2016 was $16,922.94.

Elaine Raker moved to change our end of the year meeting to January of each year from April. Wayne seconded the motion. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to change our end of the year meeting to January of each year from April. Motion Passed

Chester Rybicki moved to accept the 2016 annual financial report as presented. Chris Lee seconded the motion. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to accept the 2016 annual financial report as presented. Motion Passed.

At 6:43 p.m. Wayne Raker moved to adjourn the annual meeting and Chester Rybicki seconded the motion. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to adjourn the annual meeting. Motion Passed.

At 6:44 p.m. Terry Lee opened the regular April business meeting.

Approval of the March 29, 2017 Minutes Wayne Raker moved to approve the March 29, 2017 minutes as presented. This motion was seconded by Chester Rybicki. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to accept the March 29, 2017. Motion Passed.

Approval of the March 2017 Financial Report Elaine Raker presented the March 2017 financial report with an ending balance of $25,989.51 in both accounts. Chris Lee  moved to accept the March 2017 financial report as presented. Lynn Clay seconded the motion. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to accept the March financial report as presented. Motion Passed

Business

Board of Directors appointments Terry Lee presented the new board of directors as follows: Charles (Bud) Bowman, Lynn Clay, Jeanann Freier, Chester R. Rybicki, and Kathy Stanley. Ron Hampton moved to accept the appointments of the board of directors and Bud Bowman seconded the motion. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to accept the new board of directors presented. Motion Passed.

Banquet

The count to date of attendees is 110.  Dr. Louis Sertich sent in a $1,000 donation for our scholarship funds with payment for one more dinner ticket.

Deborah Deaton said she would sell raffle tickets and only accept cash. Chris Lee said Deborah could send anyone that would like to make a purchase with credit cards to her.

Terry asked all of our set up helpers to be at the hall by 4:00 p.m.

Scholarships

Lynn Clay reported that we had 38 applications for scholarships this year. Ron Hampton moved to award our scholarships as follows: $500 Bob Rees Wrestling Scholarship goes to Justin Akers; $1,200 Theodore W. Smith Scholarship will go to Gabriela Risteski; $1,200 portrait of a graduate goes to Dakota Alessandrini and the second POG scholarship in the amount of !,200 will be awarded to Hannah Kukvvugya; The $1,200 Bulldog Underdog scholarship is awarded to Conner Clark; the class of 1961 $1,000 scholarship will go to Arriana Rainwater; the $1,200 Paul and Mary Catherine Georgas will be awarded to Matthew Krampton; the $3,500 in memory of Nolan Gold scholarship will be awarded to Leah Huffine; and the Keith Perry $5,000 scholarship is to be awarded to Autumn Taylor Chandos. This is a total of $16,000 in scholarship awards. This motion was seconded by Bud Bowman. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to award the scholarships to the listed students as presented. Motion Passed.

Advertising/Promotional Materials

Ron Hampton passed around an ink pen that he would like to order to use as handouts at our events. Lynn Clay moved to purchase 500 of these pens at a rate of $1.18 cents each. Chris Lee seconded this motion. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to purchase 500 ink pens for promotional purposes. Motion Passed.

Princess and Super Hero Event

Ron Hampton introduced Brooke Yeager and explained that she is his contact at the school for scheduling students to help with this event. He also stated our $500 deposit is paid to reserve the Sts. Peter and Paul banquet hall on November 4, 2017. He also described some of the games and events that will be taking place during this event. They may be calling this event the Capes and Crowns

Correspondence – Sent a new lifetime member packet to Ken Witt – retired teacher and class of 1974 graduate

Lynn Clay moved to close the meeting at 7:18 p.m. This motion was seconded by Ron Hampton and everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to adjourning to our May 31, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. meeting at Crown Point Civic Center

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2017 Teacher Hall of Fame

Everett “Budd” Ballou
1976-1999

Budd graduated from Lowell High School in 1958, where he participated in football, wrestling, track and baseball. Budd is an elected member of the Lowell Athletic Hall of Fame. He graduated Indiana State University in 1962 earning a B.S. degree in social studies and physical education. He returned to complete his M.S. in 1967. He taught at Cedar Lake, Lowell, Griffith, Hammond, and Crown Point. While at Crown Point High School, he coached football, wrestling, and track. He also served as Student Council Sponsor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Sponsor, Social Studies Department Chairman and Assistant Principal. Budd has written a book, RESTORING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE, about the early schools in the Lowell-Cedar Lake area. He is currently working on a booklet for the Colfax Masonic Lodge in Lowell. Budd is a sixty-four year member of Indian Trail Grange in Lowell. He is also a member of the Camp Porter Sons of the Civil War Society in Valparaiso and of Three Creeks Historical Association in Lowell. Budd has been married to his wife, Cindy, for forty-six years. They have four children, Jerilynne, Terry, Rhett, and Ben, and ten grandchildren.

