VOLUME 1 NO. 1
On August 19, 1998 five Northern Conservatory of Music Alumni met at Nokomus High School to discuss the possibility of starting a Northern Conservatory of Music Alumni Association. Everett Simpson, '71, from Corinna has put in a lot of time and energy getting materials from the State on incorporating as a Non-profit organization and has done a lot of roadwork trying to get as much information from the State as possible concerning incorporating, getting lists of Conservatory Graduates in the teaching field, etc. He has had very little support or luck in the latter.
Means and ways of contacting people were discussed such as getting a list of Music teachers from MMEA, getting names from the Dept. of Education (They have not been overly helpful as yet), and word of mouth-pass it on, which will probably be the most effective.
The five people present brainstormed thinking of names of former Conservatory graduates and we came up with quite a few. Computer Guru Arnold Poland, Dover Foxcroft, will compile all the names and addresses submitted to him on a master list and we will attempt to contact as many as possible, so if you know of the address or whereabouts of some of the people on the list, or you can add names to the list, please help us out by doing so.
Discussed also was the purpose of this Association. It was decided that as well as keeping friends in touch it could be an organization which could, through a small membership fee, provide a music scholarship each year. Different aspects of fundraising, etc. were discussed as well.
It was decided that a slate of officers was needed and they were elected? (drafted is more accurate) as follows:
President:/Treasurer: Everett Simpson
RFD #1 Box #4830
Corinna, Me. 04928
Vice President: Bruce Brown
46 Ridge Rd.
Palmyra, Me. 04965
Secretary: Bea Farmer Milewski
PO Box #507
Strong, Maine 04938
Computer Compiler: Arnold Poland
PO Box #45
Dover-Foxcroft, Me. 04426
Tel: 564-8496 Office:564-2760 Fax: 207-564-8394
Carolyn Strout Brasslet
RR#2 Box 263
Bradford, Me. 04410
You may send your information concerning addresses and additional names to any of the above people and they will see they get passed along to Arnie to put them together.
If you know the addresses of any of the people on the list, please send them a copy of this letter and the form and ask them to do the same. We're hoping this will have a snowball effect and we'll end up with many, many names and interested persons.
Thanks and we hope to hear from as many people as possible.
Please send, fax, or E-Mail Arnie the information for his computer.
Tel. #_______________________Fax #____________________
Graduated class of:____________________________________
Additional names I can think of not on the list:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Here is the list:
Linda Nash Sandy and Dave Hovey Don Hovey
Paul Howe Brenda & Jacques LaPalme Walter Duguay
Maggie Burgoyne Emery Mike McClure Larry Cook
James Lowell Marlene Hall Marilyn Hall
Debbie Ryan Mary Maurice Towne Ken Almeda
Mike Sturdy Jackie Martin Chip Farnham
Jerry Bates Dale Huff Don Saunders
Bob Gillam Cheryl Gillam Lou Harper
Steve & Cindy Hudson Ralph & Liz Vose Stan Buchanan
Anita Plourde Darryl Wallace Art Chicoring
Frank Walker Jack Clifford Ralph Turner
Jim Whitten Jean Seigler Kay Bither
Dorothy Eseltine Carolyn Nolette Edgecomb Dora Judkins
David Saucier Art Lagasse Jim Grandmont
Jayne Veayo Glen Corell Patty Eames
Jerry & Gail Burns Jean Locke Kathy Call
John Stewart Claudia Grigess Sandy Sloan
Cheryl McFadden Clyde Bean Clyde Snow
Linda Lagasse Jim Shepherd Carol Match
Jan & Tim Gallant Betty McDonald Laura Douglas
Katharine Foley Dick Saucier Connie Poland
Rick Hamilton Bill Furbish Roger Whitney
Steve Orlofsky Clyde Weston Greg Stevens
Charles Milewski Casey White Steve Helstrom
Bob Troccolo Dave Piver Sally Towle
Don Dutill Dawn & Henry Noonan Jim Pearson
Frank Whitcomb Cindy Whitcomb Cathy Rooney
Sherry Gilbert Jan & Tim Ordway Jane Worden