The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


November 2019 Newsletter

President’s Message 

One of the things that got lost in the shuffle of the annual meeting, the end of our year, and the summer is the departure of Josephine Ondetti to Portland, Oregon, where she will be  closer to her family.  We all surely think of Josephine as the gracious and generous hostess of the College Club’s new members’ teas.  Her personal style and welcoming house provided just the right atmosphere for us all to gather to meet our “newbies” even if they had been among us for almost a year or indeed more.  And those wonderful rooms and all that food!  I first met Josephine when Barbara Johnson (then Club president), Jane Coda and I went to visit her to try to persuade her be president. We failed.  I fell in love with all her wonderful china and that wonderful room in the back off the kitchen where in the future I would have so  much trouble getting up from that all enveloping sofa!  And she had such style, wonderful hair and was always so glad to see you… “Hello, Darlink.”   I have her address and would be happy to share it.

New members, however, still need to be welcomed and made to feel how important they are to us all.  Consequently, we will be spending our January breakfast gathering at the Nassau Club on Monday, January 13th, making sure that all our new members feel at home and hopefully they will share some their history and interests with us.

Kathy Hutchins


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

A Debut Author’s Journey:  From Concept to Cover 

Maureen Reid will discuss the road she traveled in publishing her first novel titled Becoming Herself.  Combining humor with thoughtful introspection, she will share her story of how to turn into a debut author after enjoying a successful career managing colleges, corporations and international law firms.  Following a synopsis of the novel, Maureen will share her experiences on how she is learning to navigage in this new world.  She just sat down and started to tell a story.

Maureen believes that women can do anything they want, once they put their minds to it.  It is the message that resonates in her book.

Barbara Johnson



The Board will meet on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Windrows.  Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp, so plan on an early arrival. (Helps with parking, too.)



Those who enjoy reading a book a month, (and many read more than that), will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1 at the home of Florence Gellman in Windrows. Please RSVP by calling Florence.  The group will discuss the book The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict.

The next book that we are going to read is The Japanese Lover.  Copies of this book will be distributed to members at the meeting on November 1.

If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Bonnie Larson.



On Monday, November 11, members will meet at KC Prime Restaurant on Quakerbridge Rd at 12 noon. Please let Bonnie know by Wednesday, November 6 if you will be joining the group by calling or emailing Bonnie.



Kathy Hutchins organizes trips to various locations during the year.  Kathy has several trips that she is currently arranging.  To find out more about the trips that Kathy has planned, please contact Kathy at widowh@hotmail.comor 609-430-1565.



We are very sorry to report that Frieda Gilvarg passed away on Thursday, October 10.  Frieda was one of the club’s World War II veterans.  She was energetic, brave,, and a force of nature.  Kathy Hutchins will let you know about services for her as soon as she learns of them.



Bonnie Larson is the one to contact if you know of a member who has been ill or who has lost a family member.  Contact Bonnie by phone or email,  so she can send a card representing the College Club.



We are pleased to welcome a new member:
Jean Kline

She attended Lycoming College, Rider University


When you get your new directory, please make the following correction:

Barbara Johnson
900 Hollingshead Spring Rd. Apt l101
Skillman, NJ 08558




New members are always welcome.  If you know someone who wishes to join the Women’s College Club of Princeton, please contact Nancy Lifland, 609-759-3497 or



A new membership directory will be given out at the October general meeting.  If you do not receive it at the meeting, a copy will be mailed to you.



Many thanks to the following members for the delicious sandwiches, desserts and assistance at the Sept. 16th meeting:  Nancy Dawn Hones, Reba Lippincott, Virginia Wei, Jackie Bloom, Janet Young, Bonnie Larson and Gertrude Healy.

Lorraine Haucke




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