Our membership now includes all people who have graduated from any and all High School Special Education Programs and their friends as well as the original members who were graduates of Jacqueline Vaughn Occupational High School in Chicago, Illinois.
Vaughn & Friends Alumni Association, Inc. provides social, educational and vocational support for graduates and former students of Special Education Programs and their friends in the Chicago area.
To own a building with space:
1) for members to meet
2) to provide job training for members
3) to employ members by operating a "green products" business
Recognizing and accepting each person's humanity and dignity.
Respecting every individual
Valuing our friends
Valuing our community
Value supporting ourselves through work
Valuing each person's potential to achieve
V&FAA Stands for Vaughn and Friends Alumni Association. The figure below the center "A" is a native American symbol for everlasting or forever and the crossed arrows represent friendship. The colors are blue and gold because they are the colors of Vaughn High School, which is where we began. It is contained in a circle that has no beginning and no end to further enhance the idea of "forever". We are a circle of friends, ever expanding to accommodate our growing membership and their special needs.We chose native American symbols rather than some ancient European symbols because native Americans had a philosophy of inclusive community that better coincides with our own.
On Saturday, March 17, 2018, we will have our next Alumni meeting from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. at the Austin/Irving Park public Library. We will be discussing our special event in May and will decide if we will have our usual annual picnic this year in June or do something else. If you have ideas about this, you must be at this meeting on the 17th to vote for what you want. If you don't participate in the planning, you can't expect to get what YOU want.
On Saturday, March 10th, 2018 beginning at 2:00 P.M., a memorial service will be held for Dr. Rusty Burnett, Vaughn's former princpal, who died recently. The service will be held at Vaughn High School in the auditorium. You must register online to attend. Contact Jerrie or Mrs. Coughlin to register for you
2018 Meetings that are now scheduled:
March 3, 2018 Board meeting from 12:00-3:00 P.M. at the Austin/Irving Park Library
March 17, 2018 from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. Alumni meeting at the Austin/Irving Park Library
April 7, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00 P.M. Board meeting at the Austin/Irving Park Library
April 14. 2018 from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. Alumni meeting at the Austin/Irving Park Library
May 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00 P.M. Board meeting at the Austin/Irving Park Library
May 19th starting at noon, we will have a Special Event which is still unplanned-come to the March meeting with your ideas.
June, our final event until September. Exact date and activities will be planned at the March meeting. BE THERE!