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Volunteer for Spring Beach Sweeps

PA3 and PWN Princeton Area - Volunteer for Spring Beach Sweeps - CANCELED

Clean Ocean Action hosts two Beach Sweeps a year to rid beaches of debris and record data used to advance programs to reduce letter.  Join us for the spring sweep on April 1, 2023!

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Long Branch – Madison Avenue, 2 Ocean Ave N, Long Branch, NJ 07740


  • Each individual must register to participate in Beach Sweeps here; select the above location and for the Group, indicate Princeton Area Alumni Association.  Beach Sweeps will send a site-specific email a few days before the event.
  • Please also register with PA3 here so we know to look for you!


On Saturday morning, April 1, we will join thousands of volunteers on the Jersey shore to collect trash from beaches, bays, and waterways, helping Clean Ocean Action clean beaches and catalog the type of debris removed.

We will gather at Madison Avenue in Long Branch (2 Ocean Ave N on Google Maps); on street parking should be free, there’s a rest room just down the boardwalk.  After receiving directions and supplies from the Beach Captain, we’ll walk along the beach and help make it garbage-free! 

Afterward, those who wish will head to the Boardwalk for lunch.

We expect most will drive themselves, but if you need a ride or could provide a ride, please note that on the PA3 Registration form we’ll try to match people up.  There should be parking near the beach entrance.


There is no cost for the beach cleanup; lunch is on your own dime.


  • Children are welcome, but those under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • PLEASE bring and wear your own gloves (preferably reusable work/garden gloves)! A trash bucket is encouraged to reduce the number of plastic bags used. All other materials will be provided.
  • You may wish to bring a small drawstring bag or backpack along with items such as a reusable water bottle, snacks, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. to make the experience more enjoyable.
  • Attend rain or shine.
  • Dress for the weather (It's usually chillier at the beach).
  • Wear close-toed, hard-soled shoes such as sneakers (NO open-toed sandals, please).
  • Wear Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are also helpful for sun protection.
  • Stay off the dunes.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • If you’d like verification of volunteer hours, please bring your form or print their form (see FAQ on the Beach Sweeps site).  Have the form signed by the beach captain before you leave your site.

Additional Information about Beach Sweeps

Questions: Contact Diane

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Volunteer for Spring Beach Sweeps - CANCELED ( Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM )
Location: Long Branch – Madison Avenue, 2 Ocean Ave N, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Cost: Lunch optional

Posted by dhasling over 1 year ago.


PA3 Elections 2022

Biographies of Candidates for Officers/Director of the Princeton Area Alumni Association 2021

(A copy of the Constitution and of the by-laws of the Association describing the functions of officers and directors, terms of office and other matters may be found under the Governance tab)

Nominee for Reelection as Treasurer:  Dan Hayes-Paterson '09  

Dan has served as the treasurer of PA3 since 2019. He also has served as the technology chair for PA3 since 2010, as well as for the Class of 2009 since '09's fifth reunion -- writing websites for both organizations. He is a former chair of the Technology Advisory Committee of the Alumni Council's Executive Committee (which has since been merged into Communications and Technology). Dan graduated in 2009 with a BSE in computer science and a certificate in finance, and is currently a staff software engineer at Google, where he has worked since 2012. He is married to Sara Hastings ’09.

Nominee for Secretary:  Richard Ober '65

Rick Ober graduated in Public and International Affairs from Princeton in 1965 and Yale Law School in 1968. After a judicial clerkship and 5½ years with a large Philadelphia law firm, he joined United Jersey Banks as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, which subsequently became UJB Financial and Summit Bancorp, before selling in 2001. Thereafter he served as General Counsel of TerraCycle and Isles, Inc., before his present position as a Legal Analyst for the Princeton Gerrymandering Project. Rick has served as a Director and Chair of the Careers and Networking Committee of PA3, a P-Rade Marshall, Class of 1965 Treasurer and Reunions Treasurer, Alumni Schools Committee interviewer since 2004, PICS mentor, Office of Career Services volunteer and member of the Varsity Club, 1746 Society and Order of the Claw. Rick has served as an officer or trustee of several nonprofits and published articles on not-for-profit governance, risk management and gerrymandering. Rick and Carol, his wife of 49 years, have two daughters and four grandchildren. They moved into Stonebridge at Montgomery in September of 2019, where Carol serves as Secretary of the Residents Association and Rick serves on the Finance Advisory Committee. Rick enjoys tennis and skiing.

