Minutes of the Meetings


Glynnis Jones Aguirre


Board Secretary Glynnis Jones Aguirre Class of 1981 does an excellent professional job. Providing the MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS.





Hoover Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, June 14, 2018 

Call to order: Meeting called to order at 10:03 a.m.

Members Present:  Steve Barclay, Chairman; Alice Staninger, Vice-Chair; Jim Young, Treasurer; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; Marcia Kern; Nancy Nordell; Ed Balinger; John Adkins; Chuck Diepholz; Eric Wong; Monica Belandres-Root.

Chairman’s Report:  1) Steve reported that Senior Awards Night was a great success.  The Alumni Organization awarded 22 $1,000 scholarships.  Total amount of scholarships awarded was $2,043,000.

2) Hoover was featured in the news twice in one week.  Hoover Quilt Program was front-page news story in the U-T.  Steve mentored many of these kids.  He explained what the Quilt Program is.  The story of the quilt project had never been told outside of Hoover until this year.  It was also on two local news stations. http://www.cbs8.com/story/38385224/hoover-quilt-program-helps-students-learn-english  Hoover cafeteria lady gifted a car, was on the news locally and featured nationally on CBS News Sunday Morning. http://www.cbs8.com/story/38346727/san-diego-high-school-students-surprise-food-service-worker-with-car  3) Staff breakfast this morning sponsored by the Alumni Organization was very successful.  Thank you, Larry Hall, and all the alumni volunteers for your hard work.  4) A pub in Kensington wants to install a picture of Hoover above the bar. Interesting – Discussion held. 5) Steve spoke to seven senior classes about the Alumni Organization last Thursday.  6) Steve will attend reunions for classes 1963, 1998 and 2008.  Nancy and Marcia will represent the Alumni Organization at their C/O 1968 reunion.  7) Cleanup Day is August 11th.  It will be scaled back this year due to construction.  Cafeteria Hall of Fame photos will be one of the cleaning projects.  John will check on whether we need to do anything about the trophies.  8) August 18th is Hoover-Groover BBQ.  9)  An anonymous alumnus is considering making a large donation to Hoover; there is a possibility of having a building named in his/her honor. This is in the beginning stages – Steve will set up a meeting.

Vice-Chair’s Report:  1) Alice reminded us all that our end-of-year lunch is today at DeMille’s at noon.

2) Alice’s lunch group may possibly donate to Hoover music department.  3) Discussed scholarship interviews, doing 22 interviews made for a long day.  Discussed possibly doing over two days.

Minutes1) There were no May minutes, as the May meeting was cancelled. 2) Jim moved to accept the April 12th minutes as prepared; John seconded the motion; All in favor, the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:  Discussion was held regarding our finances.  Steve reported that we are financially sound, with adequate scholarship funds.  We may discuss increasing amounts in the Fall.  Most funds are designated for scholarships.  Any new money received from sales will go to general fund for miscellaneous things we need to do. 

Mural/Bricks, Tiles & Benches/Theater seats/Resale:  1) John presented better photos for the website of the mural that he removed; made in 2003 by Hoover and SDSU art students; it will be re-installed after construction, but no definite destination yet.  2) John has been working with new adhesive for benches.  We also need to place new benches that have been purchased.  Discussion was held regarding different types of benches; Glynnis mentioned the coated metal ones used by City of La Mesa and Grossmont High School.  Most likely cost-prohibitive.  3) John reported theater seats are removed from the auditorium.  We need to get info on website and social media.  $20/seat.  School may keep a set of seats for installation in new auditorium as a memento. 4) John had no report on t-shirts.  Monica stated that golfers would like t-shirts, if we can get some done.  5)  Steve mentioned that we should try to sell yearbooks at Hoover-Groover picnic – need order form.  We can also publicize the golf tournament there. 6) Discussion held about resale items – cups and car decals/clings.  We need to focus on money-makers.  7) John got photo of old school copied – four feet long, black & white print, not mounted.

Scholarship Update:  Monica reported that the scholarship awards were a great success.  Last year there was a half million dollars awarded, and this year over 2 million dollars awarded.  She also mentioned we need to have someone to photograph every group of awardees.

Golf Tournament Update:  Monica reported that sponsorships have trickled in. We do not accept PayPal/online payments, as this would require Foundation to open separate bank account.  Discussion held.  Ed was asked to join the golf committee.  Monica explained our “Principal’s Circle” donor levels are the higher-level donors; our registration form is ready for distribution and placement on the website and social media; Our Hole-in-One prize is $25,000; all golfers receive a certificate for a free golf club.  We are in need of silent auction and raffle prizes. 

Membership/Newsletter Update:  1) Marcia did another audit, with Margie’s help with sorting.  She reported the newsletters that contained delinquency notices worked, as we received over 40 renewals.  Discussion held regarding whether to stop sending newsletters to delinquent members – 137 were sent notices that this was their last newsletter.  Discussed possibly sending postcard renewal reminder instead.     2) Discussion about how much newsletter info should be put on the website.

Class POC Liaison Update:  Chuck reported that he will put out Hoover-related message before picnic.  He will include theater seat info, construction photo and update, golf info within the next month.  He will also mention membership and ask POCs to pass on to their classes.

Sports Update:  Ed reported he did a recap of 2017-18 sports – (Boys) Football 1-9; Soccer 13-7-1,       Conf 5-2-1; Basketball 10-4, Conf 9-1; Baseball 7-16, Conf 4-7; Volleyball 11-6, Conf 7-5; JV Volleyball CIF Div II Champs.  (Girls) Soccer 9-7, Conf 6-2; Basketball 12-8, Conf 9-6; Softball 9-18, Conf 1-7; Volleyball 6-7, Conf 3-5. 

Yearbook Update: Eric reported that we sold 2 more yearbooks.  We’ve had some inquiries. Eric sent inventory to Margie.  Classes of 1961 and 1984 donated books.

Mentoring Update:  Nancy reported that mentoring was a very positive experience.  They finished up Romeo and Juliet unit.  She has already been contacted by another teacher for mentoring next year.  They need more mentors.  There are a wide variety of students who need individual help, motivation and positive reinforcement – not just tutoring.  Steve mentioned that Vicky Banks wants to talk to Nancy about mentoring.

Other Business:  John discussed that fencing in front of school didn’t stop kids from getting in; Police were contacted.  John talked to one of the SDPD officers on scene.  The officer was the first Somali refugee to become a San Diego Police Officer.  John thought it would be good idea to have him come to speak to Hoover students.

Officer Elections:  Steve mentioned that we are supposed to have election of officers in September.  Glynnis and Nancy mentioned that we previously decided on elections every two years, in even-numbered years.  Glynnis will research the prior minutes and report back next meeting.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 11:33 a.m.


Hoover Alumni Organization

May meeting was not held.


Hoover Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, April 12, 2018

Call to order: Meeting called to order at 10:05 a.m.

Members Present:  Steve Barclay, Chairman; Alice Staninger, Vice-Chair; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary;  Larry Hall; Marcia Kern; Nancy Nordell; Bob Battenfield; Ed Balinger; John Adkins; Margie Reynolds; Chuck Diepholz; Eric Wong; Margot Kasch, guest.

Chairman’s Report:  1) Steve reported that he and John plan to remove auditorium seats.  Larry added that the Principal sent an email to staff that the auditorium would be fenced off for demolition on April 27th.  Seats need to be removed before that date.  2) Discussion held regarding donated gym cages; John meeting with Michael after our meeting to discuss logistics.  Steve and John will handle this. 3) Orange Glen alum who was interested in getting information on starting an alumni organization like ours for her school drove down to meet with Steve.  She was referred to the Hoover Alumni Organization from someone at USC.         4) Steve was invited to lunch with Jack Goodall.  Jack was very pleased that we were able to match his $25,000 donation through our “Match Jack” campaign.  Steve updated him on the Goodall Walkway sign.

Bricks, Tiles & Benches:  Steve reported benches have been inspected, and adhesive has failed on some of the tops, which is a liability concern for the school.  Since we brought the benches to the campus, we need to repair; Will look into stronger adhesive to repair.

Vice-Chair’s Report:  None.

Minutes:  Marcia moved to accept the minutes as prepared; Chuck seconded the motion; All in favor, the motion carried.

Scholarship Update:  1) Larry reported that John Baker’s wife sent a $1,000 donation; she would like to know if we plan to use it this year or next.  Steve met with Tawnya to discuss interviews and if we could add one more student.  Discussion held.  2)  Margie moved that we add one more scholarship this year, for a total of 22; John seconded the motion; All in favor, the motion carried.  3) Marcia needs info on deceased alumni for database, and needs to know what checks have been received so she can send out thank-you notes.           4)  John asked about what happens when a life-membership alumni passes away; does the spouse continue to received the newsletter? Discussion held.  There was a consensus that, no, the spouse does not continue to receive the newsletter.  Life membership is for the life of the alumnus.  Larry added that the donation from Mrs. Baker is in memory of John Baker.  He feels she should receive the newsletter; Marcia will add her to the database.

Website Update:  Margie made some changes to the website pages.  She would like us to look through the website for errors.  Since we are a school organization, website should be error-free.

Membership/Newsletter:  Marcia reported that we have 598 current Annual and Life members that need no insert in their newsletters.  We have 191 expired memberships that will have inserts for renewal included with their newsletters.

Yearbook Update:  1) Steve reported that we received 2 more yearbooks to add to inventory. 2) Eric discussed putting the yearbooks on sale for years that we have large inventories. It was discussed that if we go to reunions that have large inventories for that year, we should be taking yearbooks to sell.  3)  Larry mentioned storage issue due to construction – we need to sell as many as possible.  Margie said there is already a “yearbooks for sale” link on the website, but not the specific inventory.  Eric will send Margie the inventory list.

Sports Update: 1) Ed reported that the baseball team will play Kearny at Petco Park on Friday, April 20th at 1:00 p.m.  $10 for Hoover game only (open seating); $15 for Hoover game and Padres game the following weekend (ticketed seating).  Tickets can be purchased online.   At this time they are 1-0 in conference play (beat Morse 6-1).  2)  Ed has been trying to contact the athletic director, Vanessa, but hasn’t been able to get in touch with her.  3) Schedules are printed for all sports into May.  4)  Baseball coach has set up a fundraising website, but has not had the best results.  He is looking to us for support.  Discussion held.  We have decided in the past that this becomes a problem because we are continually asked to support all the different groups/sports, and have run out of money.  It was discussed that it is possible to help out groups if we set up a system where the kids help us with events, etc., they can possibly earn support funds.

