I am honored to serve as president of The College Club of Canton during our Centennial Anniversary. This is the year to honor the past, celebrate in the present and work to create our future.
I wonder if our first president, Elizabeth Krichbaum Hackett and her board ever imagined they were starting an organization of women who would support advanced education for one hundred years. I look forward to learning about the club’s history during our 100th Celebration Luncheon on December 7th.
This mailing contains our 100th Anniversary yearbook. It is your guide to a delightful year and lists members with color photos. Please note October and February have special venues. October brings two events. The October 12th general meeting finds us at the Lake Community Library to welcome Regina Brett, Award-Winning author. October 24th is the Battle of the Brains, our fourth local college academic competition at Glenwood Intermediate School. The February general meeting will be at the National First Ladies Library as we meet “Dr. Mary Walker” a Civil War physician.
The 100th Celebration luncheon will be a luncheon you don’t want to miss, and we don’t want to miss you! So please use the yearbook to call for a ride or call to see if someone you have been missing needs a ride. We will be awarding the Centennial Scholarship Grants and enjoying a wonderful time together.
The work that has gone into planning our 100th year is mind boggling. My first 100th committee meeting was April 2017 and the committee had been meeting before then! As a last-minute person, I thought planning this far ahead was over the top. With Mary Ann Cook’s and Gloria Ecenbarger’s prior experience as Co-Chairs for the 75th Anniversary along with my Co-Chair Margaret Yoos and our conscientious committees, we raised enough money for at least two $2500 scholarship grants. We also planned memorable events and met deadlines for the special yearbook. Centennial scholarship applications were distributed under the leadership of Gloria Talarico, and recipients will be selected after careful review. I truly appreciate the foresight and the hard work that have gone into making this 100th CCC year memorable.
We have a great legacy to celebrate and a responsibility to continue this work for generations to come. I hope you will enjoy this centennial year. Bring your friends and potential new members to our programs, attend celebrations, enjoy sections and help create our future.
Eleanor E. “Betsy” Cornell