SCHOLARSHIPS EDUCATION CAMARADERIE NETWORKING
THE WOMEN’S COLLEGE CLUB OF PRINCETON
P.O. BOX 3181
PRINCETON NJ 08540
It’s great to be back! I am looking forward to an exciting year and getting to know our many new members. I hope we can have an informal morning meeting in January, in an informal setting, where members can share what they think we are doing right and what they want to see improved or changed. The gathering would also be a chance to get to know more about each other. Who knew that Mary Ellen Parry played the clarinet with a local band for more than twenty years; that Nancy Lifland had a glider pilot’s license; that Lorraine Hauche knows all of Van Morrison’s songs by heart?
On a more serious note, I also think we should hear Danuta Buzdygan talk about her experiences during the Warsaw, Poland uprising of 1944.
Please let me know what you think.
ALL SAINTS CHOIR VISITS THE HOLY SEE
On October 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at All Saints Church, we shall have the pleasure of hearing Tom Colao, Director of Music at All Saints Church and Associate Conductor of the Westfield Chorus.
He will recount the many experiences the choir enjoyed when 20 members were invited to present a performance in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican last February. They joined members of the Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus of Westfield.
At the Sistine Chapel the choir performed choral and solo numbers for an audience which included Pope Francis. They also performed in Assisi, Italy, and in Dublin and Limerick, Ireland.
Mr. Colao studied at the Mannes College of Music in Manhattan and the Westminster Choir College, majoring in conducting, vocal performance, and organ.
Our new trip chairs, Nora Ananos, Florence Begun, and Ellyn Vogel have arranged with Princeton Recreation Center for a trip to Longwood Gardens on October 30th. The bus will leave Community Park North parking lot on Mountain Ave. & Route 206 at 9:00 ( be there by 8:45) and return at 4:00. The fee of $55 includes round trip motor couch and a guided tour. You may contact Nora at 609-275-1050 for more information.
McCAFFREY’S RECEIPTS: A reminder that your receipts from McCaffrey’s will help us increase our Scholarship Fund. Please bring your receipts to the general meetings and give them to Beverly Kestenis. 1% of all eligible cash register receipts will be donated to WCCP. The total cannot include other discounts or purchases of milk, sushi, stamps, and cigarettes.
For further information contact Beverly.
LUNCHING OUT GROUP:
Mary Laity is chairing this popular new addition to our committees. Each month a different restaurant is selected in Mercer and Bucks Counties. To receive the latest arrangements, call Mary or email her to receive the up-to-date news.
On October 31 we shall meet at the home of Lynda Woods Cleary to review our thoughts about Nightwoods by Charles Frazier. If you will be joining us, please call Lynda.
A light lunch will be served. We enjoy socializing along with book talk.
Looking ahead – November’s selection is A Spy Among Friends by Ben MacIntyre.
Sad Note: Angelica Mariani lost her husband in August. Services were held at the Mather-Hodge funeral home on August 18.
ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD IN MAY:
Princeton Day School:
Evelyn Esteban to Boston College
Aloha Holloway, chair of this group, will be obtaining the tickets for Verdi’s “Macbeth”, which will be shown as the first of the MET HD series for the 2014-2015 season on October 11, at 12:55 at the AMC theater in Hamilton. We recommend getting there early for better seating. Call Aloha if you will be joining us.
The remaining operas will be:
Mozart – “The Marriage of Figaro” – October 18 – 12:55
Bizet – “Carmen” – November 1 – 12:55
Rossini – “The Barber of Seville” – November 22 – 12:55
Wagner – “The Meistersinger of Nurnberg” – December 13 – 12:00
Lehar – “The Merry Widow” – January 17 – 12:55
Offenbach – “The Tales of Hoffman” –January 31 – 12:55
Tchaikovsky – “Iolanta” – February 14 – 12:30
Rossini – “The Lady of the Lake” – March 14 – 12:55
Mascagni – “Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncallo – “Pagliacci” – April 25 – 12:30
ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Doris Tazalaar and Mary Ellen Parry have been added to the Hospitality Committee. Mary Laity is again working as Historian Chair.
Our thanks to all three.
BOARD MEETING: We shall meet on October 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Danuta Buzdygan-Stys. Please be prompt.
Call Danuta if you will be unable to be there.
NEW MEMBERS’ TEA
The New Members’ Tea is a good way to meet our newest members and to socialize with older ones. This year we will be honoring five new members.
The tea will be held on Thursday, October 23 from 3:00 to 5:00 at the home of Josephine Ondetti.
All members are welcome to attend, but please RSVP to Beverly Kestenis.
Ellyn Vogel Margaret (Meg) Chisolm
Doris Ju Alyce Conlon
THE WOMEN’S COLLEGE CLUB OF PRINCETON
P.O. Box 3181
Princeton NJ 08540