Programs

Our Organization

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 

WHAT’S NEXT FOR OUR PUBLIC LIBRARIES?

Presented by Paula Brehm Heeger

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May 18, 2024

Cincinnati and Hamilton County have a rich 170-year history of excellence in providing essential library services to their communities. With 41 public locations and one-million square feet of public space, the system continues to adapt and change to support the ever-growing information needs of its users. This presentation will focus on the ten-year Facility Master Plan designed to bring continuous improvements to the libraries throughout Hamilton County.

Board Meeting at 11:00 am.

Luncheon in the Lecture Room at 12:00 pm.

Brunch buffet: Spinach and cheese quiche, Ham and gruyere quiche,

Green salad, fruit salad, breakfast potatoes,

Peach crisp.

Cheryl Sieve……………….Chairperson of the Day

Diane Barth………………..Hospitality

THE “CINCY” BOOK BUS: IGNITING A PASSION FOR READING

Presented by Melanie Moore, Owner.

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March 16, 2024

After teaching for 25 years, Melanie Moore had an epiphany about converting her 1962 vintage Volkswagen pickup truck into a “bookstore on wheels.” She’ll share with us how this came about through a variety of “partnerships,” and how she has used her profits to get books directly into the hands of underserved children. This also led to her opening The Book Bus Depot in Sharonville.

Board Meeting at 11:00 am.

Luncheon in the Lecture Room at 12:00 pm.

Turkey club on croissant with turkey, bacon, swiss, lettuce and tomato,

Orange tomato soup, chips,

Chocolate pudding with whipped cream.

Cindy Browne……………….Chairperson of the Day

Carolyn Ludwig……………..Hospitality

CINCINNATI’S MEDIA HERITAGE: REMEMBERING OUR BROADCASTING GIANTS

Presented by Mike Martini, Producer/Announcer WMKV/WLHS

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February 17, 2024

This program will celebrate Cincinnati broadcast history with a special emphasis on the radio station WMKV, Ruth Lyons and Paul Dixon and how their legacies are relevant today.  Our speaker is the co-founder of Media Heritage, Inc., the not-for-profit archival library and museum of Cincinnati radio and television history, based at the Voice of America Museum in West Chester.

Board Meeting at 11:00 am.

Luncheon in the Lecture Room at 12:00 pm.

Hot chicken salad, Dilled green beans,

Tomato aspic, Chocolate cake.

Kathy Monahan………….....Chairperson of the Day

Cindy Light…………………..Hospitality

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Presented by Jack Kortekamp

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January 20, 2024

We’ll explore the ever-changing world of social media including its benefits and risks, especially on our youth’s mental health. What are the latest trends? Which platform (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, etc.) might work best for you? If you are interested in promotions or advertising, it’s especially useful to understand specific applications. Your questions will be answered!

Board Meeting at 11:00 am.

Luncheon in the Lecture Room at 12:00 pm.

Meatloaf, Mashed potatoes and gravy, Green beans,

Cherry crisp.

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

Kathy Turin………………….Hospitality

BEHIND THE SCENES AT CINCINNATI SCHOLAR HOUSE

Presented by Rainie Moody, Managing Director

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November 18, 2023

The Scholar House is an affordable housing community in Walnut Hills that is available to low-income single parents attending post-secondary schools. Their dependent children, who are eligible, can attend an on-site development center which frees the parents to complete their education and find employment. The College Club is proud to sponsor this organization that is helping break the cycle of poverty, two generations at a time.

Our Scholarship Award recipients will be honored at this meeting.

Board Meeting at 11:00 am.

Luncheon in the Lecture Room at 12:00 pm.

Turkey and dressing, Mashed potatoes and gravy, Green beans, 

Cranberry relish, Pumpkin pie.

Toni Miller …………………….Chairperson of the Day

Sandy Myers………………….Hospitality

A CAR TAKES YOU FAR! THE GOOD WORKS OF THE SAMARITAN CAR CLINIC

Presented by Bruce Kintner, Clinic Director

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October 21, 2023

Learn about a unique lifeline for working poor families when it comes to car maintenance. The Samaritan Car Care Clinic works on a referral basis with Northern Kentucky social service agencies to help low-income families with car repairs. Our speaker will review the history of the Clinic, the services it provides and its value to participants and the community-at-large.