Doris Dunn
1963-1974

Doris was born on January 7, 1921 and attended Crown Point High School, graduating in 1937.  She attended Indiana University, graduating in 1941 with a B.S. in Education. Doris began teaching at Lowell High School in September 1941. During this time, she obtained her pilot’s license but was unable to serve as a pilot in the military because of height requirements. Doris met Jack Dunn during the summer of 1944 in San Antonio, Texas, and they were married in September 1945. While her husband was completing his undergraduate education at the University of Texas, Doris worked as a librarian at the UT engineering library. Jack Dunn received a degree in mechanical engineering and was employed by Sinclair Oil Company in Northwest Indiana.  Doris became a full-time mother, ultimately to three sons. In 1963, the family moved to Crown Point, living at the present site of Crown Point High School.  In 1963, Doris joined the faculty at Crown Point High School, teaching government, economics, speech and world affairs. She also coached the speech and debate team and served as the sponsor/advisor to the students who competed on the “It’s Academic” TV show in the Chicago area. The team from CPHS, that included her son Randy, won the series in 1967. During her tenure as a teacher at CPHS, Doris obtained advanced degrees from Northwestern and Valparaiso Universities in the fields of theater and arts; and liberal studies with an emphasis on world affairs.  She also served as co-chair of the Girls State program for several years, along with Marvella Bayh, wife of Senator Birch Bayh. They moved to Valdez, Alaska. Her husband became the General Manager of Maintenance for the Alyeska organization at the Valdez oil pipeline. Unfortunately, Jack passed away in 1978, and Doris moved to Corvallis, Oregon.  She became very active in various philanthropic organizations, including leadership positions at the state and national levels with the PEO and the Assistants League. As a teacher, Doris sought to build the confidence of her students, enhance their feelings of self worth and facilitate their growth as adults.  In her mind, no goal was too high or challenge too large for her students. She truly loved them.

Charles G. Isley
1946-1978

Mr. Isley was raised on a farm in Shelby County, Indiana.  He graduated first in his class (of 6) from Mt. Auburn High School, and then attended DePauw University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1934.  While at DePauw he played center on the basketball team, in the days when there was a center jump after every basket, and the typical final score was something like 26-22.  He taught and coached basketball at Mt. Auburn and Kokomo high schools and was inducted into what was then the Army Air Force with the coming of World War II.  He served in the Air Force in the U.S. and Asia during the war and continued in the Air Force Reserve, retiring from the service in 1969 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Isley received his master’s degree in education from Indiana University in 1946, and also in that year began teaching in the Crown Point schools.  He taught math, primarily algebra, at the high school.  As a teacher, he was known for giving quizzes 2-3 times a week and for calling all his students by their last names.  He retired in 1978 with 33 years of service.  Along with teaching, he coached basketball at CPHS, primarily freshman basketball, and also was the starter for high school track meets for many years.   He was an active member of the Crown Point Kiwanis Club and the First Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Virginia, had two children, Jane and John, and three grandchildren. The Isleys’ enjoyed an active retirement mostly in Crown Point with winters in Florida and lots of golf, barbecues, bridge, and friends in both places.  Mr. Isley died in June 2000 at age 87.  Mr. and Mrs. Isley established an endowment fund with the Crown Point Community Foundation from which the proceeds are given to benefit the Crown Point Community Schools.

