Club In Action

WEARING BLUE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS

Club members wear blue to support HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY on January 11, 2023. From left to right: Sue Bednarek, JoDee Megeath, Marie Wilkins, Club Vice President Terry Beck, Sue Geraldi, Club Secretary Renee Cybul, and Club President Rose Wick.

Welcome Gail Harter

The Princeton Women's Club is proud to add Gail Harter as one of our new members. Pics show her swearing-in ceremony at our meeting on Wednesday. Vice President Terry Beck is welcoming Gail with an official members' pin. Congratulations to Gail! We are happy to have you as a member!

Bringing Holiday Cheer

Holiday spirits shine brighter when you give of yourself. The Princeton Women's Club is always looking for ways to give to others, help where needed, and make someone's life a little bit brighter. On Saturday, Dec. 10 the pictured club members delivered handmade Pinecone Christmas trees (in mini flower pots) and hand-crafted Christmas cards to our friends at Martha's Assisted Living in Princeton. Residents were delighted with their own special "tree". Members from left to right: Renee Cybul, Mary Hatfield, Rose Wick, Sue Geraldi, Marie Wilkins, JoDee Megeath, and Jenny Stelzner.

Holiday Party 2022

Members of the Women's Club enjoyed a wonderful holiday party this evening to celebrate our friendships during this festive season. A table full of hors d' oeuvres and a table of delicious desserts made for a yummy beginning to the evening. The evening continued with a Socks/Gift Exchange (the socks were filled with all sorts of interesting items), as the club secretary read "The Wright Family Christmas" - a story is read and each time the words "right" or "left" were read the gift being held had to be passed in that direction. It was an evening of camaraderie, giggles, and holiday spirit.



Christmas Crafts

Princeton Women's Club spent a Saturday afternoon making mini pine cone Christmas trees (in mini flower pots) for our friends at Martha's Assisted Living facility in Princeton. We will meet with them next week to gift the residents these cute little trees. Member crafters present were Renee Cybul, Terry Beck, Chris Goulet, Vicky Kearns Evans, Mary Fritsch, and Gail Harter. Thanks to member Leann Holland for spray painting the little flower pots.

Christmas in Princeton 2022

The Princeton Women's Club has the holiday spirit! Several members walked in the Princeton Christmas Parade this evening. We even had an adorable mascot - Lola, the Havadoodle in her Christmas dress. We had fun representing the club in the parade, and the spectators enjoyed the candy we tossed out to them.

Thanksgiving Pie sale

Fun time Learning to Crochet

Sue Bednarek gave crochet lessons at Chris Kopfle Stoffler Goulet house. Some of the ladies learned a new skill. It was a fun night. We forgot to take pictures during the morning session. Sue Geraldi and Vicky Kearns Evans joined Chris and me for an enjoyable morning session. Would be fun to do this again.

Donation to the Christine Ann Center

Members Jenny Stelzner, Rose Wick , Sue Bednarek, and Renee Cybul presented the many items donated to the Christine Ann Center in Oshkosh to representative Sandra (pictured far left). Items were donated by Princeton Women's Club members and residents of local communities. The Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services (CADASI) operates a 37 bed emergency shelter for individuals and families needing safety and shelter from an abusive situation. This is the only agency providing comprehensive domestic violence programs and services to communities in Winnebago and Green Lake Counties.

Welcome New Members

Congratulations to Barb Dettman and JoDee Megeath for being sworn in as "official" Princeton Women's Club members. Both Barb and JoDee have been outstanding members and we are happy to make it official!

Holiday Card Making

Several members participated in a Christmas Card Making event last night. Each member made 3 different cards. We all had so much fun! Thank you to our wonderful teacher, Judy Arawinko, for providing the materials and directions (and a lot of encouragement) to make this another fun evening of card making. So interesting to see how different each of the cards were. Each member is donating one card to a resident at Martha's Assisted Living as part of our Christmas/Holiday event.

Princeton Women's Club members had fun participating in the Trick or Treat on Water St event.

