Women's Committee Events

Second Wednesday Luncheon Events

As an independent auxiliary of The Fine Arts Association, the Women's Committee has been an integral part of the organization since its beginning. The Women's Committee was chartered as an auxiliary in 1969. 

Our mission is to support and promote The Fine Arts Association in the appreciation of the creative arts of music, dance, art and drama. We do this through special projects, programs, fundraising and donations of money, time and equipment.

Our goal is to support the appreciation of the creative arts: music, dance, art, theater, and to pomote membership in the association and support of the School of Fine Arts.

Open to both men and women, membership in the Women's Committee offers a diverse palette of activities and events in which to participate. Some of the highlights of our year include the Second Wednesday Lecture Series, a monthly gathering featuring musical entertainment and stimulating lectures, all accompanied by good food and good friends; and an annual fund raiser and social event to kick off the holiday season.

When you become an active member or a supportive member, you will discover that the Women's Committee is a fun and fulfilling organization that offers personal rewards as well as community benefits. To become a member, simply complete our online application. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you aboard.

2015/2016 Executive Committee and Chairs

  • President: Marilyn Repasky
  • Vice President: Barbara Schuler
  • Recording Secretary: Sandy Taddeo
  • Corresponding Secretary: Sonia Golden
  • Treasurer: Roberta Lucia
  • Immediate Past President: Mary Lou Peters
  • Hospitality Chair: Susan Miller
  • Lecture Series Program Chair: Barbara Schuler
  • Liaison for Breckenridge Village: Ashley Gustafson
  • Membership Chair-Bette Arnold
  • Newsletter: Carol Nottage
  • Publicity Chair: Janet Bechemer
  • Scholarship Chair: Kathleen Tuttle
  • Special Projects: Susan Martellucci, Sandy Taddeo, Lois Wigton & Rose Valentino

Become a Member

When you become an active member or a supportive member, you will discover that the Women's Committee is a fun and fulfilling organization that offers personal rewards as well as community benefits. To become a member, simply complete our membership application.


Women's Committee Second Wednesday

Lecture/Luncheon Series and Events 2016/2017

September 14, 2016-11 a.m.
"The Real Story of Willoughby" – Dr. Ronald J. Taddeo, MD gives an accurate history of Dr. Westel Willoughby, Jr., The Willoughby Medical College and the naming of the city of Willoughby.
Location: The Fine Arts Association

October 12, 2016-11 a.m.
“The History of Latin Dancing”
– How this dancing has evolved today with the Rumba, Chacha, Mambo, Salsa and Bachata. By the Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Location:  The Fine Arts Association

November 9, 2016-11 a.m.
“Holiday Fashions from Chico’s” –
Featuring six FAA Models.
Location: Breckenridge Village’s Osborne Community Center, 36851 Ridge Rd., Willoughby, OH

December 4, 2016-6:30 p.m.
31st Annual Holiday Benefit
Join us for the party of the season at Kirtland Country Club.

January 11, 2017-11 a.m.
“Through the Eyes of the Artist” – Felicia Zavarella portrays Henri Toulouse-Lautrec as the bohemian artist in the “Beautiful Era” of the last decade of the 19th century in Paris.
Location:  The Fine Arts Association

February 8, 2017-11 a.m.
“The Famous and Infamous Women of Cleveland’s Millionaire Row” – by Dan Ruminski, Cleveland’s Storyteller
Location:  The Fine Arts Association

March 8, 2017-11 a.m.
“My Favorite Things” – Jessica Cope Miller sings songs from Broadway’s favorite musicals.
Location:  The Fine Arts Association

April 12, 2017-11 a.m.
“My Favorite Destinations and Foods in 30 Years of Travel" – Janet Podolak has been a journalist with The News Herald since 1971.  Named Travel Writer of the Year in 2016 by Midwest Travel Writer’s Assoc.
Location:  The Fine Arts Association

May 10, 2017-11 a.m.
“Here’s to the Ladies:  Songs for and about Women”– music by The Musical Theatre Project. 
Location pending