Executive Committee MINUTES

Princeton Class Of 1952 Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings


CLASS OF 1952 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Minutes of Combined Executive Committee Meeting and Quinquennial Class Meeting  
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Present: George Aman; Hale Bradt; Put Brodsky; Stokes Carrigan; Walt Culin; Dief Diefenbach; Bud Foulke; Joe Handelman; Bob Jiranek; Bob Lamperti; Barry Loper; Warren McCabe; John Mc Shane; Alex Mills; John Moore; Poss Parham; Steve Rogers; Dave Smith; Ed Tiryakian; George Towner; Wim Van Eeckelen; and many more (list incomplete but must have been over 30).

President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 9:15 AM in the conference room of the Forbes Building.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING:  
Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on February 24, 20176 as distributed earlier by George Aman were approved.

Secretary’s Report: Secretary George Towner distributed his report dated June 3, 2017 describing his latest work on various matters with the assistance of his administrative assistant Susan Clay. He has prepared 13 sets of Class Notes for PAW during this year. She sends birthday cards, maintains records of dues paid, deaths, memorials received from John Moore and other items. Twenty six Classmates have died in the current fiscal year, bringing the total losses to 509. The number remaining is 324. John Moore continues his invaluable work of preparing memorials for the PAW. George continues expanding and updating the materials on the Class website including "Notes to the Secretary” and "Class Forum”.

Most important, the contracting company has now completed digitizing the bound books of all past reunions, the Senior Herald and the Freshman Herald. These volumes have been downloaded to the Class website where they are available for research by Classmates.

As a major project, George has prepared with the assistance of the Alumni Office a substantial booklet listing all the numerous Enduring Marks given by the Class and its members during the entire 65 year history of the Class. The booklet was distributed at the Class Dinner and will be placed on the website.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer George Towner distributed his report dated June 3. 2017. He has received dues for the current year from 172 Classmates of the 323 remaining on the Class Roll, or 53%. Total revenue for the fiscal year was $11,188. and disbursements were $ 20,866 for a deficit of $9,678. Action to reduce the deficit in the future had been approved at the February 24 meeting.

Annual Giving: Steve Rogers reported that the campaign, led by Don Malehorn and later by him, had raised so far over $1.5 million, greatly surpassing the goal of $500,000. Great credit is due to Ed Masinter for his work with the "critical few”. The goal of 75 % participation has not yet been met, but Steve expected that the SWAT team, led again by Bob Eby, will meet that goal.

Next Meeting: This Committee will meet on Friday November 10, 2017.

The meeting adjourned at 9:45 am, to be immediately followed by the:

QUINQUENNIAL MEETING OF THE CLASS MEMBERS

This meeting was opened by the Class President, Dr. John Putnam Brodsky.

Review of Class Activities for the Past Five Years: Put gave a report which told about the life of the Class while he served, which was a very active time. That report will be posted on the Class website. Put thanked the officers who served during his tenure and presented them with gifts.

Nassau Hall Clapper Relocated: Hale Bradt reported on the clapper which had first been "liberated” from the Nassau Hall Tower by a group that included Bill Murdoch and him 70 years ago. Years later it had been mounted on an inscribed plaque and has been kept at the Murdochs’ home. Now, however, the Murdochs and the Class officers had approved a project proposed by Hale of relocating the clapper to the Class of 1952 Room in Frist Center. Hale proposed the project, selected the location on the wall and obtained consent by the building management. The clapper has now been relocated and been mounted so firmly that it cannot be stolen again.

Class of 1952 Fund for Undergraduate Independent Work: Classmates John Mc Shane and Walt Culin reported on this latest "Enduring Mark” just established by action of the Executive Committee. Ed Tiryakian had first proposed that the Class find a way of helping undergraduates pay the cost of their travel for research in preparing their senior theses. That subject was discussed at several meetings of the Executive Committee, and the minutes of those meetings caught the eye of John McShane. Previously he had created a charitable remainder trust with the University as beneficiary. Adopting Ed’s general idea he persuaded the Office of Development to modify his trust to specify as the University beneficiary an endowment fund to be called The Class of 1952 Fund for Undergraduate Independent Work. Income on the Fund will be used by the University to help students in need through an existing University program. Classmates may add to the Fund in cash contributions and also may designate the Fund as the beneficiary of their estates by their wills or through presently existing, or future, charitable remainder trusts. The Executive Committee has designated this as another "Enduring Mark” of the Class. Walt Culin has agreed to mention this Fund in his next letter to the Class about estate planning.

New Class Officers: Put announced that the Executive Committee had proposed a slate of officers for the next five years consisting of:

President: George M. Aman III  
Immediate Past President: J. Putnam Brodsky  
First Vice President Stokes B. Carrigan III  
Second Vice President G. Quincy Lumsden, Jr.  
Secretary and Treasurer George C. Towner, Jr  
Class Agent Stephen H. Rogers.  
Executive Committee As listed in its minutes and on the first page of the new Class Directory.

Put moved that the slate be approved by the Class. The motion was seconded and `approved by voice vote.

George Aman thanked the Class members for this great honor, praised the work of Put Brodsky and promised to do his best following in the footsteps of all the outstanding men who had led the Class over the past sixty five years.

New Honorary Class Member: Two or three Class members mentioned what fine professional services had been performed by McNair Evans, Jr. over several years in photographing Class events, beginning with the 60th Reunion. One of them then proposed that in recognition of this dedicated work over an extended time that Mc Nair be elected as an Honorary Member of the Class. Mc Nair is also the son of McNair Evans our departed Classmate. A motion to that effect was approved by a voice vote.

Other Statements:

Classmate Willem Van Eecklen, had traveled with his wife Johanna from their home intin the Netherlands. He rose to thank the Class and the University for giving him the opportunity to study for two years as our Classmate. He said the experience had changed his life. Incidentally his career as a leader in the government of the Netherlands and the Western European Union included his being awarded the Legion of Honor by the President of France.

Former Class President Poss Parham complimented the leadership of the Class during the past five years. He especially stressed the importance of Hal Saunders’ Sustained Dialogue Campus Network. He said that organization has set a national example. It will continue to be an Enduring Mark of the Class.

The meeting adjourned in time for lunch followed by our 65th P-Rade. The next Quinquennial Meeting is scheduled for the 70th Reunion in 2022.

Respectfully Submitted,  
George Aman, Recording Secretary


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

NOTE: HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE BIG SIXTY-FIFTH REUNION. GEORGE

CLASS OF 1952 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting

Friday, February 24, 2017

Present: George Aman; Paul Benacrraf; "Put” Brodsky; Stokes Carrigan; Bud Foulke; Bob Lamperti; Annette Merle- Smith; John Moore; Bill Murdoch; Geoff Nunes; Steve Rogers; Sandi Tatnall; George Towner; and Ed Tiryakian (15 including 2 non-voting of 41)

President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:00 in the 2nd floor Conference Room in the Helm Building.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on October 24, 2016 as distributed earlier and at the meeting by George Aman were approved.

Secretary’s Report: Secretary George Towner distributed his report dated February 24, 2017 describing his latest work on various matters with the assistance of his administrative assistant Susan Clay. She maintains records of dues paid, deaths, memorials received from John Moore and other items. With her assistance George prepares Class Notes for PAW, sends Birthday Cards and coordinates matters relating to Associates. He described again the procedures to notify everyone when he hears of a death, which involve Put, Annette, John Moore and two people in the Alumni Office. John has prepared seven more memorials since January 11.[ The Committee again wished to record its thanks to John for that invaluable work.] Fifteen Classmates have died in the current fiscal year, bringing the total losses to 491. The number remaining is 334. George continues expanding and updating the materials on the Class website including "Notes to the Secretary” and "Class Forum”. He has sent to the contracting company the bound books of all past reunions to have them digitized as approved at the last meeting.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer George Towner distributed his report dated February 24, 2017. He has received dues for the current year from 157 Classmates of the 334 remaining on the Class Roll, or 52%. This is compared to February 19, 2016 at which time dues had been paid by 188 Classmates of the 360 who were then on the Roll. Total revenue for the six month period of the current fiscal year was $8,865 and disbursements were $11,709. The total assets in the treasury exceed $113,000. George also presented a budget for the remainder of the year, which estimates a deficit of $14,897. That includes spending $5,000 for a biennial contribution to Sustained Dialogue Campus Network and $6,000 for the new Class Directory. To replenish the cash account George will liquidate $15,000 of the investment in a Vanguard Fund. Then he described how the loss of Classmates has an impact when his dues payments stop, and his widow is added to the subscribers of the Alumni Weekly.

Then he made three recommendations, which were discussed and voted separately.

First: To overcome the declining number of living Classmates that the dues be increased from $50 to $65. This amount has not been increased for several years.

