Document: awc001

Athens Woman's Club minutes, 1899-1911


author: Athens Woman's Club (Athens, Ga.)
extent: 1 v.
date: 1899-1911
summary: This minute book consists of a combination of handwritten entries and newspaper clippings that document the educational programs, social activities, civic reform efforts and philanthropic initiatives of the Athens, Georgia-based Athens Woman's Club between the years of 1899 and 1911. The bulk of this material reflects the club's local interests that served the greater Athens and Clarke County area; however, many entries also show how the Athens Woman's Club served in state and national roles, specifically through its associations with the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. The minutes reflect the club's interest in major social reform issues of the Progressive Era, which included the legal regulation of child labor, the improvement of public health facilities and practices and the establishment and modernization of educational facilities. The Athens Woman's Club succeeded in founding both the East and West Athens Free Kindergartens and campaigned for an industrial training school in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. Also of interest in this collection are materials that speak to the club's role in the establishment of a day nursery for local African American children and continued involvement with traveling libraries throughout the state.
repository: Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, Ga.
collection: Athens Woman's Club collection
additional languages used: Latin

subjects:
Athens Woman's Club (Athens, Ga.)
Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs
Tallulah Falls Industrial School (Ga.)
Athens (Ga.)--Local history
Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Athens (Ga.)
Clarke County (Ga.)
Women--Societies and clubs
Women social reformers--Georgia--Athens
Women social reformers--Georgia
Women--Education--Georgia--Athens
Coeducation--Georgia--Athens
Education, Compulsory--Georgia
Education, Rural--Georgia
Public health--Georgia--Athens
Child welfare--Georgia--Athens
Child labor--Georgia
Minutes
Minute books


[ Note: This document contains handwritten, typewritten, and printed text. ]



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[handwritten text: Minutes of the Athen's Woman's Club. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1899-1900 ] The first general meeting of the Athen's Woman's Club was held on Monday February twenty-second, [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): (1899) ] in the Seney-Stovall Chapel, Miss Woodberry presiding, Miss Lipscomb being ill. ]

[handwritten text: The Committee on Constitution and By-Laws reported, and after the constitution had been read a motion was made that it be considered section by section. Each section was then read by the acting secretary, and after some discussion a motion to strike out Section B. of Article IV was unanimously carried. There was little discussion of the other Sections. ]

[handwritten text: The chair then stated that a motion introducing a By-Law relating to invitations to non-members would be in order and cited the will of the Atlanta Woman's Club. Mrs. Nash [unclear text: proposed ] and then moved that any member may bring to the club any non-member, whether a resident of Athens or a visitor. An animated discussion followed, and finally an amendment was offered, that residents of Athens be invited to attend a meeting of the Club only by the Executive Board but members may bring out-of-town friends to any excepting annual meetings. This motion unanimously carried. ]

[handwritten text: The question of extending a By-Law limiting membership was then brought forward. Mrs. Law moved that the club be limitless. Mrs Chas Griffith asked if [added text: in ] that case all were to be active members Mrs. Hutchins humorously suggested that as there are already more than one hundred names recorded

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to limit the membership to two hundred would necessitate blackballing some of the members ]

[handwritten text: After some further discussion Mrs. Young offered an emendment [amendment] to the motion that the membership of the club be limited only by the members willingness to take action fast in the work -- carried. ]

[handwritten text: A motion to initiate an honorary list, who should be excused from active participation, and should pay increased dues, was lost. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Arthur Griffith then moved that the Constitution and By-Laws be adopted as amended, which was unanimously carried. ]

[handwritten text: The election of several officers was then in order ]

[handwritten text: The nominating committee, composed of Mrs. Bates, Mrs Mure, Mrs. B. Griffith, Miss Lyndon, and Miss Morgan, appointed and [illegible text] by the five sections respectively, retired and its chair gave a kind of parliamentary duel until their return. Mrs. Mure then read their report: ballots were distributed, and the officers finally elected were: ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1899-1900 ]
Vice. Pres. [President] Miss Woodberry
Rec. Sect. [Recording Secretary] Miss Nash [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Recording Sec. [Secretary] Miss Fannie Nash ]
Cor. Sect. [Corresponding Secretary] Mrs. C. Griffith
Treasur. [Treasurer] Miss Mc.Pherson
]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The second general meeting of the Athen's Woman's Club was held on Monday, March [added text (appears to be different ink): twenty-seventh ], the President in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes were read and approved. The President then made a short address to the club setting forth the purpose of club work. She recommended a qualification section to be inserted in the Constitution. ]

[handwritten text: Reports of Committees were then called for. No committee reported. ]

[handwritten text: The following reports of sections was then made. ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary of the Historical section reported the following outline for the years work.

Revolutions -- Three Divisions.

French Revolution
American-English.
Spanish-American.
]

[handwritten text: The chairman of the Current Topics Section reported that the section had held its regular meetings promptly. the subjects reviewed were General Political News --
European Affairs
Cuba and the Phillipines.
General News
Books.
]

[handwritten text: The papers and talks showed a careful summary of the subjects. ]

[handwritten text: The chairman of the Letters & Art section reported on the work outlined for the year -- ]

[handwritten text: The History Literature & Art of Greece. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. Bates then moved that -- ]

[handwritten text: The membership of the Athen's Woman's Club shall be limited to one hundred. All applicants over this number shall be put on a waiting list and be acted upon in the order recorded. Members shall be [illegible text] to join any section they wish. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb then offered the following motion as a substitute ]

[handwritten text: Any woman resident in Athens who will affirm that she is interested in the principles of the organization and who will agree to perform such duties as may be imposed upon her by the club, is eligible to membership in the club and shall be admitted as such when her application has been accepted by the club. ]

[handwritten text: When any member without sufficient excuse to be judged by the members of the section to which she belongs fail to attend three consecutive meetings of the club or of the section to which she belongs, and shall likewise fail to discharge any duty imposed upon her by the club or shall for sixty days after they become due fail to pay her dues her name shall be dropped from the roll of the club. ]

[handwritten text: Much discussion followed Mrs. Cobb's motion. ]

[handwritten text: The substitute was laid on the table. Then the original motion was finally laid on the table. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer then collected the fees. ]

[handwritten text: The club adjourned to meet [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): April 24th -- ] ]

[handwritten text: Signed ]

[handwritten text: Fannie G. Nash
Sect. [Secretary] ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): third] ] second general meeting of the Athen's Woman's Club was held on Monday April 24 -- in the Seney-Stoval Chapel -- the President in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes were read and corrected. The Rec. Sect. [Recording Secretary] reported one letter stating our intention to join the Federation. ]

[handwritten text: This brought forth discussion of dues to the Federation. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's Report was read and approved. Report of Committees was called for. As there was no report, the President gave the report of the Executive Board. ]

[handwritten text: Report of Sections -- ]

[handwritten text: The current Topics -- and Historical Section reported interesting profitable work in the past month. ]

[handwritten text: The Sec. [Secretary] of the Letters and Art section being absent there was no report. ]

[handwritten text: The Recommendations of the Executive Board were then discussed and voted upon. ]

[handwritten text: 1. Membership clause. ]

[handwritten text: 2. Enlargement of the Executive Board. ]

[handwritten text: The Executive Board shall include all the officers of each section -- together with the general officers of the club. ]

[handwritten text: 3. A second Vice President shall be elected ]

[handwritten text: 4. A Library Committee -- to ]

[handwritten text: 5. [deleted text (overstrike): Money ] Ten dollars to be granted [deleted text (overstrike): of the ] to each section for the purpose of Literature -- these [added text (appears to be different ink): Lib. [Library] ] books to form the

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nucleus of the library of the Athens Woman's Club. ]

[handwritten text: 6. Educational Committee -- ]

[handwritten text: This committee to consist of three members from each section. ]

[handwritten text: A place for keeping the books was then discussed. The decision was postponed till the next meeting. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was then made that the treasurers of each section should make a monthly report of the finances of that section -- : carried ].

[handwritten text: Miss Meniman read a beautifully written paper on the masterpieces of Grecian Art. Mrs. Meur read a very facetious paper on Territorial Expansion. ]

[handwritten text: The Club adjourned to meet May 23 -- ]

[handwritten text: Signed ]

[handwritten text: Fannie G. Nash
Sect. [Secretary] ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The third [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 4th ] general meeting of the Athen's Woman's Club was held on Mon. [Monday] May 23rd -- the President in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: After the roll call the secretary's report was read and corrected. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer's report read and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Pratt the chairman of the Educational committee then made her report. ]

[handwritten text: The club tendered its thanks to Mrs. Lipscomb for offering a scholarship in Lucy Cobb Institute. ]

[handwritten text: The library committee reported on organization. ]

[handwritten text: The reports of the season's work in the sections was then called for. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke gave a comprehensive resumé of the work done in the Letters and Art section. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Bates reported excellent work in the Historical section. ]

[handwritten text: A most satisfactory report of the Current Events section was given by Miss Woodberry. ]

[handwritten text: A place for the books of the club was again discussed but nothing was definitely decided. ]

[handwritten text: The consent of the club was given to change the membership clause of the constitution. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Brown then moved that the following membership clause be inserted in the constitution. ]

[handwritten text: All applicants for membership shall be indorsed [endorsed] by the members of the club and shall be forwarded to the chairman of the Executive Board. ]

[handwritten text: Failure to attend three [deleted text (overstrike): regular ] [added text: consecutive ] meetings of the club without excuse, or failure in the requirements of the club shall forfeit membership at the discretion of the Board. ]

[handwritten text: [deleted text (overstrike): The motion was carried. ] ]



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[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry moved the following amendment ]

[handwritten text: The secretary shall confer with delinquent members before their names are dropped from the roll. ]

[handwritten text: The amendment was carried. ]

[handwritten text: The President reported the receipt of a letter from the Georgia Federation of Woman's Clubs asking the Athen's Woman's Club to send delegates to the convention at Gainesville July 6th. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb and Mrs. John Lucas volunteered to attend the convention. Mrs. Brown and Miss Woodberrys names were also suggested. ]

[handwritten text: The meeting of the Daughter's of the Confederacy to be held in Athens in October was then discussed. ]

[handwritten text: The matter of the Winnie Davis Memorial was presented to the club. ]

[handwritten text: Mention was made of Miss Rutherford's plan for the section of their memorial in Athens. It was suggested that the Athen's Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Athen's Woman's Club unite their efforts to secure the erection of said memorial in their city. ]

[handwritten text: For their purpose the following motion was made: -- ]

[handwritten text: The Presidents of the Athen's Woman's Club and the Athen's Daughter's of the Confederacy shall appoint a joint meeting for the discussion of plans concerning the Winnie Davis Memorial. ]

[handwritten text: The motion was carried. ]

[handwritten text: The club then adjourned to meet in September. ]

[handwritten text: Signed ]

[handwritten text: Fannie G. Nash -- Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: [deleted text (overstrike): After much anxiety and long waiting a quorum of the ] [added text (appears to be different ink): The ] Athen's Woman's Club met [added text (appears to be different ink): [deleted text (overstrike): on ] Sept. 25 ] in the parlors of the Institute and important business was transacted. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: No report from the Corresponding Secretary. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer's report was read and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: The chairman of the library committee reported the return of the cheque [check] for $10 from the Letters and Art section, also the investment of like amount by the Historical Section. ]

[handwritten text: The report from the Educational committee was then called for. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Watt gave a report of the two scholar ships [scholarships] given by Mrs. Lipscomb. [deleted text (overstrike): The first ] [added text: One ] scholarship was given to the candidate from the city schools Miss Pattie Hilsman -- after passing a satisfactory examination. ]

[handwritten text: The candidate from the county Miss May [unclear text: Garrah ] having been the 1st honor girl at the Lucy Cobb Institute was excused from standing the examination. Miss Watt urged the interest and efforts of the club toward the securing of the Winnie Davis Memorial for Athens. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb then read a letter from Mrs. Pastor concerning a Columbia scholarship. ]

[handwritten text: Her question was referred to the Educational Committee. ]

[handwritten text: Reports from the various sections were then called for. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford reported that the Historical section would take up the Franco Prussian men for the water work. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry reported Georgia Civics and Current Topics for the work of her section. ]

[handwritten text: The Letters and Art section will study Roman Literature and Art. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb and Miss Woodberry then gave an interesting report of their visit to the Gainesville convention. They paid a high tribute to Mrs. Brown's paper. ]



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[handwritten text: The Club then proceeded to the Election of a second vice president. Mrs. H. C. White was unanimously elected. ]

[handwritten text: The election of delegates to the State Federation was then discussed. Mrs. Muir moved that the club pay the expenses of the delegates. Miss Woodberry amended this motion by the addition of the words to the State [added text (appears to be different ink): Federation ] Convention. ]

[handwritten text: The motion as amended was carried. ]

[handwritten text: The club then elected Mrs. Nellie Phinizy as delegate to the state convention [added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs. Brown alternate. ] ]

[handwritten text: The Club adjourned to meet the last [added text (appears to be different ink): 4th ] Mon. [Monday] in October. ]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink): Signed, ] ]

[handwritten text: Fannie G. Nash. ]

[handwritten text: The following [added text: calendar ] committee was appointed. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry chairman.
Mrs. Brown
Miss Crawford
Miss Mc. Pherson
Miss Nash.
]

[handwritten text: The Executive Board reported the election of the following members ]

[handwritten text: Miss Annie Camack.
Mrs. Hill
Miss Mary Hodgson
Miss Nannette Hodgson.
]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club met [added text (appears to be different ink): Oct. 29th ] in Seney-Stovall Chapel. ]

[handwritten text: The President called the club to order -- and urged the ladies to make a special effort to be on time. She also urged systematic work upon the club, and asked the interest and cooperation in performing the work of the club. ]

[handwritten text: The roll was called. ]

[handwritten text: Minutes read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: Treasurers report read and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: The Executive Board reported no meeting. ]

[handwritten text: An appointment was then made for a regular meeting of the Executive Board the Sat. [Saturday] before each general meeting at 4. P.M in the chapel. ]

[handwritten text: The Chairman of the Educational Committee reported many meetings during the month, for the purpose of discussion of plans for the Winnie Davis Memorial. No action on Mrs. Parks letter. ]

[handwritten text: Library committee reported a meeting. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry suggested that each section outline the needs of her own section. ]

[handwritten text: Reports of Section were then called for. ]

[handwritten text: The Art & Letters section reported work on early Roman Literature and Shakespear [Shakespeare] readings -- also a talk by Miss Rutherford. ]

[handwritten text: Historical Section reported work on the unification of Germany -- Development of German feeling for unity as portrayed by patriotic songs of the Fatherland. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry read the outline of the work for the Current Topics section. ]

[handwritten text: The calendar com. [committee] reported no meeting. ]

[handwritten text: [added text: The ] Discussion of dates for the year resulted in the decision that the Year Book should soon work from Sept. [September] to June. ]

[handwritten text: The Club adjourned to meet Nov. [November] 27 ]

[handwritten text: [deleted text (overstrike): Mr. ] Signed ]

[handwritten text: F. G. Nash. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The Athen's Woman's Club met Nov. [November] 27 in the Seney Stovall chapel. ]

[handwritten text: The meeting opened without a quorum. The Sect [Secretary] & Treas. [Treasurer] 's reports were read but not accepted. [added text (appears to be different ink): Quorum being present following business ] ]

[handwritten text: The Executive Board reported no meeting on account of rain. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry suggested that the Executive Board meet after every regular meeting of the club.]

[handwritten text: Miss Nast reported that the educational committee had forwarded five dollars to Mrs. Pastor for the Columbian scholarship. Miss Nast read a very interesting letter from Mrs. Emma Stout of Warm Springs concerning her work among the poor white girls of that place. ]

[handwritten text: The Library committee reported on meeting and on chairman. ]

[handwritten text: The report of the calendar committee was then called for. The chairman reported on meeting. ]

[handwritten text: The matter of raising the roll call of the club was then discussed. The motion was made that the sectys. [secretaries] of each section should send a revised roll of her section to the club secty. [secretary] before the next meeting of the club. The motion was carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Crawford, and Miss Woodberry each gave a report of the work done in her section during the month. ]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from Mrs. [unclear text: Battery ] urging the club to join the General Federation. Miss Woodberry then summated the points of advantage in belonging to the General Federation. ]

[handwritten text: After some discussion a motion that the Athens' Woman's club shall join the General Federation was moved. ]



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[handwritten text: In response to an urgent invitation from the educational committee Miss Lane gave the club a most interesting talk upon the splendid work of the project school. ]

[handwritten text: The club then adjourned to meet Jan. [January] 22nd 1900. ]

[handwritten text: Signed ]

[handwritten text: Fannie G. Nash. Secty. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: 1900 -- Athen's Woman's Club. -- Feb. [February] 26 -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athen's Woman's Club held its last meeting for the year at Seney Stoval Chapel Jan [January] 22nd 1 [deleted text (overstrike): 899 ] ]

[handwritten text: [added text: 900 ] ]. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Jan [January] 29, 1900 ] The Sect [Secretary] 's report for the last meeting was read and accepted.

[handwritten text: The annual reports were then called for ]

[handwritten text: The Sect. [Secretary] gave a report of the work of the club and its relations to other clubs. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer reported having $26.40 in the treasury after all obligations had been met. ]

[handwritten text: The recording sect [secretary] 's report was read and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Nast reported the work of the educational committee and made a request that the club should join their assistance in the case of a needy child. Action on the case was prolonged till next meeting. ]

[handwritten text: The library committee reported on work. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry the chairman of the calendar committee reported that the calendar would be published in two weeks. The calendar to contain the Constitution, By Laws, History, List of Members, and officers. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb gave the report of the meeting of the Executive Board. ]

[handwritten text: The President also gave a resumé of the club's work for the year urging most earnestly upon the club better work and a deeper purpose in the work for the ensuing year. ]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from Mrs. Hill apologizing for the appointment of a meeting after the time for the monthly meeting of the club. ]

[handwritten text: The President then read a letter from Mrs. Julian Brown of Atlanta making an appeal to all Bird Lovers. ]



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[handwritten text: The President then resigned the chair to Miss Woodberry. ]

[handwritten text: The sections then retired to elect their [deleted text (overstrike): chairmen ] [added text: officers ] and to appoint two members to act on the nominating committee. (After the return of the nominating committee). ]

[handwritten text: The following nominating committee was appointed. ]

[handwritten text: [unclear text: Mrs. Fanning ]
Mrs. Phinizy
Mrs. Griffeth
Mrs. Straham
Miss Edwards
Mrs. Geo. Hodgson.
]

[handwritten text: The nominating committee proposed the re-election [reelection] of the officers of the club. After a vote the sect. [secretary] was instructed to cast vote for the unanimous re-election [reelection] of the present officers of the club. [deleted text (overstrike): The ] [added text: Our honored ] President Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb was then escorted to the chair. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry moved the following ]

[handwritten text: The annual dues of the Athens Woman's Club shall be $1 -- due Jan [January] 1st on time of entrance. ]

[handwritten text: After some discussion the motion was carried. ]

[handwritten text: The club adjourned to meet Feb. [February] 26 [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1900 ] ]

[handwritten text: Signed ]

[handwritten text: Fannie G. Nash. ]



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[handwritten text: Athen's Woman's Club. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting Feb. [February] 26 at Seney Stovall Chapel. ]

[handwritten text: Minutes were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: Treasurer's report read and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: It was recommended that the section treasurers send bills to members whose dues have not been paid. ]

[handwritten text: The corresponding secretary being absent there was no report. ]

[handwritten text: The following committees were then appointed. ]

[handwritten text: Executive Board.

Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb
Miss Rosa Woodberry
Mrs. H. C. White
Mrs. C. Griffeth
Miss Fannie G. Nash
" [Miss] Sosnowski
Mrs. E. A. Crawford
" [Mrs.] Billup Phinizy
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs. Bates. ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Miss A. Griffeth. ]
]

[handwritten text: Educational Com. [Committee]

Miss E. J. Nast
Mrs. H. C. White
Mrs. Wm. Young
Mrs. [deleted text (overstrike): O. ] [added text: E. ] A. Crawford
Mrs. Geo. Reed
Miss Helen Trent
Mrs. W. B. Hill
Mrs. E. C. Branson
Miss. Marion Edward, &
Mrs. A. J. Cobb.
]

[handwritten text: Library Com. [Committee]

Miss Sosnowski
Miss Dorothy Mc. Pherson
Mrs. Arthur Griffeth
Mrs. W. W. Thomas
Miss Louis Gerdine
Mrs. Billup Phinizy.
Miss Buttel
Miss Lilly Moss
Miss Maude Monman.
]

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[handwritten text: Calendar Committee

Miss Rosa Woodberry
Miss Fannie G. Nash
Miss Dorothy Mc. Pherson.
]

[handwritten text: Philanthropi. Comm. [Philanthropic Committee]

Mrs. J. H. Fleming
Mrs. John Gerdine
Miss Emily Upson
Miss Mary Hull
Mrs. J. G. Hutchins
Mrs. John Hoke
Mrs. E. H. [unclear text: Amory ]
Miss Mattie [unclear text: Hancock ]
Mrs. [unclear text: N. Bocock ]
]

[handwritten text: Industrial Committee

Mrs. Chas. Griffeth
Mrs. John Moss
Miss Jenny Hodgson
Miss Esther Upson
Mrs. Haselton
Mrs. J. [unclear text: O. ] Campbell
Mrs. Edward Mell
Mrs. Geo. Hodgson
Mrs. John Lucas.
]

[handwritten text: A letter was then read from Mrs. Wm. Jones of [illegible text] concerning the library work. ]

[handwritten text: Reports of sections were then called for. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Bates reported the work of the Letters & Art section. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford -- the History Section. ]

[handwritten text: And Miss Woodberry the Current Topics. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Nast the chairman of the Educational Committee reported that the mother of the child, whose care was referred to that committee refused to give her up. ]



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[handwritten text: The President reported the recommendation of the Executive Board that the General meetings of the club should be quarterly instead of monthly. ]

[handwritten text: After some discussion Mrs. Bates moved that the General meetings remain unchanged -- motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: The subject of programs at the General meetings was then discussed. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Thomas moved that a fine of 10 cts. [cents] be imposed upon absent members. The original motion was amended by [deleted text (overstrike): a ] substitution five cents for ten. The motion as amended was carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford then moved that one paper be read at each general meeting. After some discussion the motion was carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lucas moved that Mrs. Lipscomb be invited to read a paper on Julius Caesar -- the motion was carried by an enthusiastic vote. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb [added text: then ] read her paper on The Julius Caesar of Shakespeare & of history. ]

[handwritten text: The club adjourned to meet March 26 -- ]

[handwritten text: Signed ]

[handwritten text: Fannie G. Nash.
Secretary ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club held it's [its] regular monthly meeting March 26 -- ]

[handwritten text: A quorum not being present at the opening of the meeting the regular order of business was ]

[handwritten text: The Executive Board reported on meeting. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Nast then reported the work of the Educational Committee. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Nast reported the needs of special instruction to be given prospects of the project school. She requested second hand books to be sent to Mrs. A. Cobb. ]

[handwritten text: The Library Committee made no report. ]

[handwritten text: The calendar committee reported that the calendar was in the hands of the printer. ]

[handwritten text: No report from the Philanthropic Com. [Committee] ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Griffeth gave the report of the Industrial Committee. [deleted text (overstrike): They ] 3 meetings were held and work outlined -- their committee determined to aid work already begun in their organization. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Bates reported the work of the Letters & Art Section -- Study of [unclear text: Virgil ] the man -- his poetry & his life. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford reported work on [illegible text] in the Historical Section. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry gave the report of the Current Topics Section -- General [illegible text] of Congress & news of the day. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes were then read and accepted -- also treasurer's report received. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb read a letter from the Society of American Women concerning the American Hospital ship fund. ]

[handwritten text: The club voted against cooperation in their work and letter was referred to President. ]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] then referred to the receipt of a letter from Sec. [Secretary] of General Federation

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saying the same would be published in the daily paper. ]

[handwritten text: A letter from the national Congress of Mothers was referred to the Educational Committee. ]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] then read a letter from Mrs. [illegible text] -- carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White the chairman of the State Educational Committee then opened a discussion on that work, and urged to ladies to contribute articles on educational subjects to the state organ of the club. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry suggested that an inspection of the conditions existing in the country schools would be a profitable work for that committee. ]

[handwritten text: [deleted text (overstrike): The club then ] ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Chas. Griffeth and Mrs. Phinizy were nominated delegates to the General Federation in [unclear text: November ]. The club then adjourned to meet April 23 -- 1900 ]

[handwritten text: Signed ]

[handwritten text: Fannie G. Nash
Sect. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Athens Woman's Club.
1900 October ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The first general meeting of the Athens Woman's Club for the season of 1900-1901, was held in the Seney-Stovall Chapel, Monday, October 15th. President Mrs. M A Lipscomb presiding. ]

[handwritten text: In the absence of the Secretary, Mrs Muir was appointed to call the roll. ]

[handwritten text: Treasurer's report was made and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: The business of the present meeting was to reorganize for the season: to appoint meetings for various chapters, and to elect delegates to the Federation of Clubs held at Griffin. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs John Lucas and Miss Rosa Woodberry were elected to attend, with Mrs Billups Phinizy and Mrs Hart as alternates. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Lipscomb and Mrs H C White announced their intention to be present also. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Lipscomb called for expressions from the club as to extending invitation to State Federation to meet in Athens next October. Subject was favorably discussed, resulting in investing the President with authority to extend such invitation if the occasion required. ]

[handwritten text: Miss F. G. Nash, secretary of the club having left Athens, Mrs J F Hart was elected to fill vacancy until January. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Lipscomb called the attention of the club to the election of officers to occur in January, asking that the thoughts of the club would tend in that direction, that new and efficient [added text (appears to be different ink): officers ] be selected who would retain and advance interest and enthusiasm in Club work. ]

[handwritten text: The Club then adjourned to meet Nov 26th. ]

[handwritten text: Eva F. Hart
Sety. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: 1900 November. ] [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: The second general meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was called to order November 26th by First Vice President, Miss Woodberry. The meeting opening without a quorum, no action was taken on Secretary or Treasurer's reports. ]

[handwritten text: Chair called for reports from sections. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Watt reported work done in Letters and Art section. English poetry the present study -- with King Lear the work of the Shakespeare class. ]

[handwritten text: Current Topics outline of work same as last year. ]

[handwritten text: History section at a stand still because of no leader. The Chair begged section not to disband but to either select a new leader, or to enter one of the other sections. ]

[handwritten text: Educational Committee begged for contributions of reading matter to be sent Miss Lane -- also for plants. Work in night school needing encouragment [encouragement] -- Educational Committee at Griffin asked that books and pictures should be gotten into Public Schools -- also that a record be made of Educational statistics -- regarding average attendance -- male and female, age &c. [et cetera] ]

[handwritten text: Library Committee -- Miss Watt was elected to fill the place of Miss Sosnowski withdrawn -- ]

[handwritten text: Philanthropy Committee -- none present. ]

[handwritten text: Industrial Committee -- owing to sickness and absence of members there was no report -- The Chair desired Industrial Com. [Committee] to get statistics as to number of children in factories -- age &c. [et cetera] ]

[handwritten text: Calendar Committee -- no report. ]

[handwritten text: Secretary requested to announce change in Constitution before next meeting. ]

[handwritten text: Adjourned to meet fourth Monday in December. ]

[handwritten text: Eva F. Hart
Sec'ty. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: 1900 December ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: By invitation, the Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting in the drawing rooms of Mrs Billups Phinizy -- Monday December 17th. ]

