Don and Charlotte Thomas retired from the Venice Alumni Association board of directors in December after 27 years of service.

The two were honored during the association’s annual dinner meeting.

Charlotte Thomas was association treasurer for several years and then became membership chairwoman.

She was the key contact in working with a major donor to the association scholarship fund, said alumni president Paul Belli.

She was named alumnus of the year in 1997.

Don Thomas maintained the Alumni Association communication display case at Venice High School for many years.

“The couple supported virtually every event conducted by the association and their respective reunion committees,” said Belli.

Don graduated from Venice High in 1948 and Charlotte in 1949.