ABOUT UWC

| About the UWC

Our Mission

The Ohio State University Women’s Club was founded in 1895 to stimulate intellectual and moral development and to promote fellowship among members in the University community.   Today we welcome members from the Greater Columbus area, including those without direct association with The Ohio State University.  Our programs and Interest Groups educate us and enrich our lives and provide opportunities for individuals and the organization as a whole to make a difference in our University and larger community.

Our aims are to bring members together in friendship; to provide educational, cultural, and social activities for our members; to support scholarships for OSU students; and to provide service and support to the University and its related Greater Columbus community organizations.  Funds to support these goals come from the proceeds of our Buckeye Bargains Thrift Shop, members’ financial contributions, and other fundraisers we sponsor from time to time.

We look forward each year to continuing the fine tradition of promoting friendship, education, and service established by our founders more than one hundred years ago.

Club History

The founder and first president of our Club, Mrs. Flavia Camp Canfield, came to Ohio in 1895 with her husband James, previously Chancellor at the University of Nebraska, who became the fourth president of The Ohio State University.  Within a month of her arrival, Flavia gathered her new Ohio friends and formed The Faculty Club, later renamed the University Women’s Club.

Like Flavia, our current members receive a warm welcome and make fast friends through The University Women’s Club.  We invite you to learn more and join us. 

Executive Committee

UWC OFFICERS  SLATE 2020-2021

 

 

 

PRESIDENT

Robin Rasor-Thompson

PRESIDENT- ELECT

Sunita Byg

1ST VICE PRESIDENT

Antoinette Beyen

2ND VICE PRESIDENT

Ruth Anderson

3RD VICE PRESIDENT

Sally Promenschenkel

RECORDING SECRETARY

Leslie Damian

TREASURER

Mary Gustafson

ASSISTANT TREASURER

Diane Harry

MEMBERSHIP TREASURER

Beth Vannata

PAST-PRESIDENT

Cynthia Woodbeck

 

 

APPOINTED POSITIONS

 

 

 

BUCKEYE BARGAINS CHAIR

Cathy Ballenger

BUCKEYE BARGAINS CO-CHAIR

Dee Turner

Teresa Pleasants

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

 

DATABASE MANAGER

Madeline Shaw

GRAYBOOK EDITOR

 

HISTORIAN

Antoinette Beynen

MEMBER CONCERNS CHAIR

Priscilla Meeks

NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS CHAIR

Annette Whittemore

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Constance Oulanoff

WEBSITE CONTENT MANAGER

Sandy Glasner

 

 

ACCOUNTING CHAIR

Nancy Donoghue

 

Donna Cavell

 

Corinne Reily

 

Barbara Herzog

 

 

FINANCE CHAIR

Mary Gustafson

Assistant Treasurer

Diane Harry

Membership Treasurer

Beth Vannata

Buckeye Bargains Treasurer

Julie Buckley

(Immediate)   Past Treasurer

Donna Cavell

At Large

 

 

 

 

LONG RANGE PLANNING  CHAIR

Carole Williams

 

Constance Oulanoff (2019-2022)

 

Pam Croucher (2019-2022)

 

Diane Hageman (2020-2023)

 

Rose Solomon (2020-2023)

 

 

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Sunita Byg President- Elect

Database Manager

Madeline Shaw

Membership Treasurer

Beth Vannata

New Member Introductions Chair

Annette Whittemore

Member Concerns Chair

Priscilla Meeks

Recruitment, Retention Chair

Cynthia Woodbeck

 

 

NOMINATIONS  CHAIR

Judy Gallucci  (2021-2022)

 

Madeline Shaw (2019-2021)

 

Sandy Cornett (2021-2023)

 

Manel Tuovinen (2020-2023)

 

Antoinette Beynen

 

 

SERVICE CHAIR

 

 

Miriam Utter (2019-2021)

 

Hazel Morrow-Jones (2019-2022)

 

Carol Rachfal (2020-2023)

 

Sunita Byg, President Elect

 

Robin Rasor-Thompson

 

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR

Mary Gustofson

 

Judy Galluci

 

Tricia Herban

 

Antoinette Beyen

 

Robin Rasor Thompson

 

 

INTEREST GROUP CHAIRS, CO-CHAIRS and

OFFICERS   2020-2021

 

 

ACTIVE ADVENTURERS

Dianne Clay

ANTIQUES

Lucy Lloyd

ART

Susan Paolicchi

BRIDGE,FIRST TUESDAY

Carolyn Patch

BRIDGE, SECOND TUESDAY

Jane Mikolacjik

BRIDGE 101

Ingrid Langer, Co – Sally Taylor

CINEMA

Joan Wells

COSMOPOLITAN

Maggie Bailey

DAYTRIPPERS

Gayle Seroka

Evening Drama

Ruth Anderson, Ann Mirels, Sec’y

 

Judy Gallucci, Treas.

GARDEN

Mary Beth Mcdonald

 

 

GENEALOGY

Dianne McKenzie, Co – Marilyn Fecht

 

Carol Lindsay, Sec’y

GOURMET

Manel Tuovinen, Ginny Gauthier, Treas.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Sandy Cornett

INTERNATIONAL DINING

Barb House

LITERATURE

Joyce Geary

LUNCH BUNCH

Donna Cavell

MUSIC

Antoinette Beynen, Tricia Herban, Sec’y

 

Sharon Walton, Marty Eisenbach Program

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

Brenda Hosey

OUT FOR DINNER

Donna Cavell

SCRIBBLERS

Dotty Willis

TOYMAKERS

Lisa McCurdy, Co – Ann Haney

 

Susan Schraff, Sec’y  Barb Herzog, Treas.

WINE TASTING

Lucy Buzzee

YARNS & STITCHES

Najma Shamsi