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Board 2019-2020

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Philanthropy

Welcome to the College Club of Cincinnati

It's hard to believe we are starting our 130th year! Let's pray that it is a good one, filled with opportunities for philanthropy, great programs, delicious luncheons - and, of course, enjoying each other's company. Yes, Covid is still with us, but overall, conditions have improved to the point that we are able to continuing meeting in person. Thank goodness!

As you probably have noted in your yearbooks, the Program Committee has done a wonderful job this year; its members deserve a round of "virtual applause" for the varied offerings they have planned. These range from stellar vocal and instrumental performances, to fascinating presentations about little-known aspects of Cincinnati's history, to opportunities to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our community. I'm especially excited about the programs led by two of our own College Club members: Valerie Ubbes' "Staying the Course for Health and Vitality" in February and Sue Montieth's "The Taft Museum: From a House to a Home" in May.

We owe a big thank you to Glenna Baumbaugh, Paula Spitzmiller, Donna Perzigian, and Toni Miller for cleaning our storage closet. Thank you, ladies, for tackling that project and working hard to complete it.

On a sad note, I am sorry to have to report the death of one of our members, Karren Vedders. Karen died in August and she and her lovely smile will be greatly missed.

We are always interested in sharing the benefits of College Club with new members, so please invite some friends to upcoming programs so they can experience what we are all about!

Sincerely,

Marcallene Shockey

President, 2022-2023 

RSS Upcoming Programs

17 Dec 2022 LA SALLE BOYS’ ENSEMBLE: IT’S HOLIDAY MUSIC TIME! 12/17/2022 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
LA SALLE BOYS’ ENSEMBLE: IT’S HOLIDAY MUSIC TIME!

Our annual holiday concert, filled with favorites, will introduce us to this talented and well-traveled musical group! Not long ago, the LaSalle Ensemble performed in a series of events in France to commemorate the beginning of the European liberation for World War II. On June 4, the Ensemble even participated in a parade and concert held in the town square of Sainte Mere Eglise. For the past seven years, the school has held an annual assembly to honor veterans which eventually led to this global opportunity!

December 17, 2022

12:00 Tea Room followed by the concert in the Auditorium.

     Ham with raison sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli, rolls and butter, New York cheesecake with berry garnish.

Paula Spitzmiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairperson of the Day

Irene Diesel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hostess

Register For Lunch & Program
La Salle Boy's Ensemble: It's Holiday Music Time! 12/17/2022

21 Jan 2023 LAST MILE FOOD RESCUE: ENDING HUNGER IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS 1/21/2023 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
LAST MILE FOOD RESCUE: ENDING HUNGER IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Last Mile is a Cincinnati food rescue organization that started in October, 2020 with the goal of getting fresh food “out of landfills and onto the plates of those needing it most.” Using a combination of computer technology and its growing volunteer base, the group has already successfully networked with 13 area Kroger stores to rescue 660,729 pounds of fresh food! And that is just one example! Volunteers choose where they want to deliver the food at a time that is convenient to them! Come learn how you too can make a critical difference in the lives of your neighbors fighting food insecurity.

January 21, 2022

Board meeting – 11 am

Luncheon in the Lecture Room at noon.  Hot chicken piccata with angel hair pasta, spinach salad, rolls and butter, chocolate cake.

Sandy Greenwald. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairperson of the Day

Elizabeth Kearney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hostess

18 Feb 2023 STAYING THE COURSE FOR HEALTH AND VITALITY 2/18/2023 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
STAYING THE COURSE FOR HEALTH AND VITALITY

There has never been a more important time than now for us to take especially good care of ourselves. This talk will remind us all of the daily self-care choices we can make, including physical activities, fresh foods and nutrients, adequate sleep and rest, and meaningful social relationships. Learn about the value of dancing, gardening, music, literature, and arts and crafts as ways to stay the course for lifelong health and vitality.

February 18, 2023

Board meeting – 11 am

Luncheon in the Lecture Room at noon.  Hot chicken salad served on a bed of lettuce, fruited gelatin, chips,rolls and butter, chocolate cake.