[handwritten text: The business of the day was to change By-Law VI of the Constitution which reads thus: Twenty members shall constitute a quorum, provided each Section be represented. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry moved that ten (10) be inserted instead of twenty (20), thus reducing the number necessary to carry on the business of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: The motion was carried, and the change made in the Constitution. ]

[handwritten text: After being entertained by Miss Bradford in recitation entitled "The Guvnor" from Old Hickory, the Club adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted -- ]

[handwritten text: M. A. Lipscomb
Sec. [Secretary] [Latin: pro tem. [tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: 1901 January ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club met by invitation at Mrs E A Crawford's January 28th 1901. a full attendance being present. Meeting called to order by President, Mrs Lipscomb. ]

[handwritten text: After the payment of Annual dues, the minutes of last meeting were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: Annual report of Treasurer made and approved. ]

[handwritten text: Reports from Standing Committees responded to as follows: Educational Committee, Miss Watt: Library Committee, Miss McPherson: Calendar Committee, Miss Woodberry: Philanthropy Committee, Miss Hull: Industrial Committee, Mrs. Chas. Griffith. ]

[handwritten text: After a well-pointed and rousing speech from Mrs. Lipscomb, the retiring President, the Annual election of officers proceeded as follows: A nominating committee was selected from the various sections -- with Mrs Billups Phinizy as Chairman. The Committee withdrew for deliberation. Upon their return Mrs. Phinizy reported results as follows: President -- Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb.
First Vice Pres [President] -- Miss Rosa Woodberry
Second Vice Pres [President] -- Mrs H E White
Corresponding Secretary -- Mrs. Chas Griffith
Recording Secretary -- Mrs. J. F. Hart
Treasurer -- Miss Dorothy McPherson.
]

[handwritten text: The re-elected President made an appeal for a successful year. speaking of the entertainment of the Federation of Clubs in the Fall. meeting in Athens. Mrs E A Crawford spoke on Miscellaneous work, suggesting a musical Section -- Favorably discussed and vote taken to add ]



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[handwritten text: a Music and Art Section to By-Laws Proposed by Mrs. W H Young to change General Meeting to once in three months. Motion lost. Report by Mrs. White on Athens Edition of "Southern Woman," Club paper published in Atlanta. Enthusiastically received. Papers and advertisements for same, secured. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Watt made an appeal for establishment of Sheltering Arms ]

[handwritten text: -- referred to next meeting of Executive Board -- Motion made for Executive Board to hold meeting after adjournment to consider new applications for Club membership -- carried -- Motion by Mrs Crawford to appoint Mrs Phinizy Chairman of Music and Art Committee -- Carried -- After singing by Miss Merriman a motion was made to adjourn -- Carried ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted ]

[handwritten text: Eva Freeman Hart. ]

[handwritten text: Presentation of new names --

Mrs R E Park
Mrs E B Smith
Mrs (Dr) Lovejoy
Mrs Lanier
Mrs Davis.
Corresponding Secretary requested to notify the same of their election to Athens Woman's Club. ]

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[handwritten text: 1901 May ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The last general meeting of The Athens Woman's Club met at the residence of Mrs H C White, May [blank] with a full attendance present. No particular business on hand except the discussion of the meeting of the Federation of Clubs in Athens during the Fall. ]

[handwritten text: The first week in November was considered the most propitious time. Corresponding Secty [Secretary] requested to communicate with Mrs Granger (?) about it. ]

[handwritten text: Discussion as to number of delegates to be invited. Moved that the President and two (2) delegates from each club be asked. Carried. Discussion of organized work, and question of a Sheltering Arms considered. No decision. Discussion as to inviting some distinguished [deleted text (overstrike): guest ] [added text: Club ] woman from a distance to be present as the guest of the Athens Woman's Club during meeting. Moved that President, Mrs Lipscomb, be appointed to select such an one. Carried. Discussion of Music and Art Section, resulting in appointment of Mrs H C White Chairman, and Mrs J F Hart, Sect'y [Secretary] of such section. Business meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Social Features of the evening included recitation by Miss Ora Hart and exquisite readings by Miss Bradford and Dr H. C. White. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted ]

[handwritten text: Eva F Hart.
Sect'y [Secretary]. ]



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[handwritten text: Sept [September] 17, 1901. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1901 September ] There was a called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club on the afternoon of Sept [September] 17th. in the Library of Lucy Cobb. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb president, in the chair. The object of meeting was to confer with Mrs. J. Lindsay Johnson Pres. [President] Ga. F. W. C and to organize committees for entertainment of State Convention to meet in Athens Nov [November] 6th. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Johnson was unavoidably detained, and club proceeded to transact the business on hand, and perfect Convention Committees. ]

[handwritten text: Minutes of last meeting in May read as information. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Buttel reports a collection of books on hand for Library Com. [Committee] ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. H. C. White reports, as chairman of Music Section the inability of her section to unite with State Music Com. [Committee] and Lucy Cobb at Exposition. ]

[handwritten text: Moved by Miss Woodbury to reconsider action of Club agreeing to entertain president and two delegates from each Club at Convention, and to substitute for "two" "one" and insert "or alternates" after "our delegate." Carried. ]

[handwritten text: Details of Convention were considered and Committees appointed (as appended) ]

[handwritten text: Number of members present 23. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted ]

[handwritten text: Rosa Woodbury
Sect'y [Secretary] [Latin: pro-tem [tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: Oct 15, 1901 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): October ] The first regular meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held in the Lucy Cobb Library Tuesday afternoon Oct [October] 15. since the summer adjournment. Mrs Lipscomb, president, in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: Minutes of called meeting, Sept 17, read and approved. Treasurer's Report accepted No report from Cor. Sect'y [Corresponding Secretary]. ]

[handwritten text: Chairmen of the several committees on Convention entertainment reported ]

[handwritten text: On motion, it was ordered that the Com. [Committee] on post office and committee [illegible text] should be authorized to purchase all needed stationary & c. [et cetera] ]

[handwritten text: An invitation from the faculty of the University was read inviting the Athens Woman's Club and State Federation Convention to visit the University during its session. Accepted with thanks the President appointed Mrs. Young and Mrs Dorsey a Com. [Committee] to extend resolution of thanks to the Daughters of the Confederacy for their courtesy in arranging a luncheon for the Convention of the Ga. F. W. C ]

[handwritten text: The President then read the program of the Convention ]

[handwritten text: A called meeting of the Club was announced for Saturday Oct 19th [unclear text: with ] ]

[handwritten text: There was a full attendance of the members. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted ]

[handwritten text: Rosa Woodbury
Sect'y [Secretary] [Latin: pro tem [tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: Jan [January] 14th 1902 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1902 January ] The regular annual meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Tuesday afternoon 4 P.M Jan [January] 14. in the Lucy Cobb Reading room. Mrs Lipscomb, president, in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: Minutes of last meeting read and approved. Treasurer's report for the year read and received. This report showed all obligations met, all Convention expenses paid and a balance on hand of about $18 ]

[handwritten text: The Corresponding Secretary reports all letters answered, and that the routine notices of the Club had been sent out on time, regularly. ]

[handwritten text: The president, Mrs Lipscomb, made a short address to the club, congratulating them upon the success and progress and influence of the club and thanked them for the honor of serving them and expressed great appreciation of their support. She especially thanked Mrs H. C. White for her splendid assistance during the Convention of the Ga. F. W C. Mrs Lipscomb declines firmly but with great appreciation all tenders of nomination as president. ]

[handwritten text: Nominations were then declared in order for officers for the coming year. The President appointed as a nominating committee, Mrs J. P. Campbell, Chairman, Mrs W. F. Dorsey, Mrs Eula B. Simth, Miss Woodberry. ]

[handwritten text: The following list of officers were presented and on motion of Mrs C. B. Griffith, the secretary was instructed to cast the unanimous vote of the club for the nominees



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President --Mrs H. C. White
First Vice Pres. [President] Mrs Billups Phinizy
Second Vice Pres [President] Mrs C. B. Griffeth
Recording SecretaryMrs Wm. H. Young.
Corresponding SecretaryMiss Dorothy McPherson
TreasurerMrs. W J. Peeples.

]

[handwritten text:

Officers recommended for sections.
Letters and Art.Mrs. Hart Chairm [Chairman]
" " " [Letters and Art] Mrs Ed. Dorsey Sect'y [Secretary]
Current TopicsMrs W. B. Hill Chairm-- [Chairman]
" " [Current Topics] Mrs. W. B. Hull Charm [Chairman] --Miss Rosa Woodbury. Sect'y [Secretary]
Shakespear SectionMrs M. A. Lipscomb, Chairm [Chairman]
" " [Shakespear Section] Mrs J. Z. Hoke Sect'y [Secretary]
Fine ArtsMrs E. A. Crawford, Chairm [Chairman]
" " [Fine Arts] Miss Laura Blackshear Sect'y [Secretary]

]

[handwritten text: The dates of meeting were announced to be a general meeting of the entire club the first Thursday in each month, to be conducted by some one [someone] of the sections Each of the sections meet separately at same hour the third Thursday of the month. The Shakespear Section meets on the evenings of the Second and Fourth Thursdays. ]

[handwritten text: It was moved and adopted to change the constitution (unanimous consent having been given) so as to have five sections instead of three. The two new sections being Shakespear and Fine Arts. ]

[handwritten text: The meeting closed with a paper on Byron's life by Mrs E. A. Crawford. ]

[handwritten text: [added text: See list of members in back of book ] The roll was then called for sections. Twenty-six members were present. Letters & art 7; Current Top [Topics] 15; Shakespeare 12, Fine Arts 6 ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted ]

[handwritten text: Rosa Woodberry
Sec'ty [Secretary] [Latin: pro tem [pro tempore] ] ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1902 ] The general monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held in the Library of the Lucy Cobb Institute, Monday Jan [January] 27, 1902. Twenty members were present and the President presided. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the preceding general meeting were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's Report showed a balance in hand of $27.50 ]

[handwritten text: The Committees appointed to report on "The Sheltering Arms" and "The Rest Hall" were allowed more time. ]

[handwritten text: The Programme [Program] of the afternoon was furnished by the "Current Topics Section" and was as follows: ]

[handwritten text: Recent Notes on Art
Miss Laura Blackshear
Late Literature in Spain
Miss Elsa Buttel
Notable Discoveries in Science during last years.
Miss Rosa Woodberry.
]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted. ]

[handwritten text: Elizabeth J. Watt. ]



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[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1902 ] ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The general meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held in the Library of the Institute. Monday, Mar [March] 10, twenty three [twenty-three] members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary's report was read and received. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report showed a balance of $34.58 ]

[handwritten text: The Sheltering Arms Committee reported several interviews with gentlemen connected with the Factories. Miss Lane stated, by letter, that she found that the parents objected to the plan of putting their children under the care of others during the factory hours, and stated that a Free Kindergarten would, she felt, be more acceptable. The Committee were instructed to gain all possible information in regard to both lines of work and report at the next meeting. By motion of Mrs. Lipscomb the Secretary's name was added to the list of those constituting this Committee. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parrish, Mrs. Welch and Miss Camak were appointed as delegates to the Convention to be held in Los Angeles. ]

[handwritten text: The programme [program] was furnished by the Fine Arts Section and was as follows: ]

[handwritten text: Egyptian Art.
Miss L. Blackshear.
Modern Art
Miss Annie Crawford.
Assyrian Art
Miss L. Blackshear.
]

[handwritten text: The meeting adjourned to meet [blank] ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1902 ] The general meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held Tuesday Apr. [April] 8, twenty members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary's report was read and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report showed a balance of $37. ]

[handwritten text: The Free Kindergarten Committee reported that to fit a room for 12 pupils would entail an expense of $28. A letter was read from Mrs. Black, (N. P [Nellie Peters] ) of Atlanta telling of the management of these schools in that city. Mrs. Young and Miss Parrish were asked to serve on this Committee. Mrs. Lipscomb offered to be responsible for the [deleted text (overstrike): rent ] [added text (appears to be different ink): papering ] of a building for the work if it is found that the Club can assume it. The Committee was directed to secure more facts relative to the expense and report at next meeting. ]

[handwritten text: The programme [program] of the afternoon was furnished by the Current Topics Section and was as follows: ]

[handwritten text:

R.R. [Railroad] ConsolidationMrs. Willis
Nicaraguan CanalMrs. Hutchins
Invitation to NormalMrs. E. B. Smith
Current TopicsMrs. Hill.

]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Elizabeth Johnston Watt. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The general meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Monday May 26 [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1902 ], eleven members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary's report was read, corrected and received. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report showed a balance in bank of $45.58. ]

[handwritten text: Letters were read from Mrs. Lamar of Macon and Mrs. Nellie Storey of Macon in regard to the work of the Free Kindergarten. A discussion followed and a motion prevailed that $50 be given to the Kindergarten Committee [deleted text (overstrike): e ] to be used by them for this work. The Secretary reported that a room had been offered for this purpose in the new Night School Building. Mrs. Moss reported that the tables and chairs now used in the Kindergarten work of the Sewing School would be donated to the new work. The names of Mrs. White and Mrs. Crawford were added to the list of [added text: the ] members of this committee. ]

[handwritten text: The name of Miss Louie Lane was presented for membership and she was immediately received into the club by a rising vote which was unanimous. ]

[handwritten text: The Current Topics Section, through Miss Woodberry, asked permission to present to the common Treasury $10 which had been appropriated for special use in that Section. Permission was given. ]

[handwritten text: The Programme [Program] of the afternoon was furnished by the Current Topics Section. The subjects, The Holy Shroud, and the Disaster at Martinique, were discussed ]

[handwritten text: The meeting adjourned to meet the fourth [added text: Tuesday ] in Sept. [September] ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[printed text: WOMAM [WOMAN] 'S CLUB'S SPLENDID GIFT.
Starts Summer Kindergarten School in East Athens.
][handwritten text: [added text: 1902 ] ]

[printed text: Monday afterday last marked a new era in the history of the Athens Woman's Club. After several months of careful investigation and consideration the club determined to establish a free kindergarten in East Athens and appropriated $50 for its inauguration. ]

[printed text: The school will open the first of July and continue through the summer, and will be a permanent institution. This noble work for the helpless, unfavored, and often ill-cared for little ones wil [will] strike a responsive chord in every heart where the love of humanity throbs, and that feels the pathos of a cheerless untrained childhood. The happiness that is a child's inalieable [inalienable] birthright too often fades in the presence of the tragedy of want and suffering. ]

[printed text: Those noble club women will do a blessed work in taking these child lives into their keeping to give them tender guidance and support in these, their helpless, impressionable years. ]

[printed text: No one who knows the scope of this work fails to realize that the sweet sunniness of their kindergarten mornings penetrates the homes of these little ones and is a benediction to their parients [parents] as well. In all parts of Georgia this has been found to be one of the most far reaching forms of philanthrepic [philanthropic] works. ]

[printed text: The club is fortunate in having such an able member as Miss Louie Lane to direct and advise in the establishment of the kindergarten. The committee that will have in hand the starting and directing of the work are Miss Watt, Miss Lily Moss, Mrs. J. C Hutchins, Mrs. Wm. H. Young, Miss Parrish, Mrs. E A. Crawford, Mrs. H C. White, and Miss Louie Lane. ]

[printed text: The details will be announced shortly. They were carefully considered at this meeting. This action marks a signal success in Mrs. White's administration of the club as president. ]

[printed text: After the business session of the club was concluded a literary program was given by Miss Rosa Woodberry, of the Current Topics section. The subjects discussed were the Martinique disaster and the recent scientific investigation of the claims to genuineness of the Holy Shroud of Turin. ]

[printed text: The president read a most interesting article on kindergarten ideals by Mrs. Story, of Macon, and a letter by Mrs. Dolly Blount Lamar, of Macon. Mrs. Lamar was invited to be the guest of the Athens club Monday afternoon and address them on the subject of kindergarten work, in which she has been so successful in Macon, but she was unable to accept the invitation, as she had with her guests from a distance. ]

[printed text: The club then adjourned to meet the fourth Monday in September. ]

[printed text: How's This? ]

[printed text: We offer one hundred dollars reward for any case of catarrh that cannot be [damage] ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Sept. [September] 23, [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1902 ] ten members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary's report was read and received. ]

[handwritten text: The Kindergarten Committee reported that the experiment decided upon at the May meeting had been made with an enrollment of 54 pupils during the first month and an average attendance of 32. It was decided that the Club should continue the work. ]

[handwritten text: The Educational Committee urged that the members of the Club interest themselves in securing applicants for the Lucy Cobb scholarships. Mrs. Crawford was elected as delegate to the Convention at Atlanta with Mrs. Hill as alternate. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Center, Mrs. Holden and Mrs. Strickland were elected members of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: Elizabeth J. Watt.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Wednesday Oct. [October] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 15 -- 1902 ] at the Institute. 26 being present. ]

[handwritten text: After the reading of the minutes of the last meeting, the Kindergarten Committee reported that the work of the summer had been satisfactorily conducted. Mrs. Granger, the guest of the Club, addressed the members, giving an account of some of the lines of work undertaken by other clubs. ]

[handwritten text: The resignation of Mrs. White, as President of the club was presented at her request by the Secretary. Owing to the circumstance [deleted text (overstrike): s ] of the late sore bereavement of Mrs. White the club accepted it, but with deep regret. Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Dorsey and Miss Watt were appointed to draw up resolutions expressing the appreciation of the Club of the work done, in its behalf. by Mrs. White and the universal regret that is felt at her resignation ]

[handwritten text: The meeting adjourned until Oct. [October] 27. ]

[handwritten text: --Elizabeth J. Watt, Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the [deleted text (overstrike): East ] Athens Woman's Club was held Monday Oct. [October] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 27 1902 ] The former Vice President in the chair.]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the last meeting were read and received. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report was omitted. ]

[handwritten text: The Chairman of the Kindergarten Com. [Committee] reported that the income from the club would probably be $35 per year and that $25 of this amount could be devoted to this work: that subscriptions to the amount of $30 had been promised, making a total of $55, that [deleted text (overstrike): be ] the Com. [Committee] suggested that it might be well to secure a teacher for the smaller children at a less cost than a trained teacher could be secured for. The Com. [Committee] was requested to canvas for subscriptions and report at next meeting. Mrs. Crawford was appointed to prepare [added text: article for press. ] ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hill reported for the Current Topics section, the work already done and the plan of work for the new year. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hart resigned as Chairman of the Arts & Letters section and Mrs. Pavesich was elected to the position. Mrs. Crawford reported for the Art section and stated that the study for the next three months would be Greek Painting ].

[handwritten text: An invitation was received from the D.C's to attend the exercises at the laying of the corner stone of the Winnie Davis Memorial on Nov. [November] 1. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hill urged that the members do all in their power to secure a better building for the accommodation of the pupils of the High School of the city. A motion

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prevailed endorsing Mrs. Hill's views and a committee consisting of Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Pavesich were appointed to represent the feeling of the Club in an article to be published in the Banner. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford asked that she be allowed to bear her own expenses as delegate at the State Convention and that the Kindergarten Club be credited with the amount. This was deemed unadvisable and she was directed to allow them to be met out of the Treasury. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Annie Camak was elected Pres. [President] for the remaining months of the current year, the Vice President declining to accept the position. ]

[handwritten text: The Executive Board was directed to prepare a new year book and to draft revision of by-laws and constitution. ]

[handwritten text: It was decided that only the business of the club be transacted on the days of the general meeting. ]

[handwritten text: The Ex. [Executive] Committee was authorized to change by-laws in regard to the refreshments being served at the section meetings ]

[handwritten text: The following resolutions were read and adopted: ]

[handwritten text: Inasmuch as the resignation of the President of the Athens Woman's Club, Mrs. H. C. White, has been tendered therefore be it resolved: ]

[handwritten text: 1st that the members of the club desire to express their deep regret that they are compelled to accept the resignation and wish to express their appreciation of the valuable service she has rendered both before and while occupying the position as Pres. [President] ]

[handwritten text: 2nd That the members of the Club desire also to express their sincere sympathy in the deep sorrow that has come to her.

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That a copy of these resolutions be enrolled upon the minutes and also sent to our former President. ]

[handwritten text: Signed: ]

[handwritten text: Laura W. Dorsey
A. E. Crawford
E. J. Watt. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Elizabeth Johnston Watt. ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Villa Nov. [November] 25 [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1902 ], 8 members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the last meeting were read and received. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford reported for the Art section. Mrs Pavesich for the Letters and Arts section and Mrs. Davis for the Current Topics. ]

[handwritten text: The Chairman of the Kindergarten Committee reported that Miss Marion Carlton had been selected for the work at a salary of $15 per month. that the session would be from 9 to 12 in the morning of each day ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Crawford reported a donation of $15 that had been given for this special work. ]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from Miss Sarah P. Brigham of the Lend a Hand work asking if the Club would be willing to accept a travelling [traveling] library if secured for the members. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. James White, Mrs Ausland, Mrs Archer and Miss McGinness were elected as new members of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary was requested to prepare an

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article for the Banner in regard to the Kindergarten work of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: E. J Watt, Sec. [Secretary] ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Club was held Jan [January] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1903 ] the Vice President in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and received. The Treasurer's report showed a balance of $10.38 in the treasury. ]

[handwritten text: The Chairman of the Kindergarten Committee reported that 24 pupils have been enrolled, with an average attendance of 16; that Miss Carlton reported the work as satisfactory and that the pupils were interested and happy [added text: and ] that materials for balls and basket-weaving were needed. ]

[handwritten text: At her request the members of the Club [deleted text (overstrike): are ] were urged to visit the school. ]

[handwritten text: The Library Committee reported that 30 books have been received from Miss Brigham of The Lend-a-Hand Society of Boston for a Travelling [Traveling] Library. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Buttell, Miss McPherson, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Hutchins were appointed to receive [deleted text (overstrike): d ] donations of books from members of the Club and those interested in this branch of the work ]

[handwritten text: The election of officers resulted as follows: Pres [President] : Mrs. H. C. White: Vice Pres. [President] Mrs. B. PhinizyTreas. [Treasurer] Mrs W. Peeples, Sec. [Secretary] Miss Watt. Corr. Sec. [Corresponding Secretary] Miss McPherson. Chairman of Art Section: Mrs. Crawford, Sec. [Secretary] Miss McPherson: Current Topics, Mrs Hill, Sec. [Secretary] Mrs. E. B. Smith: Art & Letters:
Shakespear [Shakespeare] Sec. [Section] Mrs. Lipscomb. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Club was held Monday Feb. [February] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1903 ] the [added text (appears to be different ink): V. P. [Vice President] ] in the Chair. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report showed a balance in bank of $14.43. ]

[handwritten text: Owing to the absence of the Chairman of the Kindergarten Com. [Committee] her report was presented in writing which stated that the work has gone steadily on and that the interest in it still continues, that during the month donations had been received from Mr. J. Jackson, of scissors, from Mrs. Geo. Hodgson of a chair, from Mr. Fred Orr, of money. from Mrs. Cain of money. [added text: Donations were also received from Mrs. C. B. Griffeth Mrs. Homer Nicholson, Miss L. Moss-- and Mrs. Crawford. ]. An appeal was made for picture papers that the children might prepare scrap books [scrapbooks] for themselves. ]

[handwritten text: A committee was appointed to visit the school during the present month, which consisted of Mrs. Lipscomb and Miss Camak. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Buttel as Chairman of the Library committee reported that 96 volumes had been secured for the Travelling [Traveling] Libraries and introduced Miss Sarah Brigham of The Lend a Hand Club of Boston who told of her work of securing libraries and circulating them in the rural districts of several of the states. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb, Miss Fannie Mitchell and Miss Camak were appointed to visit the Model School at Daniellsville. ]



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[printed text: THE FREE KINDERGARTEN WORK IS PROGRESSING ]
[handwritten text:[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Apr. [April] 5. 1903-- ] ]

Miss Marion Carlton is Doing Well at the Head of This Splendid Institution. Mr. Frank A. Lipscomn Makes a Contribution to the Work and Sends Words of Encouragement About the Work.

