Executive Board Members
Right to left:
Melany “Mel” Botterbusch Goodall ’84Treasurer
Missy Kaler '85
Jacquelyn Girard Lally ’96
Tammy Newman Pellicer, '91
Jerry Jenkins '83
To promote and advance the interest of Alumni of the Association and the quality of education for the students of Florida School for the Deaf.
Our goal is to help all deaf/hard of hearing alumni who attended or graduated from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) stay in touch with their classmates and friends, share the latest news from FSDB, and stay connected with FSDB through alumni involvement and support.
Alumni-related announcements, news and events updates will be shared as these arise. We hope you find our online resources to be useful and that these help you stay connected with one another and with FSDB.
FSDB Homecoming Day, Saturday Sept. 10, 2022
9 – 11am FSDB Museum at Alumni Hall.
10:30-1pm FSDAA General Meeting at Knowles Hall- Doors open at 10:30 am
1pm – 4pm FSDAA Hall of Fame Luncheon Ceremony at Knowles Hall Doors open at 12:30 pm
(See below about Hall of Fame)
2 to 5 pm FSDB Museum at Knowles Hall (hours revised)
6 pm Football game: FSDB vs Maryland at Usina Field $5 admission
First Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony 1:30 to 4pm
Luncheon at Knowles Hall, $20 at door
FSDB staff are welcome
Hall of Fame Ceremony Livestreaming: https://vimeo.com/event/2411610
It will also be streamed on the FSDB Facebook page and FSDB YouTube channel.
List of the FSDAA Hall of Fame Inductees
Lewis Bryant ‘62 - Sports
Steve Buck ‘65 - Sports
Hazel Crichlow - Education & Sports
Roy DeMotte ‘63 - Sports
Bob Graham ‘44 - Sports
Curtis Harris ‘62 - Sports
Jackie Johnson - Sports & Education
Samuel King ‘65 - Sports
James Leek ‘66 - Sports
James Magness - Sports & Education
Stanley Mals ‘66 – Sports
Rochelle McGee ‘57 - Sports
Bruce Ostrout ‘66 - Sports
Sam Pert ‘57 - Sports
Kenneth Renfroe E-‘66 – Sports
Alan Tate ’66 – Sports and Arts
Gwendolyn Thomas ‘64 - Sports
Odie W. Underhill - Sports, Education, Community (leader)
Andy von Dolteren ‘66 - Sports
Henry “Hank” White - Sports & Education.
Tommy C. Williams ‘62 - Sports
Edward Wright ‘64 – Sports.
Need volunteers for Museum and FSDAA events
FSDB Museum 9 to 11 am and 2 to 5 pm, contact: BP Murphy
FSDAA Hall of Fame Ceremony, 12 to 4 pm: contact Mel Goodall
See you there, Go Dragons!!!
My name Mel Goodall, I am the FSDAA treasurer. I wanted to remind everyone we will be having our FSDAA General Meeting on September 10th, in Knowles Hall at 11 am. Please come early, registration starts at 10:30 am. Please share this Vlog to your classmates. We need everyone’s support, the survival of FSDAA depends on it.
We also need to raise more funds for our Senior Scholarship. FSDAA recognizes two seniors during the May graduation Our goal is to give out at least two $500 Scholarships to Seniors who have met most of the criteria that we have established. Currently that fund is really low, we have paid three scholars this year. Which we are thrilled that they have claimed their scholarship monies and are in college pursuing their dreams. We would love to continue to do that for our Seniors. In order to do this we need you to spread the word and help us raise our funds.
Spread the word to everyone you know who are alumni of FSDB, this does not mean they must be a graduate of FSD, they could have attend to our school then left or a graduated from FSDB, either way they are still an alumni of our school. Membership fees start at $20 for single and $30 for couples.
I also want to remind you that we will have our first Hall of Fame Luncheon. HOF committee will be recognizing 10 inductees on Saturday. It will start around 1 pm, after our meeting. Entrance at the door will be $20 per person.
Please check out our website, www.fsdaa.org, or our Facebook page. Please feel free to contact me at 904-201-4656 if you have any questions, and I hope all of you enjoy your labor day tomorrow.
FSDAA Treasurer 84’
For Poll please participate go to https://www.facebook.com/events/567633811436846/?ref=newsfeed
Mon, Jul 11, 10:26 PM (5 days ago)
Mel Goodall FSDAA treasurer in video: Black background with black shirt with FSDB logo, silver and black watch, with grey hair, and green glasses.
I am sending this email to past members and current members, I hope this email finds you all doing well. I know it has been a little over a year since you all have heard from me. Since COVID hit we have not been able to have our General meeting in person. FSDB is opening campus this year and we will be able to have our meeting this year. We are thrilled. We have a lot of work ahead, we do need to work on raising our funds for the senior scholarship fund and increase our membership numbers again. In order for our organization to continue to function we need to grow and have the means to stay active. Due to COVID our numbers have dropped. Our organization is a non-profit organization and we do have our 501 3c endorsement. Please help us support our school. We alumnus need to stay strong and support our school.
I have included our membership form in this email. Please join us to keep our Alumni organization running, you have become a member or make a donation to support our cause. You can complete this form and mail your payment with a check or money order. If you would like to pay electronically please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, please include your text phone number in the email. I can send you an invoice and you can pay with your debit card or credit card.
Just to let everyone know we will be having our Homecoming game on September 10th. We are playing against Maryland School for the Deaf at 6 pm. We are so looking forward to seeing our boys play. FSDAA’s General meeting will start at 11 am in Knowles hall and we will have some light refreshments. Also, Hall of Fame will be having their first celebration presenting awards to honor several people after our meeting. Please check out our FB page and our website as well. Several Blogs have been posted.
Please spread the word, send this email out to your FSD alumni class and people that you know who will support our school. Thank you for your support.
FSDAA Treasurer 84’