Unless otherwise noted all programs are held at

Trinity United Church of Christ

3909 Blackburn Road NW


Continental Breakfast: 10:00 AM

Program: 10:30 AM

Fall Fête: “Dining with the Presidents”

A 100th Anniversary Event

Janet Weir Creighton will share stories from her 30 years of elected experience not only in local politics but also at the national level in Washington DC. Janet will regale with tales of the pomp and circumstance woven into every State Dinner held in the White House. She’ll include some first-hand experiences as well as historic information surrounding those dinners, We’ll also learn about the dinners themselves and the china settings that are a part of our American history.

College Club encourages you to invite as many guests as you like for this enjoyable evening. Remember this is College Club’s 100th Anniversary year and we want to share that rich history with everyone in

the community!

Monday, September 16, 20196:00 - 8:00 PMFirst Christian Church – Heritage Hall6900 Market AvenueCanton 44721A light supper will be provided.Cost $8 per personReservations required for each attendee.Members and Prospective Members

Lessons from Life - Our Greatest Teacher

Presenter: Regina Brett

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Lake Community Library565 Market Avenue NUniontown 44685

Regina Brett is a cancer survivor and Award-Winning Journalist. Her words have inspired many to take the next right step, create the life of their dreams, make peace with the past and say “yes” to life. She affirms we can be the miracle we want to see in the world.

She is the New York Times bestselling author of “God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours.” She was named Pulitzer Prize finalist twice for columns written for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Her columns have been posted on refrigerators, tucked into wallets and quoted from pulpits all across the globe.

Visit her website at: for more information.

The Kitchen: From Cast Iron to Convection Ovens

Presenter: Kim Kenney

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Join us as we reminisce with Kim Kenney, newly-appointed Executive Director of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. Learn how modernizations have influenced the way cooks feed their families and, in some cases, have created brand new menu options that had not been possible before.

Kim is an author of local history and holds a Master of Arts in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. She will offer books for sale following the meeting and will be happy to sign them for you.

As we give thanks for our 100 years of service to the Stark County Community, let’s give back to those less fortunate. Please bring non-perishable food item donations to the meeting for distribution.

Holiday Magic

Program by: Nancy Patterson

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Punch Bowl at 11:00 AMLuncheon at 11:30 AMFirst Christian Church-Heritage Hall 6900 Market Avenue N Canton 44721Reservation only

The honor of your presence is requested as we gather to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the founding of The College Club of Canton. Nancy Patterson, principal harpist and featured soloist of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, will provide music for our enjoyment as we gather for this time of remembrance and celebration.

Our program will pay tribute to our founders, recognize contributions to the community, and highlight the role The College Club of Canton has played in advancing the cause of education for women in the Stark County area. Presentation of centennial scholarship grants will be a highlight of the event.

Join us as we celebrate the educational impact provided by those women whose belief that “knowledge empowers” has been the hallmark of our existence.

Jest for the Health of It

Presenter: Peggy Stabholz

Saturday, January 18, 2020

We’ve all heard the old saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Research has proven this to be true! At this meeting, Peggy Stabholz will explain to us why laughter is so beneficial to our physical, emotional and social well-being. We will learn how to include more laughter in our lives and will be treated to interactive exercises in laughing that we can incorporate into our daily living.

Peggy’s list of accomplishments is comprehensive . . . B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in English from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Master of Philosophy from the University of London, England, and Masters in Counseling and Human Development from Walsh University. She was one of the first 32 people to be trained as a Certified Laughter Leader by the World Laughter Tour.

Mark your calendar with a BIG smiley face :) as a reminder to attend this meeting!

Portrayal of Dr. Mary Walker - Civil War Doctor

Presenter: Melinda S. Cooper

Saturday, February 15, 2020

National First Ladies Library205 Market Avenue SouthCanton 44702
(Theater entrance accessible via outside stairs on Market Avenue South or via handicapped entry.)

Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity as The National First Ladies Library opens its doors to us for this incredible program. Experience Melinda S. Cooper’s portrayal of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.

Dr. Walker is the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. She broke tradition in many ways, most notably as a surgeon on the Civil War battlefields.

Melinda Cooper’s life is as versatile and as interesting as the life of the distinguished woman she portrays. She served with distinction as a captain in the U.S Army, earned a Juris Doctor and presently is Court Administrator for the 5th District Court of Appeals.

The First Ladies National Historic Site is fortunate to have Ms. Cooper as a program presenter. She found an immediate connection to Dr. Walker, a remarkable woman of the past.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the Civil War battlefield through the eyes of a decorated female physician.

Inside Out View of the Apparel Industry

Presenters: Lindsey Hawkins and Melody Dorward

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Lindsey Hawkins and Melody Dorward are Kent State Fashion and Merchandising graduates who have been working in the industry in New York City and on the West Coast. They will present a broad perspective of what is behind the creation of our clothes and footwear. Politics, environmental concerns and labor conditions affect decisions beyond fashion trends.

Lindsey will examine how producing and sourcing products impact the environment and the future of the industry. Melody will discuss the details of footwear from the initial concept to designing and making a shoe that the customer will love to wear. Both women will share their personal work experiences and will contrast the vast differences in garment companies.

Let’s give back to the Stark County Community. Please bring your gently used clothing donations for a local women’s clothes closet.

Beauty and the Benefits of Ballet

Presenters: Cassandra Crowley and Staff

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Grace! Flexibility! Athleticism! Elegance! JOY! These words evoke feelings of movement and music. Cassandra Crowley, Artistic and Executive Director of The Canton Ballet, along with members of her staff will acquaint us with their programs open to students from toddlers to adults. We will learn of the benefits of a dance education. Their performing groups will demonstrate works from their repertoire, followed by a brief question and answer session.

Even if we just tap our feet, dance helps keep us young! Join us as we welcome The

Bringing Closure to the 100th Anniversary

Scholarship Presentations

Entertainment: Mike Coduto

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Punch Bowl: 11:00 AMLuncheon: 11:30 AMCArrowhead Country Club1500 Rogwin Circle SWNorth Canton 44720Reservation Only

Entertaining us during our punch bowl time will be Mike Coduto of North Canton. He has been developing his musical talents since the age of 9. He plays drums, guitar and is a member of a local band.

Following our lunch, we will introduce our Scholarship Loan and Ruth Wolter Tuition Grant recipients. They will share with us their respective plans for the future.

Ending the meeting will find us passing the McKinley Gavel from our current President to our new President and introducing incoming Board members.

Save the date! Plan to celebrate the culmination of our 100th year!