Document: awc002

Athens Woman's Club minutes, 1912-1920


author: Athens Woman's Club (Athens, Ga.)
extent: 1 v.
date: 1912-1920
summary: This minute book consists of a combination of handwritten entries and newspaper clippings that document the social activities, civil reform efforts, and philanthropic initiatives of the Athens, Georgia-based Athens Woman's Club between the years of 1912 and 1920. 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 and continued engagement in major social reform issues of the Progressive Era, which included the modernization of educational facilities, the improvement of public hygiene facilities and practices, the achievement of equal education and voting opportunities for women. The Athens Woman's Club succeeded in founding the Ella F. White Memorial School in Mountain City, Georgia, raising the endowment capital for the Crawford Long Infirmary, and in campaigning to admit women at the University of Georgia. Also of interest in this collection are materials that establish the Athens Woman's Club's engagement in national political and relief efforts vis-à-vis the First World War, which include participating in the national peace movement, holding Liberty bond drives, adopting French war orphans, forming canning clubs and planting war gardens.
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
Athens (Ga.)--Local history
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
Women in war--Georgia--Athens
World War, 1914-1918--Women
World War, 1914-1918--War work
Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Athens (Ga.)
Clarke County (Ga.)
Minutes
Minute books


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



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[handwritten text: Athens Woman's Club ]



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[handwritten text: Membership of Athens Woman's Club ]

[handwritten text:

Mrs. J. T. Anderson
Prince Ave. [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): Fred Ausland]   
" [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): Ara Hart Avery]
University Place
a
" [Mrs.] D. G. Anderson
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
a
Mrs. [deleted text (overstrike): E. J. Bondurant].
Cobb Street
a
" [Mrs.] Willis Bocock
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] W. D. Beacham
Prince " [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): Preston Brooks]  a
" [Mrs.] G. G. Bond
Dearing street
a
" [Mrs.] G. A. Booth
Prince Avenue
 
" [Mrs.] F. L. Bartow
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): E. C. Branson]
Prince Avenue
 
" [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): C. H. Bran [deleted text (overstrike): d] [added text: t]   
" [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): J. W. Barnett]
Milledge Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] Bickerstaff
" " [Milledge Avenue]
 
T. M. Burns
Meigs st [street]
a
Miss A. Camak
Milledge Ave [Avenue]
a
" [Miss] Creswell
" " [Milledge Avenue]
a
Mrs. Elmer J. Crawford.
Franklin street
a
" [Mrs.] J. Y. Carithers.
Hill street
a
" [Mrs.] H. C. Conway.
Prince Avenue
 
" [Mrs.] E. A. Crawford.
Hill st [street]
a
" [Mrs.] S. J. Chamberlain.
Milledge Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] G. S. Crane.
Prince Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] J. P. Campbell
Milledge Ave [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] Austin Comer
Barber St. [Street]
a
" [Mrs.] J. W. Chipley
Prince Ave. [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] L. M. Coleman  
Mrs. A. W. Dozier
Hill street
a
" [Mrs.] Jno. A. Darwin.
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] Dan DuPree
" " [Milledge Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] W. H. Davis
Prince Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] E. H. Dorsey
Milledge Avenue
a



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Mrs. R. B. Dixon.
Milledge Ave [Avenue]
a
Miss [deleted text (overstrike): Damon]   
Mrs. D. L. Earnest.
Prince Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] Howell Erwin.
Dearing St [Street]
a
Mrs. H. M. Fullilove.
Milledge Ave [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] Allen Fleming
Cobb street.
a
" [Mrs.] Walter Forbes
Cobb street.
 
