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124 Branford Pl. - Newark, New Jersey 623-7313 




In accordance with Article V of the Constitution of 
the Corporation, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Meeting 
of the Corporation will be held on Thursday, May 27, 1965, 
at 8:00 p.m., at the West Kinney Junior High School, 301 West 
Kinney Street in the City of Newark. 

The purpose of the meeting shall be as follows: 
l. To elect the Board of Trustees. 

2. To receive and review the annual program and 
financial reports of the Corporation. 

3. To consider and act upon a proposed amendment 
to the Certificate of Incorporation of the 
Corporation providing for disposition of the 
assets of the Corporation in the event of 
liquidation, dissolution or termination of the 
Corporation. Said proposed amendment to the 
Certificate of Incorporation is essentially 
the same provision as now appears in the By- 
Laws of the Corporation. 

4. To consider and act upon a series of proposed 
amendments to the By-Laws in accordance with 
the provisions of Article X of the By-Laws. 
The proposed amendments are briefly summarized 
as follows: 

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Article I, Section 1 
Reduce the minimum age limit for membership 
from twenty-one years of age to fifteen 
years of age. Provide that persons shall 
participate as members instead of serve as 

Article II, Section 2 
Increase the number of trustees in stages 
from forty-eight to sixty-three at large. 
Include the seven remaining members of the 
City Council as honorary members of the 
Board of Trustees. 

Article II, New Section 2 (a) 

Provide for increase in the trustees by 
adding five each year until the elected 
trustees shall number sixty-three. 

Article IT, Section 6 
Preclude proxy votes by trustees for the 
election of officers and expenditure of 

Article II, New Sec 

To eliminate trustees from the Board who 
fail to attend three consecutive Board 
meetings without justified absence. 

Article III, Section 1 

Require that officers of the corporation be 
twenty-one years of age or over. Officers 
shall be elected by the Board of Trustees 
at its first meeting following the annual 
membership meeting. 

Article III, Section 2 

Officers shall serve until election of their 

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Article III, Section 9 

Article III, Section 2. 

Include the chairmen of all standing com- 
mittees as part of the Executive Committee. 

Article III, New Section 10 
Designation of the standing committees. 

New Article IV 

Establishes mechanice for the conduct of 
nominations and elections. 

New Article V 
(Old Article IV) 

Title extended to include community agencies. 

Article V, Section 1 

Authorizes the Executive Director to employ 
personnel, retain consultants, or sub-con: 
tract with existing community agencies with- 
in the framework of the budget. 

Article V, Section 2 

Gives the Executive Director, with approval 
of the Board of Trustees, authority for 
evaluating research, administration of 
projects and execution of such responsibili-~ 

Article V, New Section 3 
Authorizes the Executive Director to sub- 
contract with existing community agencies 
to attain the purposes of the corporation, 
subject to the approval of the Board of 

New Article VI, Section 2 
(old Article V) 

Requires a petition by 250 members of the 
corporation for a special membership 
meeting in lieu of one-fourth in number of 
members of the corporation. 

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Article VI, Section 4 

Board of Trustees meetings are to be held 
monthly on the third Thursday of every month. 

Article VI, Section 6 
Fifteen trustees constitute a quorum at a 
trustees meeting. No proxies may be used 
for this purpose. 

Article VI, New Section 8 
Adoption of Robert's Rules of Order to 
govern procedural questions at all meetings. 

New Article VIII 
(Old Article VII) 

Exempts members and contributors from 
liability for debts of the corporation. 

The foregoing shall constitute the matters to be con- 
sidered at the Annual Membership Meeting. 

Anyone wishing a copy of the existing constitution 

or the proposed amendments may obtain same from the corpora- 
tion office, 124 Branford Place, Newark, or or before May 20. 