Kenneth M. Witt
1979-2012

Ken was born in 1956 in Gary Indiana. The family moved to Crown Point in 1966 and he has been a Crown Point resident ever since. He graduated from Crown Point High School in 1974. While at CPHS, Ken was a two year member of the National Honor Society, and vice president as well as president of the Letterman’s Club. He competed in cross country and track earning All–Star honors in cross country his senior year. He went on to compete in cross country and track at Purdue University for two years until he was sidelined by an injury. He graduated from Purdue with a degree in Chemistry in 1979, and started teaching at Crown Point High School. Over the span of 33 years, Ken taught Chemistry, Technical Chemistry, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Dual Credit Chemistry, Physical Science and Earth Science. He coached boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ and boy’s track. His coaching highlights include a 3rd place state finish in girls’ cross country in 1997, and a girls’ track regional championship in 1998. After retiring in 2012, he assisted with boys’ cross country and track teams for an additional three years. In 2007 Ken was inducted into the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame. Ken married his high school sweetheart, Laura in 1979 . They have three children Alison, Melanie and Brian.

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2017 Alumni Hall of Fame

Dr. Mary Davis Carroll
Class of 1939

Mary Elizabeth Davis received both her name and a home when she came to Crown Point at the age of 6. She lived on Ellendale Farm in the care of Mary Ellen Davis, who adopted her at the age of 13.  She attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Crown Point High School in 1939.  She was class salutatorian; participated in debate, theater and girls’ basketball; and was editor-in-chief of the yearbook.he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1943, and afterward she remained at the university and taught labs, receiving her M.S. in physiology in 1944.  She entered the University of Chicago medical school and received her M.D. there in 1948. After internship at Passavant Hospital in Chicago, she began her medical practice in Crown Point in 1950 as a partner of Drs. Birdzell and Steele, in a building at 124 North Main Street owned by Louise Kincy, where Dr. Birdzell and Dr. John Iddings had practiced together since 1938.  She is believed to be the first female MD to have a general medical practice in Lake County. Action by legislators created the Crown Point Hospital Authority, which approved the establishment of St. Anthony Medical Center (now known as Franciscan Health Crown Point).  The hospital opened its doors March 1, 1974.  She was on the board from 1974 to 1976 and was chief of medical staff in 1976 and 1977.  She was also medical director of the St. Anthony Nursing Home from 1976 to 1995. Dr. Carroll was certified by the American Board of Family Practice.  She was a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Practice and the Indiana Academy of Family Practice (on the board of which she also served).   She was a member of the Lake County Medical Society, serving on its board from 1972-93 and as president in 1981-82.  She practiced in Crown Point for about 45 years, retiring in 1995 at the age of 74. She married William F. Carroll in December of 1947, and they lived on Ellendale Farm for the remainder of their lives.   Carroll became a lawyer in Crown Point.  In the midst of their busy professions, they raised four children:  William Jr., a retired chemist in Dallas, TX; Mary Ellen, a lawyer in Chapel Hill, NC; and James and Catherine, both now deceased.  Outside of medical practice, she offered service to the community as a lifelong member of the Tri Kappa service sorority; as a member (and past president) of the St. Mary Home and School Association; and as a member of the St. Matthias Parish Council.  Mary Davis Carroll—Dr. Mary—passed away January 23, 2000 at the age of 78.

Judy Wagondblast Herting M.D. Class of 1978

Judy grew up in Crown Point as part of the 5th generation of Wagonblast on the family farm. At Crown Point high school Judy lettered in volleyball and track and enriched their interest in the sciences in Mr. Charles “Bud” Bowman’s and Mr. Robert Conard’s classes. She graduated in 1978 as one of the class valedictorians. In 1982 Judy graduated from Valparaiso University with double majors in biology and chemistry. From there, Judy attended the Indiana University of Medicine. In 1990 she completed her anesthesia residency at the University of Cincinnati with a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia. Dr. Herting has worked as a pediatric anesthesiologist for 26 years in Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. From 1992-95 she served a s the Medical Director of anesthesia. From 2000-2005 Judy moved into the position of President of her private anesthesia corporation, managing the business aspects of her practice. Throughout her time serving in administrative roles, Judy has continued to work three days a week in the operating room and shared in call duties. Outside of work, Judy has volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for twelve years, Church Council member, adult assistant in church youth group for eight years and children’s Sunday school teacher for over 15 years. In her spare time Judy enjoys gardening, biking and traveling. Dr. Herting is blessed with a wonderful husband of 30 years, Carl Herting, and their 3 talented children: Andrew, Daniel and Elizabeth. Their sons are both mechanical engineers and their daughter will be a high school math teacher. Judy attributes her success in life to faith in God, her loving, encouraging parents, Doris and Harry Wagonblast her supportive husband, and many gifted teachers through the years.

