Alumni

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council, designed to be the leadership for the Alumni of Massanutten Military Academy, will consist of four committees, all with specific responsibilities to assist the academy. Alumni Council meetings will be held in conjunction with Homecoming and Founder's Day Weekends. Watch the next newsletter and your email for more information regarding upcoming events.

Please remember:
  • Changes to Alumni Council Bylaws must be submitted in Writing to the school at least two weeks prior to an Alumni Council meeting.
  • Names and biographical information of candidate for nomination to the Massanutten Hall of Fame must be submitted to the Alumni Legacy Committee by March 1st of each year.

Proposed Changes to the Alumni Council Rules

The following amendments to the Alumni Council Rules of Governance were put forth to be voted on at the October 1, 2016 meeting:

Mission Statement:
Massanutten Military Academy's Alumni Councils mission is to foster positive lifelong relationships among the alumni, former students and friends of the Academy, to act as good ambassadors by supporting the Academy's mission, and to demonstrate with selfless acts the motto of the school Non Nobis Solum (Not For Ourselves Alone).

Page 1 Section 3
To add: v. Alumni At-Large
 
Page s 5 – 6, Section 14, Part a. Nominations
I.  To take out the word Council. Will read: “Candidates for nomination may come from any alumni member in good standing.”

V. To take out the words Council and Founders’ Day Meeting. Will read: “The ballot of nominee for the MMA Hall of Fame Award will be voted on by all alumni members attending Homecoming.”

VII. To take out the words The Most Votes. Will Read: “The nominee with a simple majority cast in their favor will be selected as awardee for that year.
   
XI. To add the words Different, Special, Unique, and Unusual and To be Voted on by the HOS, BOT Liaison, and 4 Committee Chairs in Executive Session. Will read: “In different, special, unique, and unusual circumstances to be voted on by the HOS, BOT Liaison, and 4 Committee Chairs in Executive Session (e.g. an extremely large donation from and individual to the Academy) that the Alumni Council Executive Committee can vote them into the Hall of Fame without a vote by the Full Alumni Council being required.”

01 October 2016 Agenda

i.              Prayer – Mr. Ernie Weatherholtz ’65
 
ii.             Attendance – Natasha Yorro
 
iii.            Action on Minutes of Previous Meeting  
 
iv.           Reports of Standing Committees
                - Alumni Outreach           Mr. Dean Simonds ‘63
                - Alumni Events                Mr. Alan Haines ‘67 
                - Alumni Legacy                Mr. Rick Ruhlin ‘69
                - Alumni Annual Fund    Vacant
 
                BOT Alumni Liaison Remarks – Mr. Ernie Weatherholtz ‘65
                HOS Remarks - Dr. Skipper
 
v.            Reports of Special Committees – Mission Statement Proposal – Melody Hutsell ‘79
 
vi.           Unfinished Business 
 
vii.          New Business –
                - Vote on Suggested Changes to Rules
                - Vote on Mission Statement (if applicable)
 
viii.         Closing and Adjournment.

Alumni Council Notes

List of 2 items.

  • Saturday, April 9th 2016

    The following was the order of business for the Alumni Council over Founder's Day Weekend:

    Vote on Suggested Changes to Rules: Proposed change # 1 listed was defeated and Proposed change #2 was withdrawn. 

    1. To add a Section 14, a, xiii (Hall of Fame), pg. 5.
            To allow: “For Alumni Council members to vote for as many of the nominees as they chose.”0
    2. To Add to a Section 3, d (The Alumni Council), pg. 1.
            To add: “Members-At-Large to the Alumni Council showing them the same rights as Standing Committee Members.” Actions


    Vote on Hall of Fame Nominee (s): Rick Ruhlin was elected and will be inducted at Homecoming.

    Further Business: A special committee to develop a mission statement was created with Reverend Stewart Bair and Mrs. Melody Hutsell appointed to the new committee.
  • Saturday, October 10th 2015

    Saturday October 10th we hosted our Alumni Council Meeting which had great attendance and participation.  A vote was held for the 2015 nominee for the Alumni Hall of Fame which was announced later in the day at the football game.  Also on the ballot and accepted were two changes to the Alumni Council Bylaws.

    The changes were as follows:

    To change the wording of Section 14, a, vii (Hall of Fame), pg. 5
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    From: “In the event of a tie the Alumni Council Executive Committee will meet and select the winner out of the candidates with the most votes.”
    To: “In case of a tie involving 1,2,3,4, etc., allow all nominees to be inducted.”

    AND

    To add a Section 14, a, xi (Hall of Fame), pg. 5.
    To provide that: “In unusual circumstances (e.g. an extremely large donation from an individual to the Academy) that the Alumni Council Executive Committee can vote them into the Hall of Fame without a vote by the Full Alumni Council being required.

Alumni Events

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Massanutten Military Academy is a co-ed non-profit boarding and day school for grades 612.