Let me begin by thanking you for your support of our 10th anniversary 2014 reunion event. With nearly 400 attendees for that weekend…it was our biggest and, arguably, our best reunion to date. We intend to make the 2016 reunion even bigger and better!
Over the years our organization has grown…as have our aspirations. We have proven success in biennial reunion planning/production. Our aspiration is to build on our success and provide expanded services to our community.
Moving forward…we envision an expansion of our reach/impact. We intend to channel the passion and enthusiasm of our reunion participants into support for Alton’s black community, in particular…and the broader Alton community, in general. We have many successful and accomplished graduates / former students who can potentially provide leadership and support to critical areas of community need. We, Friends of the 60’s (FOS) / Alton Black Alumni (ABA), want to be agents for change while working with and supporting similar community organizations.
Our primary goals for 2015-16 are the following:
- Produce Bigger, Better Reunions
- Become a certified not- for- profit organization that initiates as well as supports community projects and programs
- Implement an annual scholarship program
We will keep you posted on our plans and progress via our newly updated website. Please take time to explore it. We are working to make it more informative, interactive and user-friendly.
James “Jimmy” Killion
President, Friends of the 60’s / Alton Black Alumni
Class of ‘62