Catawba Chiefs Club Announces New Leaders and Potential for Record Membership

The Catawba Chiefs Club recently announced its leadership team for the 2003-2004 year and shared the news that there is potential for record memberships this year in the organization. Chiefs Club coordinator Bill Pieczynski reports that interest in joining the Club has been heightened this year by the anticipation of the new Shuford Stadium opening, slated for September 6. He says that memberships to date are running well above those from the same period last year. While some premium seats remain available, 630 reserved seats have already been allocated and there is still a month remaining in this year’s membership drive.Reserved and premium seats are available only to Chiefs Club members. Those interested in joining, should contact the Catawba College Development Office at 704-637-4394. In late spring, the leadership team of the Club was announced. It includes President Keith Chalmers of Salisbury, a 1986 alumnus, and Vice President Pete Stout of Salisbury, a 1958 alumnus, Catawba College Hall of Fame member and former head football coach. Bill Hall of Salisbury, a 1966 alumnus, is the immediate past president for the Chiefs Club. New Board members include Melanie Bowles of Salisbury, Darrel Parks ’69 of Trinity, Dave VanAken ’89 of Charlotte, and Bill Vanderford ’57 of Huntersville. Those serving on the Chiefs Club Board in the Class of 2004 include Mike Bauk, Reid Bradshaw, Joyce Caddell, Dr. James “Chip” Comadoll, Charlie E. Little, Robert S. Setzer, Stout and Eric Slipp, all of the Salisbury area, along with John H. Lewis of Mooresville. Dr. Rudy Busby, W. Summersett “Summie” Carter, Hall, Richard H. Smith, Jr., Steve Yang, Wayne Dalton, and Joseph M. Trainor, all of the Salisbury area, along with Parks, are members of the Board’s Class of 2005. The Board’s Class of 2006 includes Bowles, VanAken, Vanderford, Floyd Burton, Chalmers, Sam Moir, David Patterson, and Marion. M. “Chub” Richards, all of the Salisbury area, along with Dr. Steve Binder of Statesville and Frank Fields of Mooresville. The public is invited to an open house at the new Shuford Stadium, scheduled Monday, August 25 between 4 and 7 p.m. That event will be followed September 6th by the annual Mayor’s Cup game between Catawba and Livingstone.

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