Golf Tournament:  Glynnis reported that things are moving along.  We are receiving some sponsorships.

Next meeting:  May 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 10:42 p.m.


Hoover Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, March 15, 2018

Call to order: Meeting called to order at 10:23 a.m.

Members Present:  Steve Barclay, Chairman; Jim Young, Treasurer; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; Monica Belandres-Root; Larry Hall; Marcia Kern; Nancy Nordell; Bob Battenfield; Ed Balinger; John Adkins; Lois Draper; Margie Reynolds; Jason Babineau, Principal; Erica Carrillo, Vice-Principal.

Principal Babineau 1) updated the Board on school construction – plans should be going to the District Board in April with notice to proceed.  Area should be blocked off and staged for demolition by late May/early June. Steve mentioned that our August clean-up project would need to be north of the construction area.  2) Discussion had regarding auditorium seats, how many we want to preserve, whether the contractor is able to remove them, and where they would be stored – if under the stadium bleachers, they need some sort of cover to protect them.  3)  Footprint of new building will be larger than previous admin building, will come out to where the grass area is presently.  4) New Vice-Principal, Erica Carrillo, is in her second full week.  5) Jason filled us in on the National Walkout Day student protest held March 14th.  Hoover was on the front page of the U-T Monday morning, and CBS came on Tuesday.  Jason said the students were “amazing.”  They started dialogue 2 weeks prior, worked on purposeful, student-led event; everyone was well behaved, created a large heart in the stadium as memorial for victims, spoke about each victim; some students watched from bleachers, others stayed in 2nd period class if they didn’t want to participate.  Jason said he was very proud of all of the students.  6) Petco Park Baseball Game on April 20th, school schedule has been shifted to minimum day so students can attend.  There will be spirit buses, etc.

Steve talked to Jason about issues surrounding having the gate opened for Board members to park prior to the meeting.  We need a 15-minute window.

Vice-Principal Erica Carrillo came in to introduce herself to the Board.  She has been in education for 17 years, came from Chula Vista dual immersion TK-12 school.  She got her master’s degree from SDSU, has 3 years administrative experience, and is very excited to be at Hoover.  Margie took photos for newsletter and website.

Bricks, Tiles & Benches:   1) Larry discussed photo-documenting the tiles located on the building that will be demolished.  John will document the tiles.  Discussion had.  2) John reported another bench order in the works, from alum Sarah Purcell Pentecost.

Minutes:  Jim moved to accept the minutes as prepared; Nancy seconded the motion; All in favor, the motion carried.

 Chairman’s Report:  1) Steve reported we may have Jack Goodall as a special guest next month; he was unable to make it today.  Steve will meet with him to update him on “Match Jack” campaign and would like to update him on the Walk of Champions sign.  2) Discussion had about an Orange Glen H.S. 1981 alum who is very interested in starting an alumni organization for her school and wants to model it after us.  Our reputation is out there. She plans to attend one of our meetings to see how we operate.

Vice-Chair’s Report:  None.  (Alice Not present)

Scholarship Update:  1) Larry reported everything is being put in place for scholarships.  Discussion had regarding numbers and amounts of scholarships for this year.  2) Marcia moved that we give out 21 $1,000 scholarships this year, and then we can revisit the issue for next year and decide if we want to give a larger dollar amount; Jim seconded the motion; All in favor, the motion carried.  3) Discussion about how the Mongrue scholarship will be distributed.  4) Lois reported that all scholarships from last year have been paid out.  5) Scholarship interviews will be May 17th, lasting most of the day.  Steve, Jim, Glynnis, Margie and Nancy meet here at 8:30 a.m.  Lois will have list of questions.  Tawnya will provide packets of student info.

Newsletter Update:  1) Bob distributed mockup of newsletter, and went over items that will be included (awards night, golf tournament, articles, reunions.)  He needs to get dates for events confirmed.  Awards night is May 31st; Lois will confirm the time. He is in discussion with Nancy Aguilar about the Mongrue scholarship donation; it is still a work in progress 2) Board member list and titles was discussed; Bob will update list. 3) Discussion regarding Walt Baranski being inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions; possible article for next newsletter. His wife, Janice, may attend next month’s meeting.  4)  We will assemble newsletter after next month’s meeting, April 12th.  Printer deadline for last-minute items is April 6th.

5)  Margie will print labels for newsletter.

Membership:  1) Marcia reported on the updated membership database.  We have 795 total entries, including delinquent members.  2) Discussion had regarding whether we will continue to send newsletter to delinquent members or not.  Decided we will send one last newsletter with delinquency notice included.       3) We need to have a brainstorming session to increase membership.

Golf Tournament:  1) Monica asked about possibly having online payments for the golf tournament through Paypal or other online payment systems.  Larry said the Foundation uses Paypal.  He will look into having a separate golf account.  2) Monica reported that things are moving along, got donated printing of sponsor letters which she, Margie, Lois and Glynnis will prepare for mailing today after the meeting. Save-The-Date emails will go out soon to class POCs and social media.  3)  Trying to have all golf-related info going out through the hoovergolfing@gmail.com email to keep it simple. 4) We already have some donations and hole sponsors.  5) Asking Board members to pass on information to any golfers, not just Hoover alums.

Website Update:  Margie made some changes to the website, and continues to update content regularly.  Steve added that Clean-up Day is August 11th, and the Hoover-Groover BBQ is August 18th.

Resale/Memorabilia Update:  None.

Goodall Sign Update:  John reported woodshop unable to assist.  Materials chosen; need to do the labor.

Sports Update:  Steve tasked Ed to speak to the baseball coach about the upcoming Petco Park game.

Other Business:  1) Nancy reported that she has begun tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Mrs. Aimee D’Spain’s English class in the Academy of Social Justice.  She is really enjoying it and plans to continue in the Fall.  2)  Discussion had regarding the numerous Facebook pages with Hoover name attached.

Next meeting:  April 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 12:29 p.m.


Hoover Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, February 21, 2018

Call to order: Jim Young, Treasurer, called the meeting to order at 10:08 a.m.

Members Present:  Jim Young, Treasurer; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; John Adkins, Lois Draper, Monica Belandres-Root, Margie Reynolds, Marcia Kern, Larry Hall, Dona Clabby; and guests: Principal Jason Babineau, Tawnya Pringle, Vanessa Stahley, John Bendy, Bonnie Demming, and Dana Dykes

Chairman’s Report:  None.  (Steve not present)

Vice-Chair’s Report:  None.  (Alice Not present)

Athletic Director, Vanessa Stahley introduced herself to the Board and introduced John Bendy as the new Varsity Baseball Coach.  1) Vanessa informed us that the Baseball team will again be playing at Petco Park on April 20th at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets on sale at Hoover for $10 for Hoover game only, $12 for Padres vs. Mets game only, or $15 for both games.  2) She informed us that all winter sports teams have made it to the 2nd round of CIF playoffs.  3)  Boys Basketball game Friday the 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  4) Hoover Athletics website is www.HHCardinals.com for scores, photos and schedules.  Margie will put all that information on our alumni website.  5) Hoover alum and past Olympic hurdler, James King, is coming back to Hoover to help coach track & field.  Jim and John offered that we can possibly put that info in the upcoming newsletter with before & after photos.

Baseball Coach John Bendy introduced himself to the Board.  Coach Bendy began coaching at Sunshine Little League in 1995, has been at Hoover since 2011 coaching JV baseball, and has now moved to the position of Varsity Head Coach.  1) He informed us that the Alumni Baseball Game would be held Saturday February 24th at 11:00 a.m. with a BBQ after the game. 2) The baseball team is looking for a volunteer scorekeeper on an ongoing basis.  3) The District no longer provides buses for sports teams, so the team is in need of a volunteer driver, who would need to get a chauffer’s license in order to drive students.  Discussion had regarding transportation options. 4) Team is doing fundraising through Fan Cloth for sales of Hoover gear.

Guest, Dana Dykes was introduced by John.  Dana donated her mom’s (’42) class ring and her dad’s (’44) varsity letter.  Her dad was drafted in 1950, trained and died at Ft. Rosecrans before she was born.  She is visiting Hoover to see her parents’ yearbooks.  Margie took photos of Dana with her parents’ yearbooks during the meeting.

Minutes:   Margie moved to accept the minutes as prepared; John seconded the motion; All in favor, the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:  (None from Jim).  1) Larry reported that scholarship funding is going well.  By the end of January we had raised $4,800, plus the $22,000 we had raised earlier toward the “Match Jack” campaign goal of $25,000.  We have exceeded our goal.  We will continue to add monies to “Match Jack”.  Steve will notify Jack Goodall that we have matched his donation, as he requested.  2) We had a donation of $1,100 from Class of ’51, which was deposited last week.  3) We need operating funds in addition to scholarship funds.  We are just breaking even on dues and newsletter.  4) Larry just paid our sale taxes $91 to the State of California for sales tax we collected.  We need to start purchasing using our resale permit so that we are not paying sales tax twice.  5) Sales of yearbooks are $20 including tax, which amounts to $18.66 for the book and $1.34 in tax.  It is easiest to do it with sales tax included, then extrapolate it back out.  6)  Funds for groups on campus are taking up more time due to more groups depositing funds for the Hoover Foundation to hold.  7)  Larry has a list of dues payers to give to Marcia for 2017.  8) Lois asked for clarification on the Nancy Aguilar $15,000 scholarship donation.  Larry will talk to her to get final amount of each scholarship and for how many years.

Guest, Bonnie Demming (Class of ’51 Cheerleader) came in to introduce herself and share photos from her years at Hoover.  She taught with City School for 40 years, teaching history and GATE program.  Her class just donated $1100 to the Alumni Organization.

Scholarship Update:  1) Tawnya Pringle discussed upcoming scholarship interviews with the Board.  Interviews will take place Thursday 5/17 at 8:30 a.m. She will reserve room from 8:30 to 2:30 with a lunch break since we have more students this year.  Alumni Organization and Hoover Foundation will give out 20 $1,000 scholarships, so we will do 22 interviews and choose 20 awardees.  Lois will let Tawnya know how many Board members will participate.