Jodi Jawor, PhD.
Class of 1989

Dr. Jawor was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Crown Point, Indiana graduating from Crown Point High School in 1989.  She attended Ball State University receiving a Bachelor’s and then Masters of Science in Biological Sciences and then moved to the University of Dayton to complete her Doctorate.  Following a post-doctoral appointment at Indiana University, Dr. Jawor became a faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi as first an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Biology.  Recently Dr. Jawor began a position as a Program Director for the National Science Foundation.  Dr. Jawor is an author on over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications, is a co-author on a chapter in the book Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco, and has had her research highlighted on NPR’s A Moment of Science and other internet media outlets.  Dr. Jawor’s research has focused on the evolution and expression of animal behaviors and the hormone mechanisms that control and influence behavioral expression in a variety of bird species.  Recently she has begun work investigating the hormonal and genetic controls of vocal learning in adult birds with collaborators at New Mexico State University and Georgia State University.  Dr. Jawor and her husband SFC Geoffrey Williams currently live in Texas where, when time permits, they enjoy hiking and bird watching and both plan on getting back into bike riding once life settles down a bit.

Mary Toman Ragsdale
Class of 1973

Mary (Toman) Ragsdale has worked in the field of education for 38 years, as a teacher and administrator focusing on the academic and social development of students with a range of learning needs. After graduating from Crown Point High School in 1973, she earned a bachelor of science in education from Ball State and a master of science in education, with certifications in learning disabilities and gifted education, from Indiana University. In the 1980s, Mary worked primarily in the area of gifted and talented education, as a teacher and as a consultant with the Indiana Department of Education. Since the 1990s, she has focused on children with learning differences, particularly in the language arts. As a founding educator of the Hutson School (now Fortune Academy) in Indianapolis, Mary developed programs and multisensory curricula for students with severe dyslexia and other learning differences. Since 2011, Mary has been a teacher and administrator at the Curry Ingram Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee, a K-12 college preparatory school for children with unique learning styles and learning differences. She is currently division head of the middle school. Mary and her husband, Roy, live in Franklin, Tennessee, near Nashville. They have two daughters: Elizabeth, who is a nursing administrator in Shelbyville, Tennessee; and Lynn, who is in 10th grade.

Dr. Louis Sertich D.D.S., M.S.,
Class of1973
Class of

Dr. Lou Sertich was born in East Chicago, IN, and moved to Crown Point to enter Crown Point High School in 1970. He was active as a percussionist in band and orchestra, and in student council, where he served as President his senior year. Lou attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in economics and pre-med. He graduated in only three years. Loyola University presented Sertich with a Master Degree after completing a research thesis at its Dental School in Maywood, Il. Indiana University School of Dentistry granted Sertich a Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1982. He then returned to the area to start his clinical practice and raise a family. Dr. Sertich married his high school prom date, Pam Hill, also from the class of 1973. They have three children, Maureen, John and Matthew. Dr. Sertich has had a successful dental practice in Merrillville for 35 years. He has earned a Fellowship from The Academy of General Dentistry and International College of Dentistry, as well as numerous awards from the Northwest Indiana Dental Society. For spare time, Dr. Sertich flies a federally seized ex drug plane, enjoys travel and fishing. He is still waiting for grandchildren.

Honorable Geoffrey Slaughter
Class of 1981

Geoffrey G. Slaughter was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Mike Pence in May 2016. He took the oath of office as Indiana’s 109th Supreme Court Justice on June 13, 2016. Justice Slaughter was born in Gary, Indiana, in 1962 and grew up in nearby Crown Point. After graduating from high school in 1981, he attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and in 1985 received a bachelor of arts in economics, graduating with a high honors. In 1989, he received an M.B.A. in finance from the Kelley School of Business and his juis doctor cum laude from IU’s Maurer School of Law. After law school, Justice Slaughter served for two years as a law clerk to Chief Judge Allen Sharp, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend. He then worked in private practice with the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis, concentrating on antitrust, bankruptcy, and other complex business litigation. From 1995-2001, he served as special counsel to the Attorney General of Indiana.  Before joining the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Slaughter was a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis and litigated complex business disputes in both state and federal courts. Justice Slaughter has been an active member of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and the appellate-practice sections of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Committed to furthering civics and constitutional education, Justice Slaughter has volunteered as judge for the “We the People” competition since 1996. In his spare time, Justice Slaughter roots for the Chicago Cubs and IU football.

