The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


February 2019 Newsletter

P.O. BOX 3181

It was fun to see so many members Monday, January 14th at the Nassau Club.  More importantly, however, I need to know where Elaine Rafferty got that beautiful reversible red sweater/jacket.  And did you see Kay Bingeman in her wonderful shawl/poncho thingie?  Oh, to be tall and slender.  But I digress.  Looking forward to February, we have David Mulford’s annual President’s Day program to look forward to and the full house he brings, including his wife, Nancy, our newest member as of now.

One of the things I mentioned (to Ruth Eiger at first and then more) was starting a bridge group, if there was enough interest.  I started thinking of players – Nancy Lifland, Joyce Maso, Dixie Kirplani, Ruth Eiger, Mary Frances Stahler, Beverly Crane Dubee, Virginia Wei, and I bet there are others.  If you are interested, please let me know.

And speaking of games, I spoke to Lynda Woods Cleary about Scrabble and how it can be played at a competitive level beyond your living room. I suggested a program possibility for next year, when she could bring other members/players to talk to us.

Lots to look forward to coming up.  In the meantime, think about how you can help the Club’s committees and our April Bridge Benefit.

Kathy Hutchins

Monday, February 18, 2019   1:00 p.m.    All Saints Episcopal Church

David Mulford, who has had a life-long interest in the American presidency, will present an entertaining and well-researched talk on the life of Jimmy Carter.  Rev. Dr. David Mulford has degrees from Colgate University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Drew University.  He has taught adult education classes, Elderhostel classes, and college classes and has spoken to church groups, civic clubs, and retirement communities.

His presentation, “Jimmy Carter, Peanut Farmer to President”, will explore the early life, the rise to power, the presidency, and the amazing long and productive retirement of our 39th president.  A man of deep faith, who shunned the “high life” both during and after his years in the White House, his is a life and a presidency worth reviewing.

We meet at All Saints, just off Terhune Road in Princeton. Guests are always welcome and parking is not a problem.  Refreshments and socializing follow the program.

Barbara Johnson

The Board will meet on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Windrows. Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp, so plan on an early arrival.  (Helps with parking, too.)

For an update, contact Kathy Hutchins (609-430-1565) or

Those who enjoy reading a book a month, (and many read more than that), will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Private Dining Room at Windrows on January 25.  Rosemarie Eckert will be our hostess, so please let her know if you will be sharing your thoughts about Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife, a semi-biographical novel. Please call or email Rosemarie.

February’s reading will be Lloyd Gardner’s The Case that Never Dies.  The hostess has yet to be determined.

FEBRUARY 2, 2019 – CARMEN – Georges Bizet. Clementine Margaine, Aleksandra Kurzak, Roberto Alagna, Alexander Vinogradov; Louis Langree, conductor. 12:55 p.m.

This will be shown at the AMC in Hamilton and at the Regal on Route 1.  Early arrival will ensure better seating.

Bonnie Larson arranges reservations at area restaurants each month.  On February 7, members will meet at a restaurant in the Marketfair shopping center, at 12:30 p.m.  Please let Bonnie know by phone or email by Monday, February 4 if you will be joining the group.

We are again planning a fundraiser at the Present Day Club on April 22, 2019.  Remember the Bridge Benefits, with lunch, which were so successful raising scholarship money? So far, a WHITE ELEPHANT SALE is being organized, courtesy of Janet Young , Mary Ellen Parry, and Doris Tazalaar.

They are gathering gently-used items for which you have no use but which someone else will have fun buying as a “treasure” for a small amount (think yard sale).  No large items or clothing.  Call one of the above people for further information.

If you have bags with handles, such as some stores provide, please donate them to the sale for carrying purchases.

Nancy Mulford
Fay Austin                                                                              
Sarah (Sally) W. Anderson                                                            
Florence Gellman

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.

Keep Tuesday, May 14, 2019 on your calendars for the annual Scholarship Tea.

The Ju family sends a thank you again to the members of the WCCP for the donation to the Ju family  after their house fire January 18, 2017.

While in their temporary apartment home, mother Chowsoon Ju suffered a stroke in March of 2018.  Hospitalized until June and physically fragile, her daughters, who provided care, purchased a home at Princeton Windrows in November 2018 so the family could remain together.

Their new address is 7 Empress Court, Princeton NJ 08540. Home number (609-430-1887).

Daughters Doris, Helen, Jane, and Grace

Beverly Kestenis has been keeping in touch with some of the WCCP Scholarship winners and received letters from several of them:

Cindy Guzman graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor degree in Human Resources, minoring in Business Administration.  She is now Associate Management Specialist with a learning and development team to pipeline talent domestically and globally.

Jelani McMath graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of arts in psychology and minored in care health and society.  She is currently getting her masters degree in counseling psychology at Temple University.

Naiyah Ambros went to Brown University where she majored in Political Science and Modern Culture & Media. She is working in the television/film industry as a Development Assistant at Refinery29, a women’s media company, helping creators produce and sell their shows/films.  She also freelances as a director and producer when she can.

Rebecca Freda majored in International Studies with a minor in Hispanic Studies at Boston College, staying another year to earn a Masters of Science in Accounting.  After graduating, she studied for the Certified Public Accountant exams.  She is now working at Ernst & Young in New York City where she is in the Forensics & Integrity Services division, consulting clients on a wide range of issues.

All of these young women expressed gratitude for the help received from the scholarships given  by the Women’s College Club and gave encouragement to continue our principle objective.


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