Constitution of Princeton University Class of 1969
All individuals who are listed officially by
Princeton University as being in the Class of 1969 shall be Members of the
Class, together with such honorary members as may be elected by the voted of a
majority of the Steering Committee.
The Elected Officers of the Class shall be
The Appointed Officers of the Class, appointed by the President, shall
All Elected Officers shall serve for a term of five
years beginning after election results are announced at the Class meeting on Major
Reunions weekend. Appointed
Officers shall serve a term coincident with the term of the President making
the appointment. Appointed Officers
may be reappointed for successive terms.
There shall be a Steering Committee which shall consist of the Elected
Officers and the Appointed Officers of the Class.
There shall be a Class Board of Governors which shall consist of
members of the Class
who indicate to the President their desire to become a member of the Board of
Governors. The President shall
periodically name new members of the Board of Governors at meetings of the
Steering Committee, such new members subject to the approval of the Steering
Committee. Members of the Board of
Governors shall serve terms coincident with the term of each President. Terms of members of the Board of
Governors may be renewed.
ARTICLE III. DUTIES
OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
The duties and powers of the officers shall be as
In general, as to all officers
To be a member of the Steering Committee.
To represent the Class on appropriate occasions.
To perform all the duties attendant to each such office respectively, whether
or not specifically set forth in the Constitution.
To preside at all class meetings and meetings of the Steering Committee.
To give such authorizations and approvals and make such determinations
as are provided in the Constitution.
To provide for and supervise the preparation, distribution and counting
of ballots for all elections.
Executive Vice President
To act in the place of the President in the absence or incapacity of
To perform such other duties as may be delegated to the Executive Vice
At-Large Vice Presidents
To perform such duties as may be delegated to them.
Regional Vice Presidents
To coordinate activities in their regions.
To perform such other duties as may be delegated to them.
To keep or supervise all non-financial records of the Class and to
oversee the transfer of records between successive officers.
To provide regular Class notes for the Princeton Alumni Weekly and send
out such newsletters or other Class communications as may be appropriate.
To keep the minutes of all meetings of the Class and of the Steering
To be responsible for all general Class assets.
To raise necessary Class funds by dues or by other means.
To pay all bills of the Class and to make provision for bank accounts
as determined by the elected officers of the Class.
To render detailed financial reports to the Steering Committee as
required by such committee and to the Alumni Council as required.
To deposit with or without interest and to invest and reinvest the
assets of the Class in any investment or reinvestment which shall be first
approved by the Steering Committee and subject to the continuing review of the
To prepare and file such annual or other reports as are required by
Princeton University for its IRS Form 990 filing.
To participate as active members of the Board of Governors.
To perform such other duties as may be delegated to them, or as
requested by the President or the Class Steering Committee.
The Class Agent
To manage and direct raising of funds for Annual Giving, of keeping
records of the Class in connection therewith and,
In consultation with the President, to appoint a Special Gifts Chair
for major Reunions.
General charge of all Class Reunions,
including raising of necessary funds, subject to continuing review of the
To maintain, revise, keep current and otherwise maintain the Class
To create and manage regular and innovative communications with class
Class Associates Chair
To be responsible for
managing communications with and programs for widows of classmates.
The annual meeting of the members of the Class shall be during Reunions
weekend or at such other time during the year as the Steering Committee may
designate. The members present at
such annual meetings shall constitute a quorum.
The Steering Committee shall meet at least twice a year, once during
Reunions weekend in connection with the annual meeting of the Class and on at
least one other occasion during the academic year.
The President, in consultation with the Executive Vice President,
Secretary, and Treasurer, may call additional Steering Committee or Class meetings
during the year, as necessary or advisable. The President shall call such meetings by giving not less
than two days’ written or electronic notice to all members of the Steering
Committee. Attendance may be in
person, by telephone, or by other appropriate means designated by the
ARTICLE V: NOMINATIONS
least five months in advance of each election the President shall appoint a Nominating
Committee of at least five members, of which the President shall be an
ex-officio member and Chairman.
Membership on the Committee shall not disqualify a member of the Class
from nomination for any office.
member of the Committee may vote on the nominations for any office for which
that member is a candidate for nomination.
Any member of the Class may suggest candidates for any office to the
Nominating Committee. No member
may be nominated by the Committee for any office by less than a majority vote
of those members of the Committee present and voting: if two or more leading candidates
for nominations receive an equal number of votes of the Committee, each of them
shall be deemed nominated.
member of the Class who is not nominated by the Nominating Committee may submit
a petition endorsed by three percent (3%) of the members of the Class to the
President. In the event that a
valid petition is submitted, the Steering Committee shall arrange for voting in
accordance with Article VI.B.2.
Elections for all officers shall take place in connection with each
major Reunion, and officers elected shall hold office until the election and
qualification of their successors, or until appointment in accordance with
Procedure for Elections
A slate of candidates shall be provided by the President to all active
members of the Class by mail or email at least one month prior to the Reunions.
The election shall take place at the annual meeting of the Class.
The Steering Committee may, pursuant to article V.E. or in its
discretion, provide for election by electronic and/or mailed ballot. In such event, the Steering Committee
shall adopt procedures that are fair and timely in the interest of the Class
and for all candidates.
There shall be no electioneering.
Appointment of the Executive Vice President and the Class Vice
Presidents may, upon determination of the Steering Committee, be made up to six
months following a major Reunion through a separate vote at a meeting of the
ARTICLE VII: APPOINTMENTS
The President shall name all appointed officers, subject to the
approval by 51% of the members of the Steering Committee voting.
Vacancies in elected or appointed offices shall also be filled in
accordance with Article VII(A) for the remainder of the term of the vacancy
ARTICLE VIII: RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL OF OFFICERS
Officers may resign by submitting a letter to the President or the
Officers may be removed from office with the approval of at least three-quarters
of the Steering Committee.
ARTICLE IX: AMENDMENTS
Proposal: Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws shall be proposed
only in the following ways:
To the Secretary by a two-thirds vote of the Steering Committee; or
To the Secretary by twenty or more members of the Class.
Adoption: Proposed amendments shall be submitted to the Class by mail and/or
email at least one month prior to a date chosen for the voting, or one month
prior to a Class meeting, with the recommendation of the incumbent Steering
Committee pro or con, and shall be adopted by a majority vote of the Class members
ARTICLE X: EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CONSTITUTION
The Constitution shall become effective immediately
upon its adoption during Reunions 2009.
May 30, 2009
H. Bott, President Paul
G. Sittenfeld, Secretary
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