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April 26, 2017 Business Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. April 26, 2017

Crown Point Civic Center

Annual  Meeting

Close annual meeting and open regular business meeting

Approval of the March 29, 2017 Minutes Christine Lee

Financial Review Elaine Raker

Business   

Appointment of two new Board of Directors

Banquet

Scholarships

Other Business

Correspondence – Sent a new lifetime member packet to Ken Witt – retired teacher and class of 1974 graduate

Adjournment to our May 31, 2017 meeting at Crown Point Civic Center

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March 29, 2017 business meeting minutes

Wednesday March 29, 2017 6:30 pm. Crown Point Civic Center

Attendees: Terry Lee, President; Ron Hampton, Vice President; Elaine Raker, Treasurer; Lynn Clay, Chester Rybicki, Bud Bowman and Wayne Raker, Board of Directors. Kathy Stanley, Deborah Deaton and Arriana Rainwater were also present.

Approval of the February 22, 2017 Minutes Wayne Raker moved to approve the February 22, 2017 minutes as presented. This motion was seconded by Kathy Stanley. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Passed

Approval of the February 2017 Financial Report Elaine Raker presented the February 2017 financial report with an ending balance of $24,406.11. Wayne Raker moved to accept the February 2017 financial report as presented. Kathy Stanley seconded the motion. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to accept the February financial report as presented. Motion Passed

Business

Princess Luncheon Ron Hampton stated the hall is reserved for November 4th.  We will need a lot of students to help with this function.

Super Hero costumes are needed to be purchased for $70 each.      

The meal will be served family style at the tables. They do not have a sound system for music.

Hall of Fame Banquet April 29, 2017 – We have sold 311 raffle tickets and need help selling more. Come help us set up the hall at 4:30 that evening.

Two of our advertisers have not paid their fee and need to be sent a reminder.

Bowling event – We brought in a profit of $1,179.00 from the glow in the dark bowling.

Scholarships – We will be picking up the scholarship applications from the school on April 17, 2017.  Lynn will distribute the applications for committee review.

There was a discussion of how we will know if each grantor will continue their scholarship donations. There was an occasion in the past where the scholarship grantor chose not to continue funding their scholarship and did not pay the promised amount.

Bud Bowman moved to adopt a new policy that each scholarship grantor will be requested to submit payment for their scholarships to our Treasurer by February 1 of each year. Our Secretary will send out an annual letter of request to each grantor. Chester Rybicki seconded the motion. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to accept a new policy for request of scholarship funds to our Treasurer by February 1, of every year. Motion Passed

Correspondence – Chris Lee sent thank you notes to our bowling sponsors: Super Bowl, Chick-Fil-A, Beggars Pizza, Dominos Pizza, Langel’s Pizza, Joyce Whistoff and Deborah Deaton.

New lifetime member Janelle Haack – retired teacher 287 invitations to the banquet were mailed

Ken Witt’s application for a lifetime membership was received the night of this meeting.

Terry stated he had stopped in to see Ms. Lauterbur this evening. She is doing well and was happy to receive the banquet books that Terry brought her.

New Board of Director Nomination – Ron Hampton moved to nominate Kathy Stanley for appointment to our Board of Directors. This motion was seconded by Chester Rybicki. Everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to nominate Kathy Stanley to our Board of Directors. Motion Passed

Adjournment Wayne Raker moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 p.m. Chester Rybicki seconded this motion and everyone present signified by stating “Aye” to adjourning to our April 26, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. meeting at Crown Point Civic Center

 

Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. March 29, 2017

 Crown Point Civic Center

 Approval of the February 22, 2017 Minutes Christine Lee

 Approval of the January Financial Review Elaine Raker

Business   

Princess Luncheon – Brooke Yeager

Banquet

Raffle ticket sales report

Scholarships

Other Business

Correspondence – Thank you notes were sent to our bowling sponsors: Super Bowl, Chick-Fil-A, Beggars Pizza, Dominos Pizza, Langel’s Pizza, Joyce Wistoff and Deborah Deaton.

