The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


March 2020 Newsletter

The Women’s College Club of Princeton

President’s Message 

I am going to keep this President’s Message short and sweet. Attached to this Newsletter is the reservation form for the Monday, April 20th Bridge Benefit at Mercer Oaks Golf Course on Village Road in West Windsor.  This event is our only fundraising event.  I want you all to come and bring friends.  Play games, bid on the silent auction goodies, and check out the White Elephant Table.  Over time I have bought Christmas figures that were Gerry Bowers’, Barbara Johnson bought a pair of my earrings, Joyce Maso bought a safety pin necklace that once graced my wrinkled neck, and the list goes on.  Things may be gone but they are not forgotten!

If you play bridge, bring three friends and make up a table. There will be a prize for the last trick taken with a two.  And there is going to be a big bridge goodies basket in the silent auction.  Play Scrabble and watch how good Lynda Woods Cleary really is.  A contingent from Monroe is playing Mahjong.  Embarrass yourself and play Jax or Strip Poker.  Better yet ask a favorite restaurant or store to donate something.  We have tax receipts ready and waiting for you. Just make sure to come and support our Club. Lorraine Haucke, Gay Culin, Marlene Gordon, and Nora Anaños are working hard to organize this effort.  Janet Young, Mary Ellen Parry, Jan Stout, and Doris Tazelaar are gathering treasures for the White Elephant sale.  If there is any way that you could contribute time, effort, or items, please ask one of us for information.  We are dedicated to making this event a success and fun.  The young women waiting out there for our help with college expenses deserve the best that we can do.

Kathy Hutchins


Monday,  March 16, 1:00 PM
All Saint’s Church

Title:  1940 Elsie the Cow: A Mooving Tale”

Our March program will feature an illustrated lecture, by William Hart, “Elsie the Cow, a Mooving Tale”.  Elsie was one of the ten most popular trademarks of the twentieth century.  She lived and is buried in Plainsboro.  Mr. Hart will describe how Elsie came to be “born” at the 1939-NY world’s fair and how she evolved out of one of many Borden advertising caricatures of the 1930s into the spoke-cow of the Borden Dairy Company.  Mr. Hart will tell how Elsie traveled around the country with two local farm teenagers and earned $10,000,000 in war bonds.  Learn about Elsie’s marriage to Elmer the Bull, the birth of Baby Beulah, and Elsie’s appearance in an MGM film.

Mr. Hart is a Project Manager by vocation and a writer/local historian by avocation.  He is the author of three Arcadia local history books including one called “Plainsboro: Images of America”.  The writing of that book is what led to Mr. Hart’s particular interest in Elsie the Cow. He has spent many hours with local inhabitants who recall the various Elsies who lived in Plainsboro. He lectures on local historical topics of interest.  Mr. Hart and his wife live in Plainsboro.

Barbara Johnson




The Board will meet on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Windrows.  Meetings begin at 10:00 AM sharp.  If you want coffee or tea, come early.




The book group meets at 1:00 P.M. on the last Friday of the month.  For February we will be meeting on February 28 in the Barnhart room on the Terrace level in Windrows.  We are reading The Road from Coorain by Jill Kerr Conway.

For March, we are reading Florence Gordon by Brian Morton. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Bonnie Larson, or 609-655-2663.




On Tuesday, March 24, members will meet at Metro North on Alexander Rd. in Princeton at 12:30 PM.  Please let Bonnie know by Monday, March 16 at the latest, if you will be joining the group by calling 609-655-2663 or email –


Scholarship Luncheon Fundraiser
April. 20, 2020.   11:30 – 3:30
Mercer Oaks, West Windsor



Happy Holidays!  I hope you are all well and keeping warm.  I had a great first semester at Syracuse and I’m looking forward to the next one!  I would not have been able to have these amazing experiences with you.  Thank you!


Ayva O’Kane



We would like to welcome a new member:

Alice Mass




The Board is working on details for the April 20th Benefit.  The new location is the light and spacious ballroom at the Mercer Oaks Golf Course.  All pertinent details are listed on the attached reservation form.  We hope all members and friends sign up so we can have a successful event.  Inquiries can be addressed to Lorraine Haucke 732-213-4139.



The Committee met on January 10th and laid out the rest of its responsibilities for the year.  We updated the application form as needed.  “Ask Letters” were sent out on January 13th to J. Robert Hillier, Murray Peyton, and Laura Marks (family of Marjory White), thanking them for their past support, requesting their support again and extending an invitation to the scholarship tea in May.

We delivered the scholarship packets to the Guidance Counselors at the four schools participating (The Hun School, Princeton Day School, Princeton High School, and Stuart County Day) on January 22nd, requesting that the applications be returned to their offices by March 31st.

The Committee’s work begins again in early April with the interview process and we look forward to our interactions with these very talented young women.

Just a reminder to place on your calendars the May 12th scholarship tea at 3 pm at the home of Ginny Mason, 20 Ridgewood Road, Princeton, New Jersey.

Elaine Rafferty, Scholarship Chair
Alyce  Conlon
Marilyn Shteir
Sandy Stein



Oyster Cracker Snack

  • Mix 1 oz. (1 heaping tablespoon) Hidden Valley Ranch dressing with
  • ¼ c vegetable oil. Pour over
  • 12 oz. plain oyster crackers. Stir to coat.

Bake at 250 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.  (Stir halfway through). Store in an airtight container.

Carol Stokes


Reservation form

2020 AprilBenefit-Reservation Form


for the
Monday, April 20th Bridge Benefit at
Mercer Oaks Golf Course on Village Road
in West Windsor




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