The Conneaut Valley Alumni Association has grown from a long history of the schools in the Conneaut Valley area.  The first graduating class that we can find written members of would happen to be the class of 1875 with 4 members.  Through 2012, when Conneaut Valley High School merged with Conneaut Lake and Linesville to become Conneaut Area Senior High (CASH) we graduated over 5815.  Since the CASH merge, we have graduated another 242.

With most high schools, the graduates hold reunions that only people of their own age are invited.  However, that’s where we are different, the Conneaut Valley Alumni Association brings all graduates from age 17 to 97 and older together for a single banquet.

The Conneautville School was started in 1851 at St. Peter’s hall.   Conneautville High School then moved in 1867 to Lord Mason Park.  In 1920 the vocational building was added.  In 1929 Mason hall was added and dedicated at Commencement Excercises in May of 1930.  In 1953, the Conneautville Joint School building project was bid at $875,556.00 and to be built on Indian Springs Farm.

 

2018

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2017

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2016 

The 122nd Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was called to order by Anne Stepchuck Andrews, Class of 1992. The Banquet was held at the Conneaut Valley Middle School Gymatorium on May 28, 2016. David Whitcomb, Class of 1971, gave the invocation.  

There was a moment of silence in memory of our departed classmates which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Karen Stagl Shreve, Class of 1979, led all in the singing of the Conneaut Valley Alma Mater. 

This year's meal was prepared by Cocolin's Catering of Meadville. The meal was served by Conneautville Boy Scout Troup 210, the Boy Scout Troup from Harmonsburg and other friends of the Alumni Association. 

Dinner music was provided by Danielle Bean, Class of 2013. 

Military recognition was given to the Alumni members who have served or are currently serving in the United States Military. Gifts were given to the oldest military veteran in attendance, Mr. Neil McBride, Class of 1938, and the youngest veteran in attendance, Mr. Chris Wiley, Class of 1996. 

Stacy Morgan Lynn addressed this year's graduating class on behalf of the Alumni Association. Taylor Radcliff, representative of the Class of 2016, gave the response. Each senior in attendance was given a small token by Ann Andrews and Stacy Lynn and was offlciallv welcomed as members of the Conneaut Valley Alumni Association. 

The following classes were recognized: 

1946 - Betty Kovac 

1951- John Conley 

1956 - Duane Hills 

1961- Robert Thompson 

1966 - Celebrating 50 years - Chuck Neidermeyer 

1971- Howard Greenfield 

1976 - Chris Steigerwald Jordan 

1986 - Brendan Steider 

1996 - Chris Wiley 

2001- Sherri Timko Best 

2011- Emily Luckock 

Special awards were given to the first reservation returned, Emily Williams, member traveling the greatest distance, Dave Prince, and the oldest member, Neil McBride. These awards were presented by Ann Andrews. 

The Conneaut Valley Alumni scholarships were awarded by Margery Headley Varee, Class of 1964. Nine scholarships totaling $9800.00 were given to students from the Conneaut Valley attendance area. 

Ann Andrews then called the business meeting to order at 8:10 p.m. Leann Guiney made a motion to accept the prior minutes and Christy Lehman seconded. The motioned carried. 

The treasurers report was read and Mr. Baker made a motion to accept the report and Susan Greenfield seconded. This motion also carried. 

Old Business: None 

New Business: Slate of Officers for 2016 - 2017 

President - Ann Andrews 

First Vice President - Suzanne Takach 

Second Vice President - Erin Faust 

Secretary - Karen Shreve 

Treasurer - Debra Stagl 

Susan Wheeler made a motion to approve the slate of officers put forth and Betty Kovac seconded the motion. The motion carried. 

Leann Guiney motioned to adjourn the meeting and Matt Duda seconded. The Business meeting was adjourned. 

Aletha Samuels then spoke on what is cool in Conneaut Valley Middle School. Classes have been learning and talking about veterans and the upcoming Memorial Day. She also spoke about the Million Word Reader program activities. There is a two mile Fun Run school fundraiser next Saturday. 

Door prizes were won by David Whitcomb, Aletha Samuels, Becky Godwin, Karen Bower, Dick Carr, F. Seeley and Rita Hall. 

Howard Greenfield, Class of 1971, gave the closing prayer. Post dinner entertainment was provided by the 4 Jays.  

 

2015

The 121st Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was called to order with a welcome speech by Second Vice President, Ann Stepchuck Andrews, class of 1992. Ann introduced the current years officers as well as those who contributed their time and talents to make the banquet a success.

The banquet was held at Conneaut Valley Middle School Gymatorium in Conneautville on May 23rd, 2015. Sam Morgan, class of 1990, gave the invocation. Following the invocation there was a moment of silence in memory of our departed classmates which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

This year's meal was prepared by Cocolin's Catering of Meadville. The meal was served by Conneaut Valley Middle School PTO and Conneautville Boy Scouts Troop 210 as well as other friends of the Alumni Association.

Dinner music was provided by Danielle Bean, Class of 2013.

Post dinner entertainment was provided by The Four Jays.

The Conneaut Valley Alma Mater was led by Terry Brown, Class of 1969.

Military recognition was given to Alumni members and guests who have served or are currently serving in the United States Military. Gifts were given to the oldest military veteran and the youngest military veteran present. The oldest was Mr. W Neil McBride class of 1938 and the youngest Alanson Ball class of 2003.

1st Vice President, Stacy Morgan Lynn, class of 1992, welcomed the senior class on behalf of the Alumni Association. Jonathan Frawley, President, and Madison Gilbert, Vice President, both addressed the Alumni Association. Debbie Bish and Ann Andrews presented each senior with a small token. The senior class of 2015 was welcomed as official members of the Conneaut Valley Alumni Association.

Recognition of the celebrating classes occurred.

1945 - Mr. Gene Pletcher

1950 - Mrs. Nola Hyde Baker

1955 - Ms. Carol Bocan

1960 – Mr. Dennis Burnham

1965 – Mr. Larry Onderko with the class of 1965 celebrating 50 years. Congratulations to the class of 1965 !!

1970 – Mr. George Linz

1975 - Mrs. Delores Steigerwald Hale

1980 – Mr. Don McDowell

1985 – Mrs. Stephanie Watson Stewart

1990 – Mr. Allen Clark

1995 – Mr. Smith Doubet

2005 – Mr. Tyler Mattera

Conneaut Valley Alumni scholarships were awarded by Margery Headley Varee, class of 1964. Congratulation to all of the recipients $15,165.00 was awarded . Eleven scholarships were given to students from the Conneaut Valley attendance area.

Special awards were presented by 1st Vice President Stacy Morgan Lynn.

1st reservation returned - Lindsay Shidemantle

Oldest member attending - W. Neil McBride class of 1938.

Member traveling the greatest distance - Nola Hyde Baker, class of 1950, from Dallas, Texas.

Business Meeting

Ann Andrews called the 121st Conneaut Valley Alumni association to order @ 8:45 pm. This meeting was for the Alumni business only. The Secretary's minutes and the Treasurer's reports were laid on the tables prior to the beginning of the evening.

Motion to approve the Secretary's minutes were Betty Kovac, and Ernie Cashbom, second. Motion carried.

Motion to approve the Treasurer's report were Ernie Cashbom, and Annabelle Shunk, second. Motion carried. Treasurer's report will be filed with the auditors. All funds were accounted for in this year's audit.

Old business – None

New business: Slate of officers for 2015 – 2016 year.

Stacy Morgan Lynn – President

Ann Stepchuck Andrews – 1st Vice President

Suzanne Rauscher Takach - 2nd Vice President

J. Lehman – Secretary

Debi Stagl – Treasurer

Motion to approve Lea Guiney, second Robert Garton. Motion approved.

Motion to adjourn the meeting Ernie Cashbom, second Lea Guiney. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM.

Aletha Mattera Samuels teacher @ CVMS spoke on what is going on at the Conneaut Valley Middle School. There is now a kids cave where students are rewarded when they do well. She also reported that 1963 Graduate Paul Hollabaugh was responsible for the MIA flag that now flies at all the schools in the district. On Veterans Day he spoke to the Social Studies classes. Flag etiquette requires that when the flag is flown at night it must be lighted. Plans for a design are in the making.

Pastor Joe Yunik, class of 1965, provided our evening's benediction.

 

2014

The 120th Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was called to order with a welcome speech by President Matthew Duda, class of 1984.  He introduced his wife Darcy, then the current year’s officers and spouses as well as those who contributed their time and talents to make the banquet a success.

The banquet was held at Conneaut Valley Middle School Gymatorium in Conneautville, PA. on May 24, 2014 at 6:30pm.  Dinner was served to 260 members and their guests.  Rev. John Russell, class of 1964 gave the invocation.  A moment of silent prayer was observed for members who passed away this last year.  The Alumni and guests then stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Dinner was prepared by Cocolin’s catering of Meadville, with Lynn Hollenbeck Cocolin class of 1984, as head caterer.  The meal was served by the Boy Scout Troop 210, and Conneaut Valley Middle School PTO.