New lifetime member Janelle Haack – retired teacher  287 invitations to the banquet were mailed

Adjournment to our April 26, 2017 meeting at Crown Point Civic Center

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2016 Alumni Hall of Fame

COL Andrew C. Dillon, Class of 1986 Mr. Dillon was born and raised in northwest Indiana, with the exception of being a Rotary Exchange student in Belem do Para, Brazil for his junior year of high school. He was active in swimming, cross county, and band. After graduating from CPHS he received an appointment to West Point and graduated in 1990, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Field Artillery. His active assignments took him to various locations in Germany. In 1995 he transitioned to the US Army Reserves, and started his civilian career in logistics. He has been recalled to active duty and deployed several times including Iraq 2003, again in 2004 to July 2005, Afghanistan in 2012 and Saudi Arabia 2013-2014. In March 2014, as a Lieutenant Colonel, he became Battalion Commander of 3rd Battalion, 335th Regiment at Fort Sheridan, IL. In December 2015 he was confirmed by the US Senate for promotion to Colonel. Mr. Dillon has been active in civic and veteran affairs. He resides in Western Springs Illinois with his wife DeeAnn and their two children, Sam and Leah.

 

Barbara J. Toman, Class of 1979 Barbara is a Rhodes Scholar. She was elected from Indiana in 1983 after earning a B.A. in journalism and English at Indiana University. At Oxford University, Barbara earned a B.A. in politics and philosophy and an M.Litt. in politics. She subsequently worked as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal in London, covering British politics and the European Union as well as writing general economic and corporate news and features. Since returning to the United States in 1991, Barbara has lived with her husband, Ian Jarman, in Rochester, Minnesota. They have a daughter and a son. Barbara is now a science and medical writer for the Mayo Clinic, specializing in the neurosciences, and a freelance editor. She is an active volunteer in her community and serves on a committee that selects Rhodes Scholars.

Michael Toman PhD, Class of 1972 Mike is the son of Robert and Nancy Toman, and older brother to Mary and Barbara. Mike was an honors student at CPHS whose activities included Choir, jazz band, and community youth theater group Mellow-Dramatics. Mike attended Indiana University and the University of Rochester, where he received a PhD in economics in 1983. After moving to Washington, DC, Mike worked for Resources for the Future, a research think tank concerned with natural resources and environmental issues. He also served on the staff of the White House agency, the Council of Economic Advisers. He has worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank, international organizations that provide technical assistance as well as loans to eradicate poverty and promote the economic development of lower-income countries. In his current position at the World Bank, Mike has traveled to a number of countries. Mike and his wife, Toi Carter (an attorney at George Washington University), live in Bethesda, Maryland and enjoy attending plays, travel, and quiet weekends at their cabin. Mike’s daughter Julia is a physician doing her residency and his son John is a PhD student in computer science.

Eston “Bud” Perry PhD, Class of 1954 Crown Point graduate, class of 1954, Eston “Bud” Perry, graduated from Indiana State and entered the business world. He is a businessman and entrepreneur, Chairman of the Board of 124 Madison Corporation- a real estate development, management, holding and leasing company headquartered in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mr. Perry also oversees a family run Foundation, the Hollie and Anna Oakley Foundation. He has served on Boards of Fifth Third Bank Indiana, Indiana State University Foundation, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and Country Club of Terre Haute. He has served as President of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Terre Haute and United Way of Indiana. Mr. Perry received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities from his alma mater Indiana State University in 2015. He is married to Alice Anne Schmidt Perry, a Purdue graduate and they have 3 children Julie (Heck), Jeffrey, and Jennifer (Norris).The Perry family reside in Terre Haute, Indiana and Windermere, FL

