The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


November 2015 Blue Slip

P.O. BOX 3181


I want to encourage our entire membership to help us celebrate our 100 years of helping young women with their college expenses.  All kinds of help is needed, from decorating to directing foot traffic on the day of the celebration, April 10, 2016 at the Chauncey Center.

One of the greatest things about our club is the variety of backgrounds and experiences of our members.  There is no better way to learn about each other than by working together on this shared goal.

Please plan to stay an extra few minutes after the October 19th or November 16th general meeting and join a committee or contact Janet Reiche or Gay Culin to offer your help.  It’s a birthday party!

Kathy Hutchins

GENERAL MEETING:  We shall meet at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Princeton, a familiar place for members.  Our opening program is another one in observance of our 100th anniversary.

We have tried for the past several years to spotlight one of the specialty stores in Princeton.  Since this is our 100th anniversary year, it seems appropriate to feature Landau’s.  It is among the few which have survived here for 100 years or more.  Robert Landau, grandson of the founder, Henry Landau, will present a fascinating program.  He will tell us how the store evolved over the years, discuss some of the celebrities who have shopped there, mention how he and his brother Henry interact with their suppliers and crafts people in the USA as well as world-wide.  Robert will also mention the “Einstein Corner”, a corner inside Landau’s filled with Einstein memorabilia. Landau’s has been owned and operated by the Landau family for over 100 years.

Guests are always welcome, so bring a friend or two.  Light refreshments are served after the program.

Barbara Johnson

April 10, 2016  –  We shall celebrate our 100th anniversary.

May 24, 2016  –  Our annual Scholarship Tea, honoring young women graduating from area secondary schools.

The board will meet on Tuesday, November 10, a week later than the usual day, allowing for those involved with election duties. Danuta Buzdygan-Stys will be our hostess at her home in Princeton. Please call her, if you are unable to be there.

Members and their friends can help us increase our Scholarship Fund by collecting their 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.

Mary Laity will be sending out notices of future luncheon dates and restaurants.  Watch for the next email from Mary, call her or email her at mlaity(at)

Aloha Holloway has been organizing groups for the MET/HD Saturday afternoon opera programs at the Hamilton AMC.
Contact her well ahead of time at home so she can buy tickets before they are sold out, which has been happening more often recently.
November’s opera, “Lulu”, by Berg, starring Marlis Petersen, Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna, and Johan Reuter, will be shown on November 21, 2015 beginning at 12:30 p.m., an earlier time than usual.

This is the last presentation in 2015.


On December 4, 2015 we shall meet at the home of Mary Laity, to share our ideas about Double Cross, by Ben MacIntyre.  This is the story of a stunning military accomplishment resulting in the successful D-Day invasion on Normandy Beach.  If you will be joining us, please call Mary at home.  We gather at 12:00 p.m. (new time) and enjoy a light lunch.

Remember, our usual date is the last Friday of the month, which would be after Thanksgiving in November, so we have always met on the following Friday in December.

Bonnie Larson is the contact person 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.

IN MEMORIAM: A celebration of Meg Chisholm’s life will be held at Woodrow Wilson Gallery at Windrows, 2000 Windrow Drive, Princeton, on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.  Meg died suddenly August 25 of a stroke.

Carpooling is advised since parking is limited.

Elaine Rafferty
Lawrenceville NJ 08648
Rider University


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