The Newsletter of the Alice Paul Institute ~ www.alicepaul.org
Inside this issue: Alice Paul Inducted Into the
New Jersey Hall of Fame!
API Today pg. 2
On May 2nd, Alice Paul was
Remembering… pg. 2 inducted into the New Jersey Hall of
Calvin Robbins Fame! API board members and
staff were invited to attend the star-
Women’s Equality pg.3 studded ceremony, held at the NJ
Day Arts Festival Performing Arts Center in Newark,
NJ. Rhonda DiMascio, former API
Spotlight On… pg. 4 President accepted the award on
Holman Automotive behalf of the Paul Family and API.
Part of the third class of inductees,
API Program News pg. 5 Alice Paul shared the honor that
night with actress and activist Susan
Alice Paul Terrace pg. 6 Sarandon, author Judy Blume, baseball player Larry Doby, musical innovator Les Paul,
actor Danny DeVito, astronaut Wally Schirra, Olympian Carl Lewis, actor Jack Nichol-
Calendar of Events pg. 7 son, singer Frankie Valli, Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, architect Michael
Graves, and President Woodrow Wilson. Alice Paul will now become part of the trav-
eling exhibit of NJ Hall of Fame inductees, which will be visiting schools across the
state. API will unveil the award at the Women’s Equality Day Arts Festival, to be held
at Paulsdale on Sunday, August 22.
Women Winemakers Event at Paulsdale
Please Join Us For ...
“ When you put
your hand to A Wine Tasting Reception at Paulsdale
Friday, June 4, 2010
the plow, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
you can’t 128 Hooton Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
put it down Tickets - $50.00 per person
Join us for an evening of wonderful wines produced
until you get to from women winemakers from Chile and Portugal, led by
the end of Dawn Cisler, Wine Director for Traino’s Wine & Spirits in
the row.” Marlton. Dawn is currently a wine sales associate for R&R
Marketing and holds the respected Advanced Certificate from the London based Wine
& Spirits Education Trust. She enjoys teaching about wine and hosting wine events.
-Alice Paul Her mission is to “demystify” wine and stifle stuffy attitudes. We will offer a variety of
gourmet appetizers, provided by The Capital Grille, and desserts to compliment our
wine selection, while we enjoy the opportunity to join friends and support the mission
of the Alice Paul Institute.
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API Today In Memory of ...
by Nancy Mirfin, Chair, API Board of Trustees Calvin Robbins
Passages ... With much sadness, we announce the
passing of former API board member L.
Twenty-five years, The Calvin Robbins. Calvin passed away in late
New Jersey Hall of Fame, February at the age of 84. He was espe-
and a biography of the cially proud of his cousin Alice Paul and
woman we’ve come to was her number one champion. Calvin was
know through her dedica- a great supporter of the Alice Paul Institute
tion to equal rights for and our mission to educate the public about
women, will culminate at her life and work.
Valerie Buickerood & Paulsdale - this year, this Born in 1925 in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, Calvin
summer, this moment. This graduated from Westfield Friends School, George
is a time for celebration and congratulations, a time School and Vanderbilt University with a B.A. degree in
for reflection and planning. business administration. During his freshman year at
And it is a time for transition as well. We bid Swarthmore College, he was drafted into the U.S. Navy
farewell to our President of the past ten years, and served in World War II, earning two bronze stars.
Rhonda DiMascio, without whom Paulsdale’s reno- Calvin had a long and distinguished career in the retail
vation would not have happened. Without whom the industry. Beginning as a management-trainee at Mont-
Institute’s national and international influence, and gomery Ward & Company, he later went on to serve as
our leadership and heritage programs would not a vice president for Heck’s Department Stores, in
exist. Charleston. Upon leaving retail, he was appointed to
Thank you Rhonda for your dedication, loyalty two prestigious positions in West Virginia government.
and energy. You will truly never be forgotten. Calvin served on the advisory board of The Salvation
Congratulations to our new Acting Director, Army, as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve and
Valerie Buickerood! Valerie has courageously taken was also a member of the National Trust for Historic
on the task of continuing our work at the Alice Paul Preservation as well as a member of the board of trus-
Institute. With ingenuity and compassion she has tees of the Alice Paul Institute.
taken the lead in seeing the Institute through this We are all very fortunate to have known Calvin and
transition, as well as forging new and as of yet un- he will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences go
known paths to our success. Please congratulate out to his wife Charlotte and his family. Calvin will be
Valerie in her new role and offer her the support I buried next to Alice Paul at Westfield Friends Cemetery
know our community can give. in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.
Thanks also to our corporate and individual spon-
sors who make a difference to the Institute each and
every day. Historic preservation funds and state Alice Paul Institute’s Speakers Bureau
funding have been reduced and are being reduced Alice Paul: New Jersey’s Heroine for Equality is a 45-
with each passing month, and it is only with your minute Power Point presentation about Alice Paul’s life and
continued support we can offer the programming, work featuring original photographs from her personal col-
leadership, and information so needed by the popula- lection. Following the presentation is a 15-minute Q & A
tion we serve each year. Your support is priceless. session with the audience. This presentation is available for
libraries, schools, businesses and organizations. All of our
speakers are trained to present to a variety of audiences.
