The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


April 2018 Newsletter

P.O. Box 3181
Princeton, NJ 08540 

April 2018

I can’t believe my year as President of this organization is flying by so quickly.  As this is the April Newsletter, I would like to wish all our members a very Happy and Healthy Easter and Happy Passover!

In the next three months, our club has so many wonderful activities coming up (besides our usual great group):  Lunching Out, Book, Trips, and the newly-formed Handicraft Group.  You can read more about each of these groups in this Newsletter.

In April, we feature our Board Meeting 4/3/18, then 4/23/18 is our Bridge/Game Day Luncheon Fundraiser at the Present Day Club in Princeton.  On 5/1/18 we have our May Board meeting, the Annual Scholarship Tea on 5/15/18, and the Annual WCCP Meeting at Windrows on 5/21/18.

Finally, in June we have our Joint Board Meeting and Luncheon on 6/11/18, and on 6/19/18 the New Members Tea to celebrate all the terrific and wonderful women who have joined our group during the past year.

The Book Group meets every June when we vary things by bringing a few poems to share with the other members who are present.  We find this to be very interesting and look forward to this activity each June.  I would like to see as many new and old faces as possible supporting our club and sharing all the fun we have together!

To end my message today on a lighter note, I am including one of the poems I read this past June.  I hope all of you enjoy it as much as I did and have an extra laugh for me.

Florence Begun

(EDITOR’S NOTE:  You will find the poem on the third page of this newsletter.)

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018
11:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. 

Your reservation form can be found at the end of this Newsletter. Remember that it must be received by Marlene Gordon by Friday, April 13, 2018.

On April 3, Janet Reiche will host the board meeting beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m. Please let Janet know if you will be unable to attend. The place for the meeting will be announced on the agenda which Florence will provide before April 3.

Our April 23rd reading will be “A Gentleman from Moscow” by Amos Towles.  Meetings always begin at 1:00 p.m.   The hostess should always be called well ahead of time by those who will be able to join the group so she will know how many to expect.

HomeFront Art Jam Pop-up Gallery, Monday April 16
Once again, HomeFront is sponsoring an exhibit of professional and undiscovered artists in support of HomeFront’s ArtSpace.  The Exhibit will be located at 19 Hulfish Street in Princeton during April.  The store is open from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.  My thoughts are to go on Monday, April 16th around two in the afternoon and come back to my house for tea.  Several members went last year and had a wonderful time.  The art work is lively and there are all kinds of crafts.  And, we will be supporting a wonderful organization with whom we have shared interests.  I will be sending out more details later, but if you are interested, please let me know now.  Once again, we will probably carpool from my house.  There is a flyer with more information on the HomeFront webpage.

Twenty-one of us enjoyed a tour of the Lewis Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 16. We separated into two groups and explored this wonderful and exciting complex for more than an hour under the guidance of Danielle Dennis and Raymond Chalme. I especially want to thank Elaine Rafferty and Gay Culin for driving and having the fun of parking in Princeton. They were both great sports about the confusion of carpooling. The group went off to eat separately after the tour.

Kathy Hutchins


The last of the MET/HD performances will be available this month.  Many changes have occurred at the Met, including James Levine’s termination and acquiring new directors, but the final two operas will be wonderful. 

Joyce DiDonato sang Rossini’s “Cenerentola” a couple years ago and had stunned everyone by the last act. 

April 14  –  “Luisa Miller”  –  Verdi;  Sony Yoncheva, Olesya Petrovak, Piotr Beczala, Placido Domingo;
12:30 p.m.       3 Acts, ends at 4:23 p.m.          Note the change in time.

April 28  –  “Cendrillon”  –  Massenet;  Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Stephanie Blythe, Kathleen Kim; Bertrand de Billy.
12:55 p.m.        4 Acts,  ends at 4:02 p.m.

As previously advised, the next gathering of the Handicraft Group will be on Monday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m.  HOWEVER, make note that the location has changed to Lorraine Haucke’s home, please call or email to advise that you plan to attend.  In addition to members, some of our previous guests will be there. Let Lorraine know the name of the driver to give the guard at the Gatehouse.  Bring your project for a ladies’ fun afternoon.

Kathy Hutchins 

I will continue to collect fabric and yarn that you are not using to take to HomeFront for their Sewing Space program, where it will be put to good use.  If you are interested in seeing the Sewing Space and some of the projects that the clients have made, they would be happy to give you a tour on a Tuesday or Friday.

Marlene Gordon

Bonnie Larson has been arranging monthly get-togethers at various restaurants in the area.  To join the group, call (609-655-2663).

Virginia S. Grossman
Gloria J. Huber

Barbara Johnson’s new address in the March Newsletter should read Apt. I 101   (eye 101)

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.

I’ve hunted near, I hunted far
I even looked inside my car.
I’ve lost my glasses.  I’m in need
To have them now so I can read.
I loudly swear and I curse
Did I leave them in my purse?
Are they behind the sofa, under the bed?
Oh, there they are, on my head!


11:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.


Wine….Pellegino….Soda (Bar)

Field Greens with Sliced Apple, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Cashews, House-Made Vinaigrette

Chicken PIcatta with Capers, Wine, and Lemon Sauce
Vegetarian or Gluten-free Meal 

Green Beans with Roasted Tomato
Infused Rosemary & Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Traditional Dinner Rolls
Phyllo Cup with Lemon Cream & Strawberries
Coffee or Tea (Hot or Iced)

Please fill out the form below and send it with your check made out to:  The Women’s College Club of Princeton and mail it to Marlene Gordon, 39 Slayback Drive, Princeton Junction NJ 08550.

Printed Name _______________________________________Phone_____________________ 

Please reserve _______places at $55.00 each ($25 is tax deductible).

Total $_____________________

Bridge Players:  Names of people at your table



If you do not put the names of the women you want to sit with,

you will sit with non-bridge people.

Meal Selection:  Chicken______________Vegetarian____________


I cannot attend, but here is my gift of $___________toward the Scholarship Fund of the Women’s College Club of Princeton.




Annual Meeting and Luncheon

(click here to print out the form)

Monday May 21, 2018
12 noon
Nassau Room, Princeton Windrows

Dr. Karen Zumbrunn 
will speak and entertain us on the piano with 
“A Tribute to Women Composers”

Luncheon Menu

Gazpacho Soup or Wild Mushroom Soup

Chicken Francaise or Grilled Salmon
Served with Wild Rice and Green Beans
Vegetarian (by request)
Rolls in a Basket

Apple Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee, Tea, Ice Tea or Lemonade

Please complete the form below and send it with your check made out to
The Women’s College Club of Princeton to Nancy Lifland, 900 Hollinshead
Spring Road, F202, Skillman, NJ 08558. Reservations and checks must be
received by May 9th. No reservations after that date. Please reserve early.

Printed name: ___________________________________________________________

Phone number: __________________________________________________________

Printed names of guests: _________________________________________________


Please reserve ___________________ places @ $25.00 each.

Meal Selections (Please fill in the total number requested in each category.)

Soup:  Gazpacho _____              Wild Mushroom Bisque ________

Main Course:   Chicken ________     Salmon ________   Vegetarian ______


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