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.
Photos of all activities and events are posted on the Montgomery Woman's Club Webshots Album and follow activities on Facebook
See activities of other community groups in the area: North East Welcomers .
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Upcoming Events 2013-2014 year
2013-2014 Town Hall slate added below (click to increase size). This will be the 51st season of the Lecture Series. Full details will be posted soon on the Town Hall page.
Looking for some other cultural activity around the area? Check out the Blue Ash and Montgomery Symphony Orchestra (BAMSO) Many of the club's events are reported in the Cincinnati Express where you can see event photos or read the current issue online.
Recent Events, from club year 2012-2013
Annual Lunch for Sycamore International Students.
Lunch, held at Swaim Lodge on May2nd 2013, shows the wide range of foreign students in Sycamore High School.Selected teachers also in attendance.
For more photos see photo album page
The April 18th, 2013 program covered the Scholarship Awards for 2013. See full details on the Scholarship page.
Laura Ling: "Journey of Hope" April 24th and 25th
Laura Ling is the host and reporter on E! Investigates, a documentary series on the E! Network, which explores topics such as teen suicide and the challenges faced by military spouses.Prior to joining the E! Network Ling served as Vice President of Current TV’s journalism department and created Current’s weekly investigative documentary series Vanguard. Ling also worked as a correspondent reporting on crucial issues from around the world. She has reported from dozens of countries and has covered subjects including slave labor in the Amazon, Mexico’s drug war, Internet censorship in China, and women’s rights in Turkey.In March 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women, Ling was detained by North Korean soldiers along the Chinese-North Korean border. She and her colleague Euna Lee were arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days before being granted a special pardon and returning to the United States. She has since sought to shine a light on the issue of trafficked women as well as to bring greater attention to the plight of other imprisoned journalists around the world. Ling has also worked as a series producer for Channel One News where she produced reports from around the globe. Ling co-created Breaking it Down, a documentary series on MTV that aired between 1999 and 2001. Her work has also appeared on ABC's Nightline, NBC, PBS, and the WB.
Ling is co-author with her sister Lisa of Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home.
The Club will repeated the format of the Antiques Show of 2012 with 2013 with show times of Saturday April 6th from 12 noon to 6pm and Sunday April 7th from 11am to 4pm. Same venue and similar layout. For details of 2012 event see our Antiques Show webpage.
Louis Freeh My FBI experiences. March 13th and 14th, 2013
FBI Director(1993-2001) Louis Freeh has a lifelong dedication to protect the U.S. citizens with investigations, justice, and strong ethics. Mt Freeh, a lawyer,was a FBI Secial Agent, an Assist. U.S. Attorney, and a District Judge in the 1980's. Notoriety within his field heightened with his work to convict 16 of 17 organized crime defendants in the famous Pizza Connection case. While at the FBI's helm, Mr Freeh oversaw notable cases such as TWA Flight 800, Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing and many others. His post-FBI experience has included corporate legal and ethics work, with emphasis on corporate financial disclosure.
March 21, 2013, 9:30 am – UNDERSTANDING ISLAM AND MUSLIM BELIEFS: MYTH VERSUS REALITY, presented by Shakila Ahmad – Shakila Ahmad covered some of the prejudices and misunderstandings about Islam. She believes misunderstandings have led to stereotypes and prejudice. Ms. Ahmad shared the experiences and concepts that form her belief structure.
February 21, 2013, 7:00 pm. This included the AWARDS PRESENTATION for the winners of our Short Story, Poetry and Essay Contests for area students. The students ages 6 to 18 were present and shared some of their writings. Who knows, some year one of these talented youngsters may be on the New York Times best seller list. See the winner certificates (Authors Awards 2013) and their photos.
January 17, 2013, 9:30 am – IF ONLY I HAD MORE BRAIN!, was presented by Candy Hart, RN – “With the thoughts I’d be thinkin’ I could be another Lincoln – if I only had a brain!” Candy Hart, RN, lead us in a lively discussion on how to improve your brain at any age. Exercising your brain helps keep it sharp and focused. Learning helps to create pathways in the brain.
The Club's Cultural Series provides, through financing and organizing, the students of Sycamore Schools with an exposure to the
local arts environment. Here Edwin Greene students visited the Cincinnati Art Museum
December 13, 2012, 11:30 am – HOLIDAY LUNCHEON, was at the beautifully decorated KENWOOD COUNTRY CLUB, with entertainment by SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER MUSIC CHOIR under the direction of Ken Holt.
Thane Maynard: Hope for Animals and Their World. November 14th and 15th, 2012
Author and wildlife expert Thane Maynard is the director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and a conservation advocate.
Great talk and the animals of course stole the show!
November 15, 2012, 7:00 pm – RAISING AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, presented by Judge Heather Russell – Recently, Judge Russell was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court’s Domestic Violence Advisory Committee. She has instructed area police departments in the areas of domestic violence prosecution, homicide investigations and emergency room sexual assault protocol. Heather Russell is passionate about raising awareness of domestic violence and is eager to share with the Montgomery Woman’s Club her experiences and insights.
Downtown Decorating annual activities for City.
*First it was fluffing on Sat Nov 10th:
*Now see some of the results in December!
Finery and Fleas:This event took place on Saturday October 27th, 2012, at Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Rd, Montgomery
Images show the large number of finery, books, and cakes available as well as a wide angle display of the show.
Program: (full year's list here )
October 18, 2012, 9:30 am – NAVY SEALS, presented by John Sanchez – The U.S. Navy SEALS were established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 as a small, elite maritime military force to conduct Unconventional Warfare. The Navy SEALS are trained to operate in all the environments (Sea, Air and Land) for which they are named. Navy SEAL John Sanchez will speak about his training and experiences as a SEAL.
Jamie Farr: A Conversation with Jamie Farr. October 10th and 11th. 2012
First lecture was an enjoyable and comedic trip through Jamie Farr's life events from Toledo to Hollywood, covering his stage experiences, celebrity interactions, and golfing activities.
Brian was in the military when he met Jamie some years ago so was able to visit the past, prior to the lecture!
September 20, 2012, 7:00 pm An origami session replaced the advertised program. All amazed!
This year represent the Club's 60th year in action. The cake at the Sept meeting was served and well deserved.
The Lazy Daisy Garden Club had a field outing to Greenacres Farm.
Bastille Day, July 14th: The Club had a stand at the annual Bastille Day celebrations in the City of Montgomery. There were good raffle prizes and the Club promoted their activities
The Club, as always, participated in the Montgomery July 4th parade. You can see some photos below of the float contruction and parade appearance. (click on image to enlarge, more in album,). Note the 60th year for the Club and the important messages of Town Hall (tickets still available for a great line-up), community , and education.
The above Fundraisers support:
N.E.E.D.S THE SCRATCHING POST BLUE ASH/MONTGOMERY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OUR DAILY BREAD BLUE ASH LIBRARY CINCINNATI FIRE MUSEUM CRAYONS TO COMPUTERS SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL AFTER PROM PARTY MARY MAGDALEN HOUSE CLOVERNOOK CENTER MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS OF CINCINNATI INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK LOWER PRICE HILL COMMUNITY SCHOOL AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS, INC
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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 September. If you are not on the mailing list for the series, you may apply for, or purchase, a ticket, and see further details by visiting our Town Hall Lecture Series page. Also check out this Town Hall page and the Town Hall Webshots Album for information on past series.
In July the club supports the annual Bastille Day celebrations in Montgomery. A raffle is held with many prizes generously donated by local merchants.
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). Now check the relevant album for Finery ans Fleas.
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For prior year activities visit Archives page
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