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REF NO.: 139

SUBJECT: Alumni Association of Memorial University will hold general meeting of alumni to select new executive and ratify constitution

DATE: Dec. 22

Gary Peddle, president of the Alumni Association of Memorial University, has announced a general meeting of Memorial alumni for Jan. 19, 2006. The meeting will be held in the Junior Common Room of R. Gushue Hall on the St. John’s campus of Memorial University from 7-9 p.m.

Mr. Peddle said the purpose of the meeting is to ratify a new constitution; elect the new Alumni Association executive (three-year term); and provide an update on developments and activity of the association and the university. Memorial President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Axel Meisen will attend this meeting.

“I would encourage all alumni who are interested in building the strength of the Alumni Association and in giving back to Memorial to attend, either in person or by teleconference,” said Mr. Peddle. He said there is an exciting slate of candidates standing for election to the board and feels that the next three years hold great promise for the association and for the university.

The office of Alumni Affairs and Development has posted a copy of the list of nominees for election to the association executive ( The Alumni Association Constitution is also available on line at

If you have an item you would like to discuss, please submit it to Deborah Guillemette at

Teleconferencing information: If you are unable to attend in person but would like to connect by teleconference, please call 1–866-365-4409 and enter conference code, 7373481#, at the start of the meeting. You will be placed on hold until the conference chairperson joins the call. Space is limited.

Complimentary parking is available in front of R. Gushue Hall or in Parking Lot 15 (visit for map of campus).

RSVP by Jan. 13, 2006to attend the meeting or to connect by teleconference to Terri-Lynn King 737-4354or toll-free 1-877-700-4081or

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For more information, please contact Wade Kearley, Communications, Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 709-737-2620, 1-877-700-4081 or


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