Christine Neitzke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairperson of the Day

Kathy Monahan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hostess

RSS Past Programs

19 Nov 2022 ROSEMARY’S BABIES: HELPING PREGNANT TEENS AND THEIR FAMILIES 11/19/2022 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
ROSEMARY’S BABIES: HELPING PREGNANT TEENS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The Rosemary’s Babies Company focuses on eradicating teen pregnancy and ending the cycle of poverty for teen parents and their families. Rosemary Oglesby-Henry, director, will share her own life experience, the impetus for starting this organization as well as her dreams for Holloway House. Our Scholarship Award recipients will be honored at this meeting. Rosemary’s Babies is our main philanthropy project in 2022. A list of the items you can contribute by this meeting will be available in October. Stay tuned!

November 19, 2022

Board Meeting – 11:00 am

12:00 Luncheon in the Lecture Room.

     Turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes/dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans, rolls and butter, pumpkin pie.

Laura Browne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairperson of the Day

Susanne Monteith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hostess

29 Oct 2022 Patriotic Program 10/29/2022 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Patriotic Program

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the CWC Players production of “Mamma in Cucina” has been cancelled. 

Instead, the program will be a patriotic program featuring the songs of Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan and John Phillip Sousa.  There will be audience participation (a sing along) which will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet.  Please join us for an enjoyable afternoon.

October 29, 2022

Board Meeting – 11 am

12:00 Luncheon in the Lecture Room.

     Stuffed Chicken breast with wild rice pilaf, sauteed squash, lemon tomato beurre blanc, rolls and butter,    strawberry shortcakeVegetarian option available.

Note: Our 2022 philanthropy project coincides with our November 19 meeting featuring Rosemary’s Babies. Beginning at the October 29 meeting (as well as November 19,) we will be collecting your new clothing donations for infants/toddlers, boys or girls, ages 0-2 years. Suggestions include coats, dresses, pants, tops, sleepers, pajamas, etc.  Please refer to your yearbook for more information about this great organization that helps pregnant teens and their families.

Jean Hershman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hostess

24 Sep 2022 THE CINCY NOTEABLES: A MUSICAL DELIGHT 9/24/2022 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
THE CINCY NOTEABLES: A MUSICAL DELIGHT

Since 2018, The Cincy Noteables, a “Sweet Adeline, barbershop quartet,” has entertained its audiences through a variety of music and song. Their repertoire consists of old standards, dance tunes, love songs, patriotic tunes and Broadway hits. Please help us start the year with some music in your heart!

September 24, 2022

RECEPTION

11:30 am

The Cincinnati Woman’s Club Drawing Room

Honoring Marcallene Shockey, President

and the Board of Governors

12:00 pm

Luncheon in the Tea Room: Ground Beef Lasagna,Tossed salad, Rolls and butter, Brownie with fudge sauce

Glenna Baumbaugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairperson of the Day

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Lifelong Learning

A wide range of carefully selected, thought-provoking programs stimulate the mind and inspire the soul of College Club members. A typical year includes programs focusing on local and national current events, history, culture, dance and musical performances – and a hilarious show featuring the club’s own thespians.

Luncheon Meetings

Delicious chef-prepared luncheons precede every College Club program, served on elegant table settings with linens and china plates. Table centerpieces creatively fashioned by College Club members – often with a seasonal theme – add a gracious touch.

Scholarships

Since the College Club’s creation more than 100 years ago, its members have cherished the role of higher education in their lives. Club members continue to give back to the next generation of young women through college scholarships that support their education.

A Proud History

The College Club of Cincinnati was founded in 1892, when female college graduates were rare. The original members committed to organizing as a club for the purposes of fellowship; intellectual and cultural growth; philanthropy; and civic service, which in the early days included assisting settlement houses in the community. In current endeavors, the club remains true to the spirit of its proud tradition.

Our Organization

The College Club of Cincinnati (CCC) is a group of college-educated women whose mission is 

"to promote a continuing interest and participation in philanthropy, the arts, education, social welfare, and civic improvement."

Meeting Location

College Club of Cincinnati
330 Lafayette Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Email

Admin@CollegeClubOfCincinnati.org