Welcome to the Alumni Association!
Whether you come from Georgetown Central School, S. Otselic Central School, or since 1970 when the 2 districts merged, the Otselic Valley Central School -- this school is yours.
Whether you live nearby or have traveled far -- you remain part of us.
Whether you stay in touch or just think about school now and then -- we are part of your history.
There are a number of ways to stay in touch and get involved. Read on...
The annual Alumni Banquet will happen SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2021. Since we were unable to meet last year, we will be honoring the classes of 1970 and 1971 (50th year) and the classes of 1995 and 1996 (25th year). Learn more here.
By phone: Mike Gast at 315-852-3334
By mail: Mike Gast, 115 Paradise Hill Rd., DeRuyter, NY 13052
Annual dues are just $2.50 per alumnus. Your support helps pay for alumni association expenses. (See below for payment information.)
Three scholarships funded by alumni are given annually to our graduates:
- ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP: Given annually to an Otselic Valley graduate who has completed one year of college and intends to continue.
- ALUMNI AWARD: Given annually at graduation to a deserving student who has demonstrated scholarship, citizenship, service, and cooperation.
- LILLIAN THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND: This fund managed by the trust department of NBT Bank distributes approximately $1500 yearly to deserving graduates attending college. All donations are tax-deductible, and the full financial report is presented at the annual alumni banquet. This scholarship was established with a modest endowment from the Thompson estate in 1962 and has grown thanks to regular alumni donations. Donations are gratefully accepted in any amount, and can be made in memory of fellow alumni, teachers, or in recognition of those who have made a positive impact on students and community.
We appreciate donations of any size, including small contributions. Even modest funds can, when put together with others, make a positive difference in students' lives as they transition from school to college. Thank you!
HOW TO: DUES, SCHOLARSHIPS, STAYING IN TOUCH
Checks should be made out to the OV ALUMNI ASSOCIATION for the total amount. Please include a letter letting us know where your contributions should go (dues for who? which scholarships?) plus the following: your name, graduation year, which school you graduated from, mailing address, and email address so it's easier to stay in touch. Also let us know if you prefer future alumni banquet information to be sent to you via postal mail or email.
If you know of any alumni who have had a name change, moved, or passed away, please send updates our way too. Thank you!
MAIL TO: Alumni Association c/o Tom Neal, PO Box 18, North Pitcher, NY 13155
QUESTIONS? Send email to: [email protected]
Christine Gast Kalin, '87, President
Michael Gast, '86, Vice-President
Thomas Neal, '80 Treasurer
Karen Nauman Wightman, '73, Corresponding Secretary
Steve Goodrich, '87, Recording Secretary