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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 66, Number 2 (Nov. 1964)

V.I.B. meeting,   p. 29

Page 29

 AGROUP of V.I.B.'s-Very Im-
-Aportant Badgers-gathered in
Madison in September to discuss
ways in which Wisconsin alumni
clubs can do a more effective job of
promoting the best interests of the
   The V.I.B.'s were alumni club offi-
 cers and directors from all over the
 country (including such cities as
 New York, Memphis, Indianapolis,
 and Pittsburgh) who came to Madi-
 son to attend the second annual
 Club Officers' Conference sponsored
 by the Wisconsin Alumni Associa-
 tion. More than 250 Wisconsin
 alumni attended the meeting which
 featured a general session addressed
 by UW President Fred Harvey Har-7
 rington. After the opening session,
 the alumni were split into two
 groups, one representing in-state
 alumni clubs, the other out-of-state
 clubs. Workshop discussions were
 held and the officers and directors
 had an opportunity to ask questions
 of Association staff members and
 representatives of the UW Founda-
 tion and the University administra-
   At the meeting, special alumni
 club leadership awards were pre-
Distinguished alumni club leadership award winners are: front row-Kate Huber
and Mrs.
Isabel Craig; back row-Norman Schulze, Donald Bruechert, Roger Taylor, Ralph
Voight, and
Ed Heberlein. Norman Stoll could not be present.
sented to: Mrs. Isabel Craig, Janes-
ville; Kate Huber, Indianapolis,
Ind.; Donald Bruechert, Chicago;
Ed Heberlein, New York; Norman
Schulze, La Crosse; Norman Stoll,
Portland, Ore.; Roger Taylor, Min-
neapolis; and Ralph Voigt, Merrill.
  Dr. Robert R. Spitzer, president
of the Alumni Association, presided
over the day's activities. Those who
participated  in the program   in-
cluded: Arlie Mucks, Jr., WAA exec-
utive director; Ed Gibson, director
of alumni relations; George Hibner,
associate director of alumni rela-
tions; John Kellesvig, UW director
of high school relations; LeRoy Lu-
berg, dean of public services; Ivan
B. Williamson, athletic director;
Martha Peterson, UW dean for stu-
dent affairs; and Bob Rennebohm
and Fred Winding of the UW Foun-
  Following the formal meeting, the
club officers and their families took
part in a box lunch and later at-
tended the Wisconsin-Kansas State
football game.
  Mrs. Homer Montgomery (Bertha Van
Hove '11) gave up her home recently and
moved to Medford Manor, 2121-7th St.,
Clay Center, Kansas.
  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Altmeyer '14
(Ethel Thomas '08) have moved to Wash-
ington, D. C. Recognized as one of Madi-
son's best known public figures, Altmeyer
found the move necessary to be closer to
his work as chairman of a New York City
pension fund. The retired director of the
federal social security system and an
original member of the Social Security
November 1964
Board served in the Roosevelt and Tru-
man administrations.
  Glen M. Householder '14, retired direc-
tor of the Holstein Friesian Association of
America, is recognized internationally as a
dairy cattle judge, dynamic speaker, and
authority on Holstein breeding. Presently
engaged in a dairy cattle advisory service
in Madison, Householder was instrumental
in organizing the nearly 500 Wisconsin
Holstein clubs which work with the na-
tional association in breed promotion and
  Capt. Joseph Bollenbeck '15 has been
appointed state public relations director
for the Veterans of World War I.
  Mr. and Mrs. Lester C. Rogers '15
(Mary Genevieve Penhallegon Fox '17)
have moved back to Madison from Win-
netka, Ill. Their home is located at 1103
Wellesley Rd., Shorewood Hills.
  Milo K. Swanton '16 has left his posi-
tion of the last 27 years as executive
director of the Wisconsin Council of Agri-
culture Cooperatives. Known  as "Mr.
Agriculture" throughout the state, Swan-
ton is leaving the council to assume new
duties as executive director of the Wis-
consin 4-H Club Foundation on a part-
time basis.
  An August 1 marriage was announced
recently by Bertha M. Weeks '15 and Earl
W. Hutchison '16. The Hutchisons reside
at 2757 Asbury Avenue, Evanston, Ill.
  William D. Hoard, Jr. '21 was the 21st
of the nation's top dairy leaders to be
honored during the National Dairy Cattle
Congress by the National Dairy Shrine
Club in October when his oil portrait was
unveiled in the Shrine's Pioneer Room in

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