2) Lois informed us that the issue with Jocelyn’s scholarship has been worked out.

Newsletter Update:  1) Jim reported that Bob sent mockup of newsletter to Steve.  2) We have less expensive printing costs with new printer.  We will eventually have printer print the bulk rate postage and addresses.  Margie is printing address labels for now.  3) Discussion had regarding sending notices with newsletter to those who are delinquent on membership dues stating that this is the last newsletter they will receive unless they renew.

Membership:  Marcia reported that she put blurb about renewing membership on various Hoover-affiliated Facebook pages, and has received good response.

Golf Tournament:  1) Monica reported the golf tournament date is November 3rd, 2018.  She is now at the point of needing volunteers to help with sponsors, donations for raffles and silent auctions.  She has the past tourney donor list, has a P.O. Box in El Cajon for golf tournament use only, and is working on designing letterhead for the tournament.  Monica will pick up checks and deliver to Larry, who will do the banking.  Emcee for event is c/o ’85 alum.  We need to send out donor letter to classes; we will put one together so that the same thing is being sent out to all classes. Save-the-Date will be sent to Chuck to forward to all Class POCs.  2) Glynnis, Margie and Lois volunteered to be on the Tournament Committee.  First meeting will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Admiral Baker.  3) Marcia volunteered for day-of-event help, along with her classmate Cathy Wright.

Bricks & Benches Update:  Dona reported two benches, one with the Alma Mater and one for Jay Goodwin, are awaiting installation.  Discussion had regarding school construction and putting off installation of benches until completion.  John and Dona will talk about what needs to be done about the benches.

Other Business:  1) Marcia asked for clarification on use of funds between the Foundation and the Alumni Organization.  Larry said basically all funds are now merged together, and it is up to both Boards to decide on the use of operating funds.  2) Monica asked about students groups volunteering for events we hold in order to receive funds for campus activities.  3) Larry asked if we want to hold an end-of-year event for the staff.  Discussion had.  Cost would be $500 or less.  John moved to use $500 or less for the end-of-year staff event; Lois seconded the motion; All in favor, the motion carried. 4) Larry also asked about possibility of sponsoring the 2nd semester Academic Excellence Awards.  Principal allocated funds he thought went to the kids’ awards, but that was not the case.  Cost would be approx. $500.  We can call it the “Hoover Alumni Organization Academic Excellence Awards.”  Jason needs to know ASAP.  Glynnis moved to use $500 for the Academic Excellence Awards; Margie seconded the motion; All in favor, the motion carried.  5)  Marcia asked Glynnis to make a list of the items that we said would be addressed at the next few meetings that still need to be discussed.  Glynnis said she would.

Next meeting:  March 15, 2018 at 10:15 a.m.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 12:24 p.m.


Hoover Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, January 11, 2018

Call to order: 10:35 a.m.

Members Present:  Steve Barclay, Chairman; Alice Staninger, Vice-Chair; Jim Young, Treasurer; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; Bob Battenfield, John Adkins, Lois Draper, Monica Belandres-Root, Chuck Diepholz, Marcia Kern, Eric Wong, and Principal Jason Babineau

Chairman’s Report:  1) We have received a $15,000 scholarship donation from Nancy Aguilar (c/o ’99) in memory of her favorite teacher Lee Mongrue.  Steve sent thank-you note.  2) Discussed passing of Dick Enberg.  Steve had just met with Dick’s literary agent, Tom Catlin. Dick’s book is titled “Being Ted Williams”; it is finished, just adding pictures and credits.  We may be mentioned for providing photos.  Steve will keep in touch with Tom.  Dick discussed doing a monthly broadcast about other notable Hoover alumni; don’t know what will come of that project now.  There is a ceremony planned to honor Dick at Petco Park in March.  3) A few of us attended alumni night at Boy’s basketball game. Monica attended the wrestling alumni event; she informed us that we have a female wrestler, Angelina, who is 3rd in the county; coach believes she will go to State, possibly win it.  Other alumni events are listed on our website.  4) Discussion regarding soccer fundraising efforts.  There were two separate fundraisers; they have now combined efforts.  5)  Class of ’54 having reunion at Admiral Baker January 29th; Steve cannot attend, Alice will go instead.    6) Hoover Foundation has provided info on golf tournament to Monica, and all are willing to help.

Vice-Chair’s Report:  Alice discussed Christmas party and possibility of having introductions.  Discussion had regarding whether introducing 52+ people would take a lot of time and be a distraction.  Name tags could be a good solution.

Minutes:   Bob moved to accept the minutes as prepared; Jim seconded the motion; All in favor, the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: None.

Membership:  Marcia reported that all databases are current.  We have lost some members who passed away.  She has received 50-60 renewals from delinquency notices, and received scholarship donations of $300 from class of ’67 and $250 from alum who sent a check from left-over monies from reunion.  2) Discussion regarding increasing membership.  Bob feels we’re not being aggressive enough in getting people to join.  Marcia discussed that we’ve sent out email letters to class points-of-contact.  She will address this on various Hoover facebook pages.  We need to come up with creative ways to get the word out, possibly sending out postcards, doing an email postcard through class POCs. Marcia has a postcard she can re-work and send a sample to Board members. Monica added that we can’t put everyone into the same box; we need to use more than one method to get the word out.  Steve has spoken to the SDUSD marketing team in the past, and may do so again to get ideas.  Discussed using multiple approaches at once, getting a plan put in place at next meeting.  It was also discussed that we need our own Alumni Organization facebook page.

Newsletter Update:  1) Bob reported that we’ll do newsletter production in April.  We will include construction update, new Vice-Principal announcement.  We don’t have a lead story yet, but have a few possible feature articles, i.e., Hattie Bryant’s PBS program, Vincent Adrunas’ U-T lifestyle column, Hoover Hall of Fame, Steve’s column, and calendar of events. Steve said the newsletter is our chance to tell people about the good things we do at Hoover and notable alumni.  John added that the HOF photos in the cafeteria would be a good picture for the article. 2)  Bob reported that the new printer we use for our newsletter was voted Best Local Print Shop for 2016 & 2017.  3) Deadline for submissions is March 8th, and target date for printing is April 6-10.  April 12th meeting we will assemble newsletter. 4) Monica asked about possibility of getting new cardinal logo artwork to use for newsletter.  Eric mentioned putting out a request for people to submit original artwork they are willing to donate for our use.

Scholarship Update:  Lois reported she needs clarification on scholarship distribution.  She received a call regarding Jocelyn Dominguez’ $1000, that SDSU never received the check.  She also needs to know where the thank-you notes are.  Need to check with Tawnya, and see if we can get a record of the check.  2)  Steve mentioned that next year our total scholarship distribution will go up to $20,000 each from the Alumni Organization and the Hoover Foundation (total ($40,000).  Discussion had regarding distribution amounts.  Steve suggested that we try to have Tawnya present at the next meeting.  3)  Lois reported that she sent an email to Mark Johnson, who is attending community college, but has gotten no response.  Steve stated if we get no response, we don’t give out money.

Principal Jason Babineau:  1) Jason gave us a construction update.  He reported that every month the construction start date gets pushed back.  He was just told it will go to the Board in April; until Board approves, we probably shouldn’t put anticipated start date in the newsletter.  2) Mary & Jack Goodall sign, we need to highlight that we are working on it to improve and make more visible.  3)  The Vice-Principal position closed yesterday; Level 1 interviews next week, Level 2 interviews January 29th, should have replacement by end of February.  Jason wants to do a very thorough job to get the right person in the position, and will not just hire someone just to get the job filled. 4) There was a lock-down drill today, which is done every year in order to be prepared. 5)  Steve asked who is in charge of the calendar.  Jason said Kitty Gabriel is in charge at the District level, and Blanca is in charge at Hoover and inputs the dates on the website.  6)  Jason discussed work that he feels needs to be done at Hoover, there are certain things that are below standards as far as site maintenance.  January 20th kids at Saturday School will be doing campus beautification.  Basic needs need to be met as far as a clean campus and classrooms; he wants the kids to take ownership and pride in their campus.  Steve and Glynnis notified Jason that Todd Doxey banner in the gym needed to be re-hung, and that lighting outside gym is out. 7) Bob needs Principal’s Message for April newsletter.  8) Steve asked if there would be a conflict if we asked for submissions for a new cardinal image.  Jason said there would be no conflict; he trusts our decision.  9)  Board members introduced themselves to Jason.

Resale Update:  1) John asked if we are able to market the sheds from the woodshop program for sale on our website.  There are two construction-grade sheds, built by students, oversized (would need special trailer and possibly a permit). Large shed is 15’ high w/porch for $2,000; Small shed is 12’ high for $1,500.  2)  John is looking at other sources for shirts and coffee cups.  Discussion.

Yearbook Sales:  Eric reported we’ve sold 41 yearbooks at $20 each ($820) plus $147.45 reimbursement for shipping.  We received an additional $510 in donations.  Sales have slowed a bit; we can announce again in newsletter.

Golf Tournament: Monica reported that four people have committed to be sponsors, two of which committed $1,000 each.  Next Thursday she will talk with Foundation about signage and to pick their brains about past tourneys.  Cost will be in the low $40 range per person.  Need to work on tournament name.

POCs Report:  Chuck discussed the need to update all of our forms with the correct name of our organization.

Other Business:  1) John reported that previous request from woodshop teacher for monetary help for students to build projects has been taken care of through special funding from the District.  2)  Steve wanted to remind everyone that our meetings are open for anyone interested to attend.  He also stated that our goal is to make Hoover a bright spot in the community of City Heights.

Next meeting:  February 8, 2018 at 10:15 a.m.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 12:35 p.m.


Hoover Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, December 14, 2017

Call to order: 10:01 a.m.

