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Voting for your Board of Directors
has closed - - - Polls closed on February 29, 2016.
2016 - 2018
Board of Directors
Boudreaux Weaver '63
Sacco Perfito '64
The list includes the top
vote receivers in the board election that closed February 29, 2016,
plus Dave Evans, the 2015 Reunion Chairman. The list is in descending
order based on the number of votes received.
As permitted by our bylaws,
we have decided to have a seven-member board, in order to include as
many as possible in managing our Association. (A seven-member board
includes five elected members plus current and past reunion hosts.)
Since Kay Weaver is also the host of the next reunion in 2018, Alicia
Marshall will complete the board as the seventh member. If the location
and host were to change, then the correct course of action would be
to substitute the new 2018 reunion host for Alicia Marshall '62.
*Any Falcon elected to the board is making a commitment to serve, if
elected, as a board member until the time of the next business meeting
at the 2018 reunion, at which time the Board Member should attend.
JHS New Board of Directors
Kay Boudreaux Weaver
Class of 1963
I feel that I am a level headed person with moderate views and can
make good decisions for the betterment of the JHS Alumni Organization.
REUNIONS: I have attended two All Class Reunions:
2009 Memphis; 2012 San Destin, hosted three mini reunions: 2001 Mt.
Dora, FL; 2005 Eastern Caribbean Cruise; 2007 Homosassa, FL, and assisted
with two mini reunions: 2002 Ft. Walton, FL and 2004 Myrtle Bch SC.
At the 2009 and 2012 Reunions, I contacted classmates and provided the
name badges with pictures of JHS classmates for both reunions. I assisted
in the hospitality rooms as needed at both reunions and provided advice
to hosts when requested. At the 2001 and 2007 Reunions, I did all of
the work in setting up the reunions at hotels in each location, providing
a hospitality room with drinks and snacks, arranging activities and
dining venues. For the 2005 cruise, worked with a travel agent with
all details and handling of reservations as well as contacting classmates
and getting details of the cruise to them.
JHS WORK: Gathering information for the JHS Database
since approximately 2000 and JHS Database Manager since approx. 2007.
I have spent many hours searching the internet and emailing people trying
to locate JHS classmates from graduating years 1960-1976 as well as
faculty members. Became involved with the Steering Committee as the
database manager when
the organization was being formed.
VOLUNTEER: Acted as Elks Anna Miller Secretary for
5 years; Pontoon Yacht Club Secretary for three years in 1996, 2003,
and 2004; Hosted two l00+ parties for the Elks;
WORK: Office Manager for law firm in Orlando for
43 years - retired December 2014.
Class of 1961
I am Joe “Kit” Wildinger ’61 accepting nomination
by Jeanne Wildinger ’64 for the Johnson High School Alumni Board
of Directors for 2016-2018. I am now fully retired after almost 23 years
in the USAF, a few short years with Eastern Express, and 22 years with
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with ten years on the Faculty Senate,
including two years as the Vice Speaker.
I am dedicated to completing the work already underway to organize
Over the years Jeanne and I have attended six All Classes Reunions:
1991 San Antonio, 1994 Breckenridge, 1997 Atlanta, 2009 Memphis, 2012
Sandestin, and 2015 San Diego. Between the All Classes Reunions, we
attended four mini reunions: 2001 Mt. Dora FL; 2002 Ft Walton Beach
FL; 2004 Myrtle Beach SC; 2007 Homosassa, FL. I assisted Jeanne in planning
and organizing the mini-reunion in Ft Walton and also the all classes
reunion in Sandestin.
In the years following the Sandestin All Classes Reunion, I worked
on the early drafts for the organization of the Alumni Association and
Pat Sacco Perfito
Class of 1964
I have attended all of the JHS reunions beginning with the 1985 reunion
in Orlando, Florida. I have served on two Boards. First, Una Fides,
an apostolate ministry in the Catholic Diocese of Orlando. Second
Board is Legatus, a Catholic businessmen and businesswomen's organization
comprised of CEO's and owners of companies, which is an international
organization and has been in existence for about 25 years. I am currently
serving a second time. The first as Vice Program Chair, then became
Program Chair. The duties were to facililtate guest speakers with
transportation and hotel accommodations. I became Vice President,
the following year President, then Ex Officio. I volunteer at my Church
in several capacities, from 1990-1992 serving as President of the
Parish Council, Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Sacristan.
I have served as a member of a JHS reunion committee along with Steve
Gamble for the 1985 reunion in Orlando, Florida. Steve was the locator.
He found names and addresses of many former JHS alumni and teachers.
We started in 1984 and in those days there were no computers, fax
machines, or cell phones. I was the
committee. I typed (on a typewriter) a monthly newsletter, hand addressed,
stamped, and mailed them and any other correspondence I received.
I procured the venue, organized the trips to Disneyworld, Cape Kennedy,
dinner at a downtown Orlando entertainment complex. and hired a live
band to perform at the hotel dinner event. After the event I corresponded
with many attendees and I
compiled a memory book with pictures of the various classes and events.
Steve and I then gave everyone a ballot/comment card to fill in and
it was decided at that time that we would hold the reunions every
three years. The next reunion was held in San Francisco by Marrilee
K. Shannon and her team in 1988.
Class of 1971
As far back as President of the 1971 Senior Class, I learned to organize
and set goals. I believe my personal skill set could benefit the alumni
association. I have been fortunate enough to have attended four (4)
reunions including Sacramento, Las Vegas, San Francisco and San Diego.
I am well qualified for a Board position, having served on the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) local chapter.
