Members of the Worthington Circle of the Child Conservation League founded The Worthington Women’s Club on May 24, 1932. The objectives of the new club were to promote friendship among members, provide opportunities to participate in organized interest groups and in the social, intellectual and civic affairs of the community.
About Our Banner –
The President’s choice of flower is being displayed as our banner. President Pam Clawson has selected the Sunflower as the choice for her term.
About Our Activities –
Scroll to bottom of page for 2023-2024 and 2022-2023 Activities in Pictures
About Our President’s Invitational Event (“PIE”).
In October 2022 the President’s Invitational Event (‘PIE’) was initiated by 2022-2023 President, Mary Lou Luebbe-Gearhart with a visit to the Ohio Railway Museum in Worthington.
The President’s Invitational Event will be held Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 2:00pm at the Walnut Grove Cemetery (aka Flint Military Cemetery). A tour will be conducted by The Worthington Historic Society with focus on past members of Worthington Womens Club and their accomplishments. A donation of $5.00 per person will be received at the event. Meet at office of cemetery before 2:00 pm to participate.
The 1932 objectives of WWC continue today. Even though the roles of women are more varied than in 1932, women still need and enjoy a place to relax with friends and pursue interests outside their home and work. Worthington Women’s Club offers a wide variety of interest groups to meet that need.
Interest groups meet monthly. Included are Art Study, Bowling, Card Groups, Bird Watching, Book Clubs, Current Events, Dominoes, Creative Needlework, Mah Jongg Groups, Scrabble, Happy Hour group, Travel, Walking and several luncheon groups. Interest group contact information and schedule is found under the Interest Group tab.
General meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the months of September, October, February, March & April. These meetings include a guest speaker, a business meeting and a dessert. Special luncheon meetings are in December and May.
To make reservations, email or phone Merci Katz.
To Join the meeting on Zoom email Karen German.
You’ll find member contact information in your WWC Yearbook.
The Worthington Women’s Club contributes to local charities which promote the quality of life in Worthington.
For fiscal year 2022-2023, WWC donated to the following organizations: McConnell Arts Center, Worthington Bridges, Worthington Historical Society, Worthington Libraries,
Worthington Resource Pantry, SWIM/Worthington Pools, Worthington Salvation Army.
WWC also donated and maintain the Historical Signs which appear at the four entrances to the original “Old Worthington.”
As part of the Worthington Bicentennial Celebration, WWC contributed an Ohio Historical Marker depicting the settlement of Worthington. The marker is located at the High Street side of The Griswold Center.
How to Become a Member
An invitation is extended to all women having interest in Worthington.
A prospective member must attend one general meeting within the twelve months preceding the date of application. Annual dues are $30.00.
For more information, Email WWCofOH@gmail.com with contact information and someone will call you.
ACTIVITIES IN PICTURES (past 12 months events)
(Click underlined to view pictures)
SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 – (CHANGED TO THIRD WEEK) 12:30pm
“Highlights of 90 Years of Worthington Women’s Club Garden of Friendship”
Presented by WWC Historian, Dru Wielonski
May 29, 2023, Worthington Memorial Day Parade.
The new magnetic Worthington Women’s Club signs were paraded for the first time
with Past Presidents Mona Deringer, Jutta Wait and Mary-Lou Luebbe-Gearhart aboard.
May 16, 2023, Spring Luncheon 10:30am
Installation of officers
‘Birds of Worthington’ with Dr. Bernard Master,
Internationally recognized birder and author, as presenter.
April 25, 2023, General Meeting and Interest Fair 12:00
‘Recent Advancements in Health Care’
with Dr Gary Hinzman as presenter.
March 28, 2023, General Meeting 12:30
‘Native American Warriors of the 20th Century’
with Gregory Edmonds as presenter.
Click here to read about The Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana from Pam.
Allocation recipients recognized at meeting:
McConnell Arts Center, $150; Worthington Bridges, $200;
Worthington Historical Society, $300; Worthington Libraries, $100;
Worthington Resource Pantry, $200; SWIM/Worthington Pools $100;
Worthington Salvation Army, $100. Total $1150.00.
Funds raised for allocation comes from Allocation Budget, Member Donations, Holiday Raffle and Memorial Donations.
February 28, 2023, General Meeting 12:30
‘Mindfulness as We Age’, presented by Ellen Seigel, LISW-S.
Be Happy No Matter What
February New Members
January 31,2023, General Meeting 12:30
‘Moving Forward in 2023′, Matt Lofy, Executive Director of
The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce
DECEMBER 13, 2022 Holiday Luncheon 11:00am
Entertainment Provided by Tim Berridge, guitarist
December History Poster 1940’s
December New Members
Current Events Group hosted Dr. Marianna Klochko, who presented Ukraine Relief Program
Members opted to donate $10 each to fund in lieu of Gift Exchange this year.
October 25, 2022, General Meeting 12:30pm
October 30, 2022, Sunday, 4:00pm
March 2023 Newsletter
September 2022 Newsletter
I believe in Worthington, in the pioneer ideals and traditions upon which she was founded:
in the strength and purposes in which she endures, in the hopes and ambitions which lie ahead.
I believe in the people of Worthington and the women of our Club and pledge myself to those things which will make a greater Worthington.
I shall plant a garden of friendship here and pluck from its flowers of love and service which never fade.
I will look up to the stars above and make them my desire.
I will be strong, and generous, and kind.
~Marie Vandegrift, President 1942-1943
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