Members Present:  Steve Barclay, Chairman; Alice Staninger, Vice-Chair; Jim Young, Treasurer; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; Bob Battenfield, Margie Reynolds, John Adkins, Lois Draper, Monica Belandres-Root, Chuck Diepholz, Larry Hall, (Guests) Tawnya Pringle and Walter Fairley

Chairman’s Report:  1) Steve reported that he was donating a copy of the book “San Diego’s Kensington” to Hoover’s library; he passed around the book for the Board to see. 2) Alumni Christmas party was a great success. 3) Alumni Organization gave out small holiday gifts of hand lotion to the Hoover secretaries in appreciation for all they do for us behind the scenes. 4) Steve was unable to attend alumni soccer game on Nov. 24th, stated the day after Thanksgiving was a difficult date to get people to attend;  upcoming alumni events are all posted on the website – next up is boys basketball game vs. Clairemont Jan. 3rd at 5 p.m. 5)Steve reported that Dick Enberg was writing a book on Ted Williams, and Steve had been meeting with him to give him more Ted Williams info.  The book is ready for print now.  Dick was planning to do more, possibly a local broadcast about notable San Diego sports figures such as Ted Giannoulas, Billy McCall, Bob Breitbard, Mickey Wright, Bookie Clark, and Ray Boone.

Update:  Unfortunately, Dick Enberg passed away on December 21, 2017.

6) Steve reported that benches that were missing have been located, and we are formulating a plan for places to put them.  Because of upcoming building construction, we will not be taking new orders for benches or tiles – only bricks for now.  John has taken over responsibility for bricks, benches and tiles, and payments will go to his address.  Larry stated that the Foundation policy is that Hoover accept all bricks, benches and tiles as school property.

Vice-Chair’s Report:  Alice reported that the Christmas party at Nicolosi’s was very nice, all 52 attendees enjoyed it tremendously, discussed next year possibly doing introductions.

Minutes:  Discussion had regarding updating all paperwork and website to Hoover Alumni Organization. Jim moved to accept the minutes as prepared; Nancy seconded the motion; All in favor, the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:  Jim had no report 1) Discussion had regarding miscellaneous/petty cash fund being set up, and trying to simplify the process and consolidate all monies into one source – the Foundation. 2) Larry discussed how payment requests need to be made through him, with signature by Steve in order to be paid.  Discussion had regarding if Steve is unavailable, does Vice-Chair Alice have authority to sign off on payment?  Steve needs to decide. 3) Larry discussed the need for creating a paper trail for everything, and in the future doing a compilation to make sure everything is documented.

Membership:  (Marcia not present) Steve reported Marcia is doing a great job; discussed need for membership drive, possibly sending out postcards in the spring – focus on this in the new year.

Newsletter Update:  1) Bob reported that Dick Enberg might be a good news story for the upcoming newsletter.   2) Last newsletter was 12 pages, yet less expensive than the previous 8-page one due to using new printer.  Printer can print addresses as well as bulk postage permit number.  Discussion on whether this would be an additional cost; Monica said there wouldn’t be an added cost for this. 3) Next newsletter will be in April.  Steve asked for news article suggestions – Nancy suggested doing a story on the incoming Vice Principal.

Construction Update:  Larry reported that construction keeps getting pushed back and has not been sent out for bid yet.  The design concept was done two years ago.  New buildings should have solar and many upgrades.

Resale Update:  1) John reported that the sheriff’s print shop is a good place to get resale product – not a cost savings, but buying local.  He will be purchasing cups that keep liquids hot/cold 24 hours, possibly using artwork of the school from the ’72 yearbook.  This artwork is property of Hoover. 2) Shopping bags are still a work in progress – looking for appropriate artwork, possibly from 80th Anniversary yearbook, photoshopping out the tree to get a clearer picture of the tower. 3) Due to ordering snafu, we have an abundance of ladies polo shirts in size small – selling for $5 each.

Memorabilia Update:  John reported that the people in the room where the trophies are stored are packing up and getting moved.  Steve felt their move should not affect trophy storage; he will check into it.  Larry stated they are turning that room into a special education conference room.

Yearbook Sales:  (Eric not present). 1) Steve reported Eric continues to promote yearbook sales – 32 sold.

Goodall Walk of Champions Sign Update:   John reported no update on sign at this time.  He has appointment to meet with woodshop teacher to possibly have students do the work.

Scholarship Update:  Lois reported she would be checking on the two community college students for proof of attendance for second semester.

Golf Tournament: Monica reported that the date of the golf tournament will be November 3, 2018.  She asked if anyone knew what participants were charged in the past.  In discussions with manager at Admiral Baker regarding costs, possible we might charge in the mid $40 range, with possible veteran/DoD discount.

POCs Report:  Chuck reported that there are gaps in class points-of-contact.  Also, even though Carlos has left VP post at Hoover, he will continue to be POC for class of ’95.  Bob mentioned that POCs who are not members of the Alumni Organization are out of the loop. Discussion had regarding the many different Hoover sites where alumni can get info, such as Hoover Groover facebook page, and other facebook pages.  John feels the Alumni Organization should have its own facebook page. Monica offered to post on Hoover Groover page that class contacts are needed along with membership form.  Bob will update form beforehand.

Other Business:  1) Nancy discussed with Tawnya that she had been in contact with prior VP Carlos Ramirez regarding offering her services as a mentor – Nancy is a retired HS teacher, certified in various subjects, with lifetime licensure. Tawnya said she needs to discuss with Principal Babineau. 2) Walter Fairley is back taking over for Carlos temporarily; tomorrow is his last day due to allowable work time limit. 3) New VP interviewing after Christmas break. 4) John discussed request from wood shop teacher regarding students not being able to afford wood to build projects – asked if Foundation could help. Steve asked for more information.  Bob mentioned Dixieline being locally owned and might be a source for donation.  Discussion had regarding Alumni Organization being bombarded with these types of requests in the past, and the fact that we do not have much discretionary non-scholarship money.  Monica suggested possibly doing it once a year for one applicant school organization.  5) Steve mentioned boys soccer doing a fundraising effort; Larry added that Sharon Flack, soccer booster, contacted him regarding checks made out to the Foundation – seems to be two soccer fundraising efforts going on at the same time.  6) Larry discussed Hoover Foundation 501c3 documentation for bulk mailing permit; he has all the paperwork, and it would save a significant amount in postage.

Next meeting:  January 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 11:24 p.m.


Herbert Hoover High School Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, November 9, 2017

Called to order: 10:05 a.m.  Members Present:  Steve Barclay, Chairman; Alice Staninger, Vice-Chair; Jim Young, Treasurer; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; Margie Reynolds, John Adkins, Lois Draper, Monica Belandres-Root, Marcia Kern, Chuck Diepholz, Larry Hall

Steve requested that the Chairman’s report be done at the end of the meeting.

Chuck requested clarification on the official name of the Alumni Organization and how checks should be made out.  It was determined that checks should be made payable to:  Hoover Alumni Organization.

Minutes:  Jim moved to accept the minutes as prepared; Alice seconded the motion; all in favor, the  motion carried.

Vice-Chair’s Report:  Alice reported that she attended SDSU alumni band event; alumni band performed with SDSU marching band.  There were 3 Hoover alums in the alumni band; no Hoover alums in the marching band.

Treasurer’s Report:  Larry reported that a petty cash fund of $500 has been established to pay smaller items. Larry discussed wanting checks to eventually be made out to the Hoover Foundation, noted that the bank will cash them regardless as long as they say Hoover on them in some form.

Membership:  1) Marcia reported that she spent an hour with Margie learning to do the database.  2) Using whitepages.com to update addresses, she has gotten a lot of response from re-sending out returned newsletters – added 8 new life members, 2 annual members, 7 scholarship checks, 7 two-year renewals, and 56 one-year renewals.  Jim also received a new life membership. 3) Discussion regarding some members who say they sent in checks to Minta in the past, but we don’t have in our database; also a few people received delinquency notices in error – Marcia called them personally to apologize for the error.  Discussed possibly putting renewal dates on newsletter labels, sending out emails for renewal, encouraging members to upgrade to life membership to avoid lapses in membership.  Steve wants a couple of volunteers to work on upgrading the renewal/delinquent process and rosters of people we want to join/renew.  Email addresses would be the best way; Glynnis suggested using class points-of-contacts to send out emails. 4) Steve reported that our membership has actually declined due to older members passing away; we need to recruit to up our membership.

Website:  Margie reported she added a new “Upcoming Events” section to the website; alumni boys soccer November 24th at 4 pm., also 5 other alumni events.  She also added items on the reunion page, made necessary corrections, new memory garden, book sales on front page – adding Eric as contact and years that we don’t have books for.  She took Homecoming pictures, but not on website yet.  She also added the lyrics to our alma mater with “words and music by” credit.  We should all look at the website every now and again to stay up to date.

Yearbook Sales:  (Eric not present). 1) Steve reported that Eric is doing a great job with yearbook sales – he has sold at least 30.  Money needs to be turned in to Larry.  Most sales are classes of ‘60s.  Eric gets lots of requests, but people are slow to pay; books don’t go out until payment received.  Monica suggested posting a video on the Hoover facebook page to advertise, also that we are accepting donations.  2) Larry stated we need to keep sales and donations separate because we have to pay sales tax on sales, but not on donations.  We have to file tax documentation because we’re a 501c3 non-profit; we need to provide that data to Larry.  John reported that we’ve received $400 total in merchandise sales.  Larry only needs total taxable sales, taxed at 7.75% City of San Diego rate.  Steve stated that anything beyond membership will be considered matching funds/donations.  Sales are separate.  John stated that merchandise sales go into a separate operating account.  3) Lois has two ’56 yearbooks; will donate one.

Goodall Walk of Champions Sign Update:   John reported sign work is stalled for now; company took measurements, but no contact since then.

 Resale Update:  John reported that he and Eric will go to the jail/Sheriff’s print shop on Tuesday.

Scholarship Update:  1) Lois spoke with Tawnya, and all thank-you letters are in; money has gone out. Lois read a thank-you letter from Foundation scholarship recipient Tuan Tran 2) Larry reported that funding for 2018 scholarships needs to increase; Discussion had that we have to give out the scholarship money from large donors, or they will not continue to donate.  At this time both Alumni Organization and Hoover Foundation give out $10,000 each; we will probably increase to $20,000 each.  There was also discussion about college costs rising, possibility of upping scholarship amounts from $1,000 to $1,500.  3) We need to keep Jack updated on the “Match Jack” matching funds. 4)  Marcia reported that a couple of students introduced themselves at Homecoming – they know that we give out scholarships.  5) Discussion regarding scholarships for vocational/technical schools; also legislation passed for free first year of community college, but no money appropriated for that yet. 6) Steve mentioned that he met with Nancy and Carlos about Nancy offering mentoring for kids that need it.

