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 9, 2022 in the Otselic Valley Central School multipurpose room. Masks are recommended for those not vaccinated or those who feel more comfortable wearing one. We will begin at 4:00 PM with the social hour, followed by the buffet dinner at 5:00 PM and the business meeting at 6:00 PM. We will be honoring the classes of 1972 and 1997 (25th year). NEW THIS YEAR: All members of the honor classes will be our guests. We will cover the cost of your dinner. You need only pay for anyone who attends with you who is not an honoree ($10 per dinner). The Alumni Association will make up the differences with past dues, donations, and our 50-50 raffle.
During the social hour, punch and appetizers will be served, and some areas of the school will be open for viewing. Lonnie Guernsey of Cincinnatus will once again cater a delicious buffet dinner with dessert.
Dinner reservations and payment should be sent to Karen Nauman Wightman, PO Box 334, Norwich, NY 13815 by June 30, 2022. Payment at the door is accepted, but reservations are necessary because we have to guarantee a number of dinners. We look forward to seeing you. Please come and catch up with your classmates. Now, more than ever, we need to come together and celebrate!
There are many ways to support your Alumni Association. They include alumni dues and donations to the alumni awards for our graduates. We THANK YOU for supporting these awards; even a small amount helps us support our graduates.
If you are interested in becoming more involved with your Alumni Association, we are always looking for new people to join the executive team. New people bring new ideas, and we really need some new alumni to consider becoming an officer. We can definitely train so don't be shy! Please contact any of the executive team if interested. Thank you for your consideration.
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
Judy Robinson Stone, '73, Vice-President
Thomas Neal, '80 Treasurer
Karen Nauman Wightman, '73, Corresponding Secretary
Virginia Robinson Dehner, '70, Recording Secretary