April 2018 Meeting Minutes  


   The Valley High School Alumni Association held a stated meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Activity Room of the Southwest Louisville Free Public Library. Present were President Norman Hartman, Joe Cantrell, Beverly Jaggers, Andy McCullough, Don Hamilton, and Virgil Hall, Principal Rob Stephenson, Wayne Carter, Nancy Parker, and a Valley High teacher with three of her students.

   President Hartman opened the meeting at 6:30 pm and asked for a moment of silence for Mickey Arnold, the father-in-law of Board Member Garry Reader, who had just passed. President Hartman asked for a vote accepting the resignation of our Secretary, Joe Goodin, and his resignation was accepted. He then moved to accept Board Member Virgil Hall as our Secretary. Joe Cantrell seconded the motion, and he was elected.

   President called on Principal Rob Stephenson and he reported that the state of Valley High School is looking with state testing to begin on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. His updates included that our Rifle Team finished third in the state with their top shooters being female, and our  Chess Team is doing great and will compete in the Nationals. Our kudos to Principal Rob and the fine job he is doing. He introduced one of Valley's Environmental Science Teachers, Ashley Bothwell, who outlined a class project that her class has taken on. They are proposing to build a Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden, which enhances our environment. Three of her students, Justin Bewley, Savannah Buesha, and Makayla Robinelle, gave a very detailed explanation of their project . They estimate their cost of the project to be at $1,000.00 and opened the floor to questions and answers from the Board. Board Joe Cantrell moved to donate $1,000.00 to the school for this project, using our $500.00 Lowe's gift cards, if possible. Motion was seconded by Director Don Hamilton and approved by the board.

   Director Joe Cantrell moved to suspend the reading of the minutes, which was seconded by Secretary Virgil Hall, and approved. Treasurer Beverly Jaggers gave her financial report, which was accepted and approved by the board. Member Wayne Carter reported that an ad in the "Coffee News" costs $250.00 for 14 weeks. Membership Committee Chair talked of sponsoring a booth at the Southwest Community Festival as a means of enrolling members. Several board members said that we had tried that in the past and it was unsuccessful. No action was taken.

   Director Joe Cantrell reported that Nancy Kay Parker had agreed to Chair the Golden Years Reunion Committee to be held in 2019 with him as a Co-Chair. Secretary Virgil Hall moved to appoint Becki Newton as an additional Co-Chair, Director Don Hamilton seconded the motion, and it was approved. Nancy Kay asked for volunteers to serve on the committee and several answered the call. Director Cantrell stated that he felt that we should just do the Hall of Fame this year and plan for an Alumni night for next year. The Board agreed and adopted this plan of action.

   Director Joe Cantrell proposed a change in our By-Laws that would detail the manner in which the organization does business instead of general terms. The Valley High School Alumni Association will meet on the third Thursday every other month except in the months of December and January. VHSAA now meets quarterly and the pulse beat of the Directors is that we feel this is too long. The motion was seconded by Treasurer Beverly Jaggers and will be laid over for adoption at our next meeting in July.

   There being no further business to come before the board the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.



Respectfully Submitted,


Virgil Hall – Secretary

VHSAA Inc. Board of Directors