Montgomery Woman's Club, Inc., affiliated with
General Federation of Women's Clubs and Ohio Federation of Women's Clubs
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Organized in 1952, the Montgomery Woman's Club remains dedicated to community service and to the promotion of cultural and environmental endeavors within the local area. For details on Montgomery Woman's Club activities click on banner segments above.
The Montgomery Woman's Club is open to all women.
New members are always welcome.
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See the 2017-2018 Town Hall line-up. Full details will follow on Town Hall webpage.
Full details 2016-2017 Town Hall Lecture Series can be seen be on the Town Hall webpage
Programs: See all 2016-2017 programs on Programs page.
Next meeting: April 20th 2017
April 20th 2017 Socializing:-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7.00PM
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it.(Abraham Lincoln)---------------7.30PM
Spring Event: Passport to Fashion will be held on May 6th at Manor House,7440 Mason Montgomery Rd. For full details see Spring Event page
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Recent Events from 2016-2017 year
Latest lecture in Town Hall Series.
Melissa Gilbert: Wed April 5th or Thurs April 6th 2017. Life after "Little House on the Prairie".
Half-Pint from "Little House on the Prairie" is all grown up. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has appeared in several productions on Broadway, and has acted in and produced a variety of shows on TV, as well as appearing in various movies. She was a contender on Season 12 of "Dancing with the Stars". As president of the Screen Actors Guild she worked to pass laws protecting child actors among other endeavors, and is national spokesperson for the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. In March 2016 she returned to TV on the midseason drama "Secrets and Lies".
Katie Laur: Wed Mar. 9th or Thurs Mar. 10th 2017. The Queen Bee of Cincinnati Blue Grass.
The queen bee of Cincinnati Bluegrass, Katie currently has a radio show each Sunday night on WNKY called “Music from the Hills of Home”. She also writes a bi-monthly column for the Cincinnati Magazine. One of the original musicians on the Prairie Home Companion, she has played the Kennedy Center and travelled to Russia as music ambassador. Credited with legitimizing bluegrass music in Cincinnati starting in the 70s, she has been called a “Patch in Ohio’s rich cultural quilt”. With a rich sense of humor and a knack for storytelling, the rooms fill up quickly wherever she plays.
She will bring her guitar and sing for us.
January 20th, 2017: Poetry and Short Stories competition judging.
Poetry and Short Stories competition is for 1st to 12th grades in Sycamore Area Schools. Womens Club members judge the entries. (From the photo the judges seem to enjoy the entries!) The awards are presented to the winners at their respective schools by MWC club members.First place in each catagory goes on to be judged at State level.
January 4th 2017, Downtown Decorating:time for MWC members,city volunteers and city personnel to separate out all the decorations, box, and stow away, to be ready for 2017-2018.
December 19th 2016, Montgomery Care Center:Club volunteers help celebrate birthdays of the residents of the Care Center with monthly birthday parties. This involves serving cake and ice cream for all and a small birthday gift for those celebrating their birthdays.The residents and MWC members also enjoy a singalong accompanied on the piano by member Tina Kramer.
The December party includes a small Holiday gift donated by the Club's Sew'n'Sews group for each attendee.
Gifts ready to go!
Individual gift bags
Contents of bags, + a Xmas card
Click here for President's Message re Montgomery Care Center
December 8th, 2016: Members celebrated the Holiday Season with Luncheon at Embers
Holiday Season and time to decorate Downtown Montgomery.
See the process etc here.
And more here
Mitch Albom: Wed Nov. 9th or Thurs Nov. 10th 2016. Multi talented speaker.
Author, philanthropist, columnist, and sports reporter, he is an inspiration around the world. His books have sold over 35 million copies in over 40 languages. His breakthrough book, Tuesdays with Morrie, was made into a TV movie and remains one of the top selling memoirs of all time. He is an award winning sport columnist and an active philanthropist. His first love has always been music. He plays several instruments and is in a band with several other well-known authors. His latest book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto is a great story based on the power of music in our lives.
There will be a book signing after each lecture.
October 20th program: Domestic Violence (Meier Baur: Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati
Full understanding of the great job done by Assistance League.
Click image for full show!
Successful Finery And Fleas event. Saturday, September 24th from 9a-1p at Sycamore HS.
See the great selection of items available at this Annual Event
RECENT EVENTS FROM 2015-2016 YEAR
Bastille Day: The club again supported City of Montgomery Bastille Day celebrations on Saturday July 16th. Woman's Club booth was well attended and featured their $500.00 Visa gift card drawing. See the action here!