Golf Tournament: Monica reported golf tournament had previously been held in the spring, but that is a very busy time for her; she feels fall would be a good time to hold it.  Discussed reaching younger classes and needing volunteers to help.  Before collecting money and asking for corporate sponsors/donors, we need to have firm dates. This will be the Cardinal Golf Tourney – no long Cardinal-Caver Tourney. Discussion had regarding possibly getting Carol Hansen Jensen and Mickey Wright to help, name recognition for donors, and getting a list of past participants.

Homecoming:  1) Marcia, Margie and Steve attended Homecoming, were judges for skits at rally, alumni were made to feel very welcome.

Chairman’s Report:  Steve reported on memorabilia auction; he bid on 4 items – SD Chicken costume, Ted Williams autographed photo, a street sign, and a 1936 championship game football.  He was outbid on all items.  Football went for close to $1000; don’t know other bidder; will check with auction house to see if winning bidder willing to contact him.  John volunteered to contact Ted Giannoulas to see if he has another costume he would be willing to donate. 2) Alum who purchased bench was looking for it at Homecoming; not installed yet. John mentioned benches stored under bleachers may need to be moved, also that maybe we should stop promoting bench and tile sales(only do bricks) until construction completed 3) Dona no longer in charge of benches/bricks – need volunteer to take it over. John will be new contact – need to change contact info on form. 4) PBS doing Ted Williams documentary – we scanned photos and documents and forwarded to Rick Davis Productions in New York.  5) Steve reported we may not have our regular meeting room next month, may need alternate location, possibly Marie Callendar’s, then do Christmas lunch afterward.  Steve will let us know before next meeting.

Other Business:  1) Larry discussed specialty accounts that have been set up to support specific programs through the Foundation.  2)  The District School Board has appointed Vice Principal Carlos Ramirez to the position of Secondary Program Manager with the Office of Language Acquisition.  This promotion means Carlos will be leaving Hoover, where he has served as VP since 2014.  The Alumni Organization would like to acknowledge Carlos for the wonderful work he has done for the Hoover community and extend our sincere thanks for his support of the Hoover Alumni Organization.  Congratulations, Carlos!  You will be missed!

Annual Christmas party:  Christmas party will be held on December 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Nicolosi’s.

Next meeting:  December 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.  Lunch following the meeting.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 12:03 p.m.



Herbert Hoover High School Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, October 12, 2017

 Called to order: 10:05 a.m.  Members Present:  Steve Barclay, Chairman; Alice Staninger, Vice-Chair; Jim Young, Treasurer; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; Bob Battenfield, Margie Reynolds, John Adkins, Lois Draper, Monica Belandres-Root, Marcia Kern, Chuck Deipholz, Nancy Nordell, Larry Hall, Jim Morgans (Football coach/faculty).

Chairman’s Report: 1) Steve reported he has been attending numerous reunions over the past few weeks (’07, ’47/48/49, ’67), Glynnis filling in for c/o’82, and Bob covered one a couple of weeks ago.  We’ve gotten a few new members for those reunions.  Growing membership and involvement is our objective for attending.  2) Steve and Larry are working on resurrecting the Cardinal Club and the Golf Tournament.  Discussion had.  3) Steve thanked Monica for finding new printer for the newsletter. 4)  Discussion had regarding election of officers.  We were incorrect in our understanding that bylaws only required election of officers every two years; 1977 bylaws actually require elections every year.  However, since Alumni Organization is now a 501c3 under Foundation umbrella, we need to re-write the bylaws to make them current.  It was discussed that it takes at least two years to get things figured out.  Discussion had.  (No vote held at this time).  5)  Larry addressed the issue of Board of Directors’ titles.  We previously agreed to go back to the old titles of President, Vice-President; however, Larry reminded us that the written agreement signed by the principals of the Foundation and previous Alumni Association which created the Alumni Organization says that the Organization BoD titles will be Chairman and Vice-Chair.  It was agreed that Chairman and Vice-Chair would be used going forward.

Guest – Jim Morgans:  (c/o’92) current football coach:   1) Jim reported that the memorabilia auction would be held next week for items under $500; mostly Ted Williams items; Steve has the list.  Lois reported she hasn’t gotten a response from Joni Breitbard; she will try Stan – will get contact info for him from Alice.  2) Homecoming is November 3rd vs. Patrick Henry.  Game at 6:30 p.m.; JV game at 3:30. Not sure of parade time; most likely 2 p.m., with spirit assembly 3rd period.  Grand marshal is Joe Tutino, producer at the Mighty 1090 radio station, Hoover grad ’87 or ’88, also radio voice of the LA Galaxy.  Discussion had regarding special accommodations for alumni, such as handicapped access and possibly seating in the press box. 3) Larry informed us that Jim brought in $6,000 for the football program.  Jim explained the fundraiser he did with Media Guide, a company that makes programs and sells advertising space. Media Guide made donation to Hoover and keeps the rest of the advertising profits.  Programs are free at the games.

Vice-Chair’s Report:  None.

Minutes:  Marcia noted that the spelling of “Breitbart” needed to be corrected to “Breitbard.”  Discussion had.  Margie moved to accept the minutes as prepared, with the above-noted correction; Nancy seconded the motion; all in favor, motion carried.

Memorabilia:  John reported that trophies are now being organized by size for storage.  He needs bubble wrap, packing peanuts, etc., if anyone has any to donate.

 Treasurer’s Report:  1) Jim reported that all bills are current except for Margie’s and $125 bill for UT article picture.  Newsletter printing bill paid $1,664.74.  Bob added that we used to pay $2,000 for an 8-page newsletter, but now paying a little over $1,600 for a 12-page newsletter – costs gone down due to new printer.  2)  Larry explained that bills go to him to be paid; they must be ok’d by Steve with signature on the bill or email to Larry from Steve before payment is made; check will be cut within a day.  Expenses need to be more detailed because we’re handling more money and tax filing is more complicated now. 3)  Larry explained sales tax needs to be collected on merchandise sales; we can’t make those sales a donation because it doesn’t fit the tax code.  Discussion held.

Website: 1) Margie reported no updates to website homepage at this time; it has links to other pages that have newer content. She can add a counter to the homepage that tells us how many people visited the site. 2) Margie discussed that we have extra security measures for the website that cost $9/month in addition to typical website security, to keep hackers out of our database. 3) Principal’s letter and BBQ info from newsletter for 125 staff printed; need a volunteer to put in staff boxes.

Yearbook Sales:  Steve reported that Eric has taken over yearbook sales; he has sold 20 so far.  Margie, John and Eric found and inventoried newly-discovered yearbooks. Discussion had regarding prices to be charged based on supply/demand, and contacting class points-of-contact.  We will keep two books per class year that will not be for sale; 2,131 books for sale at this time.

 Membership:  1) Marcia has been working with Margie on database; the ultimate goal is to have printer print everything for newsletter, including postage.  She will bring a read-only thumb drive to meetings.  She was able to find current addresses for returned newsletters through whitepages.com premium service.  2) Margie printed labels from database, but only updated to last week; any new members from reunions were not on the list.  3) Marcia’s address is now on the newsletters.

Sign Update:   John reported sign work is stalled for now; company took measurements, but no contact since then.

 Resale Inventory: Monica brought in t-shirt samples from a company in Poway and gave cost options from $2.95 to $7.95 per shirt including printing, depending on style/material with our 501c3 nonprofit status.  We would be able to mix and match styles/colors/material in a 10-12 doz. bulk order. Discussion had regarding options.

 Athletics Report:  (Ed not present).  Steve reported there has been no announcement on new baseball coach.  Steve would like Ed to meet with new basketball coach; mentioned last year Alumni Organization had special seating at a basketball game they attended.

Scholarship Update:  Lois reported that she has gotten enrollment verifications from schools and that Tawnya has gotten some thank-you notes from recipients.

Newsletter: Bob addressed the issue of the newsletter being a benefit of membership in the Alumni Organization and the website duplicating newsletter content. We need to think through our position on this; discussion had regarding how newsletter gets distributed (hardcopy vs. digital); possibly do a survey on the website or postcard questionnaire.

Other Business:  1) Larry reported that Sharon Flack (c/o ’79) established special fund for the soccer team.  Music Dept. has someone who will donate the money for a needed sousaphone.  There have been requests from the cooking program and for an academic competition.  ASB has specific rules on how they can raise money, but if money goes through the Foundation those rules don’t apply; possible we can provide those funds.  2)  Monica reported she contacted Nancy Tran, but has not been able to meet with her, not getting return calls.  Steve asked that she keep trying.

Election of Officers: Continued discussion on election of officers.  Margie moved that current elected officers continue in their positions, and that Board positions be up for reconsideration every two years on even years. (Next election in 2018).  Nancy seconded the motion.  All in favor, the motion carried.

Next meeting:  November 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m.  Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 11:23 a.m.


Herbert Hoover High School Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, September 21, 2017 

Called to order: 10:12 p.m 

Members Present:  Steve Barclay, President; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; Bob Battenfield, Margie Reynolds, John Adkins, Lois Draper, Monica Root, Nancy Nordell, Eric Wong; Michael Shefcik, facilities manager; and Jason Babineau, Principal.

Guest:  Michael Shefcik, Hoover facilities manager, spoke to us about school construction.  Demolition schedule is up in the air, and says he would be surprised if it started before January 2018. District hasn’t sent out for bids yet.  There is no definite plan for sale of old auditorium stadium seating, but could be a potential fundraiser for the Alumni Organization.  There was discussion regarding having the back gate open before our meetings for parking.

Sign Report:  John Adkins found a plastics vendor in Miramar for the Mary and Jack Goodall sign improvement; cost would be approximately $100.  Steve asked for a written quote.  John reported The Mission Continues will be here for Veterans’ Day and could help with installation.

Memorabilia: 1) Discussion had regarding donated library books; John felt they were not worth much for fundraising.  It was suggested to take them to Maxwell’s Books in La Mesa either to sell or donate.  There are 9 boxes of old textbooks in the storage room as well.  2) John reported trophies in loft have not been organized yet; he was notified that our rights to storage there will be discontinued when that room is converted to a classroom; we have a year to get it done. 3) John reported that a New York City production company is doing a Ted Williams production and asked for memorabilia from us in digital form, if we have any.

