The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


May 2015 Blue Slip

P.O. Box 3181
Princeton NJ 08540
May 2015


I am now preparing to write to board members to remind them to send me their annual reports so that I can write my annual report to present to the Club at the Annual Meeting in May.  I have such a wonderful, hard-working, enthusiastic board…even if they do not respond in a timely fashion sometimes.  We are so lucky to have them working for us and for the young women whom we support.  Please think about joining a committee and getting to know us better.  I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting and Lunch on May 18th, when we will celebrate our 99th year.

Kathy Hutchins



On Monday, May 18, 2015 we shall have our annual meeting to vote on the incoming board for 2015 – 2016.

A semi-catered luncheon will begin at 12:00 p.m. for which we would appreciate your reservation be sent to our treasurer, so we will know how many to prepare for.  A short business meeting at 1:00 p.m. will be followed by our speaker.



Susan Gange of Stony Brook Orchids will present the program.  Her enthusiasm for these exciting plants should provide a stimulus after our hard winter, and her experience should make success available to all of us (except possibly me).

Susan bought her first orchid in 1978 and promptly killed it, having relied on the rather sketchy orchid-growing information available to the hobby grower at that time.  A couple of years later she tried again, with much better success, and it is her hope that, based on her many years of experience in growing orchids on window sills, under fluorescent lights and in greenhouses, her talk will also help you succeed with these beautiful flowering plants.


In February 2015 Susan was awarded the show trophy at the Deep Cut Orchid Society Show in Holmdel NJ for the best Phalaenopsis Orchid.  She is past president of the Central Jersey Orchid Society, a member of the American Orchid Society, Secretary of the Delaware Valley Orchid Council, and a Rutgers Mercer County Master Gardener.

Susan will bring a selection of orchid plants of all colors and sizes for us to admire.


Come, eat, and enjoy the orchids.  Bring a couple of friends – guests are always welcome at our meetings.  You will find a reservation form at the end of this newsletter.

Barbara Johnson




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.



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



On Friday, June 5, Absolution by Patrick Flanery, set in South Africa during the era of apartheid, will be the subject of our discussion.  Florence Begun, will be our hostess.  Please call Florence,  if you will be joining us at 1:00 p.m.  A light luncheon will be served.



The May board meeting will be held at the home of Kathy Hutchins on Tuesday, May 5.

Meetings begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., so it is suggested that you arrive early so we can begin on time. Please call Kathy if you are unable to attend.

This is the time the old and new boards meet together so newcomers’ questions can be answered.



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



Our annual Scholarship Tea at the home of Ginny Mason will be held on May 20, 2015 between 3:00 and 5:00  in the afternoon.  All members are invited to attend.  Refreshments supplied by the board will be enjoyed after the presentation of awards to the scholarship recipients, some of whom will have parents or advisors attending.  You will have the opportunity to talk with lovely young women who are about to enter a new phase in their lives.



We are sad to report that we have lost two members this past month.

Lynn Livingston’s memorial service will be held at Nassau Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 24 at 11:00.



Marion Bakoulis’ memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 18 at All Saints Church at 11:00.

Our sympathy is extended to Gig Ayling on the death of her husband, Robert.



The Philadelphia Flower Show, Christmas with the Rockettes, tea at Morven, a tour of the Princeton Theological Library – These are a few of the trips offered to members this past year.

If you enjoyed these outings and wish to attend more in the future, please consider joining the Trips Committee.

Without YOU as a volunteer, there will be no further trips in 2015-2016.

Please consider joining this committee as your contribution to the strength of the Women’s College Club.

Anyone interested should contact Nominating Chair Beverly Kestenis at or phone her at 609-924-9703.


Information for the September issue must be sent ( by August 14.



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 Haucke

Publicity:  Beverly Kestenis

Scholarship:  Danuta Buzdygan-Stys

Membership:  Open

Trips:  Open

Webmaster:  Helen Ju

Member-at-Large:  Beverly Crane Dubee

Member-at-Large:  Gay Culin




Fill out the form below and send it with your check to Nancy Lifland, 900 Hollinshead Spring Rd., F202, Skillman NJ 08558.


Printed Name__________________________________Phone_____________________


Please reserve ______________places at $10.00 each.  Total_________________




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