New Permanent Mailing Address & New Board Members…

The Camden Alumni Association has a new “permanent” mailing address:

Camden Alumni Association
PO Box 113
Camden, NY 13316-0113

This address will be used for all future incoming mail: Dues Payments, Banquet Reservations, etc.

We would also like to announce the addition of two new board members:

  • Registrar: Dustin Scholz, Class of 1999
  • Director, Membership Committee: Charles [Chuck] Hurd, Class of 2002

Welcome to the Board of Directors, Dustin & Chuck. As time goes on over the next several months, I will be advising and assisting Dustin & Chuck as they get acquainted with the systems in place for the Alumni Association. By the time the June 2023 Banquet rolls around, they should be well versed in the systems and I will completely step aside except for possible website maintenance and assistance with the annual mailing.

In the future, our Treasurer, Deanne Suits, will be handling the incoming payments & mail, and then turning over the forms to our new Registrar for processing into the alumni database.

2022 Banquet Photos Finally Posted!!

Apologies for the delay in posting the 2022 Banquet Photos, I really thought I had done it a few months ago after I got the pictures from Marie Mastracco that she took during the banquet, as I was not in attendance to take pictures myself….

Group Photo of the 50-year Honored Class of 1972

The 2022 Banquet photos can be found by using the link to the photo gallery at the bottom bar, left side, on any page, or by CLICKING HERE to go directly to the album.

If anyone else has photos they would like to add to the album, you can send them to me via email at

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Our new slate of Officers and Directors was seated at the Annual Meeting & Banquet on Saturday evening, so let’s introduce the new Officers and Board of Directors:

Association Officers, 2022-2023

Officer PositionFull Name & Class Year
President:Kimberly Boardman Dean, 1992
1st Vice President:Gail Buffalo McEntire, 1974
2nd Vice President:Vacant
Secretary:Sherry Petyak Souva, 1981
Treasurer:Deanne VanDresar Suits, 1979
Registrar:Dustin Scholz, 1999
Scholarship Chairperson:Chelsea Mellon Mutch, 2004
Past President:Mary Jane Currier-Wannyn, 1974

Board of Directors

(elected for three-year terms)

Name & ClassCommittee
Class of Board Members Term: 2022 - 2025
Lisa Kelly Murphy, 1977Banquet
Charles Hurd, 2002Membership
Cathy Cole Platt, 1977Scholarship
Class of Board Members Term: 2021-2024
Yolande Lyon, 1980Banquet
Marie Mastracco, 1978Membership
Steven Baker, 1981Scholarship
Class of Board Members Term: 2020 - 2023
Brenda Patsy Prue, 1979Banquet
Patricia Armstrong Pawloski, 1970Membership
Robin Eldridge, 1977Scholarship

If anyone is interested in filling one of the vacant Board positions, please let a board member know of your interest and we will be in touch with you.

2022 Memorial Tribute

Camden Alumni Association

Annual Memorial Tribute

The Alumni named below passed away in the past year, June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022.

Use the commands at the bottom right corner of the table to scroll through the entire list

Full NameClassCity & StateDate of Death
Thomas Young1953Abington, PAJune 02, 2021
Margo Lockhart Caldwell1984North Bay, NYJune 07, 2021
Martha Shanley1956Rome, NYJune 20, 2021
Clarice Stewart Hurd1961Taberg, NYJune 24, 2021
Matthew Scofield2010Camden, NYJune 24, 2021
Ronald Raut1977Camden, NYJune 27, 2021
George McCullagh1979Westdale, NYJune 29, 2021
Randy Skinner1978Camden, NYJuly 07, 2021
Sharon L. Johnson Lundrigan1973Camillus, NYJuly 25, 2021
Colleen Plumley Riegler1964Taberg, NYAugust 06, 2021
John Ott1977Camden, NYAugust 08, 2021
David Mitchell1972Cleveland, NYAugust 19, 2021
Bill J. C. Smith1987Blossvale, NYAugust 26, 2021
Michael Ferlo1982Rome, NYSeptember 06, 2021
Hazel Walker1962Camden, NYSeptember 09, 2021
Dylan Bunce2011Blossvale, NYSeptember 11, 2021
Phila Meagher Burns1950Camden, NYSeptember 12, 2021
Francis Link, Jr.1971Mexico, NYSeptember 14, 2021
Joan Dean Palmer1954Taberg, NYSeptember 16, 2021
Joan Kirch Spicer1953Kirkville, NYSeptember 18, 2021
Lillian Jansen Town1958Blossvale, NYSeptember 23, 2021
Steven Smith1957Liverpool, NYOctober 01, 2021
Eleanor Keil Stanford1941Camden, NYOctober 09, 2021
Karen Mahl Kobito1972Rome, NYOctober 15, 2021
Kimberly Sue Burgy1985Camden, NYOctober 19, 2021
Lorraine Greenfield Westermark1967Wilmington, NCNovember 08, 2021
Lynette James Rose1960Potomac, MDNovember 15, 2021
Linda Simmons Conley1965Camden, NYNovember 17, 2021
Percy Skinner1965Camden, NYNovember 20, 2021
Marion Scoville1948Camden, NYNovember 23, 2021
Charles Gebo1973Taberg, NYNovember 27, 2021
Shelley Delaney Rinehard1978Blossvale, NYNovember 27, 2021
Michael Lambie1975Pulaski, NYDecember 01, 2021
Richard Liddy1953Long Beach, CADecember 03, 2021
Karen Marie Ammann Renwick1985Camden, NYDecember 04, 2021
June Maloney Burke1966Camden, NYDecember 07, 2021
Bradley Buckingham1967Taberg, NYDecember 08, 2021
Audrey Kilbourne Sherman1946La Mesa, CADecember 18, 2021
Marcia Alguire Currier1976Camden, NYDecember 31, 2021
Jennie House 1980Cleveland, NYJanuary 02, 2022
James M. Davenport1998Blossvale, NYJanuary 03, 2022
Anna Wilhelm-Ellis1969Auburn, NYJanuary 04, 2022
Natasha Yager Breheny2011Camden, NYJanuary 07, 2022
Sandra Wilson Cosimeno1961Camden, NYJanuary 31, 2022
Elizabeth Blair Perry1952Casselberry, FLFebruary 18, 2022
Doreen Frye Weeden1962Westdale, NYFebruary 19, 2022
John D. Phelps1960Largo, FLFebruary 25, 2022
Terrence Cain1967Sanford, NCFebruary 28, 2022
John M. Bolster2016Camden, NYMarch 02, 2022
John O'Hara1968West Union, SCMarch 03, 2022
Maureen Vrooman VanSlyke1952Eagle Bay, NYMarch 03, 2022
Suzanne Ferris Plumley1960Blossvale, NYMarch 10, 2022
Velma Reed Metott1954Constableville, NYMarch 14, 2022
Thomas Groff1966Ava, NYMarch 27, 2022
Shyneisia Plumley Johnson2010Camden, NYMarch 27, 2022
Phyllis Peacock Willson1947Taberg, NYApril 01, 2022
Adam Breheny2011Camden, NYApril 13, 2022
Katharine Mikitin Jones1965Rome, NYApril 18, 2022
Robert Metott1970Camden, NYApril 18, 2022
Gary L. Clark1963Camden, NYMay 03, 2022
Leona Skinner Myers1956Rexford, NYMay 10, 2022
Tracy Beers1978Blossvale, NYMay 17, 2022
Martin Lyon1964Canton, NYMay 28, 2022
Memorial Donations: The Camden Alumni Association gratefully accepts all contributions to the Scholarship Fund by alumni or others in the memory of loved ones.
If you know of any deceased alumnus from the past year who is not included in this list, please notify the registrar with the Name, Class Year and approximate date of death. The Registrar can be emailed using by CLICKING HERE. We apologize for any missing entries, we do the best we can to keep track of alumni deaths, but resources are limited, and we depend upon family notifications or local obituaries for most updates.