President’s Report: 1) Steve reported he looked for memorabilia at Petco Park that had been moved from the Hall of Champions. He found out memorabilia is being put online for auction October 18th.  Laguna Niguel firm handling high-end items, and Vintage Sports Collections is handling lesser-known/lower-value items.  At Foundation meeting Steve asked to participate in the auction to purchase some items, spending up to $500 each, possibly up to 20 items.  There is much inventory of famous Hoover-ites.  Docent said Breitbard’s daughter is in charge.  Lois volunteered to contact Breitbard’s niece, Joni, to ask about getting some items donated back to Hoover.  2) Steve reported on bank phishing scam that came up again.  Last year we had a small amount of money stolen from our account.  Scammers tried to do it again on a much larger scale.  Poway Sheriff’s Dept opened a case.  No money was taken from the account.

3) Chuck Hansen Class of ’57 alum contacted Steve.  He was a photographer who took many of the old Hoover photos.  He is concerned that his work product is being used without permission; wants to know what items we’re using, wants photos to be of good quality.  We need to give him credit if we use any of his work product.  4) Steve met with Foundation, discussed merging-together questions.  Money is all held in Foundation.  Alumni Organization will maintain a reserve fund for reimbursement for small things.  Foundation is the bank; Alumni Organization is face of Hoover.  When we need to pay for large things, we go to the Foundation for money.  Foundation has four board members; Alumni Organization has 14+.   Hoover music program asking for $7-8K; Football program asking for money for locker room. Anything related to the school should be channeled through the principal.  If he brings it to the Alumni Organization and we agree, then we take that request to the Foundation.  Everything routed through the Alumni Organization.  Resurrecting the golf tournament was also discussed at Foundation meeting.  Monica and Margie are interested in helping. 5)  Staff BBQ a big success; want to do it again next year; drum line was a huge hit; cost us less than $500.

Minutes:  Nancy moved to approve the minutes of the meeting held 8-31-17 as written; Lois seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion carried.

Vice-President’s Report: None. (Alice not present)

Newsletter: 1) Bob reported about a UT news article about Hoover alum (2006) Nancy Tran, which showed good image of Hoover and City Heights.  Discussion had regarding reprinting article snippet for the newsletter and website; Spoke to UT, approval to use article and photo cost is $125; link on the website would take readers to the UT article.  Success stories like these are what we want to connect to Hoover; Monica will try to contact her. 2) Steve reported Laura Lou Jorgensen handles Memory Garden list of alumni who have passed away; she tracks every Hoover student’s contact info.  She created memory boards of City of SD and Hoover and would like them used at reunions. 3) Bob discussed reunions planning into 2018 listed in newsletter, and some 2017 events have already taken place.  Bob will print 1,000 newsletters.

Membership:  1) Margie has gone through the membership database and has identified all alumni with past-due membership fees, will send out insert with newsletter.  Discussion had on whether to send out postcard for delinquencies prior to 2016 and newsletter with postcard for 2017 delinquencies.  After discussion, Steve felt we should send newsletter one last time to all, even delinquent members, and let them know this will be their last newsletter unless they renew membership. 2) Bob designed “Rebirth of Hoover” postcard to send out to join/renew membership; it gives website info. Lois asked about the Jack Goodall $25,000 donation and matching funds needed.  Discussion had about getting that message out that we need to match Jack’s donation; we need to get that message out to Class points-of-contact to send out to their classmates.  Discussed matching fund name – decided on“Match Jack”. Matching donations will be sent to Steve’s address.  Margie would like postcards to send out to her class.  Monica has a classmate who owns a print shop she will ask to help us out.

3) Marcia has been working with Margie on membership.  Margie will meet with Marcia to turn over database.  Marcia will be in charge of the database with Margie as backup, and Monica as second backup.  Everything will be put on memory stick and be kept up to date; memory stick will be brought to each meeting (45,000 names on computer and cloud).  We don’t have Laura Lou’s database for deceased alumni.  Bob will send all the newsletter deceased database after 2007 to Margie electronically.

Treasurer’s Report:  (Bob – Jim not present)  Bob reported we have $7,779.30.  Bricks and Benches sales are a large part of that.  Jim’s class purchased a bench in honor of Jay Goodwin.

Yearbook Sales:  Discussion had regarding yearbooks.  Margie suggested we make sure to keep two per year.  We need to keep inventory up to date.  We sold a 1956 yearbook.  We have requests for ’68 and ’73.  Cost is $20 minimum or a donation above that.  Monica suggested log sheet be left in the storage room so sales can be documented immediately.  Margie will make up receipt for donations.

Athletics Report:  (Ed not present).  Steve reported Hoover won a football game.  He will follow up with Ed.

Resale Inventory:  1) John reported we are paring back resale program.  He’s waiting to be in contact with Sheriff’s Dept. print shop at the East Mesa Jail.  They do quality work – can print, embroider just about anything.  Discussion had about getting women’s t-shirts, whether there are minimum orders required.  John reports having LG and XL men’s t-shirts left over, we can sell at other alumni events, reunions, etc.  2) John asked what to do with money from sales he needs to turn in.  Will give to Jim; we will keep those types of small amounts to go in our reserve fund. 3) Discussion on adding sales tax to resale items.  Steve suggested having it already added into the cost of the items.

Election of Officers: Election of officers scheduled for next month.  Steve reported that bylaws state that elections are to be held every two years, unless a director abdicates their position.  Discussion had.  Margie moved that elections from last year carry forward, and we hold elections next year (Sept. 2018) in accordance with the bylaws.  Monica seconded the motion.  All in favor, the motion carried.

New Business: Discussion was had regarding Board of Director titles; we have been using both “President/Vice-President” and “Chairman/Vice-Chair”.  Website and newsletter use “Chair/Vice-Chair”.  It was discussed, and Steve suggested going back to the old titles of “President/Vice-President”.

GuestPrincipal Jason Babineau joined us and 1) thanked the Organization for feeding the staff at the BBQ.  He said that it gave them a sense of value and they were very appreciative.  With budget cuts, they can’t do as much as he would like to show staff how much they’re appreciated.  He thanked us for stepping up. Monica suggested a “Thank-You” sign for the staff to be put up for BBQ next year. Bob showed Jason the newsletter coverage of the BBQ and the Principal’s Letter to be included in the newsletter.  Discussed giving all staff a copy of the full newsletter; it was decided to give just two pages consisting of principal’s letter and BBQ photos.  There are 125 staff boxes; Margie will print. 2) Construction update:  Demo/Construction continues to get pushed back due to scheduling/logistics.  Demo scheduled for Spring 2018.  Goes to School Board January 28th for approval to start.  3) Hoover enrollment is 2,200.  Off to a good start.  4) Discussion regarding Homecoming.  Monica asked about promotions to bring alumni back, i.e. special seating.  Margie wants schedule of Homecoming activities for the website.

Bob suggested sending Join/Renew postcards is premature due to construction push-back.  Will do insert for delinquent/expired memberships.

Next meeting:  October 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m.  Newsletter prep immediately following w/pizza.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m.


Hoover High School Alumni Organization Minutes—August 31st, 2017

Called to order: 10:10 a.m. Members Present: Steve Barclay, President, Alice Staninger, Vice-President, Bob Battenfield, Marcia Kern, Margie Reynolds, John Adkins, Lois Draper, Monica Root, Ed Balinger, Glynnis Aguirre, Donna Clabby

Minutes: The minutes were read and approved as written.

Sign Report: John Adkins shared his efforts to improve the Mary and Jack Goodall sign and hopes to find someone in the sign business to help make the names show more.

Benches/Bricks Report: Donna Clabby shared that a few more benches were installed and explained how the finances worked regarding the Hoover benches and bricks. There are two additional areas for benches for a total of three locations. Steve suggested a tour of the benches/bricks at a future meeting.

President’s Report: 1) Clean-up day was a smashing success. School staff was most appreciative. 2) Staff BBQ was also a big hit. Cost us $500.00 and the staff was really grateful. Should be an annual event. 3) Summer school incident. Not Hoover students. Took place off-campus. Steve wrote a letter in response.

VP Report: None

Scholarships: Lois is waiting to hear from scholarship awardees. None yet.

Membership: Steve is going to three reunions to talk about the Hoover Alumni Organization. A member of the class of 2007 wants to become active in the Organization. Marcia suggests continued efforts to reach class communicators to encourage members to join the organization. Margie is also going to help us modernize our membership database. In printing the newsletter, the printer can use the database to print the addresses on the newsletters themselves.

Website: Margie advised us to watch out for scammers who try to connect to website, emails, etc. Do not click open on links. Margie is continually improving the main page—Kitty at SDUSD thinks our website is great. Bob and Margie are working together to put some stories on the website.

Newsletter: Homecoming is now November 3rd. Bob Battenfield passed around a mock-up and a few corrections were made. The meeting to prepare the newsletters will be Otober 12th after the regular monthly meeting. Pizza lunch and do the mailers. All agreed to this.

Special Guest: Carlos Ramirez, Assistant Principal and Hoover Alum, Class of ’95 spoke to us. Shared his difficult and incredible history and encouragement by Bookie Clark to achieve. Talked about the parking dilemma and will try to find places for us to park. We can call CSA at the front office and they will transport us. He also shared with us appreciation for the clean-up day and the BBQ. He’s been working on improving the school logo and will help students to learn the Alma Mater. He stressed that he’s here to help us and to assist the new principal, Jason Babineau. Carlos’ email is cramirez1@sandi.net.

Sports Update: Ed Balinger will contact football coach Jzimmy Morgans. Hoover has a great soccer team. Monica shared that student Chris Modica is participating in the “Cream of the County” basketball.

The next meeting is September 21st (We changed the date.) Election of officers will occur.

Meeting adjourned: 11:53 a.m.


Hoover High Alumni Organization monthly meeting -MINUTES- June 8, 2017

Call to Order – 10:05 am in the Library Conference Room. Minutes assigned to(JA).

Attending: Lois DRAPER (57) Chuck DIEPHOLZ (66) Margie REYNOLDS (61)

Monica BELARDES-R00t (86) V-P–Alice STANINGER (56) Pres–Steve

BARCLAY (64) Jim YOUNG (58) Bob BATTENFIELD (56) Marcia KERN (68) John ADKINS (72)

Pres Report (SB) Jack GOODALL is (again) offering a 25K “match fund” award. The last time this was offered, the ALUMNI did not truly meet the committment. Any ideas will be gladly considered to properly “honor” this donation offer.