The Club supported the City Of Montgomery's Fourth of July celebrations. See their presence here
All Club Program details for 2015-2016 on Programs page.
May, 19, 2016
9:30 AM - Socializing
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND SPRING LUNCHEON - 10:00 AM
This was the final meeting of the year and a time to congratulate ourselves on a successful year.
And set out the officers for 2016-2017
Essay, poetry and short story competition for local schools.
See the winners from this great program.
Spring Event: Luncheon and Fashion Show,was held on May14th, 2016, 10.30am, at Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040.
See Spring Event link for details.
April 21 , 2016
7:00 PM - Socializing SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS -7:30 PM
"The Best Way to Predict the Future is To Create It" - Abraham Lincoln
We are fortunate to be able to meet the recipients of our Senior Scholarship and Undergraduate Grants at our yearly reception. The academic achievements and community service of these outstanding young people will be evident as they share their personal stories. As members of MWC, we can take pride in these deserving students as they realize their dreams. This is a very special evening where the culmination of our hard work takes form. Tonight we will see the future that we are helping to create.
MARCH 3RD BOARD MEETING
Having some fun on Dr Seuss day. Book inspirations!
February 18, 2016 7 :00 PM - Socializing
CHOCOLATE FROM THE HEART-7:30 PM
February was (and will be) Heart Healthy Month and luckily dark chocolate is good for the heart.
MWC member Trina Liss talked a bit about the health benefits of chocolate and a bit more about the different types and brands of dark chocolate.
December 10, 2015 11:30 AM
Getting into the holiday spirit at the beautifully decorated Kenwood Country Club
MWC members attending luncheon and Sycamore Select Choir who provided the musical entertainment
Holiday Luncheon: Centerpiece from each table and box of Kisses for all attendees
From President of MWC, Nov 30, 2015:
Thank you for all of the wonderful things that you do to support our community and those who are in need.
Thanks to your generosity, Nancy Jones, Roz Novak and Claire Hounchell delivered forty (40) pumpkin pies and twenty(20) apple pies to the Stone Creek Dining Company as part of their 7th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
Participants in this event come from all over the community (i.e. Cancer Family Care, Sycamore Schools, A Kid Again, Respite Center, YWCA and by word of mouth). Stone Creek does not publicize the event in any way in consideration of the guests. This year, they planned to serve six hundred people.
Program: November 19, 2015 7:00 PM - Socializing
"GOLD STAR MOTHERS PILGRIMAGE OF REMEMBRANCE" -7:30 PM
John Graham is the author of the book "Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930s”.
He also co-produced a PBS documentary " Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage of Remembrance"
Completed lecture: Janine Driver: "International body language expert." Mar 9and 10, 2016
You say more than you think
Also known as the Lyintamer her expertise is outlined in You can't lie to me. Her subjects of study have been varied and include the iconic and revered Muppets!
Completed lecture:Capt Mark Kelly: Oneof the twin NASA astonauts. Nov 11th and 12th 2015
Endeavor to Succeed.
Mark Kelly is an American astronaut, U.S. Navy Captain and an experienced naval aviator who flew combat missions during the Gulf War.
He flew his first of four space shuttle missions in 2001 aboard Endeavour, the same space shuttle that he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. He is one of only two individuals who have visited the International Space Station on four different occasions.
With 6,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft, 39 combat missions and more than 50 days in space, Mark Kelly is one of our country’s most experienced pilots.
Annual Fluffing and Downtown Decorating, November 7th and 9th respectively.
Fluffing in action and completion! (click to enlarge)
Busy decorating downtown
And how Downtown now looks.
West side of street bathed in early morning sunshine.
Or view via PDF here.
And now put away for next Holiday season (2016):
|Bows off and ready to pack away||Boxed for next season||Finished: coffee and donuts!|
Halloween fun: MWC presented the 23rd Annual Finery and Fleas event Oct 31st. 9.00am to 1pm at the Sycamore High School. Items included books, housewares, clothing, holiday items, jewelry, knickknacks, etc. etc. Famous bake shop sold out (of course!).
Usual great range of people and materials at Finery and Fleas. See MWC Facebook page for more photos of this event.
