The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


April 2015 Blue Slip

P.O. Box 3181
Princeton NJ 08540

April 2015

Spring is here!  We have much to celebrate.  We all need to support the efforts of our Spring Benefit by donating, attending, playing a game of something or nothing, and having a grand time.  Our bridge players are encouraged to bring three non-members to the event.  Support the Silent Auction and buy Roland’s dog basket.

And do not miss the April trip on Thursday, April16 to see Glenn Thomas’ mechanical music wonderland.  When was the last time you tapped your feet to the “Twelfth Street Rag” and then started shaking it up?  You won’t believe your eyes or ears. Don’t miss this one.

Kathy Hutchins


Our Annual Spring Luncheon on April 27 will take place at the Present Day Club, where Christine will prepare a delicious lunch and you will have the opportunity to support the Scholarship Fund by browsing the White Elephant and by bidding at the Silent Auction.
See details below.

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 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 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 always popular double bill:  “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Mascagni and “Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo on April 25, 2015.   Marcello Alvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddo in “Cavalleria”  and of Canio in “Pagliacci”.  Eva-Maria Westbrook and Patricia Racette sing the unlucky heroines.  Call Aloha so she can get your tickets.
This will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at approximately 4:10 p.m.
We recommend getting there early for better seating.
This will be the last MET/HD of the current year, and it is very popular, so we recommend that you get your requests in early.

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

The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower will be our April book, chosen Notable Book of the Year by the “Washington Post”.  This captures the first attempt on Lincoln’s life prior to his first inauguration and the beginning of Pinkerton’s Agency.
The hostess will be decided at the March meeting.
Looking ahead:  Absolution by Patrick Flanery, set in South Africa during the era of apartheid.

The April board meeting will be held at Windrows, Princeton with Janet Reiche as our hostess.  Be a little early so Kathy can call the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. promptly.
Please call Janet to let her know you will not be there.

Bonnie Larson has accepted the new post of Sunshine Lady.  Please let Bonnie know of members who are ill or who have lost a family member.  She will send a card representing the members of WCCP .


Donations are being accepted for a scholarship in memory of Ramona Peyton, who died recently.  Mona chaired this committee, which requires much time and commitment, for several years.  Send your checks to Kay Bingeman. Mona’s husband will be setting up a separate scholarship and will attend the Scholarship Tea in May.

If you wish to purchase one of the books by Chow-Soon Chuang Ju, contact Doris Ju.
The family will donate the amount of the book to the Scholarship Fund.
I-Hsiung Ju Landscape Paintings Book lll is $30 and the previous one, I-Hsiung JU’s Landscape Paintings Book ll is $40. You can call Doris or speak to her at a general meeting.

Your annual reports are due by April 7, at the next board meeting.  Kathy must have them well before the business meeting in May.

The tea and docent-led tour of Morven Museum and Garden will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  The cost will be $20 for the Tea and Tour.  Morven is located at 55 Stockton St.  Tea will be served at 1:00 p.m., so come a little early.  Call Nora Ananos or Ellyn Vogel.

On Thursday, April 16th we shall visit one of the largest collections of automatic musical instruments, many of which are coin operated:  two baby grands, several uprights and large Fair Ground organs, juke boxes, over 100 in all.  The owner started this collection and restored many of them when he was a teenager.  Some are over 100 years old and are on display in the private home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Lisen, 165 Kildee Rd., Belle Mead.
Afterwards, we shall go to the Rock Hill Inn for lunch on your own. Please meet in front of Rite Aide Drugs in the Princeton Shopping Center at 9:30 a.m. to carpool.  A $5 donation will go to the Scholarship Fund.  Call Nora to reserve your place.

Our May meeting at All Saints Church will start at 12:00 p.m. with luncheon and at 1:00 p.m. there will be an election for a new board for the 2015-2016 year followed by a guest speaker.  The cost will be $10 and you are encouraged to bring a guest.  Information about reservations will be in the May Blue Slip.

Our annual Scholarship Tea at the home of Ginny Mason will be held on May 20, 2015.
All members are invited to attend.
Put these two important dates on your calendars.


Help!  We would like your active participation.  We need someone to Co-chair the Spring Benefit for 2016 (our 100th anniversary year).  Traditionally the Spring Benefit has brought in money for the Scholarship Fund.  Since our mission is to provide scholarships to young women, we need events such as this.
Without active volunteers, we will be forced to cancel our Spring Benefit in 2016.  Our scholarship funds would be depleted.  We all lead busy lives and have many other obligations, but a few hours of your time would be a major contribution to our goal.
If interested, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee:  Beverly Kestenis, Marge White, Norma Byers, or Beverly Crane Dubee.


SLATE FOR 2015 – 2016 BOARD

President:  Kathy Hutchins
Vice-president:  Margaret Chisholm
Recording secretary:  Mary Giordmaine
Blue Slip Editor/Corresponding Secretary:  Carol Stawski
Treasurer:  Nancy Lifland
Assistant Treasurer:  Marlene Gordon

Fundraising:  Carol Stawski
Program:  Barbara Johnson, Janet Reiche
Endowment:  Lynda Woods Cleary, Bonnie Larson
Historian:  Mary Laity
Hospitality:  Doris Tazelaar, Lorraine Hauck
Publicity:  Neuza Smukler
Scholarship:  Danuta Buzdygan=-Stys
Membership:  Beverly Kestenis
Trips:  Nora Ananos
Webmaster:  Helen Ju
Member-at-Large:  Beverly Crane Dubee
Member-at-Large:  Gay Culin



Click this link to get to a separate 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.

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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