The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


February 2017 Blue Slip

February 2017 Blue Slip

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I love the February newsletter because I get the chance to talk about Dr. David Mulford, my personal favorite speaker every winter. His wisdom and perspective about the presidency are so greatly needed this year. I cannot imagine a more important time to hear him than now.

I hope to see some new members at this coming meeting and future ones where we all will get the chance to welcome them to our club. I remember meeting Florence Begun shortly after she joined the Club with that wonderful influx of women (Marlene Gordon, Nora Ananos, Bonnie Larson, Alyce Conlon, and Ellyn Vogel) from the other side of Route One! Who knew? What would I do without Florence? She is so generous with her time and enthusiasm; Alyce has been serving on the Scholarship Committee, which Marlene has joined as well, serving as Assistant Treasurer, Bonnie runs the Out-to-Lunch group, and Ellyn is a testimony to grace and courage under pressure. We could all learn from Ellyn. We are blessed to have them.

Kathy Hutchins


Location> All Saints Church
Time> 1:00pm
Date> February 20, 2017
Topic> The Grover Clevelands – Princeton’s OTHER Presidential Couple

In the first program after our hundredth-year celebration, The Reverend Dr. David Mulford will follow his presentation on President Woodrow Wilson with a look at the life and presidency of Grover Cleveland. He will explore the ties both Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland formed with Princeton. Grover Cleveland was born in New Jersey but rose to political power in New York. When he concluded his 2nd term as President, in 1897, he and Mrs. Cleveland retired to Princeton where he was active in University and Community affairs until his death eleven years later. His widow continued to live in Princeton until her death in 1947. Reverend Mulford refers to them as a “couple” even though Mrs. Cleveland lived many years after her husband’s death and was an important part of this community.

David Mulford is a retired Presbyterian minister with degrees from Colgate University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Drew University. He has served churches in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. He has spoken to civic clubs, retirement communities, college classes, and church groups, and has taught adult education programs and Elderhostels.

Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson will host the board on February 7, 2017 at 14 Wiltshire Drive, Lawrenceville. Meetings begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., so arriving early saves you a seat and a cup of coffee.

Bonnie Larson is now the chair of the Lunching Out Group. She will send out notices of future luncheon dates or email her. She is varying the days of the week to accommodate more members.

You are on your own for a while for tickets to the MET/HD operas at the Hamilton AMC. On February 25, 2017 Dvorak’s “Rusalka” will be presented at 12:55 p.m. with Kristine Opolais, Katarina Dalayman, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, and American bass Eric Owens. Do not wait until it is sold out.

The December book will be the topic for discussion on January 27, 2017. The Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles will provide interesting comparisons with today’s acceptance of day-to-day conduct. Our hostess will be Doris Tazalaar.

On February 24 Mary Laity, 2142 Windrow Drive, has invited us to her new apartment for sharing our views of Family Album by Penelope Lively. Please call Mary (609-924-4740) to let her know you will join us. We now begin at 1:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided.


New Members:
Kathleen Babich
Gertrude (Trudy) Healy
Dr. Mary Tamm

Late Renewals:
Phyllis Marchand
Eva Eslami

You may add these to your Directory.

Bonnie Larson will send cards to members who are ill or who have lost a family member.


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