124 Branford Pl. - Newark, New Jersey 623-7313
CYRIL D. TYSON C. WILLARD
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PRI
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
UNITED COMMUNITY CORPORATION
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
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
Article III, Section 2
Officers shall serve until election of their
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.
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
UNITED COMMUNITY CORPORATION
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Rev. Kim Jefferson
Rabbi Jonathan J. Prinz,