- Dear Alumni, Former Faculty and Staﬀ and Friends,I hope you are reading this newsletter on a bright, warm, and sunny day. It has been a long winter and I believe we are allready for some warmer weather and outdoor activities. Joining us for our Central PA Breakfasts is an activity yo
u will not want to miss! Monthly, approximately 45 alumni and friends on average meet for breakfast and alternate between York, New Holland, Chambersburg, Mechanicsburg, and Harrisburg. It was a nice way to catch up with everyone. The Alumni Association is also in the planning stages of three big events – our September picnic, our 11th Annual SSVC golf tournament scheduled for October 4, and our Homecoming Dinner/Dance to honor our veterans scheduled for November 8. I hope you can join us for one, two, or all three events!With warmer weather we can also begin some of the many exciting renovations to the Alumni Museum. Phase one of the renovations is about to start and will include roof and ventilation repairs as well as some minor brick facing. Randy Gates ‘71 has volunteered to take the lead on this project. The Alumni Association will also be looking for assistance with the move and clean‐up of Cottage 3 and the new museum. Though we don’t have an exact timeline just yet, any and all helping hands will be appreciated. If interested, please provide your name to our secretary, Sally Sheaﬀer ‘65, and she will contact you when the dates are conﬁrmed. The goal is to have the Alumni Museum open for Reunion 2015.Just as the historical marker will remind others of what a great school and home that SSVC was for so many children, so willthe Alumni Museum. The Winebrenner Theological Seminary has kept their promise of keeping the history of SSVC alive, somust we. We, the Alumni Association, can only achieve its goals with the assistance of donations from our alumni, community, and friends. Without these donations, it is very likely that we will not reach our goal of having the museum open for the next reunion. Since our organization relies on the generosity of alumni like you, I ask that you consider making a donation. Your donation will make a diﬀerence, I promise you. You can mail your check or money order to our treasurer, Ken Beck ’74. To those who have made a donation, THANK YOU!Respectfully,James A. LowePresident
SSVC Alumni Association
Dear Alumni, Former Faculty and Staﬀ and Friends,
WOW! What an exciting and busy time it has been for the Alumni Association. June 7‐9 we held our Alumni Reunion and the turnout was ASTOUNDING! It truly is a reminder that we have remained a strong Scotland Family. The weekend was a busy one with meetings, tours, dinners, dancing, and most importantly creating new Scotland memories. Elections were held for officers and I am honored to serve as the President for another term. I would like to take a moment to recognize our alumni officers: Vice President – Rick Gates ‘69, Secretary – Sally Sheaffer ‘65, Treasurer – Ken Beck ‘74, and Sergeant‐at‐Arms Randy Gates ‘71 and David Shaw ‘75. A very special thank you to George ‘Satch’ Croutz ’70 for his many, many years of dedicated service to the Alumni Association and as serving in the capacity of Vice President for most of those years. THANK YOU Satch for the endless amount of hours you have contributed to make our Association what it is today!
SSVC makes history! A state historical marker commemorating the Scotland School for Veterans’ Children was unveiled on July 13, 2013. The ceremony was amended by many alumni, former faculty and staff, and local supporters in the community. This marker will tell the story of what our school did for so many veterans’ and their families. As the day was somber it also was a blissful occasion knowing that the memory of SSVC will also be alive.
Now for another exciting upcoming event – our 10th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 5,
2013! Each year our tournament has been a huge success and we couldn’t do it without your help. THANK YOU to each of our sponsors, volunteers, and players! You are the ones who make this tournament successful! A letter and flyer are enclosed outlining the details of this year’s tournament and sponsorship opportunities. We will also continue the ALUMNI CHALLENGE. All you need to do is send a $5.00 donation and this will get your name and class in the program. Are you up for the challenge?
I hope to see you at our tournament but if you cannot make it, I hope to see you at the Homecoming dinner on November 2, 2013. This
year’s event will be held at the VFW Post 1599 in Chambersburg. Please see the secretary’s report for additional information. And please be sure to pass the word regarding our events! An invitation is extended to all alumni and the extended family of former faculty and staff for all alumni events. The Association works hard on planning our events and strives to keep our family together, even more so with the closing of our school. We surely hope all can join us for any (or maybe even all) of our special events!
Speaking of special events. There are two more upcoming events you need to know about. On September 14th is the picnic in Scotland Village and September 21st is the “flapjack” breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s in Chambersburg. All alumni and friends of SSVC are invited to all the Association events.
In closing, I hope everyone is taking the time to enjoy their summer and Ruby and I look forward to seeing you at the golf tournament in October!
James A. Lowe
SSVC Alumni Association