The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


October 2019 Newsletter

The Women’s College Club of Princeton Newsletter

President’s Message

In Nora Ananos’ absence at our September 16th general  meeting I used my cell phone to take pictures of the meeting.  They are pretty bad.   Some are too dark; some are much to far away from their subject and I really don’t  know why people close their eyes so much.  I really wish I had taken a better picture of Jim Hecht, our speaker, because he had such an expressive face.  Undaunted, however, I am going to send the pictures on to Helen Ju so she can post some of them on our website.  But I really did get a great picture of Gerry Bowers.  I hope you will take a look at that picture.  It’s a great reminder of the wonderful women who have served this club so well for so long.  Gerry is a former president and one of the first women I met in the Club.  She volunteered to ride with me on the trip to the Mercer Museum, my first outing with the College Club in October 2004. We are supposed to thank veterans for their service to our country.  I’d like to thank Gerry for all her work and efforts for our club over the years and especially for coming to our meetings and reminding us of who we are and have been.

I also want to thank Ruth Eiger for bringing people from Stonebridge when their bus got cancelled. There is a good picture of Ruth.   And while I am at it, take a look at my picture of Connie Loukatos, our new board member.  It’s fabulous.  What a great smile. 

Kathy Hutchins

Monday  October 21, 1:00 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church

Pinelands:  New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness

Albert D. Horner is an award-winning photographer whose images show the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve.  A resident of Medford Lakes, New Jersey, he grew up exploring this unique area.  With his photography he records the “oak and pine forests. Cedar swamps, meandering waterways and native wildflowers that make the Pine Barrens a place like no other.”

The Pinelands includes portions of seven southern New Jersey counties and encompasses over one million acres, 22% of New Jersey’s land area.  It is the largest body of open space on the mid-Atlantic seaboard between Richmond and Boston and is home to dozens of rare plant and animal species.

Al is a Pinelands Preservation Alliance Board member.  He uses his art to advocate on behalf of this ecologically important region.  As he states: “My greatest dream is to capture the beauty of the Pinelands and then have these images help preserve it.”  He will share those images with us as he speaks about this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

Janet Reiche

The Board will meet on Tuesday, October 1, 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, Octobe 31.  The group will discuss the book The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict.  If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Bonnie Larson.

Bonnie Larson arranges reservations at area restaurants each month.  On Tuesday, October 15,  members will meet at Vidalia Restaurant in Lawrenceville at 12 noon.  Please let Bonnie know by Wednesday, October 9 if you will be joining the group by calling 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, or 609-430-1565.

Long time member Anne Bottomley has passed away.  Anne was the hostess for the tea honoring our three World War II veterans and was a great friend of Marge White’s.  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,  so she can send a card representing the College Club.

October 12, 2019– TURANDOT – Puccini;  Christine Goerke, Eleonora Buratto, Roberto Aronica; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor

October 26, 2019– MANON – Massenet;  Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano, Carlo Bosi, Artur Rucinski; Maurizio Benini, conductor

November 9, 2019– MADAMA BUTTERFLY – Puccini;  Hui He, Elizabeth DeShong, Andrea Care, Placido Domingo;  Pier Giorgio Morandi, conductor

November 23, 2019– AKHNATEN – Glass;  J’nai Bridges, Disella Larusdottir, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, Zachary James;  Karen Kamensek, conductor. This is a new production.

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

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



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