Contact Kris Myers, Director of Heritage & Outreach at
856-231-1885 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule
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Women’s Equality Day Arts Festival at Paulsdale
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PRICE: $20.00 for adults/ $5.00 for children (12 years & under)
(price includes lunch and festivities)
Join us at Paulsdale on August 22nd as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the
Alice Paul Institute, the 125th anniversary of the birth of Alice Paul,
the 90th anniversary of the victory for women’s suffrage,
the 2010 induction of Alice Paul into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, and
the 2010 release of the first biography of Alice Paul.
Enjoy lunch, a live performance by the Anna Crusis Choir, a discussion with the
author of A Women’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot,
and browse artwork and crafts for sale from local artists of all genres.
Children can enjoy activities on the north lawn of Paulsdale.
Bring your family and friends and join the celebration!
Tickets must be purchased by
Wednesday, August 17 by calling 856-231-1885
or by registering online at www.alicepaul.org
Held at Paulsdale
128 Hooton Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
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API Thanks Our Spotlight on…
API Community Partner
2010 Event Sponsors Holman Automotive
There is still time to become a sponsor and join us as Founded in 1924 by Steward
we celebrate a milestone year at the Alice Paul Institute. Holman and Charles Rice, Holman
2010 marks the 25th anniversary of the organization, the Automotive consists of over 25 op-
90th anniversary of suffrage, the 125th anniversary of the erating companies, which include
birth of Alice Paul, the induction of Alice Paul into the dealerships, a parts distributorship, a truck up-fitting
2010 NJ Hall of Fame, and the release of the first biog- business, and the largest privately-owned fleet leasing
raphy of Alice Paul, by author Mary Walton. company in the country. Headquartered in Mt. Laurel,
Be a part of our celebration activities and join the Holman Automotive represents BMW, Cadillac, Ford,
growing list of Community Sponsors of API’s Wine Infiniti, Lincoln Mercury and Toyota in the South Jer-
Tasting Reception on Friday, June 4th, and our sey region and will be adding a MINI franchise to that
Women’s Equality Day Arts Festival on Sunday, list later this year.
August 22nd. Mindy Holman, President and CEO of Holman
Sponsorship will provide companies with maximum Automotive, states that “the company’s mission is to
exposure throughout the year, as well as foster a posi- provide the best automotive-related services by hiring,
tive relationship with the community that can’t be meas- rewarding, and training exceptional people; exceeding
ured in dollars. This is a unique opportunity to showcase the expectations of our customers; and by giving back
a company’s commitment to the development of young to the community that supports our success. We want
women’s leadership skills, historic preservation and the to take outstanding care of our customers and we want
legacy of one of America’s great women heroes, Alice to do what we can to make the communities where we
Paul. live and work a better place for us all.”
When asked about why she became a sponsor of
The Alice Paul Institute thanks... API, Holman stated, “I am proud that our focus on
community involvement is actually a part of our mis-
sion statement, and not an after-
thought to which we pay attention
when things are going well. We
take our commitment to give back
very seriously. I am pleased that
one of the fine organizations we
support is the Alice Paul Institute.
As a woman who works in a field
populated mostly by men, I am
happy to support an organization
that is dedicated to developing fu-
ture women leaders. I also wholeheartedly support
your mission of honoring Alice Paul’s legacy by help-
ing to achieve women’s equality.”
The Alice Paul Institute announces the launch of our YouTube Channel! Please check it out
at www.youtube.com/alicepaul1885 to see all the news from API and Paulsdale!
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API’s Leadership Program News API’s Heritage Program News
The Alice Paul On a beautiful afternoon in April, twenty students trav-
Leadership Program eled south from Colt’s Neck High School for their annual
positively impacts the trip to Paulsdale. Having viewed the movie, Iron-Jawed
lives of young women. Angels in their Women & Gender studies course, the stu-
Providing opportuni- dents were delighted to tour Alice Paul’s home. Colt’s
ties to take on leader- Neck juniors and seniors have been sojourning to Pauls-
ship roles and teaching dale each spring for the past four years. They are a favor-
valuable leadership ite group, according to the Paulsdale tour guides, because
skills, programs such they are always polite, engaged and fascinated with Alice
as Lead-A-Way, the Girls Advisory Council (GAC) and Paul and the women’s suffrage story.
Girlblazers Summer Camp enrich the lives of young After their trip, we received thank-you notes from the
women in South Jersey and beyond. students. These statements are true testimony to the
When asked what these programs mean to them, one power of visiting a historic site. One student wrote, “The
GAC girl responded, “I have learned not only the history of trip was such an inspiring experience to me because, in-
Alice Paul, but skills like public speaking, listening and stead of listening to lectures, I had the opportunity to
dedication.” physically see and feel the remarkable story of women’s
All of the girls said they learned how to plan big events suffrage. It is not only the house that means so much, but
like Celebrate NJ Women, and that they “now have a sense also the great intentions that make people become more
of accomplishment from completing big projects like this.” and more aware of themselves, their rights and society.”
