January 2010 Archives

Elections 2009 - Nominations due February 7th!

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Elections for the 2010 Lawrence Committee will be held on Thursday, February 11th. All committee positions are open to all adult residents of the Lawrence Apartments, including spouses and partners, with the following limitations:

  • Candidates must have attended at least two committee meetings. (The election itself may be counted as one of the two meetings.)
  • Candidates for president must have served on the committee for at least one term. If no candidates meet this requirement, the position is open to any resident who has attended at least 3 committee meetings.
  • Candidate for the position of GSG representative must meet the GSG's requirements.

The committee positions are:

  • President
  • Vice president
  • Secretary
  • Social chair
  • Webmaster
  • GSG representative
  • Garden coordinator.

All committee members are responsible for planning and running committee events such as barbeques and ice cream socials. For a description of the responsibilities specific to each position, please consult the Lawrence Apartments Constitution, Article III.

The deadline for declaring your candidacy is midnight on Sunday, February 7th. You may nominate yourself or you may be nominated by someone else, in which case you have the option to accept or decline the nomination. Although you must state the position you are interested in when you declare your candidacy, you may change that position until the deadline (or at the discretion of the election committee after the deadline).* For a list of the current nominees and their statements, please consult this page.

To declare your candidacy, email the Lawrence Committee (lawrapts@princeton.edu) with your name, the position you are interested in, and, optionally, a one-paragraph statement. (You may also email your statement separately later, or choose to give no statement.) Once the election committee has verified that you are eligible for the position, your name and statement will be posted to the Lawrence website.

NOTE: The primary motivation for becoming part of the committee should be the desire to serve the Lawrence community and interact with other residents, and all elected committee members are expected to participate fully in the activities of the committee. In the interests of full disclosure: the housing department has historically provided committee members with priority in the housing draw so that they can retain their current housing. This housing perk is offered at the discretion of the housing office and they are under no obligation to continue offering it to committee members.

*This stipulation is to avoid a situation in which no one runs for one position while many people run for another one.

Help - Windshield Damage

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A resident recently reported damage to his car's windshield while it was parked in the Lawrence parking lot. If you have any information, please email the Lawrence Committee and we can pass your information on. Here is a copy of the resident's email:

"When I got home from work yesterday at 4:30, I noticed a crack in the windshield of my car (an older light blue Nissan sedan).  The windshield was fine when I left the car there at about 9:30am, so I'm not sure what happened.  There is a small crack about midway up the windshield running horizontally from the edge on the passenger's side.  There were no rocks or other objects anywhere near the car and nothing in the area or on other cars that could explain why our windshield might be cracked.

We were parked in a space at the end of a row, so no other car could have been next to us on the side where the crack appeared.  The spot faces the area where the sidewalk coming down Alexander street ends and the parking lots begins, however, so it may be that someone on a bike accidentally hit the windshield with their handle bar while riding past the car.

I can't file an insurance claim if I don't know how the crack happened, so if anyone in Lawrence knows anything (or maybe accidentally hit the car but didn't realize that the windshield had cracked), it would really help me out if they got in touch with me."

Lawrence Committee - January Meeting Minutes

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The minutes from the January 2010 meeting of the Lawrence committee have been posted. The next meeting is scheduled for February 11, 2009 at 8:30PM in the community room at 14 Lawrence Drive. Elections for the 2010-11 Lawrence Committee will be held at that meeting.

Garden Pictures 2009

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Maja and Shuwa have provided some pictures from the 2009 Lawrence garden.

Quick Link: Shuttle Service

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Lawrence Committee - December Meeting Minutes

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The minutes from the December 2009 meeting of the Lawrence committee have been posted. The next meeting is scheduled for January 20, 2009 at 8:30PM in the community room at 14 Lawrence Drive.