[printed text: The Free Kindergarten school that is being conducted at the East Athens Night School building under the auspices of the Athens Woman's Club is accomplishing much good, and deserves the earnrst [earnest] support of all the people of the city. ]

[printed text: Miss Marion Carlton is the efficient teacher of the little folks who attend the kindergarten and is greatly beloved by all her pupils. ]

[printed text: Yesterday Mies [Miss] Carlton received the following note: ]

[printed text: Dear Miss Marion: -- I enclose here with my check for $10.00, which I would like to have you use in the interest of your school. I wish you good luck in this work and will do what I can to help it along. ]

[printed text: Assuring you of my interest in this work and hoping that you will be more encouraged as the work progresses, ]

[printed text: I am very sincerely,
F. A. LIMPSCOMB. ]

[printed text: To which Miss Carlton made answer as follows: ]

[printed text: Mr. F. A, Lipscomb, City. Dear Sir: In behalf of the Kindergarten School, over which I have the honor to preside, I desire to thank you for the generous gift enclosed in your kind note of the 3rd inst. The school, I am proud to say, is progressing finely, and feeling that my efforts are resulting in some good to a most deserving pupilage I assure you that my heart is in the work. Rest assured that the $10.00 you have so worthily bestowed, will be appropriated to the very best use of the school possible. Again thanking you for the gift. accompanied with so much of interest and good wishes for the school, I am yours most truly and appreciatively,
MARION LONG CARLTON. ]

[printed text: Other citizens should imitate the generous action of Mr. Lipscomb and give this work the financial assistance that is necessary to made of it a great and abiding success. ]



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[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Club was called in March but owing to the small number present it was deemed best to transact no business. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt. Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[printed text: CHILDREN HUNT EGGS
Kindergarten Egg Hunt on Court House Grounds Was Greatly Enjoyed.
THESE LITTLE TOTS
Had an Enjoyable Outing and a Royal Good Time -- This is a Most Worthy Work That is Being Done.
]

[printed text: On Tuesday afternoon at the court house grounds the pupils of the East Athens Kindergarten under the care of their teacher, Miss Marion Carlton, were given an egg hunt under the auspices of the Woman's Club. ]

[printed text: Although, the weather was very threatening, yet, long before the appointed time 18 of these little people were on the grounds ready to begin the search. The joy and delight that were on the little faces when the longed-for eggs were found amply repaid the ladies who had the entertainment in charge. ]

[printed text: Nearly 200 eggs had been contributed and when the search was over games were enjoyed and then refreshments consisting of cream and cake, which had been contributed by persons interested in the work were served. The singing of several songs followed and each little one went away carrying the pretty eggs and a bag of cake. A ride around the Boulevard closed the entertainment which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. ]

[printed text: The Kindergarten committee wish to express their thanks to the following who so kindly contributed for this object ]

[printed text: Mr. Flanigen [ Note: checkmark ]
Mr. Marion Arnold,
Mr J.P. Fears,
Mr. T, L. Abney,
Talmadge Bros [Brothers] & Co. [Company],
Mrs B. Phinizy.
Miss D McPherson,
Mrs. H C. White,
Mrs. B. A. Stovall,
Mrs. G. Lucas,
Miss M Hunnicutt,
Mrs H. Lowrance,
Miss Camak,
Mrs. Crawford,
Mrs. G. D. Thomas,
Mr. Brightwell,
Mrs. Lipscomb,
Mrs. Holder,
Mrs. Peebles,
Mr. I. P. Morton.
]

[printed text: The committee wish also to acknowledge the receipt of recent valuable donations for the school from Mrs. Bassinger Mr. McGregor, and "a friend." ]

[printed text: E. J. WATT,
Chairman Kindergarten Com [Committee] ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting was held in April [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1903 ]. The minutes of the February meeting were read and received -- ]

[handwritten text: The Reports of the Treasurer and Corr. [Corresponding] Secretary were read and received. ]

[handwritten text: A letter received from Leed's, Dakotah. asking for help for a library was read by Mrs. Lipscomb. It was decided that some help should be forwarded from the books contributed for our own Travelling [Traveling] Library. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb reported that generous contributions had been received for the Kindergarten work from Mr. McGregor-- Mr. Nichols. Palmer Drug Co. [Company] and Miss Camak. It was decided that there should be an Egg Hunt at the Court House Grounds for the children of the Kindergarten. ]

[handwritten text: The Chairman of the Library Com. [Committee] being absent her report was given by the Secretary. ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted,
E. J Watt. Sec. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink): E. J Watt
L. Lane
L Moss
H C White
Mr S Crawford--
L Hut
] ]



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[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1903 ] ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Club was held May 25 [added text (appears to be different ink): 1903 ] at the home of Mrs. White, the President presiding. ]

[handwritten text: The reports of the Secretary and Treas. [Treasurer] were read and received. ]

[handwritten text: The report of Miss Carlton was received and was as follows:
School opened Nov. [November] 26, (1902) with 11 pupils
" " [School opened] Dec [December] 22 " [(1902)] " [with] 17 " [pupils]
" [School] re-opened Jan [January] closed May [added text: (1903) ] 26 27 " [pupils] ]

[handwritten text: A motion that (the) only children too young to attend the Public Schools [added text: be allowed to attend the Kindergarten ] was made and carried ]

[handwritten text: A motion to change the Constitution that the election of officers might be held in May was made and carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb gave a detailed account of her visit to the Model School in Daniellsville, ]

[handwritten text: The matter under discussion -- as to the best course for the Club to pursue. to secure Kindergarten instruction for Miss Carlton during the vacation months -- was left in the hands of the Kindergarten Committee. ]

[handwritten text: By motion the present officers were retained in office. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Johnston Watt. ]



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[printed text: MISS M. CARLTON GOES TO LOUISVILLE
Will Take a Special Course of Study in Kindergarten Work There.
]

[printed text: Today Miss Marion Carlton, the talented teacher of the Free Kindergarten in this city, which is under the management of the Athens Woman's Club, leaves for Louisville, Ky. [Kentucky], where she will take a course of study in Kindergarten work. ]

[printed text: The management of the Kindergarten School in Athens has deemed it best to give to the already talented and beloved young teacher all the advantages possible in order that the work in this city may be brought up to the very highest standard of efficiency. ]

[printed text: During the absence of Miss Carlton in Louisville Miss Grace Lucas will fill her position at the Kindergarten School. ]



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[printed text: REPORT OF THE FREE KINDERGARTEN
Splendid Work Has Been Done the Past Year by the Woman's Club.
]

[printed text: The report of the Free Kindergarten work of East Athens under the auspices of the Athens Woman's Club from June, 1902, to May 20, 1903, has just been made as follows. ]

[printed text:

Receipts.
From Woman's Club (dues)$42.10
From special donations ( June,1902)32 50
From special donations ( June,1902, to May, 190369.83
From Woman's Club (dues)28.67
 $173 10

]

[printed text:

Expenditures.
Salaries for teachers$149 60
Expenses for materials23 50
 $173 10

]

[printed text: Money for this specific work has been received from Mrs. H. C. White, Mrs. M. Welch, Mrs. F. Edwards, Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Mrs. C. B Griffith, Mrs. H. Nicholson, Miss L. Moss, Mrs. E. A. Crawford, Mr. Fred Orr, Mrs. Cain, Mrs. W. H. Young, Miss E. Upson, Chas. H. Phinizy, Jr., Miss A. Camak, Mr. Brightwell, Mrs. G. D. Thomas, Mr. F. A. Lipscomb, "A Friend," Miss Rutherford, "A Friend," "An Unknown Friend." ]

[printed text: Valuable donations have been contributed by Talmadge Bros [Brothers], The Country Club, Mr. D. W. McGregor, Miss McPherson, Mr. J. P. Fears, Abney Bros. [Brothers], Mr. Flanigen, Mrs. H. C. White, Mrs. B. A. Stovall, Mrs. G. Lucas, Mr. Flatow, Primary department of Lucy Cobb, Miss Frierson, Mrs. A. Adams, Mr. Lawhead, Mr. Bondurant, Mrs. Williamson, Miss M. Hunnicutt, Mrs. H. A. Lowarance, Mrs. Holder, Mrs. Peebles, Mr. I. Morton, Mrs. Bassinger, Mr. M. M. Arnold, Mrs. B Phinizy, Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Haselton, Mr. J. Jackson, Mrs. Geo. Hodgson, Mr. Nichols, Palmer & Sons, Miss Camak, Miss L. Moss, Miss Rutherford, Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb. ]

[printed text: The school will be closed during the summer months but will re-open in September. ]

[printed text: The committee wish to express thanks to all who have assisted in this noble work which has been most satisfactory to the members of the club. ]

[printed text: ELIZABETH J. WATT,
Chairman Kindegarten [Kindergarten] Com. [Committee] ]



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[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink): 1903 [View the meeting summary] ] A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Sept. [September] 22, 1903 Miss Woodberry presiding ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary's report was read and received ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report showed a balance of $2.85 in the treasury. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb in behalf of the Executive Board stated that it was deemed best to abandon the section meetings and that the special business of the afternoon was to decide whether or not the Club would assume the responsibility of defraying the expenses of Miss Marion Carlton at a Kindergarten Training School. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Carlton stated that a scholarship at Louisville and also one at Savannah had been offered to her. Miss [added text (appears to be different ink): Duando ] of the Normal urged that if possible the Club arrange for the course to be taken at Louisville-- ]

[handwritten text: The motion that the dues remain one dollar per year was carried. ]

[handwritten text: The motion that members and friends of the Club be asked to contribute for this special work was carried -- ]

[handwritten text: The motion that a canvas of members present be made for the object was carried and $35 were secured in pledges for its support. ]

[handwritten text: The [added text: motion that the ] Club assume the responsibility of defraying the expenses of Miss Carlton while at the Kindergarten Training School in Louisville was carried -- ]

[handwritten text: The motion that Miss Carlton be asked to pledge her services to the Club for two years at a salary not less than that which she is now receiving was carried. ]

[handwritten text: The motion that the Kindergarten work in East Athens be continued was carried. as also the motion that the Kindergarten Committee be empowered to act in supplying

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a teacher for Miss Carlton's position. ]

[handwritten text: The motion that the Club ask for a railroad pass from Judge McWhorter and that the Secretary be directed to communicate with him in regard to it was carried -- ]

[handwritten text: The motion that Miss Parrish be sent as delegate to the State Convention in Cartersville, with Mrs. Hoke as alternate was carried. ]

[handwritten text: The Club recorded as new members Mrs. Barnett, Mrs Stephenson, Mrs. Tuck. Mrs. O'Farrell, Miss Davis, Miss M. Bloomfield, and Mrs. Stewart, [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs. Beecham ] ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Elizabeth J. WattSec. [Secretary] ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1903-- ] The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Women's Club was held Oct. [October] 26, the President in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read and received. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report showed a balance of $1.90 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: A letter from Miss Marion Carlton in Louisville was read by the President. ]

[handwritten text: The following report was read by the Secretary:

Report of East Athens Kindergarten for the month of Oct. [October] 1903.
No. [Number] of pupils enrolled34
Average attendance19
Supplies received from club, 
1 box crackers, cardboard and paper -- 
Received from Mrs. White,crackers, cakes -- needles and thread.


Grace Lucas-- ]

[handwritten text: An invitation was received from Miss Woodberry from the Daughters of the Confederacy to attend the services at the Winnie Davis Memorial. ]

[handwritten text: At the request of Mrs. Hill the action of the preceding meeting abandoning the Current Topics Section was discussed and a motion made by Mrs. Anderson that that action be rescinded was carried. ]

[handwritten text: At the request of Miss Lane the question of fuel for the Kindergarten was discussed and by action of the Club it was decided that the Club meet 1/4 of the expense of same used by the Night School and Kindergarten. ]

[handwritten text: The entertainment to be given on the following Friday night for the benefit of the Kindergarten was discussed. ]

[handwritten text: The following ladies were received as members. Mrs. J. White, Mrs. Hazelton, Mrs. Nicholson, Mrs. J Webb [added text (appears to be different ink): [ Note: checkmark ] ] Mrs. Willingham. The session closed by instrumental selections by Miss K. Fort & vocal selections by Miss Purucker. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The monthly meeting of the Club was held Dec. [December] 12, 1903 the President in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report showed a balance of $40.62 ]

[handwritten text: The President read a letter from a Club Member in Indian Territory asking for $1 to be used in the creation of a Library. By action of the Club the Treasurer was directed to send the amount. ]

[handwritten text: By action of the Club the Secretary was directed to express to Miss Ora Hart the appreciation felt for her efforts in securing the sum of 74.60 by the entertainment given under her direction for the benefit of the Free Kindergarten. ]

[handwritten text: The Club also directed the Secretary to express the appreciation felt for the generous donation made by The Kings Daughters of the Institute.]

[handwritten text: Several members of the Club-- Miss Woodberry. Miss Center, Mrs. Woofter and others spoke on the value of Club Work. Mrs. Lipscomb reported the result of personal effort to secure an Industrial School at Tallulah ]

[handwritten text: Several lines of work for the Club were suggested; A Rest Hall for the benefit of the wives and families of the farmers, the securing of comfortable and safe boarding houses for the young women clerks in the city, and the interesting of the children of the city in a floral exhibit to be held in the early Summer. There being no further business the meeting adjourned. ]



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[printed text: RESTROOM WILL SOLVE A PROBLEM
Suggestion of Woman's Club Is Approved By Many.
]

[printed text: In an article a few days since in The Banner about the Athens Woman's Club there appeared the statement that this splendid organization was considering making arrangements for a "Rest Room" in Athens for the use of the wives and daughters of farmers, who come to Athens to do their shopping. ]

[printed text: Quite a number of citizens have commented most favorably upon the suggestion and when the members of the Woman's Club get ready to put their ideas into execution, there will be many of the citizens of Athens who will cheerfully give them whatever aid they may need to make the movement a success. ]

[printed text: The farmers of this section when they come to Athens and transact whatever business they have on hand, find it no trouble to stand around the stores or talk to their friends until the time comes for them to return to their homes, but with their wives and daughters it is quite different. If there is anything on earth they would appreciate it would be just such a rest room as has been suggested. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1904 ] The regular monthly meeting of the Club was held in Jan [January], 1904 the President in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer's report showed a balance of $22.12 -- ]

[handwritten text: The report of the Kindergarten was read. Letters in regard to the payment of dues to the general federation were read and the Treasurer instructed to send same. ]

[handwritten text: A letter urging the members to solicit subscribers to the Club Women Magazine was also read ]

[handwritten text: A committee consisting of Mrs. Conway and Miss Hopkins was appointed to report on the following Thursday in regard to a location for a Rest Hall, [added text: and ] rent for same. A committee consisting of Miss Parrish and the Secretary was appointed to interview the merchants, who employ young women clerks, and learn if these clerks are comfortably located in safe boarding homes, if they are strangers in the city, and if in any way they need help or advice -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Marion Carlton requested that she be given a closet in which to keep the Kindergarten material. The Secretary was directed to ask her to find price of one suited to her needs and report at next meeting. ]

[handwritten text: The President stated that any contributions of cakes or crackers for the members of the Kindergarten would be very acceptable. ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Elizabeth Johnston Watt.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[printed text: December 20, 1903.
THE LITTLE FOLKS WERE MADE HAPPY ]

[printed text: Yesterday afternoon at the East Athens Night School the little children of the Kindergarten had a most delightful time at a Christmas tree that had been arranged by the good ladies under whose supervision this splendid work is conducted. Miss Marion Carlton, teacher at the Kindergarten, had arranged a program of exercises that was delightfully rendered by the little tots, and all who attended the exercises were greatly pleased. ]

[printed text: The Kindergarten work is being carried on with much benefit to all the children in that section of the city, and the Athens Woman's Club should receive all the assistance necessary to enable them to keep this work going. ]



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[printed text: CHRISTMAS TREE AT KINDERGARTEN
Interesting Exercises Will Be Held There This Afternoon. ]

[printed text: This afternoon at three o'clock a delightful Christmas tree will be given the little tots of the East Athens Kindergarten, at the Night School building. ]

[printed text: Miss Marion Carlton, the accomplished teacher in charge of the Kindergarten, has arranged an interesting program of exercises for the occasion, and all the friends of the school are cordially invited to be present. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting was held Feb. [February] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1904 ] the President presiding -- ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary's report was read and received. The meeting then was addressed by Mrs. Roberts on the subject of Japan. At the close of the address an informal discussion was held in regard to the Rest Hall; no action was taken. ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt Sec. [Secretary] ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held in March, the President presiding. Owing to the absence of the Secretary, the minutes were omitted. The meeting was addressed by Mrs. Hoskins of Canada on "Physiology". ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt.
Sec. [Secretary] ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club met Apr. [April] 10 [added text (appears to be different ink and hand):, 1904 ] the president presiding. The delegates to the St. Louis Biennial -- Miss Hopkins and Mrs. B. Phinizy were elected. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb gave the details of a "Sample Party" she proposed giving for the benefit of the Free Kindergarten and Georgia's Rural Schools. She told of the needs of this work and the amount already pledged for the Tallulah Industrial School, that she had secured pledges for nearly $1,000. Plans were developed for the Sample Party. Committees were formed to see local merchants and to have letters written ]



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[handwritten text: The club was then address [addressed] by Miss Parrish of the State Normal School on "Child Psychology" ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt, Sec. [Secretary] ]

[View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Women's Club was held May 3 [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1904 ], the President presiding. Reports were given by different members of the club as to the letters written for the "Sample Party" -- ]

[handwritten text: Printed copies of letters were distributed that more letters might be immediately sent. Mrs. Lipscomb reported a cut glass bowl and a sewing machine as the first responses. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. E. T. Brown, a charter member, talked informally of club life and work and especially of the Atlanta Woman's Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White told of the new club formed in Savannah and its elegant apartments. Mrs. Lipscomb spoke of the Rural School Work and needed funds. The date of Sample Party was arranged -- May 21. ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt, Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[printed text: THE WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING YESTERDAY
The Great Sample Sale Will Be Held On May 21st.
][handwritten text: [added text: 1904 ] ] ]

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club held a most interesting session yesterday afternoon. Hundreds of leters [letters] were reported written already for samples, and several hundred more will be sent out by the members within the next few days. ]

[printed text: The club decided on May 21 and 23 as dates for the sale. It is expected that several hundred dollars will be realized for the benefit of the Athens Free Kindergarten and North Georgia Rural Schools. ]

[printed text: Printed copies of the circular letter may be had from Mrs. H. C. White, if members have not already sent their leters [letters]. Mrs. Lipscomb has already received her respnses [responses], a beautiful cut glass bowl in a silver-lined case from Higgins & Leiter, of New York, and a sewing machine from the Spenser Sewing Machine Co. [Company], of Boston. ]

[printed text: The members are urged to ask for anything in the way of samples from a face powder to an automobile. Members are urged to write for other things besides those suggested to them by the committee. ]

[printed text: The club was graced by the presence of one of its charter members, Mrs. E. T. Brown, who told of the work of the Atlanta Woman's Club. Mrs. White gave a splendid account of the Savannah Woman's Club, whose guest she was on the occasion of a recent reception to Ella Wheeler Wilcox. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held May 14, [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1904 ] 15 members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: The teacher of the Kindergarten, Miss Marion Carlton reported the number of scholars enrolled as 39 with an average daily attendance of 25, that contributions had been received from Mrs. A. R. Nicholson, Mrs. C. B. Griffeth, Mr. Weatherford and Mrs. A. Davidson ]

[handwritten text: A donation of dolls for the little girls of the Kindergarten was received from the Silver Cross Circle of The King's Daughters of the Institute. Provision was made by Mrs. Dorsey that the little boys of the school should also be remembered.]

[handwritten text: Arrangements were made for the sale of articles received for the "Sample Party" and committees appointed to take charge of preparing room. for sale, receiving donations &c. [et cetera] ]

[handwritten text: It was reported that Miss Taylor would meet with a Domestic Science section and it was suggested that those desiring to join this new department should hand their names to Mrs. Dorsey. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb stated that through an oversight the Jewish ladies of the city had not been invited to join the Athens Woman's Club. A motion was made and carried that an invitation be extended to them to unite with us. ]

[handwritten text: The election of officers resulted as follows. ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] Miss Woodberry. V. Pres. [Vice President] Mrs. Stewart

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Recording Sec [Secretary], Miss Watt. Treasurer, Mrs. Peebles. Corresponding Sec. [Secretary] Mrs. White. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt. ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: A called meeting of the club was held May 19, the President and seven members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer read the following report, ]

May 20 1903 to May 25, 1904
Cash on hand13.68 
Dues collected for 190441.00 
Money collected in various ways33.05 
Contributions during year189.53 
  $277.26
Disbursements  
Expenses of Kindergarten  
Salary of Teacher --  
State Tax & General Fed. [Federation] fee 277.26

[handwritten text: J. B. Peebles--
Treas. [Treasurer] ]

[handwritten text: A report of the Sample Party showed a total of $74.45 as realized which included a cash donation from Miss Rutherford. ]

[handwritten text: The following ladies acted as a committed [committee] on decorations, telephoning, serving and receiving -- Mrs. Peeples, Mrs. Hart. Mrs. Conway, Mrs. Davis, Miss Camak, Mrs. Sanford, Mrs. Pavesich, Mrs. Ed. Dorsey, Mrs. Stewart. ]

[handwritten text: Contributions were received from the following ladies: Mrs. White, Mrs. Sanford, Mrs. Dorsey. Mrs. Hill

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Mrs. Moss. Mrs. J. Arnold, Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Welch, Mrs. Stewart. Mrs. TuckMrs. C. B. Griffeth, Mrs. Stephenson, Mrs. Rhodes. Mrs. Lipscomb, Miss Camak, Mrs. Pavesich, Mrs. Lovejoy, Mrs. Conway, Mrs. Talmadge, Mrs. Hart Mrs. Stovall Mrs. Hoke -- and Messrs. Hinton & Bowden: also Boston Bakery ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that a vote of thanks be given to Mrs Scudder for the use of the room. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the club send a vote of thanks to the Silver Cross Circle of The King's Daughters for the recent donation to the members of the Kindergarten.]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the club extend a vote of appreciation of the valuable work done by the retiring President ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the sum of 25 be given to Mrs. Lipscomb to be sent towards the support of the Model Schools of Daniellsville [Danielsville] and Floyd County. ]

[handwritten text: A report was received from the Manager of the Base Ball Team of the University that June 7th had been appointed for a game in the interest of the Free Kindergarten ]

[handwritten text: The following were appointed a Kindergarten Committee for the present year -- Mrs. H. C. White Mrs. E. A. Crawford. Mrs. J F. Hart, Mrs. Conway Mrs. Ed. Dorsey. ]

[handwritten text: The following named persons have contributed towards the support of the Kindergarten during the year. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White, Mrs. Lipscomb, Miss Camak, Mrs. Conway, Miss McPherson, Miss Davis, Mrs. C. B. Griffith, Miss Ora Hart (70.30) Mrs. Crawford Mrs. Young, Mrs. Barnett, Miss Woodberry Mrs. Peeples. Miss Deliando. Mrs. Hoke. Miss Lucy Linton, Mrs Stevenson, Mrs. Lovejoy Mrs. O'Farrell, Miss Hopkins Mrs. Hart Mr. Hart. Mrs. Stovall. Miss Parrish. Miss Watt. ]



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[handwritten text: Donations have also been received from the Silver Cross Circle of The King's Daughters, from the Club, from Mrs. Hoskins, and in the interest of the work an egg-hunt and a sample party were held.]

[handwritten text: During the year lectures have been given by Mrs. Roberts, Miss Sosnoski, Miss Parrish, Mrs. Davis Dr. Hopkins, Mrs. Jackson and others. [added text (appears to be different ink): Miss Taylor ]. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt. ]

[added text: [handwritten text: Sept. [September] 1904 ] ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: A called meeting of the Club was held Oct. [October] 3, 1904 thirteen members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The report of the Secretary was read and received -- ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report was as follows -- ]

[handwritten text: The Chairman of the Kindergarten Com. [Committee] being absent, Miss Woodberry reported that [deleted text (overstrike): that ] 35 are now enrolled as members of the school and that the work was most encouraging; that a Kindergarten outfit had been secured for $15 and that this amount was [added text: given ] in response to an appeal for help which appeared in the Banner only recently. ]

[handwritten text: A letter from the State Federation asking for the annual dues was read and the Treas. [Treasurer] instructed to forward said amount. ]



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[printed text: THE SAMPLE PARTY WAS GREAT SUCCESS ][handwritten text: [added text: May 1904 ] ]
[printed text: A Neat Sum Realized For the East Athens Free Kindergarten. ]

[printed text: The sample party was a great success last Saturday. Over fifty dollars was made for the Athens Kindergarten. The merchants were most generous in donations and the ladies of the club contributed largely ice cream, cake and strawberries which added much to the success of the day, ]

[printed text: The club will meet this afternoon at five o'clock to settle its affairs before summer adjournment. ]

[printed text: The following merchants made generous donations to the sample party: E. H. Dorsey, R. Brandt, C. A. Scudder, J. S. Bernstein, Dorsey & Funkenstein, Coca cola Company, Athens Harware [Hardware] Company, D. W. McGregor, Charles Stern & Co. [Company], Orr Drug Co. [Company], Wooten Book Store, W. J. Peeples, Huggins & Son, Palmer & Sons, H. P. Hinton, Head & McMahan, Athens Fruit Co. [Company], G. H. Williamson, Cleveland Commisiosn [Commission] Co. [Company], Arnold Drug Co. [Company], Abney Bros. [Brothers], Boston Bakery, Talmadge Bros. [Brothers], and Co. [Company], C. J. O'Farrell Furniture Co. [Company], L. B. Flatow Co. [Company], Michael Bros. Co. [Brothers Company], Davison & Lowe, M. M. Arnold, J. A. Harbin, Eppes-Wilkins Co. [Company], F. A. Lipscomb & Co. [Company] ]

[printed text: The following merchants from a distance gave beautiful samples and their displays were much admired: Estey Albuminous Food Co. [Company], Peters Original Milk Chocolate, Landers, Feary & Clarke Meat Chopper, Baker & Co. [Company], Minneapolis, Kothe, Wells & Bauer, of Indianapolis, J. Willer Co. [Company], Cincinnati, New Skin Court Plaster, Mennen's Toilet Powders, Mrs. Slusser, Canton, Ohio, McKinley Spoons, Davis-Freeman Co. [Company], Atlanta, Gordon spoons, James Whitcomb Riley, Autograph Book, Higginson and Leiter. ]



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[printed text: MRS. REAVES IS THE NEW TEACHER
She will Have Charge of Fourth Grade, Meigs Street School.
]

[printed text: The board of education has decided to add a fourth grade to Meigs street school for the next year until the new school building on the Childs property can be erected. Just where this grade will be housed has not yet been determined, but that will be settled by the board in ample time. ]

[printed text: Mrs. J. H. Reaves has been named as the teacher for this extra grade at Meigs street school. This will be a great convenience to people living in that section of the city and will also add much to the efficiency of the schools until they can be made thoroughly large enough by the addition of the new eight [eighth] grade school, the building for which is to be erected next year. ]

[printed text: You Can Get ]

[printed text: Fresh cakes today and fresh lady fingers tomorrow by phoning 188, M. M. Arnold 2t ]



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[handwritten text: Contributions to Free Kindergarten 1902-1903. ]

[handwritten text: Ms. Flanigen -- Ride on S. [Street] Cars
Ms. M Arnold Eggs
" [Ms.] Fears" [Eggs] Ms. F. Lipscomb?
Abney" [Eggs]
Talmade Bros [Brothers] -- Cakes --
Mrs B. Phinizy
Miss McPherson Eggs
Mrs. H C. White" [Eggs]
" [Mrs.] B. A Stovall" [Eggs]
" [Mrs.] G. Lucas" [Eggs]
" [Mrs.] M Hunnicutt" [Eggs]
" [Mrs.] Lowrance Cake
" [Mrs.] Camak Money -- ?
Mrs Crawford" [Money]
Mrs G. D Sharas" [Money]
Mr Brightwell" [Money]
Mrs Lipscomb ? -- ?
Mrs Holden Eggs --
Mrs Peebles." [Eggs]
Mr Morton Paperbacks --
Mr Bassinger books -- & vase
Mrs [unclear text: McGregor ] Stationary
"A Friend" -- Money
]



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[handwritten text:

Deposited in bank 4th Mon [Monday] in Feby [February] $27.43

]

[handwritten text:

Donations during mo [month] --
From Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb$10.00
" [From Mrs.] N. H. Young1.00
" [From Mrs.] Esther Upson1 00
1 chair = Mrs Haselton [ Note: wavy line ] $12.00

]

[handwritten text:

To Expense acct. [account]
" [To] Athens Coal and Wood Co. [Company] $2.00
" [To] Miss Carltan15.00
" [To] Athens P. O. [Post Office] 1.00
" [To] General Fed. [Federation] dues [deleted text (overstrike): 3 ] [added text: 5 ] .90
" [To] Mrs. White wood for Miss C.1 50
 $25.40
Balance in bank --$3.53
Since that time have collected in dues =$3.00
" [Since that time have collected in] donations2.00
 $5.00

]

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[handwritten text: Paid to Mrs White $1.00 of the donation and 50 cts [cents] in dues -- = $1.50 ]

[handwritten text: Leaving a balance in bank ]

[handwritten text: $7.03 ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. J. Peeples-- ]

[handwritten text: April 1903 Treas. [Treasurer] W. C. ]



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[handwritten text: A motion made by Mrs. Hart, and carried was to the effect that all dues be paid in Sept. [September] ]

[handwritten text: The offer made by Mr. Hoke Smith in regard to Libraries was read and a Committee consisting of Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Strickland and Mrs. Hill, was appointed to confer with Mr. Dozier County School Commissioner in regard to the same -- ]

[handwritten text: The discussion of the Rest Hall was resumed and Miss Woodberry was appointed as Chairman of a Committee to interview the merchants in regard to securing advertising space -- ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary presented the work of the Circulating Library and stated that if this were undertaken a young lady of the city was ready and willing to undertake the distribution of all donations of literature. After discussion, Mrs. Woofter was appointed to find [added text: a ] suitable place for this work -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Rouse, The Misses Shepherdson, Mrs Burnham and Mrs. Darwin were elected as members of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: The election of delegates to the state Convention resulted in the appointment of Mrs. Crawford with Mrs. Strickland as alternate. ]

[handwritten text: The President reported that Mrs. S. Michael and Mrs. M. G. Michael had gladly accepted the invitation of the Club to become members. ]



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[handwritten text: 1904 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Regular meeting of the Athens Women's Club was held Oct. 24, eighteen members being present. The minutes of the preceding meeting were read, corrected and received -- ]

[handwritten text: The resignation of Mrs. Barnham was received -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford read the report of the work of the club for the past year, the report intended for the meeting in Augusta. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hart reported that her letter to Mr. Hoke Smith had not yet been answered -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Woofter reported that the Committee in charge of the Department of Literature had decided that the Athenaeum was not the best place from which to distribute the periodicals. Further time was granted to this Committee in which to perfect its plans -- ]

[handwritten text: The report from the Chairman of the Free Kindergarten showed good work done -- An arrangement was made by which each member in turn is to furnish the luncheon once each week -- ]

[handwritten text: A statement was made that the Current Topics Section and the Shakesperian Section would resume their meetings in the near future. ]

[handwritten text: A vote of thanks was extended to Miss Taylor for her willing offer to take charge of the Domestic Science Section. ]

[handwritten text: A letter from Mrs. Burton Smith relative to the giving of a course of lectures on Home Economics was discussed and it was decided to invite her to give a series of 10 lectures. the date to be probably in January -- ]

[handwritten text: A request was made that Miss Taylor be asked to call a meeting of the Domestic Science Section. Miss Taylor was unanimously elected a member of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report was read and received -- ]



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[handwritten text: 1904 -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athen's Women's Club was held Monday afternoon Nov. [November] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1904 ] at the Villa-- the President presiding -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry reported that Mrs. Woofter had completed her plans for a free circulating library of periodicals and books for the benefit of the country schools and rural districts of this county. The periodicals may be sent to the store of Mr. Haselton and Miss Caroline Cobb will assort and distribute the literature each Saturday. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Conway reported a gift of $5 from Mr. Prince Hodgson for the benefit of the Kindergarten. A vote of thanks was extended to the donor. Several ladies reported visits to the school. Mrs. White, Chairman of the Kindergarten Com. [Committee] stated that as the Club had assumed the financial support of the Kindergarten for several years -- and as the school had proved a great success she moved that a Committee be appointed to petition the City Council for an appropriation of $25 a month towards its maintenance -- The motion was carried and the Chair announced that the Committee would be appointed later. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hart reported that Miss Ora Hart would present the play of "Snowball" during the following week for the benefit of the Free Kindergarten. The Club extended hearty thanks to Miss Hart and her assistants. ]

[handwritten text: The Domestic Science Section reported interesting bi-weekly meetings and a vote of thanks was extended to M [deleted text (overstrike): iss ] [added text: rs ] Taylor for her valuable assistance -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford reported, as delegate to the Federation Convention in Augusta, that the session was notable for its variety and value of philanthropic work accomplished

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and the interest in rural education, especially in the Tallulah Industrial school proposed by Mrs. Lipscomb. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry reported that after consultation with experienced club workers in the state and the merchants of Athens that the Rest Hall plan would not at present be practicable -- ]

[handwritten text: A vote of appreciation was extended to Mr. Rowe for his assistance, and interest in the Free Kindergarten. Mrs. E. R. Hodgson & Miss Fairman were [added text: received as members. ] ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report was read and received. The Club adjourned to meet Thursday. Jan. [January] 5th 1905 ].



