Class Documents

Constitution--May 14, 2014

Article I. Name. The name of this organization shall be the Princeton University Class of 1958.

 Article II. Constitution. The provisions of this Constitution shall control and govern all matters affecting the organization, other documents or instruments notwithstanding.

 Article III. Purpose. The purpose of the organization shall be to further the interests, welfare and educational aims of Princeton University, for so long as the organization is in existence and Princeton University remains organized exclusively for charitable, educational or scientific purposes under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

 Article IV. Powers. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the organization shall have full power and authority to perform any lawful acts and to exercise any rights not otherwise limited by law.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the organization shall have all rights and powers of any unincorporated association under the laws of the State of New Jersey.

 Article V. Financial Limit. No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, any member, trustee, officer, director or any other private person.  All of the assets and net earnings of the organization shall be used to further the organization’s purpose.

 Article VI. Political Activity. No substantial part of the activities of this organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and this organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing and distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

 Article VII. General Limits. This organization shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by an organization contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

 Article VIII. Membership. The following shall be members of this organization:

1.     Regular Members. All persons who shall at any time have been correctly listed by Princeton University in the Class of 1958.

 Article IX. Governing Body. Full management and control of the affairs of this shall be in accord with the By-laws of the Class of 1958.

 Article X. Existence. Unless sooner terminated as provided in the By-laws, the existence of this organization shall terminate when fewer than ten regular members of this organization are living.

 Article XI. Dissolution. Upon the dissolution of this organization, after paying or making provisions for all its obligations and liabilities, all of the assets of this organization shall be distributed to Princeton University, so long as it is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be distributed, by the order of any New Jersey Court with jurisdiction, exclusively for such purposes, or to such organization or organizations which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

 Article XII. Bylaws. The Executive Committee may enact, and may from time to time amend, Bylaws not inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution.

 Article XIII. Adoption and Amendment. This Constitution may be adopted, and thereafter amended, by the vote of a majority of the members of the Executive Committee.

 Article XIV. Situs. The organization shall have its situs at Princeton University, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey.


Bylaws--adopted May 14, 2014

Section 1.  Organization.  The Princeton University Class of 1958 is organized pursuant to the Constitution which was adopted and effective on May  14, 2014, as it may be duly amended.

Section 2.  Meetings.  A regular meeting of the Class shall be held annually, during Reunion Week, unless the Executive Committee concludes it is unnecessary.  The President may call a special meeting of the Class on two weeks’ notice.  In order to conduct business at a meeting, a quorum shall consist of four members of the Executive Committee.  Any action may be taken in the absence of a quorum if approved by a majority of the Executive Committee at the next meeting where a quorum is present.  Proxies are permitted if transmitted prior to the meeting to the President or whoever will chair the meeting.  Any action required to be taken by law, the Constitution of the Class, or these Bylaws, or any action otherwise permitted to be taken at a meeting, may be taken by the Officers without a meeting if written consent is obtained from a majority of the Executive Committee within sixty days following such action.

         Section 3.  Elected Officers.   The Officers of the Class shall be a President, up to three Vice-Presidents, a Secretary and a Treasurer.  They shall be elected by a plurality of those members of the Class voting in an election held at a regular meeting during Reunion Week at a major reunion (in calendar years ending in eight and three).  The elected Officers shall hold office commencing Sunday of Reunion Week of the year of election for a term of five years or until successors are appointed or elected.  (The first term began in 1958).

         Section 4.  Duties of the Officers.  The President is the elected leader of the Class and may represent the Class in all activities and on all committees of Princeton University.  The President shall preside at all Class meetings and all meetings of the Executive Committee.  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 Executive Committee or which he may undertake pursuant to his plenary authority.  The President may delegate additional duties to the Officers and committees of the Class he deems appropriate.  One of the Vice-Presidents, the Secretary or the Treasurer, as appointed by the Executive Committee, shall have the responsibility of acting in the place of the President in his absence or incapacity or resignation.  The Vice-President or Vice-Presidents shall also perform the duties assigned them pursuant to Section 6 of these bylaws.  The Secretary shall keep and supervise all records and minutes of the Class, including the supervision of records kept by other persons given duties to do so.  The Secretary will provide regular Class Notes for the Princeton Alumni Weekly and send out such communications as may be appropriate.  The Treasurer shall be responsible for all Class assets and for collecting Class dues and other Class funds.  The Treasurer is authorized to sign all checks, maintain the Class bank account and pay all Class bills.  The Treasurer may open such bank accounts and maintain such investment accounts as may be approved by any other two Officers.  The Treasurer shall supply financial reports to the Executive Committee, the Class and to Princeton University as may be appropriate.

         Section 5.  Executive Committee.  An Executive Committee shall provide general supervision of Class business.  The committee shall consist of the Officers and three other members of the Class appointed by the Officers. In general, the Executive Committee shall have full authority to represent the Class on appropriate occasions and to perform all duties and responsibilities consistent with such position whether or not specifically stated in these Bylaws.

         Section 6.  Other Committees and Functions.  The President, with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee, shall appoint the Vice-Presidents and other Class members to serve on committees for Reunions, Annual Giving, Mini-Reunions, Class Special Events and such other functions as he and the Executive Committee deem appropriate.  If and when such appointments are made, the Executive Committee shall specify the duties and responsibilities of those appointed.

         Section 7.  Elections.  In order to prepare for the election of the Officers, the Executive Committee shall determine the membership and numbers of a nominating committee.  The nominating committee shall solicit candidates for class office from the Class.  The nominating committee shall propose a slate of officers from those candidates or other members of the class, and the slate shall be reported to the Class at least two months before the end of the terms of the current Officers.  Within thirty days, additional nominations may be made by submitting the signatures of at least ten members of the Class with the consent of the proposed nominee.  Any such additional nominations shall be reported to the Class within ten days.  An appropriate ballot shall be submitted to the Class one month before the election.

         Section 8.  Replacing Officers.  If any Officer becomes unable to continue to hold office for the balance of his term, the Executive Committee shall appoint a successor to serve for the balance of that Officer’s term.

         Section 9.  Fiscal Year.  The fiscal year of the Class shall be July 1 through June 30.

         Section 10 Amendments.  The Executive Committee 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.

         Section 11  Honorary Classmates.  Any member of the Class may propose an individual for consideration as an Honorary Member of the Class.  The Executive Committee shall consider the proposal at its next meeting or at a special meeting called by the President.  If the person is approved by a unanimous vote of a quorum of the Executive Committee, the proposal shall be submitted to the Class, and if approved by the Class, the person shall be made an Honorary Member of the Class with all rights, privileges and responsibilities.