Coll’s on a Roll
BY VICKI MAZEL WITH
Photos by Dawn Steinberg Popular speaker James Coll
returned to the Women’s
Club on Wednesday, February
13, addressing the issue of
“The Wartime Constitution,” in
commemoration of the 100th anniversary
of the end of World War I.
A dominant motivation in
adopting the U.S. Constitution
was to provide the people with a
“guardian of the national security,”
as Alexander Hamilton wrote in
1788. That same document was
amended to add a “protection of
individual rights” in 1791. The
sometimes opposing objectives
between the balance of personal
liberty and the preservation of
public safety was the primary focus
of Coll’s discussion. He cited controversial
examples of enactment
which occurred during the early
1900s until the present.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Prior to Coll’s lecture, Co-acting
President Chickie Kaufman
opened the meeting with the news
of coming events and workshops.
Sylvia Landau demonstrated to
our audience what will enfold
at the next collage workshop on
March 21, between 1:30 and 3:30
p.m. in the Coleridge Lounge . This
workshop will be free to members
of the Women’s Club but a $5.00
refundable fee is required to secure
THE PLAY’S THE THING
Eleanor Ulrich spoke to the
group about a drama club she is
going to form. The members will
read and discuss various plays.
Both of these suggestions were
well received with many women
signing up immediately. If you are
interested call Chickie Kaufman
March marks the one-year
anniversary of the formation of our
Cinema Club and we have been
going strong ever since. Under the
leadership of Gloria Beck, Chickie
Kaufman, Vicki Mazel, Carol
Klinger and Mimi Radin, the club
has grown beyond expectations.
Also well received is the participation
of Dr. Nurit Israeli, who
provides commentary on character
and plot development of the films.
Many thanks for all your positive
comments about the recent
“Green Book” program. The guest
appearance of Felice Hannah was
enthusiastically praised and we
welcomed her sensitive insights
and perspective about the issues
dramatized in the film.
Due to winter vacations
there was no movie review in
February. However, we will be
back on Monday, March 25, at
11 a.m. in the movie theater.
Look for flyers with the yellow
rose around the Towers for the
selected film. Information will
be any top of the steps, leading
down to the theater, in all mail
rooms, and at the entrance to
the coffee shop.
Continuing the popular Lunch
Bunch series, the Women’s Club
held their repast on Thursday,
February 14, at Buffy’s. Celebrating
the holiday of sweet friendship,
Chairs Eva Kessner and Marilyn
Goldberg rolled out the red carpet
of hospitality for members to
enjoy. The open seating helped
enable friendship, camaraderie
and conversations. We thank
building representatives Anita
Levien, Marilyn Goldberg and Eva
Kessner for their efforts.
Note: All events take place in the
downstairs Card Room at 7:15pm)
March 27—In honor of Women’s
History Month, Marilyn Carminio
discusses Queen Elizabeth II: The
April 24—Howard Ehrlich and
Harvey Sackowitz: Jewish Gangsters
(Who Love Their Mothers)
May 15—Annual Spring
Luncheon at The Jolly Fisherman
$27 tax and tip included.
Make checks out to “NST
Please include your seating
requests in the same envelope as
your payment. We will try to honor
requests as best we can.
Submit checks before May 1 to:
• Building #1: Anita Levien
• Building #2: Marilyn Goldberg
• Building #3: Chickie Kaufman
NOT A MEMBER?
Checks for $25 are being accepted,
made out to the NST Women’s
Club and sent to the same building
representative as listed above.
Special notice: If any member
of the Women’s Club is visually
impaired and would like to have a
reminder of our activities, contact
Anita Levien at 347-408-4251.
IN THE MEANTIME…
Watch the parade in the arcade.
Have fun getting nails done.
Polish the toes; buy some
Keep bills apace with funds from
Get food galore from the grocery
Movie to see with friends from
Building 1, 2 or 3
Eva Kessner has a moment with Speaker James Coll
Valentine’s Day Lunch Bunch
32 NORTH SHORE TOWERS COURIER ¢ March 2019