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WOMEN’S COLLEGE CLUB OF PRINCETON
P.O. BOX 3181
PRINCETON NJ 08549
DECEMBER 2017 – JANUARY 2018
As we wind down 2017 and begin our plans for 2018, your Women’s College Club is hard at work.
Look forward to receiving a new updated version of our newsletter in the coming months.
Our Newsletter Committee consists of Carol Stawski, Helen Ju, Kathy Hutchins, and myself. We are very fortunate to also have Jocelyn Colao from All Saints Church as our special advisor. She is a gem!
We are all excited to unveil this new online MailChimp Newsletter shortly.
On December 18th don’t miss our own dynamic husband/wife duo, Tom and Jocelyn Colao, entertaining us for the second year in a row with gorgeous holiday music from the organ, piano, ukulele, and voice for our enjoyment.
On January 15th, our Past President Kathy Hutchins, will again generously host our 10 a.m. meeting at The Nassau Club. A continental breakfast will be served with lots of good food as we relax from the hustle and bustle of December and chat with old and new friends. Thanks, Kathy!
Save the date for our Spring Fundraiser! Our Bridge/Game/Card Party will be held on Monday, April 23rd at the Present Day Club. The festivities of the day include a game of your choosing, a delicious lunch, and a Silent Auction. Since this is the only fundraiser we are having this year, please go out of your way to invite any of your friends and neighbors. Bridge or Man Jong groups, you can think of supporting this worthwhile cause. We thank you all for your effort and support of this fundraiser.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Holiday Season & New Year! Enjoy!!!
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017 1:00 P.M. ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
We are thrilled that Jocelyn and Tom Colao are presenting our holiday program again this year.
Jocelyn is a graduate of Westminster Choir College with a degree in vocal performance. She made her solo debut at the Spoleto Music Festival and has appeared as soloist with the world-famous Westminster Chapel Choir and Princeton Promusica. Jocelyn will honor us with some solo pieces, accompanied by Tom, and will perform a piece accompanying herself on the ukulele.
Tom is a Westminster Choir College graduate. He also attended The Mannes College of Music in Manhattan. He is the Director of Music and Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church and maintains a busy schedule as a frequent soloist, composer, conductor, and organist. Besides accompanying Jocelyn, he will amaze us with a head- banging organ selection.
The program will bring back old memories of time at home with family and the nostalgia of holiday traditions.
Our program will be presented in the sanctuary, followed by refreshments. As always, guests are welcome.
THE NASSAU CLUB IN JANUARY
Kathy Hutchins will again host members at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton, on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
The January 9, 2018 Board meeting will be at the home of Mary Laity. Arrive a little early for coffee and to socialize so we can begin at 10 a.m. Call Mary if you are unable to join us.
A MESSAGE FROM THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Thanks to our members encouraging friends and the great job of our Publicity Chair, Beverly Kestenis, we have enjoyed increased membership and also more guests at our monthly meetings.
The Membership Committee would like to ask Club members not to wait until the traditional New Members Tea, but to use this opportunity to become acquainted with the new members and to let them know all about us and to feel a part of the WCCP.
Also, the Club has such wonderful programs available for all: Book Group, Day Trips, Lunching Out, and the new Needle Crafts Group. Let’s make a special effort to invite and to include the recent members to these activities!
From now on, the recent members’ name tags will be identified with colorful flower stickers so that you can welcome them and invite them to participate in some of the groups.
We look forward to an interesting, joyful, and productive year!
I am currently trying to organize a tour of Princeton University Art Museum’s photography exhibit, with lunch or tea afterwards, depending on the time of day. I will inform the membership when the day and time are finalized.
On Friday, November 30, Mary Laity will host the Book Group at her home.
We shall be comparing notes on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. by Mark Haddon, an imaginative story with a different style. Conversation begins at 1:00 p.m. Please call Mary or email her if you will be joining us.
On Friday, January 26, 2018, Doris Tazelaar will be our hostess after we have read A Spool of Blue Thread by Ann Tyler. Doris will greet us at 1:00 p.m. She will need to know how many will be there, so phone her or email her.
January 27, 2018– “Tosca” – Puccini; Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel; Andris Nelsons, conductor – an all-star cast for one of our favorite operas. 12:55 p.m.
