Presidents Letter




April 2016


Dear fellow Newport High School alumni:


At our annual alumni meeting in August we elected the following officers for the 2015-16 year:


President:  Toni Braxling

Vice President:  Marcia Rowley

Secretary:  Pat Timme

Treasurer:  Frances Fogarty

Sargent at arms:  Bob Overholser

Historian:  Dick Bevens


We hope to serve you well during our year in office.


The purpose of the Newport Alumni Association is to provide one or more scholarships per year to graduating seniors of Newport High School.  At this time our means of obtaining funds to fulfill this purpose is through our annual silent/oral auction we hold each year in conjunction with our banquet and through your donations.  Another source of income is the Fred Meyer community rewards program.  Through this program if you have a Fred Meyer rewards card you can sign up to participate and a percentage of what you spend at Fred Meyer using your rewards card is sent to the Newport Alumni Association.  You still receive all of the rewards you receive now.  To sign up either go on line at or call 1-866-518-2686.  You will need your rewards card number and our Non-Profit Organization (NPO) number which is 82303.


Our auction at our 2015 banquet was not as successful as the previous year.  The Hallmark Inn where our 2015 banquet was held did not have a room large enough to have the auction items, the banquet line and the tables together.  The food and service was excellent but the facility did not meet our needs.  We were able to receive enough money from the auction and donations to offer two $2,000.00 scholarships for 2016.  If you would like to donate a new item to be auctioned off for our 2016 auction, we would be glad to accept it.  We also take monetary donations.  We will be accepting donations at the banquet and you can also mail a donation to the Newport Alumni Association at PO Box 524, Newport, OR, 97365.  The banquet/auction in 2016 is August 20. Visit our website for more information. Our website is


We are a small group at this time and need more members.  Anyone who is an alumn of Newport High School is eligible to join our group.  We welcome you to come to our meetings which we hold the second Sunday of each month at 4PM at the American Legion Hall at 424 West Olive in Newport.


If you have any suggestions or questions feel free to call me at 541-270-0488.




Toni Braxling, President, Class of 1958