Our mission - to provide a sense of community through
educational, social, community service, and networking opportunities.
"Princeton in the Nation's
Service and in the Service of All Nations."
PAAFC is open to all Princeton undergraduate and graduate alumni,
spouses, parents, and friends.
Our fiscal year starts July 1st and runs
through June 30th. Please volunteer your time and/or your ideas. Please show your support and enjoy a little orange and
(PAAFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.)
click here to
Dues Online HERE!
Join the Princeton Community on
7th Annual Potluck Polo Picnic
Sunday, August 30th, 2015, 2-5pm
Come join fellow Princetonians, family and friends for an exciting afternoon
of USPA high-goal polo and our sixth annual potluck picnic at
the Greenwich Polo Club. The
Greenwich Polo Club is open
to the public. Attire is "Garden Party Chic" and a Reunions outfit can
often be spotted. Look for the PRINCETON
banner that will lead you to our area and set up your blanket and beach or
field chairs. Ladies, don't forget your polo hats for the complete look!
Truly a memorable annual PAAFC event.
How it works: Everyone brings a food dish (and serving spoon if required) that will serve
or ~3 times your party size. Drink contributions welcomed too. The club will provide tables, plates, cups, utensils, napkins and will fill in to
complete the potluck. Please e-mail your party size and food contribution to help plan and avoid
duplications, and phone number (in case of cancellation) to Lisa Vannatta Carpenter
Greenwich Polo Club
Conyers Farm, North Street at Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich.
2pm-5pm. Matches begin at 3pm.
This is a no-fee event,
but we encourage PAAFC membership or please consider a small
contribution to cover shared items and supplies.
click here to
Dues Online HERE!
The polo club has a
separate parking rate
of $40/car, no matter how many are in your car. Kindly
RSVP so we have a general count and to help coordinate the potluck
Celebrate Earth Day 2015*
Sunday, April 19 - Merwin Meadows, Wilton:
Nature Walk sponsored by The Wilton Conservation Commission in collaboration
with Wilton Garden Club, Wilton Public Library, Norwalk River Watershed
Association and Wilton Go Green!
Tuesday, April 21 5:30-7:30pm - @Sustainable
America, Stamford. Electric Vehicles sponsored by CT Fund for the
Saturday 4/25 and Sunday 4/26 9am-12pm -
Norwalk River Restoration Planting @Merwin Meadows Park, Wilton. Run by the
Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The chapter will provide shovels and
other equipment, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own. After the
work, enjoy a bqq lunch and be sure to bring your fly rod and go fishing.
Sunday, 4/26 10am - Fairfield U. Western CT
Orienteering Club hosts 3 sprint courses.
Saturday, May 2, 8:30-11:30am - Community
Cleanup for a Better South Norwalk.
Saturday, May 17 12noon. Discover Bradley
Park, Wilton - nature walk.
*These are public events run by other
organizations mentioned by members. If you are interested in the details,
let us know.
Continue the "Tigers with Green Stripes
Tell us about your "green" project and if you would like to rally PAAFC tigers to get involved too!
PRINCETON ATHLETICS in CONNECTICUT
Support our Tigers on the road! While
we organize some tailgates and after-game gatherings, some are more
informal. Please reach out if you have an idea even if it is simply to
post a suggestion of where to get together pre-post game.
4/18 - Princeton Women's Open Crew - Retains the Eisenberg Cup vs
Yale, New Haven
Women's Lacrosse: Princeton triumphs over Fairfield U (and Stony Brook
in NCAA second round)
"Education Through Athletics"
Full Schedule (search for "Conn"):
Reprise of the Glass House Tour - Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Glass House Tour and Discussion
It may seem early to plan for next spring, but put it on your calendar and
register early. It was a sell-out event. The Gallery has been closed for
2015 and will reopen in 2016. More details to be announced.
Got an idea? Get involved! Tell us what you're interested in.
Connecticut-Committee Chair: Alan Rosner
[for more information on PPIRR, click here]
Alumni Schools Committee
welcome to the Class of 2019!!!
and thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Fairfield County Alumni Schools Committee
Volunteer as an alumni interviewer!
Interested in sharing your experience and interviewing high school students applying
Contact the Alumni Schools Committee to find out how you can help.
Delphine Knight Brown '85 and Eileen Ohnell '75
Young Alumni - Tiger Strong!
See photos from past gatherings on PAAFC's
Potlucks, movies, game nights ... Mary Thierry '12 is welcoming ideas for new events for the coming year.
