Monday, December 22, 2014

Sedro-Woolley Alumni and Schools Foundation Merger January 1, 2015


The Sedro-Woolley High School Alumni Association and Sedro-Woolley Schools Foundation have elected to merge both organizations, effective January 1, 2015. 

Each organization’s purpose and focus will be maintained in the new structure.  The Alumni Association has historically worked to provide vocational scholarships to Sedro-Woolley school graduates.  The SW Schools Foundation raises money to fund grants and improve SW schools at the classroom level.  The new organization will do both, through a set of permanent committees.

To emphasize that the merged organization funds projects for students of all ages, the words “high school” have been dropped from the new name: 

Sedro-Woolley Alumni and Schools Foundation.

A committee with representatives from each group has met and carefully crafted a set of bylaws.  Each organization has a 501(c)3 federal classification; the Schools Foundation will dissolve and be merged into the Alumni Association’s tax structure. 

The board of directors will have 24 members; initially there will be 12 board members from each of the pre-merged organizations.  In addition, the structure will be clarified as a board-driven organization for the purposes of decision-making and general operations.  Officers will be elected by and come from the pool of directors. 

Individual membership in the merged organization will follow the Alumni Association’s structure.  Currently, annual dues (calendar year) are $10 and Life Membership is $100.  Only dues-paying members are eligible to serve as directors. 

“This will make our organization bigger and better than ever,” stated Rob Taylor ’61, current president of the SWHS Alumni.  “We welcome the Schools Foundation to work with us in raising funds and putting on the annual All-Class Picnic.” 

“Both organizations have compatible goals, and the synergy resulting from the merger will help us involve more community members overall,” commented Brock Stiles, current president of the Sedro-Woolley Schools Foundation.

The merged organization will continue to publish two newsletters per year and maintain a web site, blog, and Facebook page. 

Meetings will be held on the third Friday of odd-numbered months at the SWSD administrative offices on Trail Road.  11:00 a.m.  All members are welcome to attend. 

For more information about the current Sedro-Woolley Schools Foundation, visit their web page at:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Cubs win Washington State 2A Football title!

Congratulations to the SWHS Boys Football team - they WON the state 2A championship!

Final score in the thrilling game was Sedro-Woolley 42, Lynden 13.  Lots of interceptions and great playing! 

Go Cubs!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Class of 1974 is ready for their 40-year reunion! September 12-13, 2014

To all interested Classmates, from the Class of 1974...
It is almost... here! The 1974 class reunion will begin September 12th at the Bull Pen in downtown Sedro-Woolley from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Then we head on down to the football game.
Don't forget to purchase your tickets in advance at Oliver Hammer before the game!  Also, while getting your tickets, you can show your Woolley Pride by picking up sylish SW Cubs apparel at Oliver Hammer.
Then, we will meet again on September 13th at Stepping Stones Garden (17503 Cook Road, Burlington) at 4 p.m. for BBQ and wonderful memories.
It is not too late to register for the BBQ, $30 now, or $40 at the door. Contact Teri Bever, Tia Burnett or Eva Perry. See you there!

Friday, July 11, 2014

All-Class Picnic countdown! It's tomorrow!!

The annual All-Class Picnic is tomorrow! 11 - 3, but people generally arrive early. Tents are up, final reservations for food are in to the caterer (Joy's Bakery!), and alums are ready to picnic! 

 Remember, you can pay your annual association dues at the picnic - $10/year and $100/life membership. Our membership year is the calendar year. You can pay ahead a couple of years if you want to - many people do! 

 See you at the picnic! Bring your class sign if you have one, and wear sunscreen!!

Class of 1974 Celebrates 40 years!




Friday, 9/12/14:  Pre-game Social   5-7 p.m.
The Bullpen Sports Bar & Grill
701 Metcalf St.
(old C&R Sporting Goods store)
7 p.m. kick-off  Cubs vs. Bulldogs @ home
Saturday, 9/13/14:  Catered Dinner   Starts at 4p.m.
“Stepping Stones Gardens” 17503 Cook Rd.  (West end)
Catering by Double Barrel BBQ
Meat choices:  pork and chicken
Water, soft drinks, beer and wine provided
Cost:  $30 per person with pre-registration
            $40 per person at the door

Questions:  Contact Teri Gronemyer Bever

Please turn your registration in prior to August 23rd
so we can finalize plans.

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

      S.W.H.S. CLASS OF 1974

September 12th and 13th 2014
Registration:  $30 per person      $40 at the door
Mail this form by August 23rd, along with your check made out to

SWHS Class of 1974
c/o Teri Gronemyer Bever
5723 State Rt. 9
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Name:  ________________________________________________

Spouse/Guest:  ______________________________________

Address:  _____________________________________________

Email:  ________________________________________________

Current Phone Numbers: 


Questions or concerns:  Please contact Teri at

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Class of 1958 parties on!! Picnic August 2nd!