Keith Perry PhD, Class of 1956 Keith Perry was active in HI Y, science club, FFA, and served as a class officer at CPHS. He competed in varsity football, basketball, and track. He attended Indiana State Teachers College where he majored in biology and health science education. After graduation in 1960 he taught biology at Lowell High School and coached football, basketball, and baseball. In 1963, he was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to Kansas State Teachers College where he obtained a Master of Science degree, with a major in biology and minor in organic and biochemistry. After obtaining his degree he returned to teaching biology at Lake Central High School where he served as Science Department chairman. While teaching, Perry did post-graduate studies in botany at the University of New Hampshire, mathematics and physics at Purdue University, Science Laboratory Techniques at DePaul University in Chicago, and biology and organic chemistry at Indiana State University. During his tenure at Lake Central High School, he served as the Science Fair Director, a Calumet Regional Science Fair Committee member, and presented numerous workshops on laboratory techniques for elementary school teachers. He was listed in the publication Leaders of American Elementary and Secondary Education. He received the Westinghouse Award of Honor for Meritorious Work with science students and was a finalist for the Indiana Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year Award. In 1976, Perry earned a fellowship to study for his Ph.D at Indiana State University in Educational Administration. After obtaining his doctorate in 1978, Dr. Perry was employed by DeKalb County Central United School District as a building level administrator, later becoming business manager, and then superintendent of schools. Dr. Perry is a firm believer that obtaining a sound education is one of the keys to achieving a successful life. Supporting his belief, he is a regular contributor to the Indiana State University Scholarship Foundation, as well as, providing tuition scholarships to local deserving students. Dr. Perry and his family have lived in Auburn, Indiana, for over 36 years.

Dr. Joseph Kacmar, Class of 1968 Born in April 1950, he was the third of nine children. They all attended St. Mary’s grade school, graduated from Crown Point high school and completed college degrees. His father worked as a millwright at US Steel in Gary, and his mother was always there for them as a stay-at-home housewife. Dr. Kacmar grew up playing baseball, running cross-country and track, playing basketball and also freshman football. After high school, he attended DePaul University and graduated in 1972 with a degree in chemistry. Dr. Kacmar went on to medical school at Indiana University, completing an M.D. degree in 1976. Following med school, he completed a family practice residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, and ultimately came to practice in Crown Point in 1979. He joined a practice with Dr. Horst and Dr. Carpenter and has continued in that practice since 1979. Dr Kacmar married the former Barbara Wild (also a Crown Point graduate) in 1973 while still in med school. They have two sons, both of whom are married, and they now have three grandchildren. Over the years, he has been involved in youth sports and has served on various committees at St. Anthony’s Hospital here in Crown Point. Dr. Kacmar enjoys gardening and continues to be active with tennis and golf, although he admits that he is not greatly accomplished at either.


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2016 Teacher Hall of Fame

David P. Schaeffer, 1957-1994 Mr. Schaeffer grew up in Hammond, Indiana and graduated from Hammond High School in 1950. He attended Indiana State University from 1950-1954 earning his BS in Education. While at Indiana State he was on the football team playing both offensive guard and defensive linebacker. During his senior year of college, Mr. Schaeffer served as captain of the football team and was awarded MVP. Mr. Schaeffer joined the US Marine Corp and was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. His career at CPHS started in 1957 teaching biology and life science. During his time at CPHS he was also head coach of the boys’ varsity football team from 1963-1971. Mr. Schaeffer has four children; Eric, Laura, Ilene and Evelyn and four grandchildren. In his retirement, he enjoys playing golf, traveling to northern Wisconsin and attending the sporting events of his grandchildren.

Jerry A. Caravana, 1967-2007 Born in Tempe, Arizona, Mr. Caravana was raised in Gary, Indiana, and attended Andrean High School. He graduated from Ball State University, BS., MA in 1967 at 22 years of age. During his 40 year tenure he taught and was Department Coordinator for Business Education. He continued his later years as Crown Point High School’s Athletic Director and planned and designed the indoor and outdoor athletic complex for the new high school. He has received numerous awards for his work with the Duneland Athletic Conference and State associations. Jerry established a $40,000 endowment upon retirement that awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. He continues his service to the schools and community serving in his second term as a school board member.

Charlotte Ann Johnsen, 1963-1994 Charlotte Ann was born on the 20th of February, 1939 in Greencastle, Indiana. Charlotte graduated from Clayton High School in 1959. In 1963 Charlotte graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute where she earned her Bachelor and Masters Degrees. She joined the staff of Taft Junior High School in 1963 where she met Dan Johnsen and they wed in 1968. Both joined the staff at CPHS in the latter 1970’s. Charlotte taught physical education and was a sponsor for cheerleading. She enjoyed attending and supporting all the school sporting events. She was a member of the John Purdue Club. She loved Purdue sports. She and Dan attended over 150 straight football games over a 13-14 year stretch including 12 bowl games. Charlotte was a member of Tri-Kappa Sorority in Crown Point and belonged to the Gary Sportsman Club.