[deleted text (overstrike): Miss Sarah Frierson]   
Mrs. Louie Funkenstein
Hancock Avenue
 
Mrs. T. F. Green
Milledge Ave [Avenue]
 
" [Mrs.] C. P. Gwin
" " [Milledge Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] C. B. Griffith
Milledge Ave [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] J. H. Griffith.
Hill st [street]
a
Mrs. Geo. Hodgson
Prince Ave [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] J. F. Hart
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
 
" [Mrs.] W. B. Hill
Henderson Ave. [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] J. Z. Hoke.
Hill st [street]
a
" [Mrs.] J. C. Hutchins
Dearing st [street]
a
" [Mrs.] E. R. Hodgson
Prince
a



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Mrs. E. R. Hodgson Jr.
Milledge Avenue
 
" [Mrs.] Rosa Hull
Hill st [street]
a
" [Mrs.] A. O. Harper.
Milledge Avenue
 
Miss Parma Hill.
Henderson Avenue
a
" [Miss] Roberta Hodgson
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
a
Mrs. L. L. Hendren
Prince Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] Morton Hodgson" " [Prince Avenue] a
" [Mrs.] J. W. Hart
[deleted text (overstrike): Lumpkin st [street] ] [added text: Grady Ave [Avenue] ]
 
" [Mrs.] D Yancey Harris.
Prince Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] H. S. Heidler.
Barber St. [Street]
a
" [Mrs.] Clare HeidlerCobb St.a
Mrs. Walter Jones
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] Frank Jackson
' [Milledge Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] Julian a
" [Mrs.] Carlton Jester
Cobb street
a
Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb.
Milledge Ave [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] Cobb Lampkin.
Dougherty Street
a
" [Mrs.] Frank Lipscomb.
Milledge Ave [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] J. W. Lynch.
" " [Milledge Avenue]
a
Miss Lucy Linton.
" " [Milledge Avenue]
a
" [Miss] Mary Lyndon.
Villa Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
a
Mrs Robert Willis Lampkin a
Mrs Hamilton McWhorter.
Cloverhurst Ave. [Avenue]
a
Mrs. J. H. McPhersonMilledge " [Avenue] a
" [Mrs.] Tom McMahan
" " [Milledge Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] McGill
Harris St. [Street]
a
Miss Camilla McWhorter
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
a
Mrs. R. D. Mure
" " [Milledge Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] H. E. Martin
Prince " [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): Constante Miller]
[deleted text (overstrike): Cobb St. [Street] ]
[deleted text (overstrike): a]
" [Mrs.] John Morris
Mell " [Street]
a
Miss Lily Moss
Cobb st [street]
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Miss Louise Morris
Milledge ave [avenue]
a
" [Miss] Sarah Moss
Cobb st [street]
a
Mrs. Lucy L. Mathis
Hill street
a
" [Mrs.] Marvin Maynard
Waddell st. [street]
a
" [Mrs.] Max Michael
Grady Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] H. McHatton
Mell street
a
Mrs. Madison Nicholson
Hull st [street]
a
Miss T. E. Nute
Cobb St [Street]
a
Mrs. F. J. Orr.
Prince Avenue
a
Miss Annie Patman.
Milledge Avenue
 
[deleted text (overstrike): " [Mrs.] Jessie Redd]   
Mrs. A. S. Parker
Prince Ave. [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] W. J. Peeples
Milledge Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] Billups Phinizy
" " [Milledge Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] Charlie Phinizy
" " [Milledge Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] Carroll Proctor.
Franklin st [street]
a
" [Mrs.] Walter Pitner
Prince Avenue
a
Mrs. Hugh Rowe
Prince Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): A.W.] [added text: O. M.] Roberts
Cloverhurst
a
Miss Jessie Redd
Prince " [Avenue]
a
Mrs. Chas. Strahan
Campus
a
" [Mrs.] Graves Stephenson
Franklin st [street]
a
" [Mrs.] S. V. Sandford
Cloverhurst.
a



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Mrs. W. B. Steedman.
Milledge Ave [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] Chas. Snelling.
Hull
a
" [Mrs.] J. J. Strickland.
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
 
" [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): Chas. Scudder].
" " [Milledge Avenue]
 
" [Mrs.] J. S. Stewart.
Campus
a
Miss Lucy Stanton.
Cobb street
a
" [Miss] Nellie Sprout.

