Thursday, December 20, 2012

SWHS AA welcomes 2013 with new officers!

Congratulations to our Association's new officers, installed at the December 19th meeting!

Pictured here, left to right:
Lola Wood  Ellestad '42 Secretary
Bonna Harrison Beitler '59 Assistant Treasurer
Pat  Erickson Hyatt '52 Vice President
Rob Taylor '61 President. 

Not  pictured:
Eric Stendal '67 Treasurer
Tammy Olson '78 Assistant Secretary

Board members for this year are:
Shirley McClure Arthur '42
Bonna Harrison Beitler '59
Lola Wood Ellestad '42
Eugene Johnson '42
Darrel Jones '48
Margo Rhodes Sorenson '62
Doreen Spencer '41
Barbara Ward Thompson '43
Reidar Ytgard '46

Remember, our membership year is the calendar year so your dues are due now!  $10 for annual dues and $100 for Life membership.  Our mailing address in in the right-hand column, below.

We're starting another great year of raising funds for vocational scholarships for SWHS and State Street High School graduates!  Come join us!  There's lots for a Cub to do!

Next meeting January 16, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at the Sedro-Woolley Senior Center. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Sedro-Woolley High School Alumni Association will meet Wednesday, December 19 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sedro-Woolley Senior Center!  All monthly meetings are now scheduled for the THIRD Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.  Easy for you to remember!

We plan for our popular All-Class Picnic all year 'round.  The next one will be Saturday, July 13, 2013.  Get it on your calendar!  And it will be so much more fun for you and your classmates if you get involved!  Plan to have a class tent at the picnic!  Volunteer to help register attendees and/or help with other logistics.  Get a class sign made!  Make sure you are on the distribution list for our semi-annual newsletter!  Visit this blog and our official web site often!

We encourage all classes to send representatives to each monthly meeting.  The SWHS Alumni Association raises funds for  vocational scholarships for SWHS and State Street High School graduates and also provides the perfect opportunity for a class get-together at the annual All-Class Picnic.  Show your Cub Pride and get involved!  Your friends and classmates are already here!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Alumni Meeting Nov. 21!

The SWHS Alumni Assn will meet Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 1:00 p.m. at the Sedro-Woolley Senior Center!  Election of officers, newsletter deadline, and other regular business!  Now accepting dues payments for 2013.  $10 per year or $100 for a lifetime membership.  Come and show your Cubs Spirit!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

News and dues!

The Alumni Association - as of right this minute - has 322 Annual members and 201 Life members for a total current membership of 523!

Thank you all for your membership and support.  You make scholarships possible for graduating Cubs!

There are about 4500 potential members of the Association; we encourage current members to recruit their friends and even to upgrade from an Annual membership to a Life membership!

Life memberships are currently $100 and you can pay via check mailed to the Association or via PayPal on the Association's web site:

Our membership year is the calendar year, so if you are planning to be an Annual member, dues are $10 for the year and are payable as above.

104 Alumni have already sent in their dues for 2013!  We are grateful to have so many supportive members!

Remember, the S-WHS AA has Internet presence in these three places:

Web site:

Blog site:

Facebook:  look for us as the Sedro-Woolley High School Alumni Assn.

These are the OFFICIAL sites for all Cubs!

If your class has a web site or Facebook page, PLEASE send us the information so we can link to it here and feature it in our newsletter!

In other news, the Association has decided to always meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Sedro-Woolley Senior Center.  If you are unable to get to these meetings, there are so many other ways you can participate!  Contact us to share your skills and talents!

Next meetings:  November 21 and December 19.

Our major fundraisers during the year remain our springtime Geranium and Bake Sale (May) and the colossal All-Class Picnic (July).  We also receive a large number of donations for memorials or celebrations.  Your participation and donations make our scholarship program possible.  Be proud! 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thanks to Barbara Thompson '43 and her HUGE crew for an AMAZING All-Class Picnic!  About 500 Cubs (and their guests) attended and we had a great time meeting up with old friends and new ones.

Our oldest attending alum was Elwood "Tres" Tresner, who proudly represented the class of 1930!  Other vintage Cubs attending were Peggy McDonald Banker '32 and Joe Nemo.