Scott S. Vlink, 1979-2016, Scott  was born December 14th, 1955 in Libertyville Illinois. He graduated from Libertyville High School in 1974. While at Libertyville High School, he was a member of the football, wrestling and baseball teams. He attended Indiana State University and graduated in 1979 with a BS degree in physical education and a minor in health education. While at ISU he was a member of the wrestling team earning four varsity letters. In 1979, he was hired by the Crown Point Community School Corporation to teach physical education, health and to coach wrestling and football at the high school. The wrestling teams that he has coached have enjoyed much success, winning the IHSAA state championship in 2009. After a 37 year career at CPHS Scott will retire in the spring of 2016.He has been married to his wife Gayle for 37 years. Together they have three children, David, Mark and Kevin.


 

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CPHS Alumni Association Teacher Hall of Fame 2015

Deborah Taylor Cuffia, 1973-2013
English
Born and raised in Ohio and Iowa, Deborah Cuffia graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, Iowa, and attended Indiana State University, earning a BS in education with a major in English. Deborah also completed her MS in education at Indiana University with a concentration in reading and her administrator’s license from Indiana Wesleyan University. After teaching reading to high school students for one year in Robinson, Illinois, Deb moved to northwestern Indiana and began teaching at Crown Point High School, where she happily spent the remainder of her career. During her tenure at CPHS, she taught 9th and 10th transitional English, 9th and 10th regular English, and senior college-bound English literature and world literature for 32 years. In addition to coaching varsity girls’ tennis for 16 years, she also chaired the School Improvement team for 6 years, was English Department Chair for 12 years, and assistant principal for 6 years. Deborah is married to Jim, has a daughter Kristen, a son-in-law Phil, and three grandchildren.

Joseph C. Heuer, 1956-1989
Industrial Education, Coach, and Sponsor
Mr. Heuer graduated from Purdue University with a BS degree in Trade and Industrial Education in January 1954. He earned his MS degree from Indiana State University in 1964. He served in the US Army doing topographical map drafting1954-1956. He taught mechanical drawing and architectural drawing for 33 years at CPHS, 1956-1989. He was head of the Industrial Education Department from 1959 through 1979. He coached boys golf from 1980-1989. Mr. Heuer also worked during the summer months as a product engineering draftsman at the Anderson Co. for 28 years. He served as Vice President and President of the Crown Point Classroom Teacher Association. He started and sponsored the Chess Club in 1956 and sponsored the Camera Club. He served as head sponsor for the class of 1967. He served in many positions in District 1, in the Indiana Industrial Education Association. Mr. Heuer moved through the ranks to serve as State President of the IIEA. Joe says that he has been blessed by God with a large family and second wife, Donna L. Bissey Keller, widow of Russ Keller, after the death of his first wife Carolyn Sorrell Heuer.

Nancy Huber May, 1970-2009
Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus
Mrs. May began her teaching career at Taft Junior High School in 1970. After maternity leave, she started teaching at Crown Point High School in 1977. She continued teaching at the high school until she retired in August of 2009. During her teaching career she taught all levels of mathematics and was the math department chairperson for twenty years.

Nancy and Tom May both graduated from Cannelton High School in Cannelton, Indiana. They went on to Indiana State University and earned their BS and MS degrees. Tom and Nancy have two children Jennifer and Jeff.

Tom May, 1970-2009
Physical Education, Health,
Fitness and Nutrition
Mr. May began his teaching career at Winfield Elementary and in 1972 moved to Taft Junior High. In 1975, he went on to teach at Crown Point High School. He served as the Physical Education department Chair for twenty-five years. Tom led the Bulldog Girls Basketball players to two state championships.

Malcolm “Mac” P. Ruby, 1943-1977
Biology & Chemistry Teacher and Coach
Mr. Ruby came to Crown Point in 1943 after teaching at Fountain City and Centerville Indiana. He held a liberal arts degree from Earlham College and MA from Ball State Teachers College. He taught biology and chemistry at Crown Point. Mr. Ruby was an active member in the Crown Point Community. He emphasized to his students scholarship, honesty, integrity, and good sportsmanship.


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