PRINCETON CLASS OF 1952
Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting
October 22, 2004


Present: George Aman; Joe Bolster; Jerry Canter; Stokes Carrigan; John Clutz; Walt Culin; Jim Davis; Harry Emlet; Joe Handelman; Don Kahn; Bob Lamperti; Rudy Lehnert; Barry Loper; Don Malehorn; Jack McCune; Roger Mc Lean; John McShane; Annette Merle-Smith; Bill Murdoch; Mary Murdoch; Geoff Nunes; Steve Rogers; Hal Saunders; and Burt Weiss (24 of 47 ).


Several stalwarts had notified the President or the Recording Secretary that they could not attend, including: Jock Bickert; Grace Brush; Bruce Coe; Dan Duffield; John Emery and George Towner.

President Hal Saunders called the meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. in the Helm Building.


President's Report:  President Hal opened the meeting by welcoming two new members of the Committee, Harry Emlet and Burt Weiss.  He expressed the concern of the Committee and wishes for speedy recovery for those with health problems, including Jock Bickert, Dan Duffield, and John Emery.
Hal reported that in mailing the recent letter to Class members with the dues notice, inadvertently those sent toAssociates also included the dues notice.  A letter is being sent to Associates to express our regrets and assure them that they are not being asked to pay Class dues.


Minutes:  The minutes of the meeting on May 28, 2004 were approved.


Treasurer's Report:  John Clutz distributed the Treasurer's Report and Summary Outline.  He noted the slight increase, at this point in the year, in the number of classmates who have paid the current year's dues.  He also reported that the payments have been accompanied by a total of $4,100 in contributions to the "scholarship fund" for the 55th Reunion, which was much higher than he had expected based on prior years.  The report was approved.


Annual Giving:  Don Malehorn reported on the final results of the campaign which ended in June. Gifts were received from 78.8 % of the Class, very close to the 80 % goal.  Receipts exceeded $439,000.  Those contributing over $1,000, thus joining the Cleveland Society, numbered 116.  Barry Loper proposed establishing a program of making telephone calls to classmates well in advance of the Annual Giving timetable, to express interest in their welfare and activities.  It was agreed to go ahead with this idea, and members selected the names of people they would be willing to call.  Barry is to follow up with the assignments.


Fifty-Fifth Reunion:  Mary Murdoch and Bill Murdoch reported that planning was continuing, with another committee meeting having been held earlier that day.  It has approved the theme, "The Best Four Years of All."  The committee is still hoping to obtain the use of Forbes College as the headquarters. Gil Bogley has agreed to repeat his highly successful project of making replicas of the Daily Princetonian issues for those historic years.  Joe Bolster reported that there was more than enough good material not used for the 50th to produce interesting new issues.  The committee is organizing several other projects, including academic fora, and Don Oberdorfer will be working on the reunion book.


Mini-Reunion XX:  Walt Culin reported on the continued planning for the Savannah Mini, scheduled for March 31 to April 3, 2005, with an optional extension at Hilton Head Island.  The others on the host committee are Larry Austin, Park Callahan, Charlie Schaefer and Geof Tickner. Rooms have been reserved at the Savannah Hyatt, overlooking the River. Walt has received 132 replies to the preliminary notice about the Mini. Of those, 50 said they planned to attend, 42 said "maybe" and 40 would not be coming.  He will make one more general request, and he will also send e-mail to those who may be coming, asking for their preferences among proposed activities.


Mini-Reunion XXI:  Steve Rogers reported on the planning for this event, which is scheduled for 2006 in San Francisco.  The committee consists of Bruce Atwater, John Lowry and Bill Seavey.  Jerry Canter described a proposal being considered to offer Sequoia National Park as an optional extension.


Class Archives and Directory:  Bob Lamperti reported that he had delivered a substantial amount of papers and other Class memorabilia to the Archives Department of the University Library for screening.  He also mentioned that he had delivered the material for a new Class Directory to the Alumni Office, but that because of its delay in printing he was investigating another source for that work.


Class Website: Rudy Lehnert requested members of the committee to send to him, by e-mail or other means, interesting pictures for posting on the website.


Memorials:  Jack McCune described his work with Jim Evans in preparing memorials, using material received from various sources.  Over 30 memorials have been published in PAW since the 50th Reunion, reducing the backlog. PAW has time and space constraints, but the goal is to have memorials published within one year following dates of deaths.  Fuller memorials are posted on the website quite quickly.  These could well be accompanied by pictures.  Jack would also be happy to have volunteers to prepare drafts for memorials, including items about the lives of the deceased before and after undergraduate years.
The Library sends notices to the families of deceased Classmates, telling about the books purchased from the Class Memorial Book Fund.  Joe Bolster volunteered to do some research and write a note about the Book Fund for the website.


