The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


November 2017 Newsletter

P. O. BOX 3181



     I want to thank all of you for being there for me during this first term of my Presidency.

     Volunteerism is so important in our lives.   It not only helps our group survive, it helps us all in so many ways.  I have found personally that I receive so much back in return for what I give. 

     The friendships I have made in the five years since I have joined the club mean the world to me.  They have enriched my life and given me immeasurable happiness.  I welcome and challenge our new members to get involved in all that we have to offer and to make this organization stronger and more vital with all the enthusiasm and vigor they possess.

     Join a group, (Book, Lunching Out, Trips, or Stitchery/Handiwork), and see how much fun we have at these special interest events with a wonderful way to make new friends.

     Also, let me know if you are interested in helping out with our only Fundraiser this year on April 23, 2018:  a Bridge and Game Luncheon at the Present Day Club in Princeton.  Maybe you have computer skills and could lend some advice and help.  In that respect, Mary Frances Stahler, our wonderful Hospitality Chair, could use help at our monthly meetings with food (either homemade or bought) and could also help with setup and cleanup.

     I thank you all in advance for any help you are willing to offer.

     Since this is our November Newsletter, I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and joyous time with family and friends!!!

                                                                                       Florence Begun

GENERAL MEETING:                            

     Susan Hoskins, Executive Director of the Princeton Senior Resource Center since 2002, will describe the programs and services offered by the Center, with a focus on lifelong learning programs.  These programs, including The Evergreen Forum and computer instruction, are open to aging adults living in the greater Princeton area.  

     In addition to her responsibilities at the Center, Susan has presented locally and nationally on topics including Conversations on Being Mortal, Hoarding, Bullying, and Family Caregiving Near and Far.  Recently, she obtained designation as an Age Friendly Community by the World Health Organization for Princeton.  She was honored in 2015 by the YWCA in Princeton Tribute to Women for her efforts toward the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

     The Princeton Resource Center provides “stimulating study and discussion programs, encouraging active participation” by participants.  One course which is of interest to our membership will take place prior to our November meeting.  It is PSRC’s Fall Conference “Bringing The World To You Through Technology”, which will be held at the Center on Friday, November 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Check the PRSC’s website, for further details.

                                                                                               Janet Reiche

BOARD MEETING:                                                          

     The November Board meeting will take place at the  home of Danuta Buzdygan,.   Please call Danuta if you are unable to be there.  We shall begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Note:  Park on the side of the street opposite Danuta’s house.


     Kathy Hutchins has been setting up trips for the members.  She will send out emails/notices when a trip has been organized and wait for your responses.


     November 18 – “The Exterminating Angel” – Thomas Ades;  Audrey Luna, Amanda Echalaz, Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, Frederic Antoun, David Portillo, David Adam Moore, Rod Gilfry, Kevin Burdette, Christian Van Horn, Sir John Tomlinson.

12:55 p.m.

     This is the American premiere of Ades’ surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape.  It is inspired by the classic Luis Bunuel film of the same name.  It is a co-production and co-commission with the Met, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Danish Theatre, and Salzburg Festival.

     The MET/HD performances may be seen at the AMC in Hamilton and at the AMC on Route 1 north of Princeton.


     Several members have expressed interest in Lorraine Haucke and Kathy Hurchins’ proposal of a handiwork group.  If you hook rugs, crochet, sew, quilt, knit, needle point, embroider, cross stitch, need to sew on a button or two, shorten something, or just like the idea, this group wants YOU.

     Come share ideas or socialize on Tuesday, October 31st at 1:30 at Kathy Hutchins home,. 

     Tea and Halloween candy will be served!  RSVP.  If you need a ride, let us know.


  On Friday, October 27 we shall meet at the home of Florence Begun, at 1:00 p.m.  Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance will be the topic for discussion.  Please call Florence if you will be joining us.

     On Friday, December 1, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by  Mark Hadden  will be the topic at the home of Jane Young.  Call Janet if you will be attending.


     Add to your Directory:  Eva Eslami                                     


        Bonnie Larson would like to be contacted if you know of 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.


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