I volunteered to assist Marilyne Ayers, JHS Webmaster with the JHS
Database, for the 2000 and 2003 Reunions; I was active in locating
hundreds of JHS Alumni who had not been in contact with their JHS
classmates, since leaving Johnson many years ago. This was a very
I would appreciate your vote to become a member of the JHS Board.
-- Tim McDonald
Class of 1964
First of all I am truly honored to be nominated for the JHS Board of
Directors. Having received a number of emails encouraging me go self-nominate,
it was Jeannie (Ables) Wildinger’s phone call that was the “final
arm twist.” So I am doing this for all you, my classmates and
fellow Falcons, in an attempt to personally contribute to an organization,
I (like you) truly want to see continue. I have attended every major
Reunion since 1988, except for 2006 in Washington, D.C. when my wife
was undergoing cancer treatment. Additionally I have attended many mini-
reunions over the years and helped plan the 1991 major reunion in San
Antonio. For San Antonio, myself and others on the planning committee
basically did whatever honcho Dennis Bratten asked of us: making arrangements
for the hotel and conference venue, planning the food, entertainment,
etc. Frankly my role was a minor one, but I learned much from being
associated with a great planning team.
As for additional experience, I have served on numerous boards and leadership
positions for a succession of nonprofit and volunteer organizations.
To name just a few, I am currently on the board of PandemicPrep.Org,
a business and medical disaster preparedness group in St. Louis which
conducts two major conferences annually. I am past president of the
local Reserve Officers Association Chapter as well another veteran’s
association in St. Louis. I also served a three-year term as president
of my neighborhood association. Finally, although I am now retired,
my career as a management consultant involved planning numerous business
conferences and events for my clients and corporate sponsors.
Class of 1962
I have attended reunions since 2003. I look forward to each reunion.
I have served on many boards and associations as an officer, director,
board member. I have served as President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer of the Richardson Citizen Fire Academy Alumni Association.
Currently I am Secretary of that organization.
I have also served as Gala Chair of the Grand Opening of the Eisemann
Center for Performing Arts. I am currently serving on a Richardson City
Board, Sign Control as a member. I have served on the Military Ball
Gala Board. I was Secretary of the board of a non-profit group in Richardson
(Network of Community Services) which provides money and food for low
I have not served as a member of the JHS Reunion Committee and look
forward to providing any other information you require. -- Alicia Marshall
Class of 1973
As chairman of the previous reunion, JHS All-Classes Rreunion 2015,
Dave is automatically a member of the JHS Board of Directors.
Notes from the Steering Committee (Oct 2015) . . . .
Bill Elliott, Class of 1962 -- I am writing on behalf
of the JHS Alumni Association Steering Committee, which consists; Kay
Weaver, 1963; Marilyne Ayers, 1963; Kit Wildinger, 1961; Dave Evans,
1973, and myself. There were two additional members initially selected,
but neither has participated since 2012.
Following the adjournment of the San Diego reunion, a number of on-line
comments concerning the proposed 2018 reunion suggest a generalized
dissatisfaction or misunderstanding of the reunion selection process.
Hopefully, that is a subject we can bring to a satisfactory conclusion
in the near future, but, for now, there is more pressing business we
must address. To get to that point, though, I’m going to have
to run through a little JHS Alumni Association history.
We held our first “BIG” reunion in 1980, less than ten
years after JHS closed (I say “BIG” because there had been
a few smaller reunions prior to that). Between 1980 and 2012, there
was not any formal alumni organization one could point to; we simply
held reunions and mini-reunions that were run by volunteers. At the
big reunions, we’d hold a meeting and vote on the location of
the next one. That decision usually wasn’t based on “where
do we want to go,” as much as it was on “where has someone
volunteered to form a reunion committee and host it?”
We had no elected board of directors and no formal officers. We had
only our high school memories and an abundance of goodwill toward each
other. The system worked!
It wasn’t until 2012 in SanDestin, Florida, that the need for
something more formal became clear. In order to legitimately maintain
our Association funds, which for decades had simply resided in a bank
account owned by one of our members, we made the decision to seek tax-exempt
status from the IRS. This step would require a lot more formality than
we were accustomed to. Volunteers for a steering committee were solicited
at the meeting.
The group mentioned above was approved as the JHS Alumni Association
Steering Committee and was charged with obtaining tax-exempt status
for the organization and with putting together the 2015 reunion in San
Diego, the location approved by the majority of those present.
Over the ensuing months, Dave Evans and his reunion committee laid
the groundwork for the 2015 San Diego reunion, and we prepared and filed
for status as a tax-exempt social organization under the Internal Revenue
Code and the laws of the State of California, where our funds were held.
Both our applications were approved, and our funds are now in an account
owned by the Association.
However, in filing for tax-exempt status we were required to have by-laws.
For that we had to have officers. For purposes of the filings, we named
Bobi as president, myself as vice-president and Marilyne as Secretary-Treasurer.
Which brings us to the “pressing business” I mentioned earlier.
We have never held a formal election, we have no board of directors
and we have no formal officers. We should have done it in San Diego,
but we had never done it before and it simply fell through the crack.
Today, the first order of business, then, is to elect a board of directors.
Also, our haste in preparing the applications resulted in several inconsistencies
in the by-laws regarding the numbers and roles of the directors.
First on the agenda for our new directors is to elect the officers
from among those elected to the Board.
- Any Falcon accepting the election to the Board is making a commitment
to serve, if elected, as a board member until the time of the next
business meeting at the 2018 reunion. All Board members should attend
- Until the new Board has had a chance to review the By-Laws, the
Steering Committee has defer any further action on the 2018 reunion
until the board/officer issue has been resolved. Hopefully, this will
permit the new Association leadership to address any concerns that
have been raised and decide the proper manner in which to proceed.