Enduring Marks:  Don Kahn reported that he had reviewed a recent list of major gifts received by the University, and was impressed by the number of gifts from members of the Class.  He intends to prepare a list of the enduring marks projects completed by the Class for posting on the website.


Classes of 2002 and 1952:  Joe Handelman mentioned that he had received recent e-mail from officers of the Class of 2002, and suggested the possibility of establishing a joint website for the two Classes.


Women's Book:  President Hal raised this topic, noting that more papers had been received from wives following the meeting held at the Scottsdale Mini.  The total of papers now is about 50, and they are quite varied and interesting.  Some representative ones are being posted on the Class website.


Electronic Communication:  Steve Rogers reported on the activities of CWIC, the Class Website Information Committee, obtaining news items for the Class website.  Its members have discovered several interesting news items, which enlivened the website.  He again urged people to send in news items and pictures.


Next Meeting; Adjournment:  The next meeting will be held at 3:00 PM, on Friday, February 25, 2005, at the Helm Building.


The meeting adjourned shortly after 5:00 PM.


                                                                              Respectfully submitted,                                                                               George Aman, Recording Secretary


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PRINCETON CLASS OF 1952
Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting
May 28, 2004


Present: George Aman; Joe Bolster; John Clutz; James Davis; John Emery; Joe Handelman; Don Kahn; Bob Lamperti; Rudy Lehnert; Barry Loper; Don Malehorn; Roger Mc Lean; Bill Murdoch; Mary Murdoch; Steve Rogers; Hal Saunders; Jay Sherrerd; and Al West; (18 of 42 ).


Several stalwarts had notified the President or the Recording Secretary that they could not attend, including: Jerry Canter; Stokes Carrigan; Bruce Coe; Dan Duffield; and Annette Merle-Smith.


President Hal Saunders called the meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. in the Helm Building.


President's Report: President Hal reported that the Class had been awarded that day two prizes by the Alumni Council. The first was the annual Class of 1928 prize for the highest number attending an off-campus activity between on-campus reunions, in recognition that the Washington mini had been attended by 96 classmates and 3 associates. The second, won for the same mini, was the Class of 1898 prize to the class having the greatest percentage attending such an event, in this case 15.7%.

Hal also complimented the committee of the Scottsdale Mini for a beautifully planned and highly successful event in April, attended by over 40 Classmates and an almost equal number of wives and Associates. An informal gathering was held of the Executive Committee members attending the Mini, together with the Scottsdale Mini committee members. A separate meeting of wives and asociates was held.


Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on February 20, 2004 were approved.


Treasurer's Report: John Clutz distributed the Treasurer's Report and Summary Outline. He highlighted the increase in the cash balance by $20,400 to $115,600, largely because of repayments from reunion accounts. The number of Classmates paying dues was approximately the same as in the preceding year. The report was approved.


Annual Giving: Don Malehorn reported on the status of the current campaign, which so far has received gifts from 358 Classmates. This represents 59.6% of the Class, still short of the 80 % goal. Receipts have exceeded $367,000, toward the goal of $452,000. Don and John Emery expressed confidence that the large and well organized SWAT team would produce success by the June 30 deadline.


Fifty-Fifth Reunion: Mary Murdoch and Bill Murdoch reported that planning was continuing, with another committee meeting having been held earlier that day.  The committee is still hoping to obtain the use of Forbes College as the headquarters, and has also reserved 130 rooms at the Merrill Lynch Center.  Gil Bogley has agreed to repeat his highly successful project of making replicas of the Daily Princetonian issues for those historic years.  Several other projects will be scheduled again, including an academic forum, a reunion book, organized this time by Don Oberdorfer, and the "$55 for the 55th" scholarship program by Joe Bolster.


Wives' and Associates' Book: Hal reported that a preliminary version of the book, soft bound, had been distributed to the ladies attending the Scottsdale Mini. It is entitled "Our Lives--a Generation in Transition", and is edited by Grace Brush, Priscilla Hildum and Annette Merle-Smith. The preliminary version contains 40 papers. Hal stated that additional copies would be mailed to the wives of the Executive Committee, as further encouragement for them to add their stories for the final version. The editors will also send another letter to the Class wives and Associates.


Mini-Reunion XIX: Steve Rogers reported in more detail on this very pleasant event, and that led to a discussion of the mini-reunion concept generally, focusing especially on the importance of providing opportunities for involvement by classmates from different parts of the country.