The class of 1958 will be having our class picnic on Saturday August 2nd 2014, at the home of Ervin and Libby Bistodeau, 20655 Prairie Rd,  Sedro-Woolley, WA.  It will start at noon until we are ready to go home.

Bring your favorite potluck dish; lemonade, coffee, tea and water will be provided.

Any questions,  or for directions , you can email, 

Ervin and Lib Bistodeau or 
Alice Maxfield 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Loggerodeo Parade in Sedro-Woolley! July 4, 2014!

Thanks to ALL the classes that had entries in today's Loggerodeo parade.  Here are two:


Monday, June 30, 2014

SWHS All-Class Picnic July 12, 2014 Riverfront Park in Sedro-Woolley!

Are you ready for CUBS??  The SWHS Alumni association once again has planned an outstanding picnic for all classes!  So get your advance reservation in and join the fun!  Is your class planning to sit together?  To bring a sign?  To put up a tent?  Are you having a reunion year?  So many are!!

The picnic lunch is catered by Joy's Bakery - Janet and Mike Joy are CUBS, too!  When you make your prepaid reservation - $15 in advance - specify a hamburger or chicken entrée.  We'll get you into the right line at serving time.

Speaking of the buffet line, did you know that the "oldest" classes go first?  As it should be...we love to recognize those who are the most "vintage" CUBS attending the picnic!

We also have some fund-raising raffles to benefit our scholarship fund during the picnic.  So don't be shy, buy some tickets and help send the rising CUBS to school!  The SWHS AA awards scholarships every year to grads pursuing a vocational career.  There are lots of qualified grads who need some help meeting college/tech school expenses.  We just awarded five $2000 scholarships to Class of 2014 members!

So join in the fun!  Mail in your advance reservation NOW.  PO Box 509, Sedro-Woolley WA 98284.  Include your graduation year and contact info.  Come on out to Riverfront Park on July 12th - the event generally starts at 11, but early arrival is ok.  Lunch at noon.  Plan to meet your friends at the All-Class Picnic!

Cost at the door without a reservation is $20, if there are lunches available.  Make that advance reservation now!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monthly Meeting Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:00 p.m. SW Senior Center

It's crunch time!  All details about the All-Class Picnic on July 12th will be discussed and firmed up at our monthly meeting on June 18th.  Come to the meeting and make sure you are involved with the picnic!  As with all events, they are more fun when you have a role to play. 

And if your class would like to put up a separate tent at Riverfront Park for the picnic, please let us know.  We do a complete diagram of where everything will be arranged, so we need to know about your tent ASAP!

Does your class have a sign?  Make sure to bring it to the picnic!  If you don't have one, you could still order or make one!

Mostly, be SURE to send your prepaid reservation to the Alumni Association by July 1.  $15 prepaid/$20 at the door.  Specify an entrée of chicken or hamburger and include your class year.

Send in your dues at the same time!  $10 for annual dues, $100 for a lifetime membership.

Here's the link to our form, if you need it:

SWHS Multi-Class event! 1959 through 1963 alums are invited!

Attention Sedro-Woolley High School
Classes 1959 through 1963

"Get Prepared To Have Fun This Summer"

The Sedro - Woolley High School
Class of 1961
Wants to let you know that
You Are invited

To Join Us At Our "Remember When Party" And Spaghetti Dinner
Classes  1959  1960  1961  1962  1963  Are Included

At the Sedro - Woolley Eagles Club
July 5th 2014 at 5:00 P M to Midnight

Dinner served 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Dinner includes large helping of Spaghetti, Roll and Salad

Cost with dinner is $20.00 per person (donation) in advance only.
With no dinner the cost is $7.00 per person (donation) in advance only.
The Spaghetti is a special recipe of one of our classmates! And it's good!

Please make checks payable to: SWHS 1961 50th Reunion
Send all checks to: S.W.H.S. Class of 1961 c/o Brenda McGhee
107 N Reed St  Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Please pay and sign up early. Space is limited . Deadline is June 25, 2014
Dress is Casual

We are looking forward to seeing you again this year . Please Sign up and pay early! We expect a large crowd and we have limited space.

You must pay in advance to attend!
$7.00 ea. No Dinner or $20.00 ea. With Dinner

John Keene


Monday, May 19, 2014

Monthly meeting Wednesday May 21, 2014 - Picnic Planning!

Come on out to the SWHS AA monthly meeting on May 21st and hear about the success of the Geranium/Tomato/Chive plant sale!  As well as to get the scoop on this year's All Class Picnic!

