Smiles abound as Barry Curtis, Bob Groene, and Jon Chapman formalize our MHS 65 Scholarship agreement with the Moline Foundation and its Executive Director, Joy Boruff.
This scholarship is a meaningful piece of our class's legacy; its success is up to all of us, largely dependent on how much we can raise.
The Scholarship Group (Steve Acord, Louis Ainsworth, Cheryl Anderson LeHew, Jon Chapman, Barry Curtis, Marie Flatley, Bob Groene, Jeff Johnson, and Marg Rosborough Duer) asks for and appreciates your support of our class legacy!
You can make a tax-deductible contribution now to:
MHS 65 Scholarship
c/o Moline Foundation
817- 11 Avenue
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MHS 65 Scholarship Program
A group of your classmates feels fortunate for the quality education we received at MHS! We believe it's appropriate to establish a tangible expression of our appreciation. Therefore, in memory of departed classmates and in celebration of achievements of the Moline High School Class of 1965, we, as our Legacy, establish a Scholarship program for MHS graduates who seek to better themselves and to contribute to society.
We feel so strongly about this program that we've all pledged to economically support our Legacy!
In the coming months, you'll hear more from us, including more "testimonials" on why we've chosen to participate, and, importantly, how you can support this worthy endeavor.
As we approach our 50th Class Reunion, it seems we’re at a point in our lives that much of the “heavy lifting” is behind us. If we’ve been blessed with kids, they’re mostly raised, although whatever their age, our needs to assist in some fashion still seem to arise-- perhaps by our choice? Many of us are retired, save for doing things we choose/ enjoy.
Along the way, our education and life experiences have taught us important lessons. Increasingly, I find myself asking, “How can I pass along what I feel I’ve learned, to my heirs and to others?" Further, I sincerely believe we received a solid educational foundation at MHS. We’ve individually and collectively built on that foundation to become capable, strong contributors to many facets of society.
If you’re having similar thoughts, please consider joining us to fund this program, for the benefit of our MHS successors, from our Class of caring, contributing individuals!
As we’ve learned and earned, it seems like now is the time to return. The solid foundation of a Moline education helped provide the knowledge, skills, and attitude we needed, so it seems right to support those, who like us once, are just starting to build on their Moline foundations.”
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The reunion committee is in the process of hunting for missing classmates. We have leads on most, but there are a few who have been long-time missing classmates. The trails have gone cold. If you have any contact with relatives or friends who might know how to contact them, please let me know. Or if you are in their areas and can look in a phone book, do. With last known locations, they are:
- Donna Hoaglund Head
- John Karl Kropp - Las Vegas, NV
- Vergie May Larson
- Palmer Louise McBride - Ross, CA
- Jim A. McCarthy - Moline, IL
- Douglas Glenn Olson - Mesa, AZ
- James G. Wellman
There is also a longer list of missing in the menu at top-left. Any help is appreciated.
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