The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


March 2013 Blue Slip

P.O. BOX 3181

MARCH  2013

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – The mission of the Women’s College Club of Princeton is to annually award college scholarships to outstanding young women attending Princeton public and private secondary schools who are in need of assistance meeting the high costs of tuition. Since my last message, your Board has launched its first step in our new membership drive by distributing business cards to all members who attended the February 18th general meeting at All Saints Church.  We hope that each of you will actively recruit for our club and approach college friends (young and old) in the Princeton area who will want to share our camaraderie and “give back” and “give time” to the commitment we share.  Keep the WCCPNJ cards with you to have available for a potential member.  Include an invitation to look up our new website for information about the club’s activities, and invite her to our March 18th meeting.

Reba Lippincott

GENERAL MEETING – March 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.- All Saints Church

All over the world, in every culture from tiny villages to big cities, people have always told stories.  Through these we have preserved out heritage, passed on traditions, learned skills, and developed our limitless imagination. Gwendolyn Jones, Professor Emerita of the College of New Jersey, was born and educated in England.  She made her debut as an elocutionist at the age of three and has been telling stories ever since.  She founded the Garden State Story-tellers League in 1982 and was awarded the league’s leadership award in 1996. Gwendolyn conducts workshops on storytelling all around the United States, as well as in England.  She shares her art at numerous local functions, as well as in schools, museums, and libraries.  She was named “The Kindest Person in New Jersey, 1998” by Mission Kindness International, Inc., the “Heart of Gold Award” for volunteerism in senior care facilities, the “Distinguished Service Award” from the N.J. Reading Association/International Reading Assoc., and twice received the Teacher of the Year Award at the College of New Jersey. She also co-produced TELLABRATION, an international storytelling event, now in its 16th year.  We are pleased to welcome her as our speaker.

Barbara Johnson


APRIL FUNDRAISER  –  Our Annual Spring Fundraiser this year will be on Monday, April 22, 2013 beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a complimentary glass of wine.



WHITE ELEPHANT SALE:  Gently-used items for which you have no use but which someone else will have fun buying a “treasure” for a small amount (think yard sale).  Call Carol Stawski 737-0912 for pick-up or bring to the next board or general meeting.

SILENT AUCTION: With one or two other members, put together a basket with a theme, list what is inside, and the value of your offering.  Call Aloha Holloway, 424-0463 to avoid duplicates or  for suggestions.  Another idea:  Ask for a gift certificate at your favorite store, beauty parlor, or tradesman.  Ask Kay Bingeman for our EiN# for tax-exempt status. A third idea:  A holiday gift you really can’t use but for which someone else will find room.

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BOOK GROUP – We shall meet on March 29 at 1:00 p.m  at the home of Aloha Holloway,  71 Cayuga Road, Bordentown, to discuss Ruth Rendell’s A Sleeping Life.  Call Aloha at 609-424-0463 to let her know you will join us.  A light lunch will be served.

If you like a mixture of socializing and book talk, come check us out.

BOARD MEETING – We shall meet at 10 a.m. on March 5 at the home of Barbara Johnson, 14 Wiltshire Drive, Lawrenceville.  Meetings begin promptly at 10 a.m., but if you arrive shortly after 9:30 a.m., there will be time for chatting so we can begin on time.  Call Barbara at 609-883-3165 if you are unable to join us.


TRIPS  The Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie, in Cadwalader Park, currently has an exhibit of Tapestries, Paintings, and Sculpture, plus African Textiles and jewelry from the David Bosted Collection.  One important feature will be 14 of the works of the late I-Hsiung Ju, whose wife and daughters are members of the College Club.  Mr. Ju worked in the tradition of his native China.  Central to this is the fusion of painting, philosophy, and poetry evident in the contemplative stance of the artist toward nature of both China and America.

March 27 Wednesday. A trip is being arranged for members to carpool to Trenton  to see the exhibit. We shall meet at the Princeton Shopping Center at 10:15 a.m.  After viewing the exhibit, and appreciating Cadwalader Park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed Central Park, Biltmore, and the grounds of Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, as well as many other well-known beautiful places, we shall have lunch at The Mate’s Inn near the hospital, where we shall be served by prisoners who are learning useful skills for their release. We ask for a $10 contribution to the WCCP Scholarship Fund. Call Marge White, 921-8575, or Beverly Crane Dubee, 924-4555 to make a reservation.

The original trip set for the Ellarslie Mansion on March 19 was canceled due to conflict with Musuem scheduling.

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MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013



Salmon in Philo – Chicken or vegetarian available on request

Cold Pea Salad

Fruit on the side


Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake


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We must have a final count on the number attending to give to the chef by noon on Wednesday, April 17.   Please send your check to arrive by April 16, made out to the Women’s College Club of Princeton and mail to Kay Bingeman, One Sayre Drive, Princeton NJ 08540.

Printed name ___________________________Phone_______________

Please reserve ________places at $45 each.  Total: ____________________

Bridge players:  names of people at your table_________________________


Non-bridge player? _________ (Place X on line)

I cannot attend, but here is my gift of __________toward the Scholarship Fund.


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