See MWC Facebook page for more photos of this event
MWC Group Activities
|MWC's monthly (Oct!) birthday party for Montgomery Care Center||Gardening Club members caring for garden at Swaim Lodge.||Sample Sew and Sews hand work for presenting to various area hospitals, schools, and care centers.|
|Packages from Sew &Sews to recipients at Montgomery Care Center on 12/21/2015. Spot the angels!||Presentation of pull tops collected by members to the Ronald McDonald House|
PROGRAM: October 15,2015 6:30 P.M. - Socializing
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION—7:00 P.M. A GFWC SIGNATURE PROJECT
Judge Amy Searcy was appointed to Hamilton County's Domestic Relations Court in May 2014.
As a domestic relations judge, Amy Searcy places a focus on the family.
|Hon. Judge Amy Searcy.||Meier Bauer, President, Assistance League of Cincinnati.||"Shower of Sunshine" donations from MWC members for New Beginnings, shelter for abused women and children.|
Oct 15th meeting: several new members with existing MWC members.
Completed lecture: "Steve Hartman: Reporter CBS "On the Road Series."Oct 14 and 15, 2015.
Steve Hartman has been a CBS News correspondent since 1998, now presenting "On the Road" which is modeled after the long-running, legendary series of the same name which was originally reported by one of America's greatest TV storytellers, the late newsman Charles Kuralt.
Steve Hartman and MWC Town Hall personnel 10/15
GFWC Great Lakes Region Conference Oct 9th-11th, Toledo, Ohio: meeting is organised for Region Clubs to share ideas and projects. Region consists of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
MWC attendees at Region Conference
PROGRAM: September 17,2015 7:00 P.M.- Socializing
WELCOME BACK PARTY - 7:30 P.M.
It's a party! Celebrate with old friends and new, as we usher in the Club year with good food, fun, games and entertainment.
The Club fair will show off what the Club has to offer its members.
|Activites during Sept 17th meeting. Pictures show the range of MWC activities and social aspect of meeting. The McGing Irish dancers provided the evening's entertainment.|
South West District Fall Conference, hosted by MWC at Blue Ash Crowne Plaza,Sept 12th 2015.
Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Display
Ohio Federation Officers and SWD Secretary
Gems of Ohio
Invitation to Margaritaville at Great Lakes Conference
Ohio Federation and SouthWest District
Handover to 2015-2016, Tea Party and Installation of Officers: May 21, 2015, 9:30 am –
Favorite hats, fascinators, and hair fancies were worn and Officers for 2015-2016 installed at this meeting.
See activities at this gathering!
MWC's Monthly (September) Birthday Party at Montgomery Care Center.
|And one special toasting of a 100th birthday, with lemonade and roses|
|Financial Advisory Committee 2014-2015||MWC representatives at South West District Information Day, August 22, 2015|
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Town Hall Lecture Series
The Town Hall Lecture Series is published yearly in April/May, with lectures occurring in October, November, then March and April of the following year. There are three presentation times for each lecture: Wednesday 11.00am, Wednesday 8.00pm, and Thursday 11.00am. Those on the mailing list will receive their application forms in the mail in April/May. If you are not on the mailing list for the series, and wish to purchase tickets, see further details by visiting our Town Hall Lecture Series page. Also check out this Town Hall page for information on past series.
In July the club supports the annual Bastille Day celebrations in Montgomery. A raffle is also held.
Finery and Fleas
The annual upscale flea market, with significant finery, takes place on a Saturday in the Fall at Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Rd, Montgomery (directions here).
The above Fundraisers support:
- Scholarships: The proceeds from the Town Hall Lecture Series provide Senior Scholarships for High School Seniors, Undergraduate Grants for College Students, and Woman's Opportunity Grants for mature women who need to return to school. See details on the Scholarships page.
- Cultural Series: The lecture series provides support to the Sycamore Student Cultural Series which benefits every child in the Sycamore School District by providing a variety of cultural experiences.
- Other Support: The proceeds of the other fundraisers support many worthy causes both locally and nationally, such as those below.
N.E.E.D.S SOUTHWEST OHIO NURSES ASSOCIATION BLUE ASH/MONTGOMERY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OUR DAILY BREAD BLUE ASH LIBRARY STEPPING STONES CRAYONS TO COMPUTERS SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL AFTER PROM PARTY BETHESDA FOUNDATION CLOVERNOOK CENTER MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS OF CINCINNATI INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
The Montgomery Woman's Club:
- offers its members opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment in special social groups such as golf, bridge, dining groups, book discussions, gardening, sewing, and stock market investing
- decorates the downtown area of Montgomery for the holidays
- assists the Montgomery Beautification Commission in planting hanging baskets for the street posts in the Montgomery Historic District
- sponsors monthly birthday parties for the residents of the Montgomery Care Center
- established the Books for Babies program to encourage parents to introduce children to the joys of reading
EVENTS FROM 2014-2015 YEAR
Tea Party and Installation of Officers: May 21, 2015, 9:30 am –
Favorite hats, fascinators, and hair fancies were worn and Officers for 2015-2016 installed at this meeting.
