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March 2019 Newsletter

WOMEN’S COLLEGE CLUB OF PRINCETON
P.O. BOX 3181
PRINCETON NJ 08540
MARCH 2019

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

David Mulford charmed and informed us once again today. His wonderful talks about the presidents are the highlight of the winter and the early harbinger of spring.  And spring means the April Benefit!  This year’s benefit is on Monday, April 22nd at the Present Day Club from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Once again I want to remind one and all that this is our only fundraiser and very, very important to our effort to acknowledge the outstanding young women graduating from Princeton High School, Hun School, Princeton Day School, and Stuart Country Day.  We are NOT raising the price of the benefit ($55) from last year, despite the fact that our costs will be higher because Present Day Club no longer does the catering.

The sign-up for our benefit is attached.  Please come, bring friends, bid on our Silent Auction, make a contribution.  By popular demand, the White Elephant sale is back, with Mary Ellen Parry, Janet Young, and Doris Tazelaar in charge.  Bonnie Larson will be the cashier…what more could you want!  We need all your help and effort this year, seriously.  This is what we are about and we need you. Please let the committee know if you would work on the Silent Auction by soliciting a favorite restaurant or venue for a gift card, make a theme basket of goodies, or plunk down a lot of cash as a contribution!  The committee members are Carol Stawski, Gay Culin, Lorraine Haucke, Nora Ananos, Connie Loukatos, Mary Frances Stahler, Elia Mackenzie, and Marlene Gordon.

Kathy Hutchins

GENERAL MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019     1:00 P.M. ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH  

INNOVATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

prof_espenshadeThomas J. Espenshade, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus at Princeton University, will speak about the New Jersey Families Study, “How do families build skills in their pre-school children and help them get ready to learn?”  With the use of an “innovative video ethnography” in homes, the study is able to witness interactions between parents and children and collect valuable data particularly linked to cognitive and social-emotional development.

Dr. Espenshade graduated from the College of Wooster and received a Master’s degree from Yale University.  He completed his Doctorate at Princeton University.  Following professorships at Bowdoin College, Florida State University, and Brown University, as well as the Urban Institute, he returned to Princeton University in 1991.  During his tenure there, he served as Chair of the Department of Sociology. Currently, he is a Senior Scholar with the Rank of Professor at the Office of Population Research, Princeton University.

Guests are always welcome.

Janet Reiche

BOARD MEETING

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

ANNUAL BRIDGE BENEFIT/GAMES LUNCHEON

WE SHALL NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESS
NEEDED:

WHITE ELEPHANT SALE:  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).  Call Janet Young, Doris Tazelaar, or Mary Ellen Parry to arrange pick-up, or to take to the March general meeting.

SILENT AUCTION:  With one or two other members, put together a basket with a theme, list what is inside, and the value of your offering.

Another Idea:  Ask for a gift certificate at your favorite store, beauty parlor, or tradesman.  Any member of the committee can supply you with a copy of our tax-exempt paper.

When you have a donation to offer, please call or email Carol Stawski and let her know what it is: the donor or theme, and the amount of the donation, so that a card can be made on which the members can write their bids.

YOU WILL FIND A RESERVATION FORM ON THE LAST PAGE OF THIS NEWSLETTER TO COMPLETE,  TO LET US KNOW YOU WILL BE THERE.

For a single sheet printable PDF form, click on this  Reservation Form.

BOOK GROUP

Our readers will meet on March 28 to share ideas about Ben McIntyre’s The Napoleon of Crime.

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 by phone or email.

SUNSHINE LADY

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.

OPERA LOVERS

March 2, 2019 – LA FILLE DU REGIMENT – Gaetano Donizetti;  Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena, Stephanie Blythe, Maurizio Muraro;  Enrique Mazzola, conductor.  12:55 p.m. This is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna.

March 30, 2019 – DIE WALKURE – Richard Wagner;  Christine Goeerke, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stuart Skelton, Jamie Barton, Greer Grimsley, Gunther Groissbock;  Phillippe Jordan, Conductor.  12:00 p.m. This is the second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, where mortal twins lead Brunnhilde on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity.

NEW MEMBERS

Nancy G. Manning
Rosalind  (Roz) Compain

REMINDER

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

SAD NEWS,:  Doris Brinster, who was our president 2002 – 2003, has died.

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Reservation Form

APRIL FUNDRAISER – MONDAY APRIL 22nd 2019
PRESENT DAY CLUB – 72 STOCKTON STREET
11:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

MENU

Baby Mesclun Salad with Sliced Apple, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Pecans, and Pear Vinaigrette

Chicken Marsala with Wild Mushrooms
or
Eggplant Rollatini
or
Tofu with Sesame Sauce

All served with Haricot verts with slivered carrots

Garlic mashed potatoes

Coffee/Tea/Decaf

Lemon Squares with Raspberries

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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____________   Eggplant____________   Tofu____________

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

RESERVATIONS AND CHECKS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARLENE
BY MONDAY, APRIL 15.

NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A RESERVATION.  THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

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