In the process of raising funds for the artificial turf which was inaugurated for the football field in the fall of 2010, it became apparent that there was no organized, non-commercial alumni group through which contacts could be made. Out of that experience, in the summer of 2011 a group of dedicated alums and friends of the school began the creation of the North Salem Viking Alumni and Friends Association to support our great school. A mission statement and by-laws were drawn up and 501(c)3 non-profit status was applied for. A nine-member Board of Directors was formed with staggered 3-year terms (each year a new third of the Board is voted upon). Committees have been formed, all of which may have non-Board members. The Viking Association is a work-in-progress and welcomes ideas for improvement.