Princeton University Class of 1966 Bylaws
ARTICLE I: General
The Princeton University Class of 1965 is
organized pursuant to and will perform all activities consistent with the terms
and provisions of the Constitution adopted and effective on June 2, 1984, as it
may be duly amended.
Section 2. Governing Members.
The Princeton University
Class of 1966 shall be governed by the Officers and the members of the
Executive Committee. All such individuals shall constitute the Governing
Section 3. Meetings.
A regular meeting of the Princeton University
Class of 1965 shall be held annually unless the Governing Members as defined
above conclude that such meeting is not required. Meetings of the Governing Members
and/or the Class may occur at such times and such places as deemed appropriate
by the President or a majority of the Governing Members. Notice of any meeting
of the Princeton University Class of 1966 shall be given in writing not less
than two weeks before such meeting.
Section 4. Quorum.
For the purposes of
conducting business, a quorum shall consist of seven of the Governing Members
provided that the Officers and Governing Members may take action in the absence
of a quorum if such action is approved by a majority of the Governing Members
present and is ratified by a majority vote of the Governing Members at the next
meeting where a quorum is present. Written proxies will be permitted if
transmitted prior to the meeting to the president of the Princeton University
class of 1965, Each Governing Member shall have one vote.
Section 5. Action
Without A Meeting.
Any action required to be taken by law, the Constitution of Princeton
University Class of 1966, or these Bylaws, or any action otherwise permitted to
be taken at a meeting as set forth in Article I Section 3, above may be taken
by the officers of the Princeton University Class of 1966 without a meeting if
a consent in writing is obtained from a majority of the Governing Members of
the Princeton University Class of 1966 within sixty days following such action.
ARTICLE II Governing Members
Section 1. Elected Officers.
The Officers of the Princeton University Class of 1966 shall consist of a
president, two Vice Presidents, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. These officers shall
be erected by a plurality of those members of the Princeton University Class of
1966 voting in said election.
Section 2. Nominations of Elected Officers.
Nominating committee shall be appointed by the then-current Class President,
with the advice of the Governing Members. The membership and number of members
on the Nominating Committee shall be determined by said Officers. Candidates
for class office will be solicited from the class members by the Nominating
committee. From those names suggested
and others, the Nominating Committee will propose a slate and advise the
members of the class in writing. Within thirty (30) days other nominations may
be made by submitting the signatures of ten (10) classmates with the consent of
proposed nominee. The recommendations of the Nominating Committee together with
any additional nominations shall be reported to the class in writing not less
than four months prior to the end of the term of the erected officers. All
members of the class shall have an opportunity to vote on the nominations so
Section 3. Appointments and Committees.
(a) The officers of the Class
shall appoint additional Governing Members as they deem necessary and
appropriate. Such appointments may be for the terms and purposes as specified
by the officers. Such appointees may be designated members of the Executive
committee, as determined by the class officers.
(b) The Officers of the Class
nay appoint up to six Regional Vice Presidents who shall undertake the duties
and responsibilities assigned by the officers of the crass for the term
specified. Such Regional Vice Presidents shall be Governing Members and members
of the Executive Committee.
(c) The officers of the class shall appoint members
of the Class to the Executive Committee who shall be members of the Governing Members.
The number and term of those appointed to the Executive committee shall be
determined by the officers. The officers and/or the Governing Members may
appoint additional committees as nay be deemed appropriate.
Section 4. Terms.
(a) Elected Officers. The elected Princeton University Class of 1966 shall hold
Sunday of Reunion Week of the year of election years or until their successors
are appointed first five-year term shal1 commence in 1966. Officers of the
office commencing for a term of five or elected.
(b) The Appointments and Committees.
Governing Members appointed by the officers shall serve for the term specified
by the officers when the appointment is made. Governing members may be
reappointed by the Officers. The Officers may give consideration to
establishing staggered terms for members of the Class appointed to the
Executive Committee or any other committee, even if such terms extend beyond
those specified in Article I, Section 4(a).
Section 5. Vacancies.
