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WOMEN’S COLLEGE CLUB OF PRINCETON
P. O. BOX 3181
PRINCETON NJ 08540
Wasn’t Richard Eiger a wonderful raconteur at our October 15thgeneral meeting? All those wonderful Golden Books we had and our children had. Beverly Kestenis, Marilyn Schteir and I reminisced about The Pokey Little Puppy.
As some of you know, this is the last year that Mary Frances Stahler will be in charge of hospitality for our general meetings. I hope we can find a group of three members who would take on this job. Think about it and let me know.
And a special shout-out to Dora Bowers, who has quietly and steadfastly helped with the clean-up after our meetings. Dora has been doing this regularly since she joined the club. She is an unsung heroine and needs to be thanked by all of us. While I am at it, thanks also go to Bonnie Larson, who is so willing to pour and greet from her end of the table after the speaker has finished. Both Dora and Bonnie add so much so willingly to making the social part of our meetings go so well. —- Kathy Hutchins
Monday, November 19, 2018 1:00 p.m. All Saints Episcopal Church
A PROUD HERITAGE, AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESENCE IN HOPEWELL VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
The November program of the Princeton Women’s College Club will feature an interesting and important presentation tracing the legacy of slavery in the Sourland Mountains dating back to the Revolutionary War. It will be given by Beverly Mills, Elaine Buck, and John Buck. Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills have researched and written a book “If These Stones Could Talk” which vocalizes not just the hardships and stark realities so many blacks faced as slaves and then “apprentices”, but also to underline the thriving communities and economic contributions of their ancestors. Their research and the hours they spent with local elders led to the preservation of the Stoutsburg Cemetery and formation of the Stoutsburg African-American Museum.
John Buck, is the current President of the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association and President of the Sourland African American Museum located in Skillman, NJ. Mr. Buck is a lifelong resident of Hopewell Borough. He is retired from Princeton University Civil Engineering Department; he is also a member of Heavy and General Labor’s Local 172. He is proud to serve as President to such a distinguished group of African Americans who rose from slavery to being men and women of valor and are now lying in their final resting place at Stoutsburg.
This fascinating collection of stories, song, and visual features should captivate our interest and imagination. As always, guests are welcome. —Barbara Johnson
News clipping: New Home-museum-StoutsburgSourland: Mount Zion AME Church, will be future home of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum.
First Tuesday November 6 is Election Day. The Board will meet instead on Tuesday, November 13, as before at Windrows – hostesses: Janet Reiche and Lorraine Haucke. Meeting begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp, so plan on an early arrival. (Helps with parking, too.)
The last meeting was on October 1st at Lorraine Haucke’s home. In addition to Club members, we enjoyed the company of two guests, Jan Levitt and Loria Lai. As usual, there was too much good “eats”, thanks to the thoughtfulness of Theresa, Jan, and Gloria.
Our next get-together will be on Monday, November 12. Janet Young has graciously offered to host once again. Thank you, Janet. Details: 1:30 p.m. at Janet’s home. Please be sure to contact Janet if you are planning to come.
It would be great if those attending would bring a guest. Looking forward to a good turnout. Since December is full of holidays, the November meeting will likely be the last for 2018. — Lorraine Haucke
The Book Group’s October meeting has been cancelled, since not enough members could locate the book. We shall meet instead on November 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the home of Carol Stawski. Under discussion will be Ethan Cain’s The Palace Thief and Other Stories.
Please call Carol if you will be joining us.
The next meeting of the Book Group will be in January 2019.
November 10, 2018 – MARNIE – Nico Muhly/Nicolas Wright. This is the second opera in a series on which these men have collaborated.
Isabel Leonard, Janis Kelly, Denyce Graves, Iesten Savies, Christopher Maltman; Robert Spano, conductor. 12:55 p.m.
LUNCHING OUT GROUP
Bonnie Larson has been arranging reservations for members at area restaurants each month. If you would like to receive her notices, please contact her.
Bonnie is also the one to contact 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.
CHANGE IN MEMBER’S INFORMATION
Due to a hacking of Kay Bingeman’s computer, Kay has to change her email address. Please ask Kathy Hutchins for Kay’s new email address (Note: The October Newsletter has listed Kay’s email address incorrectly)
UPDATE ON ALISON LONG, A SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Alison has had a beautiful baby girl, Zola Rose, in late June in Utah, and has been busy keeping her healthy and happy.