you are an Upper Arlington graduate
from a class that ends in a "4"
or a "9," then this is a
great year for you. You are having
a class reunion!
2014 Reunions page, click on your
class year, and get information about
your upcoming reunion, which will
be held during the 4th of July weekend,
will post information as your reunion
chairpersons send it to us! Please
plan to attend!
NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 OUTSTANDING AND
are asking our UAAA members
for nominations of accomplished graduates to be
considered for the 2014
Outstanidng Alumnus and Distinguished Alumnus
Outstanding Alumnus is an alum (or group of
alumni) who has generously dedicated his or her
time to the service of the Upper Arlington Alumni
Association and its mission. This service can
include volunteer time dedicated to the schools
or the community.
Distinguished Alumnus is an alum (or group
of alumni) who is honored for his or her personal
educational or career achievement.
the alums who have been honored with these awards
in past years.
you would like to nominate someone for the 2014
awards, and you are not yet a member of UAAA,
you can join here.
Our membership dues are only $20 per year!
We need your support and greatly appreciate your
complete the online
Nomination Form or print
the Nomination Form and send it to us for
2014 Outstanding and Distinguished Alums will
be honored at the UAAA 4th of July Block Party
after the parade!
FOR NOMINATIONS IS APRIL 1, 2014.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME NIGHT: MARCH 8,
NOTE THAT THE EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO MARCH 8
UA Baseball Alumni,
the first pitch in 1925, Upper Arlington Baseball
has earned the reputation as one of the leading
baseball programs in the state of Ohio. With 14
district championships, including two state
championship teams, Upper Arlington Baseball has
consistently produced competitive teams and talented
players. Over the years, Golden Bears Baseball
players have been honored with numerous All-State
and All-District player awards. Many former Golden
Bears have gone on to play college baseball and
several former players have played professionally.
Saturday, March 8, 2014, some of the top
players and dedicated coaches who have made outstanding
contributions to our program will be recognized
as they are inducted into the newly created UA
Baseball Hall of Fame. Please join me for
this fun social evening as we pay tribute to these
first inductees who helped to set many of our
pitching and hitting records that still hold today.
the Registration Form here.
MORIARTY '70 AND TEACHER BOB DONALDSON
Jones Middle School American History Teacher Bob
Moriarty '70, and I are pictured in this photo
which was taken Thursday, February 27, 2014 at
the State House in celebration of Ohio's statehood.
Erin was the speaker for the event and cited her
growing up in UA with its Midwestern values as
one of the reasons for her success. She also told
the story of trying to interview Woody Hayse after
his firing, when he wouldn't speak to any reporter.
For many days, she persisted in trying to get
him to answer the door and after many attempts,
he finally answered. He demanded to know why he
should speak with her and she replied that she
had grown up in UA, held great respect for him
and that he was a role model for her. He opened
his door to her, gave her a history lesson on
General George Patton, and began a friendship
that would last until his death.
She is as bubbly and charming as she was when
she was an 8th grade student in my American History
course at Jones Junior High, and it was wonderful
to see her again."
Moriarty has been a correspondent for "48
Hours" since 1990. She has covered the death
of Princess Diana, the JonBenet Ramsey investigation,
the murder of financier Edmund Safra, and the
war in Iraq. Before that, Moriarty was the consumer
correspondent for "CBS This Morning"
(1986-90) and the "CBS Evening News with
Dan Rather" in 1990.
on her training as an attorney, Moriarty has examined
some of the most important social and legal issues
of the day, including DNA testing of evidence
in death-row cases, the abortion controversy and
battered women's syndrome. She covered the Oklahoma
City bombing, the Columbine High School shootings
and the 9/11 investigation, overseas. Her exclusive
behind-the-scenes report on the defense of convicted
Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was broadcast
on "60 Minutes" in 1997.
has received numerous honors, including nine national
Emmy Awards, a 2001 Overseas Press Club Award
for her work on "48 Hours" and two Association
of Women in Radio and Television Gracie Allen
Awards for the weekly talk show that she co-hosted
with Nancy Giles on WPHT Radio in Philadelphia
(2003-04). In both 2000 and 2003, she was honored
with the Top 100 Award from Irish America magazine.
