Classes from 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009 may be
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
I can't wait for the warmer weather that April, May and June promise! While we really haven't had that bad of a winter, I still wonder why I never relocated to warm weather and beaches!
March is here and so begins the busy time for most of us. Students are busy. Teachers are busy. The Alumni Association is busy. Seniors have completed their scholarship applications and shortly we will review essays submitted especially for our scholarship. This year we will award 1 scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The winner will be announced at the Winner's Circle assembly on April 18th. Their scholarship award will be given at the PTA's Scholarship Dinner on May 15th.
There is a new - easy way - to make donations to the Valley Forge Alumni Association! Remember - we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization! Whenever you buy on-line items from Amazon, do it through Amazon's "Smile" program. Just go to https://smile.amazon.com instead of the usual Amazon website address. Once there, select Valley Forge Alumni Association from their dropdown list of charitable organizations. And then buy your items just like usual! The Valley Forge Alumni will receive a donation from Amazon equaling 0.05% of your purchase price. Your purchase price is the same as always and you can still use your Amazon Prime membership. Try it! As always, your donations help us fund our scholarships and special projects for Valley Forge High School and its students!
We have been notified of several class reunions scheduled for this summer and fall. Please be sure your contact information (Full name, maiden name if different, address, phone, and email address) has been updated in our database by going to wwww.vfalumni.org and going to the class information tab and follow directions to update your information. You can't get invitations to your reunion if no one knows how to reach you. Classes whose graduation year end in a 9 or 4 should be checking with their reunion committees.
I have been specifically asked by the class of 1970 to include this note:
***Attention class of 1970...committee is working hard to update classmate contacts for our upcoming 50th reunion. Please send email addresses and current information to VFPatriots1970@gmail.com***
****The alumni association still has open positions that we need volunteers to fill. ****
Vice President (a board-level position) - requires about 1 hour per month time commitment.
Treasurer (a board-level position) requires about 2 hours per month time commitment as well as some financial background and working knowledge of MS Excel spreadsheets.
Reunion Coordinator (non-board position) requires about 1 hour per month time commitment (This position does not plan individual reunions but facilitates the flow of reunion-related paperwork between the class reunion committees and the Association.)
On Friday, May 10th, the Valley Forge History Club will formally dedicate their memorial for fallen veterans with a ceremony beginning at approximately 6 PM. All are invited to attend. These students raised over $9,000 to make this memorial a reality. On behalf of all our alumni family, I offer thanks to these young adults who took an idea and made it come true.
The next alumni Association meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at Fast Eddies located and the Shoppes at Parma. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. All alumni are invited to join us. Hope to see you there!
Regards, Rick Meeks (Class of '73)
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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.