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All checks for ACAA Foundation donations should be made payable to ACAAF and mailed to:

ACAA Foundation
c/o L.J. Rachocki
249 Bridgewater Lane
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067-4129

The book Alliance College 1912-2012 Sto Lat History can be purchased for $25. Checks should be made payable to ACAAF and mailed to the address above.

Alumni News

Reminder - ACAA Meeting October 2017

2017 ACAA Meeting - Hotel Update

The 2017 Alliance College Alumni Association meeting is less than 4 weeks away.  This is an important meeting where, among other topics, the location for the 2018 Reunion will be determined.  

 The deadline for our special $165 per night room rate has passed.  However, if you contact Maggie Parsons at the Courtyard Marriott (814-636-1005), she will "hook you up".  

 We look forward to a good turnout!  See you next month!

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. As with any natural disaster, if you are a PFA Member in good standing who has been affected, relief funds are available. Contact Druhna Chris Puskar at 800-535-2071 or by email at cpuskar@polishfalcons.org to learn more about obtaining funds.

The PFA Disaster Relief Fund was established to help Members in need due to a natural disaster. If you would like to contribute to the PFA Disaster Relief Fund, please mail a check payable to Polish Falcons of America, 381 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Please specify that your donation is to the PFA Disaster Relief Fund. We thank you in advance for your support.

Polish Falcons of America, 381 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Gail Dolzenko

Gail Dolzenko.... Sad news.  Pani Dolzenko passed away on Easter Sunday at the age of 98.    Her son Alex hasn't done an obituary yet and will be planning a memorial service for her soon.  When the details become available, the info will be posted.

Gail Dolzenko.... Sad news.  Pani Dolzenko passed away on Easter Sunday at the age of 98.    Her son Alex hasn't done an obituary yet and will be planning a memorial service for her soon.  When the details become available, the info will be posted.

October 2017 Meeting Schedule

October Meeting Schedule

for

Saturday - October 7th, 2017

The Courtyard by Marriott at the Erie Bayfront

October Meeting Schedule

for

Saturday - October 7th, 2017

The Courtyard by Marriott at the Erie Bayfront

Erie - Pennsylvania

 

Meetings this year will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott at the Erie Bayfront.  A block of rooms has been reserved from Thursday Oct 5th through Saturday Oct 7th with a room rate of $165 per night (expires 9/5/2017).  Use the link below to make reservations.

 

9:30 am – 11:30 am  Foundation Meeting & Scholarship Application Review

For the 8th year, The Alliance College Alumni Association Foundation (ACAAF) proudly promotes and encourages post-secondary education, by offering a $1,500 scholarship.  Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 15th.  The scholarship application & requirements are available on www.alliancecollege.com.  Contributions to the ACAAF are tax deductible.  All Alliance alumni faculty are welcome to attend.

 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                  Alliance College Alumni Association Meeting

Business meeting to review the status of the AC Alumni Association, determine future goals and direction, and start planning the 2018 Reunion.  Direct questions to Mike Anderson (562) 618-7378.  All Alliance alumni and faculty are welcome.

 

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm                                        Reunion 2018 Planning Meeting

Plan to gather and begin the planning process for Reunion 2018. 

 

 

Please use the following link to make hotel reservations:  http://tinyurl.com/ybfg3xrn

You might have to copy & paste the link.  Our special rate expires after September 5, 2017.

 

October 2017 ACAA Meeting

2017 ACAA Meeting

Saturday October 7, 2017

 

2017 ACAA Meeting

Saturday October 7, 2017

 

Due to the unfortunate, tragic fire at The Riverside Inn, we have had to find a new location for the 2017 ACAA Meeting and ACAA Foundation meeting.  We have settled on the Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel.  It is a brand new property right on the water. 

We have secured a special room rate of $165 for this event.  The rate is good from Thursday October 5 through Sunday October 8. 

We will hold two open meetings on the seventh.  An ACAA Foundation Meeting to select the recipient of the 2017 Foundation Scholarship and the 2018 Reunion meeting.  Proposals for the 2018 Reunion location will be presented.  Unfortunately, Cambridge Springs is no longer an option for the ’18 Reunion so I expect a spirited discussion about where to hold the next reunion. 

A complete meeting schedule will follow, once it is finalized.  

We look forward to seeing you in October. 

Here is a registration link for the Courtyard Erie Bayfront. 

http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Alliance%20College%20Alumni%20Association%5EERIDT%60ACAACAA

%60165.00%60USD%60false%605%6010/5/17%6010/8/17

%609/5/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/eridt-courtyard-erie-bayfront/   

Obituary - Bernie Durkin

Bernard M. Durkin

FORMERLY OF AMBRIDGE

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncle, John Madden, his aunts, Mary Madden, Eleanor Pavlick, Regina

Cross, Catherine and Mary Durkin, Alice Dempsey and cousin, Martin Madden.

Mr. Durkin's family would like to thank the many dedicated staff members of The Village at St. Barnabas, Beaver Meadows and St.