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[printed text: WOMAN'S CLUB HOLDS SESSION
At Which a Number of Interesting Matters Were Freely Discussed. ]

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club held a most important session Monday afternoon at the Villa. Miss Woodberry, the president, stated that plans had been completed under Mrs. T. J. Woofter's chairmanship, to have a free circulating library of periodicals and books for the benefit of the country schools and rural districts of Clarke county. Through the courtesy of Mr. D. P. Haselton, the periodicals may be sent by any one [anyone] in Athens to his store, where they will be given the best care. Miss Carolyn Cobb will be there on Saturdays for the assorting and distributing of this literature Every one [Everyone] who has any literature to spare is urged to send it at once, and freqently [frequently] hereafter to Mr. Haselton's [unclear text: store ]. His courtesy is greatly appreciated by the ladies. ]

[printed text: The Athens Free Kindergarten was the chief subject of discussion at the meeting. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Conway reported a gift of five dollars form [from] Mr. Prince Hodgson for this work. The gift was accepted with a vote of hearty thanks to Mr. Hodgson. ]

[printed text: The ladies reported making visits to the school and sending refreshments on Fridays to the children. ]

[printed text: Miss Ora Hart's play, "Snowball," will be given for the Kindergarten on next Saturday week, December 10th in the opera house. The play is one of the finest that has ever been given in Athens. The cast includes Miss Ora Hart, Miss Lustrat, Miss Helene Shewell and Messrs. [Messieurs] Payne, Carson, Hart and Cozart. ]

[printed text: The Club extended hearty thanks to Mrs. Hart and her workers for the presentation of this play. Tickets were taken by the members to sell for the Kindergarten benefit. ]

[printed text: The Domestic Science section reported interesting bi-weekly meetings at the Winnie Davis Memorial Hall and a vote of thanks was extended Miss Taylor of the State Normal for her splendid assistance. ]

[printed text: The Thursday morning topic this week will be the homes of various nations. All Club members are invited The hour is 10 a. m. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Crawford reported as delegate to the Federation convention in Augusta, pronouncing the session most notable for the variety and value of philanthropic work accomplished, and the interest in rural education especially in the Tallulah Industrial school, proposed by Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, and the Federation's determination to promote this work. ]

[printed text: Miss Woodberry reported that, after consultation with experienced club workers in the state and the merchants of Athens, the Rest Hall plan for country shoppers is not deemed practicable. ]

[printed text: A vote of enthusiastic appreciation was extended Mr. H. J. Rowe for his valuable assistance in interest of the Free Kindergarten. ]

[printed text: The club adjourned to meet the first Thursday in the New Year, January ]



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[printed text: THE BANNER, SUNDAY MORNING
DAINTY "SNOWBALL" GIVEN LAST NIGHT
Charming Play at the Opera House Benefit Free Kindergarten ]
[handwritten text: [added text: Dec. [December] 1904 ] ]

[printed text: Last night at the opera house "Snowball," one of the prettiest little plays ever put on in this city, was the attraction to which quite a large number of the people of the city paid attention. ]

[printed text: This play was gotten up for the benefit of the East Athens Kindergarten and it was a success in every way. Quite a neat sum was realized from the receipts ]

[printed text: It would be invidious comparison to draw the line between any of the participants, as all did well, extremely well. It was as finely rendered an amateur performance as was ever seen in Athens. ]

[printed text: The cast of characters embraced the following: Miss Ora Hart, Miss Helene Shewell, Miss Eleanore Lustrat, Mr. John M. Cozart, Mr. Jack Hart, Mr. Boozer Payne and Mr. Carville Carson. ]



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[handwritten text: 1905 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: A called meeting of the Club was held Jan. [January] 12, 8 members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the last meeting were read, corrected, and received. ]

[handwritten text: The President reported that the General Federation of Clubs had asked each club to prepare a discussion on The Civil Service Reform. ]

[handwritten text: The course of lectures to be given by Mrs. Burton Smith was discussed and it was decided that the first lecture be given Feb. [February] 20. ]

[handwritten text: The report from the Domestic Science Department showed that great interest is felt in this line of work: the number attending this Section is about fifteen ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White, Chairman of the Kindergarten Committee, reported that several contributions of money had been received and that a petition would be presented at the next meeting of the City Council asking for financial aid for its support. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hill was appointed to lead the Current Topics Section at the next meeting of that Section. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report showed a balance of 55 cts [cents] in the treasury. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: 1905. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Club was held Jan. [January] 30 1905, 7 members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the last meeting were read and received. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report showed a balance of $1.05 in the Treasury. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Stewart reported that the Domestic Science Department is making excellent progress -- ]

[handwritten text: The report from the Current Topics Section stated that the last meeting, one of special interest, had discussed "Rural School Improvements and School Libraries". ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White reported for the Kindergarten ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry read the petition to be brought before the City Council in the interest of the Kindergarten ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford proposed that Dr. White be invited to address the Club in March. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt.
Sec. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: 1905 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Club was held in Feb [February], the President in the chair -- ]

[handwritten text: The reports of the Secretary and Treasurer were read and received -- ]

[handwritten text: The President reported that Dr. White had accepted the invitation of the Club to address it at an early date. ]

[handwritten text: A motion that a new section, to be known as the Art Section be added to the Club was carried. ]

[handwritten text: A motion that the members of the Art Club of Athens, with Miss Stanton as Chairman be received as members of the Athens Women's Club was carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Fitch of Boston, Mrs. Burton Smith of Atlanta and Miss Stanton of Los Angeles were introduced to the Club. A short informal talk from Mrs. Smith closed the meeting. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt. Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Club was held Mar. [March] 26, 1905, 15 members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The reports from the Secretary and Treasurer were read and received. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Stanton reported for the Art Section that meetings are held twice each month in the parlors of the Y.M.C.A. with an average attendance of 16. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry reported that Mrs. James Jackson had notified the Club that $25 would be the amount assessed from the Athens Club for the support of the Rural Schools at Cass Station and Daniellsville. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry reported that $11.50 had been received from the Lecture Course of Mrs. Burton Smith and that this amount had been placed to the credit of the Kindergarten Fund. ]

[handwritten text: By action of the Club a vote of thanks was expressed to Mr. Rowe for his continued assistance in the interests of the Kindergarten. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Stewart spoke of the valuable lecture given recently by Miss Woodberry at the Normal School. ]

[handwritten text: A paper on "The Ethical Problems of George Elliott" by Miss Parrish followed by an informal discussion closed the exercises. ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Club was held Apr. 24, 1905. the President in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: The reports of the Secretary and Treasurer were read and received. ]

[handwritten text: The President reported that the City Council had taken charge of the Kindergarten and stated that if the $25 paid to Miss Carlton for the month before the Council assumed the responsibility of the school were refunded by the Council it could be appropriated to the Rural School work. ]

[handwritten text: The President reported a gift of $1 from Mrs. Fitch in the interest of the Rural School work. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb presented the work of Mr. Ritchie at Rayban Gap and urged cooperation with him. ]

[handwritten text: Two visitors, Miss Stewart and Miss Persons were present ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt Sec. [Secretary] ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: The last regular meeting of the Club was held May 22, 1905, eleven members being present. ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary's report was read and received. The Treasurer's report showed a balance in bank of $12.47. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White, as Chairman of the Kindergarten Committee, reported that the work of the school would end in two weeks and asked for contributions for the social entertainment that would be given to the children, now 40 in number. Mrs. Dorsey reported for the Domestic Science Department that during the year lectures had been given on the following subjects: History of the Home -- Homes of Various Nations -- Chemistry of Food -- Chemistry of Cooking, Home Sanitation Systematic Housekeeping -- She expressed the appreciation of the members of the Section of the value of the work which had been under the direction of Miss Taylor. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Stanton reported that the Art Section had

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studied "Architecture in America, and its Influence" and "Japanese Art and its influence." She stated that she would not be able to meet with this section in the Fall, and urged that the members continue to read and study the two Art Magazines that are now in circulation. ]

[handwritten text: On motion of Mrs. Crawford it was decided that the new department of Literature hold its meetings in the evening in order to accommodate some who cannot attend during the afternoons. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. McCall was unanimously elected a member of the club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford was appointed to represent the Club in the interests of the "Rural School Improvement Society" ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb extended an invitation to the members of the club to attend the reception to be tendered to the Seniors and Ec. B's on June 6th. ]

[handwritten text: The sum of $15 was donated to the use of the Rural Schools at Cass Station and Daniellsville. ]

[handwritten text: The election of officers resulted as follows -- ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] Miss Woodberry, V.P. [Vice President] Mrs. Stewart, Treas. [Treasurer] Mrs. Peebles, C. Sec. [Corresponding Secretary] Mrs. White, Sec. [Secretary] Miss Watt. ]

[handwritten text: Words of appreciation for the work accomplished by Miss Woodberry were spoken by Mrs. Crawford ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Stewart was appointed as Chairman of the Educational Committee. ]

[handwritten text: The following Chairmen of Sections were appointed -- C. [Current] Topics -- Mrs. Hill-- Art. -- Mrs Hoke, Domestic Science -- Miss Taylor-- Shakespeare, Mrs. Lipscomb, Kindergarten Mrs. White Educational -- Mrs. Stewart ]



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1905
Sept [September] 25 [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The [deleted text (overstike): ge ] regular meeting of the club was held at The Villa on the fourth Monday in September, the president in chair. The minutes were read and approved. The treasurer's report showing all obligations met and a balance of 47¢ was received -- The Club resolved unanimously to continue sending crackers, cake, &c [et cetera] to the East Athens Kindergarten -- Mrs Conway and Mrs Sanford were appointed a committee to enquire [inquire] into the advisability of establishing a Kindergarten in the new factory district -- Mrs Hoke called attention to an article in the Atlanta Constitution asking for a scholarship for a worthy girl. Mrs. Lipscomb offered tuition for her at Lucy Cobb. The Education Committee reported that its Lucy Cobb scholarship had been awarded on competitive examination to Miss Rosa Smith. The Art Section asked for a delegation to attend the Art Exhibit in Atlanta, Dec. [December] 1st -- 15th Mrs Lipscomb expressed the wish and intention of soon meeting the Shakespeare Class The chair appointed Mrs. Paul Pavesich as [added text (appears to be different ink): chairman ] assistant to the chairman of the Current Topics -- Mrs. Hill. ]

[handwritten text: It was moved by Mrs Lipscomb and seconded by Mrs Peeples that the club coöperate [cooperate] with the D.A.R's and N.D.C's in a luncheon to be tendered the National Association of College Women who are to be the guests of Athens Nov. [November] 24th -- the funds to be raised by private subscriptions. The club then discussed its object of work the coming year. Miss Parrish, Mrs Lipscomb, Miss Shepperson, and Mrs Stewart all spoke of the urgent need of the Rabun High School. It was voted unanimously to aid this work at once. The club pledged aid to the Tallulah school when it should be undertaken. Mrs Lipscomb suggested an old fashioned spelling bee for revenue. Miss Parrish suggested a Dickens party for the second week in October Miss Shepperson told of the Domestic Science Hall she had been enabled to have fitted up in the Rabun School by the generous contributions of Athens friends -- The new members elected were Miss Lottie Smith, Miss Annie Wesley, Mrs L.W. Johnson, Mrs. West. ]

[handwritten text: Resp. Sub. Sec't [Respectfully Submitted Secretary] -- ]

[handwritten text: Rosa Woodberry [Latin: pro tem [tempore] ] ]



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[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1905 ] The regular meeting of the Club was held Oct. [October] 23rd the President in the chair -- ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary's report was read and received. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer's report showing a balance of $1.37 was read and received. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb -- Chairman of the Shakespeare Section reported that the first meeting of the Section would be held the following Thursday and that the play of Julius Caesar would be read. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford was appointed Chairman of the English Literature Section and it was urged by Miss Parrish that the younger ladies of the city be invited to join this -- ]

[handwritten text: No report was received from the Current Topics Section as a quorum was not present at the last meeting. ]

[handwritten text: No report was received from the Art Section further than that it was the wish of its members to co-operate [cooperate] with any movement for "Village Improvement." ]

[handwritten text: Owing to the absence of Miss Taylor no report of the Domestic Science Department was made. ]

[handwritten text: The Club voted to assume any indebtedness, incurred by Miss Carlton for materials, which the appropriation of the School Board did not meet. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parrish reported that the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the Revolution would unite with the Woman's Club in furnishing the banquet for the College Alumnae and asked that a committee be appointed by the Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb was appointed as a delegate to the Convention at West Point. ]



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[handwritten text: Miss Parrish reported in regard to the Raban Gap School and solicited contributions by which a dinner set could be procured for same. ]

[handwritten text: The following named were enrolled as new members -- Mrs. Tribble, Miss Mary Lyndon-- Mrs. Fannie Long Taylor, Miss Wilde-- The Secretary was instructed to express the appreciation of the Club for offering her home for the entertainment of the College Alumnae. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke urged that some effort be made to improve the unsightly place on Prince Avenue near Mrs. Flemings home. ]

[handwritten text: Elizabeth Johnston Watt
Secretary ]



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[handwritten text: Dec [December], 1905 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The meeting of the Club was held in Dec. [December] at the home of Mrs. Hill, the President in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: The report of the Kindergarten was given by Mrs. White who urged that the interest in the work be continued. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White reported that $20.25 were still due for the luncheon given to the College Alumnae. The President apportioned this to the 4 societies represented in this work as follows: D.A.R. $4.25. D.C.'s 8.00 Women's Club, 7. [deleted text (overstike): 7 ] [added text: 0 ] 0 Children of the Confederacy 1.00 and it was agreed that each meet the above named obligation. ]

[handwritten text: A unanimous vote of thanks for valuable service rendered during the preparation and serving of the Luncheon was given to Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Gerald Green, Mrs. E. B. Smith, Mrs. White and Mrs. O' Farrell. ]

[handwritten text: Attention was called to the pledge the club had taken to raise the money for the work at Rabun Gap and an entertainment was suggested for January. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parrish spoke of the need of another teacher for that school and the name of Mrs. Ritchie was suggested -- ]

[handwritten text: The following named were elected as new members: Mrs. E. R. Hodgson. Jr. Mrs. B. Crane-- Mrs. Walter Pitner, Mrs Bournay. Mrs. R. B. Dixon Miss Marie Pavesich-- ]

[handwritten text: The programme [program] of the afternoon was as follows: ]

[handwritten text: Russian Troubles -- Mrs. Hill ]

[handwritten text: French Concordat -- Miss Woodberry ]

[handwritten text: On account of the lateness of the hour Mrs. Woofter's asked that her talk on Korea be postponed -- After a social season the meeting adjourned until the fourth Monday of January-- ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt. ]



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[handwritten text: Jan. [January] 1906 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Club was held Jan. [January] 29, the President presiding -- The Secretary's report was read and received. The Treasurer's report showed $10.35 in the treasury. ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary was directed to write to Miss Carlton that after the present scholastic year the Club would not be able to assume any responsibility of providing material for employment of the children. Owing to the absence of Mrs. Hill, Mrs. E. B. Smith was chosen Chairman -- ( [Latin: pro-tem [tempore] ] ) of the Current Topics Section. ]

[handwritten text: The subject of the school at Rabun Gap was again discussed and the club again decided to help in its support. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Tom. Dozier was received as a member. ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt ]

[handwritten text: Feb. [February] 1906 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Club was held in Feb. [February] the President in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: The report of the Secretary was read and received. ]

[handwritten text: The report of the Treasurer showed $15.85 in the Treasury. ]

[handwritten text: The request from the President of the Federation for an appropriation for the Model School work at Danielsville, Floyd County and Cass Station already supported by the Clubs of the state was read and it was voted that $15 the usual amount be appropriated for that pu [added text: r ] pose. ]

[handwritten text: The President reported that Dr. White would addres [address] the Club on [deleted text (overstrike): d ] the following Thursday -- ]

[handwritten text: E. J. Watt. ]



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[handwritten text: Mar [March] 1906 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Club was held in March the President in the chair. ]

[handwritten text: After the reading of the minutes the President introduced Mrs. Ritchie of the Rabun Gap school who addressed the meeting in the interest of the work there. ]

[handwritten text: E J Watt. ]

[handwritten text: Apr. [April] 1906. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Club was held Apr. [April] 23, the President presiding -- The report of the Secretary was read and received. ]

[handwritten text: The report of the Treasurer, showing a balance of 85 cts. [cents] in treasury was received. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White, Chairman of Kindergarten Committee reported that the work in East Athens had been endorsed by Prof. [Professor] Bond and that an effort would immediately be made to secure help from the Public School Board of Education in order to establish another Kindergarten in the vicinity of the Batting Mill. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke, representing the Art Section urged that a committee, from the Club be appointed to petition the City Council to buy the lot of land at the junction of Meigs St. [Street] and Prince Av. [Avenue] that it may be used by the city for a Park. The President appointed the members present a Committee to [added text (appears to be different ink): present request to the Council. ] ]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs. Lipscomb stated that the piano which she had secured from the Knabe Co [Company] would be presented to the Raban Gap school as her gift. ] ]



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[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs. Peebles reported that $20 had been sent by the Club for the same school. The discussion of plan by which $80 could be raised for this school resulted in the appointment of a committee composed of Mrs. White, Mrs. Hoke and Miss Shepperson to confer with the D.C.'s in regard to securing their cooperation. ] ]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink): Miss Parrish and Mrs. Ed. Dorsey were elected delegates to the Congress of Mothers convening in Atlanta. ] ]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink): The President urged that the Mothers' Club of the Normal School be federated. ] ]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink): By vote the Club decided to withdraw from the General Federation, and retain membership only in the State Federation ] ]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): E. J. Watt
Sec. [Secretary] ] ]

[handwritten text: May 1906 ] [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: The last meeting before disbanding for the Summer was held on 4th Monday Miss Woodberry presiding -- ]

[handwritten text: Minutes read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: Treasurer was absent but Pres. [President] reported that the $20.00 sent Mr. Ritchie was gratefully acknowledged. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke reported from the Art Section-- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Taylor was appointed by the president, chairman of the Civic improvement section. ]

[handwritten text: It was was [was] decided to petition the Mayor and Council to clean the streets immediately. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Mure gave an account of the work of the Civic Club in Charleston-- ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] spoke of the hearty endorsement given Mr. Ritchie

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by the women of Atlanta. ]

[handwritten text: Word was received from Mrs. White that there was every prospect of the establishment of a Kindergarten in West Athens. ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] appointed Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Dorsey & Mrs. Hoke to present nominations for new officers as a result the following nominees were elected Mrs. H. C. White Pres. [President]
Miss Woodberry Vice Pres. [President]
Mrs. John Moss Cor. [Corresponding] & Rec. Sec. [Recording Secretary]
Mrs. Peeples Treas. [Treasurer]
]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke
Sec. [Secretary] [Latin: pro tem. [tempore] ] ]

[View the meeting summary][handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): October 22. 1906 ] The first Autumn meeting of A.W.C. was called to order by Mrs. H. C. White at 4 o 'clock, in her home ]

[handwritten text: After a few words of graceful acknowledgement of her election to the presidency the Pres. [President] went into the business of the hour. ]

[handwritten text: Minutes read & approved ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Taylor reported some progress for Civic Section. Mrs H. C Conway & Miss Woodberry were elected delegates to the Macon Convention with Mrs S. V. Sanford & Miss Mary Lyndon alternates. ]

[handwritten text: Treas. [Treasurer] reported bal [balance] -- .40 ]

[handwritten text: Account of the establishment of the West Athens Kindergarten followed it being the direct result of the work of Mrs. White & Mrs. Conway -- $192.73 had been

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expended and there is a donation of $500.00 and a lot for a permanent building. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Bryan gave an interesting outline of her work as Kindergartner -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Marion Carlton gave a brief account of her efforts in child-training in the East Athens Kindergarten . ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Rhodes Brown of Columbus, Ga. [Georgia] spoke of the work of the clubs in her city -- The following committees were appointed

Kindergarten

Mrs. H. C. Conway
" [Mrs.] Crawford
" [Mrs.] Welch
" [Mrs.] Hart
" [Mrs.] Sanford
Miss Lane

Current Topics

Miss Woodberry

Shakespeare

Mrs. Lipscomb
Mrs. Crawford

Letters & Art

Mrs. J. J. Strickland
]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. D. Moss Sec. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text:

Nov. [November] 28 Treasurer's report.
Bal. [Balance] in bank.40 
Collected20.10 
Dues5.00 
 25.50 
Paid to Mrs Lipscomb20.00Federation
Fed [Federation] dues3.00. 
  23.00. 
Bal [Balance] 2.50 

]

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[handwritten text: [deleted text (overstrike): Dec. [December] ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1906 ] ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] in chair. Minutes read and approved -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Conway's Kindergarten report read by Mrs. White -- $14.33 had been expended for improvements and refreshments in the West Athens Kindergarten during the month. The school opened in Sept. [September] now has 36 enrolled with 26 regular attendants. Miss Sadie Nolan is giving her services for the training she gets. ]

[handwritten text: Thanksgiving exercises were pleasing. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Rosa Woodberry told of the Federation at Macon -- ]

[handwritten text: The Christmas trees for the two Kindergartens were discussed -- ]

[handwritten text: Club adjourned to meet in January. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. D. Moss Sec. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: January 28 -- 1907 ]. [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White presiding -- minutes & usual reports accepted ]

[handwritten text: December Kindergarten collections $109.45 -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb talked on rural schools & the libraries for them -- Feb. [February] 22 -- has been adopted by Ga. [Georgia] Federation of Clubs as Library Day and on that day all club members are expected to lend one or more well-selected books for these rural school libraries -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb spoke also of Barbecue Day having been adopted as a feature of

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the work April 20 having been selected for this festivity -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Thos. Dixon was asked to speak of her husband and his work -- This she did quite charmingly -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Levington then spoke in most delightful and graphic manner of Australia -- ]

[handwritten text: Very delicious refreshments were served at the close of the program. ]

[handwritten text:

Treas. [Treasurer] report.
Amt [Amount] in bank5.50
Dues11.00
 16.50
Pd. [Paid] Fears (crackers)7.10
Brandt (gold buckle)3.00
 10.10
Bal. [Balance] --6.40

]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. D. Moss Sec. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: Feb. [February] 25 [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1907 ] ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White called club to order -- after minutes & treas [treasurer] ' -- report ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Taylor chairman Civic Section reported notable progress -- ]

[handwritten text: The Street committee from City Council had met with her and promised an extra garbage wagon if the demand were great enough to warrant it. -- Mrs. White spoke with enthusiasm of the meeting of Club presidents 57 out of the 75 clubs in the state having been represented -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb spoke of the proposed Christmas Bazar [Bazaar] in Atlanta, the proceeds of which will go to the rural schools. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. White reported 250 books sent in on Feb. [February] 22 and more to come. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Conway reported $56.00 Kindergarten fund -- Expended 45.00 leaving $10.00 -- ]

[handwritten text: Prof. [Professor] Sylvanus Morris arrived and was presented to Club -- His lecture on the heroic epic Izdubar was most edifying -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. John D. Moss Sec. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: Mar. [March] 26. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1907 ] ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: Club met at usual hour -- ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] in chair. ]

[handwritten text: Minutes adopted -- ]

[handwritten text: Kindergarten fund $110.89 -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs White reported 500 books sent in on Library Day -- They were shipped to Mr. Ayers for the Danielsville school. It was decided to observe April 13 as Barbecue Day for Athens. ]

[handwritten text: The Club then listened with great pleasure to Miss Lucy Shanton as she talked of The French Salons also to Mrs. James White's very able and interesting paper on The Jew. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. John D. Moss Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[printed text: After attending to the usual routine business the meeting was adjourn [adjourned]. ]

[printed text: ATHENS WOMAN'S CLUB. ]

[printed text: The Athens Woman's club met [deleted text (overstrike): yesterday ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): May 26 ] at the home of the president, Mrs. H. C. White. ]

[printed text: The reports of the secretary, treasurer, and chairman of the kindergarten committee were read. Mrs. White, as president, gave a resume of the work done by the club this year. The West Athens Kindergarten, which is now a part of the school system, was organized by the club. ]

[printed text: $100.00 has been contributed by the Athens Woman's Club for rural education in the state and over five rundred [hundred] books given to the Federation School at Danielsville. ]

[printed text: At the various meetings the club has been addressed by Prof. [Professor] Sylvanus Morris, Mrs. W. H. Felton, Mrs. Thomas Dixon, Mrs. Livingston, Mrs. Walter B. Hill, and three times during the year by Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb. ]

[printed text: The Civic Section, Mrs. Frances Long Taylor, chairman, has done excellent work. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Walter B. Hill spoke most interestingly of the School Improvement Club of Georgia, giving the history of its organization and some of the things it has accomplished. ]

