The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


October 2016 Blue Slip

P.O. BOX 3181


     I hope that many of you will join your fellow club members on our visit to the Akshardam Arts and Cultural Center in Robbinsville on September 26th.  I have heard nothing but raves from previous visitors.  And there is a shop!  

     Don’t miss our 100th anniversary speaker, Nancy Weiss Milkier, professor emeritus of history at Princeton University, at Labyrinth Books (122 Nassau Street) on Friday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m.,where she will be signing copies of her book Keep the Damned Women Out.                                                                                                    

     I also want to ask for help from the membership:  Our board could use some help with the hospitality and membership committees.  The most these efforts involve is greeting people and making phone calls.  You can do it!

                                                                                          Kathy Hutchins


GENERAL MEETING: MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016   All Saints Church     1:00 p.m.

 “All Things Albert Einstein”

     Why did he leave Europe? Why did he settle in Princeton, which was not his original plan?  While he is known for his professional accomplishments and his work in physics made him famous, our speaker, Tim Fagin, will also focus on his “humanitarian and civic exploits, his life as a citizen of Princeton and his personal life, as well as his frailty and even his weakness that make him one of the most compelling figures in all of human history.”

     Tim Fagin came to Princeton when his wife accepted the position of Head of Stuart Country Day School.  Retired from his career in telecommunications – AT&T, Sprint, and KMC Telecom – the Princeton Tour Company offered him an opportunity to learn more about his new community.  Soon he was leading tours for them!  In his talk, Tim will share with us his knowledge of his “favorite historical figure – Albert Einstein.”

     Guests are always welcome.  Refreshments will be available following Mr. Fagin’s talk.

                                                                                           Janet Reiche



     On October 4, 2016 the Board will meet at the home of Janet Reich at 10:00 a.m. Come a little early to chat before the meeting begins.

Please call Janet if you are unable to attend.



     Mary Laity will send out email notices of future luncheon dates and restaurants.  Call her for further details or send email. She is varying the days of the week to accommodate as many members as possible.



     Aloha Holloway chairs this group.  By letting her know which operas you would like to attend, she will purchase tickets ahead of time.  Many of these operas are now selling out, so do not wait until the last moment. 

     “Tristan und Isolde” by Wagner, will be the first of the MET/HD season and will be viewed at the AMC in Hamilton.  Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on October 8, 2016 it stars Nina Stemme, Stuart Skelton, Ekatrina Gubanova, Rene Pape;  Sir Simon Rattle, conductor.

     It is an early start, but we suggest arriving even earlier for better seating.  This AMC does not yet reserve seats.

      “Don Giovanni”, a favorite by Mozart, will be held on October 22, 2016 at the AMC in Hamilton.  (There was a date misprint in the September issue.)  This MET/HD production will begin at 12:55 p.m.  This is a popular opera, so the early bird will find the seat it likes.

The cast: Simon Keenlyside (Hamlet), Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Bystrom, Serena Malfi, Rolando Villazon, Adam Plachetka, Matthew Rose, Kwangchul Youn;  Fabio Luisi, conductor.



     We shall meet on Friday, October 28 at the home of Aloha Holloway.  Meetings now begin at 1:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

     This month’s selection is The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.  Please call Aloha if you will be joining us.



     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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