In 1988, Moriarty received the Outstanding Consumer
Media Service Award presented by the Consumer
Federation of America for "her many contributions
of both local and national significance as a consumer
to joining CBS News in 1986, she was an award
winning consumer reporter for the NBC Owned and
Operated WMAQ-TV Chicago (1983-86). She was also
a reporter in Columbus (Ohio) at the NBC affiliate
WCMH-TV (1979-80), Baltimore at the CBS affiliate
WJZ-TV (1980-82) and Cleveland at CBS affiliate
was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Columbus,
Ohio. She was graduated from Ohio State University,
Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in behavioral sciences
and received a law degree from the university
in 1977. Moriarty is licensed to practice law
in Ohio and Maryland.
PARADE AND CIRCUS MEMORIES
Dr. R Davis, Class of 1943:
was in the Upper Arlington class of '43.
were a close knit group and had July 4th floats
in the Upper Arlington parade for many years.
of our classmates, Fred Pfening, was into
circuses as a youngster and never lost his love
for same. As a kid he set up tents in his back
yard and played the barker for the performance
inside. He had his classmates in various acts
that he devised. He collected through the years
much memorablia of Ringling and Barnum and Bailey
the Ringlings, Cole Brothers, or B and B circuses
came to Columbus, he was in heaven in attendance.
I helped put together a lot of our class floats
and one year we decided our theme was to be "Fred's
Back Yard Circus" in memory of younger days.
won a prize that year, BEST FLOAT, with Fred again
as the barker reliving his childhood. We had the
fat lady, the snake charmer, the thin man and
all the side show characters.
Best costume was Bob Wilkin as the "Wild
Man of Borneo".Yes, we had a clown, Emmet
Kelly the 2nd, that's me.
our barker, died a few years back. I went up to
The First Community Church for the service. Outside,
was a most audible calliope playing as Fred would
have loved it.
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Middle School is conducting an ongoing campaign
to restore the existing chairs in the auditorium.
OUR ALUMS: As the campaign to restore the
existing chairs in the Hastings Middle School
auditorium continues, we would like to ask you
to become a permanent part of the legacy of Hastings
Middle School. We hope that as an alumnus, you
will take part in this transformation and consider
adopting a single chair or a group of chairs.
A nameplate will be included on the back of the
chair with the inscription of your choice. We
believe this is a wonderful way to recognize you,
your family, or your business. You may also consider
memorializing a special person.
of each chair is $150. The chairs will feature
a cushioned seat, and a nameplate will be included
on the back of the chair with inscription of the
donor's choice. If
you do not feel that you can adopt an entire chair,
we are extremely grateful for any contribution
you can make.
the Donation Form here.
the history of Hastings Middle School here.
HEINZERLING CLARKSON '54 PUBLISHES BOOK
Judyth Heinzerling Clarkson, Class of 1954:
life has been a busy one. After graduating HS
('54)I went on to OSU and graduated with a BS
in Nursing. My nursing career lasted 40 good years.
I married in 1960 to John Clarkson, a North High
School grad. Our twenty eight years together brought
us two great children and traveling throughout
finished my nursing career at the OSU Medical
Center in 1999 and moved to Chicago to be near
lost my husband to brain cancer in 1989. In 2007
I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a great
surgeon and am now 8 years cancer free. During
that time I wrote a book about my cancer experience.
I am proud to say it is doing well (in a limited
category). The title is My Journey Down
the Path of Life. If you go to my website
you can read a little about me and the story:
book can be purchased through Amazon.com.
am looking forward to attending my 60th reunion
GEISTFELD '90 EARNS AWARD
to Andy Geistfeld '90, our Upper
Arlington Schools Treasurer and CFO, on
receiving the Ohio
School Board Association Outstanding
School Employee Award.
Board of Education nominated Andy for the
award this summer, and he was presented
the award on September 25 at the Central
Region Fall Conference.
TO ANDY GEISTFELD!
CLASS OF 1970 TOGETHER AGAIN. AND AGAIN.