Danielle Bean, class of 2013, entertained us with a wonderful selection of dinner music.  After the meal music entertainment was provided by Matt Rendulic.   Darese Hines, class of 2014 led the Alumni in the singing of the Alma Mater.

Recognition was then given to Alumni members and guests who have served or who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Each branch of service was recognized with their theme song and applause for their sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy today.  Mr. Robert  Butterfield  was given the award for the oldest member of the Military present and Chris Fish Huson, class of 1984, was given the award for the youngest and currently serving.

2nd Vice President Stacy Lynn, class of 1992, addressed the 2014 senior class on behalf of the Alumni Association. Courtney Crowley responded to the speech, thanked the Alumni Association for the dinner and  introduced  her classmates who were present.  They were then presented with a key chain.  There were 13 seniors present.

Recognition of the celebrating classes occurred.

1939.. Tom Nicolls 

1949.. Chuck White 

1954.. Caryl Stevens

1959.. Don Ellsworth 

1964.. Bob Dean (50 year class)

Special goblets were presented to the 50th year class members.  Matt Duda, Debbie Bish, and Stacy Lynn  handed out the goblets.  There were 31 present, celebrating their 50th.

1969.. Ken Kaczmorski 

1974.. Russ Nelson 

1979.. Dan Shreve

1984.. Tammy Miczikus 

1989.. Ted Artman 

2004.. Kyle Shreve

2009.. Phillip Burnham

The Conneaut Valley Alumni scholarships were awarded by Margery Varee.  The class of 1964 awarded scholarships in memory of deceased classmates.  The William Allen Scholarship was presented by William Allen, class of 1954.  The Jon McArthur Family Memorial Scholarship was awarded.  $8525.00 total was awarded to 12 students from the Conneaut Valley attendance area.

Special awards were presented by 2nd Vice President Stacy Lynn. 

The oldest member present was Robert Butterfield, Class of 1938, Conneautville, PA.

The member traveling the greatest distance was Nancy Adams, class of 1964, traveling from Pasadena, Ca. 

Award for the first reservation received was given to Carly Gillbert, class of 2014

Door Prizes were presented by Matt Duda. Door prizes were donated by Nancy Johns.   

Matt Rendulic.. Palm tree

Sue Geiring..  Sweet Williams

Gary Welker.. Pumpkin seeds

Darlene Black.. Sticky Buns

Sheila Nelson..  Purple Scarf

Alexander Flavin..  White cake

President, Matthew Duda, then called the business meeting to order at 8:22pm. 

Motion to approve the 2013 minutes was made by Caryl Stevens, Debbie Bish seconded the motion. The minutes were approved.

Motion to approve the treasurer’s report from 2013 made by Sheila Mahoney and Mimi Thompson Seconded the motion.  The treasurer’s report was approved.

Old Business:  None

New Business:  Motion to Approve New Addendum concerning the privacy of the Alumni Association Members, made by Wanetta Samuels.  Stacy Lynn seconded the motion.  Motion approved.

The proposed officers for 2014-2015 are as follows:

President - Debbie Bish, class of 1992

Vice President - Stacy Lynn, class of 1992

Second Vice President - Ann Andrews, class of 1992

Secretary - J. Lehman, class of 1963

Treasurer - D.A. Stagl, class 1971

Motion made to approve new officers by Bob Thompson and seconded by Chris Levine.

The business meeting was closed at 8:32pm.

 

2013

The 119th Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was called to order with a welcome speech by President Sheila Mahoney. She then introduced the current year’s officers and spouses as well as those who contributed their time and talents to make the banquet a success.

The banquet was held at Conneaut Valley Middle School Gymatorium in Conneautville, Pa. on May 25, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. Reservations were made for approximately 235 Alumni members and guests from 13 different states. Pastor Rod Funk class of 1953 gave the invocation. A moment of silent prayer was observed for members who passed away this last year. The Alumni and guests then stood for the Pledge of Allegiance after which the National Anthem was sung by Mara Mahoney class of 2013. Dinner was prepared by Art’s Catering of Meadville with Lynn Hollenbeck Cocolin class of 1984, as head caterer. The dinner was served by Conneautville Boy Scouts and Conneaut Valley Middle School PTO.

Darese Hines, class of 2014, entertained us with a wonderful selection of dinner music. After the meal Music Entertainment was provided by Conneaut Valley Graduates, Laura Sablyak, Nolan Varee and Matt Rendulic. Danielle Bean class of 2013 led the Alumni in the singing of the Alma Mater.

Vice President Matt Duda class of 1984 addressed the 2013 Senior Class and welcomed them into the Alumni Association. Melanie Steigerwald responded to the speech , thanked the Alumni Association for the dinner and introduced her classmates who were present. They were then presented with their class flower. There were 23 seniors present.

Following the welcoming the Class of 2013 into the Alumni Association, recognition of celebrating classes occurred. The following class representatives addressed the Class of 2013.

1938 ... Robert Butterfield

1943 … Isobel Logan Knoepfli

1948 ... June Barnes Sowry

1953 ... Ray Morris

1958 … Barbara Connick Bortnick

1963 ... Robert Arendash

Paul Holabaugh from the class of 1963 paid for the POW MIA flags flying at all the schools in Conneaut School District.

1968 ... Rick Welker

1973 ... Ron Welker

1978 … Theresa Allen

1983 ... Debbie Linz Bish

1988 … Wendy Guiney Montello

1993 … Shawn Smith

1998 … Heather Chapman Onderko

2003 … Andrew Thomas

2008 ... Samantha Chapman (Sec.)

Special goblets were presented to the 50th year class members. Sheila McBride Mahoney, Matt Duda and Debbie Bish presented the goblets to the 27 returning class members.

The William Allen, CV alumni, the Jon McArthur family memorial and the class of 1963 scholarships were then awarded. The William Allen scholarship was presented by William Allen class of 1954 to 2 seniors who will be furthering their education in Engineering. The Conneaut Valley alumni scholarships were awarded by Margery Varee. The Jon McArthur Family Memorial Scholarship was awarded by Belva McArthur Limrick class of 1963. The class of 1963 scholarships were awarded by returning class members Richard Pease, Patty Kaleida Patterson and Dennis Smock. $8900.00 total was awarded to 23 students from the Conneaut Valley attendance area.

Special awards were presented by Vice President Matt Duda.

The oldest member present was Robert Butterfield, Class of 1938, Conneautville, Pa.

The member traveling the greatest distance was Laurence Weiman, class of 1948 traveling 1681.57 miles.

Award for the first reservation received was given to Melanie Steigerwald class of 2013.

Recognition was then given to Alumni members and guests who have served or who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. Each branch of service was recognized with their theme song and applause for their sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy today. Robert Butterfield was given the award for the oldest member of the Military present and Erik Desper from class of 1998 was given the award for the youngest and currently serving.

President, Sheila Mahoney , then called the business meeting to order at 8:45 pm.

The Secretary’s minutes from 2012 were placed on the tables for the Alumnus to read.

Janet Neidermeyer (1973) made a motion to approve the minutes from the 2012 meeting. Paul Ben Brown (1966) seconded the motion. The minutes were approved.

The Treasurer’s report from 2012 were on the tables for the Alumnus to read.

Lee Ann Guiney (1984) made a motion for the report to be approved. Lucy Petergol Sweeney (1973) seconded the motion. Treasurer’s report was approved.

Old Business: None

New Business:

The proposed officers for 2013-2014 are as follows:

President - Matt Duda, Class of 1984

Vice President - Debbie Bish, Class of 1992

Second Vice President - Stacy Morgan Lynn, Class of 1992

Secretary - Jane Mahoney Lehman, Class of 1963

Treasurer - D. Stagl, Class of 1971

The business meeting was closed at 9:15 P.M..

Benediction was given by Rev. Ronald Welker class of 1973.

 

2012

The 118th Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was called to order with a welcome speech by President, Greg Comp, Class of 1972.  He then introduced the current year’s officers and spouses as well as those who contributed their time and talents to make the banquet a success.

The banquet was held at Conneaut Valley High School Gymatorium in Conneautville, PA on May 26, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.  Reservations were made for approximately 300 Alumni members and guests from 15 different states.  Pastor David Whitcomb, Class of 1971, gave the Invocation.  A moment of silent prayer was observed for members who had passed away this last year.  The Alumni and guests then stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Dinner was prepared by Art’s Catering of Meadville with Lynn Hollenbeck Mattera, Class of 1984, as head caterer.  The dinner was served by the Conneaut Valley Music Department.

Danielle Bean, Class of 2013, played a wonderful variety of piano selections during dinner.  After dinner, music was performed by The Conneaut Valley Jazz Band, under the direction of Glenn Cameron and John Spencer.  Nolan Varee, Class of 2012, then led the Alumni in the singing of the Alma Mater.

Vice President, Sheila McBride Mahoney, Class of 1973, spoke to the 2012 Senior Class and welcomed them into our Alumni Association.  She then introduced the Senior Class Vice President, Kayla Hewitt.  Kayla responded to the speech, thanked the Alumni Association for the dinner, and introduced her classmates who were present.  They were presented with their class flower.  There were 22 Seniors present.

