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Lorain Schools Alumni Association, Inc.

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Lorain Alumni Association, Inc.

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The name of the organization hereby is the LORAIN SCHOOLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, INC. (hereinafter “Association”). It shall exist as an Ohio non-profit corporation for the purposes and possessed of the powers hereinafter stated.

Purpose

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In recognition of the benefits accruing to a community from an educated citizenry and work force, the Association is formed to encourage and facilitate the acquisition of a post-secondary education by eligible graduates of the Lorain City Schools. Its purpose shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

A. To establish an alumni development office and to provide funds for the employments of a Director for said office and ancillary staff in order to promote the concept of alumni giving by graduates of the Lorain Schools in the near and long term.

B. Development of a program to assist current students and graduates of Lorain High School with meaningful community interactions.

C. To develop criteria based upon eligibility standards and demonstrated financial need in order to administer the endowment fund to be created to wholly or partially assist in the financing of post-secondary education costs for plan participants.

D. To honor distinguished alumni of St. Mary’s, Lorain High, Admiral King, Southview and Lorain Catholic High Schools.

E. To develop and facilitate engaged alumni social interactions.

F. To aid in the development of Lorain Community pride.

The above purposes shall be deemed demonstrative and shall not be interpreted as limited or exclusive. They shall be considered powers as well as purpose.

Board of Directors

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I. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The affairs of the Association shall be managed by its Board of Director. The Board shall be construed as follows:

A. Active Directors. The number of active Directors shall be no fewer than fifteen (15). The exact number of Directors shall be determined by the Board of Directors as the annual organizational meeting. It is mandatory that a member of the Board of Directors be a member in good standing of the Association. The active members are the only voting members of the Board of Directors.

B. Sustaining Members. Sustaining Members of the Board are responsible for the cultivation and perpetuations of the Association and its program. There will be no limit to the number of sustaining directors.

C. Ex-Officio Members: The following positions shall be entitled to permanent membership on the Board of Directors:

1. The President of the School Board

2. Principal of Lorain High School

3. The President of the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame

4. The Superintendent of the Lorain Schools or the Superintendent’s designee.

5. The Mayor of the City.

6. The President of the Lorain Historical Society or their designee.

7. The President of the Lorain Education Association or their designee.

D. Charter Members. The following people shall be permanent members of the Board of Directors;

Anthony Giardini, Bambi Dillon, Henry Patterson, Bill Rufo, Mark Ballard, Raul Ramos

Fred Lozano, Cel Rivera, Sue Bylica, Kathy Lathwell and Bill Sturgill.

Charter members are responsible for the creation, nurturing and perpetuation of the Association and its programs.

E. Rotating Directorship. The active members of the Board of Directors shall serve alternate (3) year terms.

F. Vacancies. Vacancies occurring during the term of an Active Member shall be filled by a majority vote among the remaining active members of the Board of Directors. Each Director shall be deemed to continue in office until the election and qualification of his or her successor.

G. Meetings. Regular meetings with the Board of Directors shall be held in accordance with an annual schedule to be developed at the yearly organizational meeting of said Board conducted annually during the month of January. Meetings shall be schedule every other month (six times annually), or more frequently as necessary to properly administer the affairs of the Association. The Board of Directors may provide by resolution the time and place for the holding of additional meetings without other notice than such resolution. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the Chairperson or at least the request of five (5) Directors. Notice of any special meeting shall be given at least five (5) days prior thereto by mailing, emailing a copy of the notice or personally delivering the same to each Director at the designated address on file with the Chairperson. Any Director may waive notice of any meeting. The attendance of any Director at a meeting shall constitute a waiver of the Notice of such meeting, except where a Director attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the Director contends that such a meeting is improperly called or convened.

H. Quorum. A majority of the Active Members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. If less than a majority be present at such a meeting, a majority of the Directors then present may adjourn the meeting without further notice. The act of a majority of directors present at a properly convened meeting shall constitute the act of the Board of Directors.

I. Compensation. Members shall serve on the Board without compensation. The Board may, by resolution, authorize the reimbursement of directly incurred expenses to any Director upon submission of an itemized claim. Such reimbursement shall be made from unrestricted or otherwise lawfully available funds.

