Message from The President Summer 2020
Well, it's been 4 months now that all of our lives have been turned upside down. Congratulations to the Class of 2020 which has graduated! We are sorry that you had to forego most of the activities associated with the end of your senior year, but we wish you all the best for your future endeavors whether it's on to college or a career. We don't know yet how the 2020-2021 school year will look. Distance learning? Rotating classroom? Some combination? Whatever it is, I am sure that the class of 2021 will step up to the challenge and make the most of the 2020-2021 school year!
Pleased join with me in congratulating our two new Hall of Fame members for 2020. I am pleased to announce Libbi Ackerman Chilia (Class of 1988). Libbi currently serves as a Co-Department Chair for the Special Education Department at Valley Forge High School and is a noted author of children's books that focus on children with limb differences. Also, please join me in congratulating Linda Reik-Davis (Class of 1965) as our other new Hall of Fame member. Linda was an active member of Valley Forge Acapella Choir and Madrigals in her senior year. But it was Linda's long dedication and service to the Valley Forge Alumni Association that has brought her the honor of being voted into the Hall of Fame. Beginning in late 1997, Linda became involved with the Alumni Association and became President in 2006 and held the office of President until 2016. It was mostly through her determination and effort that our fledgling Association has survived to be what it is today. Both Libbi and Linda's photographs and full biographies can be found on the Hall of Fame tab on our website at www.vfalumni.org. Congratulations to both of these outstanding women!
*** The Alumni Association is still looking to fill two volunteer positions. ***
Treasurer - A board position; requires about 3 hours per month time investment. Familiarity with accounting principles and MS Excel would be very helpful in this position.
Reunion Coordinator - This position DOES NOT plan individual reunions. This person coordinates with class reunion committees on the required paperwork and reporting functions pertaining to the use of class funds held by the Association for each class. Requires about 3 hours per month, especially in January and October.
If you think you might like to volunteer for either of these positions, please send me an email at email@example.com.
***As far as we know all VF Classes ending in 0 or 5 have postponed their class reunions for this year. Please watch our Facebook page for more information if you’re not already doing so.
Our July meeting of the Alumni Association is cancelled due to the Covid-19 Virus. Hopefully, we will be able to meet in October.
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Donate Your Old Yearbook to the Alumni Association
If you have yearbooks you no longer want, please consider donating them to our library. We are trying to put together a second and possibly third set of Archives to be kept off-site for protection.
These are available for reference only in our office.
The Wetlands Project
The Wetlands Project began with a discussion between the Association and Jim Wohl, Class of '66.
Looking for Memorabilia!
The Alumni Association is always looking for VF memorabilia. We use them in displays and we make them available for your class to display at reunion time.
We can hold on to your class' memorabilia so it doesn't get lost in someone's attic or basement. We even have the very first Battlecry that was published in 1962.