Following the welcoming of the Class of 2012 into the Alumni Association, recognition of celebrating classes occurred.  The following class representatives addressed the Class of 2012.

1947…Jenny Agnew 

1952…Bob Bleicher 

1957…Shirley Brown 

1962…Joe Durkoske 

1967…Bev McCracken

1972…Kevin McBride

1977…Chris Miller

1982…Steve Steigerwald

1987…Carolyn Steigerwald Hall

1992…Emmy Arnett

1997…Eric Dersch

2002…Matt Ball

2007…Scott Burnham

Special goblets were presented to the 50 year class members.  President, Greg Comp, and Vice President, Sheila McBride Mahoney presented the goblets to the 20 returning class members.

Dorothy Brayman, class of 1924, passed from life during this year.  Her graduation diploma and several pristine pictures from her school days had been framed by Scott Samuels and were on display during the banquet along with other school memorabilia.  Dorothy faithfully sent in her dues every year we have had the banquet although she could not attend in later years.  She has set the bar high for the rest of us.

Scholarships were then awarded to the Seniors present.  The presentation was made by Wanetta Holler Samuels, Class of 1982, and Matt Duda, Class of 1984.  Alumni, McArthur Family Memorial, and William Allen Scholarships were awarded in the total amount of $10,000.  Each year, William Allen, Class of 1954, presents a $1000 scholarship to a senior who will be furthering their education in Engineering.

Special awards were presented by Sheila McBride Mahoney.

The oldest member present was Robert Butterfield, Class of 1938, from Conneautville, PA.

The member traveling the greatest distance was Sherry Bean Schultz, Class of 1967 who traveled from Arizona.

Recognition was then given to Alumni members and guests that have served or who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Each branch of service was recognized with their special song along with a round of applause and a word of thanks for their service and sacrifices made for our freedoms we enjoy.

President, Greg Comp, then called the business meeting to order at 8:43 P.M.  Greg assured those present that the Alumni Banquet will continue.  Scholarships will be awarded to Seniors from the Conneaut Valley area.

The Secretary's minutes from 2011 had been placed on the tables for the Alumni to read.

Kevin McBride made a motion for the minutes to be approved.

Jenny Agnew seconded the motion.

The minutes were approved.

The Treasurer's report from 2011 had been placed on the tables for the Alumni to read.

Kevin McBride made a motion for the report to be approved.

Matt Duda seconded the motion.

The Treasurer's report was approved.

Old Business:  None

New Business:

The proposed officers for 2012-2013 are as follows:

 President……………....Sheila McBride Mahoney, Class of 1973

 Vice President….…....Matt Duda, Class of 1984

 2nd Vice President…..Heather Mitcham, Class of 2007

 Secretary……………….Jane Lehman, Class of 1963

 Treasurer…………....…Debra Askey Stagl, Class of 1971

Dr. Carol Bocan, Class of 1955, Conneaut School District Board Member for 23 years, spoke on the consolidation of Conneaut Valley with Conneaut Lake and Linesville.  On a 6-3 vote the consolidation was approved.  There will be approximately 800 students in grades 9-12 going to Linesville.  There will be two middle schools for grades 5-8 at Conneaut Valley and Conneaut Lake former high schools.  Kindergarten-grade 4 will be held at Conneaut Valley and Conneaut Lake elementary schools.  The elementary and middle schools will keep their same colors and mascots.  The high school will have new colors of silver and black with an accent of blue.  The new mascot will be an eagle.

The business meeting was closed at 8:56 P.M.

The door prizes were announced.  A big thank you to Nancy Johns, Class of 1956, for organizing the prize table.

Greg Comp concluded the evening by thanking the many people involved who made this banquet possible.  The Benediction was given by Gert Peterman Panko, Class of 1957.   A reminder of the Memorial Day Services at Conneautville and Springboro were made.  Also, the Historical Society will be open on Sunday from 1-3 pm.

 

2011

The 117th Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was called to order with a welcome speech by President, Stacey Smith Metz, Class of 1987.  She then introduced the current year’s officers and spouses as well as those who contributed their time and talents to make the banquet a success.

The banquet was held at the Conneaut Valley High School Gymatorium in Conneautville, PA on May 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.  Reservations were made for approximately 350 Alumni members and guests from 19 different states.  Pastor Bob Russell, Class of 1961, gave the Invocation.  A moment of silent prayer was observed for members who had passed away this last year.  The Alumni and guests then stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Dinner was prepared by Art’s Catering of Meadville with Lynn Hollenbeck Mattera, Class of 1984, as head caterer.  The dinner was served by the Conneaut Valley Music Department.

Danielle Bean, Class of 2013, played a wonderful variety of piano selections during dinner.  After dinner, music was performed by The Conneaut Valley High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Glenn Cameron.  Terry Brown, Class of 1969, then led the Alumni in singing of the Alma Mater.

Vice President, Greg Comp, Class of 1972, spoke to the 2011 Senior Class and welcomed them into our Alumni Association.  He then introduced the Senior Class President, Casey Baker.  Casey responded to the speech, thanked the Alumni Association for the dinner, and introduced his classmates.  They were presented with their class flower by Sheila McBride Mahoney, Class of 1973 and Greg Comp.  There were 24 Seniors present.

Following the welcoming of the Class of 2011 into the Alumni Association, recognition of celebrating classes occurred.  The following class representatives addressed the Class of 2011.

1941…Cathryn Waylo Loper (1 present) 

1946…Joe Mattera (7 present) 

1951…Dean Smock (10 present) 

1956…Duane Hills 

1961…Bob Russell & Gary Welker (37 present) 

1966…Susan Johns Greenfield (10 present) 

1971…David Whitcomb (23 present)

1976…Sandy Gillespie Schilling (8 present)

1981…Barb Mahoney Andrews (9 present)

1986…Vincent Hank (10 present)

1991…no one spoke

1996…Paul Hickernell (2 present)

2001…Tonya Samuels (7 present)

2006…Dan Andrews (5 present)

Special goblets were handed out to the 50 year class members.  The class made a special Zen garden under the direction of Jean Carr Nicolls, for the class members who are no longer living.

Dorothy Brayman, class of 1924, 106 years young, of Ohio, sent in her dues for next year.  Her graduation diploma and several pristine pictures from her school days had been framed by Scott Samuels and were on display during the banquet along with other school memorabilia.

The Chairwoman for the Scholarship Committee, Margery Varee, Class of 1964, was introduced by Stacey Metz.  Margery gave a brief history of the scholarship presentations and then asked the class of 1971 representative, Myrna Adkins to present the first scholarship from that class in the amount of $350.  In total, there were 21 deserving seniors presented with scholarships totaling 14,850.  Each year William Allen, class of 1954 presents a $1000 scholarship to a senior who will be furthering their education in Engineering.

This year brought an extra measure of celebration as one former graduate returned to make a special announcement and formally begin an unprecedented legacy of giving back to Conneaut Valley -- With a $1 million dollar gift to the trustee matching scholarship program at Penn State Behrend.  Joseph Prischak and his wife, Isabel, have established The Joseph and Isabel Prischak Trustee Scholarship to benefit students from Conneaut Valley High School who choose to study at Penn State Behrend.  Due to Mr. Prischak’s successful career in tool making partially developed through a machine shop course at CVHS, higher education opportunities will be created for Conneaut Valley students demonstrating academic talent but in need of financial resources for their development.  A standing ovation was given to Joe and Isabel for their incredible contribution to the future education of CVHS graduates.

Special awards were presented by Greg Comp.

The oldest member present was Robert Butterfield, Class of 1938, from Conneautville, PA.  His great grandson, Andrew Butterfield is a member of the class of 2011.

The member traveling the greatest distance was Mary Jane Klimek Thompson, Class of 1961, from Indian Wells, CA.  She traveled 2373 miles.

Recognition was then given to Alumni members and guests that have served or who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Each branch of service was recognized with their special song along with a round of applause and a word of thanks for their service and sacrifices made for our freedoms we enjoy.

President, Staey Metz, then urged the Alumni to take the time to view the Picture History DVD created last year by Mike & Ann Stepchuck Andrews and Scott & Wanetta Holler Samuels, and Rick Chapman.  Special thanks were given to Debra Askey Stagl, Class of 1971 for the suggestion of developing a web site for our organization two years ago.  Rick Chapman, Class of 1980, is our webmaster and he made it happen.  The website address is located on the back of the Northwest notepads located at each place setting.

President, Stacey Metz, then called the business meeting to order at 8:49 pm.  The minutes from 2010 had been placed on the tables for the Alumni to read.

Joe Mattera made a motion for the minutes to be approved.

Marian Van Buren seconded the motion.

The minutes were approved.

Debra Stagl, Treasurer, gave her report and explained how the cost of the banquet tickets included more than just the price of the meal.  The monies pay for the Seniors’ meals, postage for mailing the invitations, paper for printing, 50 year goblets, decorations, payment to various CVHS clubs for their services, plus misc. item

Betty Kovac made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report.