Night Out. It
started with a few classmates from the Upper
Arlington HS Class of 1970 connecting on Facebook.
It has resulted in the re-kindling of long-ago
friendships and monthly gatherings at a UA
Ebright, one of the organizers, tells
the story: "Our class always shows
up in large numbers every five years for
our reunion events. We have a great time,
see people we haven't seen in ages, vow
to stay in touch - and then another five
years pass and we repeat the process. In
2010, we had yet another terrific reunion
(our 40th) and in its wake, classmates seemed
to increase their connections, largely through
says, "Ann Badger was a great
instigator, reaching out via Facebook to
'friend' classmates. As the connections
grew, it occurred to me to create a Group
Page (which I cleverly titled Upper
Arlington High School Class of 1970)
where we could share information and exchange
comments. Before long, I was being encouraged
to organize a live social gathering - and
Bears' Night Out (BNO) came to be."
'70 classmates, along with spouses and friends,
have been getting together every second
Thursday of the month since May. A variety
of people (from the graduating class of
700+) have been coming. Because the event
takes place on the same day, time, and location
each month, people from out-of-town can
plan their visits to Upper Arlington to
join in the fun.
interesting aspect is that most of the individuals
attending didn't know one another back in
high school - yet the common bonds of similar
experiences and mutual friends have made
for consistently lively gatherings. As Glenna
Starr Krumlauf posted after a recent
BNO, "What a great relaxing get together.
Please come next month and don't shy away
because you don't remember everyone
the memories come back before the names
more information about the UAHS Class of
1970 Bears' Night Out, visit
the Facebook Group Page at Upper Arlington
High School Class of 1970 or email
Ebright, Charlie Franklin, Mike Noterman.
Cannell Arnold, Deborah Dennis Einhorn,
Wolf Starr, Hilary Shaw Jones, Jacquie Potter,
Susie Cannell Arnold,
Deborah Dennis Einhorn
BLOCK PARTY SPONSOR JOHN KOST '74 WINS
this month, John Kost '74 participated
in the Rehoboth Beach DE Car Show, whose
theme was "Mid-Century Glamour"
and featured cars that best epitomized the
"space age, modern, sleek designs"
that were popular in the late '50's &
automobile, a beautiful black 1959 Lincoln
Continential, won not only the "Best
Mid-Century Car" but also the "Best
of the Big 3" (meaning Ford, G.M. &
Chrylser Corp). John adds, "There was
a non-stop crowd of people around the car
all afternoon on Saturday - t was a blast!
Plus, we made the 1,150 mile round trip
without a single mechanical problem!"
to John on these awards!
KATE TUSSING DAVID '97 PUBLISHES NEW
and the Magical Hat
is an engaging story with a magical theme. When
a rainy day threatens to spoil a little girl's plans
to play outside, her disappointment quickly disappears
when her mother shares a "magical" hat
with her. This "magical" hat has the power
to whisk the little girl away to any place she imagines.
The REAL magic in the book lies in its message -
imagination can lead children from despair to delight
in a matter of a few moments. The book reminds parents
of the importance of kindling their children's imaginations,
particularly, when life seems bleak and boring.
It is critically important that children develop
resilience to life's disappointments and the book
shares that poignant message with parents while
delighting the child.
David, UAHS Class of 1997, was
born and raised in Upper Arlington, Ohio. She
received her degree in Journalism from Ohio University
after numerous higher education creative writing
courses. She feels fortunate to make her lifelong
dream of becoming an author a reality, in "Murphy
and the Magical Hat." Sparked from birth
of her daughter, Murphy, in New York City, Kate
had spent many days imagining all the adventures
she would take with her daughter and the idea
for the book began.
spent the majority of her career connecting businesses
with charities to help those in need. She began
her career as a Promotions Director and then as
a successful Account Executive for Clear Channel
Columbus Radio. After organizing events, as well
as, serving as a marketing consultant helping
local and national businesses achieve their goals;
she found a niche combining the events, sales
and community projects. CBS Television offered
her the opportunity to become the point person
for the network's groundbreaking efforts assisting
several charities in Northern California. As a
result, Kate worked on a variety of community
campaigns benefiting worthwhile organizations
including Shriners Hospital for Children, Feeding
America, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
and the Sacramento SPCA. The other campaign that
made a noteworthy impact on her career included,
Stuff the Bus, where Kate led the successful recruitment
of businesses to serve as donation locations for
Northern California. As a result of her work,
more than 10,000 kids each year received new school
currently resides in Northern California with
her daughters and husband, Jeff. She spends her
time caring for Murphy & McKay and working
on the next book for the "Murphy and the
Magical Hat" series.
