The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


February 2013 Blue Slip

P.O. BOX 3181



Happy New Year!  What a great program we enjoyed in December with the American Boy Choir as our guests.  Since November your Board has made great strides in preparing for the upcoming membership drive. We now have our own Women’s College Club of Princeton NJ website.  One of our members, Helen Ju, has joined the Board as Webmaster and will keep the Website updated with information she receives from Board members.  A special page will be devoted to the latest complete issue of the Blue Slip. Presently, the Board is engaged in completing the core content of our website and selecting business cards for you to distribute to potential members during the membership drive.  The cards contain our website’s name, logo, and contact information to lead interested women to our new website.

Reba Lippincott


– February 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.- All Saints Church

In 1890 Italian opera was in the doldrums.  Giuseppe Verde was nearly 80 years old, and Italy had been looking for his “heir” for over three decades. Suddenly an unknown 26 year-old from a remote town in Italy’s deep south appeared with a new opera that, in the words of a famous critic, “was like a door that suddenly blew open onto a sealed room.”

The composer was Pietro Mascagni and the opera was “Cavallleria Rusticana”.  Alan Mallach will tell the story of this remarkable work and its composer and how it ushered in the last great period of Italian opera, the era of Puccini and his comtemporaries. Alan Mallach is a concert pianist and scholar on Italian Opera and the author of “Pietro Mascagni and His Operas” and “The Autumn of Italian Opera: from Verismo to Modernism 1890-1915”.  Mr. Mallach, a graduate of Yale University, is a senior fellow of the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Barbara Johnson



The Board meeting on February 5, 2013 will meet at the home of Reba Lippincott, 89 Westerly Road, Princeton at 10:00 am sharp.  If you arrive after 9:30, there will be time to have coffee, chat and organize our thoughts so the meeting can begin on time.  Please call Reba at 609-924-9181 if you are unable to join us.  Please try to examine our live website at before the meeting.

We met at the home of Mary Laity on January 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for the January Board Meeting.


On Friday, February 22, Doris Tazelaar, 51 Grover Ave., will host our ideas about Jo Nesba’s The Snowman.  We will meet at 1:00 p.m.  Doris can be reached at 609-921-3193.

We enjoy sharing ideas about books and many other topics.  If you can come, let the hostess know you will be there.  A light lunch will be served.

On Friday, January 25 we met at the home of Mary Laity at 1:00 p.m.  Careless in Scarlet by Elizabeth George was the subject of our discussion.


So many people to thank for our fabulous December Meeting!  Setting up and cleanup included Kathy Hutchins, Aloha Holloway, Barbara Rubano, Martha Matthews and friend Carol, Janet Reiche and Mary Ellen Perry. Sweets providers:  Mary Laity, Beverly Kestenis, Aloha Holloway, Barbara Johnson, and Josephine Ondetti. Sandwiches:  Janet Reiche, Marge White, Danuta Buzdygan-Stys; Fruit:  Kathy Hutchins; Punch:  Mary Lincoln

Help is needed for February and March.  My email is jnt_yng(at) (underscore is between jnt and yng) or phone 430-4332.

Janet Young



Rosalind Jacobs, known to us as Roz, died at home December 20, 2012. She was active in many civic groups, including the Women’s College Club of Princeton.  A talented dancer, she won numerous dance competition awards. Her lively spirit will be missed at our meetings.

OUR WEBSITE ( includes important contact information as follows:

Mailing Address:
The Women’s College Club of Princeton, NJ
P.O. Box 3181
Princeton NJ 08540

Webmaster Email Address: wccpnjweb(at)
(to be used by Board members to update web information)

Corresponding Secretary Email Address: wccpnj(at)
(to be used by all members and the public for inquiries)

Corresponding Secretary Phone Number: (609) 737-0912
(to be used by members and the public for inquiries)


Carol Wisniewski (Janczlit)
124B Rossmoor Drive
Monroe NJ 08831
(609) 662-4094

Monmouth College   BA English
New York University


The Women’s College Club now has a new mailing address:
P.O. Box 3181, Princeton NJ 08540



2 qts, cranberry or raspberry juice (not drink)

2 qts. apple cider or 1 can frozen apple juice with water (makes 1 ½ qts.)

2 qts, orange juice

1 pkg. Raspberry Jello  – use 3 c. boiling water, completely cool before adding

2 qts. 7-UP type carbonated drink

Smallest container of raspberry sherbet

For a stronger cranberry flavor at Christmas, melt 1 can jellied cranberry sauce with 1 c. water (low heat, chop first to aid melting).  Run in blender until it is completely smooth. Combine with Jello mixture while they are both warm.


Information for the March Blue Slip must be sent to the editor by February 15, 2013 at edstawski(at)


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