Joe Mattera seconded the motion.

The report was approved.

An audit was completed and all funds were accounted for in this year’s audit

Old Business:  None

New Business:

The proposed officers for 2011-2012 are as follows:

President……………....Greg Comp, Class of 1972

Vice President….…....Sheila McBride Mahoney, Class of 1973

2nd Vice President.....Matt Duda, Class of 1984

Secretary…………...….Myrna Adkins, Class of 1971

Treasurer…………....…Debra Askey Stagl, Class of 1971

The business meeting was closed at 9:00 pm

Door prizes were announced.

Stacey Metz concluded the evening by thanking the many people involved who made this banquet possible.  The Benediction was given by Pastor David Whitcomb, Class of 1971.  A reminder of the Memorial Day Services at Conneautville and Springboro were made.  Also, the Historical Society was open on Sunday from 1-3 pm.

 

2010

The 116th Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was called to order with a welcome speech by President, Ann Stepchuck Andrews, class of 1992.  She then introduced the current year's officers and spouses.  Special guest, Wendy Szallay, Conneaut School District's superintendent, then spoke.

The banquet was held at the Conneaut Valley High School Gymnatorium in Conneautville, PA on May 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM.  Reservations were made for 381 Alumni members and guests from nineteen different states, Canada, and as far away as Sweden.  Pastor Loren Little, of Living Hope Community Church in Conneautville, class of 1985, gave the Invocation.  A moment of silent prayer was observed for members who passed away this last year.  The Alumni and guests then stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Dinner was prepared by Lynn Mattera (Kentucky Fried Chicken), class of 1984.  The dinner was served by the Conneaut Valley Music Department in record time.

After dinner, music was performed by the Conneaut Valley High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Glenn Cameron.  Terry Brown, class of 1970, then led the Alumni in the singing of the Alma Mater.

Vice President, Stacey Smith Metz, class of 1987, gave a speech to the 2010 Senior Class to welcome them into our Alumni Association.   She then introduced the Senior Class President, Evan Durec-Kardosh.  Evan responded to the speech, thanked the Alumni Association for the dinner and introduced his classmates.  They were presented with their class flower.

Following the welcoming of the Class of 2010 into the Alumni Association, recognition of celebrating classes occurred.  The following class representatives addressed the Class of 2010.

1940…Mary Redmond

1945…Keith Nicholls

1950…Al Ofensend

1955…Carol Bocan

1960…Robert Mehalso

1965…Bob Garton

1970…Janice Stagl Skendall

1975…Tami Hritzay

1980…Don McDowell

1985…Pastor Loren Little

1990…Todd Martin

1995…Jeremy Burnham

2000…Lucas Mattera

2005…Tyler Mattera

Dorothy Brayman, class of 1924, 105 years young, of Ohio, donated her graduation diploma and several pristine pictures from her school days to the Alumni Association.

Special goblets were handed out to the 50th year class members.

The chairwoman for the Scholarship Committee, Margery Varee, class of 1964, was introduced by Stacey Metz.  Margery presented the Alumni and McArthur Scholarships to twenty-six deserving seniors in the total amount of $14,750 ranging from $200-$1,000.  Also William Allen presented his $1,000 scholarship.

Special awards were presented by Stacey Metz.

 The oldest member present was Mr. Robert Butterfield, class of 1938, from Conneautville, PA.

 The member traveling the greatest distance was Anna Karin-Lund, class of 1990, from Sweden.

Recognition was made of the Alumni members that have served or who are currently serving the United States Armed Forces.

President, Ann Andrews presented a special award to Rick Chapman, class of 1980.  Rick donated his time and talents to the Alumni Association to develop an Alumni website through the suggestion of our Treasurer, Debra Stagl.  A pictorial DVD of our school was also developed.  The DVD was shown before and after the banquet.  Others such as Ann and her husband, Mike, alone with Scott and Wanetta Samuels, were also involved in procuring the photos for the DVD.

President, Ann Andrews then called the business meeting to order at 8:48 PM.  The minutes from 2009 had been placed on the tables for the Alumni to read.

LeaAnn Guiney made a motion for the minutes to be approved.

Joe Mattera seconded the motion.

The minutes were approved.

Debra Stagl, Treasurer gave her report and explained how the cost of the banquet tickets included more than just the price of the meal.  The monies pay for the Seniors' meals, postage for mailing the invitations, paper for printing, 50 year goblets, decorations, payment to various CVHS clubs for their services, pizza for the set-up time, plus misc. items.

Darren Hyde made a motion to approve the treasurer's report.

Kirk McMillin seconded the motion.

The report was approved.

Old Business-None

New Business-

The proposed officers for 2010-2011 are as follows:

President…Stacey Smith Metz, class of 1987

Vice President…Pastor Greg Comp, class of 1972

2nd Vice President…Shelia McBride Mahoney, class of 1973

Secretary…Myrna Adkins, class of 1971 

Treasurer…Debra Askey Stagl, class of 1971

Nominations from the floor-None

Erin Mahoney made a motion for the slate of officers to be approved.

Amada Mahoney seconded the motion.

The new slate of officers was approved.

A motion for the business meeting to close was made by Nick Schwab.

Ray Brown seconded the motion.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 PM.

Ann Andrews concluded the evening by thanking the many people involved who made this banquet possible.

Door prizes were given to folks throughout the evening.  Prizes were provided by Adkins' Bakery, Bollinger's Greenhouse, Chupp's Country Store, John's Greenhouse Arrangements, Palmer-Snyder, Samuels' Market, and Valley Inn.

The Benediction was given by Pastor Greg Comp of the Church of Christ in Conneautville.  A reminder of the Memorial Services at Conneautville and Springboro were made.  Also, the Historical Society will be open on Sunday from 1-3 PM.  Finally, a Pancake Breakfast at the Springboro Firehall will be served on Sunday morning.

Respectively submitted,

Myrna Adkins, class of 1971,

Secretary

 

2009

The 115th Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was held on Saturday, May 23, 2009. The class pictures were taken before the dinner by photographer, Mr. Dennis Burchard. The Invocation was given by Pastor Greg Comp. The dinner menu was chicken cordon blue, red potatoes, California blend, tossed salad with French and ranch dressings, and cherry, apple, and peach pies. The music department served in record time. They served everyone in less than 8 minutes. The dinner was prepared by Kentucky Fried Chicken, Lynn Mattera. The music was presented by the CV Jazz Ensemble. The Alma Mater was lead by Mr. Terry Brown. 2009 Senior class president, Jeff Conley. The special scholarships were given by Mr. William Allen. The class of 1938 honored 4 seniors. Mrs. Sheila McBride Mahoney did the honors. The class of 1959 also gave a scholarship in the memory of their deceased members. Myrna Adkins presented a scholarship in memory of her dad, Mr. Victor”Bus”Adkins. The officers for 2009 were President: Paula Field, First Vice President: Ann Andrews, Second Vice President: Stacy Metz, Secretary: Myrna Adkins, and Treasurer: Debra Stagl. The Benediction was given by Rev. Lea Guiney. Special thanks was given to Conneaut Valley Area Historical Society and the Springboro Fire Police. The registration table volunteers were Gladys Adkins, Patty England, Ann Guiney, Lea Ann Guiney, Pat Vedner and Syd Wallace. Special committees were Auditors: Patty Johns and Crystal Neiswonger, Addresses: Wanetta Samuels, Dinner: Roxann Shidemantle, Scholarship: Margery Varee, and Table Set Up: Scott Samuels

 

