Presidents Corner

ACAA President’s Corner – Mike Anderson August 21, 2018

Hello everyone.  We are just 43 days away from the 2018 Reunion at the beautiful Erie Bayfront Convention Center in conjunction with the outstanding Sheraton and Courtyard hotels.  Registration numbers are growing and it looks like there will be a great crew of alumni on hand to make the weekend especially memorable. 

There is quite a lot planned, starting Friday night; there will be a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and entertainment as well as an optional dinner cruise on the Victorian Princess.  We have already exceeded our estimated attendance for the cruise but there is still plenty of room on the boat if you are interested.     

Saturday starts with the Alliance College Alumni Association meeting at 10:00.  Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting.  We will be voting in Officers and other Board members so come in, participate and vote!

During the afternoon there are several activities scheduled.  Feel free to attend any or all of them or if you would just like reconnect with your college friends, go for it!  The key is to have fun. 

The main event is the dinner/dance Saturday night.  We will be honoring the Class of 1968 who celebrate the 50th graduation anniversary, the Class of 1978 celebrating their 40th anniversary, the soccer teams from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s together with the Business and Tool & Die programs.  Special honorees will be John Wroblewski, Pete Mathews and it is highly likely Coach Mike Flick will be in the house on this very special night. 

On Sunday, there will be a mass at St. Stanislaus Church in Erie with ACAA participation.  In addition, on Sunday afternoon there is a Polish festival at St. Stanislaus that everyone is free to attend if you wish before heading home. 

I think we have a jam-packed weekend planned and sincerely hope you can attend but more importantly, contact your circle of Alliance friends and encourage them to join the fun.  It should be a beautiful fall weekend in Erie with plenty of special memories waiting to happen.  What else are you going to do?  Clean the garage?  See you in Erie!


ACAA President’s Corner – Mike Anderson April 18, 2018

Welcome to the President’s Corner – I will periodically post Alliance College Alumni Association updates in this space.

Spring is upon us and it brings a new redesign of the ACAA website.  Take a look around – we hope you like it.  A BIG thank you to Chet Fedorowicz, Les and Elaine Rachocki for all the efforts they put into the conversion.  The site has a fresh, clean look and is easy to navigate.  You are all encouraged to add photos.  Please spread the word that the site is back so everyone can come check it out and hopefully resume some of the spirited debate on the forums.

A lot of you have contacted me and other Board members about the upcoming reunion.  Be a bit more patient please as final details are being confirmed.  I can say this for sure; it wil be held October 5-7 2018 at the beautiful properties at the Erie Bayfront.  You can reserve your rooms at either the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel or the Courtyard by Marriott – Erie Bayfront.  We’ll all miss The Riverside Inn but I think once you see these properties you will agree we have found a new home.  These hotels offer all the latest amenities and the banquet facilities are terrific.  Mind you , the reunion will cost a bit more than a riverside reunion but I assure you we are getting good value for our dollar.  I expect registration will begin on or about May 1.

On behalf of the Alliance College Alumni Association board, I wish you a healthy and happy summer.  See you in October!