We raised more money from generous donors for our scholarship program benefiting SWHS and State Street HS grads who plan to pursue vocational education. 

Joy's Baker catered another great lunch and Bob Dow '72 was the perfect MC. 

Add in some music from Reidar Ytgard '46 and Sally Thompson Rauch '73, and you have yourself a party!

See you next year!

Friday, July 6, 2012

All Class Picnic Saturday July 7th!

The date has arrived!  Our annual S-WHS All Class Picnic is Saturday, July 7, at Sedro-Woolley's Riverfront Park, and everything is in place! 

Picnic chair Barbara Ward Thompson, Class of 1943, has ordered beautiful weather and a big crowd. 

Our caterer is Joy's Bakery, a S-WHS graduate-owned business and a local favorite.

11 classes have arranged to have their own tents at the picnic, for easier chatting and identifying those memorable classmates! 

Here is the list of classes that will have their own tents:

1945 and 1946 together


So join us - some late reservations are available on the day of the picnic.  $20 at the door.  The fun starts around 11 a.m.  Bob Dow, Class of 1972, will be our MC again this year.

Be ready for our scholarship fundraisers on site!

Who will be the oldest classmate in attendance?  Which graduating class has the most paid memberships in the Alumni Association? 

Find out at the All-Class Picnic!

Monday, April 23, 2012

SWHS Class of 1961 plans 51st reunion!

We Are The 60's


Sedro-Woolley High School Class Of 1961
Presents Our 51st Reunion

* Tuesday July 3, 2012 Big Lake Fireworks 6:00 PM
* Parade Float Set Up Wayne Moritz House 2:00 PM

* Wednesday July 4, 2012 Sedro-Woolley Loggerodeo Parade
And Pancake Breakfast at Senior Center

* Thursday July 5, 2012 Nothing Planned

* Friday July 6, 2012 Eagles Club Get-Together and Steak Dinner
5:00 PM Till Closing
No Host Cocktails And Beverages
Entertainment By:   Neil Prather's Coyote Blues Band

Come Early Stay Late

** Cost will be as follows payable in advance:
** Attend Only Without Dinner $5.00 Per Person

** Attend With Steak Dinner including Tip $20.00 Per Person
** Advance Payment Information Is Below

* Saturday July 7, 2012 S.W.H.S. All Class Picnic sponsored by Alumni Association

** Donations Will Be Accepted. If You Want To Donate To The Reunion Fund Anything Helps.

We are trying to keep the cost of everything down to encourage members on limited budgets to attend.

We need to raise money to pay for the entertainment $400.00. All monies left over will be saved in our account for the next Reunion

** Please Make Checks Payable to :

SWHS 1961 50th Class Reunion
Send All Checks to:
SWHS Class of 1961 c/o Brenda McGhee
107 N Reed St
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

e-mail me To Sign up on our Sign Up List: 
jhkeene "at sign"
John Keene

Monday, April 2, 2012

SWHS AA Membership Update

Membership dues are rolling in!  Remember, Annual memberships are $10 per year and currently Life memberships are $100. 

Our membership year is the calendar year, so mail in your membership check and be sure to include your name (including name at graduation), address, phone number, e'mail address, years for which you are enrolling (many people pay two or more years at a time), and your GRADUATING YEAR!

We also welcome "friends" of the Association as members, even if they didn't graduate with us. Some spouses and former SW School District students become members as "friends" of the organization!
Mail to:

SWHS Alumni Association
PO Box 509
Sedro-Woolley WA 98284

Breaking news:  As of the March 28th tally, Class of 1956 has surpassed Class of 1952 in the top spot for most class members who are paid members of the Association!  Class of 1956 currently has 25 paid members for 2012 and Class of 1952 has 22 paid members.  Class of 1950 is within striking distance with 20 paid members.

Your dues are used for the administrative expenses of the Association, and any additional donations go directly to our scholarship fund. During 2012 we will award multiple scholarships to SWHS and State Street HS students who plan to pursue vocational careers. Please become a member and help make these young alumni dreams come true!