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DESCRIPTIONOfficial newsletter of the Cameron High School Alumni Association, Inc.
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Inside this issue:Inside this issue:Inside this issue:
From Our Vice President 2
Voter Information 2
Meet the 2012-2013 Board
Minutes from July Meeting 3
Place your ads in the new
Photos from A Taste of
Blue & Gold Dinner/Ball 6
The official newsletter of the Cameron High Alumni Association, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee SEPTEMBER 2012
NASHVILLEThe Cameron High Alumni
Association, Inc. presents the 27th Annual
Blue & Gold Weekend, Friday, Novem-
ber 23 Saturday, November 24. This
years theme is Celebrating Legacies
Past and Present. The Annual Praise &
Worship Service will be at Tabernacle
Baptist Church 1224 12th Ave., S., Friday,
November 23. Former Pastor Richard Hunt
(deceased) was a member of the Class of
62, which will be celebrating its 50th Re-
union this year. Admission is free, but we
will collect a love offering.
Mrs. Ola G. Hudson and Mr. Leonard
Morton, former faculty at Cameron High
School, are the special honorees for the
Saturday morning Blue & Gold Brunch.
Both have enjoyed illustrious careers en-
hancing and touching the lives of so many
former students whom they taught as well
as all who walked the halls at Cameron
High School. Please join us from 9:30 a.m.
12 Noon as we pay tribute to these
exceptional educators and mentors.
The brunch will be in the large gymnasium.
Tickets are $13 per person and can be
purchased at the door. Proceeds from all
weekend events will benefit the O.R. Jack-
son Scholarship Fund. Mr. Jackson served
Blue & Gold Scholarship Ball is set for Nov. 24
The Class of 1971, one of three classes honored, boogied the night away at last years Parade of Classes.
Ola Hudson Leonard Morton
To perpetuate the memory of
Cameron High School, our
Alma Mater, by fostering
unity, fellowship and support
among our membership.
To raise funds to provide
educational and financial
assistance to deserving
young men and women
through the O.R. Jackson
named in memory of our
legendary and beloved prin-
cipal and chief mentor.
To perpetuate goodwill
among those whose lives we
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As I continue to work with the Cameron High Alumni Association, I have begun to see the organization in a broader sense than I had before. Many have been at this longer that I have, some for over 26 years. I am amazed at the camaraderie that I see among the alumni, our former teachers and many of our supporters. Many work at this so tirelessly and give of their time so unselfishly, with such character and goodwill. It is pleasing when you
see this among individuals.
Years ago, I would run into Harry Beamon. Harry didnt waste an opportunity to invite me to get involved in the Alumni Association. He would call me every year. He was not intimidating, but pleasant with a bunch of patience. He would just ask! At the time, I was shortsighted and selfish. I was not motivated to get out of my comfort zone. Of course, I voiced all kinds of excuses; my business, my church, this and that was taking up all of my time. They were just excuses! I just didnt want to do it and really did not feel the importance at that time. Until I thought about the scrip-
ture that says, To whom much is given, much is required.
Life is short and fleeting! The funerals just keep coming. Every one of them feels like a class reunion. Over the past 18 months, many of our Alumni have passed away. Some Alumni have been sick and some have been in need. Whats amazing is that time and time again this Alumni Association has banned together in support of our own. Yes, we have our little disagreements, but when it comes down to crunch
time, the Cameron Alumni family has been solid.
If you really look at your life, it is conclusive that our parents and former teachers and principals have had a positive ef-
fect on our lives. So, why not do this for someone else!
Our young people are in need of scholarships, now more that ever. We can help them succeed. Many of our recipients have gone on to do great things and we have been a part of their legacy. We have
no choice but to continue to help.
This is a new era, but Dr. Martin Luther Kings dream is not quite complete. Many families are still struggling in so many ways trying to further their childrens education. But we have so many cheerful giv-ers: Alumni who year after year, event after event give their money and time to see this great legacy continue. Your participation in the events that we sponsor during the year is so crucial to our existence. We thank you so very
We continue to have great leadership. Our President, Charles Watkins, must be commended. His commitment to this organization is extraordinary. But we need your insight as we set the foundation for this family for years to come.
Life is so short, but together we can make a difference!
The Alumni meet every second Tuesday of every month in the Alumni Room at Cameron at 6:00 p.m. If you have not been to a meeting lately, you are invited. Mark you calen-dars now and set aside a couple of hours to commune with
George E. McLaurine, Vice-President
Cameron High Alumni Association
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We Are More Than an Association, Were Family!We Are More Than an Association, Were Family!We Are More Than an Association, Were Family!
U.S. Presidential Election is November 6!
If you need help registering to vote, need to update your information, or youre not sure if you are already registered,
go to http://www.canivote.org/ . The U.S. Presidential election (November 6) is only a few weeks away. We have no
excuse for not participating in the process. If you need information on early voting in Tennessee, visit http://
www.tennessee.gov/sos/election/earlyvoting.htm. Find out how to vote by mail (absentee) at http://www.tn.gov/sos/
According to the States Election website: To vote early, a person must appear in person at either the county election
commission office or at a satellite voting location opened by the county election commission. For each election, early vot-
ing begins 20 days before the election and ends 5 days before the election. Although closed from voting on holidays, a
person may vote early on any Saturday that falls during this time frame.
Vote early, by mail or at the polls! BUT REMEMBER: If you dont vote, you have no right to complain!
Results of the election:
President: Charles Watkins
Vice President: George McLaurine
2nd Vice President: Gloria Pillow
Chief Financial Officer: William Taylor
Treasurer: Mildred Mannings
Bookkeeper: Barbara Coure
Recording Secretary: Shirley Johnson
Asst. Recording Secretary: Almedia Blackman
Chaplain : Minister Jennifer Dobbins
Assistant Chaplain: Gene Green
Historian : Morgan Branch
Parliamentarian: Jacqueline Brown
Public Relations Officer: Amelia Scruggs
November Events Chairs Praise & Worship Co-Chairs: Shirley Johnson and Eula Hendricks Brunch Chair: Morgan Branch Blue & Gold Dinner/Ball Co-Chairs: JoAnn Washington and Ruby Robinson
Highlights of June 12 Meeting
The Cameron High Alumni Association met in the Archive Room for the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was called to or-der by the President, Charles E. Watkins. Devotion was prayer by Jennifer Dobbins. The minutes were read and received by a motion from Jennifer Dobbins, seconded by Gloria Pillow, and the
Treasurers Report: Mildred Mannings
Beginning Balance: $6,657.63
Total Deposits: $50.00
Total Income: $6,707.63
Spring Fling: George McLaurine
At the Gate $1,762.00
Total Income $2,568.00
Total Expenses $2,137.85
Total Profit $430.15
George expressed that it was a first class event. He received
excellent reviews from the vendors. Special thanks to the commit-
tee for their loyalty and sacrifice. The only negative factor: The
event was not published in the media as promised.
Newsletter: Gloria Pillow
Information is needed for the newsletter, including names and photos of the scholarship recipients.
Blue and Gold Weekend: This Years Theme: Celebrating Legacies, Past and Present.
Brunch Chairperson: Morgan Branch
Ronnie Johnson will oversee contract for the caterer and the DJ.
Raffle: Carrie Washington
A $300 Gift Card will be raffled ($3.00 per ticket).
Scholarship Committee Report: Peggy Gooch any questions re-garding the criteria and the handling of scholarships should be directed toward the committee that oversees the scholarships. A time change at this meeting was set for 6:00 p.m., beginning in September and October.
Election of Officers