Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Very Happy Thanksgiving from the Shorewood Alumni Association!

With the snow beginning to fall and Thanksgiving around the corner, we want to express our sincere gratitude to all the members, supporters and participants in Shorewood Alumni Association events in 2015.  We also want to take this opportunity to update you about a number of events and issues affecting the Shorewood community. 

Thanks to Our 2015 New and Renewing Members
  • Joan (Deringer) Dahlin, Class of ’52
  • Shelly M. Davies (Schultz), Class of '67
  • David Greenberg, Class of '57
  • John Kois, Class of '58 (added 5/4/2016)
  • Carol McWade, Class of ’70
  • Michael J. Mitchell, Class of '65
  • James A. Morton, Class of '52
  • Nan Rebholz (Vinson), Class of '54
  • Ted Rebholz, Class of '54
  • Nancy Rothenberg-Sandler, Class of '72 (added 5/17/2016)
  • Richard Schmitz, Class of '66
  • Renee Shavers, Class of ’85
  • Jane Subeck-Goodman, Class of '61 (added 11/29/2015)
Thanks to Operating Fund Donors
  • Thomas Hoya, Class of '49
  • Laura (Weiss) and Brian Putnam, Class of '81
Thanks to Our Lifetime Members
[NOTE:  We are NOT AFFILIATED in any way with AlumniClass.com]
  • Rob Blazewick, Class of '80
  • Andrew Brunhart, Class of '70
  • Susan (Zucker) Breslau, Class of '64
  • Ruthanne (Sobota) DeWolfe, Class of '51
  • Wally Dutcher, Class of '54
  • David S. Flores, Class of '72
  • Nancy Foreman-Kaufman, Class of  '67  (added 5/4/2016)
  • Alexander P. Fraser, Class of '86
  • Ruth Harris, Class of '55
  • Thomas Hoya, Class of '49 
  • Carolyn J. (Smith) Jennerjohn, Class of '60
  • Mara (Horsman) Kuhlmann, Class of '85
  • Lawrence E. Kern, Class of '61
  • Kandy Kramer, Class of '68 (added 5/15/2016)
  • Jennifer Kringel, Class of '86
  • Desty Lorino, Class of '74
  • Betsy Munzer, Class of '58
  • Anne Pelton-Bennett, Class of '53
  • Laura (Weiss) and Brian Putnam, Class of '81
  • Pamela Roby, Class of '60
  • Peggy (John) Roell, Class of '77
  • Judy (Colosimo) Saeger, Class of '59
  • Tom Saeger, Class of '62
  • Jenny Steinman Heyden, Class of '86
  • Samuel T. and Donna M. Swansen, Class of '55
  • Chris Trost, Class of '78
  • Jean (Metzler) Williams, Class of '65
  • Mark Wallner, Class of '73
  • Christin Wille, Class of  '93 (added 5/4/2016)
  • Barbara A. Wright, Class of '71
  • Andy Zukrow, Class of '82
Thanks to Our Other Supporters
  • Thanks to all of this year’s class reunion organizers including Jean Strnad Lazarus, Lynn LeGrand, Kris Coffey, Dick Beverly, Carol McWade, Desty Lorino, Lorie (Nankin) Wertheimer, Geri Berg, Jonathan Colburn, Natasha Kavalauskas Hernandez, and Eero Wasserman.  Each of these folks (and others) gave the Alumni Association, and more importantly, their respective classmates the opportunity to reunite and reconnect with Shorewood High School in 2015.  Thanks also to the Class of '65, which donated remaining reunion proceeds totaling $700 to the Watershed Wisdom program at SHS.  
  • A HUGE THANK YOU is also in order to the Shorewood School District staff, particularly Ted Knight, Shorewood School District Advancement Director, and Katelin Watson, Communications Director, for assisting class reunion organizers plan their events, coordinating school tours, and overseeing the implementation of new software that will allow the Shorewood Alumni Association to better serve its members.
  • Thanks to all alumni and friends who attended the All-Class Reunion & Family Gathering at Hubbard Park on July 11.  The large turnout provided alumni and friends from many different classes the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce about the "good old days."
  • Special thanks to outgoing board members Bill Trost (Class of '53) and Desty Lorino (Class of '75) for their contributions to the Alumni Association over the past 5+ years.
Announcements and Upcoming Events
  • We are thrilled to report that the "Meet the Match" campaign successfully raised $1,000,000 to support innovative learning programs in the Shorewood School District.  Over the past seven months, Shorewood families and community members opened their homes to host fundraising events.  Over 340 donations were received from community members, parents, alumni, regional foundations, education advocates, and other organizations and supporters.   Thanks to all alumni who supported the campaign.  Click on the following link to read more about the campaign and how Shorewood Schools are continuing the Tradition of Excellence:  http://www.shorewoodschools.org/page.cfm?p=2618&newsid=1479.
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:25 pm - Packers vs Lions Alumni Gathering.  Come cheer on the Packers with members of the Shorewood Alumni Association at Three Lions Pub, 4515 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, WI. 
  • Saturday, July 9, 2016 - All-Class Reunion & Family Gathering.  Details to follow as the event nears. 
  • Saturday, August 6, 2016 - Class of 1976 40th Reunion.  Organizers:  David Banaszynski, Joan Walsh, Cathy Nelson, Peter Chow, and Martine Tate. Details to follow as the event nears.