Second: Trying to reduce the number of free subscriptions to PAW for Associate Members, that the Secretary prepare and have sent to the Associates a letter asking whether they wish to continue to receive the PAW and pointing out that a substantial expense is involved in that. This letter should not threaten them with termination for failure to reply, but should express an earnest wish for a reply from those who wish to continue.

Third: To authorize him to solicit indications of interest from potential sources, including individuals and commercial advertisers, for one who might be willing to appear on the back cover of the new Class Directory as a "sponsor” of that publication. No amount was set, but it might be some fraction of the cost of the Directory, $6,000.

All three proposals were adopted.

Sixty Fifth Reunion: The planning for this historic event is almost complete and a letter giving the details has been sent to the Class by the President and the Reunion Chair. Bob Lamperti had sent a letter to the Class earlier asking everyone to send in their revised addresses. He has now completed preparation of the new Class Directory and will be sending final changes immediately.

Report of Nominating Committee: Put announced that following the prior meeting he had appointed a nominating committee chaired by Steve Rogers, the other members being Stokes Carrigan and Barry Loper. The recommendations of that committee were set forth in Steve’s recent letter to the Class. George Aman thanked the group for the very real honor of being proposed for the office of President. He then proposed adding several names to the membership of the Executive Committee. The report with those amendments was adopted, with the details of names to be worked out between George and Steve. The final list is attached to these minutes as Exhibit A.

George then proposed amendments to the Constitution to provide that the Committee as constituted in June will serve for a term of five years, that the quorum requirement for Committee meetings in the Constitution be reduced and that Committee members be counted as present at a meeting if they are connected by a speaker telephone at the meeting table. The Amendment was adopted in the form attached as Exhibit B.

Proposed Enduring Marks: The Committee then considered proposals for projects following the 65th Reunion. The first had been proposed by Roger McLean at the September meeting. It was also described as a "Ten Year Grant Program” in a letter of Roger to the Class officers dated February 18, 2017. He proposed that an grant be made by the University’s Director of Undergraduate Research each year in the amount of $5,000 to a student to assist in the cost of preparing his or her their senior thesis. This would continue for ten years, and it would be funded by an advance from the Class Treasury of $50,000 made at the 65th Reunion to the University to be controlled by the Director. This was discussed, with several members expressing concern about the current state of the Class finances. The proposal was then disapproved.

The Committee then considered briefly the proposal by Ed Masinter that any remaining funds of the Class when it ceased operating be added to the Class of 1952 Scholarship Fund, which was created at the Class’s 25th Reunion and now amounts to over $600,000. This was discussed and then tabled, for discussion at the June meeting.

Finally the Committee considered the proposal by John McShane, which is different in that it does not involve expenditure of Class funds, but would mean an endorsement by the Class. He has designated as the final beneficiary of his lifetime trust now being administered by the University a fund which he has called "The Class of 1952 Fund for Undergraduate Independent Work”. George Aman distributed copies of the Gift Agreement between John and the University which describes the purpose as being to assist with the preparation of theses, junior papers and other undergraduate independent academic work. John expects that other Classmates may wish to change the designation of their lifetime trusts to specify that fund as their beneficiary. Walt Culin has offered to discuss this in his next annual letter to members of the 1746 Society, if the Class approves this as a Class project. After discussion the Fund was approved as an Enduring Mark of the Class, recommending it for inclusion in Classmates’ wills.

Annual Giving: The goals for the current year are $500,000 and 75 % participation, the same as last year. The dollar goal has been far surpassed, with over $1.5 million contributed, thanks to Don Malehorn and later Steve Rogers, with incalculable work by Ed Masinter in approaching the "critical few”. The rate of participation is only at 48 %, but Steve and his SWAT teams will work on creating a record for a 65th Reunion.

Regional Lunches: The Philadelphia region will hold one in March. The North Carolina group held one in November and has another scheduled for the Spring. The DC area is planning one in April.

Next Meeting: This will be held on a date to be determined during the 65th Reunion.

The meeting adjourned at 5:05 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ George Aman

George Aman, Recording Secretary


FRIDAY, october 24, 2016

CLASS OF 1952 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting

Friday, October 24, 2016

Present: George Aman; "Put” Brodsky; Stokes Carrigan; Bob Lamperti; Roger McLean; Annette Merle- Smith; John Moore; Bill Murdoch; Steve Rogers; George Towner; and Ed Tiryakian (11 including 1 non-voting of 48)

President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:00 in the 2nd floor Conference Room in the Helm Building.

President’s Opening Remarks: President Put opened by expressing our concern for the Class Agent, Don Malehorn, who is quite ill. Steve Rogers has agreed to take over as Class Agent.

Digitizing of Class Reunion Books: Secretary George Towner has been working on this project which was authorized by the Committee at the May 27 meeting. In this George has consulted with a firm called Reunion Technologies which has experience working on this with other Princeton classes. He introduced Cary Bruestle a principal in the firm, who described the work she has done creating a digital file of the 13 reunion books published by the Class. The cost of that work was $1,000.The major part of the work however, still must be done, which is applying software to make the data accessible to a user. Using power point slides she described three optional degrees of search-ability by one having access to email. This group consists of approximately two-thirds of the Class. Option 1 consists of providing the table of contents for each book with access to the beginning of each chapter. A searcher would have to go through many pages of each chapter to find the particular item such as the life story of Harold Saunders. Option 2 is "limited search-ability”, which involves providing approximately 20 search links. Option 3 would be fully searchable form, in which the searcher could find each place in all the books where Hal Saunders’ name appears. The estimated cost of creating Option 2 is an additional amount of approximately $2,000, and Option 3 is $10,000. This presentation was followed by a short discussion, after which the Committee approved contracting for Option 2.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on May 27, 2016 as prepared by Assistant Recording Secretary Geoff Nunes and distributed earlier and also at the meeting by George Aman were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer George Towner distributed his report dated October 20, 2016. He has received dues for the current year from 141 Classmates of 346 remaining on the Class Roll, or 40%. This compares with the previous year in which dues had been paid by 151 Classmates of the 370 who were then on the Roll. Interestingly the percentage is the same. Total revenue for the three month period of the current fiscal year was $8,129 and disbursements were $7,946. The total assets in the treasury exceed $108,000.

Secretary’s Report: George Towner distributed his Secretary’s Report describing his extensive work in preparing Class Notes for PAW, sending Birthday Cards, coordinating memorials, operating the Website and matters relating to Associates. He described the procedures for notifying the officers and agencies involved when he hears of a death. Key people in the Committee in addition to him are Put, Annette and John Moore. John has prepared several more memorials. Annette continues her valuable work of writing to the widows, and will now be sending copies to George Towner. Three Classmates have died in the current fiscal year bringing the total losses to 479.

Sixty Fifth Reunion: The planning for this historic event has continued under the leadership of Mary Murdoch, who has graciously agreed to continue in that role. Her committee consists of Bill Murdoch, Put, George Towner, George Aman, Annette Merle-Smith and Sandi Tatnall. The Headquarters will be at Forbes, and blocks of rooms have been reserved at two hotels. Places and entertainment have been selected for dinners. The committee will meet tomorrow, and a detailed letter will be sent in December. Bob Lamperti is working on a new Class Directory and will be sending a letter requesting Classmates to provide updated addresses.

Organization of the Class Following the 65th Reunion: Put explained that according to the Alumni Office various classes have taken different approaches when their members become part of the "Old Guard”. Some disband and turn their assets over to the Office. Other classes continue to operate on a reduced basis. The main task of the "Old Guard” is to encourage participation in Annual Giving, and the Alumni Office will record separately the amounts raised by any class that continues operating. Other functions of a class that optionally can be continued are any or all of those described in the preceding sections of these minutes. Performing these will require having officers. Finally our Class is unique in having a substantial treasury from which grants can be made to existing or new "Enduring Marks”. Decisions on matters like that will also require continuing to have an Executive Committee. In view of these requirements the Committee decided to continue operating the Class as an existing organization under its Constitution, with some minor changes.

Prior to this reunion The Constitution provides for the President to appoint a nominating committee to prepare a slate of officers for the next five years, to be approved by a vote of the Classmates. Put said he would appoint as the committee the following: Steve Rogers, Barry Loper and Stokes Carrigan.

Annual Giving: The goals for the current year will be $500,000 and 75 % participation, the same as last year. Steve said he will continue the present organization of this.

Regional Lunches: The Philadelphia region held an unusual one in July, as reported in PAW. The North Carolina group has scheduled one for November 14, with a professor as a speaker. John Moore reported that Marshall Keating had relinquished his role in planning the New York lunches, and John offered to secure a speaker for a gathering later in the fall. It was agreed that it is desirable to invite wives and companions to join in these events, as some groups have already done.

Other Business: Roger McLean presented the idea of making annual grants to one or more undergraduates to subsidize the cost of their travel in researching their senior theses. This would be much more limited in scope than establishing a permanent fund as previously proposed. George Towner said he would investigate this with the applicable University officials.