2008

The 114th Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was called to order with a welcome speech by President Myrna Adkins. She then introduced the current year’s officers and spouses. First Vice President: Paula Field, Second Vice President: Ann Andrews, Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. The banquet was held at the Conneaut Valley High School Gym on May 24, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner menu was stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, peppered corn and peach, apple and cherry pies. 394 dinners were served to members and guests attending from 20 states. The dinner was prepared by Shirley’s Catering and served by the Conneaut Valley Music Department. The invocation was given. A moment of silent prayer was observed for members who had passed away this last year. The alumni then stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. After dinner, music was performed by the CVHS Jazz Rock under the direction of Mr. Glenn Cameron. Terry Brown then led the Alumni in the Alma Mater. Vice President Paula Field gave a speech to the 2008 senior class to welcome them to our Alumni. She then introduced the Sr. Class President, Christina Klemm. Christina thanked the alumni for the dinner and introduced her classmates. They were presented with their class flower. The following class representatives addressed the class of 2008. 1938 Robert M Butterfield with 4 members present. 1943 Isabel Logan Knoepfli, 1948 Roe Hildreth, 1953 David Johns, 1958 Mary Ann Mahoney Mehalko, 1963 Jean Carr Nicolls, 1968 Rick Welker, 1973 Ron Welker, 1978 Theresa Allen Bartelmay, 1983 Ann Fuller Connolly, 1988 Chris Prince, 1993 Chad Nicolls, 1998 Erin Scott, 2003 Andrew Thomas. The Chairwoman for the Scholarship committee, Margery Varee was introduced by Paula Field. Margery presented Alumni and McArthur Scholarships. Mr. William Allen presented his scholarship. Loretta Minnick Verga presented a scholarship in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Minnick. Sheila McBride Mahoney presented a scholarship in honor of her dad and mom, Neil and Ann McBride. Special Awards were presented by Paula Field. The oldest member present was Mr. Rodney Morris, class of 1935 from Painesville, OH. The member traveling the greatest distance was Jean Davis from the class of 1958. She came from California. President Myrna Adkins called the business meeting to order. The minutes and treasurers report of the 2007 Alumni meeting were placed on the table for the Alumni to read. Minutes and the Treasurer’s reports were approved. Old Business: New Business: Motion for the Conneaut Valley Alumni Association to give $500.00 to the Music Department for the purchase of their new trailor. Monies to come from interest from our CD. Motion seconded. All in favor. Nominated Alumni officers for the 2009 Alumni Dinner. President: Paula Field, Vice President: Ann Andrews, Second Vice President: Stacy Metz, Secretary: Myrna Adkins, Treasurer: Debra Stagl. Nominations from the floor. None. Motion made to accept the slate of officers. Joe Mattera second. Motion carried. Door prizes were drawn. Flower arrangements from John’s Greenhouse and Adkins’ candies were given out. The Benediction was given by Rev. Lea Guiney. A reminder to stay for class pictures in the gym following the meeting. Photographer was Mr. Dennis Burhard. With no other business to come before Alumni, the meeting was adjourned. Vicki Casbohm, Sec. Special thanks was given to Conneaut Valley Area Historical Society and the Springboro Fire Police. The registration table volunteers were Ann Guiney, Rev. Lea Guiney, Patricia Vedner, Stacy Metz, Trudy Williams and Gladys Adkins. The special committee chairpersons were: Dinner:Roxann Shidemantle, Addresses: Wanetta Samuels, Scholarship: Margery Varee, Table Set Up: Scott Samuels, Auditors: Patty Johns and Crystal Neiswonger. A special table was dedicated to Mrs. Arlene Greenfield Barnes. June 10, 1905 – January 1, 2008. Arlene’s great love and commitment was to the Conneaut Valley Alumni Association where she was Secretary-Treasurer for many years. She spent more than half of her life working for the Alumni of Conneaut Valley High School. During World War II she and her committee worked tirelessly holding all sorts of fund raisers in order to hold the annual banquet, which to her was so important to carry on the tradition. So it has for 114 years. Yes, we will miss Arlene and have her to thank for this annual Alumni Banquet. Another special thank you was given to Mrs. Vicki Casbohm. She retired after many years of service to this organization as Secretary-Treasurer. She has given this organization many hours of hard work and has seen many changes in the last few years as we have gone into the technological era. She was given a charcoal drawing of “her”school which she has hanging proudly in her home. She was also given a huge standing ovation which she so deserved. We will miss her greatly and wish her the best retirement ever.

 

2007

The Annual Conneaut Valley Alumni banquet was called to order with a welcome speech by President Mrs. Marian VanBuren. She then introduced the current year’s officers as First Vice President: Myrna Adkins, Second Vice President: Paula Field, Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. The banquet was held at the Conneaut Valley High School Gym in Conneautville, PA . On May 26, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. dinner was served to 400 alumni members and guest attending from 23 states. The dinner menu was swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean with almonds, tossed salad with 2 dressings, rolls, butter, coffee and Texas sheet cake. The invocation was given by Dr. Clyde Faust (1949). A moment of silent prayer was observed for members who had passed away this last year. The Alumni then stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. Dinner was prepared by Shirley’s Catering and served by the Conneaut Valley Music Department. After dinner music was performed by the CVHS Jazz Rock Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Glenn Cameron. Terry Brown(1969) then led the Alumni in the Alma mater. Vice President Myrna Adkins gave a speech to the 2007 senior class and welcomed them to our Alumni. She then introduced the class president, Scott Burnham. Scott thanked the alumni for the dinner and introduced his classmates. They were presented their class flower. Recognition of the following classes was as follows with their address to the 2007 class. 1937 Wilton Ohl from Florida with 3 members present. 1942 Betty Clements Mead. She told the Alumni how the football field came to be, thanks to her father. 1947 Lawrence Hawk with 6 members attending. 1952 Bob Bleicher 28 class members attending. 1957 Frank Bonura and George Logan introduced Guest teacher Mr. Keith Nicolls. They told of their undefeated football team. Members of the 50 year class were presented glass goblets by the Alumni as each member was called to the front of the room. 1962 Joe Durkoske spoke. 1967 Larry Steider 40 members present. 1972 Gorden Lowe 17 members attending. 1982 Alonzo Morton from Louisiana. 1987 Val Vanderhoff 5 members present. 1992 Emmy Arnett Duffey 6 members present. 1997 Casey Doubet. 2002 Chris Seinikie. The Chairwoman for the Scholarship committee, Margery Varee was introduced by Myrna Adkins. Margery presented 4 Alumni Scholarships and 11 McArthur Scholarships. Mr. William Allen presented his scholarship. Sylvia Morris Garton presented her scholarship in memory of her father, Mr. William Morris. The class of 1957 also presented 1 scholarship. Special awards were presented by Myrna Adkins. The oldest member present was Mr. Rodney Morris class of 1935 from Painesville, OH. The member traveling the greatest distance was Christopher Bean from Seattle Washington. President Marian Van Buren called the business meeting to order. The minutes and treasurer’s reports of the 2006 meeting were read. Rev. Lea Guiney made a motion to accept the reports. Approved. Old Business: Class pictures from 1939-1954 have been restored. Thank you Scott and Wanetta Samuels. New Business: Nominated Alumni officers for the 2008 Alumni President: Myrna Adkins, First Vice President: Paula Field, Second Vice President: Ann Andrews, Secretary/Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. Nominations from the floor, None. Rev. Lea Guiney made a motion to accept the slate of officers, Joe Mattera second the motion. Carried. Military rec. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, National Guard, Ground Observant Core, Rosie the riveter. Door prizes were drawn. Flower arrangements from John’s Greenhouse and Adkin’s Candy were given out. The Benediction was given by Gert Panko (1957). A reminder to stay for your class pictures in the gym following the meeting was given. Photographer was Dennis Burchard. With no other business to come before Alumni the meeting was adjourned. Vicki Casbohm, Secretary. Special thanks was given to Timberland Galleries and Johns’ Hardware for the help with the restoration of the old class pictures. Thanks was also given to Carol Hites for the new table markers. The registration table volunteers were Patricia England, Sydney Wallace, Myrna Adkins, Gladys Adkins, Ann Guiney, and Rev. Lea Guiney. Special Committee chairpeople are Dinner: Roxann Shidemantle, Scholarship: Margery Varee, Addresses: Wanetta Samuels, Table Set Up: Scott Samuels, Auditors: Patty Johns and Crystal Neiswonger. Tours of the school were offered to the alumni before dinner.

 

2006

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was held on May 27, 2006 at the Conneaut Valley High School. The officers were President: Wanetta Samuels, First Vice President: Marian Van Buren, Second Vice President: Myrna Adkins , Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. The Invocation was given by Rev. Howard Greenfield II, Dinner was catered by the Pomona Grange of Crawford County. The dinner menu was stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, tossed salad with 2 dressings, baby carrots, coffee, relish trays, cheese and crackers, rolls and butter, apple and peach cobbler, and water. The Music Boosters served the dinner. Music was provided by CVHS Jazz Band. The Alma Mater was lead by Terry Brown. Special scholarships were given by William Allen, In memory of Otto Koehler by Peggy Onderko, and the Eureka Grange Scholarship. The oldest members present were Mrs. Brayman, Mrs. Arlene Barnes, and Mr. William Morris. The Benediction was given by Rev. Lea Guiney. Class pictures were taken by Dennis Burchard Photography from Guys Mills, PA. Special thanks was given to Ron and Nancy Holler, Van Tuil Photography, Rundletown Molding, Arrow Glass-Mark and Robin Kindler, Johns’ Hardware, and Timberland Galleries. All of these special people helped Scott and Wanetta Samuels refurbish the alumni pictures that were damaged in the renovation of the high school. They all now hang in Alumni Hall. Special thanks was also given to Crystal Neiswonger for her help in contructing by-laws for this organization. Several committees were formed this year to help with the perfection of this organization. The committee chairpeople are now Dinner: Roxann Shidemantle, Scholarship: Margery Varee, Addresses: Wanetta Samuels, Table Set Up: Scott Samuels, and Auditors: Patty Johns and Crystal Neiswonger. Registration table volunteers were Patricia England, Sydney Wallace, Myrna Adkins, Ann Guiney and Rev. Lea Guiney. Tours of the new school were offered to the alumni before the dinner.

