Programs 2013-2014

Circle Singers

Directed by Bill Osborne

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 Circle Singers is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based, mixed-voice, adult, community chorus with approximately 35 current members and growing. Their eclectic repertoire has Broadway, classical, standards, folk, spirituals, patriotic, contemporary, religious and other unique numbers. Whether performing at a large community event or a smaller gathering, they bring zest, harmony and FUN  to the occasion. Don’t miss this great show!

 Mrs. Nancy Cavanaugh                                                                          Chairman of the Day

Patrick Henry: Attorney, Statesman, and Five-time Governor of Virginia

Portrayed by Tony Steer

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Tony Steer has been an American History enthusiast for many years, having been a teacher of history and a traveler in history. After visiting Colonial Williamsburg, he became especially interested in Patrick Henry and focused his study on him. Through extensive study and subsequent trips to Williamsburg, Yorktown, Scotchtown and Red Hill where Henry lived, Tony Steer began his adventure into the world of Patrick Henry. Please join us for lunch and a visit with Patrick Henry.

Ms. Rosemary Ennis                                                                                  Chairman of the Day

More Brain Power

Presented by Pamela Baird

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Ms. Baird is a social worker for TriHealth’s Seniority Health Programs. She will present information about exercising an important body muscle: Our Brain. The brain is a muscle that is receiving increase attention in today’s health care arena. It needs exercise and stimulation for optimal functioning. Please join us for some tips on how to exercise your brain.   

Ms. Jane Hlad                                                                                            Chairman of the Day

Mother of Mercy’s Show Choir

Directed by Ms. Kim Zang

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 Ms. Zang has joined Mother of Mercy High School to direct the show choir. This is a young choir that has performed for many Westside events. They will perform holiday favorites to set us in the holiday spirit.

Ms. Kathleen Monahan (Kathy)                                                         Chairman of the Day 

Container Gardening

Presented by Susan Rahn

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 Ms. Rahn will share with us the secrets to successful container gardening. It is fun, easy and relaxing to garden in containers. Almost all plants can be grown in containers: pots, baskets, urns; all shapes and sizes. Vegetables, annuals, and perennials can still be yours without laboring in a garden bed. She will discuss which plants do well in this environment, watering needs, and when we can start these gardens.

 Ms. Cindy Browne                                                                             Chairman of the Day

How the Affordable Care Act Affects Healthcare Consumers

Presented by Kate Keller, MPA

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Kate Keller, MPA is the Vice President for Policy and External Relations at The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. She is responsible for the organization's Affordable Care Act Education program as well as the Foundation’s communications efforts. The Affordable Care Act  was passed in March 2010.  The law’s implementation began shortly after passage with significant changes occurring in 2014.  One of the law’s goals is to expand the number of Americans with insurance that covers the basic health care services everyone needs.  This expansion includes enhancing benefit plans, tax subsidies to purchase insurance and expanded Medicaid eligibility. This workshop will provide an overview of the ACA, how all these changes affect will affect you, and what you need to know to be prepared for 2014 and beyond.   Mrs. Mary Russell                                                                       Chairman of the Day


Unsolved Cincinnati Murders

Presented by J. T. Townsend

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 Mr. Townsend is a freelance writer and lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He is a true crime historian, writing for Snitch Magazine, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Magazine, and others. Mr. Townsend will discuss “What keeps armchair detectives awake at night?”  through a presentation of the Cincinnati’s Most Infamous Murder Mysteries. 

Ms. Sue Eades                                                                                        Chairman of the Day

Loving Friends Retirement Home

Presented by CWC Players

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The CWC players will present a lively new play written by a CWC member, the fourth season with the residents from the Loving Friends Retirement Home, or a Broadway hit.  It is a mystery for all of us. Teasers will be presented to the membership by Mrs. Carol Parsons as the play draws closer.

Components for Abundant Living

Presented by Gary Griesser, the Singing Motivator

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 Gary completed a 27-year career as a professional educator in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and began a new career as a motivational speaker. His Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education equips him to uniquely blend his speaking with his rich baritone singing voice to earn him the title “Singing Motivator”.  Gary masterfully blends story, song, and humor to take his listeners on a journey they’ll never forget.  He has made hundreds of presentations to educational, religious, and business organizations.

 Mrs. Jane Arnold                                                                       Chairman of the Day

The State of the Arts in Cincinnati

Presented by Janelle Gelfand

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 Janelle Gelfand was named Classical Music Critic for The Cincinnati Enquirer in 1993 and has written for the paper since 1991. She is an accomplished pianist, having traveled with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on three European tours and two tours to Japan. When the Cincinnati POPS toured mainland China and Singapore for the first time, she was there. She was a professor of  music history at the Cincinnati College Conservatory. She will share her knowledge of the arts in Cincinnati with us.  

Mrs. Helena Pieratt                                                                      Chairman of the Day

Why Shakespeare? Comedic Excerpts

Presented by The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

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 Three professional actors from The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company answer a common question: “Why do we still study Shakespeare today?”  They will present interesting facts about Shakespeare, incorporate an opportunity for audience participation, and perform scenes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Macbeth”, “Comedy of Errors”, and others as part of their comedic presentation.  Please join us for this lunch and program.

 Mrs. Mary Reed Lyon                                                                               Chairman of the Day


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