The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


May – June 2013 Blue Slip

P.O. BOX 3181

MAY – JUNE  2013

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE   –   One of the greatest benefits received from membership in the Women’s College Club of Princeton is participating in the camaraderie generated among members with diverse backgrounds and interests who unite to financially help outstanding young women pursue their education. Now that our tax-exempt status has been restored, we again look forward to Fundraising.  All of us must throw our support behind the new President and Board in June and help our club grow. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work this year as your president, colleague, and friend.

Reba Lippincott

GENERAL MEETING   –The May 20, 2013 meeting will begin with lunch ( $5 ) at 12:00 noon in the Parish Hall of All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road. Election of officers for 2013-2014 at this Annual Business Meeting will precede our distinguished speaker, J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, founder and president of Hillier Architecture, headquartered in Princeton.  Dr. Hillier understands the world of business and has built one of the largest architectural firms in the country.  His interest in economics and commercial enterprise has made him the leader in the design of corporate campuses.  He is an adjunct professor at Princeton University’s School of Architecture.  In 1970 he created the annual Architectural Career Day, a program where high school students talk to architects and learn about careers in building design. Dr. Hillier is a trustee at the Peddie School and the Milton Hershey School.  His presentation will cover the first two or three years of his professional practice.  He will recount some of the more interesting encounters with prominent Princeton characters as well as amazing people with whom he has worked.   Dr. Hillier will explain that Princeton will undergo a transformation as a “walking community” as 450 families are located on the Stanworth site, 280 families on the hospital site, and 100 to 200 additional families that could be housed in the John Witherspoon area.  He will conclude his talk with some serious “dream” proposals for the future, focused mainly on the Witherspoon Street corridor.

Barbara Johnson


On May 6, 2013 there will be a bus trip to Philadelphia to view some of the murals on the buildings in center city. This is our country’s largest mural program.  Since 1984 there have been over 3,000 murals and works of public art which have earned international recognition as the “City of Murals”.  Over 100 communities have engaged in transformations of neighborhoods and art education programs.  The bus will leave at 9:00 a.m. from Community Park North parking lot.  We shall first visit the Mural Arts at the Gallery Artists’ Studio and then have a two-hour tour by bus of the center city murals.  Lunch will be at Manggiano’s Restaurant.  The trip cost, including lunch, will be $55.  Since the trip is sponsored by the Princeton Recreation Dept., reservations must be made well ahead of time.  Call Marge White or Beverly Dubee. Please plan to give a donation to the Scholarship Fund.

The May 31 meeting of the Book Group will be critiquing Jo Nesbo’s The Headhunters.  We shall come together at the home of a member who has moved out of the area but whose heart is still with the College Club.  Millie Auerbach will be our hostess.  If you are able to join us, call Millie.

On June 28, Carol Stawski will host the Book Group.  By then we shall have read Kleopatra by Karen Essex.  If you can be with us, call Carol.

Both meetings will begin at 1:00 p.m. and light lunches will be served.  It is always informal – we enjoy socializing as well as book talk.


Our HOSPITALITY CHAIR, Janet Young, gave an appreciative thank you to everyone who contributed to the refreshments at the March general meeting, listing them by name, but your editor lost the list, so be aware that everything was delicious!!


Carolyn Nicholson, a member who served faithfully on the Endowment Fund, passed away on April 7.  Services will be held Sunday, May 28 at Nassau Presbyterian Church.


The Board of The Women’s College Club of Princeton will meet on May 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Marge White.  If you are unable to attend, please call Marge.  By coming a little early, it will be possible to chat so that the meeting can begin promptly.

On June 4, 2013, we shall try a new meeting place:  Lawrence Library, a large branch of the Mercer County Library System.  Meeting Room #1 will be available for us from 10:00 until 1:00.  You may bring a small snack and beverage.  We must be certain to leave the room as clean and neat as we found it upon arriving.
DIRECTIONS – The library is situated on the corner of Darrah Lane and Rt. 1, across from a carpet store and Triangle.  Take Rt. 206 South, go through the light at Franklin Corner Rd. to the next light – Darrah Lane. Turn left – the library is on the left side where Darrah Lane meets Rt. 1.  A large parking lot is available.                                               


Members and their friends can help us increase our Scholarship Fund by collecting your McCaffrey’s register receipts and giving them to us.  As part of McCaffrey’s contribution program to non-profit organizations such as ours, the store will donate 1% of the total of all eligible cash register receipts. No additional discount can be applied, so if you have used another discount such as Senior Tuesday, the receipt is ineligible. Milk, sushi, and cigarettes also do not apply.  Starting with the next general meeting, look for our collection basket for deposit of your receipts.  You may also send or give your slips to Beverly Kestenis. Please feel free to call her if you have any further questions about this program.

We welcome a NEW MEMBER: Janet B. Kuenne (Brown)


Set aside MAY 16, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for our Annual Scholarship Tea. Virginia Mason has again invited The Women’s College Club of Princeton to use her spacious and beautiful home as the venue to award scholarships to young women graduating from area secondary schools.  The Board will provide refreshments during a social time after the ceremony so that we shall have an opportunity to meet the winners and their parents.  All College Club members are invited to attend.

President:  Carole Krauthamer; Blue Slip Editor/Corresponding Secretary: Carol Stawski; Treasurer: Kay Bingeman; Assistant Treasurer: Nancy Lifland; other board nominees will be presented in May. Committee chairs will be presented at the luncheon on May 20, 2013.

Women’s College Club of Princeton
P.O. Box 3181
Princeton NJ 08540


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