Woman’s City Club

Woman’s City Club

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As everyone prepares ring in 2015, it marks the start of a special year for one local organization, giving them even more reason to celebrate.

“The upcoming year will be a very special year for [us]. A group of dedicated Cincinnati women, and men, that serve as representation of a just and tenable community,” says Susan Noonan, president of Woman’s City Club. “We’re celebrating 100 years of educating, empowering and engaging citizens of Greater Cincinnati to participate together in improving the common good.”

Founded in 1915, the Woman’s City Club (WCC) of Greater Cincinnati gave civic-minded women a place where their voices could be heard and where they could find support while working together to bring change to the City of Cincinnati. Since then, the club has played the role of advocate for minorities, children, families, low-income women, and other victims of social and economic injustice.

The WCC also serves as a very important role to the administration of Cincinnati. “We are a stimulus in the development of the City Planning Commission, Better Housing League, the Cincinnati Girl Scouts, the Public Recreation Board, Citizen’s Public Library Committee and Women Helping Women, amongst many others,” Noonan explains.

The Woman’s City Club has several initiatives in place to reach their goals. “We have six short term goals that we have been working on since 2010; governance, financial stability, membership, programs, civic engagement and visibility,” says Noonan, “although our membership has steadily increased in the last few years to over 200 members, historically the membership has decreased and increased depending on leadership, current events, women’s role in the family and community, and other factors that influence most non-profits.”

As a member, there are no required meetings or further restrictions. You are free to choose what subjects interest you and can attend those forums or events specifically. Also, for current and prospective members who like a regular meeting time, the WCC offers “City Conversations,” a small group of members discussing a particular topic which includes expertise from invited speakers, that are held on the third Tuesday of every month.

The WCC offers membership for $50 a year. However, as a non-profit organization, all of the forums, city conversations and other events are open to the public.

In addition to its regular meetings and events, the WCC will be hosting a Centennial Dinner on March 6, 2015. Located at the Hilton Netherland Plaza, the event will include a delicious dinner along with a recorded presentation of some of the WCC’s esteemed long-time members such as Marian Spencer and Louise Spiegel. As well as Dan Hurley, who will be talking about the history of club and the City of Cincinnati. Live entertainment will also be provided during the celebration.

To learn more, visit womanscityclub.org¬†or “like” their Facebook page.

Events and Editorial Intern - Megan Baker is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Marketing with a minor in Journalism at the University of Cincinnati. As an editorial intern, Megan is responsible for writing bi-weekly articles for various categories, in addition to working several events hosted by Cincy Chic. She aspires to work as an editorial wardrobe stylist for a high fashion magazine such as Vogue, to one day become a successful, published author and also to travel the world. Aside from working hard toward achieving her goals, Megan lives her life as a fashion connoisseur, coffee addict, and cherishes time spent with her family and close friends. Contact her at mbaker@cincychic.com.