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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[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] ]

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