General Meeting Saturday January 25th

Join us for our first general meeting of 2020! Find out about volunteer opportunities, pay annual dues, and share your thoughts!

Saturday January 25th at 1:30pm
5376 Fairview Blvd
Los Angeles 90056

Fellow Alumni,

We hope this communiqué finds you well and wish you a very Happy New Year!

Entering a new Decade the Los Angeles Alumni Association continues to strive to expand its programs and events to our alumni and current Fisk students. We hope that you will take part in the fellowship opportunities, fundraising events and student recruitment activities that we are planning this year. We want more alumni involvement to experience firsthand the pride we take in supporting our cause.

It is our mission to strengthen networking among Los Angeles area alumni, promote student recruitment, and support the fundraising goals of Fisk University. In order to meet our mission and provide scholarships to students, we rely on the generosity of alumni and without your assistance we wouldn’t be able to provide student scholarships each year.

The Alumni Association’s Executive Board and Committee Chairs met on Saturday, January 11, 2020 After much discussion on varying strategies for fulfilling our mission and building our active membership base, the implementation of a variety of strategies are needed to reach our fundraising goals.

The one strategy we are continuing is that each alumni make the commitment to support our alumni association initiatives by contributing a one year contribution of $120.00 / or $10.00 per month that supports the following:

Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund – $70
Membership Dues/Operating cost – $50
Total $120.00

Payments should be sent to:
LA Fisk University Alumni Club
P O Box 452773
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Or visit the alumni association’s website lafiskalumni.com to make online donations. ($50 Alumni Dues $70 Elroy Bond Scholarship)
All scholarship donations count toward your Class participation rate.

Alumni generosity, talent and participation make a big difference in the success of our association’s activities.

We are looking to fill our table at the Inter-Alumni Council’s MLK Breakfast event on Monday, January 20th ! Tickets are $50 per person. Please contact Virginia Bland @vbland437@aol.com or (323) 574-7185

We will officially kick off 2020 with a “Fisk Friday” Happy Hour event in L.A.! We encourage all Greater L.A. Fisk Alumni to wear Fisk gear and meet up on Friday, January 24th

6pm: Drinks Post & Beam
7pm: Dinner Hotville Chicken
(owned by Nashville’s Prince family)

The first General Alumni meeting of 2020 is at:
5376 Fairview Blvd
Los Angeles, CA. 90056
Saturday March 25, 2020
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Executive Board elections will be held.

Fisk Forever,
Greater Los Angeles Fisk Alumni Association

June 23rd Meeting Notice

Our next general meeting will be held on Sunday June 23rd at 1:30pm. The location is:

5001 President Barack Obama Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90016

We ask that each alumnus make the commitment to support our alumni association initiatives. You can do this by paying to the alumni association $10 per month or $120 for the year. Participating in giving to the Scholarship Fund will also count toward your class in the Fisk to Fifty Campaign to improved the overall alumni giving rate percentage. We are counting on you !

Payments should be sent to:
LA Fisk University Alumni Club
P O Box 45773
Los Angeles, CA 9004
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Or, visit the alumni association’s website lafiskalumni.com to make online donations. ($50 Alumni Dues / $70 Elroy Bond Scholarship)

Now in existence for over 50 years, Los Angeles Alumni Association continues to strive to expand its programs and events to our alumni and current Fisk students. We hope that you will to take part in the fundraising events that we are planning this year and experience firsthand the pride we take in supporting our cause.

General Meeting June 23

LA Fisk Fitness Recap

This past Sunday the LA Fisk Club held it’s first-ever “Fisk Fitness” event. It was a family-friendly Workout & Wellness Hour hosted by Fiskites & C.P.T.s, Flo Elkins and Joy Barge. They answered questions regarding healthy lifestyle decisions and led a great work out session!

March 24th Meeting Notice & Dues Payment

Our next general meeting is in historic Leimert Park:

Sunday, March 24, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
California Jazz & Blues Museum
4317 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

If for some reason you can’t make it but would like to join in the meeting via Free Conferencing the call in number is:
(605) 313-4460
Access code: 461920

Now in existence for over 50 years, Los Angeles Alumni Association continues to strive to expand its programs and events to our alumni and current Fisk students. We hope that you will to take part in the fundraising events that we are planning this year and experience firsthand the pride we take in supporting our cause.

It is our mission to strengthen fellowship among Los Angeles area alumni, promote student recruitment, and support the fundraising goals of Fisk University. In order to meet our mission and provide scholarships to students, we rely on the generosity of alumni and without your assistance we wouldn’t be able to provide student scholarships each year.

The Alumni Association’s Executive Board and Committee Chairs met on February 10, 2019. After reports were given, strategies were discussed in order to raise funds to support the Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund. This fund supports the $2,500 grant given per year to a California student matriculating at Fisk.

The Board and Committee Chairs approved a fundraising proposal that will support the following:

· Scholarship Fund – $70
· Dues/Operating cost – $50

We ask that each alumnus make the commitment to support our alumni association initiatives. You can do this by paying to the alumni association $10 per month or $120 for the year. Participating in giving to the Scholarship Fund will also count toward your class in the Fisk to Fifty Campaign to improved the overall alumni giving rate percentage. We are counting on you !