Ivy Softball Challenge
Last year, we shared the field with Cornell at Westport's Sherwood
Island Park. 2012 was our kickoff event, but the subsequent year was postponed due to Sandy... We could use a "captain" or
"co-captains" to rally the team again. Please contact us.
Annual Picnic at Greenwich Polo - Summer
Lisa Carpenter, organizer
Norwalk River Valley Trail Clean-up 2010
For a sample of past
programs, click here
What do you want to see next year with PAAFC?
Send us your thoughts via
email. Please identify your Princeton affiliation.
Join the Princeton Community on
Upcoming Campus Events:
May 28-31 Reunions 2015!
This website was created by and for the
Princeton Association of Fairfield County. Although we make every effort to
keep this information accurate, we cannot guarantee it. Information is
intended as communication of a personal nature among its members. Use
of this information for any other purpose is strictly prohibited.
As always, we welcome your suggestions and feedback.
Jackie Alexander '84, President
Mark Markiewicz '72 *74, Treasurer
Beth Johnson Nixon '82, Secretary
Mary Solanto '73 Vice President
Delphine Knight-Brown '85, and
Eileen Ohnell '75, Schools Committee Chair
Mary Thierry '12, Young Alumni
Community Service Coordinator
just some of our specific needs, but if you have an interest,
---------Other CT links/news:
PAA of Eastern CT (PAAECT's membership area
starts east of Fairfield County - from the New Haven area and extending
through the southern coastline
to CT's eastern border) -
PA of Central CT
(PACC's membership area covers Hartford and CT areas further east and north)
Princeton activity in CT >
Dr. Ryan O'Connell '94
"Engineering Patient Safety"
---------Other Princeton links/news:
Three CT alumni organizations share Alumni
The three organizations (PAAFC, PAAEC and PACC) have been working together
for the past few years. Our mutual support was noticed outside of
Connecticut. At the 2011 Reunions in May, the three Connecticut alumni
organizations were awarded the Committee on Regional Associations Award for
Innovation. The Alumni Council cited the three associations “for
institutionalizing the practice of ongoing collaboration with neighboring
regional associations to engage all Princeton alumni living in the state of
The three CT regional area
presidents and representatives receiving the Committee on Regional
Associations Award for Innovation from Charlene Huang,'88 Chair AC
Regional Affairs at Reunions 2011.
Looking for another way to
Use the Connecticut Tigers
"discussion group" to post information, experiences, contacts, opinions,
and/or advice about matters of potential interest to local CT Princeton
alumni. Anyone can opt-in and join. Use it as a way to reach out to those
who live, work or have an interest in networking with Princetonians in all
three CT regional associations (PAAFC, PAAEC, PACC).
- Go to the TigerNet Website
- Click "Discussion Groups" on the left
- Log in
- Click on "Regional" under "Discussion Group Categories"
- Scroll down to "Connecticut Tigers" and click "View Group Homepage"
- Fill in the form at he bottom of the page and click "Subscribe"
Once subscribed, you need only send an email to the group address
will send an email to all those who have subscribed to this opt-in service.
Use the “Tigers
with Green Stripes” discussion
group to ask questions or post information, experiences, and/or advice about
“Green” projects and issues. Interests areas may include Netzero energy
homes, electric vehicles, recycling/repurposing/conservation, sustainability
…How are you green?! You must be a Princeton alumnus/a to be registered with
Tigernet, but otherwise anyone can opt-in and join this group. Use it as a
way to reach out to those involved with green initiatives and inspire
Go to the TigerNet Website http://tigernet.princeton.edu
Click "Discussion Groups" on
the left sidebar
You will be prompted to sign in
with your Princeton NetID if you haven’t already done so. Or, to register
if this is your first time.
You will be presented with a
list of "Discussion Group Categories". “TIGERS WITH GREEN STRIPES” is in
the “other interests” category. Select or use the search feature to find
“Tigers with Green Stripes”
click "View Group Homepage"
Fill in the form at the bottom
of the page and click "Subscribe"
Once subscribed, you will
received a welcome confirmation email.
To use: Simply send an email with your question/comment to the
Next year's GNN will be February 25th 2014.
Join the LinkedIn discussion. Search for
Princeton Alumni Association Global NetNight
ALUMNI CONNECTIONS - All alumni are invited to participate
in a student-alumni networking event on
Wednesday, November 13, 6-8pm, Prospect House
Sponsored by Career Services at Princeton University
Click here for invitation and registration