If a vacancy
occurs in any office, the Governing Members may immediately appoint a
replacement to fill such office for the duration of the original term. If a majority
of the Governing Members so determine, a special general election may be held
to fill the vacancy for the duration of the original term.
ARTICLE III Duties
of Officers and Committees
Section 1. Governing Members.
Members of the
Princeton University Class In general, Governing of 1966 shall have full authority
to represent the class on appropriate occasions and to perform all duties and responsibilities
consonant with such position whether or not specifically set forth in these Bylaws.
Section 2. President.
The President is the elected leader of the Class and may
represent the Class in all activities with and on all committees of Princeton
University. The President shall preside at all Class meetings and all meetings
of the Governing Members, The President shall have plenary authority in Class
matters and shall undertake such other duties as may from time to time be
specified by the Governing Members or which he may undertake pursuant to his
Section 3. Vice Presidents.
The two Vice Presidents shall
have the responsibility of acting in the place of the President in his absence
or incapacity or resignation. It is contemplated, but not required, that one
vice President shall have overall responsibility for all financial matters
relating to Annual Giving, Class Memorial Fund, Special Gifts, and any other
related matters. It is contemplated, but not required, that one Vice President
have overall responsibility for projects including Reunions, Class Special
Events and any other specific activities. The President shall have authority to
delegate specific duties to each Vice President.
Section 4. Secretary.
Secretary shall keep and supervise all records and minutes of the Class,
including the supervision of records kept by any other person given duties to
do so. The Secretary will provide regular Class notes for the Princeton Alumni
weekly and send out such newsletters or crass communications as may be
appropriate including the ballots. The secretary shall also have any other
duties be delegated to him by the president.
Section 5. Treasurer.
The treasurer shall be responsible for
all class assets and shall be responsible for collecting class dues and any
other class funds. The treasurer is authorized to sign all checks, maintain the
Class bank account, and pay all bills of the Class the Treasurer may open such
bank accounts and maintain such investment accounts as may be approved in
writing by any other two officers of the Class. The Treasurer shall have the
responsibility to supply detailed financial reports to the Governing Members
and to the Class as appropriate.
Section 6. Appointment of Governing Members.
Appointments by the officers may
be for any specific purpose, such as Reunion chairman, chairman of Annual
Giving, chairman of Memorial Fund, and Regional vice presidents. If and when
such appointments are made, the officers shall specify the specific duties and
responsibilities of those appointed. All individuals appointed by the officers shall
be members of the Executive Committee is contemplated but not required that the
Reunion chairman would report to the vice president in charge of projects. Likewise,
the Chairman of Annual Giving and the Chairman of the Memorial Fund would
report to the vice president in charge of financial matters.
The Executive Committee shall have general supervision
over the conduct and business of the Class and shall undertake duties and
obligations accordingly. The Executive Committee shall also undertake specific
projects which may be identified by the Officers of the Class from time to
Section 8. Other Committees.
The Officers of the Class and/or the
Governing Members may establish. Such other committees as they deem appropriate
in their sole discretion. The powers, membership, and term of such committees shall
be determined by the Governing Members.
ARTICLE IV Fiscal Year
The fiscal year
of the University Class of 1966 shall be July 1 through June the Princeton 30.
ARTICLE V. Amendments
Governing Members, by the affirmative vote of a quorum of all
of Governing Members, may amend or alter any of these Bylaws at any meeting
provided that the substance of the proposed amendment shall have been stated in
the notice of the meeting.
ARTICLE VI Honorary Classmates
Classmate, including any of the Governing Members may propose an individual for
consideration as an Honorary Member of the Class. Any such proposal shall be
considered by the Governing Members at the next scheduled meeting or at a
special meeting duly called by the President, If the person(s) proposed is
approved by unanimous vote of a quorum of Governing Members, the person(s)
proposed shal1 be submitted to the class for approval. If approved by the
class, the person(s) shall be made an Honorary Member of the Class with all
rights, privileges, and responsibilities thereof .
The spouses of deceased
members of the Class shall automatically be Honorary Members of the class with
all rights, privileges, and responsibilities thereof.