Ed Tiryakian proposed that the Class President send to Mary Ellen Bowen, the wife of former President, William Bowen the deepest condolences of the Class and its fond recollections of her husband on his death. Put agreed to do this.

Next Meeting: This will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017.

The meeting adjourned at 4:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

George Aman, Recording Secretary


FRIDAY, may 27, 2016

CLASS OF 1952 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, May 27, 2016

PRESENT:  Put Brodsky; Bob Jiranek, Bob Lamperti, Barry Loper;  Don Malehorn, Annette Merle-Smith, Bill Murdoch, Steve Rogers, George Towner, Ed Tiryakian, John Moore, Stokes Carrigan, Alfie Gardner; and Geoff Nunes

President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:10 in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Helm Bldg.

Opening Remarks:
Put opened the meeting by describing in detail the memorial service for the Class’s former president Hal Saunders, highlighting the eulogizing letters from former US President Jimmy Carter, and Henry Kissinger among others.  He also reviewed some of the highlights from Hal’s long and distinguished career.

Minutes:
The minutes of the February 19, 2016 meeting as distributed prior to, and at, the meeting were approved as submitted.

Report on Annual Giving:
Class Agent Don Malehorn reported that the campaign for the year about to end will be, as in the past, successful. He expected that the Swat Team would come close to the % goal, with the monetary goal already obtained.   Don also noted that, as in the past, the "critical few” is responsible for the great majority of the giving and the success of the Campaign.  Don concluded his report by noting that the team is already starting to gear up for our 65th Reunion.           

Secretary’s Report:
George Towner distributed his Report which was ordered filed with the minutes of the meeting, and which described his continuing work on Class Notes, Birthday Cards and Memorials. With respect to the latter he noted that 17 classmates had died in the past 11 months, and that there are currently 16 memorials submitted to the PAW awaiting publication.  The Secretary’s report also included an update on the Class’s Web site.  Finally George reported on the possibility of having our reunion books and other publications digitized for easy availability. After discussion, upon motion duly made and seconded it was RESOLVED….That the Secretary proceed with the digitization project.    

Treasurer’s Report:
The Treasurer, George Towner next distributed his current report, also ordered filed with the minutes.  He noted that with respect to Class dues, 53% had responded favorably, with 100 members on the Class on the Dues Honor Roll.  His Report showed an Account Balance of $107,673.80, and also reflected that for the 10 months ended April 30th the Class had receipts of $23,807.27 as against disbursements of $22,763.76 and before administrative costs of $2,182.           

Other Matters:
 • The President next discussed the current status of the Sustained Dialogue Institute, after which he submitted a proposal that the Class make a contribution to the Institute in honor of Hal Saunders.  After discussion, upon motion duly made and seconded, it was RESOLVED… That a grant of $5,000 be made to the Sustained Dialogue Institute in Hal’s memory, and that the Class receive the Institute’s Annual Report.

 • The President then reviewed with the Committee the letter sent on behalf of the Class to the Special Committee to review the Wilson Legacy.

• Next, Annette Merle-Smith updated the Committee on the current exhibit at the Princeton Art Museum, urging attendance if possible.

 • This was followed by Bob Jiranck’s report on the proposed statue of Classmate Art Collins to be placed in Palmer Square honoring Art’s major role in its revitalization. After discussion The Committee determined that the Class as such would not become involved.

• It was next agreed that the Class Directory would be updated prior to our 65th reunion, planning for which, the Committee was informed, was already underway. At the same time it was noted that the Class’s regional meetings would continue as before.

• The final item to come before the meeting was the recognition of the passing of Joe Bolster’s wife, Tink. Several Committee members spoke very fondly of Tink, and it was determined that these minutes should reflect the Committee’s condolences to Joe and his family on their loss.

Respectfully submitted,

Geoffrey Nunes   

FRIDAY, February 19, 2016

CLASS OF 1952 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY   
Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, February 19, 2016

Present:  George Aman;   "Put” Brodsky;   Bob Jiranek;   Bob Lamperti;  Barry Loper;    Don Malehorn;   Roger McLean;   Annette Merle- Smith;   Bill Murdoch;   Steve Rogers;   Sandi Tatnall;    George Towner;  and   Ed Tiryakian   (13 including 2 non-voting of 50)

            President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:00 in the 2nd floor Conference Room in the Helm Building. President’s Opening Remarks: President Put opened by expressing our concern for  our former President Hal Saunders who is quite ill. The Washington area group of Classmates will be holding it next luncheon at Vincent Hall where Hal is now living. In the meantime we will keep Hal and Carol in our thoughts.
     The planning for the Class 65th Reunion has started under the leadership of Mary Murdoch, who has graciously agreed to continue in that essential role. Her committee will be aided by Bill Murdoch, President Put and others. They met in January with the staff reunion coordinators planners in the Alumni Office.  

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on October 3, 2015, as distributed by George Aman by email and regular mail were approved. 

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer George Towner distributed his report dated February 19. He has now received dues for the current year from 188 Classmates of 360 remaining on the Class Roll, or 52 %. Total revenue to date was $27,846 and total disbursements were $30,759. The total assets in the treasury exceed $108,000.

Secretary’s Report: George Towner distributed his Secretary’s Report describing his work on: Class Notes; Birthday Cards; Memorials; Website; and Associates. The lengthiest section is the one on the Class Website. George again encourages Classmates to send communications, reminiscences and pictures. Finally he is studying a potential project of digitizing the Reunion Books and other documents of the Class, including  investigating the cost of such a project.

Annual Giving: Class Agent Don Malehorn reported that the campaign for the current year is well under way. Although some of the committee members have retired, a core is continuing. It includes the task force for the "critical few”, and Don will recruit a swat team near the end of the campaign. The goals for the current year will be $500,000 and 75 % participation, the same as last year. Participation to date is 43.7% and receipts are  $407,881.       

Proposed Memorial to Art Collins: Bob Jiranek reported on the latest progress in his campaign to create a memorial to our deceased Classmate Art Collins consisting of a statue on the grounds of Palmer Square of him and Arthur Emil, the other person responsible for the renovation of Palmer Square. Bob showed pictures he had taken during a recent meeting at the site of the statue between himself, the proposed sculptor Seward Johnson and Mr. Emil. The cost of this project has now been estimated at $170,000, and Bob repeated that he is not asking for a financial contribution by the Class. He has arranged for the payment of $2,500 to Mr. Johnson for the preparation of a preliminary model of the sculpture.

Memorial to Dan Duffield: Bill Murdoch reported that the Duffield antique clock had been relocated to its original site by the lower level front door of the Nassau Club

Legacy of Woodrow Wilson at Princeton: George Aman presented a recommendation made by the most recent Philadelphia regional luncheon, which is that the Class communicate to the University its position on the controversy over President Wilson’s racist views. The Philadelphia group recognized all the contributions made by Wilson but also that the student protest had made a very insistent demand for the removal of Wilson’s name from the campus, including Wilson College and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. This protest has led President Eisgruber to appoint a Special Trustees’ Committee to review the Wilson legacy and make recommendations. The controversy has also received national press coverage including an editorial in the New York Times.

            The Philadelphia group recognized that this issue significantly involves all constituents of the University community including the alumni, which is why the Trustees’ Committee has held open meetings and asked for comments. Since the Class of 1952 has held a unique position beginning in its undergraduate years, the Philadelphia group decided to recommend that the Class express its views on this issue. The  recommendation could be based on an email poll the results of which would be sent to the Trustees’ Committee.

            Gorge presented a form of letter to the Class which offered Classmates six options for expressing their views. George Towner said the first question was whether the Committee should take any position on this issue. By a vote it was decided that the Committee should state its views, but that it was inadvisable to involve the whole Class by an email poll. The meeting then considered the options including: removal of all Wilson icons; keeping all the icons; removing just the most troublesome item, the large mural of Wilson in the entrance to Wilson College; and keeping the mural, but adding an adjacent plaque stating the University’s disapproval of Wilson’s racist views. By a straw vote it was determined the clear preference was to retain all of the icons without any plaque. However the letter to the Trustees’ Committee should state that the Executive Committee condemned racism in both its past and present forms. George was asked to draft a letter to the Trustees’ Committee to be circulated to the Committee for comments.

Regional Lunches: In addition to the DC area lunch mentioned above, there is one other scheduled, in the Triangle area on April 11 with a guest speaker.

Next Meeting: This will be held on Friday, May 27.

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 pm.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,  
                                                                        George Aman, Recording Secretary


FRIDAY, October 3, 2015

CLASS OF 1952 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 
Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 

Present:  George Aman;   "Put” Brodsky;   Stokes Carrigan;   "Dief” Diefenbach;   Tom Dosdall;    Bob Eby;    Alfie Gardner;   Bob Jiranek;   Barry Loper;    Don Malehorn;   John Moore;   Roger McLean;   Annette Merle- Smith;   Bill Murdoch;   Steve Rogers;   David Smith;   and  Sandi Tatnall.  (17 including 2 non-voting of 50) 

President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 2:15 PM in a meeting room in the Nassau Inn.

