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: 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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