February 10, 2018 – ‘L’elisir d’amore” – Donizetti; Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Davide Luciano, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo; Domingo Hindoyan, conductor. 12:00 p.m. Please note the time difference.
February 24, 2018 – “La Boheme” – Puccini; Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Lucan Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, Matthew Rose, Paul Plishka; Marco Armiliato, conductor. Puccini – another favorite!
12:30 p.m. Another time change.
The MET/HD performances may be seen at the AMC in Hamilton and at the theater on Route 1, north of Princeton.
LUNCHING OUT GROUP
We are going to the Turning Point at Mercer Mall for lunch on Monday, December 11 at 12:30 p.m. I look forward to seeing everyone there.
Have a very happy Thanksgiving. See you in December.
You may contact Bonnie to let her know how many reservations will be needed.
THE HANDICRAFT GROUP’S FIRST MEETING
The Handicraft Group held its first meeting on Tuesday, October 32 at the home of Kathy Hutchins. Florence Begun showed her two crocheted throws, one celebrating her and Ted’s 1967 wedding. Lorraine Hauche showed her hooked wall hanging of a cottage with trees and flowers, with a border of cats and also a prize-winning one of a lamb. Martha Mathews showed the rugs made for her children when they were young. Nancy Lifland brought her needlepoint and we discussed the color of the backing and whether a box edge or knife edge for the cushion was better. Janet Young brought a shawl that she is knitting for one of her daughters. She showed us the boomerang edge effect and how she did it. Marlene Gordon brought a fabulous beige, grey, mauve and purple sweater that was a spectacular patchwork of different stitches. She is currently working on a mystery project that appears to be a hat. Kathy Hutchins is working out the problem of why her hats are too small. Must be the fault of the pattern!! Yes, there was lots of laughter and good eats, too.
The next meeting will be Monday, December 4 at 1:30 at the home of Lorraine Haucke. Please contact Lorraine if you are interested in attending the meeting.
DONATIONS OF FABRIC AND YARN FOR HOMEFRONT
Last month Kathy Hutchins arranged a tour of Homefront’s new Family Center in Ewing. One of Homefront’s volunteers who went with us described some of the art and sewing programs that they offer to clients. In order to facilitate these programs, they would be happy to accept donations of fabric and yarn. Since I have been trying to find a home for fabric taking up room in my closet that will probably never be used by me, Homefront would be a great organization that could make use of it. If anyone has fabric or yarn they would like to donate, please bring it to the November or December general meeting. I will collect it and see that it gets to the person in charge of these programs at Homefront.
If you have any questions, please call me, Marlene Gordon.
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 (609-655-2663) so she can send a card representing the College Club.
WE HAVE HEARD FROM ONE OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Beverly Kestenis, Chair of the Scholarship; Committee, has received a letter from a 2012 Scholarship Winner, Annie Nyce, in which Annie brought us up-to-date with her life since graduating. We are delighted to hear about Annie’s success.
She studied at Rollins College (Winter Park FL) to work toward a degree in Business Management and had an active career in the college’s many activities. In her senior year she received a “phenomenal” internship at Morgan Stanley. Upon graduation in 2016, she moved to Charlottesville, VA for a job with Northwestern Mutual. Realizing a passion for fundraising and development, she moved to Pennington NJ to begin working as Executive Assistant to the Vice President of College Advancement at the College of New Jersey. She concludes with an offer to help the Women’s College Club, when possible, to show her appreciation for the help received with her award.
Peg S. Grossman, Monmouth Junction NJ 08852; Pace University
Ginny Mason has generously offered her home for our annual Scholarship Tea in the spring. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. All members will be welcome.
Our Annual Fundraiser will be at the Present Day Club on Monday, April 23, 2018. The main income will be from the Silent Auction. Thinking ahead, gift certificates from restaurants and favorite venues are always welcome. Perhaps you will receive a lovely gift during the holidays which you cannot use. Donate to the Auction. Theme baskets are popular.
FOR YOUR DIRECTORY – RENEWALS
Margaret S. Brennan, Cranbury NJ 08512; Seton Hill College
Peg S. Grossman, Monmouth Junction NJ 08852; Pace University