State Club President Nancy Dickman Guest at our October Meeting


GFWC-WI State President Nancy Dickman was a guest at our monthly meeting on October 5, 2022. Nancy's presentation included a lot of very useful information about the club itself, including the 4 Fs (Firm, Fair, Forward-Thinking, Friendly), and strategies for working collegially as a club, among many important and pertinent ideas for a successful club. In the picture to the left, Princeton Women's Club officers shared a photo with Nancy Dickman(from left to right - Terry Beck (Vice President), Rose Wick (President), Nancy Dickman (State President), Jenny Stelzner (Treasurer), and Renee Cybul (Secretary).


Harvest Faire September 18, 2022

Club members JoDee Megeath and Terry Beck at the Princeton Harvest Faire selling our cookbooks, birdseed wreaths, and "scrubbies".

Donation to the Princeton Public Library

At the September 7, 2022, meeting, members of the Princeton Women's Club presented a check to Laura Skalizky, library director, for the library Garden Project.

FLEA MARKET FOOD BOOTH

August 6, 2022

Club ladies served up brats, burgers, dogs, and a delicious strawberry pretzel dessert at the Flea Market Food Booth. Despite the heat, we had a great time.


Visit at the Princeton Historical Society July 2022

The Princeton Women's Club was invited to attend an event at the Princeton Historical Society that featured vintage wedding attire. Light refreshments were served as guests meandered through the wonderful pieces of wedding history. Members enjoyed finding books from our club's past among the other exhibits.

Card Making Class

Princeton Women's Club members had a wonderful time making greeting cards with our "teacher", Judy Arawinka. Lots of fun, lots of creativity, and wonderful end products. Members are looking forward to making Christmas Cards next.

June 22, 2022

Rose Wick, Mary Lou Neubauer and Sue Bednarek had the pleasure of talking to a group of 7-12 year olds at summer school class called "Kind Kids".

Members talked to the kids about the history of the club (we have been serving the community for 105 years), some of the projects we have done and the importance of volunteering even if it is only something that may seem small. The kids also shared with us some of the things that they have been doing to help others.

June 1st, 2022

At our June meeting, the club presented out going President, Sue Geraldi and Vice President, Tracy Ebert planters as a show of appreciation for their services.

A Blackout poem broadside created by Dr. Steve Bellin-Oka, the first poet-in-residence at Ripon College, was presented to Laura Skalitzky, Library Director of the Princeton Library, where it will be displayed. The club also presented a check to Laura for the library.

Jenny Stelzner.and Renee Cybul show off picture that they entered in the members Photo Contest.

Bike Safety May 21, 2022

The Princeton Women's Club along with the Princeton Public Schools, the City of Princeton, and the Green Lake County Department of Health and Human Services sponsored the bike safety event on May 21, 2022. Each child received a helmet and a water bottle in a backpack. They could have their bike inspected and then ride the obstacle course. Two lucky children won bikes that were donated. Hot dogs and chips were served. Two bikes were given away! Congratulations to Mason Berndt, Winner of the '90s GT Interceptor BMX bike, and Morgan Westfield, winner of the girl's 22-inch mountain bike.

Spring Fling May 5th, 2022

Installation of the

2022-2024

GFWC-WI Princeton Women's Club Officers

Left to Right: Treasurer Jenny Stelzner, Secretary Renee Cybul, Vice President Terry Beck, and President Rose Wick

Easter Cheer for our friends at Martha's

President-elect Rose Wick along with Treasurer Jenny Stelzner stopped by Martha's Assisted Living on Water St in Princeton to drop off some Easter flowers and a few chocolate bunnies for the residents to enjoy.

Just-For-Fun Dot Mandala Craft Night

The Princeton Women's Club just-for-fun Dot Mandala craft night led by Princeton Library Director Laura Skalitzky.

It was a relaxing craft and those in attendance enjoyed painting on various objects using the Dot Mandala method.

" Crisis/Getaway Bags" for the Christine Ann Center.

Pictured below are some members of our club working on Crisis/Getaway Bags for the Christine Ann Center in Oshkosh. Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services (CADASI) operates a 37-bed emergency shelter for individuals and families needing safety and shelter from an abusive situation. The bags lovingly created by our members will provide a much-needed item for women/families in crisis due to domestic abuse.

Al Detjen presents check for February Roundup

Al Detjen owner of Detjen's Piggly Wiggly presented a check to the Princeton Women's Club on Saturday, March 5, 2022 for February Roundup.

