The 2024 Third Annual Don Pomfrey Golf Outing

The 2024 Third Annual Don Pomfrey Golf Outing by the Riverside Alumni Association got underway at 11am on Saturday, June 8 at the Painesville Country Club. 39 golfers on eight teams competed for the lowest score over 18 holes, as well as a men’s and women’s longest drive contest. The event had 14 sponsors, and golfers and sponsors combined to make it the most successful golf outing by the Association.   Volunteers Gretchen Reed, Marijane Watson and Becky Bartholomew. Volunteers Christian Weiss and Denise Brewster. Volunteers Bill Guyer and Dave…

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Beaver Bulletin Board Summer 2024

In Memory: Listed by last name, year of graduation from Riverside, and date of death. The obituary link is provided if available. Barb, Margaret: RHS faculty, 2020 Obituary Bowman, Donald Gene: 1977, 2024 Obituary Chorman, Dale: 1972, 2024 News story Cross Loesch, Katherine L.: 1978, 2024 Obituary Delong, Doug: RHS faculty, 2019 Obituary Despenes Hudson, Debra J.: 1981, 2024 Obituary Eckard Snyder, Bonnie Kay: 1970, 2024 Obituary Engert, Andrew Robert: 2015, 2024 Obituary Gebeau, Rick: 1970, 2024 Gilber, Jacky Wayne: 1975, 2023 Obituary Grant, Terry: 1974, 2020 Obituary Grzesiow,  Betty…

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The 2023 RAA Golf Outing at PCC

The Riverside Alumni Association held its 2023 Golf Outing on June 11 at the Painesville Country Club. The outing honored Don Pomfrey, ’54 RHS graduate and association trustee for many years. The day was a bit overcast but the rain held off enough for all 10 teams to clear the course. Lunch was plenty, dinner was BBQ and good! And the RAA raised the funds for scholarships and other activities. Here are some photos of the day! Thank you to the golfing teams who came out to play: Thank you…

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POW/MIA Chairs Honor Our Lost Veterans

Two chairs meant to express gratitude toward veterans who did not make it back home have been added to the Riverside Veterans Wall of Honor display.  The organizations that made the chair dedication possible are Rolling Thunder and American Legion Post 336 of Painesville. The small committee of dedicated teachers, administrators and community liaison volunteers who founded the wall in 2018 intended it to be in perpetuity and committed to expansion. Fundraisers were held to create the Wall of Honor near the RHS stadium, establish a kiosk in the high…

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RHSAA Elects a New Trustee

At the March 2023 board meeting, the trustees of the Riverside Alumni Association elected Debbie Sorber Rosch as the newest trustee. Debbie is a 1980 graduate of Riverside High School, and in 2019, became a member of the Riverside Hall of Fame. She is filling an unexpired term until the spring of 2024. Debbie is a Product Manager for Labelmaster, a manufacturer or supplier of supplies related to the transportation of dangerous goods. This includes identification labels, signs, and placards, regulatory forms and software, and training on the various applicable…

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Loretta Vandervort Honored for Her Work

Six years of trustee service and many years of devoted work on Riverside’s alumni association have earned Loretta Vandervort, Class of 1959, the gratitude of the association. The trustees at the February board meeting honored her with a resolution. A Resolution Honoring Loretta Vandervort: Whereas Loretta Vandervort has served with distinction as a trustee of the Riverside Alumni Association for the past seven years and has volunteered for the association for much longer, and Loretta always brought energy and ideas to her various tasks on behalf of the association, and…

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The First Annual Don-Ron Golf Tournament

  The day begins at the Painesville Country Club for the First Annual Don-Ron Golf Tournament, September 24, 2022. The Riverside Alumni Association and the Harvey Alumni Association worked together to host the fundraiser.         The teams:               The action:   The dinner:      The winning team (l-r) Ernie Weninger, Silvio Trifiletti, Chris Bulzan and Kevin Jones — with a score of 65 (7 under par)!! Congratulations! More winners:     Cathy Thompson Covill, President of the Riverside Alumni Association,…

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Repaying the Impact of a Good Education

Preserving the legacy of Riverside High School – that is the motto of the Riverside High School Alumni Association. There are so many ways to do exactly that, and the Board of Trustees of the RHSAA is excited to support our existing activities and explore new ones. Come celebrate with us! I remember so fondly my time at Riverside, and that is part of the reason why I am so involved with the RHSAA today. Sure, there were the usual teen-age angst moments – who doesn’t have those memories? But…

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Bill Guyer: Honorary Football Team Captain

Congratulations to our own Bill Guyer, President of the RHSAA, selected to represent the Riverside Beavers football team as their honorary captain at their August 28 home game. With his wife Donna and sons Tom and Steven (both Riverside graduates) in the stands, Bill took the field for the pre-game ceremony. Bill is a 1967 graduate of Riverside High School where he was a lettered member of the track team, played on the football team, was a member of Student Council, and vice president of the Key Club. Because Bill…

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RHSAA Board of Trustees Elect Two New Members

At the September 2021 board meeting, the trustees elected Beth Knezevich ’81 and Mike Nelson ’85 to fill two vacant trustee seats. The board also selected officers for the rest of 2021: Bill Guyer, president; Cathy Thompson Covill, vice president; Gretchen Reed, secretary; and Doris Moss, treasurer. Two other trustees were re-elected: Gretchen Reed and Loretta Vandervort. The other trustees who continue to serve are Marijane Watson and Eric Laika. Beth Knezevich has volunteered with the Alumni Association for several years.  She attended Melridge Elementary School, Auburn Road Junior High…

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