www.kalmiaclub.org) is a non-profit women’s civic organization that hosts an annual garden tour each June to raise money for scholarships for local young women and other community outreach.
The club meets at 7:15pm the second Monday of every month (except July and August) at its historic pink clubhouse at 39 York Street, Lambertville.
Each meeting generally features fascinating speakers on topics of local interest, along with occasional one-woman performances and an annual Book Night. Club members also donate to the local food bank, participate twice-yearly in a community luncheon and give annually to Wrapping Presence, which provides gifts to residents of area nursing homes. New members are always welcome.
The club’s annual Hidden Gardens of Lambertville Tour is a self-guided walking tour that highlights the river town’s most elegant, glorious and elusive hidden gardens.
The tour is always held the second Saturday in June, from 10-4, rain or shine, beginning from the Kalmia Clubhouse.
For info and tickets, which go on sale online via PayPal and in several local stores beginning in the spring, visit www.kalmiaclub.org/events.
Follow Kalmia Club on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KalmiaClub.
Kalmia is a member of the N.J. State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Its century-old clubhouse is on the N.J. Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.
PHOTO CAP: Every year, the Kalmia Club awards scholarships to deserving young women from South Hunterdon Regional High School, money raised in large part through sales of tickets to the club’s annual Hidden Gardens of Lambertville self-guided walking tour, which takes place the second week of June (www.kalmiaclub.org/events). Pictured from left are Dr. Mehmet Unsal Calis, who makes a generous yearly contribution to the scholarship fund in memory of his mother, Hatice Calis, former Kalmia Club Co-Presidents Donna Puluka and Denise Santoro, scholarship winner Ingrid Gomez and her parents, Placido Gomez Sanchez and Elvia Padilla Ramirez. Recipients are chosen by the club’s scholarship committee from a pool of applicants. Other 2019 recipients not pictured were Storey Baldwin, Norah Clifford and Mariel Vandegrift.