2011 - 2012 Kalmia Club Program Archives

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.

September 12, 2011 – Fall Social
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.


October 10, 2011 –  An evening with Director/Producer Karen Mintz
Program Chair – Kate Breuning

When not filming in remote places like the Himalayan country of Bhutan, or completing work on a documentary film about forensic sculptor Frank Bender, Karen likes to take life easy at home in Lambertville.  You didn’t know we have an Emmy award-winning filmmaker living here in town?  Join us for a rare look behind the scenes as Karen discusses her current project, The Recomposer of the Decomposed, a feature-length movie about a real life murder mystery.  Perhaps we can even help solve what People Magazine has called a “cold case.”


November 14, 2011 – Cheryl Leibold, retired archivist at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art
Program Chair – Jean Mihich

Violet Oakley — illustrator, muralist, writer, and pacifist — played a prominent role in the artistic life of Philadelphia for almost half a century. Best known as an illustrator, she was also a mural painter, and stained glass artist. Her greatest achievement was the extensive mural series for the Pennsylvania Capitol. Oakley was a co-founder of several Philadelphia cultural organizations, and in addition was internationally known as a pacifist, and supporter of the League of Nations. Remaining active until her death, she started the “Great Women of the Bible” murals for the First Presbyterian Church of Germantown when she was over seventy years old. This lecture will discuss Oakley’s work as an illustrator in the larger context of her entire career, as well as her association with several other famous illustrators known as the “Red Rose Girls.”

Click here for Violet's suggested reading list!


December 12, 2011 – Holiday Social
Program Chair – Cheryl Cvetan

Happy holidays to all!  Come share in the fun, food and song.  Back by popular demand - Steve Croce.  Share your favorite holiday treat and wish fellow members well.

Please bring a sweet or savory to share.


January 9, 2012 – Book Night with Beverly
Program Chair – Bambi Kuhl

Now that the holidays are over, what better way to return to sanity and reasonable thought than this perennial favorite, moderated by Beverly Leavell.  Come prepared to share a brief synopsis of your favorite read in 2011 and get some excellent suggestions for 2012.

Click here for members' book recommendations!


February 13, 2012 – Annual Juried Art Show at the Coryell Gallery
Program Chairs – Judith Gilpin and Bambi Kuhl with Janet Hunt

The Coryell Gallery Show is one of the most popular of the year and we are happy to invite Club members to a private Art Preview of the prestigious Annual Juried Show.   Owner and curator (and Kalmia member) Janet Hunt will discuss the current show.  This is always a fun event, with all the glitter (and wine) of a private gallery in Soho.  So feel free to bring your significant other for a winter evening.  You just might find something for that blank wall in your house.

Please note: this meeting is held at the Coryell Gallery.


March 12, 2012 – Linda Kenyon as Julia Child
Program Chair – Benedetta Lambert

Actress Linda Kenyon returns to Kalmia, this time as Julia Child. If you enjoyed her as Eleanor Roosevelt, you won't want to miss this entertaining program based on the memoirs of Julia Child.


April 9, 2012 – Stangl: New Jersey’s Most Collectible Pottery, Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Program Chair – Fran Gdowski

Founded in the early part of the twentieth century in Flemington, Stangl Pottery developed a nationwide following with showrooms in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Known for its artware and hand-painted dinnerware, Stangl has become highly collectible since the factory closed in 1978.  Peter Meissner, recognized as the leading authority on the early artware and currently one of the co-presidents of the Stangl Collector’s Club, will speak about the history of the pottery, its art ware and dinnerware designs, the designers, and will include numerous examples of the pottery produced by the company.  He has collected Stangl for over 20 years and in 2009-2010 exhibited part of his collection at the Trenton City Museum.  Peter welcomes Kalmia members to bring their Stangl pieces to the meeting for him to discuss after the lecture.


May 14, 2012 - Alice Paul: New Jersey's Heroine for Equality
Program Chair – Kate Breuning

Though in 1922 the New York Times called her "one of the twelve most famous women in the United States," Alice Paul has been largely ignored by history. She was the architect of some of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century, including he Equal Rights Amendment in 1923. Learn about this New Jersey native whose legacy lives on to inspire others who struggle for social justice. Presented by the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel, NJ.


June 11, 2012 – Summer Social and Installation of Officers
Program Chairs:  Officers and Trustees

It’s time to bid adieu to this term’s officers and welcome the new administration.  Gather once more before the lazy, hazy days of 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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