High School Freshman Nina, who participated in Lead- API has several heritage programs for all ages. High
A-Way last spring, said the program, “altered my life for school and adult groups can arrange The Paulsdale Tour
the better. It taught me the importance of women leaders in (a 1-hour tour and DVD on Alice Paul) or The Paulsdale
society and their impact on the world today. I learned valu- Insider (a two-hour tour and PowerPoint presentation with
able skills...which I carry with me as a constant reminder of lunch option).
To arrange a heritage
For more information on API’s Leadership Pro- program, contact
grams, contact Dana Dabek-Milstein at 856-231-1885 or Kris Myers at 856-231-
by e-mail at email@example.com. 1885 or by e-mail at
API’s Leadership and Heritage Programs are funded in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Historic
Trust, the New Jersey Cultural Trust, local corporations, private foundations and individual donors. Thanks for your support!
API News & Announcements
API’s Director of Heritage and Outreach, Kristina Myers made a presentation on Alice Paul and the suffrage movement
at the White House Project in New York City on May 4th. This presentation was part of the Exploritas (formerly Elder-
hostel) series Women in Social and Political Leadership.
On May 12, Dana Dabek-Milstein, API’s Director of Leadership Programs served as part of an interview panel with
Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls at WOMEN’S WAY Powerful Voice
Awards ceremony held in Philadelphia, PA.
API announces that we have received a generous grant from WOMEN’S WAY to support our Girlblazers Summer
Camp for 20 - 5th grade girls in June and also a Lead-A-Way workshop series for 25 - 7th and 8th grade girls in the fall.
Thank you WOMEN’S WAY!
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Coming this Summer… The Alice Paul Terrace
Buy a Brick to mark your place in the history of the
Alice Paul Institute and Paulsdale!
Order one or several bricks to mark your place in the history of the Alice Paul Institute (API) and
Paulsdale! On Sunday, August 22nd, just before our Women’s Equality Day Arts Festival, API will unveil the
Alice Paul Terrace - a place of recognition and contemplation on the grounds of Paulsdale. Bricks with
individual names will be placed in the terrace along with benches and plants. Your contribution will bring
enhancement and beautification to Alice Paul’s family home, Paulsdale. Join with others and mark your place
in API history forever! Bricks may be purchased for $300 each. The name you choose will be inscribed on the
brick and will last for generations to come. Please visit our web site at www.alicepaul.org to print out the
▀▀ BUY-A BRICK to honor someone special
▀▀ BUY-A BRICK in honor of someone’s birthday
▀▀ BUY-A BRICK to celebrate Women’s History
▀▀ BUY-A BRICK to celebrate your years at the Alice Paul Institute
Annual Appeal in the Homestretch! Site Rentals at Historic Paulsdale
Celebrate your next event at historic Paulsdale!
Looking for new ideas, historical surroundings
Annual Appeal Goal: and unique possibilities for your next meeting or spe-
$26,000 cial event? Paulsdale is available seven days a week
for corporate events, wedding receptions, dinners,
holiday parties, and afternoon teas. One local com-
pany recently held their employee party at Paulsdale
and said that it was “a great success. The house is
beautiful, as well as historically significant so it felt
special celebrating there. The staff was helpful, en-
thusiastic and worked well with our caterer.” For
We’re so close ~ we’ve raised 80% of our Annual
more information on
Appeal goal!! If you have not yet made your an-
site rentals, call API
nual gift to the Alice Paul Institute, please do so
at 856-231-1885 or
today and help us reach our 2010 goal. Checks
e-mail us at
can be mailed to API, P.O. Box 1376, Mt. Laurel,
NJ 08054 or you can make a donation online at
Thank you for supporting API!
API’s Board of Trustees 2010
Alice Paul Institute Nancy J. Mirfin, Chair
128 Hooton Road Constance M. O’Brien, Secretary
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Michele Dorris, Treasurer
Valerie Buickerood, API Acting Director
Mailing address: Diane Dooley
P.O. Box 1376 Rafael Haciski
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Dacia A. Haddad
Phone: 856-231-1885 Nancy O. Ireland
Fax: 856-231- 4223 Tara S. Parvey
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Suzanne Quigley
Web Site: www.alicepaul.org Mary Saile
Janet L. Ziegler
API’s Staff & E-mail addresses:
Valerie Buickerood, Acting Director
Kristina Myers, Director of Heritage & Outreach
Dana Dabek-Milstein, Director of Leadership Programs
Find us on Facebook at
Debra Hojsak, Administrative Director
& API Newsletter Editor
Calendar of Events
JUNE 2010 JULY 2010 con’t
4 Women Winemakers Event 19 Yoga on the Porch
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
12 Open House Tours AUGUST 2010
12:00 and 1:00 p.m. 14 Open House Tours
12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
17 Copper Beech Tales
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (ages 6-9) 19 Copper Beech Tales
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
21 Yoga on the Porch
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 22 Women’s Equality Day Arts Festival
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
10 Open House Tours 23 Yoga on the Porch
12:00 and 1:00 p.m. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Please visit our web
15 Copper Beech Tales www.alicepaul.org for
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (ages 6-9) additional details on