 

2005

The Conneaut Valley Banquet was held on May 28, 2005 at the Conneaut Valley High School. The officers were President: Patricia Vedner, First Vice President: Wanetta Samuels, Second Vice President: Marian Van Buren, Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. The Invocation was given by Pastor Loren Little(class of 1985). Debbie Helpler Bolharsky from the Forest View Restaurant catered the dinner. Music was provided by CVHS Jazz-Rock Ensemble. A special scholarship was given in memory of Mearl Kean. Another special scholarship was given by William Allen. The Benediction was given by Rev. Lea Guiney. Class pictures were taken by Quick Photos of Erie. Alumni Dance music was by DJ Jim Richards from Linesville. The Registration Table volunteers were Patricia England, Sydney Wallace, Myrna Adkins, Ann Guiney, and Rev. Lea Guiney. Special thanks were given to Myrna Adkins, Paula Casbohm and Vicki Casbohm for donating cookies, snacks, and beverages for the dance snack table. Tours of the new school were offered to the alumni before the dinner.

 

2004

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Association Banquet was held on May 29, 2004 at Conneaut Valley Elementary School. The high school was under construction. Officers were President: Michelle Handy Chapman(1982),Vice President: April Ullom Payne(1982), Second Vice President: Wanetta Holler Samuels (1982) and Secretary/Treasurer: Vicki Adkins Casbohm ( 1968). The Invocation was given by Rev. Lea Guiney. Dinner was catered by Debbie Hepler Bolharsky from the Forest View Restaurant. Dinner Music was CVHS Jazz-Rock Choir Ensemble. There was 2 special scholarships given in memory of Mearl Kean and Robert Davenport. The Oldest Alumnist was Mrs. Brayman from Pierpont, Oh. The longest graduate member was Mrs. Arlene Barnes. The Benediction was given by Rev. Lea Guiney. Class Pictures were taken by Quick Photos of Erie. The Alumni Dance music was by DJ Jim Richards. Special thanks was given to Palmer Snyder Chair Factory for delivering the new tables. The association purchased 50 new tables to be used for the benefit of the Alumni Association. The tables are stored all in place. No need to travel all over the valley to borrow tables for the banquet. The registration table volunteers were Patrica England, Sydney Wallace, Ann Guiney, and Rev. Lea Guiney. Special thanks was given to Ermil Crate, Myrna Adkins, Michelle Chapman and Vicki Casbohm for donating cookies, snacks and beverages for the dance snack table. The class of 2004 had 14 members present. The class of 1954 had 17 members present to celebrate their 50 year reunion. Tours of the new school were offered to the alumni before the dinner.

 

2003

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Association Banquet was held on May 24, 2003. The members were welcomed by President Allen W. Clark. The Invocation and silent prayer was lead by Rev. LeaAnn Guiney. Dinner was catered by Ruth’s Family Restaurant and Catering of Conneautville. Mr. Kevin Burns, Principal had attended to give an update on the renovation of the current Conneaut Valley High School. Recognition of our Alumni Homeland Heroes was held. Special thanks to Means/Flynn American Legion Honor Guard. The class reunion photos were taken by Quick Photos. The Alumni Dance and Party was lead by DJ Jim Richards. The remaining officers to serve were Vice President: Michelle Handy Chapman, Second Vice President: April Ullom Payne, Secretary/Treasurer: Vicki Adkins Casbohm. The registration table volunteers were Scott and Wanetta Samuels, Ann Guiney and Pat England. 14 members from the class of Senior class were in attendance. 21 members from the class of 1953 were in attendance celebrating their 50 year class reunion.

 

2002

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Dinner and Dance was May 25, 2002. The officers were President: Francis Payne, Vice President: Allen Clark, Second Vice President: Michelle Chapman, Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. The Invocation was given by Rev. William Lutz. The dinner menu was cole slaw, vegetable tray and dip, coffee, tea, ice tea, milk, baked chicken, baked potatoes/sour cream, mixed vegetables, jello, rolls and butter, fruit cobbler. The caterer was Karen Bilich. Music was performed by CVHS Show choir. Class pictures were taken in the Cafeteria by Quick Photos. The Alumni Dance music was by “ALIVE” Jim Richards. The registration table volunteers were Syd Wallace, Pat England, Ann Guiney, Rev Lee Guiney, Elizabeth Stagl and Fred Moon. 9 members from the senior class attended. 27 members of the class of 1952 attended. They were celebrating their 50 year class reunion.

 

2001

The officers for the Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet were President: Aletha Samuels, Vice President: Francis Payne, Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. The banquet was held on May 26, 2001. The Invocation was given by Rev. Howard Greenfield. The dinner menu was cole slaw, vegetable tray and dip, coffee, tea, ice tea, milk, baked chicken, baked potatoes/sour cream, mixed vegetables, jello, rolls and butter, and fruit cobbler. The caterer was Karen Bilich. CVHS Jazz Band preformed. Maple Syrup gifts were donated by David Nicolls. Class pictures were taken in the cafeteria by Quick Photo. The Alumni Dance was performed by PAR 3. The registration table volunteers were Patricia Vedner, Myrna Adkins, Paula Casbohm, Ann Guiney, Rev Lee Guiney, Elizabeth Stagl, and Fred Moon. 13 members of the senior class attended. 22 members of the class of 1951 attended. They were celebrating their 50 year class reunion.

 

2000

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was held on May 27th. The Invocation was given by Rev. Dixie Welker. The dinner menu was applesauce, vegetable tray and dip, coffee, tea, milk, baked chicken, baked potatoes/sour cream, mixed vegetables, jello, rolls and butter, and fruit cobbler. The dinner was prepared by Karen Bilich, caterer. The dinner music was provided by the CVHS Jazz Rock Ensemble. The President was Michael Mattera, Vice President: Aletha Samuels, Second Vice President: Francis Payne and Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. A special scholarship was given by Al and Ruth Richmond, The Emily Renee Richmond Scholarship. Class pictures were taken by Quick Photo. The Alumni Dance was by DJ Fred Mazurik. The registration table volunteers were Patricia Vedner, Sydney Wallace, Ann Guiney, Rev Lee Guiney, Elizabeth Stagl, and Fred Moon. 35 members from the class of 2000 attended. 26 members from the class of 1950 attended. They were celebrating their 50 year class reunion.

 

1999

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was May 29, 1999. The officers were President: Matthew Merritt, Vice President: Michael Mattera, Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbhom. The Invocation was given by Dr. Clyde Faust. The dinner menu was crackers, fresh fruit cup, relish tray, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, jello, rolls and butter, coffee, tea, milk, and fruit cobbler. The caterer was Karen Bilich. The dinner music was provided by CVHS Jazz Rock Vocal Ensemble. A special scholarship in memory of Mearl Kean was given by Natalie Kean. Class pictures were taken. The Alumni Dance was by DJ Reno. The registration table volunteers were Patricia England, Sydney Wallace, Ann Guiney, Joe Mattera, Elizabeth Stagl, and Fred Moon.

 

1998

The Conneaut Valley Alumni dinner and dance were held on May 23, 1998. Officers were President: Charlene Prince, First Vice President: Matt Merritt, Second Vice President: Michael Mattera, Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. The Invocation was given by Roe W. Hildreth. The dinner menu was tomato juice, crackers, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, jello, rolls and butter, relish tray, marble cake, coffee, tea, and milk. The caterer was Karen Bilich. The dinner music was provided by CVHS Jazz Rock Ensemble. Special scholarships were given in memory of Mearl Kean and Sandy Richmond Reed. Class pictures were taken. Alumni Dance music was by DJ John. Special thanks was given to Nicolls Insurance for the Dinner Place Mats. The registration table volunteers were Patricia England, Syd Wallace, Ann Guiney, Lea Guiney, and Liz Stagl. Host and Hostess were Terry and Kathy Brown.

 

1997

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was held on May 24, 1997. The officers for the 1997 Alumni banquet were President: Jan Kaczmorski, Vice President: Charlene Prince, Second Vice President: Matt Merritt, Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. The Invocation was given by Ronald Burns. The dinner menu was tomato juice, crackers, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit salad, rolls and butter, relish tray, marble cake, and coffee, tea, and milk. The dinner was prepared by Karen Bilich. The dinner music was performed by CVHS Jazz Rock Ensemble. The Alumni Dance music was by Main Stream Dance Band. The registration table volunteers were Patricia England, Syd Wallace, Ann Guiney, Lea Guiney, and Liz Stagl. The Host and Hostess were Terry and Kathy Brown.

 

1996

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Banquet was held on May 25, 1996. The Invocation was given by Howard Greenfield II. After a Silent Prayer dinner was served. Dinner consisted of tomato juice, crackers, baked chicken breast, mashed potatoes, buttered peas, jello salad, rolls and butter, relish tray, cake, coffee, tea, and milk. The dinner music was provided by the CVHS Jazz Ensemble. The Alumni Dance started at 9:00 with the Main Stream band. The DJ for the evening was Stan Adams. The officers were President: Dawn Wensel, Vice President: Jan Kaczmorski, Second Vice President: Charlene Prince, Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. The front of the program was designed by Ryan Wensel. The refreshment table for the dance was provided by Mrs. Howard Watson.

