YWCA Princeton Area Newcomers & Friends

YWCA Princeton Area Newcomers & Friends

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GOVERNANCE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
For over 60 years, YWCA Princeton Area Newcomers & Friends  has welcomed people to our community from around the world, nation and state.

You don’t have to live in Princeton to be a part of Newcomers & Friends. Members come from all over the area including Montgomery, West Windsor, Plainsboro, Lawrenceville, Cranbury, Hillsborough, Hopewell, Pennington, Monroe and more. Some are only part-time residents, living elsewhere much of the year.

Contact our Membership VP at newcomersmembership@ywcaprinceton.org to learn more, or to receive a copy of our detailed monthly newsletter to find out about upcoming open events and meetings. We invite you to attend one Friday with Friends, one social coffee, and one interest group activity before joining.

NOTICE FOR OUR CURRENT & PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

Currently, most Friday with Friends events will meet virtually or be held at an outdoor venue when possible. Lunches will resume when it is safe to do so. Social Coffees are meeting via Zoom where we can chat and remain connected. We look forward to a time when we’ll once again be able to gather in person and enjoy one another’s company.
Additionally, most of our interest groups are meeting virtually while others are able to meet outside. When it’s safe to be indoors they may be held in the YWCA’s Bramwell House, members’ homes, or off-site for designated outings. Please refer to the Interest Group section for a full listing of the exciting activities available to our members.

Friday With Friends

Are you eager to expand your knowledge of educational, cultural and community issues? At our monthly Friday with Friends, you will meet and hear acclaimed speakers from business, political, civic and educational circles.

Recently we’ve had presentations on: First Ladies of the US, History of the Institute for Advanced Study, D & R Canal, Alice Paul – NJ’s Heroine for Equality and Up Close and Personal with Albert Einstein.

Social Coffees

Social Coffees are a great opportunity to meet and greet friends in a relaxed, unstructured atmosphere while enjoying refreshments and coffee. Feel free to stop in, one of our friends will be happy to introduce you to everyone.

Interest Groups

We invite you to check out all of our Interest Groups! A complete list of all groups, descriptions and meeting days, times and locations is below, just click on the tab. It’s a great way to meet women that share a common interest and get involved in Newcomers & Friends.

Most Interest Groups meet monthly in the YWCA’s Bramwell house, member’s homes, or off-site for designated outings. As a club member, you may participate in as many of the groups as you wish, as often as you wish. This list changes from year to year to reflect the interest of our members. If your special interest is not represented, you are encouraged to start a new group! Contact newcomersinterests@ywcaprinceton.org for more information or to join an interest group.

Join us today to form new friendships and to become part of a vibrant community!

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Friday with Friends

Friday with Friends is held on the 2nd Friday of each month from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, from September – June. (Please note that December, March and June are off-site and members only.) Most events are held at the YWCA Princeton and include a new members welcome, an overview of monthly activities, and a guest speaker. Lunch is served for $10 and a reservation is requested. Babes in arms welcome. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact  newcomersfwfrsvp@ywcaprinceton.org

Social Coffees

Social Coffees are a great opportunity to meet and greet friends in a relaxed, unstructured atmosphere while enjoying refreshments and coffee.  Feel free to stop in, one of our friends will be happy to introduce you to everyone. Social Coffee are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 9.30am to 11.00am, September – June at YWCA Princeton’s Bramwell House.

Special Member Events

Special Member Events take place periodically throughout the year and are described in the monthly member newsletter and on the calendar.

 

Interest Groups meet monthly or weekly and are the cornerstone of the Club. Our members determine our Interest Groups so if you think something is missing, start one!

YWCA Princeton Area Newcomers & Friends Interest Groups 2020-2021

Interest Group List 2020 2021

 

 

This list changes from year to year to reflect the interest of our members.  If your special interest is not represented, you are encouraged to start a new group!  Contact newcomersinterests@ywcaprinceton.org for more information or to join an interest group.

Join Now

Join us today to form new friendships and to become part of a vibrant community! We encourage you to contact our Membership VP at newcomersmembership@ywcaprinceton.org to learn more or help with questions.

Debbie Ridder, President
NewcomersPresident@ywcaprinceton.org
Ruth Lang & Donna Wolfe, Programs Co-VPs
NewcomersPrograms@ywcaprinceton.org
Janet Perkins, Membership VP
NewcomersMembership@ywcaprinceton.org
Leslie Sullivan, Social VP
NewcomersSocial@ywcaprinceton.org
Sarina Prior, Interest Groups VP
NewcomersInterests@ywcaprinceton.org
Sonia Lee, Marketing VP
NewcomersMarketing@ywcaprinceton.org
Marie-Christine Polidori, Communications VP
NewcomersCommunications@ywcaprinceton.org
Mary-Anne Roden, Treasurer
NewcomersTreasurer@ywcaprinceton.org
Ann Strootman, Recording Secretary
NewcomersSecretary@ywcaprinceton.org
Marla Burchell, Past President/Parliamentarian
NewcomersParliament@ywcaprinceton.org