Murphy and the Magical Hat on Amazon.com
you would like more information about this children's
book, please call Kate David at 614-323-7995 or
CIRCLE OF LIFE HISTORIES WEB SITE
Circle Brown, a longtime UA resident, has
created a wonderful program for people interested
in preserving a life story or a family history.
she says on CircleOfLifeHistories.com,
"Circle of Life Histories is a history-writing
service to help you tell your story and preserve
it for future generations. We can help with research
and writing of personal biographies, memoirs,
family genealogies, corporate histories and more.
We can even help you publish your story in a hardback
or paperback book."
a partnership with the UA
Historical Society, Melanie is also collecting
and posting memories of life in Upper Arlington.
You can find "UA Memories" at
you have a UA memory to share? We'd love to hear
from you. Email
Melanie directly to have your memory included.
up for Melanie's memoir-writing class on October
14, 21 and 28, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Senior
Center. The class is offered through Upper
Arlington's LifeLong Learning program. Look for
the Fall Activity Guide in the mail for more information.
the article about Circle of Life Histories in the
MOLLIE NELSON WILLIAMS
'50 RELATES FAMILY STORY
Nelson Williams, UAHS Class of 1950, who
relates this portion of her family history in
history goes back the the 1940's and 1950, when
I graduated from Upper Arlington. My sister, Margaret
Nelson Erlenbach, graduated in 1949.
Mother, Dr. Amalie K. Nelson, was the first
woman elected to the school board, I believe.
She served when O.E. Hill was Superintendent
and helped Walter Heischman become Superintendent.
Heischman had been our class of '50, beloved science
teacher. I remember some of my teachers thanking
me for positions my Mother took at Board meetings.
She insisted married teachers could teach as well
as single ones and should get equal pay with the
men. When she ran for the school board there were
rumors that she was a "pinko" or sympathized
with "Commies". Her liberal views were
not always appreciated, but others said "she
was ahead of her time."
new elementary building was planned and Henderson
Road School was taken in as part of Upper Arlington
during her time on the Board. My first teaching
job was in the Henderson Road school in 1955-56.
loved riding in the Fourth of July parades in
the open convertibles with a Board of Education
sign on the side of the car. Her husband, Dr.
George I. Nelson was equally proud of her
and her accomplishments. I believe she served
two terms on the Board.
lived until 1993, and died at 98 years of age
at Friendship Village in Hillard, Ohio.
ALUMNI WEB SITES
you visited our Bearalums.com Alumni
Web sites page lately? Many of our alums
have sent in the addresses of their personal
or company sites, and we've linked to each
of them. They are organized by graduation
year. You know how it is: people like to
do business with people they know and trust,
and it's interesting and fun to look through
these Web sites to find out what kinds of
businesses, organizations, and hobbies our
fellow UAHS grads are involved in and enjoy.
few months, we will feature several of these
Alumni Web sites. If
you would like for us to link to your Web
email us your web site address and we
will add you! You could be featured next!
ALUMNI WEB SITES
Restoration Services of Ohio: When
an accident happens or Mother Nature turns
ugly, people in Central Ohio have been turning
to BENCHMARK Restoration Services to help
them rebuild with confidence.
our years of experience in the insurance
restoration industry, we can offer a complete
range of contracting services. This range
of services assures you of competitive pricing,
prompt service and single-source accountability.
BENCHMARK, our goal is to not only help
you repair or remodel your home, but to
make the process as easy and as stress free
as possible. We are a full-service Restoration
/Remodeling company with a wide range of
experience. We can help you with all phases
of Repair /Restoration or Remodeling. We
work with your insurance company to streamline
the process and get you back to normal as
soon as possible.