President’s Opening Remarks-- Continuing Mini: Put complimented David Smith and his wife Lois on planning and conducting a very fine mini reunion. A vote of thanks to them was approved by applause. The discussion of the mini included several favorable comments, including praise for the talks by Honorary Member Anne Sherrerd and Marguerite Vera, Director of the Office of Alumni Affairs, at the opening dinner. Ms. Vera and her staff had planned much of the program and guided the group through all its travels in the rain Friday and Saturday. President Put then agreed to send letters to both of them expressing our praise and thanks. The only negative in the mini was the very stormy weather which led to 13 cancellations including Secretary George Towner and Past President Hal Saunders. The final attendance was 41 consisting of 19 Classmates and 22 wives, Associates and guests.

Minutes: The corrected minutes of the May 30 meeting as distributed by George Aman at the meeting were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: In the absence of the Treasurer his Report dated October 3, 2015 had been transmitted and President Put distributed it. In the first three-month period of the fiscal year the Treasurer had received dues from 151 Classmates of the 370 remaining on the rolls, or 40%. Total revenue to date was $27,846 and total disbursements were $30,759. As shown on the report the expenses of the current mini slightly exceeded the receipts, but David Smith later reported that the mini had been a financial success. The total assets in the treasury continue to exceed $114,000.

Secretary’s Report: Put distributed this detailed report by George Towner. Merely  stating the headings in it reveals the extent of the Secretary’s work: Class Notes; Birthday Cards; Memorials; Website; and Associates. The lengthiest section is the one on the Class Website, which describes how much the Classmates are visiting it. George also requested that Classmates offer suggestions for improving it. An interesting fact is the high level of email use. Of the 370 Classmates 349 have given email addresses.

            Concerning PAW the report mentions that the Alumni Office had sent communications to the 203 Class Associates, at the Committee’s request, asking whether they wished to continue receiving copies of PAW, at Class expense or discontinue it. Of those who responded only 7 said they did not want to continue receiving it.

Annual Giving: Class Agent Don Malehorn reported that the campaign ending June 30 had raised over $531,000, and the participation by 230 Classmates was only 9 contributions shy of the 75% goal. The goals for the current year are $500,000 and 75 % participation, the same as last year. Don said he and his committee are confident they can reach both goals by next June 30.

Proposed Memorial to Art Collins: Bob Jiranek reported that as requested by the Committee he had made further progress on the project of creating a memorial to our deceased Classmate Art Collins. That memorial would to take the form of a statue of  Art which would be placed somewhere on the property of the Palmer Square commercial center. The location is appropriate, because in the 1980’s Art had purchased and substantially enlarged Palmer Square. Bob has secured preliminary approval of the project by the present owners of Palmer Square. Finally he is investigating as a possible sculptor Seward Johnson, a nationally respected sculptor who was also a friend of Art. The cost of this project has not been estimated, and Bob did not mention a financial contribution by the Class. Then a motion was made, seconded and adopted that the Class approves in principle this project.                          

Memorial to Dan Duffield: Bill Murdoch was happy to tell the Committee that he had completed the assignment given him at the last meeting. He has caused to be prepared a brass plaque memorializing Dan Duffield’s gift of his family’s antique grandfather clock to the Nassau Club. Dan had given it because his grandfather had been a president of the Club. The plaque has been installed on the clock, and Bill invited the Committee to examine the clock and the plaque before the dinner that evening at the Club.

Regional Luncheons: These gatherings are now a popular tradition, including those in the "Triangle Area” of North Carolina, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston, being usually held every other month. The next luncheon of the Triangle Area group is scheduled for October 19th, with a professor as speaker on the turmoil in the Mideast. The Philadelphia area group lunched together at the Merion Cricket Club on June 24, and it will schedule another one for November.

 Next Meeting: This will be held on February 19, 2016

 The meeting adjourned at 3:10 pm.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        George Aman, Recording Secretary


FRIDAY, May 30, 2015

CLASS OF 1952 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting

Friday May 30, 2015

Present: George Aman; Paul Benacerraf; Put Brodsky; Stokes Carrigan; Bud Foulke; George Hambleton; Bob Jiranek; Barry Loper; Don Malehorn; Annette Merle- Smith; Bill Murdoch; Steve Rogers; Hal Saunders; Sandi Tatnall; and George Towner; (15 including 2 non-voting of 50)

President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Helm Building. He introduced a new member of the Committee, Bob Jiranek, who required no introduction because he had served on the Committee before. He also noted that another new member, Alfie Gardner had accepted membership but was not feeling well. Committee member Bob Lamperti is recovering at home after a brief hospital stay.

Treasurer’s Report: Copies of the Treasurer’s Report dated as of May 20, 2015 were distributed. It showed that in the almost- completed fiscal year the Treasurer had received dues from 214 Classmates, of the 379 remaining on the rolls, or 56%. Total revenue to date was $23,762, and total disbursements were $22,689. The largest expense as usual was payment for subscriptions to PAW $7,418. Roughly one-third of all the subscriptions to PAW are for Associates. This led to a discussion about whether the Associates all want to continue receiving the PAW for years after they have lost their Class Member spouse. After discussion it was decided that the Secretary would ask the Alumni Office to send a card to all Associates stating that the Class is happy to continue sending PAW to them at no expense to them, but that if they do not want to receive it, they may let the Class know. The card would be accompanied by a return card. .

Annual Giving: Class Agent Don Malehorn reported that the current campaign had received $467,000 in contributions from 230 Classmates. The goals for the current year are $500,000 and 75 % participation, the same as last year. As of this date the 230 donations represent 64% of the Class. To make the goal 58 more Classmates must be recorded. The Annual Giving Office has a Class Roll of 382, which compares to 1952 when the Class numbered 833. As usual Don is creating a "swat team” to call about 80 Classmates, and several of those attending volunteered.

Mini Reunions: Put reported for Dave Smith, Chair of the Mini Reunion to be held at Princeton from October 1 to 4. Dave and his wife Lois had sent a letter to the Class earlier in May setting forth the details. Dave and Put have been working with the University on the program. The academic activities will be held in combination with other classes including 1979,1981,1988,2004 and others that were on the waiting list. One event for our Class will be a tour of Morven, a historic mansion in Princeton that had been the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey. It is now a museum operated by a foundation, and Committee member Annette Merle Smith is a member of its board. The mansion was built by a signer of the Declaration of Independence named Richard Stockton who was an ancestor of our deceased Classmate Gil Stockton.

A meeting of the Executive Committee will be held during the Mini.

Proposed Memorial to Art Collins: Bob Jiranek mentioned a few of the contributions by our deceased Classmate Art Collins. He didn’t mention it, but Art’s picture often appeared in PAW showing him on horseback with other horsemen including Bob Jiranek, Chips Chester and John Schmid, sometimes in a far off country. Art was a successful real estate developer who with financial assistance from the University purchased Palmer Square in 1981. He proceeded to redevelop and expand it into a major asset of the town of Princeton. Bob then told of his discussions with the present owners of Palmer Square about constructing somewhere on the site a memorial to Art Collins. He suggested this might be a statue of Art, if the Class were willing and able to finance it. Other possibilities were offered, and Art agreed to continue his discussions without any financial commitment at present by the Class.

Proposed memorial to Dan Duffield: Bill Murdoch reported on his negotiations with the Nassau Club about a memorial to Dan Duffield. This is another example of the work done by Dan as a devoted Class member and longtime Class Secretary. It was recounted at the memorial gathering for Dan in Quantico, Virginia, that Dan’s great-grandfather, Henry Green Duffield, was a professor at Princeton and for a time the Treasurer of the University. He had also had been president of the Nassau Club. Later Dan inherited an antique grandfather clock, and shortly before his death he donated the clock to the Club. Bill proposed that if the Club agreed the Class should have a metal plaque prepared, to be attached to the case of the clock memorializing this very generous donation. After a discussion the Committee agreed to finance the cost of such a plaque and asked Bill to complete the negotiations and have the plaque designed and affixed.

Regional Luncheons: Neither the New York City group nor the Boston one has a luncheon scheduled. The DC area group will have a luncheon in July at The Arlington Virginia Golf and Country Cub on a date to be announced. The Philadelphia area group will have lunch at the Merion Cricket Club on a date in August to be announced.

Next Meeting: This will be held during the Princeton Mini at a location to be announced.

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 pm.

