As the 19th Anniversary of 9/11 approaches,I would like to say that day changed my life forever..??..We had witnessed the most horrific act of terrorism in the USA.....TO MY FRIEND KEN WALDIE....Our fellow classmate Ken Waldie was on AA Flight 11....His plane was the first plane that hit the WTC.....A group of Kens friends decided to Honor him by doing something positive in his name....They created the Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship at BPHS... With the help of all of you,The Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship is the largest single scholarship awarded to BPHS student...The outpouring of love and everyone coming together since that horrific day to honor you Ken and the memories we all shared is priceless....I know Ken is smiling down on all of us...We will never forget you Ken..From my heart to yours......
10 year Anniversary
10 years ago 9-11 changed the lives of many people..more so with your High School buddies who love and miss you so much...All the negative things are turning into a positive...something they believe you would have wanted....As they would say...this is forukenny with love....
2008 Golf Outing Thank You
Golfers, sponsors and to all who donated their time and effort.
September 11th 2008 marks the 7 year Anniversary of this American Tragedy..Please keep Kenny and his family along with all the 9-11 victims in your thoughts and prayers..
Hi Everyone...I personally wanted to thank all of you who attended this years Ken Waldie Memorial Fundraiser...I do believe that this event was our biggest yet...It was so wonderful to see so many people from our class and other classes attend..All of the new faces that we have not seen in many many years....It was wonderful to see the class of 73 Basketball team starters there... And yes Billy Thompson did call me The Goddess all weekend....Seeing all of those guys together was very heartwarming....Rocky Reynolds even came...The tailgating party was great and I thank Scott Ward for pulling that together... And for Terry Crump who opened his house for all of us after the game...Pam Hall was soooo wonderful with all the raffle items she got....If it wasn't for her,we wouldn't have made the money that we did for the Waldie Scholarship...Cheryl,Connie,Shelly,Sue,Mike,Bono,thank you for all your help...If I left anyone out..I'm sorry...please yell at me later....My mission this year is to get all of the swimmers together..for Kenny...Its our 35 reunion year,and we need to get as many classmates there as possible....Help me find people....As we wrap up another Fundraiser of wonderful memories..I hope to see all of you next year...Remember,contributions are excepted all year long,and dates will be posted on the forukenny.com website.... I'll be emailing from time to time,just to bug everyone,and you please do the same....So for now,be safe and happy.. Kim Sylvis
2007 Golf Outing Letter
To all our golfers- A BIG thank you. Our 6th Annual Golf Outing is in the books, and because of our outstanding group of volunteers, golfers, hole sponsors and supporters, it is our most successful to date. To our volunteers and families, thank you, we could not do it without your help and support. To our golfers, you have our complete appreciation. To the out of town golfers who make the sacrifice of time and resources to join us for a day, thank you, it is a better outing with your company. To the golfers who also sponsor a hole-you are the backbone of our success. And to the entire Waldie Family, we cannot tell you how much it means to us to have you golf and attend the dinner. Thanks so much! Six years ago we set out to have a day to remember our friend. We put together a "mission statement" of what we wanted to do (and not do). Basically gather 64 people who had a history with one another. Who had been fortunate enough to have had Ken Waldie impact their lives. Bigger wasn't better-the closeness of the group was the most important. It has been difficult, but at the end of the night, the Bartender came up to me and said "She really appreciated the opportunity to work the night. That the group of people were very nice and that she could tell the closeness in the room" I told her the history of the event and what it meant to all of us. At work the next day it struck me-she had seen what we set out to accomplish years earlier. All of you make that possible.
The Best for Last
Needed to think about this for awhile....How do you thank someone who has done so much....Bryan Rudolph (Pam Halls husband)....A wonderful man who has done so much for us...The Waldie Memorial Video,all of our labels and printing,our music...letting us use your equipment....A wonderful man with so much heart...That is what the Waldie Fundraiser is all about...Heart.... Steve,Terry and Frank...6 years ago you lost your best friend,and with your compassion to keep Kenny's Memory Alive,you created the Waldie Memorial Fund...With all your hard work and dedication you are beginning to see that your dreams for the Foundation are coming true...I am honored to be part of something so wonderful,and as the years go on,I hope that every single one of you will experience the warmth that this day brings... Love, Kim Sylvis
A Special Letter
2006 Ken Waldie Memorial Fundraiser
Many many thanks to all who attended the September 16th Fundraiser.....We had a GREAT turnout and it was a great celebration....
Thoughts and Comments
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Letter from the 2006 Scholarship Recipient
Dear Friends and Family of the Ken Waldie Memorial Fund,