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MIT Club of Princeton Kicks Off ?The Reason to Belong? Campaign

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 11, 2006

The MIT Club of Princeton, serving the Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni of central New Jersey and Bucks County, PA, is excited to announce its new board of volunteers and kick off its “Reason to Belong” campaign.

The new board’s mission is to build a club that provides a forum for all alumni to tap into a wealth of experience and knowledge that meets their individual needs. A new slate of volunteers has been elected to serve as officers of the club. Ram Iyer is the new President; Stephanie Thomas, the past President, is the new VP of Young Alumni; Nancy Hall, another past President is the Treasurer; Carol Mills, VP of Communications; Doris Ju, VP of Membership. Individual bios can be found at the club’s website http://alumweb.mit.edu/clubs/princeton.

Ram Iyer, newly elected president, and the board officers will be visiting locations across central New Jersey and Bucks County, PA, in September to solicit input from alumni on how the club can better meet their needs. Iyer said, “We want to represent the interests of the members as well as lead the club.” If alumni would like to organize a meeting in their area, please contact Ram (see below).

The MIT Club of Princeton has been around since 1975. There are almost 1,400 alumni (making it a ‘major market club’) living in central NJ and Bucks County, PA, registered on the MIT Alumni website. There are several additional alumni who have not even registered their presence on the alumni webpage.

The volunteer-run MIT alumni clubs across the world are an excellent means to leverage the alumni network and stay connected with the school. Each alumnus has a different reason to belong to the alumni club -- socialize with other alumni, serve the community, leverage alumni to find a better job, build business networks and many more. “The MIT Club of Princeton is a forum for alumni to leverage each other and MIT to help each of them be more successful. We welcome organizations in the area that are interested in leveraging the wealth of experience that the local alumni bring,” Iyer said.

The club is planning various events, partly driven by the interests of the membership.

1. MIT alums gather monthly for a happy hour get together at Sotto’s, 128 Nassau Street, Princeton on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.

2. The club is planning a summer barbecue from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday August 26th in Princeton.

3. The Young Alumni are planning a poker night in September. Please contact KC Huang for more information.

For additional information on the MIT Club of Princeton and its “Reason to Belong” campaign, or to schedule a meeting of local alumni to provide input toward the campaign, please contact Ram Iyer.

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