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: 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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