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PAGE 14                                50 YEAR CLUB NEWSLETTER           VOLUME 7 ISSUE 2

50 Year Club

The following individuals are Club officers and board members serv-
ing June 2014-June 2016. President-Dan Haller ‘61, 1st Vice Presi-
dent-Al Reed ‘60, 2nd Vice President-Don Mercer ‘60, Secretary-
Terri Haid ‘63, Past President-Ed Shahady ‘60, Members at Large -
Barbara Creamer Yeager ‘59, John Egan McAteer ‘61, Fr. John Di-
Bacco ‘62, Terri Grammer Haid ‘63, JJ Lauer ‘64, Geno Julian ‘64,
Larry Meagher ‘65.

By-Laws: Active Membership: (1) All graduates of Wheeling Jesuit
University upon the 50th anniversary of the graduation of his or her
class. (2) All former members of the class who have attended at least
one semester.
Charter Membership: indicating the original or founding members
shall be open to all members of Classes of 1959 and 1960 who are quali-  Larry Meagher ‘65 receiving his diploma

fied for Active membership.
Honorary Membership: Extended to the President of Wheeling Jesuit University and to other friends of the universi-
ty.
Posthumous Membership: Open to those who were otherwise eligible for active membership but are deceased prior
to the 50th anniversary of the class.

Annual Meeting: Conducted at the time of the 50 year r eunion.
By-Law Changes: Recommended by the executive committee and appr oved by the member s at the annual
meeting

Executive Committee: Consists of all four officer s, member s at lar ge, and the immediate past pr esident, the
alumni director and a representative of the Alumni Council, will serve as the governing body of the organization.
The president of the organization will serve as chair of the committee. The executive committee shall meet periodi-
cally by conference call or in person if needed. These meetings will be called by the Chair. The committee will meet
in person at least one time a year at the time of the 50th reunion.
Committees: Committees/task for ces can be appointed by the Pr esident and or Executive committee as need-
ed.

Senior Ambassadors: Senior Ambassador s ar e par t of the WJ U 50 Year Club. Inaugur al nominees will be
graduates from the classes of 1959 through 1968 who have distinguished themselves through one or more of the fol-
lowing: volunteer community service, humanitarian efforts, academic accomplishments and a successful career.
Being a WJU Senior Ambassador is both an honor and a responsibility. Ambassador s ar e asked to commit
their time, dedication and expertise to the school that helped lay the foundation for their successful careers. This
commitment will include one or more of the following: Recruit potential students to WJU, Aid current stu-
dents with career advice, Cultivate interest in WJU and its projects, Encourage fellow alumni and others to
support WJU fund raising activities. The fir st Senior Ambassador s gr oup met J une 24, 2011 to discuss their
future activities. There are 54 individuals who have volunteered from the classes of 59 through 63. The group meets
yearly at the time of the reunion and then by conference call during the year. Senior Ambassadors are dedicated fund
raisers for WJU. DRIVE365 is the year long campaign (July 2014 through June 2015) and the Senior Ambassadors
pledged to raise $365,000. The Ambassadors from the classes of 1959-1968 made personal contacts to classmates
asking for their support of the University. They surpassed their goal by raising $382,318 by June 30, 2015.
Alumni Scholar in Residence: This pr ogr am, initiated by the 50 Year Club in 2011, r epr esents a par tner ship
with the university faculty and administration. A committee representing all three groups selects the scholar and co-
ordinates the campus visit. The scholar will be a visiting professor to the University for up to one week and all ex-
penses will be donated by the scholar. The initial scholar was Ed Shahady, M.D. ‘60, was on campus fall of
2011. Joan Davison Ph.D. ‘78 was the second scholar and was on campus fall of 2012. The third scholar was Dick
Riley, Ph.D. and he was on campus fall of 2013. The Honorable James Smith 64’ was on campus fall of 2014. Chris-
tina Richey, Ph.D. ‘04 was the scholar for 2015. The Alumni Scholar Program has been very successful and demon-
strates the quality of WJU graduates to the students and faculty of WJU. Anyone with extensive teaching experience
is invited to submit their resume to eshahady@att.net.

         50 Year Club Web Site Go to www.wju.edu/alumni/50yearclub
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