Hill street
a
Mrs. F. L. Taylor
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
 
" [Mrs.] Jno. E. Talmadge Jr.
Prince Avenue
 
" [Mrs.] [deleted text (overstrike): M. L. Troutman.]
[deleted text (overstrike): Lumpkin st [street] ]
[deleted text (overstrike): a]
Mrs. Fulton Varner.
Milledge Avenue
a
" [Mrs.] J. Van Straatan.
College Avenue
 
Mrs. [deleted text (overstrike): H. C. White].
[deleted text (overstrike): Milledge Avenue]
[deleted text (overstrike): a]
" [Mrs.] Jos. Webb
Prince Ave. [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] J. J. Wilkins.
Milledge Ave [Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] M. W. Welch.
" " [Milledge Avenue]
a
" [Mrs.] T. J. Woofter
Cloverhurst Ave [Avenue]
 
" [Mrs.] Henry West
Hill street
a
Miss Mary Wilkins
Milledge Ave. [Avenue]
a
Mrs Robert Wilson
Lumpkin st. [street]
a
" [Mrs.] W A. [unclear text: Wasturly].
Boulevard
a
" [Mrs.] W. G. Waters
Grady Ave. [Avenue]
a
Miss Mary Lou Weir a
Miss Ida Young.
Prince avenue
a
Mrs. [deleted text (overstrike): Carl Zirbes]
[deleted text (overstrike): Milledge Ave. [Avenue] ]
a

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[handwritten text: Honorary Membership. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. J. Ritchie, Rabun Gap, Ga. [Georgia]
Miss Callie Sosnowski
Mrs. A. E. Crawford.
Miss Anna Camak
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[handwritten text: Minutes of Athens Woman's Club.
January 22nd 1912 [View the meeting summary].]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Mrs. A. O. Harper at 3:30. It was the first meeting of the new year and also the first meeting with our new President. The roll was called and thirty members were present. Mrs. White told of the Convention which will be held in San Francisco next June and any one [anyone] who would like to take the trip can get information about it by giving Mrs. White your name. Mrs. Lipscomb made a motion that each member pay an extra ten cents as dues which would pay our national dues, making $1.10 instead of $1.00 as dues for the year. The motion was seconded and carried. Mrs. Hart then presented the following resolutions: -- "Whereas it has become necessary in the proper course of time to elect a new president of the Federation of Clubs in Georgia and]

[handwritten text: Whereas it has been the pleasure and wisdom of the entire state body of Women's Clubs to select unanimously Mrs. H. C. White, the present President of the Athens Woman's Club to that honor and responsibility, and ]

[handwritten text: Whereas by law and constitution no member of a club can hold two offices at one and the same

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time, for which reason Mrs. H. C. White must withdraw from her office in the Athens Woman's Club: -- ]

[handwritten text: Be it resolved --
That the Athens Woman's Club yields to the pleasure of the state with both reluctance and pride, commending warmly the choice of the new State president. and]

[handwritten text: Resolved --
To assist in every possible way the new state president in her very arduous and important duties and to bid her God speed in her work.]

[handwritten text: Resolved --
To place a copy of these resolutions on the minutes of the Athens Woman's Club."]

[handwritten text: Signed.
"Committee"]

[handwritten text: After they were read a motion was made to publish the resotutions [resolutions] in each of the town papers. It was seconded and carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. R. D. Mure was made chairman of a committee of five to appoint committees for the year. The following will be named: Programme and Entertainment: Educational Committee & Tallulah Falls Circle: Infirmary: Civics: Legislative & Compulsory School Attendance: Public Health: Philanthropic: Home Economics: Press: Local Finance: Kindergarten: Gift Scholarship and Students aid and Library.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ora Hart Avery recited beautifully "The Musicians" followed by a pleasing encore. Mrs. Conway's report. ([added text (appears to be different ink): $] 21.58) ]



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[handwritten text: It was decided that the Entertainment Committee should see Dr. Harry White and see when he could give his lecture on "Peace Movement." ]

[handwritten text: There being no other business a social half hour was enjoyed. Delightful refreshments were served. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Dan Du Pree.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: February 8th 1912 .] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held with the President, Mrs. A. O. Harper. About twenty-five members were present and several visitors. ]

[handwritten text: The Tribune Contest was brought before the Club. The requirments [requirements] to enter the contest were explained fully and a motion was made for the Club to enter the contest. It was carried and almost every woman [added text: present] gave her consent to help with the work. ]

[handwritten text: The following new names were presented for membership. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Max Michael, Mrs. Marvin Maynard, Mrs. Louie Funkenstein, Mrs. Carlton Jester, Mrs. L. L. Hendren, and Mrs. J. Van Straatan. They were unanimously elected and heartily welcomed into the Club. ]