By Direction of the 
Board of Trustees 

C. Willard Heckel 



Report of the Nominating Committee 

On Tuesday, April 6, 1965 the Nominating Committee held an 
open meeting at the Fuld Neighborhood House. At that meeting 
the committee heard suggestions from the membership for 
nominees to the Board of Trustees of the United Community 
Corporation. The committee then met in two long executive 
sessions to go over these and other names received by mail 

as well as those names of Trustees who were subject to rota- 
tion. The task of the committee was very difficult because 
of the many qualified candidates for the few open seats on 
the Board. After careful consideration, and in keeping with 
the concept of a balanced and widely representative Board of 
Trustees we submit the following names for nomination as 
Trustees of the UCC: 

CHARLES W. GARRISON a vice president of Bamberger's depart- 
ment store, and one of the leaders of the Newark business 
community. Mr. Garrison is a former co-chairman of the 
Business and Industrial Coordinating Council. (Second Term) 

MRS. GRACE MALONE the Director of Welfare for the City of 
Newark and Assistant Secretary of the UCC. Mrs. Malone has 
been concerned with the problems of the disadvantaged for 
many years. (Second Term) 

FRANK LORIA is a leader of the Italian American community 
in Newark. He has been very active in the formation of 
area boards especially in his own neighborhood of the city. 
(Second Term) 

RALPH GELLER is the District Supervisor of New Jersey State 
Employment Service. He has been a public servant for many 
years with a special concern for the poor. He is now in- 
volved in helping out of school youth. (Second Term) 

IRVING ROSENBERG is a union leader with a deep concern for 
the problems of the community, and a Commissioner of the 
Newark Housing Authority. A founder of UCC, he is one of 
its most active members and an Assistant Treasurer. 
(Second Term) 

KENNETH GIBSON works for the Newark Housing Authority. He 
spends most of his spare time as a civil rights leader. 

He is presently Co-Chairman of the Business and Industrial 
Coordinating Council and a UCC Vice President. (Second Term) 

DUKE E. MOORE, SR. is a Vice President of the Newark Postal 
Union, a member of the executive boards of the New Jersey 
State Postal Union and of Newark Coordinating Council. He 
is also a charter member of the Business and Industrial 
Coordinating Council and one of the founders of UCC. 
(Second Term) 

THE REV. KINMOTH W. JEFFERSON is one of the true founders of 
the UCC. Chairman of its original by-laws committee and 
active in every phase of its early development, he is the 
Executive Director of the Newark Council of Churches. 

(First Term) 

AMADEO BERMUDEZ is a leader in the Spanish speaking community 
in Newark. President of Hijos del Vivi, a civic group con- 
cerned with voter registration and health problems, he is 
leading the efforts for a Puerto Rican Day this summer. 
(First Term) 

CAMES ABRAMS is a Newark attorney. He was recently elected 
Surrogate for Essex County. He is also an Assistant Corpor- 
ation Counsel for the City of Newark and a member of the exe- 
cutive board of Fuld Neighborhood House. (FIRST TERM) 

LOUIS PITTS is a member of the Newark timan Rights Commission 
and a leader of the Clinton Hill (area III) community. A 
Trustee of Trinity Methodist Church, he is active in Clinton 
Hill Rehabilitation as well as head of his block association. 

JAMES WYNN is a lifelong Newark resident. He is a member of 
the Voters Civic League of the West Ward; Alpha Lodge #16 

F & A M: and St. James AME Church. 


ANDREW WASHINGTON is a former Newark elementary school teacher. 
A long time Civil Rights leader, he is active in the NAACP 

and other organizations. He is presently a Commissioner of 
Newark Comm. for Neighborhood Conservation & Rehabilitation. 

GEORGE JONES is the Manager of the Scudder Homes project. 
He is known to all as a man who has a deep concern for those 
who live in public housing and has won the respect of his 



GLORIA BRIDGES is a housewife who understands the building 
of a home and its place in combatting the ills of poverty- 
She has been active in the work of the UCC anà in the com- 
munity at large with special interest in the scouts- 

ROBERT CURVIN former chairman of Essex CORE and now on its 
National Board is one of the community's most distinguished 
Civil Rights Leaders. He is supervising the county's Title 
V program through the Welfare Board where he works. 


We move the election of these nominees. 

Louis R. Quad 
James W. Pawley 
Raymond Proctor 

Rev. Kim Jefferson 

Maria Blake 

Rabbi Jonathan J. Prinz,