 

1995

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Dinner was held at Conneaut Valley High School on May 27th. Reservations for 386 members were made. Out of those attending, 2 were foreign exchange students from the class of 1990. One from Sweden and one from Denmark. Alumni came from all over the United States and Canada and from every walk of life. The Invocation was given by Reverend Christine Nelson. The dinner menu was tomato juice, crackers, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, buttered peas, jello salad, rolls, butter, relish tray, sherbert, cake, coffee, tea,or milk. The dinner music was by the CVHS Jazz Ensemble. Music was provided by a disc jockey, who played music from the ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, musical group “Shades of Time”, and by various school musical groups. Dinner was served by the Music Boosters. The oldest member present was a member of the class of 1928, Neva Flynn, who attended for the first time. Four generations of the Arlene Barnes family were there. Also in attendance were 14 or 15 members of the first football team from the classes of 1946-48. Membership in the alumni association is $1.00. The artistic program was designed by Joseph Kardosh.  The officers were President-Ronald Welker, First Vice President-Dawn Wensel, Second Vice President-Jan Kaczmorski and Secretary-Treasurer-Vicki Casbohm.

 

1994

The Conneaut Valley Annual Alumni Banquet was held on May 28, 1994. The invocation was offered by Marjorie Hanson Class of 1994. The dinner menu was tomato juice and crackers, baked chicken breast, mashed potatoes, buttered peas, jello salad, rolls and butter, relish tray, sherbert, cake, and coffee, tea, and milk. The dinner music was presented by CVHS combo ensemble. The dance music was presented by Legacy from 9pm to Midnight.  Officers were President: Shirley Newman, Vice President: Ronald Welker, Second Vice President: Dawn Wensel and Secretary-Treasurer: Vicki Casbohm. Special recognition was given to June Sowry. The Artistic program cover was designed by Joseph Kardosh.

 

1993

On May 29, 1993 young people dressed in rock music shirts rubbed shoulders with gray haired fans of Lawrence Welk. They all gathered at Conneaut Valley High School as graduates of Conneautville High School or as graduates of Conneaut Valley High School. Dinner was served at 6:30 p.m. sharp. President was Doris Bechtel. In honoring classes at the banquet, the association doesn’t remember only the old timers, but each member of the senior class received a flower. A favorite activity at the reunion is to walk the hall and examine photos of graduating classes.

 

1992

The officers for the 1992 Alumni banquet were President: Russell Nelson, Vice President: Doris Bechtel, Second Vice President: Shirley Newman, Secretary-Treasurer: Carmen and Vila Ellis.

 

1991

The Alumni Association Dinner and Dance was held on May 25, 1991. The Rev. Howard Greenfield gave the Invocation. After moments of the Silent Prayer dinner of swiss steak, mashed potatoes, corn, apple sauce, rolls, butter, relish tray, sherbert, cake, coffee, tea or milk was served. The dinner music was provided by Vicki Brown. The Alumni Dance music was provided by The Orest Seneta Band. The officers were President: Kathy Brown, Vice President: Russell Nelson, Second Vice President: Doris Bechtel, Secretary-Treasurer: Carmen and Viola Ellis. The artistic program cover was designed by Michael Baron. The celebration was held at Conneaut Valley High School.

 

1990

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Assoc. Dinner n Dance was held on May 26, 1990 at Conneaut Valley High School. The Invocation was given by Terry Brown. The dinner menu was swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, rolls, butter, relish tray, sherbert, cake, coffee, tea or milk. The dinner music was provided by Vickie Brown. The Alumni Dance was provided by The High Society 9 to 12. The artistic program was designed by Carl Clark.  The officers were President-Wanetta Samuels, First Vice President-Kathy Brown, Second Vice President-Russell Nelson, Secretary-Treasurer-Carmen and Viola Ellis.

 

1989

The Conneaut Valley Alumni Association Dinner and Dance was held at Conneaut Valley High School on May 27, 1989. The Invocation was given by Dr. Clyde Faust. The dinner menu was roast beef, mashed potato, buttered peas, jello salad, rolls, butter, relish tray, sherbert, cake, coffee, tea or milk. The dance music was provided by High Society from 9 to 12. Special thanks was given to the Conneautville Courier for donating the labor cost in the printing of the new alumni book. Officers were President: Carrol Hites, Vice President: Wanetta Samuels, Second Vice President: Kathy Brown, Secretary-Treasurer: Carmen and Viola Ellis. The artistic program cover was done by Carl Clark.

 

1987

The officers were President-Jeane Shelhamer, First Vice President-Terry Brown, Second Vice President-Carol Hites, Secretary-Treasurer-Carmen and Viola Ellis.

 

1986

The Conneaut Valley High School Alumni Association Dinner Dance. The Invocation was given by David Dunlop. The dinner menu was tomato juice, swiss steak, baked potato, buttered corn, jello salad, rolls, butter, relish tray, ice cream, cake, coffee, tea or milk. Dinner music was provided by Tonya Thompson. The Jazz ensemble provided entertainment after dinner under the direction of Becky Musone. The Dance music was provided by Southern Comfort from 9-12. Special Thanks was given to the Conneautville Courier for the restoration of the class pictures.

 

1982

The officers were President-Sheila McBride, First Vice President-Mark Schweller, Second Vice President-Roxann Shidemantle, Alumni Adviser- Marie Moulthrop, Secretary-Treasurer-Arlene Barnes and Asst. Secretary-Treasurer- June Sowry.

 

1981

The Conneaut Valley High Alumni Association Dinner Dance was held May 30, 1981 at 6:30p.m. The Invocation was given by Howard Greenfield. Dinner included tomato juice and crackers, baked ham, baked potatoes, buttered peas, cabbage salad, relish plate, rolls-butter, sherbert, cookies, coffee,tea, and milk. The dance music was provided by the Bel Airs.

 

1980

The officers were President-Neal Hadsell, First Vice President- Mary Ann Mehalko, Second Vice President-Sheila McBride, Alumni Adviser-Marie Moulthrop, Secretary-Treasurer-Arlene Barnes, and Asst. Secretary-Treasurer-June Sowry.

 

1979

The Conneaut Valley High School Alumni Association Dinner-Dance was held Saturday, May 26, 1979 at the Conneaut Valley High School Gymnasium at 6:30p.m. The Invocation was given by E. Dean Smock, Dinner music was provided by The Razzberries , and the alumni dance music was provided by the Bel Airs. The officers were President: John Fuller, Vice President: Neal Hadsell, Second Vice President: Mary Ann Mehalko, Secretary-Treasurer: Arlene Barnes, and Asst. Secretary-Treasurer: June Sowry. This was Secretary Arlene Barnes’ fifty-fifth anniversary year. She had only missed one banquet. That was due to the birth of a child.

 

1978

The Conneaut Valley High School Alumni Association Dinner Dance was held Saturday, May 27, 1978 at the Conneaut Valley High School Gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. The dinner menu was water, fruit cup, coleslaw with relishes and roll, ham steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, lemon cake with hot lemon pudding, and coffee. The Invocation was given by Terry Brown. After dinner was served, a singspiration was lead by The Peterman Sisters. Elsie Smith and daughters Maxine and Lori, Gert Panko and daughter Judy, and Pat Bailey and daughters Karen and Kim. The music for the Alumni Dance was by the Bel Airs.  The officers were President-Rick Welker, First Vice President-John Fuller, Second Vice President-Neal Hadsell, Secretary-Treasurer- Arlene Barnes and Asst. Secretary-Treasurer-June Sowry.

 

1977

Conneaut Valley High School Alumni Association Dinner-Dance was held in the Conneaut Valley High School Gymnasium on Saturday, May 28, 1977 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner menu consisted of water on the table, tomato juice with crackers, tossed salad with dressing, roast beef, baked potato with sour cream or butter, green beans, rolls and butter, sherbert and cookies, coffee and tea. The officers were President-Keith Wensel, First Vice President-Rick Welker, Second Vice President-John Fuller, Secretary-Treasurer-Arlene Barnes and Asst. Secretary-Treasurer-June Sowry. A sing along was lead by Dan Bonura. Dancing Music was by the BelAirs.

 

1953

The banquet was held on Friday, May 29, 1953 at Mason Hall. Over 200 people attended according to Mrs. Clair Wood, Secretary. Mrs. Carson Claney of Youngstown and Cornelius Couglin of Erie were guest speakers. The dinner was served by the Altar and Rosary Society. It was reported by the orchestra committee that Max Gordon (Max Trout formerly of Conneautville) brought his trio and played for the dance. Lloyd Stevens acted as toastmaster for the evening. The following committees were appointed by the president, Woodrow McBride. Orchestra: Lloyd Stevens and Robert Thompson. Speaker: Anna Stevens, Mildred Thompson, and Ted Everetts. Decorating: Anna Marie Nicolls and Mildred Welker. Getting tables and setting them up: Robert Butterfield. Decorating Tables: Jack Dean and Gene Pletcher. Reception: Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Glessman, Mr and Mrs. Howard Glessman, Patricia Glessman and Audley Stevens, Jr.

