The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


December 2019 Newsletter

The Women’s College Club of Princeton Newsletter
December 2019

President’s Message 

I filled in for our traveling hospitality Chair for the November 18th General Meeting.  I am so impressed by how many women are so willing to bring food and to help set up and to clean up after the meeting.  Over time I have tasted great food, and let’s face it, too much of it.  I remember clearly Mary Lincoln’s wonderful Christmas punches with berries in the frozen ice ring, Barbara Johnson’s deviled eggs, and of late Marlene Gordon has brought a great chocolate confection.  I try to get to the table late so I am not caught eating three things at once.

Last year Mary Reiling brought a banana cake in a wonderful cake carrying container, despite the fact that she could not attend the meeting.  For whatever reason it wasn’t put out and was placed in the freezer for the next meeting.  I worried that the container would disappear so I came back, retrieved the cake/container and brought it home to my freezer.  The cake never made the freezer.  It was and still is one of the great gastronomic experiences of my life.  If Mary brings one this year, make sure you get a piece.  I hope she forgives me.  Bonnie Larson, Helen Ju, and I think it’s time to include recipes in the newsletter.  I hope you agree and I hope Mary will share her recipe.

And thanks so much to all of you who take the time to share your efforts with us all and who get the goodies to the table and clean up after.  Our meetings are so much richer because of you all.

Kathy Hutchins


Monday  December 16,  1:00 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church

Home for the Holidays

John Calkins Villemaire is a versatile vocal performer who has spent much of his time entertaining audiences, lecturing, teaching students and performing with professional opera companies. He is a Carnegie Hall soloist and has received many accolades for his performances from Opera News. His repertoire ranges from classical to musical theatre.

Mr Calkins, as he is known, provides musical programs with themes.  For our December meeting, he will lecture on the holiday music and entertain us with songs appropriate for the season.  His tenor voice will fill the Chapel at All Saints as will ours as we “sing along” with our favorites. Plan to join us and bring guests for this popular program.

Janet Reiche



The Board will meet on Tuesday, December 10, 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, December 6 at the home of Marlene Gordon in West Windsor.  Please RSVP by calling or emailing Marlene.  The book that we are reading is The Japanese Lover.

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



On Thursday, December 12, members will meet at a restaurant on Clarksville Road  at 12:30.  Please let Bonnie know by Tuesday, December 10 at the latest, if you will be joining the group by calling or emailing Bonnie.



Kathy Hutchins organizes trips to various locations during the year.  On December 13, Friday, the group will be going to ArtYard (website: in Frenchtown, followed by lunch and some shopping.  If you are interested in going, please contact Kathy by email or phone.



We are introducing a new column in our newsletter.  Many members have shared great recipes throughout the years and we would like to include some in our newsletter.  If you have a recipe that you would like to share, please send it to Bonnie, to be included in a future newsletter.

Besides recipes, there are many household tips and computer tricks that you might have and want to share.  This is your newsletter and we would like to make it one where we have input from our members.  If you have any tips that you think our members would appreciate, please send them to Bonnie.



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.



We would like to welcome a new member:

Janice Stout (Jan)
Trenton State College
Rider College

The phone number for Lynda Woods Cleary in your new directory is incorrect.



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



Lots of delicious food and desserts and assistance were provided in October by Beverly Kestenis, Elaine Rafferty, Mary Reiling, Janet Reiche, and Janet Young. Many thanks to these members for their generosity.

Lorraine Haucke



Do you have an interest that you think other members would like to participate in it?  We are open to forming new groups and we will publicize them in our newsletter.  If you have any group that you would like to form, please contact Bonnie by email. 






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