WELCOME GHS ALUMNI to the official website for the Gladewater Former Students. Our Association is dedicated to all former students of Gladewater High School, Gladewater, TX.
LOCATION: The Former Students' Building is located at 2509 Hendricks, Gladewater, TX 75647. Click here to view our location map.
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Membership dues are important and help cover the cost of our newsletter and other building expenses. If your dues are past due, please consider renewing them. If you are not a member of the GFSA, consider joining the association! Just visit the Membership tab at the top of this page and choose "How Do I Join or Renew Dues" to pay by credit card via PayPal. Or, if you prefer to pay by check, then choose the link on this same page to the Membership form, print out, complete the form and mail to GFSA, P.O. Box 5878, Gladewater, TX ;75647.
WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU, SO JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!
David Holcombe, Class of '62, has provided his services free of charge to GFSA for many years. We are grateful for David's donation of his time and talent as he does an excellent job each year in capturing the memories of our reunion gatherings. To view the past reunion photo galleries, visit Holcombe House of Photos. THANK YOU, DAVID!
Danny Hobbs, Class of 1966, called a meeting of members of Class of '66 in January to begin making plans for the 2016 Reunion. It was decided that Danny and Dick Tucker would act as co-chairs. A second meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, February 13th, 10:00 AM at the Gladewater Former Students' building. If you are a member of this class and would like to help, make plans to attend the meeting! If you would like to make a contribution to the Class of '66 50th Reunion Fund, click here.
"The 2015 All School Reunion is now a memory. But those of us who were there are basking in the memories of the great time we all had. From the time old classmates begin arriving, it was non-stop hugging and remembering our days at GHS. The Class of 1965 had the Former Student's Building decorated with everything from prom dresses to a lighted up goal post - not discounting the old High School and football field. It was just spectacular. From the moment you walked in, you were 18 again and back in your senior year at GHS. It was a time of reconnecting and reminiscing. The gray hair disappeared and you were just a kid again. Most conversations began with "Do you remember....?" and the building was filled with laughter throughout the day and night. When we arrived for the evening "party", it was more laughter, hugging, and remembering. There were some there that had not been there in the afternoon and we had to play "catch up" with the stories, but they were as funny the second time. Kudos go out to the Class of 1965 for the planning and hard work they put into the 2015 All School Reunion. It was a great success and anyone who missed it, missed a great one. Now the Spirit Stick has been passed to the Class of 1966 and we can hardly wait to see what's in store for Reunion 2016!"
~ contributed by Barbara Brooking Henderson, Class of '62
The GFSA Board approved a new award named the GRIZZLY AWARD at its January Board meeting and surprised outgoing President John Paul Tallent with the first GRIZZLY. In the future, the GFSA Grizzly Award will be given annually at the All School Reunion to an individual (or individuals) selected by the GFSA Board of Directors. The purpose of the GFSA Grizzly Award is to recognize an individual (or individuals) for notable leadership or important contribution made in recent years and that has assisted the Gladewater Former Students' in achieving its mission or had significant impact on the Gladewater Former Students' Association, the Gladewater ISD or Gladewater community.
John Paul Tallent was honored for his outstanding leadership, commitment and service to the GFSA in his role as President these past three years 2013-15. His energetic leadership led to contributions toward renovation of our building and resurfacing of the parking lot, an increase in KODIAK donations and through his efforts, the Veterans' Memorial now has an additional monument recognizing those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. As President of the GFSA, John Paul promoted good decision-making by the board and this along with all his other accomplishments has resulted in greater recognition of the value of the former students within the Gladewater community. Congratulations, JPT, on a job well-done!
|The Gladewater Former Students Association met Monday, January 18th at 6:30 PM at the GFSA Building. Purpose of the meeting was to install officers and directors for 2016. There are twelve members serving on the board. Elected to serve the association for the 2016 term were:|
|OFFICERS & DIRECTORS:
Shirley Elliott Willett '68, President
Steve Scurlock '68, Vice President
Cheryl Moore Copeland '69, Recording Secretary
Lana Black Rogers '75, Corresponding Secretary/Newsletter
Lois Lindsey Reed '66, Treasurer
Danny Hobbs '66, Parliamentarian
Dale Lange '69, Building Manager
Mike Formby '64, Public Relations
Barbara Brooking Henderson '62
Paula Jones Smith '62
Larry Clemens '68
Tina Tuttle Frost '68
ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS appointed by the board are:
John Paul Tallent '62
Barbara Smith Mackey, '54
Betty J. Thomas Stegall, '62
Margaret Liddell Pevehouse '66
Cathy Phillips Shipp '65, Website
Leon Watson '59, Veterans' Memorial
DID YOU KNOW...that what you read on this website is only partial coverage of all the good things happening with the GFSA? The GFSA newsletter is published and mailed quarterly, so don't miss out. Anyone who has not paid dues within the last two years will be dropped from our newsletter and All-School Reunion Registration List. To get reinstated and to be able to keep up with the GFSA or to be able to vote for New Directors each year, simply send in your dues (or pay online now). We'll get you on the mailing list.
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS AND TO OUR OTHER MEMBERS WHO ARE CONSIDERING A DONATION TO THE GFSA! (Remember, donations are tax-deductible and all donations, no matter the amount, help and are greatly appreciated!)