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See Writing Contest, Town Hall, Finery and Fleas, Downtown Decorating, Programs, below.

Events from 2014-2015 year


Annual  Lunch for Sycamore International Students. See news story

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Scholarship awards program was held onApril 17th 2014 at Terwilliger's Lodge. For details of program and scholarship awards see Scholarship page link above.







Programs for 2014-2015

     Unless otherwise noted the programs will be at Terwilligers Lodge in Dulle Park, off Deerfield Road. Guests are welcome to come and enjoy all programs. Membership is open to all women.


Events from 2013-2014 year

See Writing Contest, Town Hall, Finery and Fleas, Downtown Decorating, Programs, below.


Annual  Lunch for Sycamore International Students. See news story

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ScholarshipScholarship awards program was held onApril 17th 2014 at Terwilliger's Lodge. For details of program and scholarship awards see Scholarship page link above.







AntShowALL NEW Antiques, Art and Mid-Century Modern Show and Sale.

Show dates: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11.00am - 6.00pm

                        Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11.00am - 4.00pm

Location: Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, Cincinnati 45249

For more details see our Antiques and Art Show webpage

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Town Hall Lecture Series.


First Town Hall Lecture in Season 2013-2014

BallardChildDr 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 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 Season 2013-2014.

LiassonMara 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.






Third Town Hall Lecture in Season 2013-2014.

McPherson John McPherson's talk: "Humor, a Powerful Form of Communication" 3/12 & 3/13, 2014, was a lively, humorous, and entertaining lecture. McPherson is the creator of the comic panel "Close to Home" which appears in over 700 papers around the globe.






Season's Final Town Hall Lecture 2013-2014.

Feinstein Michael Feinstein: A Morning/Evening with Michael Feinstein. April 9& 10, 2014 was a great finale to the series with outstanding music, songs, and the history of the muscicians, especially the Gershwins.










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!

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RoseWriting 2013-2014 submissions completed.

Writing Contest:

This is an annual event sponsored by the Club for students in the Sycamore SchoolContestDistrict. 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.





RoseThe winning stories and poems were read by the contestant at the Club's Program of February20th 2014. This was a fun meeting. Members, contestants, and their families should not miss.


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Winners of the Montgomery Woman's Club's writing contest. Feb 20th, 2014: Evelyn Cao, Victoria Debrosse, Delaney Greve, Olivia Paguirigan, Andrew Tan, Maria Shomo, Nicole Lim, Grace Deng, Anisa Khatana, Claire Atkinson, Olivia Rein, Jordan Bryant, Jordan Grace Overly, Neha Sunil, Libby Van Den Brink, Christine Zou. Additional winners not shown are: Michael Arentz, Katie Good, Sean Stevens, Parker Entrup, Alex Deyhle and Moriah Rachel Conan.








MWC members at Feb 20th meeting.



Support to N.E.E.D.S: the Club supports NEEDS with supply of food, and other essentials, and restocking the shelves.



FineryandFleasFinery 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.



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Downtown Decorating.

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








Many of the club's events are reported in the Cincinnati Express where you can see event photos or read the current issue online.




2012-2013 Events from club


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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.  

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RoseAppraisal 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!


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For more photos see see Photo Album page


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For the May 2013 meeting the Lazy Daisy Garden Club visited the Glenwood Gardens

See Garden Club Photo Album






RoseAnnual  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.









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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 ofSaturday 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.





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LouisFBI 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.






















January17, 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.


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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.










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Thane Maynard: Hope for Animals and Their World. November 14th and 15th, 2012




Author and wildlife expert Thane Maynard is the director of the CincinnatiZoo 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.

Rose   Downtown Decorating annual activities for City.

*First it was fluffing on Sat Nov 10th:


















*Now see some of the results in December!





FineryandFleasFinery 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.


RoseProgram: (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


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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!






RoseProgram: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.
















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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




RoseMontgomery July 4th paradeThe Club, as always, participated in this 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.


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Events from club year, 2011-2012

RoseAs well as the monthly program, "Ute from Uptown Girl-Downtown Girl", the May17th meeting saw the transfer from the 2011-2012 officers to the new officers for 2012-2013.

The new Officers were installed by Carolyn Adams, South West District President. See additional photos on the Current Information Album





Activities of the Garden Club can be seen at the Swaim House on Cooper Road. See more photos in the Current Information Album










The presentation to the recipients of the High School Senior scholarships and College Undergraduate grants took place at the April 19th Program Meeting at Terwilligers Lodge. Recipients shown in picture below. For more information on on this meeting and further details on the scholarships and grants see our Scholarship page





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Jeffrey Toobin: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court was held onApril 25th and 26th, 2012. The talk focused on the government and legal issues as well as the history of the Supreme Court




Rose EssayThe Club program for February 16, 2012: Sycamore students, Our Top Choices for Young Writers and Poets Contest.

