The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


March 2016 Blue Slip

P.O. BOX 3181
MARCH 2016

 As winter makes a bit of a comeback, I am ignoring it and starting to think about spring and the April 10th celebration of our first hundred years.  The invitations are printed, the committees are working hard, and I am getting excited about seeing all our members there.  And I want us to bring guests to share the celebration.  Friends, husbands, children, partners…all are welcome.  We want to share this anniversary with others and remind ourselves and them of our mission to support outstanding young women in Princeton with their first year of college expenses.

We have a great trip to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory coming up on Tuesday, February 23rd (I bet you didn’t know they have a shop!) and a visit backstage at McCarter is in the works.  Indeed, we have a great deal to look forward to in the next few months.

Kathy Hutchins


GENERAL MEETING:              

“Every Button Has a Story:  What Stories Do Your Buttons Tell?” 

After working as a dance critic, a business journalist, and a blogger, Barbara Figgs Fox inherited her grandmother’s button collection. As a button evangelist, she tells entertaining and compelling stories about vintage, antique, and modern buttons.  Barbara is a vice president of the New Jersey State Button Society, which celebrates National Button Week on March 15 to March 21.

To celebrate National Button Week, Barbara will offer entertaining and compelling stories about her collection and she will try to tell you about them. She hopes to inspire you to look for beautiful and exciting buttons at the New Jersey State Button Society show in Titusville, New Jersey on May 7, 2016.

We meet at All Saints Episcopal Church in Princeton at 1:00 p.m. Guests are always welcome and parking is plentiful.  There is refreshment and fellowship time after the program.

Barbara Johnson



You will soon be receiving your invitation to WCCP’s 100th celebration at the Chauncey Conference Center on the afternoon of Sunday, April 10, 2016.  Please get your reservation in early and think about guests you may invite to join us.



We shall meet on March 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Janet Reiche.  Meetings start promptly, so arrive a little early to chat beforehand.  Call Janet if you will be unable to be there.


OPERA GROUP:  Aloha Holloway has been organizing groups for the MET/HD Saturday afternoon opera programs at the Hamilton AMC.

On March 5, 2016, Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” will be presented at 12:55 p.m. and will last about 3 hours 35 minutes. Unfortunately, Jonas Kaufmann has withdrawn from the opera with Roberto Alagna taking his place.  Kristine Opolais will be Manon Lescaut.

These performances have been selling out this year, so get your order in early by contacting Aloha.

Update your April calendars for April 2 – “Madama Butterfly”, April 16 – “Roberto Devereux”, and April 30 – “Elecktra”.



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 contributions to non-profit organizations such as ours, the store will donate 1% of the total of all eligible cash 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.

You may take your slips to the general meetings or send or give your slips to Beverly Kestenis.  Questions?  Call Beverly.



Mary Laity will notify interested members of monthly luncheon dates and restaurants.

She is trying to vary the days of the week to accommodate more members. Watch for her email or call her.



On March 25, 2016, Lynda Woods Cleary will be our hostess at the Salt Creek Grill at Forrestal Village.  Under discussion will be John Le Carre’s Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy.

Please contct Lynda if you will be joining us.  

Looking ahead, April’s selection will be The Photograph by Penelope Lively and May’s book will be Summer’s Lease by John Mortimer.



Bonnie Larson will send cards to members who are ill or who have lost a family member. Please contact her if you know of a situation.


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