Our next After Prom meeting is Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the West Geauga High School library.

This year’s theme is “It’s Time for me to Fly” will be a main topic of discussion. Topics will  also include continuing fundraising ideas, decorating topics, logo development and committee chair reports.

If you have a passion for garage sales and repurposing, consider being the chair for our annual flea market. This is our biggest fundraising event and an exciting part of our After Prom tradition.  We can help you build a committee that includes volunteers for basket raffle, bake sale, vendor and flea market sales.  We would love to have you be a part of our After Prom team!  Contact Tamara Brininger at for more details.

To get the creativity and ideas flowing, here is a list of past After Prom themes.   The atmosphere and decorations that transform the high school gym into a memorable night are a small piece of the vision of After Prom.  What will the theme be for the Class of 2015?  Come to the meeting on the night of September 29th to share in the discussions and presentations.


1985               West G Goes Western

1986               Circus Circus (Las Vegas Style)

1987               Fun in the Sun

1988               An Evening in Paris

1989               An Arabian Night

1990               South of the Boarder

1991               Sayonara Seniors

1992               Back to the Future

1993               Under the Sea in 93’

1994               You, the Night and the Magic

1995               Wild, Wild West G

1996               Wahoo, We’re Through (Jacobs Field)

1997               Wizard of Oz

1998               The Greatest After Prom on Earth

1999               Medieval Magic

2000               Cruise into the Millennium

2001               Midnight at the Circus

2002               Rumble in the Jungle

2003               Hooray for Hollywood

2004               A Night on the Boardwalk (Nancy Chapick, Chair)

2005               Viva Las Vegas

2006               Fiesta

2007               Rock and Roll (Nancy Chapick, Chair)

2008               Backlot Tour (Michelle Farmer, Chair)

2009               West G Opoly (Terry & Steve Javorek, Chairs)

2010               Around the World in 2010 (Anita Zurcher, Chair)

2011               Summer Days\Winter Nights (Nancy Chapick, Chair)

2012               VIP Backstage Pass (Tamara Brininger, Chair)

2013               New York, New York (Anita Zurcher, Chair)

2014               Cosmic Class of 2014 (Phil Friedel, Chair)(Off Site at Solon Freeway Lanes)

2015               ?????

Our 50\50 raffle was very successful this past Friday at our first home game of the season.  Patti Mercuri is the chair of the 50\50 raffle committee and she is looking for 6-8 people to volunteer at the home football games to assist with the raffle.  This is one of our largest fundraisers and if successful will get us off to a fantastic start to the year.  You only have to volunteer for the first half of the game and then you can enjoy the second half to cheer on our Wolverines. If you can volunteer for one or several games, please contact Patti directly at  Thank you in advance for your help!
Other fundraising notes:  Marsha Marin is our Fundraising Chair.  If you have any ideas for fundraising, please feel free to contact Marsha ( or Tamara (
Ann Allegretti is our Candy Sale Chair and has already started distributing boxes of  Malley’s candy bars.  If you are interested in taking a box of candy to the office to sell, know a business that can help promote this sale or have other ideas to share Malley’s chocolate, please contact her at


Thank you to those who were able to attend the After Prom meeting on August 25, 2014!

We voted to keep After Prom at the high school this school year instead of taking it off site to Solon Freeway Lanes as was done for the Class of 2014. It was Unanimous that the students expressed their desire to have it at the high school.

Cathy Rugg is our Secretary. At the time of the meeting we still needed a treasure, but that position has now also been filed. Liz Judson will be our Treasure.

Committee chairs for the following were made at the meeting or since been filled:
Fundraising: Marsha Marin
Candy Sales: Ann Allegretti (she is picking up candy next week)
50\50 Raffle: Patti Mecuri (need volunteers to work at the football games)
Tickets: Julie Mazzurco
Publicity: Julie Mazzurco
Tuxedo: Paul & Colleen Alioto (Maybe)
Casio: Matt & Cathy White
Senior Gifts: Denise & Michael Bozik

Our next meeting is September 29th at 7:00. The topic at our next meeting will be the presentation of theme topics. I will post a list of past themes to get your creative juices flowing. Areas that are part of the decorating theme are: outside and inside entrances, food, midway, prizes, casino, movie area or lounge and bathrooms.

Our new website is started and is in the building phase. We will be using that for current events, meetings and fundraising efforts.

The website is
E-mail is (which Tamara will start monitoring)

Volunteer Job Posting: Looking for enthusiastic parents (moms and dads) to help create an exciting and memorable After Prom event like West Geauga has never seen!

We will have an After Prom organization meeting on Monday, August 25th at 7:00 at the high school library. We will need a treasurer and a secretary to get us started.

I would love to start filling the committee chairs for:
50\50 Lottery;
Flea Market;
Senior Show;
Business Donations;
Parent Donations;

The focus of this first meeting will be to get some of the key positions filled, especially someone to chair as well as volunteers for the 50\50 raffle tickets that are sold at the home football games, and to begin discussion about whether or not we wish to have After Prom at the school or off site. Either way we need to start fundraising efforts and the sooner we start the better off we will be in the end.

Please share this e-mail with other senior parents and bring a friend with you to the meeting.

I haven’t forgotten about the barn and hoping to send more news about a clean up day very soon!


The 2015 After Prom Committee is looking forward to creating an exciting safe event, free from drugs and alcohol, for the 2015 West Geauga graduating class. Parents of seniors are needed to volunteer for all aspects of After Prom! This includes: decorating, food, fundraising, senior show, tuxedos, entertainment, prizes/games, transportation, flea market, clean up. Please visit this website in the future to find out more about how you can help!