Mini-Reunion XX: Steve also reported on the continued planning for the Savannah Mini, scheduled for March 31 to April 3, 2005, with a possible optional extension at Hilton Head Island.. The host committee consisting of Walt Culin, Park Callahan and Charlie Schaefer expects to send a preliminary notice and request for expressions of interest in the same mailing as the September dues letter.


1952Matters: Steve Rogers reported on the TigerNet "discussion group" facility called 1952matters. As mentioned earlier, messages sent by registered classmates to 1952matters@lists.tigernet.princeton.edu automatically go to all those who are signed up for it. Members of the Class Website Information Committee (CWIC) and members of the Executive Committee have already been signed up to participate in it. All other Class members and Associates are welcome to register also. Access is obtained by going to the above-mentioned address. Also, enclosed with these minutes, as sent by regular mail, is a sheet discussing this facility in more detail and the ways to access it. This also can be found by going to the Executive Committee page on the Class website.


Commemorating Princeton at Olympics: In preparation for the 2004 Olympics, Roger McLean reported that responding to his request PAW will republish its article from 1979 describing the revival of the Olympics in 1896, where Princeton students competed so successfully.


Classes of 2002 and 1952: Joe Handelman reported that the newest interclass partnership is the one between the Classes of 1957 and 2007. Each partnership is different, including varying topics of discussion. One topic posed by a new young class is "What to do with my life?" Joe is expecting that a few members of 2002 will join 1952 in the P-rade tomorrow.


Honorary Degree: Barry Loper reported that Hal Saunders had been awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of International Relations, at Dickinson College a week ago, recognizing his very distinguished career at the State Department and on the National Security Council staff. His wife, Carol, is an alumna of Dickinson.


Sustained Dialogue: Hal Saunders reported, as a matter of information, on recent developments in the program called "Sustained Dialogue" which grew out of the '02-'52 relationship. This program, which started on the Princeton campus, has now spread to 14 other campuses and will reach into high schools next year. Hal said it is difficult to know how to associate the Classes of '02 and '52 with what seems to be a growing student movement, but he would welcome any ideas.


Next Meeting; Adjournment: The next meeting will be held at 3:00 PM, on Friday, October 22, 2004 at the Helm Building.


The meeting adjourned at shortly after 5:00 PM. It was a shorter meeting than usual, but a very convivial one.


                                                                               Respectfully submitted,
                                                                               George Aman, Recording Secretary


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PRINCETON CLASS OF 1952
Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting
February 20, 2004


Present: George Aman; Joe Bolster; Jock Bickert; Put Brodsky; Jerry Canter; Stokes Carrigan; Bruce Coe; Bob Doherty; Dan Duffield; John Emery; Joe Handelman; Bob Jiranek; Don Kahn; Bob Lamperti; Rudy Lehnert; Barry Loper; Don Malehorn; Roger Mc Lean; John McShane; Bill Murdoch; Mary Murdoch; Jeff Nunes; Steve Rogers; Hal Saunders; George Towner; and Al West (26 of 42).


President Hal Saunders called the meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. in the Helm Building.


President's Report: President Hal reported on a luncheon meeting in Washington, at which Don Oberdorfer had discussed possible themes for the 55th reunion book. A later memo from Don suggested as a theme the ways in which the circumstances of our present stage of life have developed our interests. Mike Ely proposed a theme about the changes in the world during the past 55 years and Classmates' views about them.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on November 14, 2003 were approved.


Treasurer's Report: In the absence of John Clutz, George Aman distributed John's interim Treasurer's Report and a Summary Outline. One of the comments in the Summary led to a discussion about the rising cost of the traditional party with the Class of 1972 after the Harvard game. It was decided that the Class should continue to participate, but that possibly attendees should be charged something toward the cost. Bruce Coe will consider this and report at the next meeting.


Annual Giving: Don Malehorn reported on the interim results of the current campaign. The Class goals for this year, as previously announced, are 80 % participation and total contributions of $452,000. The receipts to date are $231,367. Don also announced that the Class had just received the Class of 1939 Award, which is given to the class with the largest total contributed in an off-year reunion campaign. It was agreed that the names of those serving on the SWAT team would be posted on the website.


Fifty-Fifth Reunion: Mary Murdoch and Bill Murdoch reported that planning was continuing, with another committee meeting scheduled for May 28. The committee is trying to obtain the use of Forbes College again as the headquarters.


Wives' and Associates' Book: Hal led the discussion on this. He mentioned several ways of encouraging wives and associates to send in their articles, including calls by wives to other wives. He asked that Committee members continue encouraging their wives on this. He reported that the papers received would be distributed to those attending the Scottsdale mini-reunion, in the hope that these might encourage others to write. The goal is to have at least 100 papers in hand by this summer. There will be a gathering of all women at the Mini to discuss the project.