[printed text: The president appointed Misses Wilkins, Hill, and Lyndon as a nominating committee. The following officers were elected for the year 1907-'08 : ]

[printed text: President -- Mrs. H. C. White.
Vice President -- Miss Woodberry.
Recording Secretary -- Mrs. Hoke.
Coresponding [Corresponding] Secretary -- Mrs. J. J. Stickland.
Treasurer -- Mrs. Peeples.
]

[printed text: DELIGHTFUL OCCASION ]

[printed text: Last evening at the home of Miss Ellen Mell on Hill street, the members ]



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[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1907 ] ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met in its first regular session for the club year, on Sep [September] 23rd 1907 at the residence of the Pres. [President] Mrs. White ]

[handwritten text: Sec. [Secretary] report read & approved -- ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] called on Mrs. Conway to give an account of the settlement work done in West Athens-- Mrs. Conway announced that Mr. Libbets the Supt. [Superintendent] of the Mill, says he will pay the salary of the Night School Teacher at West Athens, & will allow the Club to select the Teacher. Mrs. White gave a talk on the Settlement Work & what she thought would be a good form of work for the Club for the year -- Mrs. Lipscomb-- Federation Pres. [President] called attention to the Annual Meeting to be held at Tifton on Nov [November] 7th -- said she had held a number of conferences & she believed the report from the Athens Club, would be the very best at the meeting & she hoped it would be so. On Library day, the Club sent a fine Library to the Danielsville School-- The Executive board of the State wishes to hold a Christmas Bazarrh [Bazaar] -- The Atlanta Club will receive & sell the things & Mrs. Lipscomb urged this Club to make contributions -- Mrs Lipscomb also told of the efforts made by the Executive Board to have the "Compulsory Education Bill passed. Pres [President] called for Treas. [Treasurer] Report which was "no money on hand & 2. [added text: $ ] [deleted text (overstrike): 00 ] in debt. Mrs. Strickland, Chairman of the Literary Section suggested that the Literary program be given after the business meeting, & it was decided to try this plan for a while ]



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[handwritten text: Pres [President] called for the election of delegates to go to Tifton & Mrs Stickland & Mrs. John E Talmage were elected. It was decided to leave to the discression [discretion] of Mrs. Lipscomb, whether or not the next annual meeting should be invited to come to Athens -- ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the meeting adjourned ]

[handwritten text: K. F. Hoke
sec. [secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Oct [October] 28th ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club held the regular meeting on Oct [October] 28th at the residence of the Pres. [President] Mrs. White. ]

[handwritten text: Before the business session, delicious refreshments were served by Mrs. White, assisted by Mrs. Homer Black & Miss Bloomfield-- The first business taken up was the West Athens Kindergarten-- Miss Ruby Harbin represented the school in place of Miss Virginia Bryan who was unable to be present. They are very anxious to get a new piano for the school as one is very much needed -- Mrs. Lipscomb said she would write the different manufacturers, & see at what price a piano could be secured -- A committee consisting of Mrs. Lipscomb & Misses Munday & Harbin was appointed to confer & report at the next meeting what they considered the best means of raising the money. Miss Bryan & Mr. Libbetts think it advisable to wait until the first of Jan. [January] to install a settlement worker as it will be at least that long before the houses are ready. The negro women of Athens petitioned the club for help in arranging rooms for a day nursery for their children while the mothers are at work -- It was favorably discussed & the petitioners told to find out the cost of rooms, no. [number] of children to be cared for &c. [et cetera] & the club would then see what could be done to help the undertaking. The delegates previously elected to go to Tifton declined so Mrs. Welch & Mrs. Taylor were elected to go. Mrs. Conway gave an interesting report of work done for the Kindergarten ]



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[printed text: STORY OF MOVEMENT TO ESTABLISH HOME
For Colored Children in This City, Whose Mothers Work for a Living.
]

[printed text: Some weeks ago I was seated at the table in the dining room of the Villa at work, answering my mornings mail, when there came a light rap at the door. ]

[printed text: Looking up I saw Albon Holsey's wife standing in the door-way [doorway]. I know her better as Martha Bass, a seamstress, who had done a good deal of sewing at the Institute for the girls in former years. Realizing, by her manner, which was hesitating and embarrassed, she had a request to make I asked: "Did you wish to see me, Martha? What is it I can do for you? "I have come," she said, "to ask a favor of you. I didn't know how you would take it, but several white ladies told me to come to you for they thought you might help me." Then in a simple, honest way she told her story. Some time ago three little colored orphan children had been thrown in her way to be cared for. She did not know where to turn for help. She went to Mrs. Luke Johnson and asked for advice and assistance. Mrs. Johnson wrote to the charaties [charities] all over the state, and other states, but learned there was no place that would undertake the care of three little colored children. ]

[printed text: The helpless condition of children of her own race suggested to Martha Holsey that some place should be provided for motherless children, and for those whose parents earned their living by going out in service. The more she thought of it, the more she longed to be the instrument in the establishment of such a home. She talked with a number of her white friends who sympathized with her in her desires and plans. Finally, through the advice of her white friends she came to me for help. After she had presented her plan I asked: Have you not a Woman's Club among the colored people? It seems to me that this would be good work for your club." "We have a Woman's Club,' she answered, "but they have no money, and so I have come to the white ladies for help." It was the first time that such an appeal had come to me from the colored people I could not refuse the plea because it seemed to have come from suffering humanity, and was a test of that "Charity which suffereth long and is kind, is not easily provoked and thinketh no evil." ]

[printed text: "Go and talk with Mrs. White, the president of the Women's Club, and if your cause meets with her approval we will bring it before the club at the next meeting, which will occur in about two weeks. I will help you," I said, "and I believe the Athens Woman's Club will also help you." Martha was encouraged and went away happy. She did go to see the president of the Woman's Club many times, and from her received much encouragement and help. Martha was instructed to search for a suitable house, and a competant [competent] colored woman to take charge of the work, so as to make a report of expenses at the meeting of the club. Two weeks later we met at the home of the president. There were about thirty-five members present. Mrs. White presented the cause and the plan of the work which is as follows: A nice clean cottage is to be rented for the home, and a competent colored woman put in charge of it; mothers who go out to service will be allowed to bring their little children there early in the morning on their way to their work; the children will be cared for and given two meals during the day; they will be kept out of the streets and taught how to "do things" by the woman in charge; and at the close of the day the mothers or fathers who have been at work will call for the children and take them home for the night. ]

[printed text: The plan is to form a "Mothers Club" of those who are in service, and open the doors of the Home to the children of those mothers. This will give an opportunity to many mothers, who have been bound down at home on account of their children, to go out and earn an honest living for them. They can do their work with an easy heart, knowing their children are being cared for. Children who of necessity have been roaming the streets while their parents have been at work, will thus be saved to the town, and the chances are will grow up to be respectable colored citizens. "As the twig is bent, so will the tree incline." A number of short talks were made by the ladies at this meeting, notably among them, one by Mrs. Luke Johnson, who spoke of this enterprise from the broadest plane of philanthropy and Christian charity. Mrs. White put the question of helping the colored children's home to the club, and the motion was carried almost without opposition. Pledges were called for and in a few moments sufficient money was promised to launch the enterprise. The colored mothers who place their children in the Home to be cared for will be required to pay a small sum each month, which amount will go toward the support of the Home. This sum will be supplemented by the Athens Woman's Club. When Mrs. White informed Martha Holsey the next day that the home for colored children would be established under the auspices of her white friends, she was a very happy woman. ]

[printed text: In a few days there came a request that some of our Club women would speak to a mass meeting of the colored women interested in the movement. Accordingly last Sunday afternoon a number of ladies and gentlemen went down to the colored Athens Baptist church to present the plan of the work. We recited the story of the movement; showed the good which might result to the children, and the advantage to the working mothers; gave the practical plan of the work, told them what would be expected of their people toward the support of the Home; urged them to train their children into habits of work; showed them that all honest labor was honorable and that idleness and vagrancy only were a disgrace. We assured them of our friendship and interest in the colored race, and asked their help in training the present generation in such a way as that crime would be abolished, and that their children would grow up to be useful and respectable citizens. ]

[printed text: The two ministers, the minister's wife and Martha Holsey all spoke in appreciation of the help offered by their white friends and pledged their hearty co-operation [cooperation] and help. With the singing of a hymn, followed by their usual collection, the meeting was dismissed. ]

[printed text: In responding to this call for help to our colored people, we felt that we had done the right thing. These people live among us, and in a very large measure their lives and destiny depend upon us, therefore as Christian men and women we are responsible for them, and whenever a call comes from them in the proper spirit, it seems clearly our duty to respond to it. ]

[printed text: This simple story of the new work among our colored population is presented to the people of Athens in a way that the most unlearned may understand it, believing that it will meet with the hearty sympathy of every Christian man and woman in this town, within whose breast there is a heart of love for the great brotherhood of man. ]

[printed text: The home will be opened January 1st, and as soon as the plans are perfected they will be presented through the columns of the newspaper to the people. ]

[printed text: MRS. M. A. LIPSCOMB. ]



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[handwritten text: Oct 23rd Contd. [Continued] ]

[handwritten text: the no. [number] of tracts sent, & others facts relative to the work. The Club expressed its sincerest sympathy for its efficient Treasurer, Mrs. Peeples, in her recent bereavement. ]

[handwritten text: Following this the Literary program was taken up -- the first paper -- "German home life" prepared by Mrs. J. F Hart, & read by Mrs. Leroy Hart, was thoroughly enjoyed by the Club-- Mrs. D. L. Earnest gave an exceedingly comprehensive paper on "German Writers" of the last fifty years, after which Fraulein von Seydlitz gave some entertaining sketches of German Life. Mrs. Florence Lucy Bartow told most interestingly of the work being done by the "Sorosis Club of Elberton. ]

[handwritten text: The club had the pleasure of welcoming the following members. ]

[handwritten text: Mesdames [added text: Wales ] Withers -- Dudley -- Boifeuillet Bond-- Hutchins-- Misses Ruby Harbin Mary Harper-- Emma Long-- & Von Seydlitz ]



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[handwritten text: Nov [November] 25th 1907 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club, met in regular session at the home of the Pres. [President] Mrs. White, on Nov [November] 25th-- ]

[handwritten text: Members present -- Mesdames -- White Lipscomb, Luke Johnson, J. E. Talmadge E. H. Dorsey, L. C. Withers, J. Z Hoke, Euler B Smith H. C. Conway, F L Taylor, John Anderson, W. A. Capps, E. R. Hodgson Jr. W. B. Hill, Graves Stephenson, R. B. Dixon, J. F. Hart, Homer Black-Jones, Misses Lucy Linton Mildred Shepperson, Lilly Moss, Marion Bloomfield, Mary Wilkins, Celeste Parish, Lillian Middlemas, Rosa Woodberry Marion Carlton, Elizabeth Caldwell, Mary Lyndon, & "Vi" Sturges-- Sec. [Secretary] report read and approved. Treas [Treasurer] absent. Our efficient Treasurer having resigned, on account of recent bereavement, Miss Lucy Linton was nominated & elected to fill the place. Mrs. Conway, Chairman of the West Athens Kindergarten committee read several letters from the Children of that School written to Santa Clause asking to be remembered & it was suggested that these letters be published in the Banner. Miss Carlton, teacher at East Athens Kindergarten requested that contributions for their "Christmas Tree", be in money as much as possible -- Mrs. Conway consented to receive contributions for the "Trees" of both Schools -- As the Civic Section had not held a meeting, the Chairman had no regular report to make -- Mrs. Lipscomb was asked to give an account of the Gen. [General] meeting at Tifton which she did in a manner that enthused the Club. She had nothing favorable to report on the piano for the West Athens Kindergarten. ]



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[printed text: ADDRESSES
By Mr. W. D Weatherford to the Students Prove to be very Inspiring to all
]

[printed text: Mr. H. D. Weatherford, one of the international student secretaries of the Y.M.C.A., is spending three days in this city with the students of the University of Georgia. ]

[printed text: Mr. Weatherford is scheduled for three addresses while here and the students are to enjoy a rare treat, for he is one of the most interesting speakers in this interesting work in this entire country. ]

[printed text: Last night at the Y.M.C.A. room in the Peabody library building, Mr. Weatherford addressed an audience of students who were delighted beyond measure with what he had to say. He spoke of the fact that no man could live wholly unto himself and of the duty students owed to one another in the many ways of college life. ]

[printed text: Chancellor Barrow made a short but highly interesting talk after Mr. Weatherford had concluded his address. Mr. Weatherford will again speak at the library building tonight at half-past seven o'clock. ]



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[handwritten text: The Club has been unable to find a suitable person to take charge of the Settlement work in West Athens, & the Cor. Sec. [Corresponding Secretary] Mrs. Smith was instructed to write to Miss Emma Tucker in regard to securing a worker. The question of the "Day Nusery" for the Children under ten years of age, of the working negro women, was taken up for discussion. Mrs. White read a letter from Miss Irma Dooly, asking for pictures of same, which was decidedly premature, as it is not yet an accomplished fact. ]

[handwritten text: It is found that a suitable negro woman can be secured to take charge of the home for $20.00 per month, & a centrally located house for $8.00 per mo. [month] Martha Holsey, the negro woman who is at the head of the "Negro Mothers Club", says she can raise 8, or 10$ per month from her club, & begs that we help her. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb says it is the first opportunity which has been given the Southern White women, to get a hold on the development of the negro race, & she urged in a beautiful & stirring address, that this Club take hold of this work -- Mrs. Luke Johnson enthused the audience with her endorsement & it was moved & carried that this work be given a thorough trial for three months, & the following voluntary contributions were given to help start the home -- Mrs. White $5.00, Mrs Lipscomb $5.00. Miss Mildred Shepperson $5.00. Miss Lillie Moss $5.00. Mesdames J. G. Talmadge $1.00 John Anderson $1.00 Conway $1.00 E. H. Dorsey $1.00, W. B. Hill 1.00. E. R. Hodgson Jr. 1.00 Johnson$1.00, Hoke 1.00 Taylor 1.00 Misses Celeste Parish 1.00 Bloomfield 1.00 Mary

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Lyndon1.00 -- The following committee was appointed to Superintend this work -- Mrs. White, Chairman -- Mrs. Lipscomb Mrs Taylor, Mrs. Johnson, Miss Woodberry Miss Lillie Moss, Miss Lucy Linton, Miss Mildred Shepperson, Mrs. Hoke. ]

[handwritten text: The following gentlemen were asked to act as an advisory committee, Dr. WhiteRev [Reverend] Luke Johnson, Rev [Reverend] Louis DuBose Mr. J. Z. Hoke, Mr. Hugh Rowe. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Emma Long offered to go to the East & West Athens Kindergarten& show the Children pictures & try & teach them something of good art. Miss Woodberry Mrs. White & Mrs. Lipscomb were appointed a committee to visit the Jewish womens circle & invite them to come into a city Federation -- There being no further business the Club adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted ]

[handwritten text: K. F. Hoke
Rec. Sec. [Recording Secretary] ]



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[printed text: ATHENS' WOMAN'S CLUB. ]

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club met in regular session at the home of the president, Mrs. H. C. White, on November the 25th. A large number of members were present at the meeting, which was one of the most important as well as most interesting the club has ever held. ]

[printed text: The secretary's report was read and adopted, after which Mrs. Conway, chairman of the kindergarten committee, read several letters from the children of the West Athens school written to Santa Claus. Miss Carlton, teacher of the East Athens Kindergarten, requested that contributions for this Christmas tree be sent in money if possible. Mrs. Conway consented to receive contributions for the Christmas trees of both schools. ]

[printed text: As the Civic Section had not held a meeting the chairman had no report to make, but she told of a talk she had had with the mayor regarding some of the work undertaken by this section. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Lipscomb was asked to give an account of the Federation meeting in Tifton, which she did in a most interesting way. She stated that at this meeting it was decided for each club in the Federation to hold a bazaar for the Rural School Fund if they so wished. The members of the Athens club decided not to hold a bazaar but to send their contributions to the one to be held in Atlanta. Mrs. Lipscomb had nothing favorable to report on the piano for the West Athens Kindergarten. ]

[printed text: The club has not yet secured any one [anyone] to take charge of the settlement work in West Athens, though it is hoped that some one [someone] will be secured by the first of January. ]

[printed text: The question of establishing a day nursery for negro children was fully discussed and it was finally decided to open it on the first of January and run it for three months. In this time it can be decided if it meets the needs for which it is intended and if so it will be continued. Thirty-two dollars were raised by voluntary contributions and it was decided to charge each member a small amount in order to realize sufficient money to meet the expenses of the nursery. ]

[printed text: The formation of a City Federation was discussed and a committee appointed to ask all the women's organizations in the city to become members. ]

[printed text: Mrs. W. B. Hill stated that the Current Topics Section would be reorganized in January and invited all members of the club to join it. ]

[printed text: There being no further business the meeting was adjourned. ]

[printed text: Tea, crackers and cake were served during the afternoon. ]



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[handwritten text: Dec [December] 23rd 1907. ] [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met in regular session one week earlier than usual ( Dec [December] 23rd) on account of the holidays, meeting held at the residence of the Pres. [President] Mrs. White. ]

[handwritten text: There was a very small attendance only one over a quorum being present. ]

[handwritten text: Sec [Secretary's] Report read & approved -- ]

[handwritten text: Treas. [Treasurer] report read & approved. ]

[handwritten text: Pres [President] stated that on account of the very busy time there would be no literary feature this afternoon. Pres [President] asked that Miss Carlton be allowed the small balance she needed for the East Athens Christmas Tree, from the Treasury -- ]

[handwritten text: Twas [It was] ordered that this amount be given Miss Carlton -- Mrs. Conway reported that she had every thing [everything] needed for the West Athens Kindergarten "Tree" & $2.25, & other articles, for East Athens. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs White placed before the club, a request from Miss Shepperson that the books for " Library Day" be given to the State Normal School, Miss Parish explained the good to the Country Schools, from the use, by the Teachers, of these books, & it was suggested that a list be published, & a request that any one [anyone] wishing to give a book send one from that list. Mrs. White stated that the Federation Book day had asked for Children's books. Mrs. White read a letter from Mrs. Granger stating that 10¢ per Capita was the Gen. [General] Federation dues, also a letter from Mrs. Dismukes saying that $3.00 was the State Federation dues -- Mrs. White requested Mrs. Johnson to tell about the mass meeting at the

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Negro Church, in regard to the "Day Nursery" for small negro children -- Quitie [Quite] a number of prominent white people were present. The meeting was presided over by the wife of one of the negro Preachers, Murden. She is Pres [President] of the "negro mothers club", & she stated that in their helplessness & need, they had called on their white friends & were very grateful that the call had been answered -- Mrs. Lipscomb talked beautifully of what was intended -- Mrs. White gave them a practicle [practical], good talk, on what they should do -- Mrs. Johnson told of the start of the movement during the past summer, by Martha Holsey coming to her for help, about providing for three small negro children -- Martha told in such an earnest way of the neglected condition of the small children of her race, & appealed to her white friends for help, there were several other talks from the gentlemen present & from some of the colored preachers. one the Rev. [Reverend] Murden said that "things [deleted text (overstrike): we ] [added text: are ] getting right, when we want help, & go to the southern whites, & when they are willing to give it" -- Miss Parish moved that the Club reconsider the action taken at the last meeting, to assess the members for the maintanance [maintenance] of this home, & it was moved & carried that no assessment be levied, & that the contributions should be entirely voluntary. Mrs. White read the names of the committee & requested that they meet on the following Tuesday afternoon at 4 O clock p.m. at the Villa-- There being no further business delicious refreshments were served & the Club adjourned -- K. F. Hoke Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Jan [January] 27th 1908 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met in regular session at the home of the Pres. [President] Mrs. White on Jan [January] 27th -- There was a good attendance -- Reports were called for by the Pres. [President] & Sec. [Secretary's] Report read & approved -- Treas. [Treasurer] report read & approved, Mrs. Conway presented as Chairman of the West Athens Kindergarten the following report. ]

[handwritten text:

One picnic held, 90 children attending 
Refreshments$4.75
Refreshments for Mothers meeting in Sep. [September] 1.50
" " " [Refreshments for Mothers meeting in] Nov. [November] 1.00
Thanksgiving party for Mothers & Children [added text: [unclear text: Ref. ] ] 3.00
Christmas tree for 115 children 
40 dolls3.00
Cash by Mrs. Welch 3.00
" " [Cash by] Miss Rutherford 4.00
Apples [added text: 2.00 ] Horns [added text: 3.00 ] fire crackers [added text: 4 00 ] 9.00
Bananas [added text: 1.50 ] Tree [added text: 50 ] Box rent to -- co1.50
Total for first half of Woman's Club Year for work in West Athens$3 [deleted text (overstrike): 2 ] [added text: 0 ] .75

]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] reported that the home for colored Children was in good condition 9 children at present in the home -- ]

[handwritten text: The City Federation was discussed & Miss Lyndon was requested to write an article for the Banner explaining the idea of the federation. Mrs Lipscomb presented to the Club a request from the "Medical fraternity," to take charge of the movement for erecting a monument to Dr. Crawford W. Long in this City-- the Pres [President] appointed Miss Lucy Linton Chairman of a committee of five, the other members of said committee to be selected by

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Miss Linton to write to every Dr. [Doctor] in the State explaining the movement & soliciting contributions. Dr. Goss has now on hand a fund of $200.00 which he wishes to turn over to the Club as a nucleus -- Miss Shepperson requested that Library day for the State Normal School be postponed until the middle of March. Mrs. White requested that the "Federation Library day," be devoted to books for Children & the same be sent to the Kindergarten schools in the City. Miss Shepperson thinks that the movement for the Normal Library may grow into a Carnagie [Carnegie] Library & she wishes the Womans Club to have the credit of starting the work. Business being over, Mrs. White invited those present into the dining room, where most beautiful & delicious refreshments were served -- after refreshments with Miss Hull as accompanist Mrs Hugh Gordon sang most beautifully "Daisies" & "Good bye summer" & for an onchore [encore] which was irresistable [irresistible] she gave a lovely little Lullaby -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Luke Johnson then gave one of her most thrilling talks on the "Human Forests", & the danger unless wisely & unselfishly handled, in the great Masses of ignorant immagrants [immigrants] to this Country-- & Mrs. Burton Smith who was present asked that Mrs. Johnson would deliver the same talk to the Atlanta Club. Mrs Lipscomb urged that the Club join the National Federation, so that it would be in touch with all the great Womans movements of the Country -- Mrs. Burton Smith was asked to give her opinion & she heartily seconded Mrs. Lipscomb. ]

[handwritten text: On motion the Club adjourned -- K. F. Hoke. Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: March 1908 -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met on Monday afternoon, March 23rd at the Villa -- Mrs Lipscomb presiding. ]

[handwritten text: The motion was made & unanamously [unanimously] carried, to send a note to our President expressing the sympathy of the Club for her in her illness & in her recent bereavement -- Reports were made by the Treasurer and by the Committee having in charge the work of the Colored Children's home -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Luke Johnson, Miss Parish, & Miss Lollie Smith were appointed to represent the Club, at the National "Child Labor Convention" which will be held in Atlanta -- Miss Smith told of the meeting of the "Mothers Clubs" of the State, which will occur in Athens in May -- bespeaking the interest of this Club in the meetings -- ]

[handwritten text: The Chairman of the Crawford Long Monument Committee, reported that 2494 letters were ready to be mailed to the physicians of the State -- one, the form -- being read before the Club-- ]

[handwritten text: After the business of the Club had been disposed of, delicious refreshments were served, after which there was an interesting exhibition of the "Water Color paintings" of Mr. Lewis of Boston-- The meeting then adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully sub [submitted] -- ]

[handwritten text: K. F. Hoke Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Athens Womans Club April 28th ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met on April 28th at the Villa, Vice Pres. [President] Miss Woodberry presiding -- Sec [Secretary's] report read & approved. Treas. [Treasurer] Report also approved -- Mrs. Conway-- Chairman of the Kindergarten Committee had a most excellent report of that work, also of the Mothers, & Garden Club of West Athens . ]

[handwritten text: The Chairman of the Civic sec [section] reported 179 calls for the City Carts, & also stated that the Mayor would lend the Club the carts for three days in May-- ]

[handwritten text: The Com. [Committee] on home for Colored Children reported the work in a very satisfactory condition -- Miss Linton reported over 4000. letters written & more than half of them sent, in regard to the Crawford Long Monument -- Dr. Goss said that the Dr's [Doctors] of the State at their annual Con [Convention] were delighted at the idea of a monument to Dr. Long-- Mrs. Lipscomb asked each member to read the "Club Year Book --" ]

[handwritten text: Miss Woodberry urged that another effort be made toward a City Federation of all the Womans organizations, & Mrs. Long suggested that the officers of all the Womans organizations be invited to meet, & discuss plans &c. [et cetera] Mrs. Crawford was appointed to extend a welcome from this Club, to the Mothers Convention, which meets in this City on the sixth of May -- ]

[handwritten text: The Sou. [Southern] Educational Convention invites this Club to cooperate with them. Mrs Hill spoke of the work being done over the state by this organization-- Miss Woodberry stated that Mr. Lampkin had kindly

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consented to take charge of the Barbecue & it was decided to have it on Sat. [Saturday] Week -- Volunteers for service ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Taylor -- Smith, Conway, Hart, Hill, Stewart, Hoke, Miss Hodgson-- It was moved & carried that the election for Vice Pres. [President] be deferred until the meeting in May -- after delicious refreshments, the Club adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Sub. [Submitted] ]

[handwritten text: K. Hoke
sec. [secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: May 25th 1908 -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met on May 25th at the Villa -- Mrs. Lipscomb presiding -- Sec [Secretary's] Report read & approved -- There was a small attendance, & after a thorough but informal discussion of the needs & plans for the coming year the old officers were reelected without opposition with the exception of the Vice Pres. [President] Miss Woodberry -- who will in future reside in Atlanta, to the unbounded sorrow of the entire membership of this Club-- ]



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[handwritten text: Sep [September] 29th 1908 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club met on Sep 29th with the Pres. [President] Mrs. White ]

[handwritten text: Sec [Secretary's] Report read & approved -- ]

[handwritten text: Treas [Treasurer] absent -- Mrs. Hart unanumously [unanimously] elected Vice Pres. [President] Certificate of membership to Gen. [General] Federation received, but no money in Treasury -- Mrs. Hart was asked to take charge of Treas accts [Treasury accounts] -- until Miss Linton returned from Europe ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkins name proposed, & she was unanimously elected a member of this club -- Mrs. Conway, Chairman Kindergarten committee requests a piano & some curtains for Miss Bonney -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Preston Brooks, Mrs. Wilkins & Mrs. Jarnigan were also elected to membership in this Club by a unanamous [unanimous] vote -- Mrs. White stated that we must get up at once some kind of an entertainment to pay our debts Mrs. Lipscomb offered as a suggestion an entertainment at the Opera House of "Living Pictures", & suggested a lady in Atlanta who would come over & take charge for a percent -- Mrs. Lipscomb will write her in regard to the matter. ]

[handwritten text: Moved & carried that Mrs. Hart be made [deleted text (overstrike): a ] chairman of a "Letters & Art Sec [Section] " ]

[handwritten text: Miss C. Sowsnowski has most kindly agreed to give talks to this club at any time & on any country selected. ]

[handwritten text: Dr. McPherson also very kindly consented to lecture to this body at any time & Mrs. White offered to have the club meet with her in the evening's & enjoy these talks -- Mrs. Hill asked for books for the Rural school's, & Mrs. Lipscomb told her to write to Mrs. McCabe & she

