Inside Look
Volume 4 | December 2022
This is my favorite time of year! Crisp fall nights, comfort food with family and the start of a reflection periodwhere we look back on this last year and start planning for all the things we want to accomplish in 2023!
 
As The WICT Network: Greater Ohio reflects back on this last year, we are so thankful for the opportunity to interact with so many of you--new and old friends. We have been fortunate as a chapter to have continued growth in our membership and get back to normal in-person events. We are so thankful for this strong community in Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.
 
Thank you for your continued support. Please continue reading our newsletter and follow us on social media to learn more about upcoming programming. 2023 is already shaping up to be another incredible year!
 
We wish you a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
13 Best Things You Can Do for Your Career Before the Year’s End

by Stav Ziv
Past Events/Opportunities
Girls on the Run 5K
11/19/22
Thank you to all of the volunteers who attended.

This was a successful event! Here are a few photos captured from this event.
  • Clifton Strengths Opportunity December 2022 and January 2023
  • WICT Greater Ohio Year End Event December 15, 2022
A variety of locations will be hosting Thanksgiving meals around the Greater Ohio, free of charge and full of cheer. If you or someone you know is looking to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner, click the link below.

THE BEST PUMPKIN BUNDT CAKE
INGREDIENTS

Cake:

  • 2½ cups all purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground star anise, optional
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
Frosting:
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • milk (a couple tablespoons), to thin
DIRECTIONS

Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F with a rack in the center of the oven.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl with a hand mixer), beat butter, oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Add the eggs, beat until combined. Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla, beating until combined and scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the flour mixture and beat until no streaks of flour remain, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  4. Thoroughly grease a 12-cup bundt pan (I use nonstick baking spray with flour). Pour the batter into the pan and spread it into an even layer. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until a long toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then carefully remove the cake from the pan and place the cake directly on the wire rack to cool completely.


Frosting:
  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth and combined. Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla, beating on low speed then increasing to high (scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed). Once well combined, begin adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency. I used between 2-3 tablespoons, I wanted the frosting thin enough to drizzle. To frost the cake as I did, add the frosting to a piping bag with the edge snipped off (I did not use a tip). Beginning on the interior of the bundt, squeeze the frosting while bringing the bag up the cake and over the side, then back up again (in a back and forth-zigzag type of pattern). Store in the fridge or at cool room temp.
Reference
https://celebratingsweets.com/pumpkin-bundt-cake/
Support our families this holiday season by adopting a family staying at The Bethany House! In 2021, over 300 families were adopted. HUNDREDS of families were adopted, and their holidays were made brighter by the generosity!

Make families' wishes come true again in 2022 by adopting one or multiple families. To learn more about how to adopt-a-family, click the link below.
CAN YOU SOLVE THIS RIDDLE?

Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month

The FTC-Identity Theft site is a one-stop national resource to provide tools to educate and prevent identity theft. The website provides detailed information to help you Deter, Detect, and Defend against this crime. While there is no guarantees about avoiding identity theft altogether, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk and damage if a problem occurs.

The WICT Network Online Learning Library and Free Online Learning Opportunities

During this uncertain time, many of us are facing a variety of new challenges such as adjusting to remote work or needing to quarantine to protect ourselves from COVID. However, just like this Forbes article reminds us, while we cannot control the effects of the pandemic, we can look for opportunities to engage our communities in positive ways. 
 
To help you with this effort, The WICT Network's Online Learning Library is open to all members. Not a member? 

Join today to access this benefit and more!
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