Loveless Waldron '76
Hitching Post Weddings: Welcome
to the 1812 Hitching Post! You wont
find another place like us. The 1812 Hitching
Post with its 18-room main house and 26
private acres of grounds is the only authentic
antebellum plantation in the foothills of
North Carolina dedicated exclusively to
weddings and receptions. At the 1812 Hitching
Post, we take care of practically everything
you need for your ceremony and/or reception
Award winning photography with storybook
wedding album options
DJ and sound system delivery for both ceremony
Complete party planning including coordination
and execution of your wedding plan so you
can relax and enjoy your celebration
Christian minister to officiate your ceremony,
Creative and delicious cakes from the 1812
Hitching Post bakery
Gourmet catering for the freshest and tastiest
Tables, chairs, wedding arbors, linens,
Designer decor options including centerpieces,
chair covers, and sashes
Fully trained staff we set up and
clean up so you, your family, and your friends
can relax and enjoy your wedding day.
Wine Tasting with John the Wine Guy:
Hi, my name is John and I am The Wine
Guy I am a self taught wine sommelier
and consultant who lives in Columbus Ohio.
My background in wine stems from my love
of food, wine and travel, which has taken
me to countless trips to Europe (specifically
France) and landed me a chance to make my
livelihood from teaching others about Wine.
used to be a Corporate Guy and
in the late 1990?s I made good a long promise
to visit friends in France and on a lark,
enrolled myself in French classes and 4
years later found myself mostly fluent in
French and leaving my corporate job behind
to pursue travel, wine, food, friends and
goal is to become fully self employed as
a wine consultant. You can hire me to: Host
in home or event wine tastings, wine bartender,
etc. I also dabble in home cooking and can
be called upon to help you organize your
kitchen, teaching how to simplify your cooking
processes, and as a cook for small gatherings.
all our Alumni Web sites here
you have your own Web site? Please
send us the link and we will add it to the Alumni
Web Sites page. Every couple of months, we will
feature three of our alums' Web sites to visit.
Next time it could be yours!
OF JULY PARADE FLOAT WINNERS
to the UAHS Class of
1963, who won the UACA "Best Reunion
Float" award for their creation of this
magnificent class reunion float, celebrating
their 50-year reunion!
SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF TRADITIONS
newest issue of Traditions will be emailsed
between September 27 - 29, 2013.
check your email listing on your class page and
updates to us; if you are not listed, please
send us your full name now, your last name
in hgih school, your graduation year, and your
email address and we'll get you up there right
you'll receive all future issues of Traditions!
UA NAMED ONE OF THE "MOST
EDUCATED PLACES IN AMERICA"
has "used a broad-based approach to show
increasing levels of education, from residents
with a high school diploma up to those with a
doctorate or professional degree. They found that
many of the places on this list have underlying
industries and educational resources that draw
educated residents. Challenging and technical
jobs tend to attract more skilled and educated
workers, and having educated workers at every
level of operation can help sustain a more robust
and knowledgeable workforce."
Arlington was listed as the only city in the midwest
to rank in the Top Ten, at #8.
the article here.
UA NAMED ONE OF THE "BEST
TOWNS FOR FAMILIES"
Circle Magazine has listed Upper Arlington,
Ohio as one of its "10 Best Towns for
Families for 2013."
web site: "With the help of Onboard Informatics,
a New York City research firm that provides real
estate, demographic and other data, Family Circle
initially assembled a list of 3,335 cities and
towns with populations between 10,000 and 150,000.
From that, nearly 1,000 localities having a high
concentration of households with median incomes
between $55,000 and $100,000 were selected. We
then assessed which places best met our family-friendly
criteriaincluding affordable homes, quality
schools, access to health care, green space, low
crime rate and financial stabilityand ranked
them from top to bottom."
Hinton Gomez '87 was quoted in the article,
praising Upper Arlington's many family offerings
and the the importance that UA traditions play
in making this one of the most attractive communities
in the nation.
the article here.
"PRIDE OF OHIO" ARTICLE PRAISES
Thats the number of team and individual
state titles Upper Arlington High School owns.