On behalf of the Shorewood Alumni Association Board, we wish you and yours all the best for the holiday season and 2016!

Brian Spahn, President, Class of ‘94

All-Volunteer Shorewood Alumni Association Board and Officers
President, Brian Spahn, Class of ‘94
Vice President, Eric Couto, Class of ‘97
Treasurer, Martha Valovic-Bodden, Class of ‘94
Chris Trost, Class of ‘78
Nancy Peske, Class of ‘80
Ted Knight, Shorewood School District Advancement Director
Tim Kenney, Shorewood High School Principal



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Thanksgiving "Thank You" to All SHS Alumni Association Supporters!

Thanksgiving offers an opportunity to reflect, remember and give thanks. 

In that spirit, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your support and participation in SHS Alumni Association events and fundraising activities in 2014. 


Thanks to Those Providing Generous Legacy Gifts to the Association
  • The Greater Milwaukee Foundation - Samuel K. and Doris Hersh Chortek (Class of ‘42) Fund
Thanks to Our 2014 New and Renewing Members
  • Sandra Abramson, Class of '67
  • Leah Joy (Mandelker) Axelrod, Class of ‘47
  • Lawrence Bechler, Class of '68
  • Richard Beverly, Class of '65
  • Amy Blackman, Class of '88
  • Leah M Blankenship, Class of '02
  • Barbara Brachman Fried, Class of '60
  • Marjorie Brown, Class of '53
  • Robert Curtis, Class of '41
  • Joan (Deringer) Dahlin, Class of ’52 (Added April 2015)
  • Linda (Schmitz) Devitt, Class of '67
  • Irwin Feldman, Class of '57
  • Marcy Goldman, Class of '62
  • Jane (Reisman) Subeck-Goodman, Class of '61
  • Dave Greenberg, Class of '57
  • John Kois, Class of '58
  • Bruce Larkin, Class of '54
  • Jason Lockwood, Class of '84
  • Todd Martin, Class of '67
  • Steve Mattana, Class of '68
  • Carol McWade, Class of ’70 (Added December 2014)
  • Mary Lynn Murtaugh, Class of '75
  • Ralph North, Class of '54
  • Sara (Somers) Perlberg, Class of '82
  • Marshall Pierson, Class of '62
  • Renee Shavers, Class of ’85 (Added December 2014)
  • Jerry Shlensky, Class of '41
  • John Stricklin, Class of ‘61
  • Thomas Smeltzer, Class of '54
  • Dorothy Triplett, Class of '56
  • Elizabeth (Kirkbride) Vaden, Class of '79
  • David Vinson, Class of '55
  • Adrian Wolff, Class of '91
  • Susan (Luedtke) Zuelsdorf, Class of '76
Thanks to Operating Fund Donors
  • Alan Bensman, Class of '55
  • Ruthanne (Sobota) DeWolfe, Class of ‘51
  • Thomas Hoya, Class of '49 (Added December 2014)
  • Laura (Weiss) and Brian Putnam, Class of '81 (Added December 2014)
Thanks to Scholarship Fund Donors
  • SH Sieverts, Class of '52
Thanks to Our Lifetime Members
[NOTE:  We are NOT AFFILIATED in any way with AlumniClass.com]
  • Rob Blazewick, Class of '80
  • Susan (Zucker) Breslau, Class of '64
  • Ruthanne (Sobota) DeWolfe, Class of '51 (New in 2014)
  • Wally Dutcher, Class of '54
  • David S. Flores, Class of '72
  • Alexander P. Fraser, Class of '86
  • Ruth Harris, Class of '55 (new in 2014)
  • Thomas Hoya, Class of '49 (Added December 2014)
  • Carolyn J. (Smith) Jennerjohn, Class of '60
  • Mara (Horsman) Kuhlmann, Class of '85
  • Lawrence E. Kern, Class of '61
  • Jennifer Kringel, Class of '86
  • Desty Lorino, Class of '74
  • Betsy Munzer, Class of '58 (New in 2014)
  • Anne Pelton-Bennett, Class of '53
  • Laura (Weiss) and Brian Putnam, Class of '81 (Added December 2014)
  • Pamela Roby, Class of '60
  • Peggy (John) Roell, Class of '77
  • Judy (Colosimo) Saeger, Class of '59
  • Tom Saeger, Class of '62
  • Jenny Steinman Heyden, Class of '86
  • Samuel T. and Donna M. Swansen, Class of '55
  • Jean (Metzler) Williams, Class of '65
  • Mark Wallner, Class of '73
  • Barbara A. Wright, Class of '71
  • Andy Zukrow, Class of '82
Thanks to Our Other Supporters
  • Thanks to those who follow this page and our FaceBook page. Our FaceBook page has become the principal means by which the Association and alumni share timely stories about themselves, reunions, fellow classmates, Shorewood High memories, and special activities.  Please feel free to post articles of interest to the alumni community on our FaceBook page.
  • Thanks to class reunion organizers, who give us the opportunity to spread the word about upcoming reunions, help them locate missing classmates, and help alumni get back in touch with each other and Shorewood High.  
  • Thanks to Shorewood School District staff, in particular, Ted Knight, Shorewood School District Advancement Director, and Katelin Watson, Communications Director, for including alumni news in school district newslettersorchestrating organized and impromptu school tours, and making it possible for interested alumni to "pay it forward" though a variety of charitable giving programs benefiting Shorewood High School.  