Nominee for Director:  Frank Derby '84

Frank has been an attorney in New York and New Jersey for over 30 years, serving in several law firms before joining a local financial firm as its vice-president and general counsel effective January 1. Frank has served as a trustee of The Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Foundation in Rocky Hill, NJ and as a member of the Board of Directors of Carolyn Stokes Preschool, an Ewing-based preschool serving disadvantaged young children in the greater Trenton area. Of interest to this audience, Frank has served Princeton University as an alumni interviewer, as secretary of the regional Princeton Area Alumni Association, and as a member and past chair of the Princetoniana Committee, sometimes known as the Freddy Fox ’39 committee and always known as devoted keepers of the Orange & the Black. Frank is a proud father of two grown children and served as coach of baseball and basketball little league teams when they were young. Neither plays either sport today, undoubtedly as a result of his coaching.







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Posted by tmswift over 1 year ago.


2022 Annual Meeting

PA3 Cocktail Party and Annual Meeting

In-person at theSpringdale Golf Club

6pm to 8pm, November 10th, 2022

After two years of virtual events, PA3 resumes face-to-face events with our Annual Meeting, reengineered to focus on seeing old friends and making new ones.  Join us for an all-members reception and cocktail party with substantial hors d'oeuvres during which we will also (briefly) conduct the business of our annual meeting and elect officers and directors under our bylaws.

Prices for the event are highly subsidized, both by past membership dues as well as through the generous sponsorship of the Bank of Princeton and are as follows:

2022-2023 Top Tigers:  Two admitted free

2022-2023 Dues paying members:  One admitted free

Other members and additional guests:  $25 per person


If you wish to attend you must RVSP to Tom Swift at

Tickets may be purchased on-line via the paypal link below.  Otherwise, you may pay at the door.

If you haven't paid your 2022-2023 dues yet, you may do so via the link at the top of the page.


2022 Annual Meeting Ticket
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Woodcutters Volunteer Day

Woodcutters Volunteer Day

Saturday, November 12, 2022

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Princeton-Blairstown Center



This annual tradition of setting up the PBC Campus for winter continues!  PBC is in a beautiful environment. Spectacular 268-acre outdoor Campus, surrounding 16-acre Bass Lake, nestled between the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware Water Gap.  Map link

This one-day volunteer event asks participants to pitch in to complete winter prep tasks and restore the property. Raking leaves, splitting or stacking wood [see yours truly above at previous Woodcutters], mulching, waterfront restoration, garden work, library cleanup, window washing, etc.

Princeton-Blairstown Center serves young people, primarily from historically marginalized communities, by nurturing their social-emotional skills through experiential, environmental, and adventure-based programming.

In 1908, a group of Princeton University undergraduates and alumni founded the Princeton Summer Camp. They were determined to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged inner-city children by offering healthy and character-building camping experiences. In 1930, the Blairstown Campus, which eventually grew to 268 acres, was purchased. In 1973, professional staff began providing experiential education to urban youth. Princeton undergraduates continue to help staff the Center during the summer months. 

Volunteer spots are limited, and pre-registration will be required. Link to registration is  Lunch and dinner provided.  Approximately 1 ½ hours from Princeton, Exit 12 off I-80 west. Carpooling planned.  Looking for PA3 families [8-10 volunteers including children 10 and up] to join us; we’ll be there again. 

Rick Ober ’65 & Carol Ober ‘h65 

Contact info & Driving directions

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South African Wine Tasting

PA3 cordially invites you to 

Wines of South Africa

Saturday, October 8, 2022

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Via Zoom


South Africa is one of the world's top 10 wine-producing countries. High quality South African wines are often sold at very reasonable prices, so they can be much more affordable than wines from other areas of the world. Wine came to South Africa with Dutch traders in the 1600s, although the wines
didn't enter the international markets until the Mid 1990’s when the Apartheid system ended and the International trade sanction were lifted. Today, about 70 percent of the grapes grown in South Africa go to wine production. Most of South Africa's wine regions are located in the Southwestern part of the
country, known as Western Cape.

As always, our sommelier Sebastian Koncurat with lead the tasting and will enlighten us about wine production in South Africa.

We will be tasting two reds and two whites, which may be ordered from Public Wines.  The cost for the four wines is $82.  

For Zoom instructions, RSVP with affiliation by October 4 to Mo Chen ’80 at

Public Wines is able to deliver locally and to ship out of town. Please call or email wine consultant Sebastian at the shop for details: 609 924 0750 or

Cheese Pairings

STORM POINT CHENIN BLANC 2021 - W.O SWARTLAND:  Pont l'Eveque - Cow milk based cheese, soft, from Normandy, France

NEIL ELLIS WHITEHALL CHARDONNAY 2018 - ELGIN VALLEY W.O.:  Leyden. Cow milk cheese flavored with cumin, semi-firm, Pasteurized, Netherlands.

BEESLAAR, PINOTAGE TAJ 2020- SWARTLAND W.O.:  Beemster Goat. Pasteurized cheese. Firm texture. Netherlands

KLEIN CONSTANTIA ESTATE RED BLEND - COASTAL REGION:  Ewephoria. Sheep milk based cheese, hard texture. Pasteurized

You may order a cheese plate from Olsons here


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