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Bored now that Convention is over? Want to make charity cards to win prize money for your club? Participate in the OJCL Card Drive for Hospitalized Kids! Send cards by Monday, April 16 for your chapter to be considered for a cash prize. See the flier for details here.

5 of the positions on the Executive Board are appointed: Editor, Historian, and the Gubernators for the North, Central, and South regions. We encourage students to apply for these offices!  Members of the newly elected Executive Board and the appointed positions from last year’s board (i.e. Editor, Historian, and the Gubernators) will appoint members to these offices. (3/16/18)

The deadline to apply for a Gubernator position is Friday, March 30.
The deadline to apply for Editor or Historian is Friday, April 14.

Information about the NJCL Summer Convention, July 23-28, at Miami University (Oxford OH). (3/16/18)

Information about the tryouts for the OH Competitive Certamen teams. (3/16-18)

Latin in the Summer?  Ita Vero!  (Yes, please, and thank you!) (3/16/18)

  • Larry Dean is again running a summer Latin program at Summit for 15 days, Mon June 11 – Fri June 29, 8:30-12:30.
  • It is intended for motivated students, regardless of their level of Latin – from beginners entering the 7th grade to advanced scholars who have graduated.
  • Students can sign up/show up anytime.
  • It is a great learning environment, with motivated students from throughout the Cincinnati area and sometimes even from other parts of OH – and they all have the same joy of learning and love of the classics.
  • Here is the link to the program description from the Summit Summer catalogue, p. 8 ( and here in the link to the registration page ( Please call me at (513) 502-0108 if you have questions.

Want an extra $100 to help pay the cost of going to the NJCL Convention? Apply for one of the scholarships sponsored by the OJCL!  Deadline is 11:59 pm on April 6. (3/14/18)

Submit to the 2018 Spring Torch!  Remember, articles should be 650 words or less. They should also be in PDF format. Please proofread before submitting!  The deadline is March 31. (3/12/18)

Editor Taylor McGowan releases the the Winter 2018 Edition of the OJCL Torch! View it here on Joomag.

Historian Ellie Kammerer releases her Historian Guide! This information is useful for historians on both the local and state level. Check it out here!


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