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October 2017 Newsletter

WOMEN’S COLLEGE CLUB OF PRINCETON
P.O. BOX 3181
PRINCETON NJ 08549
OCTOBER 2017

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE:
Welcome, everyone, to the fall as we begin October!  Hopefully, no more hurricanes and all the devastation that has been caused since August.  Heartbreaking!

We have a lot to look forward to in our College Club this year.  At our general meeting, Helen Goddard, an international educator whose interest lies in geography, will give us an interesting and thought-provocative talk.  Barbara Johnson and Janet Reiche should be applauded on their terrific programs that they have been coming up with month after month.

I also wanted to remind our membership of the interest groups that our club offers and how much our club experience can be improved by attending these exciting programs!  Lunching Out, Book Discussion, Trips, and a newly-formed Craft Group described by our former president, Kathy Hutchins.

See everyone on Monday, October 16th, and bring a guest, if possible!

Florence Begun

 

GENERAL MEETING:                          
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16TH  –   ALL SAINTS CHURCH –  1:00 p.m.

Our October program will feature Helen Goddard, the wife of a Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study and an educator in her own right.  Mrs. Goddard’s main interest is geography and her description of her talk is very enticing.  

       “A geographer seeks to understand the world around him or her.  Why has the Appalachian Trail been extended to Ireland?  What is a Dutch polder?  Why did it take so long to find the source of the River Nile?  Can Uluru really be an old delta?  In this talk I will focus on a few of the many geographical features that are interesting to me and, I hope, will be to you, too.”  

Mrs. Goddard graduated with a degree in Geology from Cambridge University.  She has taught in several schools, including a state school for children ages 11 to 18, The International School in Geneva, Switzerland, and a 6th form College in Cambridge, England.  Since coming to America in 2004, she has taught a geography course at the Evergreen Forum and has spoken at various local places including Community Without Walls, the Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study, The Nassau Club, The Present Day Club, the Stuart Day School, Stonebridge, and Windrows.

Apart from geography, Mrs. Goddrd likes to dabble in gardening and cooking, and she runs an English Conversation group for visitors to the Institute for Advanced Study every Monday.  Speaking with her while arranging this program has been extremely enjoyable and enlightening.

As usual, guests are always welcome!

Barbara Johnson

 

BOARD MEETING:
On October 3rd our hostess will be Marlene Gordon, at Princeton Junction.  Meetings begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., so come a little early to enjoy a cup of coffee.  Please call Marlene if you are unable to be there.

 

OPERA GROUP:
We have been attending the MET/HD Saturday performances at the AMC Theatre in Hamilton.  There is also a theater north of Princeton on Route One, where these are also shown.

At either theater, early attendance is suggested in order to sit where you can most enjoy the performance.

October 7 – “Norma” – Bellini;  Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce Didonato, Joseph Calleja, Matthew Rose;

Carlo Rizzi, conductor.  New production.  12:55 p.m.

October 14 – “Die Zauberflote” – Mozart;  Golda Schultz, Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronovo,,

Markus Werba, Christian Van Horn, Rene Pape;  James Levine, conductor.

Full-length German version.  12:55 p.m.

 

TRIPS:
On Tuesday, September 12th, nine members of the College Club enjoyed a tour of the exhibit “British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum” with tea afterward.  It is a spectacular exhibit, and the Club members benefited from a wonderful docent, Jane Ashcam.  A special thank you to Gay Culin, Janet Reiche, and Joyce Maso, who made the carpooling possible.

An October tour of the Homefront campus is being planned as of this writing.  Final details will be emailed/sent to the membership as soon as possible.

Kathy Hutchins

 

LUNCHING OUT GROUP:
We shall be at the Yardley Inn on Friday, October 13, at 12:30 p.m.  If you can join us, please call Bonnie Larson, or email her, for reservations.

 

BOOK GROUP:
These readers usually meet on the last Friday of each month at the home of a member.  October’s selection will be made at the September 22nd meeting.

We get together at 1:00 p.m.  If you are interested in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction, a notice will be sent to members after a selection is made.

 

NEW INTEREST GROUP BEING FORMED:
Lorraine Haucke (rug hooking) and Kathy Hutchins (knitting)…badly) would welcome other hand crafters, etc. at a monthly get-together to compare notes and get help. Please contact Kathy (609-430-1565) or (widowh@hotmail.com).

 

SUNSHINE LADY:
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 so she can send a card representing the College Club.

 

NEW MEMBER:
Sandra L. (Sandy) Stein
Lawrenceville NJ 08648

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