2013 - 2014 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 9, 2013

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.

Fashioning Beauty: Evolution of the Ideal
Monday, October 14, 2013

Program Chair: Jean Mihich

Kristina Haugland, Assistant Curator of Textiles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is our speaker on this intriguing topic. Since the fourteenth century, when fashion cycles began in Europe, each era has developed a group aesthetic that reflects prevailing artistic and social ideals. What is considered beautiful and accepted as the desired and "natural" body is dependent on this particular aesthetic, which influences everything from great art to erotic fantasies. This illustrated talk discusses the evolution of these ideals, which have encompassed amazing changes such as that from curvaceous hourglass figure of the Victorians to today's emaciated supermodels.

Holistic Lifestyle in an Eco Village
Monday, November 11, 2013

Program Chair: Sue Fox

Ute Arnold, MFA, is a holistic Body-Psychotherapist, artist, author, and co-founder of a newly-forming self-sustainable EcoVillage. Ute will demonstrate and discuss how Holism affects well-being on personal levels and then radiates into the EcoVillage and the larger community. Her work focuses on the integration of body, mind, emotions, spirit, creativity, and the Healing Forces of Nature.

Holiday Spectacular
Monday, December 9, 2013

Program Chair: Suzanne Padilla

It's December – the holidays are approaching – time for another Holiday Extravaganza. Come share good food, talk with friends, sing along with Steve Croce, and maybe catch your breath before diving into the holidays.
Please bring a sweet or savory to share.

Book Night with Beverly
Monday, January 13, 2014

Program Chair: Flo Friedman Hurwitz

Click here for this year's book list!

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.

Ain't I a Woman? An Evening with Sojourner Truth performed by Dr. Daisy Century
Monday, February 10, 2014

Program Chair: Kate Breuning

In recognition of Black History Month actor, scholar and educator Dr. Daisy Century will portray the women's rights activist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth. Dr. Century brings to life a woman undeterred by incredible obstacles that included rape, slavery and beatings. This powerful performance will explore the twin goals of racial and gender parity espoused by Sojourner, as she traveled the country in the mid-19th century preaching about the intertwined causes of abolition and women's rights.

International Women's Day: Empowering Women - Women Explorers Following a Different Path
Monday, March 10, 2014

Program Chairs: Judith Gilpin, Karen Anderson, Benedetta Lambert

Think you know your fellow Kalmia members? Tonight's speakers will surprise you: One is an international philanthropist, one is a world traveler, a third took a germ of an idea and, in addition to her regular job, "works" as a fundraiser helping others, and our fourth is a secret drama enthusiast who now leads groups of friends to learn more about Broadway plays. Monthly meetings aren't always long enough to get to know new members and vice versa. So come discover the secret passions of these four Kalmia members who took a step off the normal career path. They will entertain you; they may inspire you to explore new worlds of your own.

Kate Winslow and Guy Ambrosino – "Coming Home to Sicily"
Monday, April 14, 2014

Program Chair: Lynn Marra

In 2009, Kate Winslow and photographer Guy Ambrosino spent almost a year in Italy working at the famed Anna Tasca Lanza School of Sicilian Cooking. As Kate cooked with the school's owner, Guy spent his days roving the estate documenting the family's age-old farming and preserving processes. From that life-changing experience came a cookbook, "Coming Home to Sicily: Seasonal Harvests and Cooking," written by Kate and Fabrizia Lanza with photographs by Guy. Upon their return to the States, the couple settled in Lambertville and continue to work together on various cookbook and food-related projects. They will share their experiences as well as some traditional Sicilian dishes featured in the book.

Ellen Cahill – The Art of Listening
Monday, May 12, 2014

Program Chair: Roberta Hurley

You may think you're a "good listener," but did you know that there is not only an art to listening, but listening well has a direct impact on your choices, actions, success and happiness? Ellen Cahill, President of Leaps & Bounds: Pathways to Success, LLC, will provide an interactive, educational, fun, learning experience for us to assess how well we listen. She will also suggest strategies to immediately help grow your personal and professional listening skills.

Summer Social and Installation of Officers
Monday, June 9, 2014

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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