The Picnic planning goes on all year around - but it's certainly getting close now!  Saturday, July  12th  is the date!  NOW is the time to make your paid reservation - $15 in advance and be sure to choose an entree of chicken or hamburger.  Latecomers pay $20 at the door.  You can make your reservation at the meeting on May 21st!  A great time to do it and volunteer to help at the event.  It's alway more fun if you have a job to do so you can meet and greet your fellow Cubs!

Several classes are planning their reunion event the same day as the Picnic, and some are putting up their own tents.  Our Picnic Committee needs to know if your class is bringing a tent, so we can map out the space in the park.

If you, your business, or your class would like to SPONSOR one of the shuttle golf carts we use to get people from the lower parking lot to the upper Picnic area, please let us know.  We'll do our best to advertise your generosity and your help allows more proceeds from the Picnic to go toward the vocational scholarships we love to award!

See you on May 21st, June 18th (June meeting), and July 12th at the Picnic!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Class of 1954 still seeking class members!

More '54!

Class of '54 is looking for these folks: 

Jay Baker
Margaret (Baker) Sword
Faye (Ashe) Carter
Brad Curry
Carole (Kelley) Corta
Helen (Price) Farmer
Loretta (Redd) Flones
Jean (Parker) McKibben
Dwayne Moody
Max Sutton

Do you know them? Make sure they're in contact with the folks below so everyone will be ready for the 60-year reunion on July 12!!

Please reply to: or phone Peggy Van Allen 360-707-1412 or Ron Maxfield 360-856-6608.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Class of 1954 reunion update!

The SWHS class of 1954 Reunion notices have been sent to all our Class members. We have received some returns, due to changes of address ,so we are asking  help from anyone who may know the current address for the following Class members :

                                Jay Baker
                                Brad Curry
                                Loretta (Redd) Flones
                                Sam Willoughby  

Please reply to:
or phone: Peggy Van Allen  360-707-1412  

or: Eunice Jenkins  360-757-4623  
or: Ron Maxfield  360-856-6608

Thank you for your help. We will see you at the July 12th Reunion at Riverfront Park.

SWHS Class of  1954 Reunion Committee

Don't forget to send in your FOOD reservation if you plan to order by mail or online.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Geranium and tomato plant sale a big success! With chives!

THANKS to everyone who came by today and bought plants at our scholarship fundraiser!  As usual, we announced the official start time at 9 a.m. but LOTS of people come early.  Things were hopping with geraniums, tomato plants, baked goodies, free coffee, and a surprise addition, chive plants!  So much fun to see local folks turn out to support our local CUBS!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Geraniums, Tomatoes, and YOU! Saturday, May 3rd!

Our second-most popular fundraiser of the year (for scholarships) is Saturday, May 3rd!  Almost here!  It is our annual Geranium and Tomato plant sale!  Usual place - at the little building next to the Sedro-Woolley Community Center on Pacific Street.  Sale starts at 9 a.m. and continues until we're sold out, which is normally around noon.  Time to get your hanging baskets planted with our beautiful geraniums and to plant individually raised (and coddled...) tomato plants from one of our dedicated members.  Bring cash - there will also be delicious baked goods for sale and our complimentary coffee will be on!  Do you think that May 3 will dawn bright and sunny?  Sure it will!  Get this great event on your calendar now!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SWHS Class of 1969 is planning events for Summer 2014!

Class of '69'ers are planning a great reunion on July 5th, preceded by the traditional float in the Loggerodeo Parade on July 4th!

Are you a 1969 grad?  Are you already in touch with the committee?  You should be!  They're still looking for contact info for a few class members - make sure they have your contact info so you'll be notified of all the fun.

To make sure you're in touch, PM (private message) Bonnie Fisher Allen on Facebook.  Or leave a message here and we'll pass it along! 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Class of 1954 plans 60-year reunion! At the All-Class Picnic!

Greetings to all the members of SWHS Class of 1954!

 Our 60-year reunion is now in the planning stages, with a date of Saturday July 12th, 2014 at Sedro-Woolley Riverfront Park.  This will be during the same time that the Sedro-Woolley High School Alumni Association All-Class picnic is held.  Plans are to have our own Class of '54 tent with chairs and tables set up Friday, prior to the Reunion to help us update our class contact list, please let us know of any change of your address--phone number(s)--email.

Please reply to:  or phone Peggy Van Allen 360-707-1412 or Ron Maxfield  360-856-6608.

A mailing will be sent to all SWHS ‘54 classmates as soon as the reunion committee has updated the mailing list. It will include a reservation form for choice of food along with more details concerning our reunion.

Looking forward to seeing all who can attend, and hearing from those who will be unable to be there.

~~SWHS Class of 1954 reunion committee