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Respectfully submitted,

George Aman, Recording Secretary


FRIDAY, february 20, 2015

Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting

Friday February 20, 2015

Present: George Aman; Paul Benacerraf; Jock Bickert; Put Brodsky; Bud Foulke; Quincy Lumsden; Don Malehorn; John Moore; and Bill Murdoch. (9 of 49 not including 3 non-voting)

President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Helm Building. He reminded the group that since the last meeting two of its members, John Helm and long-time secretary Dan Duffield had gone from our presence. He requested the Committee observe a moment of silence to honor the memory of these dedicated leaders of the Class of 1952.

Treasurer’s Report: Copies of the Treasurer’s Report dated as of February 20, 2015 were distributed, having been previously sent electronically. It showed that in the current year the Treasurer had received dues from 212 Classmates, of the 389 remaining on the rolls, or 54%. Total revenue for the five months of the period amounted to $24,715. The only significant income other than dues was $8,771 received as reimbursement from the account of the Massachusetts Mini-Reunion. Disbursements for the period were $24,935 including the annual payment of $7,357 for subscriptions to PAW and the grant of $5,000 to the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network as mentioned in the preceding Treasurer’s Report. There were no questions about the Report.

Annual Giving: Class Agent Don Malehorn reported that the current campaign had received $393,000 from Classmates, just slightly less than the amount at this time last year. The goals for the current year are $500,000 and 75 % participation, the same as last year. As of this date 45 % of the Class has contributed. Don gave great praise to Ed Masinter for his continuing work with the "critical few” Classmates, but he reminded the Committee that the level of participation would depend on the work of the "swat team” he is organizing. This will consist of approximately 25 Classmates who have volunteered to make telephone calls to Classmates.

Mini Reunions: Put reported that Dave Smith, Chair of Mini Reunions, has agreed to chair the mini-reunion in Princeton next October. He and Put have been working with the University on the program, and they have reserved 15 rooms in the Princeton Inn which will be the headquarters. Preliminary indications of attending have been received for a total of 33 people, Classmates and wives. George Aman recommended planning an innovative program for the wives and Associates. Someone offered the idea of a trip to a place called Grounds for Sculpture, and Put offered to investigate it.

A brief discussion ensued about possible sites for the 2016 mini-reunion. Put mentioned that Oley Mills is still willing to host one in his hometown area of Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is quite rich in Civil War history. Someone then mentioned a new best-seller historical novel about the War in that area, "Smoke at Dawn” by Jeff Schaara. [Secretary’s note: it’s a good book].

Regional Luncheons: The New York City group continues to meet, its latest luncheon having been held on November 21. Quincy Lumsden reported that the Washington area group had met almost monthly at the Washington Golf and Country Club, with the next one being scheduled for March 31. An earlier one had been cancelled due to the threat of a bad winter storm. The Raleigh-Durham group had held a luncheon on April 14. George Aman announced that the next luncheon in the Philadelphia region would be held on March 30.

Sixty Third Reunion: This will be held on May 29 to May 30. The location of the Class Headquarters has been changed to Forbes College (the former Princeton Inn). The University has designated Forbes as the permanent headquarters for all 65th Reunions and for the Old Guard.

Next Meeting: This will be held on Friday, May 29 at 3:00 pm at the Helm Building.

The meeting adjourned at 4:50 pm.:

Respectfully submitted,
George Aman, Recording Secretary


FRIDAY, October 24, 2014

CLASS OF 1952 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting

Friday October 24, 2014

Present: George Aman; Put Brodsky; Stokes Carrigan; Walt Culin; Dan Duffield; Al Ellis; John Helm; Marshall Keating; Hobey Kreitler; Bob Lamperti; Don Malehorn; Roger McLean; Annette Merle-Smith; Bill Murdoch; Geoff Nunes; Steve Rogers; Hal Saunders; Ed Tiryakian; and George Towner. (19 including one non-voting of 49 total not including 3 non-voting)

President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Helm Building.

President’s Remarks: President Put announced that Ms. Margaret Moore Miller ’80 had accepted the invitation by the Class for Honorary Membership which he had given her after the prior meeting. He added that she would be attending the dinner following this meeting.

Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on Friday May 20, 2014 as previously distributed by Recording Secretary George Aman were approved.

Planned Giving: Walt Culin, Chair of this committee gave this report, having travelled from Colorado for the purpose. Walt sends an annual appeal to the Class asking for Classmates to consider adding the University to their wills or trusts. It currently has recorded 104 Classmates as having taken this action. This number is the largest of all the Classes, but is still less than one quarter of the Class. The list includes 20 members of the Executive Committee.

Treasurer’s Report: George Towner distributed his Treasurer’s Report for the year ended June 30, 2014. It showed that the Class Treasury had total assets of $116,410, only $2,249 less than at the end of the preceding year. His report also included the numbers for the 3.5 months ending October 15, 2014 which showed receipts of $17,906 and disbursements of $17,604. Dues have been paid by 147 members so far.

Annual Giving: Class Agent Don Malehorn reported that the campaign by the Class for last year’s Annual Giving was successful in meeting its very high goal of 75% participation. The victory is highlighted by the comparable figure for the University as a whole which is 61%. The current campaign had started already with a meeting of Ed Masinter, Joe Bolster and himself (with Hal Saunders participating by phone). The dollar goal will be $500,000, which is the same as last year’s, and the system of using a large swat team will be continued.

Sustained Dialogue Campus Network: Hal Saunders reported on the activities and growth of this impressive "Enduring Mark”. As an example SDCN now has chapters on 41 campuses in the US. In addition to the annual summer retreats for the chapter leaders SDCN also arranges for retreats at colleges which are considering forming a chapter. There are now over 4,000 alumni of SDCN, and the parent organization, the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue, is adapting the concept for use in local communities and business corporations. The International Institute is also planning a workshop meeting of professors to develop a model college course which will include the concept of sustained dialogue.

Hal answered some questions, one of which related to financing. This brought out that each member campus including Princeton pays an annual fee to support the program. Then Steve Rogers moved that the Class contribute $5,000 from the Treasury toward the expenses of operating SDCN, the same amount as the last Class contribution. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved

Term Members of Executive Committee: President Put opened this discussion by saying that after many attempts he had been unsuccessful in obtaining Classmates willing to serve on the Executive Committee for three year terms. Put questioned whether the procedure of making these appointments should be abandoned as a matter of necessity. The Constitution provides that the Committee shall consist of the Officers and nine directors serving for three year staggered terms, along with the past presidents and any other committee members. A quorum however, may only be obtained by the presence of a majority of the officers and the term trustees. Steve Rogers moved that the procedure should be continued and a Class-wide request for volunteers be made. George Aman seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved.

Mini Reunions: Put reported for Dave Smith Chair of Mini Reunions. He was happy to say that after the successful cruise of the Mississippi as reported at the prior meeting the second one was equally enjoyable. It involved a four day visit in beautiful weather to Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts from Sunday June 15 to Wednesday June 18. The group visited several historic sites in the Sandwich area and then took a trip to the Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II. The event was attended by 11 Classmates and 10 wives.

This led to a discussion of possible locations for future minis. A few possible sites were mentioned, and the most interesting seemed to be Princeton itself. Finally Geoff Nunes proposed that the next mini be held in the fall of 2015 at Princeton. This was seconded by Annette Merle- Smith. Several Classmates including Dan Duffield and Hobey Kreitler spoke favorably of the motion, and then it was unanimously approved.

Regional Luncheons: The schedule of regional luncheons is as follows:

Washington D.C area October 29;

Philadelphia area November 17;

New York City area December 3.

Next Meeting: This will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Helm Building.

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 pm.

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Respectfully submitted,

George Aman, Recording Secretary



FRIDAY, May 30, 2014




FRIDAY, february 21, 2014

Present: George Aman; Paul Benacerraf; Jock Bickert; Joe Bolster; Put Brodsky; Marshall Keating; John Helm; Bob Lamperti; Quincey Lumsden; Don Malehorn; Roger McLean; Bill Murdoch; Geoff Nunes; Steve Rogers; Hal Saunders; Ed Tiryakian; and George Towner. (17 of 49 not including 3 non-voting)

President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Helm Building.

President’s Remarks: Put first commented on receiving assistance by Margaret Miller about the Alumni Luncheon coming the next day. Margaret is the head of the Alumni Association, and is also the daughter of Classmate Ben Moore. Then Put complimented the Mini Reunion Committee on planning an unprecedented two mini-reunions for the same year. These are discussed below.

Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on Friday November 2, 2013 were approved as previously distributed by Recording Secretary George Aman.

Treasurer’s Report: George Towner distributed his report dated as of January 31. 2014 which showed that the Class Treasury had current assets of $116,962. Receipts during the 7 months YTD amounted to $16,305. Disbursements including the annual payment of $7,418 for subscriptions to PAW and an annual grant of $5,000 to the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network amounted to $17,970.The result was a deficit of $1,665.

There are 417 living Classmates, and 206 have paid dues (49.47%).