See some of the winners and a great letter from a recipient.


AntArtShowTheNEW Antiques show was held on March30th and 31st. View more photos in the 2012Antiques Show Webshots Album



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Amy Dickinson: Ask Amy: A conversation with Amy Dickinson was held on March 21st and 22nd, 2012. Amy covered her life in rural New York and in the media






Club members spent some holiday time with residents of the Montgomery Care Center. Cookies and gifts (bandanas and bracelets, made by Sew 'n' Sews) were distributed and all joined in carolling accompanied by the talented Club pianist.




The annual Holiday Luncheon was held on Dec. 8th at the Kenwood Country Club. The meal was accompanied by excellent singing from the Sycamore High School Show Choir. More photos in our Holiday Luncheon album


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'Tis the season for Downtown Montgomery decorating again. MWC co-operates on this annually with the City.

Lots of people do lots of fluffing and hanging the decorations. More in Current Information album.



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Paul Daughertys talk: Keeping Sports in Perspective. November 16th and 17th, 2011, was very well recieved by his audiences.





Finery and Fleas event was completed successfully on October 29th. Thanks to all who came and supported this fundraiser. The attached photos and others from layout for the event, and video are on our Finery and Fleas album.




TaiChiTaiChi2The Club's program for October was a demonstration of the art of T'ai Chi. This was conducted, with members' participation,by sifu Ralph Dehner.





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The talk by Ms Vargas, Breaking News to the People. October 12th and 13th, 2011, was considered one of the best of the Town Hall Lectures. Ms Vargas' conversational style went over well with all three Town Hall audiences.





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The South West Ohio District Women's Club met in the area on Sept 30th 2011. More photos on our Current Info Album







Events from club year, 2010-2011

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TH LogoClooneyHold over from 2010-2011 lecture series, Nick Clooney was presented on September 14th and 15th, 2011

Nick justified his billing as: "Above all, Nick Clooney is a beloved figure to residents of the greater Cincinnati area".





 TheClub's stall at Montgomery's Bastille Day celebration (July16th) was a success with excellent prizes from the raffle.



  The Club again had a float in the Montgomery 4th of July Parade. More photos in the Current Info Album










Winners of the 2011 GFWC/OFWC Poetry and Short Story Contest at Sycamore Junior High. Also pictured are SJH teachers and MWC members





 The May 19th program covererd memories of wartime life in the British Isles by 3 ex-Pats.



RoseOfficers for 2011-2012 were also installed.  More photos in Current Info Album








RoseThe annual program celebrating the High School Senior and College Undergraduate Scholarship recipients was held on April 21st, 2011. Full program, recipients and photos can be seen on the Scholarship page and Current Information Webshots album .

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Rose  MWC members represented the club at the 2011 OFWC Convention in Columbus. In keeping with the theme "Celebrate Reading", Linda Hengst, Excecutive Director, Ohioana Library Association, was the Saturday Luncheon speaker. At the Saturday Evening Banquet, the theme was continued with officers dressed up as famous authors, from Shakespeare to Maya Angelou. A good time was had by all!  The Jennie award, display shown here, is given once in each 2 year administration to a clubwoman who has excelled in her club and community.




RoseThe club participates in an OFWC sponsored Poetry and Short Story contest. The Arts Department Chairman and other members enjoy reading the many entries from the Sycamore School area. These are the 2011 winners with MWC members. The top entries also won awards at the above convention






RoseMWC members attended the Southwest Ohio District Annual Legislation Day meeting on March 26th,2011. Meeting was held at Incahoots Restaurant in Blue Ash.



 Meeting was presided over by District President, Harriett Groh, with featured speaker former Ohio Senator Richard Finan.



AntArtShowThe Club's Antiques and Art Show, March 19-20th, showed an increased participation by high quality artists and artisans.



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Christine Brennan, Sports Columnist/Broadcaster covered the topic: From the Sidelines to the Locker Room,   in the March 23rd and 24th, 2011 Town Hall Lectures. She presented an interesting story covering her life as a school athlete through the beginning of Title 9 to the advent of female reporters across the spectum of sports media. During this period she aslo penned seven books.


RoseThe club's annual Holiday Luncheon was held at Kenwood Country Club on Dec 9th, 2010. Entertainment was provided by the Sycamore High School Touring Company.

