Membership

As we begin our second century, we welcome new members to come 

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WCC Fountain Square Become a Member:
Membership is open to women and men who are in support of our mission. The club will offer you a voice in what matters to you, and your voice will strengthen ours as we work together to make our city a more just and sustainable
community.

Photo, left: Scene from annual Women’s Economic, Mental and Physical Health on Fountain Square.

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunity to participate with kindred spirits in a dynamic civic organization working collaboratively to make Greater Cincinnati a more just and livable community
  • First notification of events and other activities sponsored by WCC and collaborating organizations
  • The Bulletin, our online newsletter, published bi-monthly from September to June
  • Mailings and invitations to special annual events: Reception for new members, National Speaker Forum, Seasongood Luncheon,  Feist-Tea celebration, and the annual membership meeting.
  • Inclusion in Membership Directory
  • Exclusive copy of the Directory

Dues Schedule

  Basic membership ……………………………………………………………………………………………………$55

  Household membership ………………………………………………………………………………………..… $75

  Sustaining membership ………………………………………………………………………………………… $150+

  Life membership…………………………………………………………………………………………….……. $1,000

  Pay what you can …………………………………………………………………………………………… Adjustable

  *Act One Two-year membership for young adults under 35 ..………………….…….……….Free
All dues are tax deductible.


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Woman’s City Club offers a variety of opportunities for member involvement. As a strictly volunteer organization, we encourage our members to participate in Club activities consistent with their levels of interest and availability. Every member is important to us. There are no requirements. You may choose to contribute financially to the club to demonstrate your support of our mission and our work.

Opportunities for member involvement

ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN A WCC EVENT: 

Public Forums, held several times a year, are designed to raise community awareness and encourage debate on current issues that impact our lives. Check event/calendar for forum listings.

Annual National Speaker Forum, usually held in April, offers the greater Cincinnati community an opportunity to hear a nationally known  woman speaker. 

Annual Agnes Seasongood Luncheon held in May showcases a local woman leader who is a pioneer in her field. 

Feist-Tea is an annual fun event held in December, which honors “feisty” members who have contributed greatly to the work of the Club’s as well as to the community.

Thriving Cincinnati gatherings that bring together people with similar interests and different approaches to addressing inequity, injustice, and exclusion.

JOIN A COMMITTEE! Contact information for the committee chairs can be found in the Member Directory. 

In addition to becoming part of a working Action Group, members are welcome to become involved in planning public forums and special events, as well as events sponsored by the Action Groups. WCC also offers committee work to recruit and retain members (Membership Committee) as well as to help prepare multiple communications (Bulletin, website, social media, publicity, etc) (Communications Committee).

ACTION GROUPS — WCC implements Civic Engagement projects through its action groups  (see below) and its collaborative efforts. The focus of each action group evolves in response to changing needs.  Read more …

STATUS OF WOMEN ACTION GROUP addresses a range of women’s empowerment issues.  The group collaborates with other community groups to promote women’s physical, mental, and economic health. One initiative is sponsoring an annual women’s health initiative expo on Fountain Square.Read more ... To join, contact co-facilitators Susan Noonan and Jill Bley.

An informal book club meets every other month, usually the third Saturday at 10 pm, to discuss a book of common interest to WCC members, non-fiction but also fiction. Meetings and selections are announced in the Bulletin and weekly updates. Contact Sarah Gideonse for more information and to join.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GROUP works on projects that green the urban environment and elevate eco-awareness. The committee co-sponsors a series of community conversations at St. John’s Unitarian Church, Changing Co2urse: Local Solutions to Global Crises.  Read more ...  For more information and to join, contact  the chair Jeanne Nightingale.

CATALYST FOR ACHIEVEMENT ACTION GROUP (CAAG) supports city public school children’s achievement and helps ensure children at risk have a fighting chance of making a success of their lives. The main project is tutoring kindergartners  in inner city schools in literacy skills.  Read more … For more information about tutoring and to volunteer, contact Linda Wihl.  To join the committee, contact co-chairs Sarah Gideonse or Marge Davis.

THRIVING CINCINNATI is a powerful new initiative to address inequity, injustice, and exclusion in our community with the goal of moving Greater Cincinnati from surviving to thriving. Thriving Cincinnati focuses on women, children, youth, and minorities disproportionately impacted by income inadequacy. CLICK HERE to learn more. To join, contact Susan Noonan or Harriet Kaufman.

EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEES

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:  This committee plans public forums, which are held several times through the year to educate the public about issues concerning the community. The committee selects topics, speakers, and format; identifies venues, and actively promotes each forum in the community. Read more …  Contact Amy Katzman, chair, for more information and to join.

NATIONAL SPEAKER’S FORUM COMMITTEE meets monthly throughout the year to plan the annual National Speaker event in April. Read more …   To learn more and to join, contact Dot Christenson.

SEASONGOOD LUNCHEON  COMMITTEE  plans the annual spring Agnes B. Seasongood Luncheon that features a woman leader who, most years, represents the first in her field locally. Three or more graduating high school young women receive Education Awards. Read more...  To join, contact the co-chairs Susan Noonan and Shannon Isaacs.

FEIST-TEA — The committee produces the annual Feist-Tea, a winter fun event when we gather for an elegant tea to honor  three or four of our most feisty members whom we hold up as examples to emulate as we work toward fulfilling our purpose as a club. The event raises funds for the Education Awards, whose purpose is to encourage responsible civic awareness in graduating high school women who write an essay worthy of recognition. To join, contact Alice Schneider.  Read more … 

STANDING COMMITTEES

MEMBERSHIP  COMMITTEE is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and retaining new members.   Read more … For more information and to join, contact Anne Buening.

ACT ONE for young women and men ages 18 to 35 is a joint membership initiative by application for young women and men ages 18 to 35 sponsored by Woman’s City Club and the League of Women Voters.  Click HERE for more information about ACT ONE.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE endeavors to ensure effective internal and external communications about Woman’s City Club activities, enhance the Club’s profile in Greater Cincinnati, and provide a public platform for the civic voice. It connect members and friends in the community through its website,  monthly Bulletins, weekly Updates, social media, flyers,and press releases.   For more information and to join, contact Sarah Gideonse.

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE organizes food and beverages for WCC forums and gatherings. To join, contact Anne Fierst.