Schedule item – – ‘need to move-up the Sept meeting to the 7th. No neg-response offered to this change.

Newsletter Report: (BB) Articlé ideass are needed for upcoming Fall Issue. With our “expansion” to the website – more articles can be “posted” / so more article ideas are NEEDED.

V-Pres Report (AS) Reminder for the LUNCH even after meeting / final head-count needed now. Also news: HHHS V-P— Jeremy will be leaving due to the “new organization plan”

Pres-Report Continued – – Review previous meeting minutes from 5-11-17 (no major changes offered) MOTION- JY-accept / MR-2nd / ‘Carried Unanamous.

Treas-Report (JY) “BENCH” dollars are becoming a “documentation concern”. With the new ORGANIZATION we willneed to improve the reporting system between the “order/purchase/payment/recieving” cycle. Also (general info) previous Pres. Jay GOODWIN (residing in Fla) has a new cancer concern.

Scholarship Chair – (LD)- – All is moving forward O-K– the awards, a great event.

WEB Updates – (MR) – – E-site updates and info back-up are presently the main concerns. ‘We” will attempt to get all onto “the cloud”.

VISIT from Staff (1 1 :16) V-P-.RAMIREZ Campus Beatification is “underway”.

Many chalenges with the new construction. The “west” gate will become the “Main” gate during the new construction. Discussion of the “mascot icon” / it looks “mad”. RAMIREZ: “It looks impassioned.” Also, the School anticipates many problems with Memorabilia Documentation.

various Wrap-up comments: (SB) “Boys-Volleyball won CIF award.

Newsletter issue (BB) Remember, contribute MORE ideas to the Newsletter.

Website issue: (MR) There may be some MONEY expenditures needed for website “add-on’s”. No vote needed now – but please be prepared to consider such –

ADJOURN – – – 1 1 :42 am (whew) Submitted- John Adkins Secretary (not !) June 8, 2017


Herbert Hoover High School Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, May 11, 2017

Present:  Steve Barclay, Chairman; Alice Staninger, Vice-Chair; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; Jim Young, Treasurer; Bob Battenfield;  Marcia Kern; Margie Reynolds; John Adkins; Eric Wong; Lois Draper; Monica Root;  Nancy Nordell; Bob Guarnotta; Tawnya Pringle; Chuck Diepholz.

Call to order:  Meeting called to order at 10:04 a.m.

 Scholarships:  Lois reminded all members that student scholarship interviews would be held on May 25th.  Twelve students will be interviewing for 10 scholarships that will be awarded for university or community college attendance.  Members who will be attending interviews need to be there by 8:30 a.m. Tawnya will reserve 7 spaces and have copies of applicant packets to review.  Discussion.  Students can be ranked in order to determine what scholarships they will receive.  Thank-yous and proof of registration needs to be in to Jim by second week of first semester/quarter.

Scholarship night is June 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. Steve and Alice will do presentation since Lois is unable to attend.  Class of ’53, Class of ’81, John Baker, and Mary & Jack Goodall scholarships will be included in the 10 scholarships being awarded.

Chairman’s report:  Steve reported that next month’s meeting will be our last before summer break, then school construction will start in the fall.  Discussion was had regarding the issue of the back gate being open for member parking and how we can make that run smoother.

Steve reported that we’ve had quite a few membership renewals, many renewing as lifetime members.  Marcia will handle all memberships from now on. Marcia passed around returned newsletters for members’ review to see if anyone knew whereabouts of people listed.  Bob noticed some had expired forwarding addresses; so the addresses might be good, but USPS wouldn’t forward anymore.

Last week Steve worked on a volunteer project in the alumni room, found many interesting items, including a 2008 newsletter picturing Jim and Alice. Also found original by-laws of Hoover Alumni Association, which need to be rewritten for the new Alumni Organization.  He was unable to find the signature book; was told by Vicky Banks she thinks she knows location but has no key.

Steve reported construction has been pushed back to October.  At that time the admin offices will relocate to the library. We have been asked to remove memorabilia from the memorabilia room; items will probably be placed in PODS and stored in climate-controlled facility.  Steve would like teams to document, scan, and itemized each item removed.  It will take many people to do this.  Steve will coordinate dates to do this.  He asks that each member consider how they can be a part of this project.

Alice also has a storage facility contact she will look into.  Alice asked that the Red Signature Book be separated from the rest of the memorabilia and stored somewhere else.  Discussion had.  Consensus that the only other place that would be safe to store would be a safe deposit box, as storing at someone’s home could pose a fire risk. Steve reported construction should be completed in 2018.  At that time the admin building will have storage cases for our memorabilia.  Margie mentioned she could help set up database.

We have received numerous scholarship contributions over that last month.  The large one from the James & Joan Kirk Family Trust has been received and deposited.  James Kirk was a good friend of Ted Williams; sent a picture of them together.  He was a noted flower grower with a 1,000-acre rose garden in Oregon.  $25,000 from Robinson Family Trust also deposited.  Discussion.

Breitbart Hall of Fame is removing sports memorabilia.  His daughter is overseeing.  Steve will ask if we can get some of those items donated back to Hoover.

Steve thanked the Board for all of their hard work over the past year.  Reminded us all that our Annual Clean-Up Project is August 12th.  This project is run by the Urban Youth Collaborative, not the Alumni Organization.  Sherwin Williams usually donates $500 for supplies.  We’ve been given a big to-do list which $500 won’t cover.  We can try to find other projects around campus that won’t cost money, and for different abilities, possibly cleaning up the garden in front of the school.

Vice-Chair’s report:  Alice reported on her storage facility contact.  Discussion had regarding costs.  Possible they could give us a cost break.  Monica mentioned it could be a tax write-off for them.

Approval of minutes:   Corrections to last minutes:  Eric noted a few typographical errors.  Clarification on 4- and 2-year scholarships was addressed; we give scholarships to students attending 4-year and 2-year colleges. Jim moved to approve the minutes of the April 13 meeting with the above corrections; John seconded the motion; all in favor, the motion passed.

Treasurer’s report:  Jim reported on closing the checking account.  He wrote a check for $13,000 to the Foundation, and has $6,000 remaining.  He continues to receive checks and has to wait for them to clear before closing account completely.  Discussion had regarding whether to give checks to Bob Guarnotta to deposit in Foundation account directly instead of depositing in Organization account first. Jim suggested continuing to deposit in our account and put off closing account.

Jim read letter he received from Ann Baker (wife of John Baker) thanking us for honoring John with a scholarship.  Lois will send a scholarship program to Ann.  Jim explained John was a founding member of the Foundation.  Jim asked Alice to write a thank-you.  It was discussed that it would be nice to get a good photo of the scholarship recipient to send to the Bakers.

Website report: Margie reported website still in progress, continuing to spell-check, etc.  Font on banner of gate not good, Bob working with Margie to fix banner issues. Bob found ”tall deco” font that matches the gate signage. Discussion.  Monica offered help.  Steve mentioned Principal requesting colors go back to more red and white instead of including so much black, which looks more like SDSU.  Margie still trying to contact Kitty to link our site directly from Hoover site.  Marcia suggested sending a mailed letter with cc to new principal.  People should be able to look on the Hoover High School webpage to link to info on reunions, etc.  Discussion had regarding old Alumni site still being active; Google takes you to the old site still.

 Newsletter Report:  Bob reported he is collecting stories for the September issue.  Picnic, clean-up day, new principal, and scholarships will be included.  He needs to get mailing labels coordinated.  Monica asked if we get a report from scholarship recipients.  It was discussed that the money goes directly to the school once we know student is enrolled.  Jim mentioned that $1,000 is used up quickly with rising costs.  John asked about scholarship recipients who made it big/did well as a newsletter story.  Marcia will send email out to teachers to ask if they are in contact with former scholarship recipients.

Bob encouraged all to write articles for the newsletter.  He stated we saved approximately $200 by not having the membership application as an insert, but possibly will do it as an insert again to fit articles in.  John wrote an article about alumnus who received the bronze star.  There was not room for it in this newsletter, but possible to put on the website.  John has two additional articles coming.  Margie asked for more info on Clean-up Day for the website.  Chuck said he spoke with Laura Lou about website content.  He has verbiage for articles she had written, but no pictures.  There was discussion about obtaining a photo of Dona and Tom Clabby to include on the website for brick and bench purchases.

Class Contacts Report:  Chuck found points-of-contact for most classes.  Unable to locate class of ’97 POC who used to work at Hoover.  Discussed possibly noting our website address in graduating seniors’ info packets or commencement program.  Alice mentioned that we used to give a year’s free membership to graduating seniors.  John suggested buying ad space in yearbook.  Chuck will send POCs website info, the NEST, and note stating Classmates.com and other sites are not affiliated with Hoover.

Other Business:  Jim informed the Board that Dona uses her credit card for purchases in connection with brick and bench purchases.  He feels we need to continue to have the checking account open to pay Dona back for credit card purchases.  Discussion held regarding reimbursement.

Discussion was had regarding the tiles on the side of building that will need to be removed due to construction.  If damaged, school will pay to replace.  John suggested that we document all the tiles.

Picnic merchandise – John reported that we only have coffee mugs and pens left to sell.  Grocery bags and t-shirts are still a work in progress.

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 11:41 a.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


Herbert Hoover High School Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, April 13, 2017

Present:  Steve Barclay, President; Alice Staninger, Vice-President; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; Bob Battenfield;  Marcia Kern; Margie Reynolds; John Adkins; Eric Wong; Lois Draper; Monica Root;  Nancy Nordell; Dona Clabby; Tawnya Pringle.

Call to order:  Meeting called to order at 10:04 a.m.

Steve informed us that the Nest was in attendance and would be filming parts of our meeting as well as interviewing a few of our members for their broadcast.

Tawnya Pringle, Scholarship Counselor, was in attendance to give us information about this year’s scholarships.  She reported that the due date for students to turn in scholarship applications to her is May 5th.  Interviews will be held May 25th at 9:00 a.m. in the principal’s conference room.  Interviews run in 15-minute time slots.  Steve reminded us that all members are invited to attend interviews.  Tawnya needs to know how many will attend.  She accepts 12 applications and we choose 10 students for scholarships of $1,000 each.