On behalf of the SHS Alumni Association Board, I wish you and yours all the best for the holiday season and 2015! 

Chris Trost, Acting President & Treasurer, Class of ‘78

All-Volunteer SHS Alumni Board and Officers

Acting President & Treasurer, Chris Trost, Class of ‘78
Vice President, Bill Trost, Class of '53
Desty Lorino, Class of '75
Nancy Peske, Class of '80

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Class of 1965 - 50th Reunion - (Confirmed) 9/19/2015

2015 Reunions

Class of 1965 50th Reunion - (Confirmed) September 19, 2015

The organizers have built a web site and Facebook Page dedicated to the reunion:


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2014 Reunions

Class of 1964 - 50th - 7/11-12/2014
Class of 1974 - 40th - 8/1-2/2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Join or Renew Your Alumni Association Membership or Make a Donation!

Dear Alumni & Friends of Shorewood High School,

As the Alumni Association's fiscal year comes to a close, we would like to thank those who supported the Association during the year through generous membership dues, donations, and matching gifts.

Membership dues help cover operating costs so that we can:
-  support graduates with connections to SHS and each other
-  help SHS continue to provide an excellent educational experience
-  keep you informed of alumni activities and important developments at SHS
-  sponsor alumni and community events
-  fundraise for special causes and alumni scholarships
-  provide reunion organizing assistance
-  maintain social media websites

Please consider renewing your annual membership today, or becoming a member if you have not already done so.  TAX-DEDUCTIBLE dues are $25 per year (Jul 1- Jun 30), or $250 for a lifetime membership.

Please click on the link below to renew your support or join the SHS Alumni Association via PayPal.  If you don't have a PayPal account, don't worry, you also have the option to join or renew using a major credit card.  If you prefer to join or renew by US mail, click here to download our printable form.

Join or Renew your Alumni Membership!
Enter Your Class Year Here
Enter Your Email Here
On behalf of the all-volunteer Board of Directors of the SHS Alumni Association, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Chris Trost, Treasurer
Class of 1978


P.S.   If you don't want to become a member but would still like to make a special, one-time, tax-deductible donation to the Alumni Association, please consider a donation to one of the following funds. Every little bit helps!

If you prefer to donate via US mail, click here to download our printable form.

Donate to the Alumni Scholarship Fund:
Donate to a specific SHS program (e.g. Drama, Swimming, Best Buddies--mention program in Address Line #2):
Donate to the Alumni Association Operating Fund:

Don't forget to double your contribution through your matching gift program at work.

Thanks for your support!

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