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President's Corner

We are only in the third month of our program year and it has already been filled with excitement! 
 
In September the Club hosted the Fall Fête at The Canton Garden Center. The theme was “Harvesting New Friends.” This was a wonderful event and if you were not able to attend, you missed out on an interest-ing presentation. Photos and a description of the night are included in this newsletter. I want to thank the committee:  Sandy Ab-bonizio, Betsy Cornell and new member Rojean Cole. These ladies did an outstanding job preparing the food, making decorations and lining up the vendors and program. 
 
On October 13th we hosted our FIRST~ever fund raiser “Battle of the Brains” (affectionately called ”BoB”) which proved to be a rousing success! 

Students from Kent State University at Stark, Malone University, University of Mount Union and Walsh University used an academic challenge format to answer three rounds of academic questions. A beautiful rotating trophy was awarded to the over~all winner University of Mount Union for display at their school for the coming year. Read more about this ground~breaking event on page 6 of this newsletter. 

Special thanks go to the hard~working committee: Sandy Abbonizio, Lin-da Bayda, Linda Clark, Gloria Ecenbarger, Shirley Harper, Julia Hodson, Barbara Kroft, Margaret Riffle, Julie Werren, Peggy Yoos and Wanda Young. These ladies toiled almost an entire year to make this event happen! .Our mantra became, "We are not sure; this is a learning experience." The Board will be assessing the outcome of the event and its direction for next year. 

Additionally, I want to thank the sections that so generously con-tributed marvelously creative raffle baskets for “BoB.” The efforts contributed by the universities were greatly appreciated. Last but not least, kudos to Mike Gallina, Master of Ceremonies, for do-nating his time, expertise, talent and support! 

We still have a fantastic schedule of programs lined up for the rest of the year.
 
January ~ “Empowering Women”
February ~ “Planning for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival”
March ~ “Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night” performed by the Ohio Shakespeare Festival
April ~  “Raise Your Financial IQ”
 
The December luncheon will be held at the delightful and convenient Danbury of North Canton on Applegrove Road NE with the May luncheon finding us journeying to the always beautiful Quarry Golf Club.
 
Progress is being made in our pursuit for recognition as an asset to the greater Stark County area. Come join us as we actively search for new ways to Connect and Collaborate with our Community!

                                        ~ Beth Sovacool