Common Interest Groups: George Towner reported that he is working on organizing these groups, starting initially by preparing a data base of selected fields of interest, which would be published on the Class website for reply by Classmates.


Mini-Reunion XIX: Steve Rogers reported that thus far 62 people have been registered for the "Wild West Experience" in Phoenix in May, including a good group of Classmates living in the Southwest. There will be an informal gathering of Executive Committee members present, to update those who may have been unable to attend recent meetings.

Mini-Reunion XX: Steve also reported on the continued planning for the Savannah Mini, scheduled for March 31, 2005. The host committee includes Walt Culin, Park Callahan and Charlie Schaefer. They have arranged for headquarters at the Hyatt Savannah, and are developing several interesting activities. The planners are also arranging a post-mini excursion to Hilton Head. A show of hands indicated that many were hoping to attend the Mini, but fewer might extend their trip to Hilton Head.


Mini-Reunion XXI: Tom Dosdall has obtained commitments from Bill Seavey, Bruce Atwater and John Lowry to act as hosts for a Mini Reunion in San Francisco, if the Committee approves that location. Their offer was enthusiastically accepted by the Committee.


Class Website: Bob Jiranek noted that the website had been in existence for eight years, and during the period he has served as webmaster he has learned a great deal about operating this very useful system. The site has been redesigned, and it now receives many more "hits" than earlier. This is especially noticeable in periods following Classmates' receiving e-mail messages sent by Steve Rogers alerting them to the posting of significant new items on the website. Bob also reported that the Class Website Information Committee (CWIC) was increasingly active in obtaining material about Classmates' activities and sending it to him for posting and insertion in other publications. Bob again encouraged all Classmates to send news items and pictures for the website. Addresses are: <stevrogers@aol.com>; and <rjiran@adelphia.net>. George Towner requested that the webmasters consider the feasibility of adding the graduation pictures of deceased Classmates to the memorials. The TigerNet "discussion group" facility called 1952matters was also discussed. Messages sent to 1952matters@lists.tigernet.princeton.edu automatically go to all those who are signed up for it. CWIC members are signed up; it is proposed to add all ExCom members who have access to the internet.


Commemorating Princeton at Olympics: In preparation for the 2004 Olympics, Roger McLean reported that he has asked PAW to reprint its article from years ago, which described the revival of the Olympics in 1896 where Princeton students competed so successfully. He is also promoting the idea of an interview by Good Morning America of the athletic directors of Princeton, Harvard and Yale, in which they could discuss the roles of the athletes from their institutions in that historic event.


Classes of 2002 and 1952: Joe Handelman reported that active partnerships had now been established between the classes of 1955 and 2005 and also between those of 1956 and 2006. He proposed that the '52-'02 connection be maintained by organizing regional gatherings of 1952 and 2002 alumni(ae). Representatives of the DC area group present expressed their willingness to respond favorably if asked by '02 alumni(ae) to assist or participate in a gathering there.


Mid-term Class Directory: Bob Lamperti reported that his letters to Classmates and Associates requesting information for the Directory would soon be sent by the Alumni Office, and he encouraged everyone to respond promptly. He distributed the forms of the letters. Assuming cooperation from all concerned, he hopes that the Directory will be distributed this summer.


Class Archives: Bob Lamperti also reported that he had received more archival material from Classmates, but the minutes of the Executive Committee for certain periods still are missing. He is winnowing the material, and will send the remaining items to the Mudd Library, which will retain those items it wants and return the rest to Bob.


Next Meeting: Adjournment: The next meeting will be held at 3:00 PM, on Friday, May 28.  The meeting adjourned at 5:30 PM.


                                                                                      Respectfully submitted,
                                                                                      George Aman, Recording Secretary

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PRINCETON CLASS OF 1952
Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting
November 14, 2003
(Revised 1/10)


Present: George Aman; Joe Bolster; Put Brodsky; Stokes Carrigan; John Clutz; Jim Davis; Dan Duffield; Al Ellis; John Emery; Joe Handelman; Don Kahn; Bob Lamperti; Rudy Lehnert; Barry Loper; Don Malehorn; Roger Mc Lean; John Mc Shane; Annette Merle-Smith; Bill Murdoch; Mary Murdoch; Jeff Nunes; Dick Pivirotto; Steve Rogers; Hal Saunders; Jay Sherrerd; and George Towner (26 of 42 ).


President Hal Saunders called the meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. in the Helm Building.