Forty-seven of those championships have been won
by a team, putting the Golden Bears atop the state
of Ohio. The first title came in 1937, during
FDRs second term. More than 75 years later,
Upper Arlington continues to produce winners,
capturing state titles in boys and girls
lacrosse and boys tennis this spring."
article describes Upper Arlington as a community
offering diverse activities for its residents,
and praises our community for its athletic achievement
through the decades.
outstanding athletes from Upper Arlington have
gone on to achieve national and international
recognition and acclaim. The article mentions
the original Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus '57
(football), Jeff Backes '01, (football),
Simon Fraser '01, (football), and Abby
Johnston '08 (2012 Olympic Silver Medalist
in Synchronized Diving).
Boys' Athletic Director Michael Schaefer is
quoted as saying "I think success is
part of the culture and beliefs here, Schaefer
said. Our kids believe they are going to
do well. What you have to do is educate them on
the process to get there. But I think thats
a huge positive, believing those goals are achievable.
They come in believing it can be done, because
it has been done before. Theyve seen teams
do great things their whole lives. I feel strongly
we have the structure in place with our offseason
programs to provide our kids with opportunities
to really make a run at some things.
the entire article here.
2013 WALL OF HONOR INDUCTEES HONORED
AT MUNICIPAL BUILDING
the City of Upper Arlington and the Upper Arlington
Arlington Historical Society and City
of Upper Arlington are pleased to announce
that the Committee has selected former OSU Professor
George Haddad (1918-2010) and James
T. Miller to be included on the Wall of Honor
for 2013. The induction ceremony was held on Sunday,
Haddad received recognition in Canada, Europe
and the United States as an accomplished pianist
and teacher. In addition to his many professional
accomplishments, Professor Haddad gave back to
his community of choice through many activities
in support of the arts. He worked with the Upper
Arlington Cultural Arts Commission for several
years, and received the Community Arts Award from
the Upper Arlington City Council. He performed
with the Upper Arlington Civic Orchestra, volunteered
for the Upper Arlington Civic Association, performed
at Upper Arlington High School, gave master classes
and recitals through the LifeLong Learning Program
and performed at a fundraiser for the James Lantz
the George Haddad Piano Scholarship was established
at The Ohio State University, where he was a full
professor/artist-in-residence and Professor Emeritus.
He was inducted into both the Musicians Hall of
Fame and the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. He
played with many major orchestras, won the Presidential
citation for excellence in teaching at OSU, and
was the first winner of the Prix-de-Canada. Professor
Haddad was an alumnus of the University of Toronto,
Julliard, and the Paris Conservatory.
Haddad's three daughters, Connie Haddad Frecker
(1969), Diane Haddad (1973), and Carolyn
Haddad Dougherty (1975) are UAHS alumni. Two
of Dr. Haddad's four grandchildren are also UAHS
alums: Ben Frecker graduated in 1995 and
Tyler Frecker graduated in 1997. His other
grandsons, Josh and Jake Dougherty, graduated
from Hilliard Davidson High School in 2005 and
the UA News article about Dr. Haddad.
T. Miller, Upper Arlington's first mayor and
a prominent community leader, was inducted to
the Wall of Honor on May 19. The U.A. Historical
society honored Miller for his leadership and
significant contributions he made to the city.
In 1913, he sold 840 acres of his farm (what is
today known as "Old Arlington") to King
and Ben Thompson. The land was eventually turned
into Upper Arlington.
and his family lived in a 22 room Italiante home
located at the top of the hill on Riverside Drive
where First Community Village now stands. The
Miller home served as a gathering place for family,
friends, and community activities. The home opened
its doors to famous people of the times, including
Annie Oakley, President Warren G. Harding, and
President Woodrow Wilson. The family regularly
hosted ice cream parties on the lawn and held
sewing circles, local meetings, and holiday celebrations
in the home. Residents growing up the 50's and
60's may remember sledding down the Miller Hill
or playing in the old ice house on the property.
Park and the Miller Park Branch Library are named
for James T. Miller and his family and the contributions
they made to the development of Upper Arlington.
and his wife, Esther Everett, had eight children.
