South Collegiate Alumni Association
The Alumni Association was founded in 1999, with the following purposes: (General) To help South Collegiate maintain a high standard of academic and athletic excellence through financial aid and advice, and to provide a formal structure for the ongoing development of relationships between all those who have been a part of South Collegiate throughout its history
(Specific) 1. To provide scholarships, bursaries, and prizes for scholastic achievement; 2. To lend assistance to the ongoing operations of the school through financial contributions, as well as through instructional, consultative, management, and advisory contributions.; 3. To assist the school in various forms of commemorative activities; 4. To assist the school in providing public activities that may benefit the community of London South.
Annual Meeting: 1st Wednesday of May
Membership Fee: $20 annually (guarantees delivery of the newsletter)
Executive (elected for 3-year term in May 2017)
|President||Knute Dohnberg (1965)|
|Past-president||Pete Telford (teacher 1978-1998)|
|Vice-president||Lynne Hevey (1974)|
|Treasurer||Andrea (Fewster) Manias (1970, teacher 1976-2009)|
|Newsletter Editor||Connie (Woods) Weir (1966)|
|Director||Norma Evans (staff 2000-2017)|
|Director||Nancy Jane Coups (1956)|
|Director||Ross Spettigue (1962)|
|Director||JoEllen Wright (1981)|
|Director||Ken Ramer (1970)|
|Director||Kyle Hollis (2003)|
A summary of activities of the South Alumni Association
(May 2018 – May 2019)
- Published 2 editions (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019) of Lions’ Pride, the Alumni Newsletter. These
editions were post-mailed to 400 recipients, and e-mailed to 1800.
- Provided funding for the framing and mounting of several archival photographs showing various
aspects of life at South in past decades. These items have been hung in the corridor outside the Library,
and will be joined in future by a rotating roster of similar photos
- For the eleventh consecutive year the Alumni Association hosted a booth at the Wortley Village
Gathering on the Green in June. This resulted in hundreds of contacts being made with former
staff and students of South, and also netted us several sales of South memorabilia, old Yearbooks, and copies of Prowl the Pride and Knowing No Defeat, along with sponsorship donations.
- With the help of a grad volunteer and the South Technical Department a massive project was launched,
to digitize hundreds of photographs from the school’s archives and catalogue them so they may be safely
stored and easily retrieved whenever needed.
- 18 money awards, funded by the Alumni Association, were presented to graduating students
in the Class of 2018 who achieved over 90% in their graduating year. Two other graduating
students were presented with our “Scholar of the Year” award, and our “South Anniversary
Award” (for participation and scholarship)
Also, South teacher Tim Johnston was presented with our 75th Anniversary Award.
- The Alumni website (www.southalumni.ca), which had become somewhat outdated was thoroughly
revised to make it more user-friendly and better adapted to mobile usage. Several new features were
added, in response to suggestions from our alumni base.
- Provided organizational structure to the South Class of 1968 for their 50th anniversary celebration,
which was held in September, with over 60 former students and staff in attendance.
We are constantly seeking to improve our communication with alumni, through our website (www.southalumni.ca) , our newsletter (Lions’ Pride), and our Registry (up-dated by Class Reps)
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