President's Report: Hal opened the meeting by passing along a heart-warming reminiscence of George Dean, which he had heard recently. He also thanked Joe Bolster for all his work in promoting and supervising placement of the two recently installed memorials to the Class (exterior of Nassau Hall and interior of the Chapel).


Minutes: The minutes of the meeting on May 1, 2003 were approved.


Treasurer's Report: John Clutz distributed his interim Treasurer's Report and a Summary Outline. He noted that the total of dues collected so far in the current year has exceeded the amount for the prior year, but on an annual basis dues payments continue to fall below the average for the University. He also reported that the revenue from the Washington Mini exceeded expenses by approximately $8,000. Finally, he noted that the cost of sending PAW to Associates will unfortunately grow with the number of Associates. It was decided that they should be encouraged to continue receiving PAW, unless they desire to discontinue it.


Annual Giving: Don Malehorn reported on the results of the last campaign. Classmates participated at the rate of 78.4%, and total of contributions amounted to $431,799, one of the largest for an off-year reunion campaign. Hal expressed the thanks of the whole Class to the Annual Giving Committee for the excellent results they produced by their dedicated efforts. Don then challenged the Class with a goal for the current year of $452,000 and 80% participation.


Fifty-Fifth Reunion: Mary Murdoch and Bill Murdoch reported that two new members had been added to the Committee, Lee Smith and Put Brodsky, and planning meetings had begun. The program of scholarships for attendance at the Reunion was discussed. Joe Bolster mentioned the success of that program at the Fiftieth. Following a discussion, the Executive Committtee approved a recommendation to ask Classmates for contributions of "$55 for the Fifty-Fifth", in subsequent dues notices.


Class Book for Fifty-Fifth: Hal reported that Don Oberdorfer is considering accepting the assignment of editing a book, which would be on a smaller scale than the Book for the Fiftieth. There was a consensus that the book should contain shorter individual contributions, and no individual pictures. Hal encouraged a general discussion about the theme and format of the book. A number of ideas were presented. It was decided that a small sub-committee should be formed to review these and work on them with Don.


Wives' and Associates' Book: Annette Merle-Smith reported that in response to the latest letter to wives and associates, she had received about 40 very interesting and varied life stories. She asked for Committtee members to continue encouraging wives on this project. It was suggested that the names of those who have contributed thusfar be published. A tentative timetable was discussed, with two options presented: (1) publication of the book by the end of 2004 with a deadline for contributions of approximately June 1, 2004, in order to maintain current momentum; and (2) publication about 18 months before the 55th Reunion, approximately at the end of 2005, to stimulate interest in that Reunion. That could involve setting the deadline for contributions as late as the middle of 2005.


Mini-Reunion XIX: Hal reported on the the "Wild West Experience" scheduled for Phoenix next May, led by Ted Nicholson and others. Favorable responses have been received thusfar from about 40 Classmates.

Mini-Reunion XX: Hal also reported on the planning for the Savannah Mini, which is being led by Walt Culin and others. Walt has reserved space in the local Hyatt Hotel for the period from March 31 to April 3, 2005.


Subsequent Min-Reunions: Tom Dosdall has continued his investigations of various sites, which most recently have involved discussions with Bill Seavey, Bruce Atwater and John Lowry about the possibility of having another Mini Reunion in San Fransisco.


Class Website Information Committee: Steve Rogers reported that the committee called CWIC has now grown to fifteen members. Its mission is to uncover material about Classmates' activities, to be reported on the Class website, in the PAW Class Notes and in other communictions to the Class. Steve also mentioned that the format of the website is being enlarged and redesigned. Hal and he have sent 12 e-mail messages to the Class this year, including notices advising when new material has been posted on the website. Over 400 Classmates now have given their e-mail addresses for this purpose. Steve encouraged everyone to send news items and pictures to him or Bob Jiranek for the website. Addresses are: ; and . Information about deaths should be sent as soon as possible to Jack McCune: .


Commemorating Princeton at Olympics: Roger McLean reported on the project of commemorating, at the 2005 Athens Olympics, the leading roles which were played by students from Princeton and Harvard at the first modern Olympics. That event had also been held in Athens. The commemoration project has been endorsed by the Athletic Directors at both institutions, but sponsorship by a major network has not yet been obtained. Roger will be talking about it next to ABC. It may be modified to the taping of a program in New York

Next Meeting; Adjournment: The next meeting will be held at 3:00 PM, on Friday, February 20, as part of Alumni Day. The meeting adjourned at 5:30 PM.


                                                                                      Respectfully submitted,
                                                                                      George Aman, Recording Secretary