Annual Giving: Class Agent Don Malehorn reported that in the current campaign the Class has raised $420,000 toward the $500,000 goal, which is the same as last year’s. The goal for participation is 75%, and as of this date only 44.6% of the Class has contributed.

Mini Reunions: Put reported that Dave Smith is doing excellent work as Mini Reunion Committee Chair, inspiring two interesting mini reunions for this year. Committee arranging the Civil War Cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi March 8-15, 2014.

The second Mini is a four day visit to Sandwich Massachusetts from Sunday June 15, 2014 to Wednesday June 18.

The discussion then turned to possible locations for future Minis, Geoff Nunes expressed interest in investigating a trip to Cuba. Fortunately the woman on the Alumni Office Staff who supervises University Alumni trips was in the office, Leslie Jennings Rowley, was kind enough to enter the meeting and give an outline of past Alumni Office-sponsored trips to Cuba. These are authorized pursuant to the People-to-People program of the U.S. State Department. They cost approximately $4,700 for a six-night stay in Cuba, not including air fare. She said possibly a shorter trip could be developed. The Class of 1962 is planning a trip to Cuba now.

Regional Luncheons: Ed Tiryakian reported that the next luncheon of the Raleigh-Durham group would be held on April 14, and George Aman gave the date of April 28 for the next Philadelphia region luncheon. George Towner reported that the DC group has a luncheon scheduled for March 15, and George Nunes said that no date had been scheduled by the Boston Group. It was also reported that a New York City luncheon had occurred on December 3.

Proposed Class of 1952 Endowment Fund for Undergraduate Research Off Campus. Ed Tiryakian reviewed his proposal, stressing the heightened educational benefits in this era of off-campus travel for research. If the Class supported this experience and followed the research of students it would constitute another way the Class to keep in touch with undergraduates. The subsequent discussion centered on the feasibility of raising the sum of $50,000 that Ed said would be needed to start an endowment. It appeared to some that the activity to raise this sum might impinge upon the work of the Class Annual giving campaign. George Towner mentioned that the Class Treasury does not have sufficient funds to make a large capital donation. As an alternative George Aman mentioned a proposal made recently by Classmate George Brantz for the Class to make reasonable annual contributions to the University, earmarked as assistance to the University’s existing aid program for thesis research. To assist with that expense Geoff Nunes proposed that the Class dues be raised from $50 to $75. Roger McLean seconded this motion, but after a short discussion George Aman moved to table that resolution. That motion was adopted, and the discussion ended.

Next Meeting: This will be held on Friday, May 30, at 3pm at the Helm Building.
The meeting adjourned at 5:15 pm.
Attachment: Treasurer’s Report (with email version)::

Respectfully submitted,
George Aman, Recording Secretary


FRIDAY, november 2, 2013

Present: Aman, Benacerraf, Brodsky, Carrigan, Duffield, Ellis, Foulke, Hambelton, Helm, Kreitler, Loper, Malehorn, Murdoch, Nunes, Rogers, Saunders, Tatnall, Towner; Guest Jiranek

President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 10am Saturday November 2, 2013 in the Class of 1952 Room in the Frist Center. He reported and the Committee concurred that the ceremony and reception conducted by the Depart of Athletics concerning are late classmate, Dick Kazmaier was excellent and appreciated greatly by his classmates. Put also instructed members as to how get to the field for the Kazmaier half time celebration. He also advised of the post game event at Cottage Club.

1. Approval of Minutes - The minutes of the Friday May 31, 2013 Executive Committee were approved as presented by Recording Secretary George Aman.

2. Secretary’s Report - George Towner reported that he together with Steve Rogers, Class Webmaster, are attempting to upgrade the web site. The process is moving slowly.

3. Treasurer’s Report - George Towner reported that the Class shows current assets of $116,450.95 as of October 31, 2013. Receipts during the 4 months YTD amount to $12,268,59. Disbursements including the $5,000 grant to the Sustain Dialogue Program amount to $13,955.30 result in a deficit of ($1,686.71).

176 of the 423 living classmates have paid their dues 41.61%. We are paying for the PAW for 180 associates at $12.25@.

4. Annual Giving - Don Malehorn reported that the Class has raised $132, 286 of the Class’s $500,000 goal. We are seeking a 75% participation rate.

5. Mini Reunion - Put reported the Dave Smith had taken over as Mini Reunion Committee Chair. Based on the response to the survey sent out on September 9th two events are planned.

A. The first is a Mississippi Civil War Cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi March 8-15, 2014 from New Orleans to Vicksburg.

B. The second is a four day visit to Sandwich Massachusetts from June 15, 2014 to Wednesday June 18th. The Sunday to Wednesday schedule was chosen

to avoid Cape Cod weekend traffic jams.

The report with registration data is attached to these minutes.

6. Regional Meetings - It was report that the next date for the Philadelphia was to be November 18. George Towner reported that the DC group has a luncheon scheduled for November 15th. George Nunes said that the was no date scheduled for the Boston Group. It was reported that the Triangle Group reported it’s largest attendance ever.

7. Proposed Class of 1952 Endowment Fund for Undergraduate Re4search Off Campus. Ed Tiryakian’s new written proposal was circulated. There was a varied discussion of this project. In general there was support except for a concern as to how it was impact Annual Giving. At the conclusion of the discussion was tabled to allow Don Malehorn Class Annual Giving Chair and Hal Saunders, AG Special Gifts to confer with Ed Masinter the Class Special Donors as to his views as to the impact of this project on Class Annual Giving. This group would report to the Class President who would in turn share the report with the entire Committee by email.

8. Class On-line discussion group - Bob Jiranek, former Class Webmaster, indicated his willingness to work on creating such a group. Those who were interested were to contact Bob.

9. Next Meeting - Friday, February 21, 2013 at 3pm at the Helm Building.

Meeting Adjourned 12:15pm

Attachments:
1. Meeting Agenda
2. Minutes Exec Com meeting May 31, 2013
3. Treasurer’s Report dated October 31, 2013
4. Mini Reunion Survey Report dated October 10, 2013
5. Mississippi Mini Data & Sandwich Mass Registration.
6. Report from Ed Tiryakian re Endowment Fund


FRIDAY, may 31, 2013

Present: George Aman; Paul Benacerraf; Joe Bolster ; Put Brodsky; Stokes Carrigan; Bud Foulke; Bob Johnston; Marshal Keating; John Helm; Bob Lamperti; Barry Loper; Don Malehorn; Annette Merle Smith; John Moore; Bill Murdoch; Steve Rogers; Hal Saunders; Ed Tiryakian; and George Towner; 19 of 49, including 1 non-voting ).

Vice President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room at the Helm Building on Alexander Road.

Vice President’s Remarks: Put Brodsky opened the meeting by asking for a moment of silence in memory of President John Clutz. John died on April 22, and his memorial service will be held on June 20 at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. His memorial and a longer obituary have been placed on the Class website.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on February 22, 2013 were approved.

Election of President: Put turned the chair over to Hal Saunders who presented the following resolution:

Whereas the Executive Committee mourns the death of President John Clutz and records its deep respect and gratitude for his many years of friendship and outstanding service to the Class of 1952;

Whereas the Constitution of the Class of 1952 requires that "in the event of the death, resignation, or inability to act of any officer during his term of office, the Executive Committee shall appoint a successor to fill out the term";

Whereas the duly constituted Nominating Committee in 2012 provided for this contingency by nominating a first, second, and third vice president, John Putnam Brodsky being the first among those; and

Whereas the slate of officers proposed by the Nominating Committee was duly elected by vote of members of the Class of 1952;

It is now hereby resolved that the Executive Committee expresses its gratitude to John Putnam Brodsky for serving as acting president during the illness of John Clutz, and the Executive Committee now elects John Putnam Brodsky as President of the Class of 1952 to serve the remaining term of John Clutz.

The resolution was unanimously adopted with a round of applause from all.

Election of First Vice President: Hal stated that because George Aman had been elected as Second Vice President and the office of First Vice President was now vacant George has automatically become First Vice President. Silence lent assent to this view. By the same automatic succession Don Malehorn is has been given the additional office of Second Vice President

Treasurer’s Report: George Towner presented his financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 and for the interim period ending May 15, 2013. The balance sheet showed a net worth of $113,769, and the interim operating report showed a loss of $40,770. The proposed budget for the next fiscal year estimated total income of $19,050, without increasing dues, and expenses in the same amount.

Dues have been received from 274 Classmates of 436 surviving.

The Treasurer’s report was approved with thanks.

Annual Giving: Class Agent Don Malehorn gave his report on the current campaign. He hopes to reach this year’s participation goal of 78% with the aid of a large SWAT team making calls to of Classmates. Contributions received so far have amounted to $429,000 toward a goal of $500,000

Post Sixtieth Reunion Supplemental Book: The idea of publishing a supplement to the Reunion Book which was discussed at the prior meeting was discussed again. The result was the request that Put ask in his fall letter to the Class whether any Classmates who had not contributed earlier now wished to write something for a supplement to the Book.