Descendants of the couple still reside and work
in Upper Arlington today.
T. and Esther Miller's descendants who are alumni
of Upper Arlington High School include: Esther
Miller (1936); Nancy Miller Cooper (1963); Thomas
Kelsey (1965); Betsy Miller (1967); Molly Kelsey
Deverse (1968); Penny Noe Kelsey (1968); Jim Miller
(1969); Julie Miller Smith (1969); Martha Miller
Warner (1970); Jessica Evelyn Miller (1972); Carrie
Deverse Schatz (1996); Jessie Deverse (2001);
Bart Miller (2003); Betsy Hayes Patterson (2003);
Christina Hayes (2005); and Adam Miller
about The 2013 Wall of Honor Ceremony.
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with longtime and sometimes lost friends, and
we hope to find some of our "lost" alumni
through this social medium.
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available to EVERYONE, members or not. However,
over the past few years, we have seen our
number of dues-paying members decline. We
need YOU! Our tax-deductible
dues are modest, so it is our goal to
increase membership, and we hope that we
can count on you. Membership in UAAA
is available at four levels:
- 5 years
(One year free!)
We offer a payment plan
for the Life
Bear Membership levels! You can commit
to the level you wish and pay it off over
a 10 month period; they don't even need to
be consecutive months. We truly hope that
you will help us out at whatever level is
comfortable for you, and we thank you for
your support AT ANY LEVEL!
people are online a great deal and prefer
to pay with Paypal; others prefer printing
the membership form and mailing us a check.
We appreciate your dues, and we want to
make it easy for you, so please select your
preferred method of payment.:
the Membership Form and mail in a
visit our Membership page for complete
details and payment options. See our list
Members and Golden
SUPPORT UAAA WHILE
PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS!
would like to offer you the opportunity to place
an ad on one of the pages of Bearalums.com
with a link to your web site. Bearalums.com has
a steady flow of traffic throughout the year,
with the highest traffic from January through
July, when alums are involved in reunion planning
and are looking up classmates and searching for
reunion information. Traffic also spikes when
Traditions is sent out (quarterly), as
the newsletter contains links that direct our
alums to various pages of the web site.
banner ad at the top of a Bearalums.com page will
be viewed by thousands of people each week,
as we have several hundred visitors daily. We
believe that our alums value doing business with
other alums, and it's one more way we can enjoy
and benefit from the bond of being UA alums. The
ads are priced very reasonably, with DISCOUNTS
for UAAA MEMBERS.
visit our Ads page for pricing and more details!
CIVIC ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
Upper Arlington Civic Association, established
in 1913, has planned and executed community events
to bring the residents of Upper Arlington together
throughout the year.
works closely with UACA with regard to the Fourth
of July; UACA brings us the parade, the Party
in the Park, and the fireworks, all on the 4th.
They select the parade theme, the Grand Marshall,
and they are the organization who plans every
aspect of the well-known and much-loved Upper
Arlington Fourth of July parade.
has begun producing a newsletter,
and we are going to provide it to you on Bearalums.com.
We hope that it will be a helpful tool for all
our alums who live in the area and want to be
aware of details regarding UACA events, including
the Easter Egg Hunt, the Memorial Day Run, the
Fourth of July, Labor Neighbor Day, the Golden
Bear Scare (Halloween), and the Christmas in the
Park events. Print
the May, 2012 newsletter here.
also sponsors the Junior Director program,
which is open to all young men and women living
in UA and who are currently juniors in high school.
Each of the eight Junior Directors receives a
$1,000 scholarship, and it is a wonderful way
for young UA residents to assume leadership roles
in our community!
spring, UACA asks for nominations for Golden
Apple Awards, which honor the most deserving
teachers in the public and private schools within
UA. Nominations are reviewed by UACA Directors
and one Golden Apple recipient is selected for
each school. Each winning teacher receives a surprise
visit and a plaque, as well as public recognition
for their achievements in education.
more about the UA Civic Association, their activities,
and the ways in which UACA enhances the sense
of community and friendship in Upper Arlington
on their web site, UACA.org.
the latest UACA newsletter here.