In 1976, women were frequently excluded from the private lunch clubs and speaker groups. In an effort to gain access to leaders and current issues, 13 rather feisty and forward-thinking women created their own organization and named it the Columbus Metropolitan Club.
From the beginning, they included and actively recruited members from all walks of life - men, women, all races, religions, and ages. Their club and speakers would be open to everyone and provide meaningful dialogue and exchange of information and ideas to any and all residents in Central Ohio who were interested.
Diversity, discussion, debate continue to motivate our efforts and create a unique opportunity for community conversation.
June 21, 2006 CMC Founders
Standing are Dorothy Reynolds, Nodine Miller, Sue Foley
Seated are Mary Lazarus, Phyllis Greene, Harriet Bracken and Lou Briggs
(Not pictured are Sally Bloomfield, Audrey Enarson, Trudy Knox,
Mary Miller, Leeda Marting, Joanne Wharton Murphy)