Hanchett / Lawrence / South Evergreen

One Room Schoolhouse Reunion

Committee Meeting Minutes - Page 3

One Room School Committee Meeting

Crockery Township Hall

October 17, 2018



In attendance: Larry, Diane, Theo, Colleen Nellist, Shirley, Joan H., Marie J., Jo Ann W., Leah.


It was brought up that the displays did not get viewed.  They were in a different room this year and people did not know they were there.  One option is to display them in the hallway next year.


Marie will greet next year and help with the sign in.  There was bottle necks this year.  Partly due to the fact the OK Choir increased our numbers by 30 people.


Drinks and appetizers were in a good spot this year.  We put them in the hall by the kitchen.


We will campaign to get more people next year. Some of the OK Choir will come.  Many stated they went to one room schools and enjoyed the festivities.


Colleen will work on getting a microphone.  Larry needs one and Ken and Jo Ann could have used one for their music.  Many people could not hear them play, however, there was lots of talking….and this from a generation that pushed ethics on their children.


A thank you note will go out to Jan Kimble for her hard work and all the extras she did for this event, (especially the flyer).


Diane C has not submitted her bill for the catering she did, which was wonderful. It will be approx. $500. Shirley told us a couple hilarious jokes for next year.  We all approved them. They were very funny.


Larry gave us a treasury report.  Balance is $1671.29 before paying bills.


The auction was a great success. We received 52 auction items that brought us $643.


We will give OK Choir a donation of $50. The folks that stayed to eat (approx. 30) only had to pay $5 vs the $15 normal fee.


We are waiting till the spring to decide on the donation amount to S. E School.


We still have school logo towels to sell.  We will do a better job of displaying them next year.


Next year the All School Class Reunion will be September 21, 2019.


The next meeting will be April 24, 2019.


Jo Ann

One Room School Committee Meeting

Crockery Township Hall

April 24, 2019


(These minutes were taken by Diane VD)


Present; Larry, Diane VD, Theo, Bob Harper, Jim Fitz, Leah, Dale Spinner, Shirley Cunningham, Jan Kimble, and Joan Hecksel.  Missing: Jo Ann Windberg


All approved $300 donation for South Evergreen from last year.


We are inviting the Old Kids Choir to join us for the September Reunion.  They will pay $15.00 each like the rest of us.


Idea to invite people who live in the one room school houses.


Ok for Larry to purchase 2 large tubs for paperwork to stay in the township storage room.


Leah had idea to watch Dick Myers (Sam’s Swings Band) 18 piece $20 an hour, to play for our program in September.  Maybe play for ˝ hour for less money.  A few of us might check them out some night.  Phone number 616-901-3408


$40 went to L & H printing for extra copies for ?????(Diane’s ink pen ran out of ink) lol……. of the one room school houses.  People are asking for them.


Next meeting is May 22 at 10 O’clock


We will work on placemats to use on tables for advertisement or keepsakes.  It was great to see everyone again.  Shirley brought donuts.  Theo will next time.


Friday breakfast May 3 (New Beginnings)


Colleen Nelist said she does have a PA system donated for us.


All missed Marie Johnson… So sad

One Room School Committee Meeting

Crockery Township Hall

May 22, 2019


Discussion was held regarding the development of a placemat to use at the school reunion September 21. It was a consensus to use the "Old Country Schools" as a placemat with a picture of Toothache, South Evergreen, Lawrence and Hanchett schools in the corners. 


Jim Key reported that a work bee is being held at South Evergreen School on May 23. An application for a grant is being prepared to be used for a new well. South Evergreen school house is part of an Ottawa County 6 schools tour on Sunday June 2, 11-6.


Next meeting is July 24 at 10:30 A.M.