Scholarship night is June 1st at 5:30 p.m. in the big gym.  Presenters need to check in by 5:15 p.m.  We will have fewer scholarships this year due to Gear Up and College Avenue Compact not participating this year.  We’ll be presenting scholarships for students attending 4-year universities and 2-year community colleges.  Lois added that the letter to recipients will include deadline for thank-you notes, etc.  Steve reiterated that the main purpose of the Alumni Organization is to fund scholarships.  Tawnya added that we spread the wealth based on other scholarships students receive, although sometimes there is overlap with other scholarships.

Margie asked about putting scholarship info on the webpage; Tawnya’s name and email (tpringle@sandi.net) will be put as contact and Jim’s info to send checks for scholarship donations.

Chairman’s report:  Steve reported that he is still waiting to hear from estate in Oregon about the funds that may be coming to us.  As reported in last month’s minutes, it may be a much larger sum that we originally anticipated based on info Steve has been receiving.  If that is the case, Steve feels we may be able to distribute more scholarships.  However, we may only receive the original $10,000 that was first reported.

Steve reported that we have been receiving more donations coming in to the Organization; all monies are now going into one pot.  We’re receiving a lot of donations – We received $10,000, $2,000, and two $1,000 contributions. Steve also received a certified letter from the Robinson Family Trust containing a check for $25,000 from the George & Jane Robinson Scholarship Fund.  George Robinson was a Vice Principal at Hoover at one time.

Steve has been working on getting nonprofit classification from the Postal Service for over a year.  All paperwork has different names and there has been much red tape.  He got the last documents in yesterday.

Vice-Chair’s report:  Alice brought in a fundraising letter from SDHS that we could possible use for our own purposes. 

Approval of minutes:   Corrections to last minutes:  Nancy Nordell was present but not listed; newsletter compilation date should be April, not May. (No motion was made at this time)

Memorabilia Room:  Board members visited the memorabilia room, met with Interim Principal Walter Fairly about school demolition/construction.  Discussion held regarding using some of the auditorium furnishings as auction items for fundraising.  Discussion had about caring for memorabilia items.

Treasurer’s report:  None.  (Jim not present)

Newsletter Report:  Bob reported there will be stories about Joe Austin leaving, Clean-Up Day, and Hoover-Groover Picnic.  He moved reunion info to Page 3, added scholarship page, and added membership application as part of the newsletter instead of as an insert.  Recommended April 20th to prep newsletters for mailing.  John had info on Richard Chase, Class of ’44, for newsletter article about receiving the bronze star.  Discussion had regarding newsletter being a benefit of membership in the Organization and what the policy will be regarding what newsletter content will be put on the website. 

Memorabilia Report:  John brought in items to consider for sale – T-shirts, hats and reusable shopping bags.  Discussion had about costs and durability of the items.  He hasn’t made contact with sheriff’s print shop. Monica asked if printer can print on any item, such as bags, or only t-shirts.  Steve asked for cost info and what items would be beneficial and cost effective by next meeting.

Approval of minutes (cont’d):  Margie moved to approve the minutes of the March 9 meeting with the above corrections; John seconded the motion; all in favor, the motion passed.

Class Contacts Report:  Marcia reported that the  legacy gift/estate planning statement will be included in newsletter.  Maybe Chuck can include that info in notice to class POCs.  Marcia mailed out letter to POCs and requested they send out to their classes.  She and Steve will discuss more in depth membership list.

Website report: Margie reported hooveralumniorgsd.org website is up and running with tabs and dropdown menus.  She is still working on news categories.  Reunions, POCs, etc., benefits of membership pages all included.  Steve asked about putting a blurb explaining that other websites are not official and not connected to Hoover High School or Hoover Alumni Organization.  Margie said new, interesting info would refresh each month, new items would go on home page.  Steve suggested news items such as Interim Principal Walter Fairly finishing the year, along with another principal; Should have another principal by summer.

New Business:  Alice added that Cardinal Interact is doing another clean-up project.  Steve estimated 80 from Interact plus 60 from other group volunteering; wants to engage with them so we can get some of them to volunteer during our clean-up day.

Bob mention a UT article about a recycling program and unused food.  Discussion had.

Old Business:  Steve mentioned that Miguel Carrillo, baseball team player, had surgery last month for liver cancer.  Baseball coach asking for any help we can give.  Discussion, possibility if we receive the larger donation discussed earlier.

Dona reported that she is still selling bricks and benches for fundraising.  Eric asked about Class of ’75 brick; he has not been able to locate it.  Dona will look into it.

Lois reported that Class of ’57 did a tour, went under the bleachers and showed the benches that will be re-done (Goodall, golf champs, and basketball champs).  All money raised from bricks and benches goes to scholarships.  Margie asked for pictures of the benches that will be re-done so she can put that info on the website.

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 11:51 a.m.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


Herbert Hoover High School Alumni Organization

Minutes of the meeting held Thursday, March 9, 2017

Present:  Steve Barclay, Chairman; Alice Staninger, Vice-Chair; Jim Young, Treasurer; Glynnis Aguirre, Secretary; Bob Battenfield; Ed Balinger; Marcia Kern; Eric Wong; Lois Draper; Monica Root;  John Michener, Guest; Rick Novak, Interim Principal.

Call to order:  Meeting called to order at 10:02 a.m.

Chairman’s report:  Steve reported that Principal Austin has left Hoover for the remainder of the school year, and that there will be several temporary replacements.  Rick Novak is current interim principal.  All other replacements are retired principals.

Steve introduced guest, John Michener, head of ALMA Academy, who runs course in broadcast journalism. John informed us that The Nest has its own YouTube channel that can be watched on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Shows are created at Hoover’s $2.5 million broadcast facility. Steve would like to have a broadcast of a Board meeting.  Discussion held regarding content, edited down to 2-minute package which would air as part of their news broadcast.

Contact info:  JMichener@sandi.net.   YouTube:  Search “Hoover Nest” to find broadcast.  They broadcasted their 50th episode last week and were featured on KPBS and NPR.

Steve reported that the estate in Oregon that we initially were told we would receive $10,000 from is now possibly a different number. It is possibly a larger number, but not for sure. He spoke with the bank and account information was sent.  Discussion held.  Monies would come from the Estate of Jim Kirk, Class of 1937.  Jim will check with Laura Lou to see if she has any information on him.

Date of Hoover-Groover Picnic is August 19, 2017.  Steve also reported that when renovation construction begins in June, he believes we will still be able to hold the Annual Clean-Up Day event in the back part of the school.

Steve applied to USPS for nonprofit mailing, submitted all paperwork, but was denied due to association names not matching.  He will return next week to try to come up with a solution.  His contact there is alumnus from  Class of 1981.

Interim Principal, Rick Novak came in to introduce himself.  He was here previously as V.P. for          7-1/2 years.  Joe Austin is on leave for the rest of the year.  They are working on a public announcement with the area superintendent.  Rick will be here two weeks, then Bev Greco will take over along with Walter Fairly, for the rest of the year.  Rick is in the middle of issuing layoff notices due to district budget shortfall.

Vice-Chair’s report:  None.

Approval of minutes:   Glynnis noted that she neglected to put Jim’s title in the “Present” section. Jim moved to approve the minutes of the meeting held February 9, 2017 with the above-noted correction; Ed seconded the motion; all in favor, the motion passed.

Treasurer’s report:  Jim reported that all categories on the financial statement have been eliminated except for the checking account, due to Lord, Abbett account being closed out.  We received $900 from Dona for Class of ’65 bench purchase.  Checking account balance is $21,070.17.  All monies have been returned to classes.  We absorbed Class of ’53 monies.  Bob asked if we have any tax consequences due to closing Lord, Abbett.  Jim said no, that it was a very easy process.  Dona also listed on account.

Discussion was had regarding how JC scholarships would be handled if JCs become tuition-free in the future.  Tabled until that becomes a reality.

Jim reported we distributed a $1,000 scholarship to Fatima Aden and a $500 scholarship to Helen Do.  Lois confirmed all scholarships are distributed.  Discussion had regarding cutoff date for acceptance of scholarships and that that info needs to be put in letters to recipients in the future.  Bob moved to approve the treasurer’s report; Marcia seconded the motion; all in favor, the motion passed.

Newsletter Report:  Bob reported there will be no golf tournament to promote in the newsletter.  Discussed possibility of listing scholarship donors, as a news item.  Jim noted that we cannot reveal winners’ names in advance.  Discussion had regarding how many scholarships we actually give out.  The consensus was that we give out 10 scholarships, including donations for scholarships made by classes; not in addition to.  More discussion had regarding how to handle scholarship presentation.  May 25th is presentation date.

April 13th meeting will be the deadline to submit articles for newsletter. Next meeting after that is May 11th, we can possibly do newsletter labels and stamps then.  TBD.

Bob reported that Class of ’57 reunion will be July 21st.

Class Contacts Report:  Marcia reported that Chuck is compiling POCs for all classes.  She is working on a legacy/charitable-giving notice to inform alumni that they can include the Alumni Organization in their estate plans.  Steve and Alice will be the contact persons.

Website report:  Bob reported having two meetings with Margie, working on content, style, photos, etc. No ETA to launch website yet.  

Memorabilia Report:  Steve has a new contact for John for memorabilia.

Scholarship report:  Lois reported she will come up with a date to meet to participate in scholarship selection.  Tanya (Counselor) typically interviews 12 students that are chosen by application, essays, and teacher recommendations.  Nancy said she would like to attend.  Steve added that new members might want to attend this.  Need to confirm date.

Sports Report:  Ed reported Hoover lost to Saints in soccer 2-1, but that they did very well and were competitive.  Alumni beat the varsity during the Alumni Baseball Game.  Steve added that the oldest alumni to participate were in their 30s.  Varsity is young, new team this year.  Last year’s star pitcher, Miguel Carrillo, has liver cancer, is having surgery.  This might be a good news story.

Old Business:  After emailing membership letter to her class, Marcia has received 5 or 6 new life memberships.  She will contact other class POCs to do the same.  Steve will bring returned newsletters so Marcia can try to locate those alumni.

New Business:  We need to send new members their membership cards and thank-you notes to renewals.

Ed is looking for history of Hoover vs. San Diego High.  Will check with athletic department.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, April 13, 2017.  Work on newsletter.

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 11:49 a.m.