Honoring President Shirley Tilghman: Bill Murdoch reported on the continued work of the committee he chairs. After months of negotiating he was successful in scheduling a meeting by Shirley with Class leaders which was held the day before this meeting at McLean House. Those attending included Hal Saunders, Steve Rogers, Joe Bolster, Bill and Mary Murdoch and Put Brodsky. The group presented Shirley a framed picture of them with the Class Gonfalon which had been modified to give praise to Shirley.

Honorary Membership for New President: Hal Saunders moved that the Class elect Christopher Eisgruber, the new President of the University, as an Honorary Member of the Class of 1952. The motion was seconded by George Aman and approved unanimously, with a request that Put as Class President notify President Eisgruber of this action.

Mini-Reunions: Put announced that the Class needs a new chairman of the committee to select the sites for future mini-reunions. No one present volunteered for this position, so Put agreed to ask for a volunteer as part of his fall letter. Various sites were mentioned as possibilities for future mini reunions, but none seemed to be a favorite.

Sixty First Reunion: Put noted that the location would be the same as last year’s Reunion joined with the Class of 1953.

Then George Aman presented a recommendation relating to cheerleading at reunions coming from the group who attended the last Philadelphia luncheon. At that gathering Tom Daubert said he wished to resign from the informal office of Class Reunion Cheerleader. The group then agreed to recommend Stokes Carrigan to be his successor. The Committee approved this recommendation and designated Stokes for this duty, requesting that he begin the following day.

Enduring Marks--Sustained Dialogue Campus Network: Hal Saunders reported on the continued growth of this Class partner, which now operates through chapters on 25 college campuses. Its latest annual leaders’ conference was held at Harvard and included a delegation from the University of Mexico. Hal noted that during the McLean House meeting the preceding day the new University President Chris Eichgruber indicated his support for SDCN by asking him how SDCN was doing.

Departing from strict chronology it is recorded at this point that later in the meeting the Committee voted to continue its support of SDCN by making a contribution to it in the amount of $5,000 in the next fiscal year of the Class.

Enduring Marks—Proposed Endowment for Undergraduate Thesis Research Off-Campus: Ed Tiryakian continued the discussion of this project begun at the prior meeting by distributing correspondence from the University about its existing program of awarding assistance for the expenses of research on senior theses. In the most recent year 336 students filed applications, but because of limited funds only 236 were approved. Of those 153 involved travel off-campus. The University paid $300,000 in that year for these grants. Dean Claire Fowler strongly supports the need for additional funding for more grants.

A long discussion ensued which included some comments favoring the concept of increasing the opportunities for off-campus research. Other comments focused on financial questions such as the viability of an endowment fund limited to a size which the Class Treasury could support. Ed’s proposal includes forming a special committee which would ask Classmates for contributions to augment the conditional offer of "seed money” from the Class Treasury. The discussion led to developing a motion which was then presented by Paul Benaceraff, to the effect that the Class would commit the amount of $5,000 to this project, effective when and if contributions are received from Classmates amounting to at least $95,000 by June 1, 2015. That motion was seconded by Annette Merle Smith, and after additional discussion it was approved by a majority vote (Annette as an Associate Member did not vote).

Put’s offer at the preceding meeting to appoint a special committee to study this further was approved then and is still open.

San Antonio Mini: Put congratulated Dave Smith and his committee including Ray Baldwin and Ted McAlister for planning and supervising a very successful Mini Reunion. It was enjoyed by 30 Classmates and 20 companions. One of several highlights was the trip to Fredericksburg to see the former home of Admiral Chester Nimitz which is now a museum of the WW II campaign in the Pacific.

Memorials: Put repeated his remark at the prior meeting that John Moore had performed a remarkable service to the Class by preparing 64 memorials of deceased Classmates. Then Hal Saunders reported that he now had received a total of 35 pre-need memorials from Classmates. He requested everyone present who has not done so yet to please send in their own draft memorials. He also mentioned how pleased he was that the first memorial of this type to be published had been written by our most conscientious President John Clutz.

Regional Lunches: These luncheons are following a bi-monthly tradition with the following now scheduled: Philadelphia—July 15; and Washington—July 23. Marshall Keating reported that the latest New York City meeting had enjoyed hearing a bit about about Roger Berlind’s involvement as producer of the play "The Book of Mormon”. Dan Duffield travelled to be the guest speaker at the Durham luncheon.

Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Friday November 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the elm Helm Helm Building HelHelHelm Building on Alexander Street.

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 5:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
George Aman, Recording Secretary


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013

Present: George Aman; Paul Benaceraff; Jock Bickert; Joe Bolster ; Put Brodsky; Bud Foulke; George Hambleton; Bob Jiranek; Bob Johnston; Marshal Keating; Bob Lamperti; Quincy Lumsden; Don Malehorn; Roger McLean; Geoff Numes; Annette Merle Smith; John Moore; Bill Murdoch; Steve Rogers; Hal Saunders; Sandy Tatnall; Ed Tiryiakian; and George Towner; (23 of 49, not including 3 non-voting ).

Vice President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room at the Helm Building on Alexander Road.

Vice President’s Remarks: Put Brodsky opened the meeting with a comment on President John Clutz. John had attended the January luncheon of the Philadelphia group, but since then had suffered a health set-back. He was then recovering in the nursing wing of his retirement community.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on October 19, 2012 were approved.

Secretary’s Report: George Towner presented a report on his work in the following matters:

Preparing Class Notes for issues of PAW;

Updating the master list of Memorials and obtaining photos for Memorials;

Reviving the practice of sending birthday cards to Classmates, using a new card designed by Leigh Smith;

Preparing a new Class letterhead;

Preparing a master list of Class achievements and those of Classmates; and

Preparing to create a Class oral record.

Treasurer’s Report: George Towner presented financial reports, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 and for the interim period ending February 20, 2013. They contained substantial detail and for the first time included balance sheets. The Class net worth as of February 20, 2013 was $104,526. The interim report showed a loss of $35,527 resulting mostly from $19,802 in excess Reunion expenses, $4,000 in purchasing new information technology and $4,222 of office expense. The reports also included an estimate of income and expenses for the rest of the year and a proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The proposed budget is a balanced one without increasing dues.

Dues have been received from 229 Classmates totaling $11,425 .

The Treasurer’s reports were approved with congratulations and thanks.

Annual Giving: Class Agent Don Malehorn gave his report on the current campaign after mentioning the record $2,640,000 contributed during the Sixtieth Reunion year. He expects to reach this year’s participation goal of 78% because participation last year by 77.6% was so close. The dollar goal is $500,000

Sixtieth Reunion Book: Put complimented Steve Rogers and George Towner for the excellent final version of the book which all has now been mailed to the Class. The photographic work and editing by the Class photographer, McNair Evans, Jr., son of our deceased Classmate MacNair Evans, have been universally admired. The editors are considering possibly producing a supplement with more photos.

Enduring Marks--Project Proposed by Ed Tiryakian: Ed summarized his conversations with several University officials to develop his thinking about what would make a fitting new Enduring Mark. This has led him to propose creating a Class of 1952 Endowment Fund for Undergraduate Research Off-Campus. He believes that is important for undergraduates to have more academic off-campus academic experience, and this can best be provided by expanding the opportunities for them to travel gathering material for their theses. Some students however cannot afford to pay for this travel. The University allocates some funds for this purpose, but would welcome more. Ed distributed his memorandum explaining the project and the cost. He learned from his discussions that an endowment could be created with a fund as small as $50,000, the income from which might assist a few students. However Ed saw the possibility of enlarging the fund to as much as $100,000 by the time of the Sixty Fifth Reunion.

Ed’s report was followed by a discussion that included comments on the financial and administrative aspects of the project. Bud Foulke who is a retired professor pointed out that the nature of the undergraduate thesis has changed in recent years, and its scope has broadened. The discussion ended with Put offering to appoint a special committee to study this and report at the next Committee meeting. His suggestion was approved.

Enduring Marks--Sustained Dialogue Campus Network: Hal Saunders reported that SDCN continues to expand. By next fall it will be operating in 29 campuses, the newest one being Harvard. The activities of SDCN also extend to campuses outside the US. Over 800 students are participating in its activities each year. Hal offered to send the Committee its latest annual report.

San Antonio Mini: Put mentioned that he had spoken recently with Dave Smith, who reported that 38 Classmates had already registered. Dave expects that many more will register before March 31 when the discount for early registration ends. Dave is assisted by a committee including Ray Baldwin and Ted McAlister. The dates of the Mini are April 18-21, 2013, and the full schedule is on the Class website.

Memorials: Put reported that John Moore has single-handedly eliminated the backlog of unwritten memorials by preparing 64 memorials. An amazing contribution.

