2014 - 2015 Kalmia Club Member Programs

Meetings are held September through June, on the second Monday of each month, at 7:15 p.m. at the Kalmia Club House, 39 York Street, Lambertville, unless otherwise noted. For information on membership, please visit our membership page.

Fall Social
Monday, September 8, 2014

Program Chairs: Officers and Trustees

Welcome back! Time to catch up with those you haven't seen all summer, pick up the new yearbook read about the terrific programs coming up, find out who your fellow committee members are and meet new members.
Please bring a sweet or savory to share.

Tim Krepp: Ghostly Tales of the Capitol
Monday, October 13, 2014

Program Chair: Jacque Cooper

Ghost stories are among our best preserved folk tales. They provide a portal into the past and insight into those who did amazing things - both before and after their lives. Tim Krepp, author of Capitol Hill Haunts and Ghosts of Georgetown, will share creepy tales of the spirits and phantoms (both men and women) that continue to haunt our nation's capital and its environs

Gary and Amy Manoff
Monday, November 10, 2014

Program Chair: Cheryl Cvetan

Gary and Amy Manoff began farming on Comfort Road in Solebury in 1984. The land is preserved through Heritage Conservancy. The orchard uses the most efficient and environmentally sound methods available for keeping crops growing. Hear them speak about what it takes to sustain this wonderful farm!

Holiday Spectacular
Monday, December 8, 2014

Program Chair: Suzanne Padilla

It's December - the holidays are approaching - time for another Holiday Spectacular. This is an annual tradition which will be chaired, once again, by Suzanne Padilla with the help of her dedicated members. Come share good food, talk with friends, sing along with Steve Croce and his band, and maybe catch your breath before diving into the holidays.
Please bring a sweet or savory to share.

Book Night with Beverly
Monday, January 12, 2015

Program Chair: Susan Fox

A long-standing, post-holiday tradition, past president Beverly Leavell will moderate an evening during which members share their favorite books. Please limit your selections to two books.

Carol Heffler, The Fun of Singing
Monday, February 9, 2015

Program Chair: Polly Anderson

Carol Heffler is a professional singer, pianist and songwriter. Her credits include opening for the Mercer Ellington Orchestra, singing backup for Richie Havens, and being awarded Best Female Jazz Vocalist by the International Association of Jazz Educators. Carol will prepare us for singing through relaxation exercises and breathing techniques. She will sing, and then we will all sing, favorites from the '40s to the '70s.

International Women's Day: "Empowering Women - Women Explorers Following a Different Path
Monday, March 9, 2015

Program Chairs: Cindy Williamson, Judith Gilpin

Prepare to be inspired by two long-standing Club members who are not content to stay inside the box: Suzanne Padilla and Cheryl Cvetan.

To mark her 50th birthday Suzanne hiked what is called a "Colorado 14er" - a mountain over 14,000-feet tall. So exhilarated by her feat, she took on Mt. Whitney in California and then hiked Peru's Macchu Picchu. For her 65th birthday she scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro. Says Suzanne, "The secret is the journey - and the empowerment that it gives me along with a good shot of self-esteem and an identity that is NOT mom, wife and grandmother."

Being a natural-born fundraiser and networker led Cheryl to volunteer her skills at Prevention, Education, Inc. (PEI), a local Mercer County area charity founded in 1985 to maintain a safe environment for all children. Cheryl's fundraising committee has raised more than $50,000 help prevent child assault, sexual abuse, bullying, gang culture and cyber violence. Learn how she leverages her networks to help raise funds for this worthy charity.

Cathy Snyder, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue
Monday, April 13, 2015

Program Chair: Ute Arnold

Local community activist Cathy Snyder will reveal the hidden face of local hunger and food-insecurity in our predominantly affluent community. Then she will share her passion for providing balanced and nutritious food choices to the neediest among us. Her vision became reality in 2009 when she founded Rolling Harvest Food Rescue. Through its distribution network of dedicated volunteers, 178,000 pounds of nutritious food has been delivered to those in need since it was founded just five years ago.

Jennifer Parratt, Hunterdon Healthcareg
Monday, May 11, 2015

Program Chair: Jean Mihich

Learn about Hunterdon Healthcare System's plans to build a new Phillips-Barber Family Health Center that will include Integrative Medicine modalities, like Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage and stress reduction along with other "nonconventional" medical treatments. The presentation will include Chinese herbal medicine demonstrations by Tamara Berisha, an experienced acupuncturist, as well as a Q&A session.

Summer Social and Installation of Officers
Monday, June 8, 2015

Program Chairs: Officers and Trustees

It's time to bid farewell to this term's officers and welcome the new administration. We gather once more before the summer hiatus for the summer social, announcement of scholarship award recipients and installation of new officers and trustees.
Please bring a sweet or savory to share.


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