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would send books wherever wanted -- Moved & carried that the Principles [Principals] & Faculty of the Lucy Cobb Inst. [Institute] be invited to become members of this club ]

[handwritten text: After delicious refreshments the Club adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted ]

[handwritten text: K. F. Hoke Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Nov [November] 30th 1908. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met in regular session at the home of the Pres. [President] Mrs. White on Nov [November] 30th -- Mrs. White Presiding ]

[handwritten text: Sec [Secretary's] Report read & approved ]

[handwritten text: Treas [Treasurer] reported all pledges met, all bills paid & a bal. [balance] of $50.-- in the Treasury -- Mrs. White stated that it was a source of great pride to her, to be able to say that the "Athens Womans Club", had made the best showing, of any club in the State Federation -- aside from the amount of work done, it is the only Club which has met all its obligations, & has any money on hand -- Mrs. Lipscomb gave a most interesting account of the Federation meeting just closed at Valdosta -- she told of the lavish expenditure, & beautiful manner in which the women of Valdosta entertained the visitors -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White told us of Mrs. Lipscombs attempted resignation, & of how the Federation had utterly refused to accept it -- so a beloved member of our Athens Club, is still Pres. [President] of the Ga. [Georgia] Federation of Womans Clubs. ]

[handwritten text: Cakes & Tea were gracefully served by Mrs. Black, & Miss Morris after which the club had the pleasure of a lecture on "Italian Art." by Miss Lucy Stanton -- Miss Stanton is an artist of International reputation, & a student who is

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wonderfully gifted in imparting, in a clear, & forceful way, the knowledge she has acquired in close study, in the large Art Galleries, of every nation, & the Athens Womans Club extends heartfelt thanks to Miss Stanton for her kindness in giving us this beautiful lecture. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: K. F. Hoke -- Sec. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: No Meeting in Dec. [December] 1908. ]



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[handwritten text: Jan [January] 25th 1909 ][handwritten text: -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met in Science Room, at state Normal School-- The Pres. [President] Mrs. White being absent, Mrs. Lipscomb presided. ]

[handwritten text: Sec. [Secretary's] report read & approved. Treas. [Treasurer] reported $7.00 paid for East & West Athens Christmas tree ]

[handwritten text: New members enrolled Miss Linton-- Mrs. McMahan, Mrs Troutman, Mrs Martin, Mrs T B. Hinton-- Mrs. Lipscomb reported that the School House at Tallulah, was almost completed & she gave an account of the work being done -- ]

[handwritten text: $22.50 was cleared from the sale of "Red Cross stamps" for the cure of Turbuculosis [Tuberculosis], this money is sent to the State Federation who hope to provide enough funds for a Camp --]

[handwritten text: After the business session Miss Sosnowski gave a most delightful talk on a trip through Italy, which was illustrated by most beautiful slides given by Proffessor [Professor] Earnest. ]

[handwritten text: After a most delightful afternoon the meeting adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Hoke
Rec. Sec. [Recording Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Feb [February] 22nd 1909 -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Womans Club met at the home of the Pres. [President] Mrs. White ]

[handwritten text: On account of the very inclem [deleted text (overstrike): ment ] [added text: ent ] weather there was not a quorum of regular members, so the business session was dispensed with, & the members & a few visitors present, spent a most delightful afternoon -- the chief interest being a very interesting account of the meeting of the National Federation at Boston, by Mrs. Roberts of Philadelphia, a sister of Mrs. White-- ]

[handwritten text: At the conclusion of Mrs. Roberts talk, delicious refreshments were served -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[printed text: MRS. ROBERTS' TALK. ]

[printed text: Yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. H. C. White, on Milledge avenue, was held a most interesting meeting of the Athens Woman's Club. In spite of the inclement weather quite a number of ladies were present at what turned out to be a most charming and delightful meeting. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Roberts, of Philadelphia, sister of Mrs. White, made a most interesting talk to the club, one that was enjoyed intensely by all the ladies present. She told about the meeting of the Biennial convention of the General Federation of Women's Clubs in Boston last summer. This was one of the most important gatherings of club women ever held and Mrs. Roberts gave a most thorough and graphic account of it. She also told of the elegant club home that her club is now building and gave her ideas of the best ways in which to raise money for this and other objects. Mrs. Roberts is a fluent and delightful talker, a woman of the utmost culture and possessed of a great store of knowledge from which she gave her hearers many most interesting and most helpful suggestions. ]

[printed text: Delicious refreshments were served at the conclusion of Mrs. Roberts' talk. Miss Louise Morris and Mrs. Charles M. Strahan poured tea. ]

[printed text: CONFIRMATION CLASS. ]

[printed text: The Confirmation Class of Emmanuel Episcopal church will meet this afternoon at four o'clock in the vestry room. ]



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March 22nd 1909 [View the meeting summary]

The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held at the home of the Pres. [President] Mrs. White on March 22nd-- The Treasurer gave her report & collected several dollars in dues --

Mrs. Conway, chairman of the Kindergarten committee reported that the piano had been given to a school near Jefferson, which supplies a great need -- She also asked for $2.00. for the purchase of eggs for the East & West Athens Kindergartens -- for an easter egg hunt, which was given -- The pres. [president] reported the offer of three scholarships to deserving young women, in [added text (appears to be different ink): x ] the Business College of this City, provided certain requirements were met.

This matter was referred to the following Committee for consideration, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin Misses Lilly Moss, & Dessie Sellers.

A Committee for the investigation & study of taxation was appointed, consisting of Miss Parish, Mrs. W. B. Hill, & Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb-- A letter was read from Mrs. Lila Richardson Legg, offering to give a reading in this City under the auspices of the Club It was decided that this matter be postponed until fall.



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The Club was given a treat in having Prof. [Professor] R. E. Park speak -- His subject was true greatness, the elements of which are simplicity common sense & human sympathy

Miss Parish in behalf of the Club thanked Prof. [Professor] Park for his address -- she also spoke of the social service which each one present was able to render to individuals & the state --

Respectfully

Mrs Hoke
Sec. [Secretary]

Kindness Mrs. Lampkin.



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[handwritten text: 1 -- The Breath of the Gods.
2 -- The House of Mirth.
3 -- Comrades
4 -- Kingsmead
5 -- Violett
6 -- Janice Meredith.
7 -- Concerning Isabel Canaby.
]

[handwritten text: From -- Mrs. T. J. Nichols.

Ruby Jankower
2 Book Course in English
Child Life.
]

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[handwritten text: Mrs M. A Lipscombs contribution
Library Day.

Georgia Land & People -- Mrs [ Note: checkmark ]
Silas Marner. Eliot [ Note: checkmark ]
Don Orsino-- Marion Crawford [ Note: checkmark ]
Household Economics-- Campbell [ Note: checkmark ]
Mr Claghorns Daughters. Trent.
A Golden Heart. Bertha Clay-- [ Note: checkmark ]
Echoes from a Recluse -- Earnest. [ Note: checkmark ]
Annie Dennis Cook Book. 2 [ Note: checkmark ]
Reading & Elocution [ Note: checkmark ]
Guide Book to English [ Note: checkmark ]
History of the United States. Bruce [ Note: checkmark ]
Introduction to Study of Literature Lewis [ Note: checkmark ]
As You Like It -- Shakespeare [ Note: checkmark ]
]

[handwritten text: Mrs J. F. Hart

The Executor
The Wooing O'L--
Entertainments for you
Ardath
Crawford
Far from the Maddning [Maddening] crowd
One other
]

[handwritten text: Ms C. D. Flanegin

The Dixie Story book--
Educational Music Book no [number] 1
]

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[handwritten text: Mrs. H. C. White

Shakespeare's Complete Works
Ten Years travel around the World Wells. M. D
Bible --
Poems of E B Browning 2
Longfellows Poems 11
Rhetoric -- Blains
Poems Longfellow 1
Pilgrims of the night
Advent & Christmas
The Idle Word
Poems of Ashton & [unclear text: Migher ]
Globe Readings from Standard Anthems
Historical Chart -- Lyman
Smellee's Philosophy of Nat [Natural] History
Eng [English] Literature
Spanish -- Ollendorf
The Jewish Tabernicker Newton
Songs of Seven
Waverly Novels, Count Robert of Paris
The Prophet -- Taylor
New Testament --
Words of Jesus
Robert Elsmere
Metzerott -- Shoemaker
Summer Driftwood
Websters Dictionary -- unabridge [unabridged]
Oliver Twist --
Elocutionist Annual
]

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[handwritten text: Mrs. Cochran --

New Educational Musical Course
Two book course in English
Foyes Ele -- [Elementary] Geography
]

[handwritten text: [deleted text (overstrike): Mrs Hoke ]

Adlers Method of learning German
Behind Lines -- Geo Parsons Lathrop
Robinson Crusoe [added text: 2 ] -- Defoe
First steps in Algebra -- Wentworth
Business Guide -- Nichols
Scholars Companion --
Brownie Book -- Cox
Dora Thorne -- Brance
Life in a Country Manse -- Barrie
Elements of Algebra --
The Boy Christian
2nd Music Reader
Mrs Mayburns Twins Habberton
First Lessons in Eng -- Duackenbers
]

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[handwritten text: Mrs Lowe

Beginners American History
Foye's Elementary Geography 2
" " " [Foye's Elementary Geography]
New Educational Music Course -- Sec. [Second] reader
Two Book course in English -- Hyde
Common School An. Arith [Arithmetic] -- Sanford
Graded Litature [Literature] Reader -- second Book
Primary Arithmetic 2
" " " [Primary Arithmetic]
Swintons Fourth Reader
Childrens Primer
New Ed. [Edition] Music course 1st reader
" " " [New Edition Music course 1st reader] 2
]

[handwritten text: Mrs J. B Muir

21 School Books --
]

[handwritten text: Mrs Reaves.

The Childrens Primer ( [unclear text: Cyr ] )
" [The] Beginners Primer, ( H Miffin & co [company] )
]

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[handwritten text: May 3rd 1909 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: Athens Womans Club met at the home of the Pres. [President] Mrs. White on May 3rd -- Mrs. White presiding -- Sec [Secretary's] Report read & approved -- Treasurer reported no money in Treasury -- ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] read a letter from the Southern Kindergarten association, which was turned over to Mrs. Conway to answer -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Conway reported that the "Easter Egg Hunt" cost $5.50 of which this Club contributed the sum of $2.00. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lampkin reported that the Committee had found two young ladies who were very anxious to secure the scolorships [scholarships] offered by the Athens Business College ]

[handwritten text: The young ladies are Misses Parr, & Paine-- Miss Parr will begin in June & Miss Paine later. Mrs. White brought up the tariff of stockings which was discussed at some length. The School at Tallulah is about done & Mrs. Lipscomb asked for a contribution from this Club to help furnish it -- Considerable discussion was indulged in, as to whether a sum should be pledged, & an entertainment given at once for this purpose, or whether the matter should be deferred until fall, twas [it was]

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finally moved & carried, that the Club pledge $25.00 to be paid some time [sometime] in the fall. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Rutherford kindly offered to give a lecture on Egypt, & it was thought best to ask for this lecture soon after the Club shall meet in the Coming Fall, as it is thought a better attendance can be secured. ]

[handwritten text: After some discussion on Compulsory Education, the Club adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke
Rec. Sec. [Recording Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Oct [October] 18th 1909. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The first meeting, of the new Club year, for the Athens Womans Club was held at the residence of the Pres. [President] Mrs White on Oct [October] 18th-- Mrs. White presiding -- ]

[handwritten text: Sec. [Secretary's] Report read & approved. ]

[handwritten text: Treas. [Treasurer] reported bal. [balance] in bank of $2.35 -- Miss Linton Treas. [Treasurer] resigned but after much persuasion was induced to continue as Treas. [Treasurer] ]

[handwritten text: Opportunity was given members to pay dues before pledges were made. Kindergarten Committee reported several calls made, but no money on hand -- ]

[handwritten text: Misses Ware & Carlton from the West Athens School, asked that the Club continue their help to the Mothers Club of that school -- the sum of three (3) dollars per month was the amount wanted, which the Club voted should be furnished ]

[handwritten text: West Athens School would like Magazines, & if sent to the school house, the Teachers will distribute at the Mothers meetings -- Miss Bryan asked for ten (10) dollars for use in W. A. [West Athens] Kindergarten, Club voted to send five, & if convenient, [deleted text (overstrike): fo ] [added text: later ] five more will be sent. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White reported two nice boxes of books, paper, pads pencils &c. [et cetera] sent to the Tallulah school . Miss Rutherford very kindly offered to give her lecture on Egypt, for the benefit of the Club, the Pres. [President]

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Mrs White will be compelled to be absent from Town for several weeks & it was thought best to accept this generous offer after Mrs. White's return. Pres. [President] asked Miss Sarah Moss to correspond with Mrs. Legg of Macon, in regard to an entertainment here, but after discussion that was also postponed -- ]

[handwritten text: Pres [President] asked for suggestions for purely social entertainments for the Club during the Winter, & very generously offered her house at any time ]

[handwritten text: The Club expressed a wish for a talk from Dr. White, & Mrs. Hoke was instructed to invite him -- ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] called for nominations for delegates from the Club to the annual meeting to be held in Elberton beginning on Nov [November] 16th ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Troutman & Mrs. Sanford were elected delegates, with Mrs. Dorsey & Mrs. Conway as alternates -- ]

[handwritten text: Pres. [President] asked for a talk from Mrs. Hill who told of a very interesting district Conference for school improvement, which she had attended -- at the conclusion the Club adjourned ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: Mrs J Z Hoke
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Nov [November] 22nd 1909 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met in regular session on Nov [November] 22nd at the home of the Pres. [President] Mrs. White ]

[handwritten text: Reports of Sec. [Secretary] & Treas. [Treasurer] read & approved -- Pres. [President] reported five new members, Mrs. McPherson Mrs. Adkins, Mrs. Branson, Ms Bond Mrs. H. P. Hinton, Mrs Geo Crane ]

[handwritten text: The following were nominated & elected at this meeting Mrs H. M. Long-- Mrs Mathis Misses Frances & Lida Fain -- ]

[handwritten text: Pres [President] urged that each member be a committee of one to bring in new members -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Rutherford wrote, asking each member to contribute to & attend the Harvest House Festival to be held at the baptist church on Wed. [Wednesday] night. ]

[handwritten text: Pres [President] explained why the Annual meeting was invited to come to Athens next Fall, without first securing the consent of the Club. Names were taken & money collected from those who promised $1.00 each for Tallulah Falls School. Mrs. Lipscomb gave a most interesting report from the Annual meeting at Elberton-- The sec [secretary] was requested to write a note of thanks to Mrs. Westin, Pres. [President] of the Research Club of Elberton, for the beautiful hospitality and delightful lunch extended to the Athens Womans Club as a body, on Wednesday of the Annual meeting. ]

[handwritten text:

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condition of the Nantahala School and Mrs. Parker moved a committee be appointed to look into the matter -- The motion carried -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Whitlock reported the health of the city very good -- She has taken up the sale of the Red Cross Seals and wants the club interested in them -- ]

[handwritten text: The Constitution and By-Laws was changed in one detail, namely that the nominating Committee be elected in November and the officers in December instead of the nominating Committee in December and the officers in January -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Parker told of the work being done by the City Mission Board in East Athens-- They wish to have a Tree of Light instead of the usual Xmas [Christmas] tree. Mrs. Hoke moved we give $5.00 to the tree. Mrs. Parker amended Mrs. Hoke's motion to the effect that it be $10.00 the motion carried -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Holliday, Chairman of Art Department announced the Art exhibit on Dec 4th and 5th at the Y.W.C.A. Mr. Keyser to make a talk -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Hunnicut wanted the Womans Club to use their influence to get the stores to close all day Thanksgiving. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Parker moved the Corresponding Sec'y [Secretary] -- be requested to write a petition from the club and publish it in both papers. The motion carried -- ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: Jan [January] 17th -- Contd [Continued] -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: give an entertainment, the "Little Princess", it was moved that Mrs. White write to Mrs. Donahue & find upon what terms she would come &c. [et cetera] ]

[handwritten text: Mr. & Mrs. Warren of Atlanta also wish to come to Athens, & give an entertainment, Mrs. White will communicate with them also in regard to terms -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Rutherford will give her delightful lecture on Egypt, (in costume) at the Lucy Cobb on the 24th -- Mrs. Lipscomb told of receiving a check for 15$ form [from] our beloved Miss Watt of Boston, for the Talluluah Falls school. Mrs. White read a most beautiful piece from the Atlanta Constitution, written by Mrs. Lipscomb. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Anderson wished to know if the Club would take up work for the "Juvenile State", which was voted down for the present at least -- ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the Club adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke.
sec. [secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Feb [February] 28th 1910 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met with the Pres. [President] Mrs. White on Feb [February] 28th ]

[handwritten text: Fifteen minutes were spent in an informal social manner, the "tea hour" being presided over by Mrs. McPherson, when the meeting was called to order by the President. ]

[handwritten text: Sec. [Secretary's] Report read & approved -- ]

[handwritten text: Treas [Treasurer's] Report accepted -- Miss Linton treas. [treasurer] stated that "the Club had met every promised obligation for the year." -- Mrs. Donahue will not come to give the entertainment she wished to give -- Since the last meeting Mr. & Mrs Warren, with Mrs Wright & Mr ---- gave a most charming entertainment, at the Lucy Cobb Chapel under the auspices of this Club-- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb now gave a verbal report of the Tallulah school -- ]

[handwritten text: This Club has paid $51.00 only promised [added text (appears to be different ink): x ] 50. -- This is the first Club to redeem its pledge to this school -- Pres [President] asked Miss Harrison & Miss Lucy Linton to draw up suitable resolutions of thanks to Miss Mildred Rutherford for her charming lecture on Egypt, which was given in the Lucy Cobb Chapel, in an elegant Egyptian Costume, brought from that land of charm & mystery by Miss Rutherford herself -- The motion carried to ask the people of the town, through the columns of the Banner for used school books & other books also to be sent to the Clarke Co. [County] schools Books to be sent to the residence of Mrs. Hoke for distribution. No further business the Club adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Hoke sec [secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: March 28th 1910 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met at the home of Mrs. Lipscomb, Mrs. White Pres. [President] presiding -- ]

[handwritten text: Sec [Secretary's] report read & approved -- ]

[handwritten text: Treas. [Treasurer] was absent -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Muire of Charleston, a valued ex. member, wrote asking for a renewal of membership in this Club, & her application was enthusiastically received. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White gave an account of the play, "Alice in Wonderland" to be given, & chaperones were appointed for the three performances. One of our loved ex. Presidents Miss Woodberry, was with us, & told of some of the work being done by the Atlanta Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Lipscomb told us of the work [added text (appears to be different ink): x ] of Mr. Thos. Early of the W.G. who has gone to Tallulah to plant an apple orchard for our school there. Mrs. Hoke reported 185 books received in response to the notice in the Banner," & they have been distributed between the Winterville Oconee Heights, Tuckston, Bucks' Branch Lampkins & Princeton Schools. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hill was then introduced & gave a resumé of the work being done by the rural schools over the state, after which the ladies were invited into the dining room where most delightful refreshments were served. ]

[handwritten text: after which the Club adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Hoke
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: September 17th 1910 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held at the residence of Mrs. Lipscomb on Sep. [September] 17th. 32 members being present -- The Pres. [President] Mrs. White introduced Mrs. West, who outlined a plan for the cooperation of the Club [added text (appears to be different ink): x ] with the Wesson Cooking Oil Co. for a profit sharing demonstration to be held during the entire week, beginning on Monday Sep [September] 19th-- The Club only to furnish table Cloths, & committees of five ladies for each day, & young ladies to help serve & sell oil. proceeds from all the oil sold, & 10¢ out of every lunch sold to go to the Club -- price of lunch .25¢ -- Menu to be published each day. Committees -- ]

[handwritten text: Monday.
Mesdames Darwin-- Hoke. H. C. White Jas. Hart & Miss Camak-- ]

[handwritten text: Tuesday
" [Mesdames] Earnest, T. F. Green. Brooks. E. R. Hodgson Jr. Miss Lucy Linton W. F. Davis -- ]

[handwritten text: Wednesday --
E. R. Dorsey, Sanford. White -- Avery -- Rowe ]

[handwritten text: Thursday--
J. F. Hart -- Hoke -- Woofter -- Harper & Frank Lipscomb. ]

[handwritten text: Friday
Brand -- T. F. Green -- Branson -- Earnest J. T. Anderson, & Martin-- ]

[handwritten text: Saturday --
Darwin -- Carithers -- Muire -- White Hart, Stevenson -- Lipscomb -- ]

[handwritten text: Treasurers for the entire week. Mrs. F. L. Taylor & Mrs H. C. Conway ]

[handwritten text: The following young ladies

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were requested to assist in serving & selling oil -- ]

[handwritten text: Misses Ida & Annie Dorsey L. Darwin -- L. M. Hull -- Alice Briggs Lucy & Isabell Fleming -- Marion Gerdine. Boling & Martha Phinizy Julia& Lluella Brand-- Edith Branson Frances Burnett, Lil Hodgson -- Nell Hodgson -- Katie Dearing -- Mattie Wilson & Jennie DuBose-- Lidia & Laura Cobb Hutchins -- ]

[handwritten text: Plans were discussed for entertaining the State Federation which meets here in Nov. [November] 2, 3, 4. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb will give a large evening reception. Misses Gerdine & Brumby have tendered the Lucy Cobb Chapel for the use of the convention, & will entertain with an afternoon reception -- other arrangements will be made later -- The following names were presented, & elected to membership in the Club & the Sec. [Secretary] requested to notify them of same -- Mesdames D. G. Anderson McBride Howell -- Walter Jones -- Harper Bartow -- Fullilove, Chamberlain, Brantly Dozier -- Guinn -- P. F. Brown Walter Childs -- Dobbs. Dr. Harrell Richardson -- Constant Miller Armstrong Miss Lizzie Carithers ]

[handwritten text: After social half hour during which fruit punch & crackers were served, the Club adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Hoke
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Sep [September] 26th ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Athens Womans Club called to order by the Pres. [President] Mrs. White. The report from the Wesson Oil Demonstration was received with great satisfaction, the amount to date received $126 00 with a considerable amount of oil on hand. Mrs. Lipscomb moved that the Club return thanks to Mrs. White for her valuable assistance during the demonstration, also to Mrs. Jas. West who so ably demonstrated the many uses of Wesson Oil. also to Mrs. McKibben -- to Mr. J E Talmadge who disposed of so much of the oil -- to Mr. Earnest E. Dallas who made it possible & to Mr. Pratt for a generous donation of the Wesson oil -- ]

[handwritten text: The following committees were appointed for work in regard to the Annual Convention -- ]

[handwritten text: Committee on letters --
Madam's [Mesdames] Harper -- Taylor. Geo Crane Muire -- ]

[handwritten text: On Homes --
Madam's [Mesdames] Darwin -- Conway -- Hutchins, Hull. ]

[handwritten text: Badges.
Madams [Mesdames] Hart. Dorsey, M. G. Nicholson ]

[handwritten text: Pages
Ma'd [Mesdames] -- E. R. Hodgson, Jr. Preston Brooks. ]

[handwritten text: Stationary -- Mrs. Harper. ]

[handwritten text: Bids for luncheons -- Madam's [Mesdames] Hart -- Peeples, Dorsey, Conway. ]

[handwritten text: Meeting adjourned to meet on Oct [October] 6th at Mrs. A. O. Harper. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Muire
sec. [secretary] [Latin: pro tem [tempore] ] -- ]



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[handwritten text: Oct [October] 6th 1910. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met at a Called session on Oct [October] 6th at the residence of Mrs. A. O. Harper. Minutes read by Mrs. Muire. ]

[handwritten text: Letters from Wesson Oil Co. [Company] read by Mrs. White, who reported something over $152 00 cleared for the Club at the recent Demonstration of Wesson Oil given under the auspices of this Club. Mrs. Harper reported that [deleted text (overstrike): all ] [added text: all notification ] letters, in regard to the coming Federation meeting, had been written -- Mrs. E. R. Hodgson. Jr. has secured the promise of 24 girls to act as pages. This Club requests the Chamber of Commerce to give "Souvenirs of Athens", for distribution during the convention. ]

[handwritten text: Hostesses are urged to write to their prospective guests, & also to meet them at the trains. ]

[handwritten text: It was carried, that arrangements for the Club luncheon be left with Mrs. White & a committee of her selection. Mrs. Hart V. P. [Vice President] appointed to represent this Club as delegate at the coming meeting, with Mrs. Darwin as alternate. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Muire was appointed Corresponding Sec. [Secretary] with power to employ a typist when necessary -- ]

[handwritten text: The following Committees were wanted to serve in arranging for Convention-- Central Committee Mesdames White, Welch, Harper, Taylor Muire & Hoke--
Finance Com. [Committee] Miss Lucy Linton Mrs Peeples, Mrs Darwin ]



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[printed text: THE ATHENS WOMAN'S CLUB. ]

[printed text: The meeting of the Athens Woman's Club held yesterday morning at the home of Mrs. Lipscomb was well attended. The report from the committee on the Wesson Oil demonstration was highly satisfactory and votes of thanks were offered to Mrs. H. C. White for her untiring efforts to bring about the success of the demonstration for the benefit of the Woman's Club, as well as for making it a pleasure to all who attended. Thanks were also extended to Mrs. James West, who demonstrated skilfully [skillfully] the many delicious dishes that can be made with Wesson Oil; to Mrs. McKibben, who ably assisted Mrs. West; to Mr. Earnest E. Dallas, who made the demonstration possible; to Mr. Pralt, who gave a generous donation of the Wesson oil; and to Mr. J. E. Talmadge for kind assistance in disposing of the oil. The club has still three cases they wish to dispose of. ]

[printed text: The next important move was to take up the question of the meeting of the Federation in Athens November 2nd, 3rd and 4th. It is expected that there will be about 150 delegates. For these, homes must be provided, so a committee was appointed to call on friends of the club to entertain them. This will be a notable assembly of Georgia women. Mrs. Philip Moore, president of the Federation of Woman's Clubs, will be here, the guest of Mrs. Lipscomb; also other distinguished guests will attend and make addresses on important subjects. The committee on homes is: Mrs. Darwin, Mrs. Hutchins, Mrs. Conway, Mrs. Hull. ]

[printed text: The next meeting of the club will be at Mrs. A. O. Harper's, Thursday, Oct. [October] 6th, 4:30 p. m. ]

[printed text: MRS. J. Z. HOKE, Secretary. ]



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[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): 1910 ] ]

[handwritten text: To meet trains Mrs. Davis Chairman Mrs E. R. Hodgson Jr. Mrs Chamberlain Mrs Carithers-- Mrs. Beacham-- Mrs Webb. " [Mrs] J E. Talmadge Jr. Mrs McPherson-- Mrs Harper Miss Lillie Moss.
Decoration
Mrs. Rowe Chairman -- Mrs Griggs Mrs Stephenson, Sanford, Dorsey & Fullilove
Press --
Miss Mary Lyndon Chairman, Miss Lucy Stanton, Mrs. Rowe, Mrs. Troutman ]



