President’s Message

Hello Fellow Beavers,

Well, things are starting to feel a little more real. School has started although necessarily modified because of the virus. The school buses are rolling (please respect their signs and be patient, especially with the special needs kids), and our sports teams are playing. Attendance at the events is limited to family members, but fortunately for sports nuts like me, some of the games are being streamed. Check the teams’ Twitter/Facebook pages for links on game days.

Of course, our board hasn’t met since March, and all of our events for the year have been cancelled. We did, however, continue our support of the Gridiron Club with a purchase of an ad in their program. The football schedule included three home games, and we are hopeful that the team will be hosting at least a first round playoff game.

Also, recently we lost a good friend and colleague in Ron Balogh. Ron, along with our Don Pomfrey, was the heart and soul of the famous  Duck Race. Ron was a longtime teacher and administrator at Harvey, and in spite of his school being a former “rival,” he was indigenous to our fund-raising efforts.  It is almost fitting that we couldn’t hold the race this year because I don’t know how we would have done it without Ron.

It’s been a while since we had any new members, but this month we received four new applications.

Lauren Bush and Brock Marut are both 2020 graduates. Laurie Ostrander is from the class of 1973. And Becky Bartholomew, known to most as just “Bart,” retired from many years of teaching at Riverside last year. Join me in welcoming them. And when things get back to whatever normal will be, we will definitely be looking to get them involved in our activities.

Stay safe and enjoy the coming fall colors.

Best regards,

Tom Trombley

RHS Alumni Association president


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