Fellows and friends of SPU are invited to cruise the Burgundy region of France.

One of the most idyllic means of touring France is by canal barge. The beautifully painted "floating hotels" will become home next summer to a group of Seattle Pacific University Fellows and friends intent on exploring the south of France.

From June 23 to July 3, 2002, there will be ample time for rest, relaxation and informal discussion about the land and its history. Short vignettes en route will focus on the lives of men and women who have engaged the culture and changed the world through the arts, sciences, medicine, business and the church. Among the key individuals to be studied will be Johann Gutenberg, Wolfgang Mozart, George Müller, Joan of Arc, Louis Pasteur and Bartholdi, sculptor of the Statue of Liberty.

As rural France slips quietly by, there will also be opportunities to explore quaint villages, go biking or visit nearby sites of interest. Optional extensions are available in Paris, Provence and Cote d'Azur.

Anyone is welcome to join the tour, but space is limited and early reservations are required. For more information, call Fellows Director Sig Swanstrom at 206/281-2723.


On September 25, the Executive Board of the Seattle Pacific University Alumni Association proposed the following two amendments to the Constitution of the Alumni Association:

1. Article III, Section 2, Election of Officers. That Article III, Section 2 be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
a. The officers of the Association shall be elected by the Executive Board of the Association.
b. Term of office for all elected officers shall be two years (except for representatives to the University Board of Trustees, who shall have three-year terms), commencing immediately following election to office. Provided, however, the President shall be elected one year before assuming office. During that one-year period, he or she shall be designated President-elect, and thereafter shall serve a two-year term as President. Each officer shall serve until the election and qualification of his or her successor, unless such officer's term is earlier terminated as a result of resignation, removal or death.
c. Terms of office shall be staggered so that as nearly as possible one-half of the officers shall be elected each year.

2. Article VII - Amendments. That Article VII be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
The Executive Board may adopt amendments to this Constitution with the approval of at least two-thirds of the members of the Executive Board present at any regular or special meeting of the Executive Board. The notice for such meeting shall set forth any proposed amendment to the Constitution.

Both amendments are overdue cases of "housekeeping," explains Alumni Director Doug Taylor. "It's more effective to operate with these amendments in place," he says, adding that the changes will mean that funds otherwise spent on mass mailings can be directed toward such projects as student scholarships.

Seattle Pacific alumni may vote on the proposed amendments by mailing in an official ballot (available from the Alumni Center at 206/281-ALUM), or by casting their vote at the annual meeting of the Alumni Association on January 17, 2002, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting, scheduled between the men's and women's basketball games, will be held in the Falcon Lounge in Brougham Pavilion. Voting ends on January 17, 2002.


Soon, locating fellow Seattle Pacific University alumni will be as simple as turning a page. This November, alums will receive a call from the Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company as it puts the finishing touches on the Seattle Pacific University Alumni Association Directory 2002.

The first complete alumni directory since 1996 is nearing press time, and the publisher is busy ensuring it carries the most up-to-date data available. They'll ask you to verify your own directory information and give you an opportunity to order your own copy.

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