Document: awc001

Athens Woman's Club minutes, 1899-1911


author: Athens Woman's Club (Athens, Ga.)
extent: 1 v.
date: 1899-1911

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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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