June 1, 2004, a little over four years after the launch of this website, we were pleased to announce the creation of the the official
corporate alumni association operated solely
for members of the great and spirited class of 1960 of Oceanside High
School, Oceanside, New York,
Association's Mission Statement is derived from language contained in
of Incorporation and Bylaws
(both of which can be accessed and read in their entirety online by
clicking the links on this page) and reads as follows:
sponsor and promote social activities and other
opportunities for personal contact and commingling
among Association members,
thereby enhancing our emotional ties to one another and the
fellowship that exists among our classmates. Our mission is to build on
our sense of pride in our hometown and high school communities, and in
our class, the nostalgic feelings we all share, and the fond memories we
have of our common youthful experiences. Our
mission is to enrich
the remainders of our lives by enabling us to come together more easily, in
person or otherwise, despite separation over many years and great distances, to renew dear old friendships and other acquaintances from
adolescent years and to elevate such relationships to new levels.
Beginning with our organization in early 2004, we planned to
accomplish our mission primarily by arranging all future class reunions
— and by making them continue to get better and
better each time — by
creating and maintaining a class database and directory to facilitate
contact with one another, and by taking over the responsibility
for this website, www.1960sailors.net,
which was first launched in 2000 and has been a source of nostalgic pleasure
for hundreds of our classmates and others. In addition to our full-scale
weekends, from time to time, we may also sponsor other social
events or do some other things in furtherance of our mission.
articulated in greater detail on one of our web pages entitled, "Why
a Website?," the special bond among our classmates began well
50 years ago in September 1954, when we first came together as a class
— in that most magical decade of our
Oceanside Junior High School. We were reminded of the strength of those bonds at several class reunions
held beginning in 1970, and by visiting our website over the years.
when our high school days our done,
our friendship's ties will still be strong."
We're off to a pretty good start after over 66 years as a class. This
Association is just the next step, and if
you were part of the great class of 1960, you already are a member.
But we need your continued support to achieve our goals.
So click here to find out how to activate
your membership now and support our
pays their dues after April 1st of any year will be
paid in full
through June 30th
of the following year.
That's the way it should be...
We'll always be like one...
We'll always be together.
al-ways be together.
We'll al-ways be together.
We'll al-ways be together-r-r-r.
We'll al-ways be together.
We'll al-ways be
We'll al-ways be together."
2004-2021 by Howard B. Levy and