Montgomery Woman's Club, Inc., affiliated with
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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.
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Events for 2013-2014 year
See Writing Contest, Town Hall, Finery and Fleas, Downtown Deocrating, Programs, below.
Writing Contest: This is an annual event sponsored by the Club for students in the Sycamore School District. The competition covers Short Stories and Poems with prizes for grades 1 through 12. More details in the poster (click to enlarge) below. Note the deadline of December 13th, 2013 for submitting. The information is also forwarded to the local schools. The winning stories and poems are read by the contestant at the Club's Program of February 20th 2014. This is a fun meeting that members, contestants, and their families should not miss.
2013-2014 Town Hall slate added below (click to increase size). This will be the 51st season of the Lecture Series.
First lecture Oct 9and 10, Dr Ballard, now complete. Excellent reception by the audience. You may now buy single tickets for the lectures or get the best deal by buying all 3 remaining lectures. Full details are posted on the Town Hall page.
Next Town Hall Lecture in Season 2013-2014:
John McPherson:Humor, a Powerful Form of Communication. March 12 & 13, 2014
John McPherson's cartoons are fresh, fun, humorous, intelligent, and above all they are too close to home! He is the creator of the comic panel "Close to Home" which appears in over 700 papers around the globe. A talented speaker and presenter McPherson loves to talk about his life as a cartoonist and where he finds his humor. His presentations are informative and engaging with a great deal of audience participation.In 2004, McPherson was awarded a lifetime achievement award by his alma mater, Bucknell University. He has published numerous collections of his cartoons as well as page-a-day calendars and has illustrated many books.
First Town Hall Lecture in Season 2013-2014
Dr Robert Ballard's lectures on 10/9 amd 10/10 covered the well known areas of Deep Sea Diving, Ocenography, and Techical Institutes, but also covered his passion for education, especially for the young. This latter interest is pursued with his Jason.org activity where advanced science projects are highlighted.
Here a delighted young fan met Dr Ballard after the Wednesday AM lecture.
Second Town Hall Lecture in Seaon 2013-2014
Mara Liasson's lecture "The Changing Face of American Politics" on 11/13 and 11/14 was surely timely. Her comments from such a deep and diverse background were well received.
November 21, 2013, 7:00 pm – November 21, 2013, 7:00 pm –Flower Arranging 101 by Beth Durban and Tammy Schuman.
Attendees were shown and involved in the practical art of flower arranging. Participants took home their work!
Support to N.E.E.D.S: the Club supports NEEDS with supply of food, and other essentials, and restocking the shelves.
Finery and Fleas
The Club ran another successful Finery and Fleas at Sycamore High School on October 25th, 2013. Look out for this next year: all types of household good, clothes, books, cakes and of course finery.
This annual event covers the Club's major contibution, along with City personnel and volunteers, to the Seasonal decorating of Downtown Montgomery. The decorating is preceded by the annual Fluffing where the wreaths, garlands, bows and sprigs are made ready for installation. Thanks to the Montgomery Inn for the lunch after the decorating was complete. For more phoptos see see Photo Album page
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Many of the club's events are reported in the Cincinnati Express where you can see event photos or read the current issue online.
Events from club year 2012-2013
Bastille Day July 20th, 2013: The Club had a booth at the Sister Cities Commision's fundraising event in Momtgomery. This year the Club sold commemorative beer mugs at its booth. This 22oz mug sported a handsome logo highlighting the Sister-Cities Commission's premier fund raising event.
These beer mugs will be the first in a series that have been developed and sold by the Woman's Club, in partnership with the Commission. The mugs sold for $25.00 each and could be filled at the beer booth for the price of a regular beer ticket, $5.00. A free drink ticket was included with the first 50 beer mugs sold.
"BEER Enthusiasts: Kronenbourg is the official beer of Bastille Day! This French beer is the most popular pub brew in France. In honor of Montgomery’s Sister City, Neuilly-Plaisance, plenty of this popular draft was on tap at Bastille Day". For more info follow the link to Bastille Day
July 4th Montgomery parade. Never mind the weather so long as we're together.....! The pictures tell the story of this year's parade and members' dedication.
Appraisal in the Park, May16th program featured evaluation of antique type items brought by Club menbers and evaluated by Mark Mallette of Mallette and Associates. No blockbusters but a very enjoyable Roadshow!
For more photos see see Photo Album page
For the May 2013 meeting the Lazy Daisy Garden Club visited the Glenwood Gardens
See Garden Club Photo Album
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.). 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 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).
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For prior year activities visit Archives page
Also see Photo Albums under construction
Montgomery Woman's Club, Inc. -- PO Box 42114, Cincinnati, OH, 45242 -- Voicemail (513) 852-1901 -- Town Hall (513) 684-1632