Welcome to the PotLuck Society!
Over nine years ago, I couldn’t have imagined that a cup of coffee with a friend could turn into the PotLuck Society, an organization of 13 steering committee members, a database of 300+ women, a webmaster, and a list of so many engaging and provocative events.
What is the PotLuck Society? A time and a place to meet up, enjoy interesting conversations, laugh, eat, and learn new tricks.
What is the character of our group? Phrases come to mind like: Curiosity. Eclectic ideas. Fun and helpful solutions. Amazing potluck dinners. Women from all walks of life I’d really like to get to know… And, if you get lucky and come back for more, here’s the best part — amazing and interesting friends.
What is our reason for being? Since our beginning, our purpose has continued to evolve. For now, we are a group of women who value the experiences , perspectives, and special bonds we form with each other. We take pride in being open and welcoming to all women. We value the differences that make us unique — age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, geography, political affiliation, poor or wealthy and all the points in between.
Who’s invited? Our group takes pride in being open and welcoming to all women, because we value the differences that make us unique. The only criteria for membership are that you enjoy the company of others, you love to learn, and enjoy having a little fun.
What’s involved? Sign up on the website and show up. Invite your friends! Bring a dish or beverage to share or contribute $10 to the food kitty. If you come back, we’ll encourage you to contribute $50 to our expenses and this is totally optional.
So if you’re interesting doing cool stuff like learning more about yourself through the lens of Emotional Intelligence, or putting yourself in the shoes of a Muslim mom in Princeton sending her kids to school on a 9/11 anniversary, if you want to learn new ways to transition, build better relationships, make superior judgements, then there will be something fascinating and unexpected awaiting you at a Potluck Society event.
In addition, our small group events offer you a chance to engage in activities in a more manageable group to do other fun, cool activities — like a private tour of the Lindbergh Exhibit at the Morven Museum in Princeton, a play in Philadelphia or NYC, an International Women’s Day Celebration with a cooking demonstration or a relaxing hike on the Bordentown Marsh with a naturalist expert. Look through our archive of previous events and see what you have missed. We’re thinking of repeating some of our best successes, so let us know what you would like to happen.
Most important, the Potluck Society is about having fun, for all of us — steering committee included. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, as frankly it’s too much work, and we find it counterproductive! No standards, no judgments. Just a very interesting collection of women willing to learn, laugh and connect.
— Mara Connolly Taft, Founder