Become a Member of the Lorain Alumni Association

Sign up to hear from us about upcoming Alumni events and opportunities. Click on the following link for an electronic version of the membership application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T-G7adTfgwTtkJlkERkJc_SyxUl-HUGUAQ9Y_GJmIsI

Upcoming Events

May 11, 2019

Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet

7pm - 10pm

German's Villa

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May 11, 2019

Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet

LORAIN SPORTS HALL OF FAME

The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.

7pm - 10pm

German's Villa

May 21, 2019

Lorain High Graduation

7pm - 10pm

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May 21, 2019

Lorain High Graduation


7pm - 10pm

May 15, 2019

Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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May 15, 2019

Board of Directors Meeting


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

June 19, 2019

Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 pm - 8pm

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June 19, 2019

Board of Directors Meeting


6:30 pm - 8pm

June 29th, 2019

2nd Annual Lorain Alumni Association Distinguished Alumin Recongnition Dinner

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lorain High School Cafetria

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June 29th, 2019

2nd Annual Lorain Alumni Association Distinguished Alumin Recongnition Dinner

Serving: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Italian American Veterans, Post #1, Lorain

4567 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain, OH 44053

$15.00


Dinner consists of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. 50/50 Raffle and Basket Raffles


9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lorain High School Cafetria

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Alumni Association Opportunities

Distinguished Alumni Award and Hall of Fame

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The Alumni Association, which started in 2017, announced the first round of honorees from Admiral King High, Lorain High, Southview High, Lorain Catholic High and St. Mary’s High schools.

The recipients were honored at an awards breakfast June 23 at the cafeteria of Lorain High.

Alumni Association Newsletter

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Welcome to the Lorain Alumni Association, an association created to recognize the achieve-ments of The graduates of Lorain's high schools. This association is open to all gradu-ates of any of Lorain's high schools including the current and former Lorain High School, Admiral King High School, Southview High School, St. Mary's High School and last but not least Lorain Catholic High School.

The formation of this association is long overdue and we plan to make up for the lost time. In the future you can expect to receive a news letter at least twice a year detailing current activities of Lorain's only high school including educational achieve-ments as well as sports activities. More importantly you will be kept abreast of the notable activities and achievements of your fellow alumni. To that end we ask that anytime you or someone you know graduated from one of Lorain's great high schools, have achieved some noteworthy accomplishment that you let us know so that we can share their success with everyone. Our goal is to demonstrate that Lo-rain's high schools have produced some awesome people who have noteworthy ac-complishments in sports, business, education, the military and the professions.

We all know or have heard about Admiral Ernest J. King, fleet commander of the U.S Navy during World War II, Toni Morrison writer and poet and winner of the No-bel Prize for Literature and General Johnnie Wilson, the first African American to achieve the rank of Four Star General in the U.S Army. We know them because they have received national attention and we have schools named in their honor. But did you know that Jose Gonzalez, a Southview graduate was the chief designer of the C-6 Chevrolet Corvette? Did you know that Don Novello a Lorain High graduate was the famous chain smoking, Father Guido Sarducci of Saturday Night Live fame? Did you know that the Henderson Avenue Bridge that crosses the Black River was named in honor of Lofton R. Henderson the first Marine Aviator who was killed in action in the Battle of Midway during World War II?

These and many, many more Lorain graduates have gone on to accomplish great things. They were your classmates, your fellow alumni. In coming editions we will tell you about your fellow alumni and we want to hear from you so that we can be sure to give proper recognition to the great men and women who walked the halls of our high schools over the years. We are proud Lorainites and we have good reason for that pride.

Board of Trustees

Lorain Alumni Association, Inc.

Alumni Board of Directors

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Chairman Patterson Henry AKHS 1993

Vice Chair Giardini Anthony  AKHS 1969

Treasurer Dillon Bambi  LHS 1967

Secretary Bylica Sue  AKHS 1968

DIRECTORS

Director Rufo Bill  LHS

Director Ballard Mark LHS

Director Lathwell Kathy LHS

Director Lozano Fred  SVHS

Director Sturgill Bill  AKHS

Director Ramos Raul  AKHS