The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


March 2015 Blue Slip

P.O. Box 3181
Princeton NJ 08540
March 2015

I would like to remind one and all to go to our wonderful website.  You may find yourself pictured there and remember some of the fun times you had on one of our trips.  Helen Ju and Nora Ananos have added so much to the site and to how we are seen.  Thanks to both of you.

The Club would like to give a scholarship this year in memory of Ramona Peyton, a long-time member of the Club and of the Scholarship Committee. Ramona was a very special person and we cannot think of a better way to remember her.  I hope you will make a contribution in her memory.

The Nominating Committee is starting to fill positions for next year.  I hope you will think of a committee or position that you might serve.  We work hard but have a good time doing so.  Let Beverly Kestenis know your interests.  And stay warm!
Kathy Hutchins


“Princeton Seminary: Over 200 years – Its Story and Stories”
Monday, March 16, 2015

Princeton has long been the home of important institutions, especially in the fields of education and research.  Among them is Princeton Theological Seminary, a major center of religious and theological instruction, which from its earliest days has attracted students from all over the country and from around the world.

The program today will explore the fascinating history behind the establishment and growth of this Princeton institution and some of the highly interesting people who have been associated with it over the years.  The presenter will be Kenneth Woodrow Henke, archivist and curator of Special Collections, at the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

We shall meet at 1:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Princeton.  Guests are always welcome.

Barbara Johnson


On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 we shall ride to the Philadelphia International Flower Show with the Princeton Recreation Department.  The trip will take from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will cost $50.  Lunch will be on your own.

We have rescheduled the trip to Morven Museum and Garden, where we shall have a tea and a docent-led tour of the Museum.  The new date is Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  The Museum is having plumbing problems which make construction necessary.  The cost will be $20 for the Tea and the Tour.  Morven is located at 55 Stockton St., Princeton.  Tea will be served at 1:00 p.m., so come a little early.  Call Nora Ananos, or Ellyn Vogel, 609-799-1437.

Our one fundraiser this year will be in April.


WHITE ELEPHANT SALE:  Gently-used items for which you have no use but which someone else will have fun buying as a “treasure” for a small amount (think yard sale).
Call Carol Stawski 609-737-0912 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 609-424-0463 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.

You will find a form on the last page of your Blue Slip to complete to let us know you will be there. 


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, stamps, sushi, or cigarettes.  For further information contact Beverly at 609-924-9703.


Aloha Holloway is the one to contact if you will be viewing the MET/HD’s March 14, 2015 presentation of Rossini’s “La Donna del Lago” (Met premiere). Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diega Florez star in this beautiful presentation which you can view at the AMC in Hamilton.  It begins at 1:00 p.m. and lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes.
We recommend getting there early for better seating.


This well-attended new addition to our committees is chaired by Mary Laity.  Each month those attending select a different restaurant in Mercer or Bucks County.  To receive information about the latest arrangements, call Mary at 609-924-4740 or email her


A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin, a novel which incorporates modern Chinese history and a spy story will be our March selection.  We shall meet on March 27 at the Marriott on College Road East.  Our hostess will be Lynda Woods Cleary, who will appreciate a call at 732-274-2314 if you will be attending.  All meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. and include a light lunch.
Looking ahead:  The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower will be our April book, chosen Notable Book of the Year by the “Washington Post”.


On March 3, 2015 the board of WCCP will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Barbara Johnson.  Please let Barbara know if you will not be there.  Call her.


Carolyn Massad, a member of WCCP, died on January 24, 2015 following an illness.

A Memorial Mass was held on February 7, 2015 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Princeton.

* Remember to call Carol or take to the general meetings items for the WHITE ELEPHANT SALE and to call Aloha for ideas for the SILENT AUCTION.

Click this link to get to a printable form.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Chicken Allegro/tomato cream sauce
(mozzarella and fresh bread crumbs with prosciutto)
Rice Pilaf
Carrot and Cauliflower Puree

Fresh rolls and bread

Chocolate Pate with Crème Anglaise and Raspberries

Alternatives available:**
Vegetarian Meal
Gluten Free Meal

**Please give us advance notice if you need gluten-free or vegetarian.

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Please fill out the form below and send it with your check to Kay Bingeman, One Sayre Drive, Princeton NJ 08540.

Printed Name_________________________________Phone____________________

Please reserve_________places at $45 each, $20 tax-deductible.  Total____________

Bridge Players:  Names of people at your table_____________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________


Non-bridge Player?_________If you are setting up a table, please name your guests.


Otherwise, you will sit with other non-bridge people.  Special meal?_________________

It is suggested that guests bring playing cards or board games to play with table partners after lunch.

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


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