As we approach the end of another year I believe it is time to provide an update of the Brownsville Area Schools (BAS) Alumni Association. As you may know, one of our major objectives is to recognize alumni from Brownsville, Redstone and Brashear High Schools who have distinguished themselves in their lives, their communities and with their fellow man. They are presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) at an annual banquet. We have had 10 DAA banquets to recognize BAS alumni from various walks of life, including: Education, Clergy, Business, Politics, Medicine, Professional Sports and our Armed Forces.
It is now time for our 11th DAA Banquet to recognize this year’s honorees to be held at the Sons of Italy, Water Street, Brownsville on September 20, 2014 at 6:00PM. Tickets are available at $25.00 per person and we look forward to seeing all of you at the banquet to honor this year’s recipients. Each honoree will receive a 12 x 12 standard designed brick which will be placed in a designated DAA area in our BAS Alumni courtyard. They will also receive a replica of their brick as well as a DAA certificate.
This year’s DAA honorees are as follows:
- William “Bill” Johnson, Brownsville Rotary Club, Class of 1943
- Robert “Bob” Charlton (1940-2002), Class of 1958
- Our own Vice President, Lenora Byrd, Class of 1958
- Eli Shumar, businessman, Class of 1963
- Geraldine Jones (Johns), interim President of CALU - Class of 1968
- Dr. Chavone Momom-Nelson, Class of 1996
*Tickets can be purchased by contacting any of the following board members:
Nancy Komacek: firstname.lastname@example.org
JoAnn Kwasny Kovach: email@example.com
Ann Trynock: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Seelye: email@example.com
Linda Karol: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn Dingle: email@example.com
I would be totally remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the BAS board members who make all this possible. They are truly the most dedicated, constructive group of folks I have had the privilege and honor to work with. They are an asset to our community.
*Payment for banquet dinner w/o a ticket can also be done by downloading the attached form (complete the form and mail it to the address listed with your payment).
We hope this will be one of our best DAA banquets and encourage all local BAS alumni to take time to attend this tribute to deserving BAS Alumni. I extend a special invitation to all past DAA honorees and family of deceased DAA honorees to attend this banquet.
Past recipients of BAS Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award:
Ray Anthony Carl DellaPenna Conway Keibler Bob Petriello
Carl Apone Vanessa DeSalvo Getz Cheryl Hardwick-Moore Sir Percival Phillips
Samuel Bill, Jr. Scott Elias General Mildred Hedberg Frank Ricco
James Blaine Dr. Kevin Elko Marion Klingensmith Dr. George Roadman
John Brashear Steve Garban Philander Knox Edward Roebuck
Vincent Colaiuta Dr. Carl Garofalo Ernie Magario Norma Ryan
Jesse Coldren Elisha Gray John Alexander Martin Samuel Shapiro
Donald Croftcheck Kenneth Harasty Dennis Matteucci John Swearingen
Frank Dankovich Kweilin Nassar Dr. Angelo Orlandi Aaron Walton
Douglas Dascenzo Dr. Robert Young Charles Florence Ollie Mossett
Look forward to seeing BAS alumni at this special annual banquet.
Denny Matteucci, President of BAS Alumni Association