2002 - 2003

Below are the speakers and events from the 2002-2003 Kalmia Club program.

September 9, 2002
Fall Social at the Kalmia Clubhouse

Fall kickoff social event to meet and greet members, learn of upcoming programs, receive your new yearbook, bring an appetizer, finger food to share. Hosted by the Officers and Trustees. Co-chaired by Sherry Baker and Mila Montemayor, Tekla Hallanan, Debbie Closson.

October 14, 2002
Behind the Scenes at PBS

For forty years, Thirteen/WNET New York has produced some of the most beloved and memorable programs in television history. Paula Kerger, Vice President and Station Manager, will give us an inside look behind the scenes at what it takes to bring these wonderful stories to our television screens. As the nation's flagship public television station, Thirteen/WNET reaches millions of viewers each week with programs that entertain, enlighten and educate. Ms. Kerger is responsible for managing the broadcast station, as well as overseeing external and governmental relations. Under her stewardship, the station has completed the largest endowment campaign ever undertaken by a public television station.

November 11, 2002
Parkside Orchids

Parkside Orchid Nursery in Ottsville, PA is committed to providing the highest quality orchid plants, the support services necessary to assist the "orchidist" in successfully growing and enjoying their plants, and ongoing educational programs to enhance understanding and knowledge about orchids, their culture and conservation. Tom Purviance and John Salventi have been seriously involved in the orchid industry for more than twelve years. Tom and John will have orchids for sale at the meeting.

December 9, 2002
Holiday Celebration

A sextet from the New Hope Solebury Chamber Choir will bring Yuletide cheer to our holiday party.

January 13, 2003
Book Discussion

Our own Marueen Ammarati will coordinate a book discussion. The following selections will be reviewed: Lazy B by Sandra Day O’Connor, Object Lessons by Anna Quindlen, The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day and Excellent Women by Barbara Pym.

February 10, 2003
The Annual Juried Art Show at the Coryell Gallery

**Please note: This meeting will be held at the Coryell Gallery**
It is a real treat to view this exhibition without the crowd. Some of Pennsylvania and New Jersey's best art is shown at Janet Hunt’s gallery. Come and satisfy your inner soul!
Due to inclement weather, this program was canceled. However, Coryell Gallery has invited the Kalmia Club to a Wine and Cheese Party on Friday, March 7th. Click Here for more information.

March 10, 2003
Sally Stang of the Copper Penny Singing Group

Sally Stang of Lambertville has performed in several concerts including musical revues at Odette's Restaurant. She is a member of the Copper Penny singing group. Along with her musical colleagues, Sally has put together a surprise musical revue for members of the Kalmia Club.

April 14, 2003
Holly Black, Writing and Publishing

This young author's first book is being published by Simon & Shuster and will be launched in October, 2002. She will share her childhood experiences of growing up in New Jersey which led her to the inspiration of the folklore in her novel, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale. She will discuss writing the book, the road to acceptance, and what it takes to get from manuscript to finished product.

May 12, 2003
Roses in the Landscape, Dave Thomson of Longwood Gardens

Guest speaker Dave Thomson, Director of Volunteer Services at Longwood in Kennett Square, Pa. with Kalmia's Hidden Garden Tour Chairperson, Sara Burns, chat about gardening after his presentation on Monday, May 19th at the Kalmia Club. Mr. Thomson's talk was on Roses in the Landscape and in which he shared with members the three secrets to successful rose care was, "hardwork, that is applied on a regular basis and luck". He told members,in his opening lines, that gardening was "an annual repetition of mundane tasks". Mr. Thomson was a charming, informative lecturer and supplied members with lots of other helpful hints to successful gardening.

June 9, 2003
Kalmia Summer Social Event



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