See activities at this gathering!
International Students Luncheon Thursday May 7th.2015
At this year's The International Students Luncheon the club hosted 34 students from Sycamore High School from 19 countries. A mini-UN in the making. The breakdown was: 6 China, 5 Japan, 2 South Korea, 2 Taiwan, 2 India, 2 Russia, 2 Kyrgyzstan, 2 Myanmar and one each from Cambodia, France, Georgia, Peru, Pakistan, Vietnam, Italy, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, and Guatemala.
New Spring Event, a luncheon and fashion show premiered May 2nd, 2015. Show was a sold out success.
Several meetings with actions for the Show are shown below.
Event photos. Success can be seen in the faces attached. Book early for 2016!!
For more photos see the Spring Event webpage and Facebook Page
This Spring Event supports the Cincinnati Fisher House
GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs Convention 2015: MWC members attended this meeting in Columbus on April 25-26th, 2015. See activities at this meeting.
MWC 2015 Scholarship Awards Night: April 16th, 2015 at Terwilligers Lodge, Dulle Park.
Awardees and special guest (and previous awardee) WKRC meteorologist, Scott Dimmich, and his mother Club member Nancy Dimmich. Full details on Scholarship page
2014-2015 Town Hall series: The 52nd season of the Lecture Series is now completed. Full details of the 2015-2016 series will be posted on Town Hall page..
2015 Sycamore Schools Writing Contest:
This contest includes all grades and covers Poetry, Short Stories, and Essays. The competition is organized by MWC Arts Department Chairman Nancy Jones, who presented the awards.
Maple Dale Elementary...............Riley Kneflin.
Blue Ash Elementary...................Claire Elizabeth Dillon.
Symmes Elementary....................Lauren Young.
Greene School.............................Julie Fort.
Sycamore Junior High..................Chris Ge
Sycamore High School.................Jessica Boone.
Congratulations to all. This contest produces writing with great originality and gives pleasure to authors and judges.
March meeting of Sycamore Schools Cultural Series Board.
The Board is comprised of Montgomery Woman's club members and Sycamore School Educators
MWC Board Meeting March 9th
Board members celebrated reading with special recognition of Dr Seuss!
MWC Board Meeting Feb 5th.
Board members wore red and served healthy food to celebrate Heart Health Day.
March 19, 2015, 9:30 am –Women's History Month: Dottie Miller, long time member and former President (1956-57), will share memories of Montgomery Woman's Club. Diane Shields will educate and entertain us on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. More detail
February 19, 2015, 7:00 pm – Arnice Smith:cancelled due to weather
Program:January 15, 2015, 9:30 am– Mary Brinkman, Canine Companions: Mary Brinkman will discuss her life and her Canine Companion Assistance Dog. More Detail.
Also present at the meeting were special guests from OFWC, here with MWC President.
Montgomery Care Center Holiday Party, Dec. 15th, 2014.
MWC members helped to "make the Season bright" with a singalong of Christmas and Hannakah songs, accompanied by Tina Kramer at the piano and jingle bells for all. Residents enjoyed cake and ice cream plus gifts from the Sew 'n' Sews group. A rousing good time was had by all!
Some of the stalwart volunteers at the monthly birthday party at the Montgomery Care Center. Each resident receives a gift from MWC and enjoys ice cream and cake to celebrate her/his birthday.
Winter Holiday Season is time for Downtown Decorating.
First there is the fluffing process:
Then there is the decorating procedure:
And this is the final picture!
Bastille Day: The Club again supported the City of Montgomery annual Bastille day, held downtown Montgomery July 19th 2014. Club feature was a $500 (equivalent to about 372) raffle prize.
Click here for more scenes from the day, including surprized raffle winner!
The installation of the officers for 2014-2015 year.
This ceremony took place in May 2014. Accompanying the ceremony the members celebrated with a hat and tea party.
For more see Photo Album page .
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Archives: For earlier year's activities visit Archives page
Also see Photo Albums under construction
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