The planning committee of the Louisiana Alumni and Friends Association had a full agenda at its last meeting.
After some discussion, a committee was formed and charged with developing by-law changes to eliminate term limits. The current by-laws restrict willing and able board members and officers from continuing to serve beyond a certain length of time.
Proposed changes will be developed and presented for a vote by those members attending the annual business meeting at Louisiana High School on Oct 19.
The treasurer’s report was approved, then the discussion turned to the all-school reunion events planned for Oct 19.
It was stated the Elk’s Lodge, where “Country Soul” will play that evening, is smoke-free if people are concerned about a smoky venue.
Since the group sold all of the cookbooks created as a fundraiser in last year, it was agreed not to have a booth downtown during Colorfest.
It was reported the newsletter had been printed and would be mailed in early August.
Approximately 2,250 newsletters were to be mailed to alumni and friends with another 316 emailed to those alums for which we were sure we had a current email.
Any alumni who did not receive a newsletter in August by mail or email is asked to contact Mike Pratt at LHSAlumni@charter.net or 314-609-9821.
When possible service projects to the district was discussed, it was mentioned the Bulldog booster store, housed in the former concession stand, needed a fresh coat of paint.
It was voted to purchase the paint for that project and partner with the Bulldog Boosters on a subsequent work day.
After setting the next meeting date for Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church fellowship hall, the meeting was adjourned.
This and all meetings of the association’s planning committee are open to anyone who has attended Louisiana schools or is interested in the district.