This information can also be downloaded as a printable PDF by CLICKING HERE

In Search of a New Registrar…

After seventeen years on the Camden Alumni Association Board of Directors, serving the past five years as Registrar, including the current term, I am officially submitting my resignation from the Camden Alumni Board of Directors, effective June 11, 2022. I served for twelve years as a Membership Director, starting in 2005, before moving up to Registrar with the sudden resignation of Scott Souva in 2017. It is now time for me to step aside and let another take over the role of Registrar.

It is time to train someone to take over the role of Registrar for the 2022-2023 term. The plan ahead is to find a qualified alumni volunteer to step up to the role of Registrar on June 11, 2022, and from that point, with some help from me as an “outside the board Registrar Mentor”, learn the ins and outs of how we process all the alumni data, dues payments, scholarship donations and banquet reservations.

The Major Duties of the Registrar consist of:

  1. Carrying out tasks assigned by the Board or the President.
  2. Maintaining an up-to-date record of all active and inactive members of the Association, including:
    • Requesting a list of recent graduates with contact information from the High School Guidance Office every August.
    • Tracking local obituaries and death notices received from other alumni and making note of deaths in the database records.
  3. Performing the registration tasks for the Association Annual Meeting and Banquet and maintain a record of donations to the Alumni Scholarship Fund by:
    • Processing all incoming mailed and online dues and scholarship donations.
    • Preparing monthly or semi-monthly deposits for the Treasurer.
  4. Assisting the 1st Vice President in the process of organizing and conducting the Annual Meeting and Banquet.
  5. Work on increasing active membership in the Association, in cooperation with the 2nd Vice President and Membership Directors.

The complete list of duties on a monthly basis can be found by CLICKING HERE for a PDF download.

From Mid-April until the Annual Meeting & Banquet in Mid-June is the busiest time for the Registrar, handling both postal mail and online dues, scholarship donations and banquet reservations. You can expect to process anywhere from 15 to 50 payments a week, and if you do it on a weekly basis, plan on it taking a couple hours of your time each week. If you can handle them on a day by day basis, it might be 15-45 minutes a day depending on the daily volume…

The remainder of the year is much less busy, handling the occasional payment and reviewing obituaries. I get email updates from all the local funeral homes, and just look to see if anyone is listed as a Camden graduate, and update the database as necessary.

You do need to be comfortable working on computer databases, we use FileMaker Pro for maintaining our database and handling many of the forms and output needed for both the Banquet and contacting our alumni membership. Even if you have no experience with FileMaker Pro, but are comfortable working on a computer, the plan is for you to work with me until you are comfortable with the program yourself. As the Registrar Mentor, I will also be accessing the FileMaker Pro database, so I will still be there for assistance and questions…

The only requirements to be considered for the role of Registrar are:

  • You are a Camden Graduate/Alumni.
  • Are an active member, paying your $5 annual dues.
  • You live in the local Camden/Rome/Oneida area, so you can easily attend the 3-4 in person board meetings per year and deliver deposits to the Treasurer.

If you are interested, or know of another Camden Alumni who might be interested, in this opportunity to assist in the management of the Camden Alumni Association and are willing to commit to a few years working as the Registrar, please let us know.

Lance Williams, Registrar
Class of 1979
Camden Alumni Association
15 Selden Drive
Rome, New York 13440
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