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Saturday, March 28, 2009


What: The PA5 is planning a trip to the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. The Simeone Foundation is reportedly the 2nd largest private collection of cars in the US, second only to Jay Leno's. It is one of the few places where you can not only see rare and beautiful sports racing cars, you can hear them run as well! And, not only is each car in the collection rare, but also has an interesting racing and/or ownership history. It is a must see for anyone remotely interested in cars.

The PA5 event is planned for May 23rd, a Demo Day at the Simeone Foundation. The Demo Day will start with Dr. Simeone and Museum Curator Kevin Kelly talking about the history and mechanics of each featured car. They’ll open up the hoods and let you see the engines. Then, they’ll drive the cars on their 3-acre lot in back of the Museum. The featured cars for the May 23rd Demo Day will be the $4+ million prize of the collection, the Cobra Daytona Coupe (the first one ever built and one of the few in existence), and the Ford GT40 MKII (one of the last ever built).

Who: All Princetonians, their friends and families (basically everyone!)
Date: May 23, 2009
Time: 10:30 AM at the Museum (9:00 AM for caravan from Princeton - see below)
Location: Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, near the Philadelphia Airport (see website for directions:
Cost: Pay at the door - Normal museum rates: Adults $12, Seniors $10, kids under 8 are free (if we have 10 or more people, than we get an extra $2 discount per person)
Transportation: On your own or a caravan from the Princeton area is being planned (bring your own fun car or ride in someone else's); parking at the museum is free and plentiful.
Please RSVP:


Vrrrooommm! The PA3 has formed the PA5 (Princeton Area Alumni Association Automotive Aficionados) group aimed at the car enthusiasts of PA3. It's founding members include Tom Swift '76, John Epstein '96, and Sev Onyshkevych '83. If you have ideas for events or would like to assist with planning, please email

Friday, March 27, 2009

Little Tigers Playdate - April 19th

What: Little Tigers Playdate
When: Sunday, April 19th 10:30 AM- noon(no raindate)
Where: Marquand Park on Lovers Lane in Princeton
For: PA3 Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc., and their little ones
RSVP: No RSVP necessary, just show up.
Details: We'll be based at the playground and large sand box near the parking lot off of Lovers Lane. Please bring your own drinks and snacks.

Friday, March 20, 2009

COLLEGE MENTORING: Volunteers Needed

***Monday, March 23, 1:30-3:00 p.m.***
COLLEGE MENTORING in partnership with ReachOut 56-81 (
Isles Youthbuild Insitute, 354 South Broad Street, Trenton [note: this is NOT the Isles Johnston Ave site]

From Lon Johnson '08, Executive Coordinator, ReachOut 56-81: "Session will be about local 2 and 4 year universities and colleges that might be options for the Youthbuild students upon their graduation next year. We'll touch on the SATs, essays, financial aid, and whatever else they might be curious about in terms of the college admissions process. In Early April, we're planning on going back in to the school to hold a similar type of session on military service and vocational training. Volunteers at the March 23rd session will be expected to know what a college might be looking for in an applicant, and how a student goes about paying for college. Later on this spring, we'll return to provide one on one counseling to interested students."

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER ON MARCH 23, please contact Lon Johnson at or 609-462-5545.

Lon continues: "Our 'Learning for Life' program at Youthbuild, of which the session on the 23rd is a part, is designed to expose the Youthbuild students to different career paths and opportunities that they can expect to pursue when they graduate. Because of this, we're really looking for a wide variety of career paths among our volunteers. That being said, on the 23rd we're expecting to meet with 15-20 students (those at Youthbuild who are interested in further academics), and we already have 4 or 5 class of 56 supporters and could use another 3-4 volunteers."

Please note: For alums who are interested in college mentoring but are not available to volunteer on weekdays when ReachOut's activities take place, PA3 is also developing a college mentoring program that will engage volunteers on weekends and/or evenings.

Monday, March 16, 2009

IvyPlus Young Alumni Happy Hour, March 26

Come have fun, share a drink, and meet with other young alumni at this month's IvyPlus happy hour in central NJ. All alumni ages 21 to 39 are invited to attend.  Guests are welcome!
THURSDAY, March 26th, 6:30 PM--???
Place: Yankee Doodle Tap Room - Nassau Inn
     10 Palmer Square, Princeton
Please RSVP to Larry Ward at: with name, school, year of graduation, and number of guests.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Back to Isles

The next volunteer construction day at Isles has been scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 9:00-4:00. Details will be posted here in a few weeks.

New Officer Elections

At the Membership Meeting on February 28th, 2009, the following leadership team was elected:

Officers (term starting April 1):
President - Kristin Epstein '97
Vice-President - Sev Onyshkevych '83
Treasurer - Fouad Masrieh *69
Secretary - Bettina Miguez '06

Committee Leaders
Technology - Sev Onyshkevych '83 (interim)
Alumni Schools Committee - Mickey Faigen '73
Networking and Careers Committee - Yakov Shkolnikov *05
Student Liaison Committee - Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman '81
Community Service Committee - Arlen Hastings '80
Activities and Social Events – Gia Fruscione '00 (until June 2009) and Lydia Zaininger '83

Board Members At-Large
Meredith Cook '96
Anthony Fittizzi '97
Jeremy Kestler '94
Grace Penn '99
Jim Robertson '91

We are actively seeking volunteers for each of the committees, as well as a Technology Chair.

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