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WOMEN’S COLLEGE CLUB OF PRINCETON
P.O. BOX 3181
As I write this, my yard, driveway, and deck are filling up with an icy mix of snow and sleet. Has spring come and gone? We have, however, much to look forward to despite the weather.
On March 28th we will have a tour of the Princeton University Art Museum’s new exhibit “The Berlin Painter” at 2:00 p.m., followed by tea (and perhaps a tot of sherry) at my house. And, more importantly, we have a wonderful year and annual lunch planned by our enthusiastic and inventive hospitality Chair, Mary Frances Stahler, for a lunch, annual report and year-end review, and a wonderful program about the Princeton Festival. Please look for the acceptance form and do not miss this fun program in a gracious and new setting.
We have an additional general meeting at All Saints Church on April 24th and need volunteers for refreshments. Please volunteer to Mary Frances Staler to bring something.
The Club will be giving a scholarship award in memory of Marjory White. Please consider making a contribution to the scholarship effort to which she was so dedicated. Marge represented everything that is good about this club in her enthusiasm and hard work for scholarships for our candidates. She was dedicated to women’s education and we want to honor her memory.
GENERAL MEETING: “BREAKING THE BONDS OF SILENCE – UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE”
MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017 ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1:00 P.M.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE
Susan Victor, Director of Counseling and Support Services, Womanspace, Inc., will present our program.
Domestic violence and sexual assault are crimes against an individual, yet its impact affects us all. Domestic violence has no boundaries. It happens in every ethnic group and in all cultures. It crosses socio-economic lines and can affect teens, adults, and the elderly. By understanding its impact, we can break the bonds of silence that all too often keep victims isolated and afraid.
This is an important subject, particularly at the present time when our national support of women in general, and immigrants and refugees in particular, is unclear. I became excited about inviting Susan to present this program when I had an interesting discussion of the topic with her during a luncheon party.
Susan is an ordained United Methodist minister and a licensed social worker. She received her Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She received training in Clinical Pastoral Education from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and currently works as chaplain as well as Director of Counseling at Womanspace. Susan is married and the mother of three sons.
Womanspace is the lead service provider for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Mercer County. Guests are always welcome.
The board meeting on Tuesday, April 4 will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Mary Giordmaine. Meetings begin promptly, so come a little early for coffee and to greet each other. Please call Mary if you are unable to attend.
LUNCHING OUT GROUP:
Bonnie Larson will email those on the list of members who have shown interest in monthly luncheons with other members to inform them of the current restaurant choice. If you wish to join the group, please call Bonnie.
On April 22, 2017 the popular Russian opera “Eugene Onegin” will be shown at the AMC in Hamilton.
Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music will be sung by leading Russian singers Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Joining them: Elena Maximova, Alexey Dolgov, and Stefan Kocan. Gary Halvorson will direct.
12:55 p.m. is the starting time. You are advised to be early to obtain the seating arrangement you like best.
Florence Begun will be able to tell you who will host the meeting and what book will have been selected for discussion on April 28, 2017. Meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. Email Florence.
This year the Women’s College Club of Princeton will be awarding an additional two scholarships, both of which will be needs based. The Luna KayserMemorial in memory of her son, Franklin W. Herron, results from a bequest to our organization and will award $3,000 this year and in subsequent years. The Marjorie White Memorial Scholarship will be given this year in memory of Marge. For many years Marge served as officer, adviser, and inspiration to the Women’s College Club. Any club member who had contact with Marge was sure to feel her warmth and her impact. If you would like to contribute to this scholarship please send your check to Nancy Lifland.
The annual Scholarship Tea honoring our recipients will be held on Tuesday, May 23 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the home of Ginny Mason.
New Members Tea
The annual New Members Tea, to become better acquainted with those who have joined us this past year, will be held on Monday, June 12 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the home pf Josephine Ondetti.
Annual Luncheon – May 15
The Annual Luncheon will be held on May 15 in the dining room at Windrows. This is our way of reminding members of our accomplishments during 2016 – 2017.
At 12:00 we shall arrive and greet each other until 12:30, when Windrows’ excellent luncheon will be served. Our program will feature a speaker who will tell us about the background of the Princeton Festival, which delights us with several programs each summer.
Reservations must be made – the deadline will be Thursday, May 11. Please send the form at the end of this newsletter, with your check, to Nancy Lifland.
All annual dues are tax-exempt – we are a non-profit organization.
Bonnie Larson would like to be contacted if you know a member who has been ill or who has lost a family member. Contact Bonnie (609-655-2663) so she can send a card representing the College Club.
Please fill out the form below and send it with your check to: Nancy Lifland,
This must reach Nancy by Thursday, May 11, 2017.
I shall attend the Annual Luncheon Meeting on May 15 at Windrows at 12:00 p.m.
Please reserve my place at $20___________
I cannot attend, but here is my gift of $___________toward the Scholarship Fund.