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Upcoming Elections for Officers and Directors

June 14, 2017
Notice to all Members of PA3

The Princeton Area Alumni Association plans to hold its annual meeting for 2017 in the fall (as in previous years) at a date to be announced. Under our by-laws, we will conduct elections at that annual meeting for officers and directors of the Association. It is anticipated that a number of positions – both officers and directors – will need to be filled as current terms expire and some current office holders step down. Among the positions likely to be open are president, vice-president, secretary, and four positions as directors. In addition, the Association is in need of various committee chairs, who manage specific aspects of PA3’s activities.

Please consult our website for a list of officers, directors, and committee chair positions. A copy of the by-laws, with descriptions of the responsibilities of the various officers and directors, is available on that website under the link “governance” at the left.

Prior active experience working with PA3 is of course a plus, but is not a necessary precondition. Candidates who indicate an interest and willingness to serve will be considered by the Committee prior to the annual meeting. Please note these are not “honorary” positions. Leadership roles within PA3 require active participation in the Association’s activities and management. Time commitments vary with the position; the work is collegial and rewarding.

If you may be interested in taking a leadership position in PA3 in any of the above roles, please contact any member of the Nominating and Governance Committee, which is mandated by our by-laws to propose a slate to the annual meeting. In order to allow the Committee to consider potential candidates in good time, indications of interest should be received before July 15. All inquiries are of course non-binding.

Members of the Committee are:

 George Bustin ’70, Chair
 Tom Swift ’76
 Cheryl Rowe Rendleman ’81
 Lydia Zaininger ’83
 Kristin (Alyea) Epstein ’97

Posted by Dan 12 days ago.


Lydia to Receive CAPA Award!

PA3's own Lydia Zaininger '83 has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Alumni Council Committee on Academic Programs for Alumni (CAPA) Award for Excellence in Alumni Education. The award has been presented annually by CAPA since 2003 to an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to alumni education at Princeton, with a special emphasis placed on service over a significant period of time. Lydia is being honored for her service and commitment as an active member and activities chair of PA3 and as the organizer extraordinaire of the fabulous First Fridays luncheon series. The award will be presented at the Alumni Council Luncheon this Friday, June 2. Congratulations Lydia on this achievement. 
Come out and Cheer her on!

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Lydia Zaininger to Receive CAPA Award ( Friday, June 2, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )
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Posted by Teegger 26 days ago.


PA3 Book Club: June Meeting

May 27, 2017 - The PA3 Book Club meets on the last Thursday of each month (except July, August & December) from 7:00-8:30 pm at a venue on campus. Selections alternate between fiction and non-fiction, and the authors typically have a Princeton connection.

To be added to the book club mailing list, please email

Coming up next: The Incidental Oriental Secretary and Other Tales of Foreign Service, by Richard L. Jackson '62

Thursday, June 29
7:00-8:30 pm
McCosh 26

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Posted by Arlen 30 days ago.


June 2017 Second Tuesdays Propeller












Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres




6 P, TUESDAY, June 13, 2017


Speaker:  Joy Meserve, UCSD '98


Chief Program Officer, iD Tech


“Jump-Starting the Entrepreneurial Drive in Children: 

Giving Them Space to Do Something Big”


Tapping into the inventive nature of youngsters worldwide, iD Tech spearheads the development of STEM education skills through its summer camp and year-round learning programs, for children aged 6 - 18. Held on more than 150 college campuses across the US (including Princeton, Harvard, MIT and Stanford), the summer camps, since 1999, have provided STEM experiences to more than 300,000 students, may of whom come from overseas. Joy will discuss how early technology experience can both engender and boost entrepreneurial talent in the next generation.


Registration Required via


NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, Sept 12th (6 P)

Keep the Propellers Flying!

 The Propellers are entirely donations-funded.  

FULLY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE contributions can be made:
By check:  to “The Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3)”
  Fouad J. Masrieh, Treasurer
1009 Barclay Blvd., Princeton, NJ
(Please stipulate “for the Propellers”)  
OR by PayPal or Credit Card.

Princeton Alumni may add $30 "for PA3 Dues" 



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June 2017 Second Tuesday Propellers ( Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM )

Speaker: Joy Meserve, UCSD '98, Chief Program Officer, iD Tech

Location: Quad Club, 33 Prospect Ave., Princeton
Cost: No Charge, rsvp, go to
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Teegger about 1 month ago.


PA3 Book Club: May Meeting

May 1, 2017 - The PA3 Book Club meets on the last Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm at a venue on campus (usually East Pyne 111). Selections alternate between fiction and non-fiction, and the authors typically have a Princeton connection.

To be added to the mailing list, please email

Coming up next, on Thursday, May 25: Small Great Things
 by Jodi Picoult '87 S86 h16

Read about Jodi and view her 2016 Class Day presentation here

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May Book Club Meeting ( Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM )
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Posted by Arlen about 1 month ago.