Barnabas Hospice for their support and compassionate care.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 199 McGovern

Blvd., Crescent, PA 15046 until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 pm. Private burial will follow at the National

Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation at www.sigmataugamma.org or St. Barnabas

Free Care Fund, St. Barnabas Charities at www.stbarnabashealthsystem.com.

BOHN-MATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, is in charge of arrangements.

Message About Loss of Riverside`

 

2017-04 Riverside Inn Cambridge Springs PA (2) Terri Kurkowski  (1)

                                                                                                                                                                               May 2, 2017

 
A Message to the
Community of Cambridge Springs
and
Alliance College Alumni

 

 
The entire Alliance College family mourns the tragic loss of The Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs, Pa.  The news of the fire was heart breaking.  The Riverside Inn held a special place in our history and in our hearts.  For us, the Inn was truly one of the last vestiges of Alliance College in Cambridge Springs.
 
When enrollment was at a peak in the 1960’s, the grand Riverside Inn served as a dormitory during the off season for Alliance students. 
 
Through the decades, the Riverside Inn hosted countless weddings and special events involving our alumni.  The Inn was the site of our reunions, alumni and board meetings. The beauty of the Inn, and the commitment of the employees of the Riverside Inn was incredible.
 
By all historical accounts, when the Rider Hotel (then home of Alliance College) burned down in 1931, the Community of Cambridge Springs were heart broken, and together with the Alliance family mourned our loss. 
 
Today, we mourn together again. 
 
To Mayor Gorske, the Halliday family, Jeremy Ball, the employees and the Community of Cambridge Springs our sympathy is extended by the loss of this icon which has held such a special place in our hearts.
 

 
On Behalf of the Alliance College Alumni Association,
 
Mike Anderson
 
President, Alliance College Alumni Association

 

Internet Links Showing The Fire's Magnitude

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPljV-DGX4c
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgRIAjIxY14
by Lori Burke
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87Hv62hhS_g  
​by Jeremy Ball, Riverside Manager
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5qQrdFYAQY
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jF0r4wD15s
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0hsO8lYczU
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeVznoKBbH4

www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/fire-reported-at-riverside-inn-in-cambridge-springs/704325066

 

Riverside Inn Destroyed by Fire

From the Meadville Tribune
 
 
 
Riverside fire
 
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Fire swept through the 132-year-old Riverside Inn early Tuesday, completely destroying the historic building and leaving a hole in the community where it had played a central role for generations.

“We have a plaque in the fire hall with every one of our chiefs on it and it’s been the biggest nightmare call for every one of those chiefs,” said Tom Glenn, safety officer for the Cambridge Springs Volunteer Fire Department, “and unfortunately, our current chief is having to live it.”

None of the three employees or 12 guests present at the time of the fire were injured, according to Glenn, but two people at the scene were hospitalized with injuries of unknown extent. One resident was injured when they fell in the parking lot, while an unnamed firefighter was struck by a vehicle as he directed traffic at the scene, according to Cambridge Springs Fire Department Chief Jeff Murdock.

The injured firefighter was taken to UPMC Hamot, according to Murdock, who had not been updated on the firefighter's condition as of Tuesday afternoon.

“We got everyone out and that’s what matters,” said Jeremy Ball, general manager at the inn, “but a piece of Cambridge Springs history is gone.”

Ball returned to the inn at around 1 a.m. after being contacted by employees about how to turn off what they at first believed was a false alarm. Ball checked the kitchen door when he arrived, finding it too hot to open.

Cambridge Springs firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 1:10 a.m. and arrived at the scene within three or four minutes, Glenn said. Smoke could be seen coming out of the eaves and front door as they arrived.

 

The fire was the worst he has seen in 32 years with the Cambridge Springs fire department, Glenn said.

“Most of the materials in that building are 132 years old. You’re talking dry-tinder wood filled with antiques,” Glenn said. “It was just a nightmare.”

About 20 fire departments from Crawford and Erie counties responded to the scene of the fire, along with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Crawford County Scuba Team.

For more on this story, check later with meadvilletribune.com. Photos from the fire were posted to the Tribune's Facebook page around 3:30 a.m. 

Polish Falcons Make Aid Available to Flooded Texans

Polish Falcons Make Aid Available to Flooded Texans

 

Hurricane Harvey

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. As with any natural disaster, if you are a PFA Member in good standing who has been affected, relief funds are available. Contact Druhna Chris Puskar at 800-535-2071 or by email at cpuskar@polishfalcons.org to learn more about obtaining funds.

 

The PFA Disaster Relief Fund was established to help Members in need due to a natural disaster. If you would like to contribute to the PFA Disaster Relief Fund, please mail a check payable to Polish Falcons of America, 381 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Please specify that your donation is to the PFA Disaster Relief Fund. We thank you in advance for your support.

 

 

 

 

Polish Falcons of America, 381 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15220

 

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