Payments should be sent to:
LA Fisk University Alumni Club
P O Box 45773
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Or, visit the alumni association’s website lafiskalumni.com to make online donations. ($50 Alumni Dues / $70 Elroy Bond Scholarship)

Alumni generosity, talent and participation make a big difference in the success of our association’s activities.

Vote for Fisk in the 2019 Retool Your School Contest!

Home Depot’s annual HBCU Campus Improvement Grant Program is back! Support Fisk’s effort to win by voting on the site (Fisk is listed in “Cluster 3”) or using the hashtag #Fisk_RYS19 on any of your public social media posts. The contest ends April 14th.

You can check out all of the official rules for the contest here: https://www.retoolyourschool.com/rules/

From the site:

RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL IS 10 YEARS STRONG! AND, CELEBRATING IN A BIG WAY!
What does it mean to be 10 years strong? Since 2009, The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program has invested more than $2 million dollars to update, upgrade, and uplift HBCU campuses. Ten years later, the Program is deepening its commitment to HBCUs by awarding the highest amount in the Program’s history, $500,000 total in campus improvement grants to 10 winning schools – celebrating the past and future success of the Retool Your School Program and our country’s HBCUs

New Student Reception


Calling newly admitted Fisk University freshmen, transfer students and parents, please join us as we welcome you to the Fisk Family and celebrate YOU!

Saturday, July 14th
2-4pm
Holman United Methodist Church
Education Building—Room 5
3320 West Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018

  • Meet other incoming Fisk students, current students, and alumni
  • Hear from parents, current students, and recent alumni
  • Light refreshments will be served

RSVP by July 9th to arynn.auzout@gmail.com or 323-747-4105

March 25th Meeting Notice

GREATER LOS ANGELES FISK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
P.O. 452773 Los Angeles, California 90045

Greetings Los Angeles Fiskites,

As Vice-President/Membership Chairperson of the Fisk Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles (GLAFUAA), I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Alumni and Friends of Fisk who supported the Post Holiday Mixer on January 20, 2018. We had a wonderful event that raised funds for the Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund as well as help raise the Alumni giving rate.

These are certainly challenging as well as stimulating times for the Country and the University as our Los Angeles organization is becoming a stronger Alumni Association of the University!

LOS ANGELES FISK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
GENERAL MEETING
SUNDAY, March 25TH 3:00 pm -5:00 pm
Cornelia Edward’s Home
LOS ANGELES, CA

Please attend this important meeting because we need your input and participation in the following areas:

  • Introducing new committee members for Fundraising, Membership, Scholarship and Student Recruitment
  • Introduction of our new Social Media Platform
  • Electing new officers
  • Club’s direction
  • Direction on continued success in keeping the Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund viable

I am asking you to continue being an active member or consider becoming an active member of the GLAFUAA. Your membership will ensure that Fisk continue to thrive and educate our future leaders of the world. In 2018 we must all do our part to ensure that it will thrive and succeed. We need you – FISK NEEDS YOU!

The GLAFAA 2018 Membership Campaign is January 1 – April 30, 2018. Membership annual dues ($50) are requested now or anytime within the above dates.

As a reminder, membership dues support the following:

  • The Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund for southern California area students
  • Seed money for Fundraising activities
  • General operating costs of GLAFUAA
  • Support local student activities
  • Help us to stay connected and to remain strong in our support to the University.

For your convenience, the membership application can be downloaded here:

Please return it with your 2018 dues. You can also pay online here: lafiskalumni.com/giving

We look forward to seeing you at our first general meeting of the new fiscal year. In the meantime, if you should have questions regarding any of the above and/or attached do not hesitate to contact me or reach out to any of the Executive Board Members at info@lafiskalumni.com :

President – Jefferson Cox
Vice-President – KathyLesley
Secretary – Iris Van Sciver
Treasurer – Cornelia Edwards
Fundraising-Ch. – RandiGilliam

Thank you in advance, for your participation and financial support with your annual dues.

Fisk IS Forever,

Kathy Holland Lesley 68’
Vice President/ Membership Chair
Los Angeles Fisk Alumni Association, Inc.

Book Talk & Signing

To all Fisk Alumni,

Please find enclosed the flyer for the Literati West Book Club book signing on March 13, 2018.

Come out and support fellow Fisk alumna and author Linda Kenney Miller class of 1967.

Once again, another opportunity to interface and network with Fiskites in 2018 ! Feel free to share this information with others that enjoy reading and learning.

Kathy Holland Lesley ’68
Vice President GLAFAA

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Alumni !

2018 is here and there are only 13 days until our Post Holiday Mixer. This is just a reminder that we are counting on you to join us:
GET TICKETS NOW!

Saturday, January 20, 2018
4:00 – 7:00 Pm
California Jazz and Blues Museum
4317 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

to mingle, listen to great music, enjoy delicious food & browse the treasured museum in historical Leimert Park.

The $25 donation admits you to the mixer and goes to the Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund. Help increase the percentage of Alumni Givers. Every $25 counts whether you are able to attend the mixer or not.

Encourage every Fiskite and friends of Fisk you know to help us reach our goal of $5,000. Help us reach our goal !

Please send your donation to:

LA Fisk Alumni Association
P. O. Box 452773
Los Angeles, CA 90045

or order online: http://lafiskalumni.com/tickets

Fisk Forever,
LA Fisk Fundraising Committee