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.

2017/2018 Executive Committee and Chairs

  • President: Karen Pribula
  • Vice President: Barbara Schuler
  • Recording Secretary: Sandy Taddeo
  • Corresponding Secretary: Carol Berger
  • Treasurer: Judy Nagel
  • Immediate Past President: Marilyn Repasky
  • Hospitality Co-Chairs: Susan Miller & JoAnn Greiner
  • Lecture Series Program Committee: Barbara Schuler, JoAnn Greiner, Karen Pribula, Marilyn Repasky, Jan Robinson, Christine Sherwin, Kathleen Tuttle
  • Liaison for Breckenridge Village: Ashley Gustafson
  • Co-Membership Chairs:  Susan Martellucci & Rose Valentino
  • Membership Committee:  Bette Arnold & Carolyn Wolfe
  • Newsletter: Carol Nottage
  • Publicity Chair: Billie Portera
  • Scholarship Chair: Kathleen Tuttle
  • Special Projects: Roberta Lucia, Sandy Taddeo, Lois Wigton

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

Cost:
Lecture & Luncheon-$15/members; $18/non-members
Lecture Only-$10/everyone

Reservations required by calling Judy Nagel at (440) 951-7500 x106 or at jnagel@fineartsassociation.org by noon the Friday before the lecture/luncheon date.

Lecture/Luncheon Series and Events 2017/2018

September 13, 2017-11 a.m.
"Euclid Beach Park & the Humphrey Family" – John Frato reviews the early years of the park, including travel, food, rides and the impact of the Humphrey family. 
Location: The Fine Arts Association

October 11, 2017-11 a.m.
“Weathering the Weather”
– with chief meteorologist for WOIO, Channel 19 Jason Nicholas
Location:  The Fine Arts Association

November 8, 2017-11 a.m.
“Folk-Style Songs & Instruments” –
Bill Schilling performs songs with unique instruments such as the banjitar, banjulele, dulcimer and more. 
Location: The Fine Arts Association

December 3, 2017-6:30 p.m.
32nd Annual Holiday Benefit
Join us for the party of the season at Kirtland Country Club.

January 10, 2018-11 a.m.
“Dance Factory Performs” – FAA's Dance Factory performance group under the direction of Rebecca Sanders shares the art of dance.
Location:  The Fine Arts Association

February 14, 2018-11 a.m.
“Top 25-Sounds of the Cinema” – Mentor High School's Top 25 directed by Adam Landry performs cinematic favorites.
Location:  The Fine Arts Association

March 14, 2018-11 a.m.
“Voices of Ireland” – Musician Dan Fishwick shares Irish history and performs kickback, foot-tapping, hum-along Gaelic tunes.
Location:  The Fine Arts Association

April 11, 2018-11 a.m.
“28 Days Exploring New Zealand's South Island" – Cleveland historian and photographer Lori Diemer shares her recent trip with stories and breathtaking photographs.
Location:  The Fine Arts Association

May 10, 2017-11 a.m.
“Getting Away with Murder" –
Cleveland's favorite writer Les Roberts tells why and how he chose to write mysteries and thrillers.
Location: Kirtland Country Club
Cost-$40/everyone