The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


December 2014 Blue Slip

P.O. BOX 3181
I am excited to invite the membership to a meeting at the Nassau Club at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 19, 2015, a fun beginning to the New Year. This is a first-time morning event for the Club, and we will not be having a speaker.
The meeting will be a social coffee when you will have a chance to meet new members and give your Board some feedback on what you have liked about the Club and what and where you think improvements are needed.
Examples:  What do you think of switching to paper products at the general meetings?  What do you think about the Club having a Fashion Show again? What can we do to improve attendance at the Bridge Benefit scheduled for this April? What do you think of receiving the Blue Slip by email? (No longer blue)
We need your suggestions.  There is plenty of parking, and it is not going to snow.  I will be sending out a reminder.  Enjoy the holidays.
Kathy Hutchins

GENERAL MEETING:                                                       
Welcome to the Holiday season with the Tartantones from Stuart Country Day School.  The award-winning Vox Unum Choir of 24 girls will entertain us with special seasonal choral and acapella selections.  The group has performed in Austria, Festival Disney at Orlando, and the Heritage Festival in Washington, DC.  This year they received a special invitation to sing at Carnegie Hall, which was achieved by scoring in the top tier at the Heritage Festival.  Music is an important part of the educational program at Stuart, which encourages each student to develop a lifelong love of music.  Invite your friends to join us for this very special performance.
Janet Reiche

BOARD MEETING: On December 2 we shall meet at the home of Kathy Hutchins.  Please call Kathy if you cannot be there.  Remember, for coffee, come before 10:00 a.m., when the meeting will be called to order.            

On Thursday 12/4/14 we shall go with Princeton Recreation Department to New York City to see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.  The day will run from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.   The cost is $75 for transportation and the show.  Lunch will be on your own.   Call Florence Begun before Nov. 20 or Ellyn Vogel for further information.

A trip to Morven Museum and Garden, where we shall have tea and a docent-led tour of the Museum on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, will cost $20 for the Tea and Tour.  Morven is located at 55 Stockton St., Princeton. Tea is served at 1:00 p.m.

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, we are planning a tour of the Princeton Theological Library with lunch afterwards.  The Library is located at 64 Mercer St., Princeton.

In March, we shall return to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, with the Princeton Recreation Department for a fun-filled day!  This trip runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $50.

Sign-up sheets will be provided at the November General Meeting by your trip hostesses Florence Begun, Ellyn Vogel, and Nora Ananos.

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.

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 of the group.

The November/December meeting on December 4 will use Ben MacIntyre’s A Spy Among Friends for our discussion.  Our hostess will be Doris Tazelaar.  Call Doris if we shall see you there.  All meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. and include a light lunch.

“Die Meistersinger von Nurmberg”, Wagner’s masterpiece, will be held at 12:00 p.m..  The MET/HD performance at the AMC in Hamilton is a long, beautiful opera.  Aloha Holloway will be happy to hear from you and get your ticket if you call her.  This will last 6 hours. We recommend getting there early for better open seating.  Call Aloha if you will be joining us.

January’s operas:  “The Merry Widow” by Lehar –  1:00 p.m. – 2 hrs. 55 min.
“Les Contes d’Hoffmann” by Offenbach  –  1:00 p.m. – 3 hrs. 45 min.

February: 14:  “Iolanta” by Tchaikovsky – 12:30 p.m. – 3 hrs. 40 min.
“Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” by Bartok

March 14:  “La Donna del Lago” – Rossini – 1:00 p.m. – 3 hrs. 30 min.

April 25:  “Cavalleria Rustican” – Mascagni – 12:30 p.m. – 3 hrs. 30 min.
“Pagliacci” – Leoncavallo

We are having a Chico’s Holiday Fundraiser from Sunday 12/7 /14 through Wednesday 12/10/14 at the Princeton Marketfair Store on Route 1 in West Windsor.  You may shop from 11:00 until 5:00 Sunday and 10:00 until 9:00 Monday through Wednesday. Chico’s sells lovely clothing and a variety of accessories.  By signing a paper at the register, you will receive 10% off every item you purchase.  In addition, WCCP will also receive 10% toward our Scholarship Fund.  Questions?  Call Florence Begun, 609-799-1437.

Chow-Soon Chuang has decided to donate as many copies of her late husband’s two books as WCCP members are willing to purchase, to benefit the WCCP Scholarship Fund.  I-Hsiung Ju’s Landscape Paintings Book III just came off the press and is selling on for $29.95 plus shipping.  This book will be available at our next monthly meeting for $30 and the full amount is going to the Scholarship Fund.  His previous book, published in 1996, will also be available for $40, the full amount going to the Scholarship Fund.  Cash or checks are accepted, noting that it is for Prof. Ju’s book(s) for the Fund. This is a very generous offer by this family and you will receive a lovely book by contributing to the Scholarship Fund.

Olga Valcoff
Los Angeles City College

Dolores Cantrelll
Patty O’Connell

January 19, 2015 – See President’s message
February 16, 2015 – Reverend Dr. David Mulford – “The Presidents in Retirement”

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


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