May 26, 2013

Post date: May 27, 2013 2:50:14 AM

Well, it's been a while since our last update, but we have so much exciting news!

First of all, I want to congratulate our NEW OFFICERS elected at our 5/13 meeting!

PRESIDENT: Marla Banks Daisey

VICE-PRESIDENT: Joy Vogel Cadden

SECRETARY: Laura Walter

TREASURER: Kim Tribbitt Roe

They will take over as of July 1st! Congratulations to all....and a big "Thank You" to Matt Revel for serving in the Treasurer position this past year. Although I am stepping down as President this year, I still plan to be very involved and will continue in the "PR" position to keep you informed.

We also had a new HALL OF FAME member inducted last week....

First Sergeant Terry Handy (IRHS Class of 1984) was inducted as our newest member. We hope to have articles in our local papers highlighting the accomplishments of First Sergeant Handy and why he was chosen as our newest member. Congratulations!!!

We would like to thank Paula Goodman for chairing the selection committee this year. We had some outstanding nominations and I know it was a very hard decision to make as they were ALL very deserving candidates. Thanks to the ones who took the time to submit the applications as well!

We would also like to thank the Scholarship Committee for their time in the selection of our 3 Senior students each receiving $1,000 towards their college expenses. The IRHSAA was honored to be able to increase this first year's awards to $1,000 each due to the generous support of all at our "Beef & Brew Fundraiser"! The "winners" will be announced at Graduation THIS WEDNESDAY (5/29)! Good luck to all who applied!

The IRHAAA LICENSE PLATES were a BIG hit! A reminder that we need the completed DMV forms returned to Mitch Rogers IMMEDIATELY to submit our first order for the plates. Many have inquired about purchasing one now...but the decision has been made to only allow "bids" at our BIG fundraiser each year! This means that you may not have the opportunity to bid again until next be sure to NOT miss out again! You will soon see some PROUD IR GRADS sporting these tags around town!!! Be sure to let them know you have IR PRIDE too! Thanks to all who supported this!

THIS Friday, 5/31, the Ocean City Ravens Roost 44 will be holding their annual Golf Tournament at the Ocean Pines Country Club. The Ravens Roost 44 have supported IRHS with multiple scholarships to our students over the past years...and will give $4,400 to our school in scholarships this year alone! Please consider supporting their fundraising event! You can get more information on the event at . So glad to have their support for our school!

We have been told that there are some "FAKE" IRHS Alumni websites out there....some are asking for annual dues....WHICH WE HAVE NEVER ASKED FOR!!! Please know that these sites have NOTHING to do with us or IRHS! They are just set up as a scam to take your money! They LOOK like IRHS Alumni....but ARE NOT!!! Please do what you can to spread the word and keep others from sending them money! We have only asked for support through our fundraisers this past year and will do our best to use our funds directly to support IRHS and it's students! *NOTE: I do know that there is a new IRHS FFA ALUMNI group and IRHS BAND ALUMNI group that IS associated with our school! These are the only legitimate alumni groups that I am aware of!

There are multiple class reunions being planned for this year! Please have your committee chairman contact us with the information to help spread the word! Also, please consider supporting any "alumni owned/managed" businesses in your event planning! Another good measure for our group....NETWORKING! Let us know if you think YOUR business would be a good venue or offer services that might interest a reunion planning committee!

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, June 10th! As always, all are welcome....6pm in the IRHS Library!


Ruth Ann Marvel

IRHSAA, President