The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


Annual Business Luncheon Meeting 2013


The Annual Business Luncheon of the Women’s College Club of Princeton was held at 12:00 p.m., May 20, 2013 at All Saint’s Parish.  More than 50 members and guests attended the member catered “Pot Luck” affair. During the meal, the business meeting was conducted by Club President Reba Lippincott who opened by listing HIGHLIGHTS from the Annual Report which included the following achievements by the 2012-2013 Executive Board:

  • Reinstatement of tax exempt status
  • Changed to a Princeton P.O. Box address
  • Developed our own free website
  • Printed our own business cards
  • Added a volunteer webmaster position to the Executive Board
  • Completely revised our bylaws.
  • Experimented with holding three Board Meetings at public venues available free to nonprofit groups.
  • Held our Annual Spring Benefit Fundraiser at the Present Day Club
  • Donations to our scholarship fund are up.
  • Held our Annual Scholarship Tea at the lovely home of member Virginia Mason and awarded college scholarships to ten outstanding young women graduating in the Class of 2013 from Princeton High School (6), Princeton Day School (2), and the Hun School (2).

Using their own funds, four Board members attended Community Works at Princeton University, a conference of workshops and networking designed to enable nonprofit boards, staff and volunteers to work together more effectively by networking, developing skills, and raising community awareness.

The President walked around the room and introduced the Board Members, thanking and congratulating each for her specific contributions to the club during 2012-2013.

Nominations Chair Aloha Holloway read the following slate of new Board Members for 2013-2014.


President:  Carole Krauthamer
Vice-President:  Carol Stawski
Recording Secretary:  Marjorie Steinberg
Corresponding Secretary:  Carol Stawski
Treasurer:  Kay Bingeman
Assistant Treasurer:  Nancy Lifland

Committee Chairpersons

Endowment:  Linda Woods Cleary
Webmaster:  Helen Ju
Hospitality:  Janet Young
Program:  Barbara Johnson and Janet Reiche
Scholarship:  Danuta Buzdygan
Fundraising:  Carol Stawski and Aloha Holloway
Publicity:  Janet Larrain
Historian:  Mary Laity
Membership:  Beverly Kestenis
Directory:  Marjorie Steinberg and Carolyn Massad
Newsletter Mailing:  Carol Wisniewski

Following the business meeting, Program Chair Barbara Johnson introduced our distinguished speaker, Mr. J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, founder of  J. Robert Hillier, Princeton, NJ who addressed our group about his visions for the future of Princeton.

Below are 26 photos taken during the luncheon.  Click on the thumbnail images to see larger photos with descriptions.

o101. The meeting room before attendees arrives.0202. Kay Bingeman reviews protocol with (l to r)   Doris Tazelaar, Reba Lippincottt, and Carol Stawski0303. Doris Tazelaar opens the door to patio0404. Beverage and dessert table

0505. Some of the food available for attendees0606. Additional food available for attendees0707. All food is provided by members0808. Selecting seats

0909. Continue selecting seats1010. Line for food1111. The women serving themselves before the meeting1212. Program Chair Barbara Johnson (standing) converses with President-Elect Carol Krauthamer (seated).  In front of Barbara is Recording Secretary Doris Tazelaar in a conversation with Vice-President Beverly Crane Dubee

1313. President Reba Lippincott opens the Annual Business Meeting after attendees return to their seats for lunch and presents the Annual Report.1414. In photos #14-17, the President walks around the dining area, introduces and congratulates members of the 2012-2013 Executive Board for their specific contributions throughout the year.  Here she thanks Vice-President Beverly Crane Dubee and1515. Pictured here are more of the 2012-2013 outstanding Board Members:  Treasurer Kay Bingeman, Recording Secretary and Blue Slip Editor Carol Stawski, Directory Chair Carolyn Massad, Member-at-Large Janet Reiche, Annual Spring Benefit Co-Chair A1616. Another photo of this special group of Board Members includes Endowment Chair Lynda Woods Cleary, Trips Chair Marjory White, and Historian Mary Laity who brought six guests to the luncheon.

1717. Blue Slip mailer Danuta Buzdygan receives applause from the attendees for her outstanding work for the club during 2012-2013.1818. Following accolades honoring the 2012-2013 Executive Board members, Program Chair Barbara Johnson prepares to introduce our distinguished speaker.1919. Chair Barbara Johnson introduces J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, founder of J. Robert Hillier, Princeton, NJ and one of Princeton’s own sons.2020. Architect Hillier takes the podium amidst enthusiastic applause from the attendees.

2121. Mr. Hillier talks about the early days of his getting started as a young architect from Princeton.2222. Mr. Hillier uses a projector to illustrate some of his educational and commercial projects which boosted his early business success.2323. Mr. Hillier expresses excitement about his new 55+ Active-Lifestyle Residence Copperwood, the luxury rental apartments located on the Princeton Ridge Preserve.2424. Following his talk, Mr. Hillier walks toward the beverage table attended by member Danuta Buzdygan.

2525. Mr. Hillier is surrounded by questioners following his exhilarating talk on proposals for Princeton’s future which focused mainly on the Witherspoon Corridor where residents will be able to walk to town from their homes.2626. Camaraderie over dessert.


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