Board Meeting at 11:00 am

Luncheon in the Lecture Room at 12:00 pm.

Grilled pork tenderloin with tamari and cilantro,

Basmati rice, steamed broccoli, Coconut cake.

Carole Rauf…………………………………Chairperson of the Day

Beverly Williams……………………………Hospitality

THE TAFT MUSEUM: FROM A HOUSE TO A HOME

Presented by Sue Monteith

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Look back at 200 years of the Taft residence! You’ll get swept up by just how much we have learned about this house, and how the people that lived there made it a home.  Sue, who is a docent there, will share a number of the most interesting stories as well as update us on the recent renovations of one of Cincinnati’s most beloved museums.

May 20, 2023

Board meeting – 11 am

Luncheon in the Lecture Room at noon.

Chef's salad, crackers/rolls and butter, carrot cake

Vivian Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairperson of the Day

Kathy Turin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hostess

REMEMBERING WHEN: THE LOST TEA ROOMS OF DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI

Presented by Cynthia Beischel, author

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The Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati…it was such a different world then!  There was a sense of occasion when going to town. Using firsthand experience stories and gathered information, Cynthia will take you back in time to the days of enjoying an afternoon downtown and having lunch in a popular tea room. Get ready to enjoy the flavors of history on many levels. Books will be available for purchase at this meeting.

March 18, 2023

Board meeting – 11 am

Luncheon in the Lecture Room at noon.  Club sandwich, orange tomato soup, chips/pickle spear, chocolate lovelies.

Sue Eades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairperson of the Day

Carole Rauf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hostess

STAYING THE COURSE FOR HEALTH AND VITALITY

Presented by Valerie A. Ubbes

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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

LAST MILE FOOD RESCUE: ENDING HUNGER IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Presented by Crystal Cottrill, Food Donor Relationship Manager

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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

ROSEMARY’S BABIES: HELPING PREGNANT TEENS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Presented by Rosemary Oglesby-Henry and her daughter Jaliah

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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

OHIO VALLEY VOICES: INNOVATION MEETS EDUCATION

Presented by Maria Sentelik, Executive Director

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Ohio Valley Voices was established nearly two decades ago with the goal of teaching children with hearing losses to listen and speak clearly. Ms. Sentelik, an audiologist, will share the details that have made her small school based in Loveland so successful. She’ll answer questions like, “At what age do you begin to teaching deaf children? How do they hear? Why is there no lip reading or sign language like at other schools?” This organization is the recipient of a 2021-2022 endowment gift from The College Club of Cincinnati.

Lecture Room

Fried chicken salad
Rolls
Cinnamon swirl cake

Ms. Sue Monteith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . Chairman of the Day
Mrs. Lawrence Dennedy . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . Flowers
Mrs. Thomas Sakmyster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hostess

THE CREATION OF A CINCINNATI TRADITION--THE BUTTERFLY SHOW

Presented by Ruth Ann Spears, Founder

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You’ll learn the many things that have gone into the creation of the Cincinnati Parks Butterfly Show held at Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park. Now 25 years in the making, attendees are always amazed by the 100s of butterflies flying throughout the showroom with its special, themed gardens. The 25th Anniversary show in 2021, “Butterflies of Bali,” introduced the unique flora, fauna, and culture of Bali to the Cincinnati region for an engaging, interactive experience. www.cincinnatiparks.com

Lecture Room

Grilled ham steaks
Sweet potato mash
Steamed broccoli
Pecan Pie
Rolls

Ms. Sue Eades . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman of the Day

Ms. Jane Hlad. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flowers

Ms. Sue Monteith . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .. Hostess


BREWHAUS BAKERY: CREATING TREATS FOR PETS AND PEOPLE

Presented by Lisa Jones Graham, Founder and Chief Baker

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The Brewhaus Bakery Company is a unique 501c3 non-profit organization that provides opportunities for local young adults with disabilities to learn new skills in a fun work environment. Brewhaus Dog Bones are handcrafted dog treats made from whole grains and proudly sourced from local microbreweries. There are delicious baked goods for their owners too!