 

1952

The Conneautville High School Alumni Association Banquet and Dance was held May 29, 1952 at 6:30 P.M. at Mason Hall. They celebrated the 101st Anniversary of Conneautville High School. The cost was $2.00 a person. The reservations were sent to Alumni secretary Anna Marie Minnick. Those that were not able to attend the dinner were invited to the dance at a cost of $1.00 per person.

 

1951

The Conneautville High School Alumni Association Banquet and Dance was held May 29, 1951 at 6:30 at Mason Hall. They celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Conneautville High School. The cost was $2.00 a person.

 

1939

On May 29th the Annual Alumni Banquet was held in Mason Hall with over 200 members present.  Edward White the president of the Alumni ,  extended a welcome to Waide Ingols, who represented the 27 graduates of the class of 1939.

The  speakers  of the evening were Milo Connick, Florence Gordon, Charles Irwin and Reverend Gehrhardt.

A short business meeting was held after the banquet and it was followed by dancing.

 

1938

The 44th annual Conneautville Alumni Banquet was held on June 3, 1938 at Mason Hall.  It started at 6:30 pm.  The Alumni was welcomed by Mrs. F. E. Moulthrop.  The Senior response by Miss Mildred Flagg.  The theme song was “School Days”.  The Little Red School-1886 was read by Mrs. Seiley.   The music was furnished by Tommy Thomas Orchestra.  The meal served that evening was baked ham and salmon loaf, cheese potatoes, buttered lima beans, pineapple salad, hot rolls, brown bread, strawberry shortcake and coffee.

 

1930

The thirty sixth annual reunion of the Conneautville Alumni Association was held Thursday Evening, May 29, 1930. It was held at Mason Hall.

The school song was Auld Lang Syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne;

We’ll take a cup o’kindness yet

For auld lang syne.

With an attendance of upwards of 300, the annual banquet and reunion of the Alumni Association of the Conneautville Schools held in Mason Hall goes on record as one of the largest attended and most enjoyable in the history of the association.  Many   came from a distance to renew old acquaintances and friendships, and to inspect and admire the recently completed auditorium and gymnasium building of the Conneautville Vocational School group, Mason Hall where the reunion was held.

Following the serving of the banquet, a most elaborate repast, by the women of the ME Church, Clare Nicolls, president of the Almuni Association, welcomed the class of 1930, the response being able made by Helen McKay, president of the class.  N.A. Carlson of Erie, Chairman of the Conneautville Vocational School Alumni building committee, was then introduced as master of the ceremonies, and after speaking briefly, called upon R.S. Lord, of Mount Vernon, Ohio as alumnus of the school, through whose generosity Mason Hall became a reality.

Mr. Lord spoke at length, in a most interesting vein, and upon conclusion of his greatly enjoyed talk, the speaker of the evening, Prof. Marshall, of Ohio Wesleyan University, was introduced.  During the course of his talk, Professor Marshall referred to the late Howard F. Lord, an alumnus of the school here and a prominent athlete, and the mention of his name was a signal  of the unveiling by Miss Henrietta Lord, daughter of R.S. Lord, and a niece of the late Howard F. Lord, of a bronze memorial tablet erected in his honor.

Soon afterward, following reference by the speaker to Dr. E. T. Mason, prominent alumnus of the school,  principal of the schools and now a member of the Board of Education, Mrs. Harry W. North unveiled another bronze tablet placed in honor of Dr. Mason, in the building which has, at the request of the principal donor, been named “Mason Hall” in his honor.  Dr. Mason responded feelingly to the honor bestowed upon him, after which the meeting was again turned back to President Clare Nicolls, of the Alumni Association.  A brief business session followed, after which dancing and a social evening were in order until a late hour.

 

1928

The thirty fourth annual reunion of the CVS Alumni Association was held at Shadeland Gardens on Tuesday evening, May 29, 1928. Supper was served promptly at Seven O’Clock. Supper tickets were $1.00 and Dues 50c. Miss Edna Bossard was Secretary and Mrs. D.W. Spaulding was President. All without means of transportation were requested to meet at the Fellows Club Rooms at 6:30 O’Clock, where cars were provided.

Election of officers was held with the following being elected for the coming year: President William Morris, Vice President Charlotte Wing, Secretary Kathleen Adams, Assistant Secretary Lois Butterfield, Treasurer Clair Wood.

 

1926

The thirty second annual reunion of the CVS Alumni Association was held at Odd Fellows’ Hall on Tuesday evening, June 1, 1926 at Seven O’Clock. Supper tickets were $1.00 including dues. Miss Edith Carr was Secretary and F. G. Flynn was Vice President.

The guest speakers were Mrs. Carson Clancey of Youngstown and Cornelius Coughlin of Erie.

 

1925

The thirty first annual reunion of the CVS alumni association was held at the Opera House on Friday evening May 29th 1925 at Seven O’Clock. Supper tickets were $1.00 including dues. Miss Arlene Greenfield was Secretary and Walter C. Brenneis was President.

 

1916

The twenty second annual reception and banquet of the Conneautville High School Alumni Association was held in the Opera House with the largest attendance in the history of the association. The hall, on account of it being flag day had been handsomely decorated with the National emblem, and the floor covered with rugs. Long tables were set at one side of the hall, and these were hidden by screens. The ladies of the Presbyterian church served the banquet which kept good their reputation as caterers. After the banquet, the President, Miss Lina Power, in a neat little speech welcomed the class of 1916, and then acted as toastmaster. Toasts were responded to by Mr. Neill M. Robinson, sporting editor of the Erie Daily Times; Mrs. F.M. Rumsey and Mrs. E. E. Seeley, their subjects being, “Lights that Were,” “Lights that Are” and “Lights that Are to Be”, respectively, and all handled them in a pleasing manner. After the guests left the table, the entertainment committee presented a little amusement in the way of Flag day exercises, put on in district school style by members of the association. C.M. Truesdale took the part of the teacher, and the school was made up of Misses Agnes Robinson, Alma Moulthrop, Katherine Moulthrop, Kathleen Clancy, Anita Swift, Lina Stanley, Estella Means, Marie Means, Mrs. F.R. Knapp, Mrs D.W. Spaulding, Mrs. Lloyd Wright, and Messrs. Frank Moulthrop, Floyd Townsend, John P. Flynn, Andress Frazier and Lynne L. Rupert. The school dressed as children and their clothes and actions brought out the laughter expected. This program was followed by the annual roll call and the reading of letters from absent members. After this those who cared to enjoyed themselves by dancing while the others looked on or busied themselves visiting with old friends.

 

1914

The twentieth annual reception and banquet of the Conneautville High School Alumni Associaton was held in the Opera House, with an attendance of over one hundred. The hall had been handsomely decorated with flowers and the floor covered with rugs. Long tables were set at one side of the hall and these were hidden by screens. As soon as the meeting was called to order the guests assembled at the banquet tables which were decorated with large bouquets of sweet peas and other flowers. The ladies of the Presbyterian church served the banquet and the task of feeding so many was made more difficult by the heat. But the ladies sustained their good reputation as caterers. After the banquet, the President of the Association, Mr. Kenneth Clancy, in a few well chosen words, welcomed the class of 1914, and then acted as toastmaster. Toasts were responded to by Miss Estella Means, Dr. E.T. Mason and Mr. Kenneth Webb. After the guests left the table, the roll was called and the letters from absent members were read by the Secretary, Miss Pearl Corey. Miss Floy Wing played a piano solo, a quartette, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Cory, Miss Pearl Corey and Kenneth Clancy, sang a selection. Mrs. W.G. Powell gave a reading and played some of her own compositions on the piano. Miss Marion Baird, Miss Pearl Corey and Mr. Kenneth Clancy each sang solos, The accompanists being Miss Emeline Townley. Mrs. W.G. Powell and Mrs. Frank Clancy. All the numbers received such an ovation that encores were responded to. In one of those of Miss Pearl Corey, Mr. Clifford Mohr, a member of the class of this year, helped out with a violin obligato. This year, as is the usual custom of the association, all of those taking part in the entertainment program were members of the association and the talent displayed is something the organization is very proud of. After the program, the chairs and rugs were pushed back and the guests who cared to enjoyed themselves by dancing while those not inclined looked on or busied themselves visiting and talking over old school days. Every one present seemed to think the twentieth banquet just a little ahead of the nineteen that had preceded it, and expressed the hope that number twenty-one will be even better. The class of 1907 was the only one graduated from the school which had all the members present, the seven years since graduating not finding them so widely scattered but that all could get back. The members of the association feel particularly grateful to Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Drummond, who kindly loaned their piano, and to Mr. Frank Thompson, of the Rexall Store, who distributed a large box of fans to help those present in their efforts to keep cool.

 

1907

Held Monday Evening May 6, 1907. Menu was Cream Chicken, White Bread, Brown Bread, Pickles, Cucumber Salad, Potato Chips, Jelly, Wafers, Ice Cream, Cake, Coffee and Salted Nuts.

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