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November saw the annual Downtown Decorating Event. MWC members,along with the City of Montgomery, organized and were involved in the      Fluffing of all greenery on Saturday November13th and Decorating on Monday November15th. Drive through the City and see the full impact! Below are some of the scenes and people at these events.

       Fluffing Stonecreek Alley Gary City


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Dan Abrams covered the subject On the Law and In the News for the November 17th and 18th, 2010 lectures. As a lawyer and media member he discussed the law from the jury's perspective as well as the views of media and public. Active Question and Answer session showed interest in the areas he covered.




RoseOvarianOctober program covered "Breaking the Silence on Ovarian Cancer".

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FFClipAnother successful Finery and Fleas was held on Saturday October 30, 2010 at Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Rd, Montgomery.





 September Program meeting covered the topical issue of local farm produce.





TH LogoWoodwardBob Woodward, covered the subject From Nixon to Bush: What Obama can learn from Presidents Past for the October 13th and 14th, 2010 lectures.The very topical lecture was very well received by the large audience.

For additional information read interview with Bob Woodward in October, 2010 edition of Cincinnati



Events from club year, 2009-2010 (click on picture to see larger size)

The club completed the evaluation of applicants for the Woman's Opportunity Grant and four grants were awarded. This is an annual opportunity and general details are in the

Scholarship link.


US FlagFrench Flag MWC had a booth at the July 17th Montgomery-Neuilly Pleasance Sister City "Bastille Day"

celebration in downtown Montgomery. Members sold tickets for various prizes..


Butterfly theme for the final club meeting of the 2009-2010 year. This butterfly is a montage, prepared by Club President Kathy Takanen, with photos on the webshots album. Meeting agenda is attached.



RoseMay meeting of the MWC Lazy Daisy Garden Club featured Greater Cincinnati Rose Association.




RoseThe Club hosted the annual lunch for International Students attending 9th -12th grades at Sycamore High School.There were 37 students from 15 countries:

(Armenia, China, India, Israel, Japan,  Jordan, Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Turkey, Thailand, and Uzbekistan.)



Update: see other letters from the International Students thanking the Woman's Club. They all look forward to next year!



Sheck   TH LogoThe fourth and final lecture of the 2009-2010 Town Hall Series was on April 21st and 22nd, 2010 .

This featured Barry Scheck. His presentation covered the aspects of DNA technology and status of "The Innocence Project" both within USA and internationally. Local issues were also covered..



For full details see our Scholarship page and more photos on the Webshots Current Information Album



This featured Jane Bryant Quinn (columnist/author) with her talk, "Making the Most of Your Money".

Her clear presention and relaxed deilvery style made for an enjoyable and educational lectutre.




 For information on this regular event go to Antiques and Art Show page.





The presenter is seen here with Kathy Takanen (left)and Annette Phipps




Event included spouses. A good time was had by all.



Successful applicants will be honored at the April 15th, 2010 club meeting

The attached photo shows the presenters with club members Annette Phipps (left) and Kathy Takanen (right).



   Seventh Grade Essay Contest: This essay contest is open to all seventh grade students who reside in the Sycamore School District.

    For rules and further information see the attached form

    Update: Essay winners are Joseph Ahn and Grace Hertlein, both of Sycamore Junior High School.


Attached photo shows (from left) Center of Hope personnel Marcy Maklay and Susan Sherman

with club members Gail Furthman, Chris Mallette, and Jane Grumbles






More photos are available here.



In August 2009, members of the club assembled handmade Halloween cards for Randy’s unit


   At the November meeting the Club collected over $400 for the FRSA people to buy these items (it is cheaper than trying to mail the items). Donations by cash or checks made payable to HHC FRG are always welcomed.


 Decorating Downtown Montgomery with seasonal greenery and

bows is an annual activity for the Club in cooperation with the City.

Saturday Nov 14th marked this year's start with the preparation

of the decorations. See all photos of this activity start to finish

and the volunteers at work!




Lori Borgman's ("I Was a Better Mother Before I Had Kids"), uplifting humor was enjoyed by all.




 TH LogoFirst Town Hall lectures, Oct 7-8th are over and general agreement was that Jack Hanna was a great success.

His message was assisted by some live animals from his own zoo (Columbus) and the local, much respected, Cincinnati Zoo.

The photo of Jack (and extended family) and the Snake show this live entertainment!.




Gerri Harbison, City of Montgomery Mayor, came to proclaim this, Sept. 14th,

Lazy Daisy Garden Club Day in honor of their 50th anniversary. More photos





For photos of this float, and some others in the parade see Current Information album.



Events of  2008-2009 club year