A Letter from the President

Here is the quarterly letter from the Alumni Association President, Bob McCarthy '51


The lazy hazy days of summer have past. School is back in session. Just time now to reflect on your association’s activities during the past couple of months.

June 2nd saw us hold our annual barbecue, this year being held at the Sun City ballroom. Approximately 80 alums were in attendance. A delicious meal was prepared by the Sun City kitchen staff and was enjoyed by all. The afternoon was spent telling tall stories about how successful we were at Roseville High and some of them were even true. Enriching the day was the stellar piano playing of both Steve Stizzo and Ralph Manfredi. Their playing improved the ambience of the afternoon. One of our 2022 RHS scholarship recipients, Riley Gustus, came to the event to express her deep appreciation for receiving the $1,000 and gave a brief view about her plans for her future. A special thanks goes to Judy Aguilar for the hours spent in planning this event.

During the month of June, the RHSAA maintained an informational booth at the Downtown Tuesday Nights. The booth was staffed by RHS alumni and former teachers and were there to tell inquirers the work that the association does on behalf of the RHS students and staff and to secure additional members for the association. Each person signing up for a membership received a copy of the centennial edition of the RHS yearbook. Also available for sale were our new 8-inch stuffed toy tiger, which delighted many of those passing by.

This Fall we will be canvassing the instructional staff at RHS, with the assistance of the administration, seeking applications for those wanting to participate in the Teachers Wish List. Last year we were able to honor all of the requests made by the teachers for their needs in enhancing their classroom instruction. We hope to be able to do the same this year. Our committee for this project is chaired by our treasurer Teresa Gemignani.

Our general membership meetings that are open to all members are held on the third Wednesday nights of the months August through May, with the exception of December. The meetings are held in the school library. All members of the association are encouraged to attend these meetings. Participation in the meetings is open to all, so please consider attending. If you haven’t yet paid your dues for this coming year, please do so. A renewal notice will be sent out in December. It’s only $10 per year and this is one of the main sources of our income and helps us maintain the activities that we do each year for the benefit of the RHS students and staff. And remember, “Once a Tiger, always a Tiger!”

Bob McCarthy

Class of 1951