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New Leadership for SSVC Alumni Association

During the Reunion and after 12 years,  new officers were voted into office.  Ken Beck ’74 was elected President.  Ken served as Sergeant-at-Arms and then took the Treasurer position. He has much experience to move the Association forward.  Other officers elected are Jesse Wright ‘85; Vice President; Jerry Grove ‘79, Treasurer;  Vickie Portner Cook ‘73, Secretary; Dave Portner ‘69, Sergeant-at-Arms; and Dave Shaw ‘75, Sergeant-at-Arms.  Follows is a letter from your new Secretary and contact information for all new officers.

Hello, I am Vickie “Portner” Cook ’73, the new secretary for the SSVC Alumni Association. I am excited about working for you to keep the Association going.  My sister and brothers; Karen, ’64, Mike ’67, Keith ’69 & Dave ’69 also attended Scotland. 

Sally Sheaffer ’65 the past secretary did an awesome job for the alumni association.  Thank you Sally for your dedication and passion to dear old SSVC and the association.  Now you can be free to do bigger, but not necessarily better things.  Even though Sally is no longer the secretary, she isn’t getting off easy.  I will (as will others) still depend very heavily on her expertise.

Our other Alumni Association officers are: Ken Beck ’74, President; Jesse Wright ’85, Vice President; Jerry Grove ’79, Treasurer; Dave Portner ’69 and Dave Shaw ’75, Sergeant-At-Arms.

I would like to thank the past Alumni Officers – Jim Lowe ’70, President; Rick Gates ’69, Vice President; Sally Sheaffer ’65, Secretary; Ken Beck ’74, Treasurer; Randy Gates ’71 & Dave Shaw ’75, Sergeant-At-Arms.  They did an excellent job in keeping the alumni association alive.

Sally has been so kind to continue notifying you of “Scotland Happenings” until we were successful in transferring information. We finally had success, so you can  begin notifying me

with all SSVC related items. I will be sure to share with other alumni. My email address is:  GoCadets2015@comcast.net

My phone number is 717-698-8905.  If you have contact

information for other alumni please share with me, or have them contact me so I can update the database to ensure they receive emails, newsletters etc. On the topic of the Newsletter – I am interested to know if you would like to continue to receive future newsletters through U.S. mail or electronically.

A few other resources for finding out about or posting information on Scotland Happenings are on our web-site at www.ssvcalumni.org, and Facebook.   Joel Scott ’97 is the webmaster of our web-site. 

Please “save the dates” for the upcoming events which can be found on Page 1 of the Newsletter.

Some people have asked how to join the alumni association. It is easy – just pay the dues.  Dues are $15 per alumni for two years.  Please send to:  SSVC Alumni Association, PO Box 129, Scotland, PA 17254.

I look forward to working, and reconnecting with all of you.

Take Care!

Vickie “Portner” Cook ‘73

Scotland Family Forever!