The purpose of the Association shall be to promote acquaintance
and fellowship among the members of the Association; to
promote fellowship and cooperation between the Association
and the school; and to promote Christian education and the
high ideals for which John de la Howe School was founded.
The membership of the Association shall consist of former
students, teachers, and staff members.
Associate membership may be conferred upon individuals who
are ineligible for regular membership. At the discretion
of the Board of Directors, such members may or may not be
required to pay dues. They shall be entitled to all privileges
of membership except voting and holding office.
Honorary membership may be conferred upon individuals as
provided for in the By-Laws.
ALUMNI - BOARD OF DIRECTORS/OFFICERS 2010-2012
President: Ronnie Davis (1967-1973); Vice-President: Richard Wolfe (1965-1971); Secretary: Tammy Hill and Treasurer: Sharon Davis Hughes (1967-75). Mr. Tony Warren (1959-62) is the Alumni's Parlimentarian.
Members: Jo Ann Alewine Durst (1969-72); George Albert McClain, Jr.; Gene Swygert (1950-55); Cheryl Garrett Cooper (1970-73); Robin Revis Prince (1974-78); Jody Bowen; and Thom W. Mayer - Superintendent JDLH School.
The biennial dues for members of the Association are $10.00.
Dues are payable at the Biennial Reunion or may be mailed
at any time to the Association Treasurer.
A Board of Directors, consisting of a President, Vice President,
Secretary, Treasurer, and nine directors carries out the
governing functions of the Association, meeting on predetermined
dates between Reunions, or at the call of the President.
Elections to the Board of Directors are held at the afternoon
business meeting at the Biennial Reunion.
The Association has the following standing committees: Administration,
Audit, Finance, Fund-Raising, Membership, Nominating, Program,
Projects, and Reunion.
"The Alumni Association shall hold regular membership business
meetings on the second Saturday in October, every two (2)
years, in even numbered years." This is in accordance with
By-Laws Amendment approved at July 8, 2000 Business Meeting.
The first Reunion of John de la
Howe School Alumni was held on July 13, 1957 with
450 persons in attendance. On February 2, 1958, an
Alumni Committee voted to form the John de la Howe
School Alumni Association. During 1959 and 1960, the
development of a Constitution and By-Laws was accomplished
with the proposed document read and discussed on January
17, 1960. A Certificate of Incorporation was issued
from the State of South Carolina on July 7, 1960.
Then on January 29, 1961, the Charter of the John
de la Howe School Alumni Association was presented.
The Alumni Association believes
strongly in giving back to the students presently
being served at John de la Howe School. Each year,
scholarships are presented to graduating seniors,
and financial assistance is provided with the School's
yearbook publication. In addition, Project Path (Proud
Alumni That Help) sponsors special fund-raisers throughout
the year to help improve the quality of life for children
and young people presently at John de la Howe School.
JDLH ALUMNI WEBSITE
The Alumni Association Website was started in May 2007 and currently has broght together three generations of the de la Howe family. It has proven to be the main source of information for many alumni and there are many photos for your viewing pleasure. Also, it is just great to be able to read how de la Howe changed the lives of many alumni by helping them become stronger individuals. The site is hosted by myfamily.com and membership is "FREE". All Alumni are warmly welcome. Send your email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your username and password.
a hill in old Carolina,
'neath the skies so blue,
Proudly stands the
de la Howe School,
Noble, grand and true!
Lift the chorus, speed it onward,
Make the welkin ring,
Hail to thee, Our Alma Mater,
Loud her praises sing.
Hail to those who with us labor,
Teaching us each day,
Guiding us in mindful honors,
Striving every day.
Hail to thee, our dear old
State school ,
Hail to thee, our song,
May thy happy memories ever,
Linger with us long!