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[handwritten text: Oct [October] 24th 1910 ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: Athens Womans Club met in regular session, at the home of Mrs. Lipscomb-- Badges delivered & collected amount for Club Luncheon for 10 new members -- Minutes read & approved -- Resolutions of sympathy [deleted text (overstrike): expressed ] passed, & Mrs. Hart appointed to express same to Mrs. [unclear text: Mintuth ] & Mr. Capps on the death of their loved one, & our esteemed member, Mrs. W. A. Capps Mrs. Lipscomb appointed to express sympathy of Club, at death in Atlanta of Mrs. R. E. Park-- ]

[handwritten text: All persons who have flowers are requested to send them to the Lucy Cobb Chapel & for the Luncheon at Mrs. E R. Hodgson's Jr.-- Mrs. Brooks & Mrs. Hodgson were appointed Committee to see that pages here will supplied with pads, pencils &c. [et cetera] A letter was read from the Sec. [Secretary] of Agriculture, expressing regrets at his inability to be present at the Annual Meeting-- ]

[handwritten text: Delegate to annual meeting on Nov [November] 18th instructed to offer $15 00 for building at Tallulah school-- Mrs. White reported that two girls were educated [added text (appears to be different ink): x ] & their board paid NW Co. [Company] ]

[handwritten text: Letter read offering two $25 00 scholarships & pupils could give notes for the other $25 00 payable at their convenience, by the Athens Business College. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Dorsey wished relief from this committee & Mrs White requested some one [someone] to volunteer to be chairman of the committee to secure suitable beneficiaries for these scholarships ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Campbell Avery was finally

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appointed -- Mrs. Harper, Chairman on homes for Fed. [Federation] Meeting, reported 68 homes still needed -- Letter read from Mrs. Welch inviting the visitors & officers of the Athens Club to a luncheon on the 19th to be given at her home, by the Laura Rutherford Chapter of the U.D.C's -- ]

[handwritten text: An invitation extended to this whole Club & visitors to a tea to be given at the Lucy Cobb, by Misses Gerdine & Brumby-- Also a cordial invitation to the whole Club & visitors to attend an evening reception on Wednesday evening from 8 to 11 O'clock [added text: at Mrs. M. A. Lipscombs ]. The Club was urged to go to the Chamberlain building to [added text: x ] see a demonstration of what the Athens Merchants are selling -- ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the Club adjourned to the dining room where delightful refreshments were served -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs J Z Hoke Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Nov [November] 28th 1910 -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: Athens Womans Club met at home of Mrs. Lipscomb, Pres [President] Mrs. White in the chair -- Reports of Sec. [Secretary] & Treas. [Treasurer] read & approved -- ]

[handwritten text: A note from Miss Virginia Bryan thanking this Club for $3.00 for Thanksgiving treat for Children of W.A. [West Athens] Kindergarten-- Mrs Conway reported giving Miss Ware $2.00 for W.A. [West Athens] School-- Mrs. White read letter from Miss Annie Patman asking that refreshments be furnished for Mothers meetings at East Athens School-- Also letters from Mrs. Moore Nat. Pres. [National President] & Mrs. Willett State Pres. [President] [deleted text (overstrike): for flowers ] in appreciation of flowers & other courtesies extended to them during the recent meeting of the Federation-- Also a letter from Mrs. [added text (appears to be different ink): x ] Willett in regard to the Club page of the Sunday Constitution -- Mrs. White wants regular reports from this Club to this page of the Constitution-- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb arose & plead for three things -- Scholarships for worthy boys & girls, University Infirmary [added text (appears to be different ink): x ] & East Athens School, she wants this Club to raise next year $1,000 -- for education in Ga. [Georgia] Mrs White reported a gift of $50.00 from the Colonial Homes to the Tallulah Falls School, to be used as Mrs. Lipscomb sees fit. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb, local chairman of the Infirmary Committee reported $1700.00 already paid & promised -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs White produced -- 10,000 -- red Cross stamps to be sold for the holidays & places for assigning them were decided upon. Miss Annie Patman was introduced, & told

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of the Mothers Club, in the East Athens School-- It was moved & carried that Miss Patman be allowed to call on the Treas [Treasurer] of this Club for $3 00 each school month, to furnish refreshments for said Mothers Club of E.A. [East Athens] ]

[handwritten text: The Sec. [Secretary] was instructed to write notes of thanks to the various organizations & Persons, who had contributed so much to the comfort & pleasure of our visitors of the State Federation-- ]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the Club adjourned to the dining room where a social half hour, with delicious refreshments, was enjoyed. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: Mrs J Z Hoke. ]

[handwritten text: Christmas week for Dec [December] & inclement weather in Jan [January] prevented meetings during those months ]



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[handwritten text: February 27th 1911.
Roll. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met on Monday 27th at 4 p.m. at the residence of the Pres [President] Mrs. H. C. White ]

[handwritten text: The meeting was particularly pleasant, being the first to be held in the handsome new home of Mrs. White-- Sec. [Secretary] made a report of the notes written in appreciation of the many courtesies extended to the visitors of the Club during the Annual session held in November. ]

[handwritten text: The one important item of business was arranging for the luncheon on Infirmary day. Mrs. Chamberlain graciously offered the use of her building on Clayton St. [Street] for the Luncheon, which was accepted with thanks -- The Cafe's also offered 10% of their sales for the day -- Mrs. Ora Avary & Miss Lydia Hutchins [deleted text (overstrike): were ] [added text: are ] to be in charge of the Committee at the Caf&133; Royal, & Miss Rosena Thomas of the Committee at Costa's. -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Conway reported $6.00 contributed for the West Athens Kindergarten ]

[handwritten text: By the wise provision of a thoughtful hostess Miss Callie Sosnowski was the reader selected to charm the large & appreciative audience present -- her subject, for which she is so peculiarly well adapted, (being an artist of no small fame herself) was the life & works of Corot. the celebrated French Artist. Miss Sosnowski & her ability to charm an audience, & make them see the things she describes is too well known to the Club to elaborate upon -- "The dance

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of the Nymphs" done by herself from a reproduction of the original, which hangs in the Louvrè was shown the guests & proved a delightful treat to the entire Club -- ]

[handwritten text: Delightful refreshments were served -- (during the examination of the pictures -- ) by Mrs. J. H. T. McPherson Mrs. E. H. Dorsey & Miss Coates Benedict. ]

[handwritten text: The Club adjourned to meet again the fourth Monday in March. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke sec. [secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: March 28th 1911. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met at the home of the Pres [President] Mrs. White ]

[handwritten text: There was an unusually good attendance including several distinguished visitors from different States -- After the reading of the last minutes of the last meeting Mrs. Hull read the report of the Treas. [Treasurer] of the Infirmary day ( Mar [March] 2nd) ]

[handwritten text: Chairman of the Kindergarten Committee absent -- Miss Bryan urged that help be given the West Athens settlement worker -- A motion was made by Mrs. Lipscomb that this Club give five (5$) per month for next year, beginning Sep. [September] 1st-- motion carried -- A letter was read from Mr. Burnet of the N.Y. [New York] Library asking the members of this Club to help in entertaining the members of the State Library Association which will meet in the near future in this town. Mrs. Roberts of Philadelphia [deleted text (overstrike): was ] a sister of Mrs. White-- was then introduced to the club & the members settled themselves to thoroughly enjoy the treat in store & a rare treat it proved to be -- Mrs. Roberts is a world traveler, who sees, thinks, investigates, & rarer still is able to talk in such a way that her hearers almost see the things she describes. Her picture showed the contrast in the condition of the women & children in Turkey & Jeruselam [Jerusalem] between the years of 1900, & 1910-- In 1900 Mrs. Roberts traveled over these eastern bands & found herself in the vanguard

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of the foreign Missionary movement: she said it seemed so hopeless, & not being particularly interested, she thought there was not much chance for them, but after ten years she took the same trip again, met many of the same men & women missionary workers she had known on her former trip, & of the wonders these men & women had accomplished in the uplift of the women & children, & consquently [consequently] the general betterment of these countries, she could never find time to tell. So clear were her descriptions & so enthusiastic is her interest that every one [everyone] present felt with the speaker that the betterment of humanity, brings the highest joy ]

[handwritten text: After the close of Mrs. Roberts talk a social half hour was spent during which delightful refreshments were served -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke sec. [secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: May 1911 -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met at the home of the Pres [President] Mrs. White on Milledge Ave [Avenue] -- ]

[handwritten text: Sec. [Secretary's] report read & approved -- ]

[handwritten text: Treasurer reported all assessments met -- it was decided that the $25 00 promised to the Tallulah Falls home be left unpaid until September. ]

[handwritten text: A petition was presented from Miss Annie Sue McKie for help to the Cooking Class of the Night School at East Athens -- Miss McKie has been giving her services every Friday night since December, & she wishes help in the way of materials -- The Club voted to give $10 00 to Miss McKie for help for her services & asks for volunteer contributions -- several volunteering to send something -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Ware asked that the appropriation of $3 00 per month for the Mothers Club of the West Athens School be continued -- it carried that $25 00 per term be given Miss Ware for this purpose -- Mrs. Lipscomb urged that the Club have one regular Educational rally day each year, & all money made on that day be used for educational purposes -- ]

[handwritten text: Resolutions of regret were read by the Sec. [Secretary] at the loss to the Club, by the removal from our midst of Miss Parish, one of our most valued members -- Mrs. Hoke moved & it carried that a petition from this [added text (appears to be different ink): x ] Club be presented to the City Council & the board of Education -- asking that should the County Court House be moved down town, that the

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present grounds be kept for school & park purposes , for all time.]

[handwritten text: The Sec. [Secretary] was ordered to draw up resolutions & present them to these bodies. ]

[handwritten text: The President Mrs. White asked Mrs. Lipscomb to take the Chair & conduct the election of officers for the coming Club year. It was moved & carried that as there were so few present the election of officers should be held up until the coming fall. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs White then gave the Club a most interesting account of the "Great Peace Conference, at Lake Mohawk" The personelle [personnel] of the Conference was one of the most remarkable ever held in this country -- dignitaries from all over the world being present -- Her account was most delightful but what interests this Club most is that our own Dr. White was placed on the Executive Committee of this most important & distinguished body -- After a social half hour over the tea cups the Club reluctantly adjourned until the coming fall -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke sec. [secretary] ]



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Whereas: -- By reason of the severance of her official connection with the State Normal School/ Miss Celeste Parrish may find it necessary to remove from this community and thereby cease to be an active member of the Athens Woman's Club;

Therefore, Be it Resolved: --

1 -- That the Athens Woman's Club views with profound regret the prospective loss of one of its most highly esteemed, [deleted text (overstrike): most effici ] efficient and [deleted text (overstrike): most ] valuable members.

2 -- That the Club hereby records its high esteem of the lo [deleted text (overstrike): g ] [added text: f ] ty character and the superb intellectual qualities of Miss Parish, its grateful appreciation of the self-scarificing [self-sacrificing] zeal, the wise manner and the great success with which she has engaged, to a [deleted text (overstrike): larger ] degree, [deleted text (overstrike): perhaps, than any other member ], in the activities of the Club, and particlarly [particularly] those connected with its educational work, and its great admiration of her personality, her brilliant acheivements [achievements] and her untiring and successful efforts in the service of the women and children of the State.

3 -- That the Club extends to Miss Parish an assurance of the confidence, the respect and the abiding affection of its members.

4 -- That these resolutions be published in the Athens papers and a copy be se [added text: n ] [deleted text (overstrike): b ] t by the Secretary to Miss Parish.



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[handwritten text: October 16th 1911 -- ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: A Called Meeting of the Athens Woman's Club, Monday afternoon at the home of the Pres. [President] Mrs. H. C. White was for the purpose of electing delegates to the annual meeting, of the State Federation, to be held at Bainbridge, in November-- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke was appointed delegate & Miss Lucy Linton alternate -- Mrs. White & Mrs. Lipscomb as State officers will both attend. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Patsman Principle [Principal] of the East Athens School was present & requested that the $3 00 a month which has been paid to this school be continued for the coming year. She states that these Mothers meetings have been of more help to her in every way than any one factor in her work -- The Club voted to continue this contribution of $3 00 per month. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White then introduced Mrs. Julian, the Settlement worker for the West Athens Section, who gave an interesting account of her work. she asked for help in furnishing the model home which has been established there & many articles were contributed -- Mrs. Lipscomb then introduced Miss Folkes, a native of Louisvill [Louisville] Ky. [Kentucky] who is a graduate of Columbia College N. Y. [New York] -- Miss Folkes [added text (appears to be different ink): x ] is the recently elected Princeple [Principal] of the Tallulah Falls school, & the federation is delighted at securing this talented & highly accomplished woman for the head of this school. -- Finances were then

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discussed & it was decided to hold some kind of an entertainment in the near future, for the purpose of raising money to carry on our work. At the conclusion of the business delicious apollanarian [apollinarian] tea & cakes were served -- ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: Mrs J Z Hoke Sec. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: October 23rd 1911. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the A.W.C. was held in the home of the Pres [President] Mrs. White on Oct [October] 23rd at four oclock ]

[handwritten text: Sec. [Secretary's] report read & approved -- ]

[handwritten text: Treas [Treasurer] reported .83 c [cents] in the treasury -- Pres. [President] Mrs. White gave cost's & skedule [schedule] of trip to Bainbridge to the meeting of the State Federation-- Note read from Mr. Conway stating that the best he could do would be 33 1/3 off on the price of telephone for Mrs. Julian at the West Athens model home, which has been made possible by the help of Mr. Libbetts & the So. [Southern] Manufacturing Co. [Company] ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb was then appointed Chairman of a committee to elect officers for the coming year, committee to be selected & report at next meeting. It was thought a good idea to hold a skating carnival for the purpose of raising money for the use of the Club. after the business was over Miss Natalie Bocock entertained the Club with a beautiful rendition from Mendelshon [Mendelssohn] -- Mrs. Ora Hart Aver then gave Kiplings L'Envoy-- & was vociferously applauded until

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she responded with "See'in things at night" -- Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Ashford & Mrs. Smith of the Watkinsville Club were then introduced & Mrs. Asheford [deleted text (overstrike): then ] the Pres [President] of that Club then told of the work of the Women of Watkinsville along the lines of Library Civic improvement & many other lines -- Mrs. Asheford is a magnetic woman & a delightful speaker & her talk was most instructive & inspiring, & it will be well if our clubs visit each other more often than they have been doing in the past -- After adjournment a delightful social half hour was spent, & it was a delight to every member present to have these visitors with us -- ]

[handwritten text: Very Respectfully ]

[handwritten text: Mrs J Z Hoke Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: November 25th 1911. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club met with the Pres. [President] Mrs. White on Saturday afternoon at four o'clock. Sec. [Secretary's] report read and approved. Treas. [Treasurer] sent report and stated that she had been called out of town on account of illness in the family. Mrs. White read a letter from Miss Julia Pauline Leavins asking for a date to deliver a lecture. It was suggested that she be communicated with and try to arrange for an evening here. Miss Creswell being absent Mrs. White & Mrs. Lipscomb consented to tell the Club of the meeting in Bainbridge. Mrs. White then vacated the chair and Mrs. Lipscomb came forward and expressed the great regrets of the Club at the forced resignation of Mrs. White. The members of the Club then gave a rising vote of appreciation to their retiring president whom they all loved and respected. Mrs. Lipscomb was chairman of the nominating committee and had Mrs. Bocock to read the following report -- ]

[handwritten text: For President, Mrs. A. O. Harper.

" [For] Vice " [President] " [Mrs.] J. E. Talmadge Jr.
Recording Sec. [Secretary] " [Mrs.] Dan Du Pree.
Treasurer " [Mrs.] Fitzgerald Green.
]

[handwritten text: These names were read and the committee stated through Mrs. Lipscomb that any member was at liberty to bring forward any other nominations. As none were brought forward the above were unanimously

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elected. Mrs. White then came forward and gave a delightful account of the meeting at Bainbridge. She also [added text (appears to be different ink): x ] reminded us that we had pledged $50.00 for the Tallulah School and $25.00 for the Emily Park Memorial. Mrs. Harper then gave $5.00 for the Memorial fund. Mrs. Conway then gave a report of $20.73 which had been spent in the West Athens district. Mrs. Harper came forward and took the Presidents chair at the request of Mrs. White. The following new names were suggested for membership -- Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Will Steedman, Mrs. Griffeth, and Miss Nute. They were unanimously elected and welcomed. Mrs. Lipscomb gave a little talk on some very impressive things gathered from the meeting at Bainbridge. It was suggested that Dr. White and Mrs. Lipscomb, at some early date give us their lectures on the Peace Movement. Later it was decided to have Mrs. Lipscomb give us her address at the next meeting of the Woman's Club. The meeting in December was to be held at the home of the new Pres. [President] Mrs. A. O. Harper. During the winter months the meetings will be held at 3:30 instead of four on account of the short afternoons. There being no other business the meeting adjourned. A half hour was then pleasantly spent over the tea cups. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Dan Du Pree.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: December 25th 1911. ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: There was no meeting of the Woman's Club during December on account of the Christmas ho [deleted text (overstrike): l ] lidays interfering with the regular time for meeting. A meeting will be held in January. ]

[handwritten text: Resp. [Respectfully] ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Dan DuPree.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text:

Membership of Athens Woman's Club
Mrs Jno T Anderson. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Fred Ausland. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Ora Hart Avery. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] A G Anderson [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): E. J. Bondurant ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
Mrs Bocock [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Beacham [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Preston Brooks [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Bond [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] G A Booth [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] F L Bartow [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p. ]
" [Mrs] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): E C Branson ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): C H Brand ]. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Barnett [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
Miss Annie Camak [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
Miss Creswell [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
Mrs Elmer Crawford [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] J. Y. Carithers [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] H C. Conway [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] E A. Crawford [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
[deleted text (overstrike): Miss Lizzy Carithers ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
Mrs Chamberlain [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] G. L. Crane [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
Mrs A W. Dozier [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Jno Darwin [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Dan Dupree. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [ Mrs] W H Davis. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] E H. Dorsey [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] R B Dixon [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
Miss Damon. 
Mrs. D. L. Earnest [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]

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[handwritten text:
[deleted text (overstrike): Standing Committees -- ]
Mrs Dr Fullilove [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Allen Fleming [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Walter Forbes [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] T. F. Green [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] Gwin [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): C B ] Griffith [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): J H Griffith ] [deleted text (overstrike): a ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] Geo Hodgson [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] J. F. Hart [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] W B Hill [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
Miss Parma Hill. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Miss] Roberta Hodgson. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
Mrs J. J. Hoke [deleted text (overstrike): a ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] J C Hutchins [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] E. R. Hodgson. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] E R Hodgson Jr [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Rosa Hull [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
[deleted text (overstrike): " [Mrs] A O. Harper ] [deleted text (overstrike): [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ] ]
" [Mrs] Walter Jones 
" [Mrs] Frank Jackson 
" [Mrs] Julian 
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mc ]  
" [Mrs] M A. Lipscomb [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] Cobb Lampkin [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] Frank Lipscomb [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] J W Lynch [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
Miss Lucy Linton [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Miss] Mary Lyndon [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]

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" [Miss] J H McPherson [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Miss] [deleted text (overstrike): Lizzie ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Miss] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): McWhorter ] ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Miss] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): John Morris ] ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
Mrs Madison Nicholson [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
[deleted text (overstrike): " [Mrs] Nolan ] [deleted text (overstrike): [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ] ]
" [Mrs] T E. Nate [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P. ]
" [Mrs] [deleted text (overstrike): Will Steadman ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ]
" [Mrs] F J. Orr [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
Miss Annie Patman [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
Mrs A S. Parker [deleted text (overstrike): x ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): p ]
" [Mrs] W J. Peeples [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): B. Phinizy ] ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): C. Phinizy ] ]  
Mrs Hugh Rowe [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
" [Mrs] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): A O ] Roberts [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
Miss Redd [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
Miss Lucy Stanton [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ]
Mrs Chas Strahn 
" [Mrs] Groves Stephenson [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ]
" [Mrs] Sanford [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
" [Mrs] Chas Snellings 
" [Mrs] Francis Long Taylor. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ]
" [Mrs] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Scudder ]  
" [Mrs] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Strickland ]  
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Miss Sprout ]  
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs. J S. Stewart ]  

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[handwritten text:
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] Fulton Varner ] [deleted text (overstrike): x ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ]
Mrs H C. White. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ]
" [Mrs] Joseph Webb [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]
" [Mrs] J J. Wilkins [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ]
" [Mrs] M. W. Welch [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): x ]
" [Mrs] J J. Woofter [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ]
" [Mrs] Henry West [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ]
Miss Mary Wilkins [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ]
Miss Ida Young [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): a ]

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[handwritten text:
Letters and Art -- Membership Roll
Mrs H. C. Whitex
Mrs. E A Crawfordx
Miss D. McPherson 
Mrs [deleted text (overstrike): A H ] Paul Pavesich 
Mrs J. P. Campbellx
Mrs R. E. [deleted text (overstrike): Park Jr ] [deleted text (overstrike): x ] [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): [unclear text: work ] ]
Mrs J Z Hoke 
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): J. F. ] [added text (appears to be different ink): Hart ] -- 
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Wm K. Long ] x
[deleted text (erasure): Mrs E. J. Watt ] x
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Ed. Dorsey. ]  
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Miss L. Blackshear ] --

Officers Woman's Club.

President Mrs A. O. Harper.
V [Vice] President " [Mrs] John E. Talmadge
Secty Rec [Secretary Recording] Mrs Dan Dupree
Treasurer Mrs T. F. Green.
]

[handwritten text: Committees ]

[handwritten text: Programme [Program] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): & entertainment ] ]

[handwritten text: Educational Committee& Tallulah Falls Circle [added text: & [deleted text (overstrike): Infirmary ] ] Mrs M A Lipscomb, chairman Mrs T F Green, Mrs H C White. Mrs F L Bartow. Mrs W B Hill. Mrs Jno E Talmadge Miss R D Muir. Mrs McGill. Mrs Jos Webb, Mrs. E R Hodgson. Mrs F Lipscomb Mrs Jno Darwin. [deleted text (overstrike): Mrs Bocock. ] Miss Cresswell. Mrs Welch. Mrs Snellings -- Mrs West. Woofter. Sanford. ]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Infirmary T J Woofter Snellings Welch Linton ] ]

[handwritten text: Civics [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Sandford Darwin ] ]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink): Legislation Committee ] & ]

[handwritten text: Compulsory school attendance, Mrs M L Troutman. Mrs Hugh Rowe. Mrs. Geo Booth ]

[handwritten text: [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Public Health ] ]



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[handwritten text:

Current Topics -- Membership Roll
Mrs [deleted text (overstrike): W. B. ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): H C ] Conway  [ Note: checkmark ]  
Mrs W. B. Hillx [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[deleted text (overstrike): Mrs G. F. Willis ]    
Mrs J. L. Arnold   [ Note: checkmark ]
Mrs W. H. Davisx [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[deleted text (overstrike): Mrs. W. P. Briggs ]    
[deleted text (overstrike): Mrs W. F. Dursey ]    
[deleted text (overstrike): Mrs Billups Phinizy ] x  [ Note: checkmark ]
Mrs C. B. Griffithx [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
Mrs Eula B. Smithx [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[deleted text (overstrike): Miss Laura Blackshear ] x  
Miss Parma Hillx [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
Miss Rosa Woodberryx  [ Note: checkmark ]
Mrs J. C. Hutchinsx [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
Mrs W. J. Peeples.x [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Lovejoy ] x [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Lily Moss ] x [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Miss Buttel ] x  [ Note: checkmark ]
[deleted text (overstrike): [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs Benedict ] ]    
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs C. H. Brand ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[deleted text (overstrike): [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs E. J. Bondurant ] ]    
[deleted text (overstrike): [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs Aufe Moss ] ].    
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs H. Tuck ]    [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Sanford ].   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs John E. Talmadge ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs. Shilla Carter ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs August Carter ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[deleted text (overstrike): [added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Strickland ] ]   [ Note: checkmark ]  
Mrs [unclear text: Willingham ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Merriweather ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs J. T. Anderson ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Miss Jessie [unclear text: Hokins ] ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Miss Gus Nicholson ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Haselton ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Barnett ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Lovejoy ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Miss Anna Camak ]   [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]

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[handwritten text:
Shakespeare -- Membership Roll
Mrs E. F. Willisx  
Mrs E A Crawfordx  [ Note: checkmark ]
Miss McPhersonx  [ Note: checkmark ]
Mrs John S. Tysonx  
Mrs [deleted text (overstrike): A H. ] [added text (appears to be different ink): Paul ] Pavesichx  [ Note: checkmark ]
Mrs C. B. Griffithx  [ Note: checkmark ]
Miss Laura Blackshear   
[deleted text (overstrike): Mrs J. R Campbell ] x  
Mrs J. Z. Hokex  [ Note: checkmark ]
Mrs M. A. Lipscombx  [ Note: checkmark ]
Mrs J. C. Hutchinsx  [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs B. Phinizy ] x [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs H C. White ] x  
[added text (appears to be different ink): Miss Buttel ] x  
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs Hart ] x [ Note: checkmark ] [ Note: checkmark ]
[deleted text (overstrike): [added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Hull ] ] x [ Note: checkmark ]  
[deleted text (overstrike): [added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs [unclear text: Morrison ] ] ] x [ Note: checkmark ]  
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs W. J. Peeples ].    [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): Mrs Watt ]    [ Note: checkmark ]
[added text (appears to be different ink): " [Mrs] Stewart ]    [ Note: checkmark ]

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[handwritten text: Local Finance. Mrs Peeples, Mrs C Miller ]

[handwritten text: Kindergarten Mrs Conway. Mrs H E. Martin. ]

[handwritten text: Gift scholarship & Students aid. Mrs E H Dorsey chairman. Mrs Gwin. Mrs Lynch. Miss Wilkins. Mrs Elmer Crawford. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Miss Roberta ] ]

[handwritten text: Library. Mrs E R Crawford. C. B. Griffith. Mrs Strahn, Miss Frierson. Mrs Forbes. Mrs F J Orr. Miss Morris. Miss Stanton ]

[handwritten text: Philanthropic, all local aid work. Mrs A S Parker, chairman. Mrs J J Wilkins Mrs Graves Stevenson. Miss Lucy Linton. Lily Moss. ]

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[handwritten text: Fine Arts -- Membership Roll

Mrs S. C. Benedict x
Mrs E. A. Crawford x
Mrs John S. Tyson x
Miss Laura Blackshear x
Miss Parma Hill x
Miss Woodberry x
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Miss McPherson ] x
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs Lipscomb ] x
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs B. Phinizy ] x
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs H. C. White ] x
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs Paul Pavesich ] x

[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Are these members? ]

