The late David Alexander Jr. was elected President; Willie B. Ambrose, secretary; Bertha G. Baker,treasurer and Peelege Greene Jr,Sgt - at -Arms. Others who attended that meeting were Elmer and Letha Windley and Edith Farrow.
Others who soon joined were Lillie M. Holloway who was elected vice president, Ivia Burgess Davis, Velma Murray, Alma M. Whitaker, Minnie Greene, J.C. and Shirley Spencer, Beatrice C. Smith, Frank Ambrose Jr, George Ebron, Sally Smith, Helen Dudley Burrus, Mable Everette, Helen jackson and others.
Members decided to sponsor an annual homecoming celebration coinciding with Mother's Day. Activities would begin on Friday with a parade and a banquet and continue on Saturday with a dance. The celebration was expanded in later years to include worship services and alumni basketball games. The parade was later rescheduled for Saturday morning.
Members also decided to present its first annual gift to Belhaven High School and a scholarship of fifty dollars ($50.) to Frances Chadwick, Class of '63. In 1971, members voted to use the name Alumni Award rather then Scholarship which is presented annually, funded by alumni gifts. The current award is in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500).
Bertha Baker, Beatrice C. Smith, A. Marie Whitaker and Velma Murray are the only members who have retained active membership status in the Club since its formative years. Until her health declined, the late Louise S. Jennette served as a guiding force. The late Myrtle Topping and the late George Davis also served faithfully until their health declined.
The Club has been guided over the years by the Late David Alexander Jr. (1962-68), Mrs. Lillie M. Holloway (1968-1973) and Ms. Cynthia M. Heath (serving since 1973).
Other serving as officers are Rydia M. Spencer, Vice President; Valery Fonville,secretary; Barbara B. Swindell, Assistant Secretary and Bobby Swindell, treasurer. Other members are Beatrice C. Smith, Velma Murray, John Clark, Bertha G. Baker(founding member), Jeffrey Windley and Donald Oneal.
Updated Tues., October 9, 2011