Memorial Gift & Valentine's Day Treats

Jenny Stelzner, club treasurer, along with club members presented a $50.00 check to Laura Skalizky, library director, in memory of Ruth Hebbe a 17 year member who passed away unexpectedly on January 26, 2022.

Two cookbooks were purchased from the money the club donated. Ruth was a collector of cookbooks.

Then it was over to Martha's Assistant Living Home to take Valentines to the residents.


Holiday fun at December’s meeting

Members had fun at our December meeting. We welcomed 3 of 4 new members in a candlelight ceremony, followed by a White Elephant gift exchange with the "Right Family" story - a fun way to pass the gifts around until the final direction is given.

Poinsettias for Martha's for Christmas

Members and some Princeton Middle School band members surprised our friends at Martha’s Residence Home with festive poinsettia plants to help bring the holidays to them. We purchased the poinsettias from the band’s fundraiser.

Christmas in Princeton Craft Fair 2021

Holiday Bounty Craft Faire at the Princeton school, where members sold cookbooks, birdseed wreaths, pies, scrubbies and so much more.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale 2021

Thank you to all that came out to support the Princeton Women’s Club Pie Sale.

A HUGE thank you to all the wonderful ladies who baked and donated pies for the sale.

Assembling Thanksgiving Baskets for those in need - November 2021


Donations for the Christine Ann Center 2021

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Princeton Women’s Club set up a donation box at the Princeton Library in support of the Christine Ann Center in Oshkosh by providing items of need. On November 4th Alicia Gehrig from the Christine Ann Center came to pick up the donation box. Pictured below is Alicia Gehrig with club member Marie Wilkins. Thank you to all who donated.

Halloween Treats for Martha's

Halloween baskets for Martha’s Residence Home in Princeton.

Thank you to all the members who donated goodies for the baskets and a special

Thank You to Mary Fritsch who put them together.

Volunteer and give from your heart to make a difference in your community!

Trick or Treat on Water Street 2021

We had a fun time handing out candy to Trick or Treaters on Friday, October 22 during this annual community event.

Members enjoyed dressing up in Halloween attire for this event.

Flea Market June 12, 2021

Dedication of Benches for Beautification of Princeton

Dedication Day for "Benches for Beautification of Princeton" – one rainbow bench for the Main Library and one “Read” bench for the Kids Little Library. The “Read” bench was built and donated by Harlan and Monica Barkley of Markesan and painted by Club Secretary Renee Cybul.

The rainbow bench was refurbished and painted by Club member Mary Fritsch and her fiancé, Ron Hatfield.

The Club is hoping Princeton residents and visitors will utilize the benches to rest, relax, people watch, or read.


Gardeners at Work Around Town

Rivers & Lakes Spring Meeting 2021

Thank You to the Ice Bowl

The Women’s Club would like to thank The Ice Bowl owners – member Elizabeth Barzyk and her husband Keith, for their donation of $242 to the Club. Elizabeth and Keith have a “piggy bank” set out in their ice cream shop on a monthly basis and many wonderful people contributed to the Club when our month was designated. It is much appreciated by the Club and its members. Pictured are (from left to right) Elizabeth Barzyk (Owner/member), Tracy Ebert (Club V.P.), Renee Cybul(Club Secretary) and Sue Geraldi (Club President).

Cape for Kids - Junior's Special Project May 2021

Planting Pinwheel Garden for Child Abuse Awareness April 2021

Easter Pie & Baked Goods Sale 2021

Easter Basket for our friends at Martha's Residence Home 2021

Valentines for our friends at Martha's Residence Home 2021

Pinecone Christmas Trees for our Friends at Martha's Residence Home

December 2020

Pie Sale & Other Baked Goods November 2020

Bike Rack City Park September 3, 2020

Valentines for Martha's Residence Home February 2020

Snowflakes and Christmas Presents for Martha's Residence Home 2019

Christmas in Princeton Parade on Water Street 2019

Rivers & Lakes Fall District Meeting at Wisconsin's Own Library Ripon College

November 2019

Volunteers Making a Difference

Residents of Martha's Residence Home

October 2019

Trick or Treat on Water Street 2019

Club President Sue Geraldi & Vice President Tracy Ebert (top) handed out candy in Cats and Mummies made by member Sue Bednarek