[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs. Albin [deleted text (overstrike): Dearing ] ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] Frank [deleted text (overstrike): Dearing ] ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] Homer Nicholson ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): Fort ] ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] Chas. [deleted text (overstrike): Brand ] ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] Alice [deleted text (overstrike): Adams ] ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] Daisy [deleted text (overstrike): Lyle ] ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] Margaret Welsh [ Note: checkmark ] ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] Parker [ Note: checkmark ] ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] Rhodes [ Note: checkmark ] ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Mrs.] Archer N. N. [ Note: checkmark ] ]
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[handwritten text: Mrs. H. C. White
Mrs. Walter Hill
Mrs. Peeples
Miss Woodberry
" [Miss] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): P ] Hill
Mrs. Euler B. Smith
Mrs. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): H C ] Conway
Mrs. Pavesich
Mrs. E. A Dorsey
Mrs. Ausland
Mrs. Strickland
Mrs. W. H. Davis
Mrs. Archer
Mrs. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Prof [Professor] ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): A H ] Rhodes
Mrs. [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): M ] Stovall
Mrs Billups Phinizy
Mrs. C. B. Griffith
Mrs. Rosa Hull
Miss " " [Rosa Hull]
Mrs. Hart
Miss Lucy Linton
Mrs. C. H. Brand
Miss Watt
" [Miss] [added text (appears to be different ink): L. ] Moss
" [Miss] Buttel
" [Miss] M. Frierson
" [Miss] S. " " [Frierson]
Mrs. D. P. Haselton
Mrs. Barnett
Mrs. Stevenson
Mrs. [unclear text: Hoyle ]
Miss Camak
Mrs. Lipscomb
Miss H. Brumby
Mrs. J. C. Hutchins
Mrs. E. A. Crawford
Mrs. Beacham
Miss Sprout
" [Miss] Crawford
" [Miss] Hopkins
Mrs. Alice Arnold
Mrs. Welch
Miss Pa [added text (appears to be different ink): r ] rish
Mrs. J. S. Stewart
Mrs. Gus Nicholson
Miss Lucy Davis
Mrs. John Anderson
Mrs. Joe Webb
Mrs. Woofter
Mrs. Sanford
Mrs. John Talmadge Jr.
Mrs. A. S. Parker
Mrs. Nolan
Mrs. Merriwether
Misses Shepperson
Mrs. Darwin


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[deleted text (overstrike): Mrs. Simon Michael ]
[deleted text (overstrike): Mrs. M. Michael ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs. Sanford ]
Mis [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): s ] [deleted text (overstrike): Grouse ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Rouse ] [added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs Stevenson ]
Mrs. E. A. Hodson
Mrs. Fairman
Miss Lula Mundy
Members = 63
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): " [Miss] F. Phinizy 6 ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs McCall ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Miss Lottie Smith ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Miss Anne Wesley ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs J. W. Johnson ]
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs West -- ]


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Mrs Scudder
" [Mrs] Bocock
" [Mrs] John Morris
Miss McPherson
" [Miss] Hodgson
Mrs [unclear text: Goss ] " [Mrs] Strickland
" [Mrs] H. C. White
" [Mrs] McNeal
" [Mrs] A. H. Hodgson
" [Mrs] Clovis Talmadge
" [Mrs] Billups Phinizy
Miss Norma Strickland
" [Miss] Camilla McWhorter
Mrs. Branson
" [Mrs.] Rob Hodgson
" [Mrs.] Darwin


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Mrs J. W. Morton
Miss Nancy Benedict
" [Miss] Isabel Fleming
" [Miss] Louise Morris
" [Miss] Agnes Goss
" [Miss] Annie Crawford
" [Miss] June Lyndon
Mrs Wm Fleming
" [Mrs] Chas. Mell
" [Mrs] J. F Hart
" [Mrs] Roy Hart
Miss Marie Lustrat
" [Miss] Emily Upson
" [Miss] Esther " [Upson]
" [Miss] Seney " [Upson]


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Miss Nellie Sprout
" [Miss] Elsa Buttel
" [Miss] Annie Carlton
" [Miss] Jennie Smith
Mrs. Chas. Strahan
" [Mrs.] Chas Snelling
" [Mrs.] F. Phinizy
" [Mrs.] J. C. Bloomfield
Miss Sally Harris
" [Miss] Mary Erwin
" [Miss] Hattie Brumby
Mrs Gus Nicholson
Mrs S. C. Upson Jr.
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs Haselton ],
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs Lamkin ].
[added text (appears to be different ink and hand): Mrs Davenport ].
]



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[handwritten text: The Athens Womans club began the new year May 4th Mon [Monday] 1903 with a membership of 45 -- now has 75 paying members. ]

[handwritten text:

There was a deposit of$13.68
Dues collected for 1904 =41.00
Collected in various ways =33.05
 $87.73
Contributions during yr. [year] 189.53
 $277.26
Deposited 4th Mon [Monday] May 1903 
So 1904 =$256.33
Expended and not dep [deposited] =20.93
 $277.26

]

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[handwritten text: Disbursements defraying expenses of Kindergarten teacher to and from school. ]

[handwritten text: Salary to teacher and taxes to state and gen [general] fee -- $277.26 ]

[handwritten text: Respect --
Mrs. Peeples
Treas. [Treasurer] ]



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[handwritten text: Balance in bank $10.38 ]

[handwritten text: Since my report made in Nov. [November] have collected in dues [deleted text (overstrike): and donations $47.25 -- About $42.00 of this amt [amount] has been given to carry on Kindergarten work. In looking over the years work I find this has probably been the most prosperous year since the organization of the club ] -- ]



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[handwritten text: Report of Treas [Treasurer] -- of Woman's club -- for year ending Jan 1903. ]

[handwritten text: The following amounts in dues and donations were collected and deposited. ]

[handwritten text:

Jan. [January] =$17.23
Feb. [February] =10.00
Mch. [March] =12.35
Apr. [April] =6.00
July =11.00
Nov. [November] =11.00
Jan. [January] [added text: 1903 ] =6.00
" [Jan. [January] ] = 4.00
" [Jan. [January] ] =16.50
 $93.08

]

[handwritten text: Owing to the Kinder garten [Kindergarten] work the expenditures are unusually large. The following

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amts [amounts] have been paid. ]

[handwritten text:

Jan [January] 1902To stamps =.98
" " [January 1902] " [To] ledger =.67
Mar. [March] " [1902] " [To] Miss McPherson =1.00
" " [March 1902] " [To] National Fed [Federation] dues =5.10
June " [1902] Mrs. White Kin [Kindergarten] =3.60
July " [1902] Miss McKenna =$25.00
Aug. [August] " [1902] " " [Miss McKenna] =25.00
Oct. [October] " [1902] State Fed. [Federation] dues =3.00
Nov. [November] " [1902] Miss M. Carltan =1.25
Dec [December] " [1902] McGregor =3.45
" " [December 1902] Webb & Craw =.30
" " [December 1902] Dorsey & F. =1.00
" " [December 1902] Miss Carltan =15.00
Jan [January] 24 -- " " [Miss Carltan] =15.00
  $100.35

]

[handwritten text: You will see we have paid out $100.35 and only dep [deposited] -- $93.08 = a difference of $7.77 = This was caused by an expense of some

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kind coming up -- before the money was dep [deposited] -- $5.00 sent to Fed. [Federation] and the fed. [federation] dues in fall being sent as soon as collected. ]

[handwritten text: Donations to Woman's Club for Kindergarten work. ]

[handwritten text: Current Topic Sec. [Section] through

Miss Woodberry =$10.00
Mrs. A. L. Phinizy through Mrs Crawford=10.00
Mrs. Welch through Mrs. White10.00
Mrs Edwards" " " [through Mrs. White] 2.50
Mrs Lipscomb" " [through Mrs. White] & Woodberry10.00
Mrs. White" " [through Miss Woodberry] 10.00
 $52.50

]

[handwritten text: To sum it up $89.60 has been spent to date on Kindergarten work. ]

[handwritten text: State and National Federation dues $8.10 = total $97.70 ]



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[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met Monday afternoon March [blank] at the Villa, Mrs. Lipscomb presiding. ]

[handwritten text: The motion was made -- & unanimously carried -- to send a note to our president expressing the sympathy of the club for her in her illness & in her recent bereavement. ]

[handwritten text: Reports were made by the treasurer, and by the committee having in charge the work of the Colored Children's Home. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Luke Johnson, Miss

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Parrish & Miss Lollie Smith were appointed to represent the club at the National Child Labor Convention which was held in Atlanta. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Smith told of the meeting of the Mothers Clubs of the state [deleted text (overstrike): to be ] which will occur in Athens in May-- bespeaking the interest of the club in the meetings. ]

[handwritten text: The Chairman of the Crawford Long Monument Com. [Committee] reported that 2494 letters were ready to be mailed to the physicians of the state, one -- the form being read before the club. ]



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[handwritten text: After the business of the club had been disposed of, delicious refreshments were served, after which there was an interesting exhibition of the water color paintings of Mr. Lewis. ]

[handwritten text: The meeting then adjourned to meet [added text: again ] April 28. ]



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[handwritten text:

Report for year 1903 from Jan [January] 13th to 4th Monday in May .
Deposited during year =$118.08
Disbursements104.40
 $13.68
Balance in bank =$13.68

-- Receipts --
Dues rec'd [received] during the [added text: yr. [year] ] included in the $118.08 =$26.00
Back dues " " " [during the year] =22.25
Donations to the work =69.83
 $118.08

]

[handwritten text: Disbursments [Disbursements]
Out of this amt [amount] $118.08 we have paid to Kinder garten [Kindergarten] ]



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[handwritten text:

teacher =$75.00
Expenses for the work =23.50
Fed. [Federation] dues5.90
 $104.40

The following have contributed during the year --
Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb =$10.00
Mrs C. B. Griffeth and Mrs Nicholson =7.50
Miss Lillie Moss = =5.00
Mrs Crawford = =$2.98
Mr. Fred Orr = =.50
Mrs [unclear text: Cain ] = =1.00
Mrs. W. H. Young = =1.00
Miss Esther [unclear text: Upon ] =1.00
Chas H. Phinizy Jr. =5.00
Miss Annie Camak5.00
 38.98



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Mr. Brightwell =.50
Mrs Crawford =.25
Mrs Katie Thomas =.60
Contribution to egg hunt =3.30
Mr Frank Lipscomb =10.00
Unknown friend =5.00
Judge Cobb =1.00
Miss M. Rutherford =10.00
Special to egg hunt =.20
 $69.83

]

[handwritten text:

The money expended in Kinder garten [Kindergarten] work since last June--
from June to December =$74.60 --
Jan [January] to May =75.00
Expenses for the work23.50
 $173.10

Of this amt [amount] $74.60 from

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June to Dec [December] -- $32.50 were donations and the balance dues $173.10 expended on Kindergarten work for year = [added text: June ] 1902 -- to 1903 =
Last Fall -- contributions
Current Topic Sec [Section] =$10.00
Mrs H. C. White =10.00
Mrs. M. Welch =10.00
Mrs Edwards =2.50
 $32.50

]

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[handwritten text: Calhoun Jan. [January] 11. 1912. ]

[handwritten text: My dear Mrs. Harper. ]

[handwritten text: I have recently been given the State chairmanship of Civics and I write to ask that you will serve with me in this splendid department of work. You could be of

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invaluable assistance to me and are no doubt better gifted for the chairmanship than I since I have experience only of a local nature. ]

[handwritten text: Please Mrs. Harper consider my request

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favorably and write me at once saying you will help me. ]

[handwritten text: Cordially yours,
Flora McDaniel Pitts
( Mrs. Logan R)
State Chair. [Chairman] Civics. ]



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[handwritten text: Keep this and we will show our club at next meeting what we have done during year 1911-- ]



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[handwritten text:

For the year 1911 -- we have
collected in dues =$85.00
Proceeds from Alice in Wonderland =70.00
Wesson Oil Demonstration130.00
Sale of Badges =30.00
Donations for board of visitors =35.00
Postal sale =7.00
In various ways =55.00
 412.00

]

[handwritten text: This is about what has been taken in -- Look inside for expenditures ]



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[handwritten text:

For Fed [Federation] expenses in printing circular letters -- stamps etc [et cetera] about =$25.00
Serving Federation lunch =200.00
Pledge to Tallulah School =50.00
" [Pledge to] Students Aid =10.00
" [Pledge to] Cass Station =10.00
They said we were first to redeem the pledge 
flowers for federation =10.00
Mothers Club in East Athens =25.00
Aid to West Athens school =20.00
Board of Convention Visitors =35.00
To the Model Home =25.00
TallulahMrs LipscombTreas [Treasurer] $410.00
Paid 1912State Fed [Federation] dues3.00
 $413.00

]

[handwritten text: We have expended about this sum -- but pray dont tell them we have now 83 cts [cents] in bank --]

[handwritten text: Really Mrs Hoke this is a pretty good showing for such a small club dont you think so -- Mine are plain figures you must add the fancy stroke Mrs Peeples Treas [Treasurer] ]



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[handwritten text: Report of Woman's Club for months April and May -- ]

[handwritten text: At beginning of mo. [month] we had a deposit of $8.03. ]

[handwritten text: The Easter egg hunt receipts were $9.65 --
Total $17.68 ]

[handwritten text: Of that amt [amount] these were special contributions --

Miss Annie Camak =$5.00
Mr. Brightwell =.50
Mrs Katie Thomas =.60
Mrs. Crawford =.25
 $6.35
Gate receipts =3.30
 $9.65

]

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[handwritten text: Donations to Kindergarten work during the two months

Mr. Lipscomb =$10.00
Chas. H. Phinizy Jr. =5.00
A friend =5.00
Judge Howell Cobb =1.00
Miss Millie Rutherford =10.00
 $31.00
Dues collected =1.00
Previous amt [amount] =17.68
 $49.68

]

[handwritten text: Expenses ]

[handwritten text: Two months salary to Miss Carltan = $30.00. ]

[handwritten text: $6.00 turned over to Miss Carltan for current expenses ]

[handwritten text: Leaving a balance to our credit of $13.68 ]



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[handwritten text: The [deleted text (overstrike): se ] following articles were donated to the Easter egg hunt -- Talmadge Bros. [Brothers] 1 large basket of cakes.
Mrs. Billups Phinizy 2. gal's [gallons] of ice cream
Mr. McGregor = books and paper for the children
Mr. Flannigan street car [added text: [ Note: checkmark ] ] to and from the hunt.
Eggs -- from members of Womans club.
]

[handwritten text: Ida Brand Peeples
Treas. [Treasurer] ]



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[handwritten text:

Miss Woodberry =$1.00
Mrs Peeples1.00
Miss Duiando1.00
Mrs. Hoke1.00
Miss Lucy Linton1.00
Mrs Stevenson1.00
Mrs Lovejoy1.00
Mrs A. Farrell1.00
Miss Hopkins1.00
Mrs Hart1.00
Mr. Hart1.00
Mrs Stovall1.00
Miss Parish1.00
Miss Gath1.00
 189.33

]

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[handwritten text:

Expended on Kindergarten salary =$211.85
State and Gen Fed. [General Federation] dues9.50
Broach to clubs3.00
honor graduate6.00
Xmas [Christmas] tree [added text: 223.35 ]
Paying tallyho3.00 --

]

[handwritten text: The balance paid out in small amts [amounts] for Kinder garten [Kindergarten] work -- Only gave large amts [amounts] expended ]

[handwritten text: We have had a very successful business year and a very delightful social yr. [year] Having had charming lectures from [added text: Mrs Roberts ] Miss SosnoskiMiss Parish Davis and Dr. Hopkins -- Mrs Jackson

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and other's -- Mrs Lipscomb has given much pleasure in her Shakespeare evening -- Mrs White entertained us at each of the gen [general] meetings [deleted text (overstrike): and ] current topic section has been beautifully entertained at each meeting. ]

[handwritten text: Quanities [Quantities] of ice cream and cake have been given for different entertainments of [added text: Kindergarten ] children -- so I think it proper just here to move a vote of thanks be given our retiring Pres. [President] for her beautiful and successful work during the year ]



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[handwritten text:

Those giving contributions during yr. [year]
Mrs. H. C. White =$5.00 
" [Mrs.] Lipscomb10.00 
Miss Camak5.00 
Mrs Conway5.00 
Miss McPherson1.00 
Miss Davis 1.00 
Mrs C. B. Griffith 4.00 
From Club 2.50 [ Note: checkmark with overstrike ]
Kings daughters8.50 [ Note: checkmark with overstrike ]
From club 1.84 [ Note: checkmark with overstrike ]
Lecturer3.25 [ Note: checkmark with overstrike ]
Egg hunt3.00 [ Note: checkmark ]
Miss Ora Hart 70.30 
Sample party50.04 [ Note: checkmark ]
Mrs Crawford 2.00 
Mrs Young 2.00 
Mrs Barnett1.00 

]

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[View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Club met at the home of the President October the twenty-sixth. [added text: and thirty members were present. ] ]

[handwritten text: The reports of the secretary and treasurer were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs White announced that [added text: after paying all expenses, ] she was ready to turn over to the treasurer 101.50, the proceeds of the Living picture entertainment given by the Club [added text: on the evening ] October the twenty-third. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer was instructed to send $50 to [deleted text (overstrike): the ] Mrs. Desmukes for the Tallulah Falls School and $3 for [added text: the dues ] the Athens Woman's Club ]



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[handwritten text: The president brought before the club for consideration, the advisability of having a program committee and a year book. After a brief discussion, a motion was put [added text: and carried ] that such work be undertaken and the [added text: following ] committee [added text: was ] appointed: Mrs. Dorsey, chairman, Miss Louise Morris, Miss Lucy Linton. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Roberta Hodgson was appointed chairman of a committee to be selected by herself, to send an expression of thanks to Prof. [Professor] [unclear text: Stanage ] and

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the Normal school orchestra, also to the young men who so materially helped to make the [added text: Club's ] entertainment a success, and to have this resolution published in the Banner. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White announced that Miss Louise DuBose had sent a number of tickets for the series of concerts, which she had arranged to be given in Athens this winter, offering to the Club ten per cent [percent] of the proceeds of all tickets sold by club women. ]

[handwritten text: After a few minutes chat over the tea cups, Miss

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Callie Szosnoski gave a charming talk on Florence, and the meeting was adjourned.

Mrs. White
Mrs Hart
Mrs Strahan
Mrs. Madison Nicholson
Mrs. Earnest
Mrs. Welch
Mrs. Mure
Miss Roberta Hodgson
Mrs. Sanford
Mrs. Dorsey
Mrs. Woofter
Mrs Webb
Miss Louise Morris
Mrs. Black
Mrs. Lipscomb
Mrs. Wilkens
Mrs. Hugh Rowe
Mrs. Goss
Mrs. Strickland
Miss Sarah Moss
Miss Lily Moss
Miss Stanley
Miss Lucy Linton
Miss Parrish
Mrs. Davis
Mrs. Beauchamp
Mrs. Capps
Mrs W. B. Hill
Mrs. Stephenson
Miss Lucy Stanton
]

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[printed text: MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION MEETS IN SAVANNAH ]

[printed text: Savannah, Ga. [Georgia], February 11. -- (Special.) -- Topics bearing on the educational missionary work in the mountain districts of Georgia were discussed at considerable length at the annual meeting of the State Association for the Education of Georgia Mountaineers, held in St. John's Parish hall yesterday. ]

[printed text: The meeting, which was largely attended, was one of the most enthusiastic and interesting held during the four years' existence of the association. A discussion of plans for the distribution of the money now in the treasury of the association took up some time, it finally being decided to wait until after the whist tournament, which is to be held February 7 to raise funds for the association work, before a distribution is made. ]

[printed text: All of the reports of the officers showed that the last year was the most successful since the association was organized. The treasurer, Mrs. Otis Ashmore, made an especially interesting report, which showed that a substantial sum is now in the treasury waiting to be distributed. The prospects are good for realizing a considerable sum from the whist tournament. The president, Mrs. S. B. C. Morgan, told of the work of the association during the year, and suggested that even better work be done the coming year. ]

[printed text: The object of the State Association for the Education of Georgia Mountaineers is indicated by the name. Besides the awarding of scholarships to deserving mountain children and the donation of money to institutions engaged in the education of the mountaineers' children, the association is doing a great work in a variety of other ways. The association stands, it was explained, for the uplift through education of the mountaineers of Georgia. The striking need of education for the young mountaineers is being felt more and more, it was pointed out. ]

[printed text: The election resulted in several changes. Mrs. Morgan, who has been president since the organization, was re-elected over her protest, Mrs. Robert Waller announced that she could not serve any longer as recording secretary, and Miss Mary Ellis was elected to succeed her. Mrs. L. G. Young was elected corresponding secretary to succeed Mrs. Montague Boyd, who declined re-election. ]

[printed text: Following are the officers of the association for the ensuing year: ]

[printed text: President, Mrs. S. B. Morgan. ]

[printed text: Vice Presidents -- Mrs. J. J. Wilder, Mrs. I. P. Mendes, Mrs. F. F. Reese, Mrs. W. L. Wilson, Mrs. J. K. Ottley and Mrs. Frederick Pope. ]

[printed text: Recording Secretary -- Miss Mary Ellis. ]

[printed text: Corresponding Secretary -- Mrs. L. G. Young. ]

[printed text: Treasurer -- Mrs. Otis Ashmore. ]

[printed text: Board of Managers -- Mrs. Raymond Demere, Mrs. R. G. Clark, Mrs. Harvey Granger, Mrs. Henry Levy, Miss Catherine Latham, Mrs. William Garrard, Miss Sadie Anderson, Mrs. C. C. Ely, Miss Fannie Glover, of Marietta; Mrs. T. W. Godfrey, of Covington; Mrs. Edwin Parsons, of New York; Mrs. Charles Huston, of Coatesville, Pa. [Pennsylvania] ; Mrs. H. C. White, of Athens; Mrs. Montague Boyd, Mrs. Robert Waller, Mrs. Frank Arden, Mrs. Anton P. Wright, Mrs. George T. Cann, Miss Abbie Orme, Mrs. J. H. Hunter, Mrs. William Davidson, Mrs. Marie L. Myrick and Mrs. Charles Malone. ]



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[printed text: Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs
Tifton, Georgia.
November Seventh and Eighth
1907.
By Invitation of
Twentieth Century Library Club . ]



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[printed text: Officers of Georgia Federation -- 1906- 1907.

President -- Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Athens.
First Vice-President -- Mrs. Hugh Willet, Atlanta.
Second Vice-President -- Mrs. R. T. Humphrey, West Point.
Recording Secretary -- Mrs. Robert Taylor, Griffin.
Corresponding Secretary -- Miss Rosa Woodberry, Athens.
Treasurer -- Mrs. E. P. Dismukes, Jr., Columbus.
Auditor -- Mrs. Mallory Taylor, Macon.
State Editor -- Mrs. Oscar Peeples, Cartersville.
Directors -- Mrs. B. A. Peeples, Valdosta; Miss Louise M. Nees, Augusta; Mrs. E. B. Heard, Middleton; Mrs. W. P. Pattillo, Atlanta; Mrs. Lewis Brown, Fort Valley.
General Federation Secretary -- Mrs. A. O. Granger.
Directors for Life -- Mrs. J. Lindsay Johnson, Mrs. James Jackson.
]

[printed text: November 7-- Meetings.

Executive Board, 9 A. M., Supt. [Superintendent] 's Office, School Building.
Credential Committee, 9:30 A. M., School Auditorium.
]

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[printed text: Thursday, November 7.
Morning Session -- 10 A. M.

Invocation -- Rev. [Reverend] Henry Miller.
]

[printed text: Addresses of Welcome --

For the Second Congressional District, Judge James M. Griggs.
For the City -- J. L. Herring.
For the Schools -- Prof. [Professor] Jason Scarboro.
For the Twentieth Century Library Club -- Mrs. H. H. Tift.
For the Homes -- Mrs. Nichols Peterson.
Response for the Federation -- Mrs. H. C. White.
Report of Credential Committee.

Report of Officers --

Recording Secretary, Mrs. Robert Taylor.
Corresponding Secretary, Miss Rosa Woodberry
Treasurer, Mrs. E. P. Dismukes, Jr.
Auditor, Mrs. Mallory Taylor.
State Editor, Mrs. Oscar Peeples.
]

[printed text: Unfinished Business. ]

[printed text: Reports of Clubs. ]

[printed text: Afternoon Session -- 2:30 P. M.

Garden and Village Improvement -- Report -- Mrs. W. L. Hines.
Civic Beauty Work in the Clubs of America -- Mrs. Sam D. Jones
]

[printed text: The City Beautiful

Mrs. Henry B. Crawford, Columbus
Mrs. Oscar Peeples, Cartersville
Mrs. Homer V. Jones, Norcross
Miss Emma Perry, Poplar Springs
]

[printed text: Reports of Clubs. ]



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[printed text: Evening Session -- 8 P. M.

"America."
Address of President -- Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb.
Violin Solo -- "Zigeunerweisen" -- Sarasati -- Miss Katherine Tift.
Some Needed Reforms in School Legislation -- Prof. [Professor] T. J. Woofter.
Introduced by Superintendent W. B. Merritt.
"Blest Be the Tie that Binds."
]

[printed text: Friday, November 8.
Morning Session -- 10. A. M.

Invocation -- Rev. [Reverend] E. M. Whiting.
Education -- Report -- Mrs. Robert Emory Park.
Directors for Model Schools, with exhibits for prizes -- Mrs. E. B. Heard, Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Mrs. Lindsay Johnson and Mrs. M. L. Johnson.
Kindgergarten -- Mrs. Nellie Peters Black.
Social Service -- Mrs. A. McD. Wilson.
Club Extension -- Mrs. W. P. Pattillo.
Effects of Child Labor Legislation in Georgia-- Mrs. A. O. Granger, General Federation Secretary for Georgia.
Civil Service Work in G. F. W. C. [Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs] -- Mrs. James Jackson.
The Boston Biennial -- Mrs. Hugh Willet.
Reports of Clubs
]

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[printed text: Afternoon Session -- 2:30 P.M.

Library Report -- Mrs. E. G. McCabe.
School Improvement Work in Georgia -- Mrs. G. A. Alexander.
Some Georgia Hand Crafts with exhibit -- Mrs. Nellie Peters Black
The Problem of Domestic Service -- Mrs. Robert Taylor.
Report of Nominating Committee.
Report of Clubs.
]

[printed text: Evening Session -- 8 P. M.

"Dixie."
Our Forests and How to Save Them -- Enos A. Mills, Government Expert in Forestry, introduced by Prof. [Professor] Alfred Akerman.
Vocal Solo -- I'll Wait for Thee -- Ashford -- Mrs. G. S. Evans.
Violin Obligato by Miss Tift.
The Story of a Mountain School -- Andrew J. Ritchie, of Rabun Gap. (By Request.)
"God Be With You 'Till We Meet Again."
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[printed text: Local Committees.

Federation Badges -- Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Chesnutt, Miss Gray.
To Meet Trains -- Mrs. Banks, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Fish, Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Golden, Mrs. Timmons, Mrs. R. D. Smith.
Entertainment -- Mrs. W. O. Tift, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Golden.
Decoration -- Misses Elma Padrick, Urma Murrow, Carrie Fulwood, Linda Hollingsworth, Mrs. J. J. L. Phillips, Mrs. Keith Carson.
Care of Stage -- Mrs. Lawrence, Mrs. Buck, Mrs. Fish, Mrs. Stewart.
Refreshments -- Mrs. W. O. Tift, Mrs. Vickers, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Mason, Mrs. R. D. Smith.
Finance -- Mrs. Fish, Mrs. Timmons.
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[printed text: Entertainments.

Reception -- November 6-- 9 P. M.
Hotel Myon Parlors.
Tea -- November 7-- 5 P. M.
Residence of Mrs. C. D. Fish.
Lunch -- November 8-- 1 .M. [P. M.]
Residence of Mrs. H. H. Tift.
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[printed text:
[ Note: Daughters of the Confederacy emblem ]
DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY,
GEORGIA DIVISION, ]

[handwritten text: The Laura Rutherford chapter of the Daughter's of the Confederacy invite the visiting Ladies of the "Woman's Federation" to a luncheon given at the home of Mrs Welch on Thursday November the third, at half past one 'o'clock -- ]

[handwritten text: The officers of the Athens Chapter of the Woman's Club are also included in this invitation ]



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[printed text:
[ Note: Daughters of the Confederacy emblem ]
DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY,
GEORGIA DIVISION, ]

[handwritten text: Mrs H C White.
President of the Woman's Club. ]