SCHOLARSHIPS EDUCATION CAMARADERIE NETWORKING
WOMEN’S COLLEGE CLUB OF PRINCETON
P.O. Box 3181
Princeton NJ 08540
This September newsletter opens the start of our 100th year! And what a year we have ahead of us. I hope that each and every one of our members will help to celebrate this achievement. We have a celebration planned for April and wonderful general meeting programs that will celebrate those one hundred years. I am looking forward to a great year and working with all of you as we celebrate this great coming year.
Let me know how you would like to help.
GENERAL MEETING: We shall meet at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2015 at All Saints Episcopal Church, in Princeton, a familiar place for members. Our opening program is a great beginning for the 100th anniversary year:
PRINCETON: THEN AND NOW
The town of Princeton was settled more than 300 years ago. Eve Mandel, Director of Programs and Visitor Services of the Princeton Historical Society will tell us what has changed over the years and what has stayed the same. Enjoy a virtual tour, comparing current images of transportation, shopping, education, and historic sites to vintage photographs from the Historical Society’s collections.
Eve has been charged with developing and expanding HSP’s programs and partnerships, as well as providing a fun and educational visitor experience. She manages the Visitor Services operation at Bainbridge House and Updike Farmstead, overseeing the Admissions Associates, develops curriculum, and teaches a wide range of education programming for schools throughout central New Jersey. In addition, she plans and teaches a menu of programs for adults and for the general public, She is responsible for HSP’s community relations, managing all press, social media, and public relations, as well as building collaborations with other non-profit and service organizations. She also administers an active Event Rentals schedule, including weddings, birthday parties, corporate and private events.
Prior to joining HSP’s staff, Eve held positions at the Morris Museum and the National Constitution Center. Eve earned her BA at American University and her Certification for Teaching at the College of Saint Elizabeth.
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2015 – 2016 BOARD MEMBERS
2015 – 2016 OFFICERS:
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
2015 – 2016 CHAIRPERSONS:
FUNDRAISING: Carol Stawski
ENDOWMENT: Lynda Woods Cleary
HISTORIAN: Mary Laity
HOSPITALITY: Doris Tazalaar, Lorraine Hauck
PUBLICITY: Beverly Kestenis
SCHOLARSHIP: Beverly Kestenis
MEMBERSHIP: Carol Wisniewski
WEBMASTER: Helen Ju
MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Beverly Crane Dubee
MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Gay Culin
Members and their friends can help us increase our Scholarship Fund by collecting your McCaffrey’s register receipts and giving them to us. As part of McCaffrey’s contribution program to non-profit organizations such as ours, the store will donate 1% of the total of all eligible cash register receipts. No additional discount can be applied, so if you have used another discount such as Senior Tuesday, the receipt is ineligible. Milk, sushi, and cigarettes also do not apply.
At each general meeting, look for our collection basket for deposit of your receipts.
You may also send or give your slips to Beverly Kestenis.. Please feel free to call her (609-924-9703) if you have any further questions about this program.
Aloha Holloway will organize groups for the MET/HD Saturday afternoon opera programs this year at the Hamilton AMC.
Contact her well ahead of time at to reserve your spot. Some of these operas will be selling out quickly, so mark your calendars now.
October has three presentations coming up: October 3, “Il Trovatore – Verdi; October 17, Otello – Verdi; October 31, Tannhauser – Wagner.
The complete list for 2015 – 2016 with the starring casts will be on an attachment with this Blue Slip.
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WCCP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS – 2015
Princeton High School: Award College
Iona Kathleen Binnie The Florence B. Hillier Award Williams College
Alana Gabrielle Chmiel The R.S. Peyton Memorial Award Rutgers University
Marta Yvonne Crespo The Molly Updike Award Montclair University
Jasmine Rose Horan The Peterson Book/WCCP Award Amhurst College
Brittany Ferreira Cruz WCCP Scholarship Award The College of NJ
Jessica Lynn Sacco WCCP Scholarship Award Lehigh University
Stuart Country Day:
Kennedy Jillianne Roese WCCP Scholarship Award George Washington U.
Princeton Day School:
Sabrina Matlock WCCP Scholarship Award American University
Jessenia Vazquez WCCP Scholarship Award Muhlenberg College
Nia Iman Daids WCCP Scholarship Award Oberlin College
LUNCHING OUT GROUP:
Mary Laity will be sending out notices of future luncheon dates and places. Watch for the next email from Mary.
September 25 is the date for our next meeting. Under discussion will be Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. We know the movie versions of this classic, and it will be interesting to compare them with the original. Bonnie Larson will be our hostess and should be called if you will be with us. Meetings now begin at 12:00 noon. A light lunch will be served.
Bonnie Larson would like you to contact her if you know of someone who is ill or who has lost a family member. She will send a card representing the members of WCCP.
We shall meet on Tuesday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. Come prepared for an up-to-date photograph taken for the website.
Kathy will let you know before then where the meeting will take place.
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The Auxiliary at the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital collects donated items for the patients’ Bingo games and for Christmas gifts.
Needed for Bingo: greeting cards, such as the ones which come through the mail or extra ones no longer needed, both for Christmas and for everyday; games like playing cards, boxed games, and 500-piece or less jigsaw puzzles, and puzzle and word game books; toiletry items in plastic, not glass, large and small as traveling size; stuffed animals of any size. These can be used, in good condition. Christmas gifts are always new.
You may take these to the general meetings or to board meetings to give to me.
If interested, I can send a complete list to anyone who asks.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS:
Beverly Crane Dubee has moved. Her phone number is the same.
Mary C. Osborne Mary Frances Stahler
Georgia State College Cedar Crest College
Yale University Lehigh University
Gail E. Kohn Hon. Diane Gerofsky
Rider College Douglas College
Lynn Livingston died in April. A memorial service was held at Nassau Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 24, 2015.
Marge Eldred’s husband died in May. A memorial service was held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Monmouth Junction on May 21, 2015.
(Below is an attachment to the Blue Slip)
MET HD SEASON 2015 – 2016
Oct. 3, 2015 Il Trovatore – Verdi
Anna Netrebko, Yonghoon Lee, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Dolora Zajick
Oct. 17, 2015 Otello – Verdi
Aleksandrs Anntonenko, Sonya Yoncheva, Zeljko Lucic
Oct. 31, 2015 Tannhauser – Wagner
Johan Botha, Eva-Maria Westbrock, Peter Mattei, Michelle DeYoung
Nov. 21, 2015 Lulu – Berg
Marlis Petersen, Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna, Johan Reuter
Jan. 16, 2016 Les Pecheurs de Perles – Bizet
Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien
Jan. 30, 2016 Turandot – Puccini
Marco Berti, Nina Stemme
Mar. 5, 2016 Manon Lescaut – Puccini
Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufmann
Apr. 2, 206 Madama Butterfly – Puccini
Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna
Apr. 16, 2016 Roberto Devereux – Donizetti
Sondra Radvanovsky, Matthew Polenzani, Elina Garanca, Mariusz Kwiecien
Apr. 30, 2016 Elektra – Strauss
Nina Stemme, Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Eric Owens