From the Desk of the President – Issue No. 119 ‐ Spring 2014
April 17, 2014/
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 all
ready 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 will
the Alumni Museum. The Winebrenner Theological Seminary has kept their promise of keeping the history of SSVC alive, so
must 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!