Regional Lunches: These luncheons continue to be popular and are held regularly, usually every other month. Luncheons have been scheduled as follows: North Carolina --March 11; Philadelphia--March 18; and Washington--March 19.

Old Business--Honoring President Tilghman: Bill Murdoch reported on the work done since the last meeting based on the proposal by Dan Duffield that the Class hold a dinner honoring Shirley Tilghman on her retirement. At that meeting a committee was appointed by Put to investigate the feasibility of such a dinner or other recognition. Bill and Joe Bolster discussed several alternatives with people in the Alumni Association including Margaret Miller, daughter of our Classmate Ben Moore, and also with people in the Administration close to Shirley. All of this revealed that her schedule is swamped until the date of her resignation in June. She is an honorary member of over 40 classes and cannot respond to all of them. Finally other alternatives, including presenting a gift, seemed impractical.

As a possible substitute, the local members of the Executive Committee accepted the invitation from the Alumni Association for the Class to participate in a video being prepared by the Association demonstrating the affection of all the Alumni for Shirley. The video was to consist of a clip by each class with a picture, song or cheer. For the 1952 contribution Leigh Smith designed a special gonfalon with Shirley’s name, saying "Hearts from 1952”. Then Joe Bolster, Put Brodsky, Don Malehorn and Bill Murdoch were to be photographed in their Class jackets with the gonfalon and holding heart-shaped paddles saying "We () love Shirley”. This was included in the video to be shown as a surprise for Shirley at the Alumni Luncheon.

Old Business--Master List of Enduring Marks: It was proposed at the last meeting that a list of all the Class achievements and Enduring Marks be prepared and permanently displayed in the Class Room in the Frist Center. The Secretary has prepared this list, and its use will presumably be on the agenda for the next meeting

Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Friday May 31 at 3:00 PM at the elm Helm Helm Building HelHelHelm Building on Alexander Street.

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
George Aman, Recording Secretary

FRIDAY, October 19, 2012

Present: George Aman; Joe Bolster ; Put Brodsky; Bob Deifenbach; Dan Duffield; Al Ellis; John Geer; George Hambleton; Joe Handelman; Bob Lamperti; Barry Loper; Don Malehorn; Annette Merle Smith; John Moore; Bill Murdoch; Steve Rogers; Hal Saunders; and George Towner; (18 of 55).

Vice President Put Brodsky called the meeting to order at 3:05 PM in the Conference Room at the Helm Building on Alexander Road.

President’s Remarks: Put advised that President John Clutz had been in the hospital for a few days but he was quickly recovering. He then expressed for everyone his sadness and sense of great loss on the death of our well-loved Treasurer Rudy Lehnert on September 18. Rudy filled in as Treasurer of the Reunion after John Clutz became ill in February, and he continued working also as Class Treasurer almost to the day of his death. Rudy will be especially remembered as the originator and leader in the project of relocating the Kazmaier statue and dedicating it to the Class members who earned the football "P”, which was completed during the Reunion. Put noted that several members had attended Rudy’s funeral wearing Class jackets or insignia.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on June 1, 2012, corrected to show that Joe Handelman attended, were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: George Towner who had graciously agreed to act as Temporary Treasurer reported that he had received the files of Rudy Lehnert and had converted the financial records to Quicken software, which is used in his office. He had prepared in draft form the detailed annual financial report of the Class to the University, which he distributed and discussed. George mentioned that he was resolving a few open items of expense and revenue, but the draft showed total income of over $181,000, most of it being reunion fees. Disbursements totaled over $187,000, the loss being represented by Reunion expenses slightly exceeding Reunion fees. Don Malehorn and Mary Murdoch as Reunion Co-Chairs had sent refunds of registration fees to all Classmates who had been unable to attend the Reunion.

Election of Permanent Treasurer: Put announced the need to elect a Class Treasurer completing the term of Rudy, as directed by Article X, Section 3 of the Class Constitution. George Towner was nominated by George Aman and that was seconded by Steve Rogers. No other names were proposed. In addition however, a discussion ensued about the fact that in doing the work of Temporary Treasurer George Towner had had been helped by very able accounting work of his administrative assistant, Susan Clay. She has also been ably helping him and Steve Rogers with organizing the Class Reunion Book. Based on that discussion the resolution electing George was amended to add a provision authorizing Put to negotiate with Susan and George an agreement employing her as a part-time financial assistant to the Class on terms acceptable to her and Put. The motion as so amended was unanimously adopted.

Annual Giving: The Class Agent Don Malehorn gave his report on the final results of the very successful campaign for the Sixtieth Year of the Class. Characteristically Don gave the credit to senior assistants Joe Bolster, Ed Masinter, Hal Saunders and the rest of his committee numbering over 30. They produced a record total of $2,264,000 easily surpassing the goal of $2,000,000. Though the financial result was necessarily determined by major givers, Don was pleased that this record amount for a Sixtieth Reunion came from gifts by 354 Classmates, or 77.6% of the Class. That compares favorably with the overall participation rate for the University of just over 60%

Sixtieth Reunion: Put added his compliments to those given in June by Steve Rogers thanking Mary Murdoch and Don Malehorn on their great dedication and skill in such a successful 60th Reunion. He recognized that they faced significant additional challenges in the later phase caused by various health problems in the leadership ranks. The final attendance number was 128 Classmates, which while slightly less than the final expected attendance of 136still clearly exceeded the attendance of 120 recorded by the Class of 1951 at its 60th.

Reunion Book: Steve Rogers gave the status of this significant project, which will include reminiscences sent in before and after the Reunion and be enlivened by pictures from the Class photographer, McNair Evans, Jr., son of our deceased Classmate MacNair Evans. Steve praised MacNair for completing a major effort of photo journalism by taking over 1,200 pictures and then selecting the best for further review by Steve. He also mentioned the fine work by Susan Clay in helping to edit and complete the Book.

San Antonio Mini: Put mentioned how enthusiastic Dave Smith was in discussing with him the plans for this event. Dave had also chaired the prior San Antonio Mini which was cancelled because of a flu epidemic. Dave expects that with the prior practice this time around the event will really be one to remember. He is assisted by a committee including Ray Baldwin and Ted McAlister. The dates are April 18-21, 2013, and the full schedule is on the Class website.

Memorials: Dan Duffield and Steve Rogers reported on the progress in writing memorials for publication in PAW. The backlog has now been reduced to 39. John Moore and Ed Tiryiakian have agreed to help Dan in this important work. To ameliorate the delay in memorials appearing in PAW Steve Rogers has regularly published on the Class website brief death notices and obituaries when available.

Advance Memorials: Hal Saunders reiterated his request that members of the Committee and all Classmates ease the burden on Dan and his helpers by preparing their own tentative memorials now. These can say whatever the author wants, but in 200 words or less. They should be sent to Hal Saunders.

Regional Lunches: These luncheons are still held regularly, with recent ones having been held in North Carolina, Washington and Philadelphia. Future luncheons have been scheduled as follows: Philadelphia-- November 12; Washington--November 16; New York--November 27.

Class of 2002-1952 Matters: Joe Handelman reported on his discussion with the new President of ’02, Jack Clabby, who is happy to become the chief contact for his Class for arranging joint activities with our Class.

Enduring Marks: Hal Saunders distributed a letter from the President of Sustained Dialogue Campus network thanking the Class for it financial support and also a copy of the fall newsletter of SDCN.

Put mentioned Ed Tiryakian had proposed that the Class establish a scholarship fund with its excess cash. In discussions with the University another idea had been given, to establish a fund to help defray the expenses of students for travel to do research for their theses. Ed will have more to say about this at the next Committee meeting.

This led to a discussion of the prior Enduring Marks given by the Class and how to make a permanent record of them in one place. Steve Rogers remembered that the 50th Reunion Book contained a list of the earlier Enduring Marks, and he or someone else proposed that a plaque listing the Enduring Marks be placed in the Class Room in the Frist Center. Put agreed to investigate this.

New Business: Dan Duffield proposed that the Class hold a dinner honoring our Honorary Member Shirley Tilghman upon her retirement as President of Princeton. The resulting discussion demonstrated considerable interest in this idea, but there was a concern about how an event could be reconciled with Shirley’s agenda. Also the attendance by Classmates would be influenced by whether it could be scheduled for a date when they would be on campus for another Princeton activity. The discussion ended with a motion authorizing the Vice President to appoint a committee, and if the committee recommended favorably the Class would proceed with planning a dinner honoring President Tilghman. The names proposed for the committee were Put, Joe Bolster, Bill Murdoch, Dan Duffield and Hal Saunders. The motion was adopted. Put later added to the committee George Aman, Don Malehorn, Steve Rogers and George Towner, and he appointed Bill Murdoch as the chair.

Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Friday February 24, at 3:00 PM at the elm Helm Helm Building HelHelHelm Building on Alexander Street.

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 5:05 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

George Aman, Recording Secretary