April 2014 Meeting
LWVNJ Annual Appeal and Callathon
The Princeton League successfully participated in the LWVNJ’s annual Callathon. A portion of the donations from members of our League will be credited to us, but at this time the amount is unknown.
Convention and National Positions
Lee will represent our LWV-Princeton Area at the National convention in Dallas in June. Information about the convention may be found on the LWVUS website.
On Sunday, April 27 the Princeton Area League will have a table at Communiversity. In addition to presenting information about the League, we will also take photos and conduct voting for young people.
Stand Against Racism
The Princeton Area League will co-sponsor with the Princeton YWCA, the Stand Against Racism event on Hinds Plaza, April 25. Members are encouraged to support this event.
Princeton Community Housing
The Princeton Area League will co-sponsor, with Princeton Community Housing, a forum on May 5 from 7-9 in Monument Hall. An update on affordable housing will be given.
On April 29 the Princeton Area League will sponsor a debate for the four Democratic primary candidates to fill the Congressional Seat of Rush Holt. This event will take place at Witherspoon Hall at 7 PM. Click here for more information.
On April 30 the three Democratic candidates for Princeton Council will meet in a forum co-sponsored by the LWV-Princeton Area and Princeton Community TV at 7 PM in Witherspoon Hall. Click here for more information.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for either event.
The annual meeting of the LWV-Princeton Area will be held on June 16 at Salt Creek Grill From 6-8:30 PM. Cornell Brooks, Esq., President and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will speak on “The Beloved Community Behind Bars: A Dream Deferred.” Save the date and watch for future information for this event.
A proposal was made to keep the current Leadership Committee in place for another year (June 2014-June 2015). This will be voted upon at our annual meeting. Click here for a description of roles and list of Leadership Committee members.
Timing of Business Meetings
During the months of January, February, and March, the monthly meetings will be held in the morning at the Princeton Library. Meetings for all other months will be held in the evening at the Suzanne Patterson Center.
Marion Epstein died on March 24. She was a devoted member of the League and served as its president for many years. She was also very active in other community activities. We will indeed miss her. An obituary from the New Jersey School Board Association was posted as follows:
Marion Greenebaum Epstein, who served on the Princeton school board for 10 years, including service as the board’s president and vice president, died on March 24. She was 98 years old.
Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College and went on to receive her PhD in mathematics at Bryn Mawr College.
After marrying in 1939 and moving to Princeton in 1943, she worked part-time in test development at the Educational Testing Service, while raising three children. She later embarked on a full time career with ETS, in 1977 becoming vice president for the College Board until her retirement. She also served for a number of years on the Advisory Council to the Princeton University Mathematics Department, and her biography is included in Pioneering Women in American Mathematics, jointly published by the American and the London Mathematical Societies.
After her service to the school board, she was appointed by then-Governor Richard Hughes to the State Board of Education, where she served for 11 years. During her long volunteer career, she was also a trustee of Kean College for 15 years, president of the Princeton League of Women Voters, president of the Princeton Township Affordable Housing Board and a founding member of the Jewish Center of Princeton.
She was predeceased by her husband, and is survived by their three children, Peter Epstein, Barbara Vilkomerson and Judith Ansara, as well as seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Click here for the Town Topics obituary.