Lecture Room

Hot chicken piccata with angel hair pasta
Steamed spinach
Lindzer torte

Mrs. Nancy Glasgow . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . .. . . . . . . . Chairman of the Day

Ms. Jon H. Sieve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Flowers

Mrs. Diane Wood Kasarda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hostess

THE DRAGONFLY FOUNDATION— A JOURNEY IN COURAGE AND LEARNING

Presented by Christine Neitzke, CEO and Founder

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The Dragonfly Foundation began in 2010 when Christine and Jim’s son, Matt, was diagnosed with cancer. Learn about the family’s journey with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center that led to the founding of this organization to help patients and families find strength, courage, and joy through their diagnosis and treatment. Dragonfly also offers an educational program that works with local schools to connect students to the foundation.

Lecture Room

Hot chicken salad
Dill green beans
Tomato aspic
Mandarin orange cake

Mrs. Ann Hanson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman of the Day


Ms. Maureen Ferrell. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flowers


Ms. Mary Ronan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hostess
 

HOPE’S CLOSET: UPLIFTING THE LIVES OF FOSTER CHILDREN

Presented by Jami Clarke, Executive Director

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Hope’s Chest was founded by foster parents who saw a “circle of brokenness” among foster families and were motivated to restore these relationships when possible. The West Chester-based non-profit works with more than 100 volunteers, providing training and offering encouragement and material support for the families. Executive Director Jami Clarke will describe how Hope’s Closet makes a difference in the community and how others can help.
Hope’s Closet is our main philanthropy project in 2021. At or before this meeting,  items deemed as needed by the families will be collected. Stay tuned!

Lecture Room
Turkey and gravy
Mashed potatoes
Dressing
Cranberry sauce
Green beans
Pumpkin pie

Ms. Janet Walsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .  Chairman of the Day

Mrs. Daniel Minella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flowers

Ms. Rebecca Onderdonk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .Hostess

BOOKED FOR THE FUTURE

Presented by Audrey Bullar, Master Bookseller, Joseph Beth Booksellers

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Audrey Bullar will be sharing a variety of books with us that are sure to grab our attention. For so many of us, books have served as a comforting tether throughout the Covid pandemic. We’ll hear about the adjustments and creative ideas the bookstore adopted during this challenging time.

EVENT TO BE HELD AT Maketewah Country Club 5401 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45237


Chairperson of the Day:  Cindy Browne

Flower Chair:  Irene Hofmann

Hostess:  Paula Spitzmiller

Register For Lunch & Program

 

Exploring the Western Wildlife Corridor

Presented by Matt Taylor

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The Western Wildlife Corridor’s (WWC) mission is to protect the scenic beauty and natural resources of the Ohio River Valley through direct land protection and promotion of responsible land use. Since 1992, the WWC has worked to preserve and restore the greenway corridor of wooded hillsides along the Ohio River, from the Millcreek near downtown Cincinnati to the Great Miami River bordering Indiana. Learn how this initiative is enhancing the quality of life for people in these communities.

Mrs. Nancy Cavanaugh...

Chairman of the Day

Ms. Deborah Jane Campbell.....

Flower Chairman

Our Foremothers: Women in Early Cincinnati History

Presented by Christopher Miller

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Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convenor of dialogue, and a beacon of light for inclusive freedom throughout the globe. It reveals stories of freedom’s heroes – and “she-roes” – from the past to contemporary times. This program focuses on Cincinnati women who played an important part in our local history.

Ms. Rosalyn Fuller......

Chairman of the Day

Ms. Nancy Bolam-Jenkins...

Flower Chairman

Dr. Rajni Harsh...

Hospitality Chairman

Cincinnati Cooks! Nourishing Self-Sufficiency

Presented by Tony Lavatori

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As the Tri-State area’s largest provider of emergency food for people in crisis, the Freestore Foodbank is well regarded for helping to stave off hunger in our community. But did you know that the Freestore also provides free culinary training for unemployed and underemployed local residents – putting them on a path to self-sufficiency? This presentation shares the story of Cincinnati COOKS!, a 10-week commercial cooking school program that prepares graduates with the skills and self-confidence to succeed in culinary jobs in Greater Cincinnati. Since the program began, graduates have landed employment in more than 200 local culinary institutions, uplifting and transforming their lives.

Ms. Janet Walsh....

Chairman of the Day

Mrs. Diane Kasarda...

Flower Chairman

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