[handwritten text: A letter was read to the Club from the Commissioner of Education urging a large representation from Georgia to the 15th convention for Education of the South, which will be held in Nashville, April 3- 4- 5. Mrs. F. L. Taylor gave a report of the work done and being done by the Civic Club.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Mure read the names of those who are to serve under the different committees. So much time was consumed in discussing the Tribune Contest, not much was left for anything else. The meeting then adjourned. Delightful refreshments were served. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Dan DuPree. Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: February 19 -- 1912 .] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with the president, Mrs. A. O. Harper. The meeting was opened with the Lords Prayer, led by Mrs. Frank Lipscomb. The roll was called and about twenty members were present. The minutes of the last meeting read and approved. Treasurers report given. ]

[handwritten text: Two new members were present, Mrs. Caroll Proctor and Mrs. Bickerstaff. The Club is delighted to have them and each member heartily welcomes them. ]

[handwritten text: "Side by Side" was beautifully read by Miss Alama Steele. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb talked most interestingly on "Woman's Work". ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Green gave a talk urging the support of the Club in the contest and also read the names of the merchants and business men who have helped us in this contest. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. White read a paper on the work done by women. How women first began to work and some of the things accomplished by the Federation of Women's Clubs. ]

[handwritten text: Each member present was asked to report the work she had done in the Tribune Contest. ]

[handwritten text: It was voted that a note of thanks be sent to Mr. Geo. Crane for some typewriting he has done for the club. ]

[handwritten text: A girl who needed and

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wanted an education was reported and the matter was turned over to Mrs. H. C. Conway for investigation.]

[handwritten text: Miss Prentice gave a short talk on the Burrough's nature Clubs that have been organized and told something of some of his books. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Harper suggested that it would be nice to give Dr.& Mrs. Burrough's a reception while in Athens but no action was taken on the subject. ]

[handwritten text: There being no other business the meeting adjourned to the dining room where delightful refreshments were served. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Dan Du Pree,
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: March 25 -- 1912 .] [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: The regular meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of the President. It was opened with the Lord's Prayer led by Mrs. H. C. Conway. The roll was called and 27 members were present. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. Treasurer reported $5.00 in the treasury. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Harper told the Club that the manager of the Tribune Contest wanted to extend the time for the Contest. Mrs. White made a motion, which was carried, that we object to the continuation. Mrs. White talked of the trip to San Francisco to the Convention and presented printed matter which she had on the subject. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. F. L. Bartow read a letter from Dr. Conway giving the correct information of the double-barrelled [barreled] cannon. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. E. A. Crawford rendered beautifully a paper on "Woman's Work". Mrs. Geo. Hodgson also read an interesting selection. ]

[handwritten text: This was followed by a talk from Mrs. W. E. Shepherd, of Madison, Vice President of the 8th district of Womans' Clubs. She told very interestingly of the work they had done and were doing in her town. Of the struggles they had had, but of the good accomplished. Her talk was enjoyed and every member of the Womans Club was delighted to have her with us.

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Mrs. Conway handed in the following report. To the mother's meeting in West Athens. $1.00 for last month and the same for this month. 12 books valued at 50 each. She also reported she had investigated the matter in regard to the girl who wanted an education and found that she could not be spared from home to attend school.]

[handwritten text: After some discussion of the Contest the meeting adjourned. A social half hour was spent in the dining room where delicious refreshments were served. ]

[handwritten text: Resp. [Respectfully] submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Dan DuPree.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: April 28 -- 1912.] [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting with the President at 4:30. Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb presided, opening the meeting with the Lord's Prayer. Minutes of the last meeting read and approved. Treasurer gave a very interesting report and said that after all pledges were paid we would have $500.00 left over. It was then put before the Club, whether we should deposit the money in the bank in the savings department or lend it for six month [months] at a good per cent [percent]. It was moved and seconded that the $500.00 be turned over to the treasurer to be invested at the best per cent [percent] possible. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb suggested that a resolution of thanks be presented to those who worked so hard in the Contest for the automobile. At the request of Mrs. Harper and Mrs. Green the resolution of thanks was omitted. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Conway reported $49.44 spent in different ways in West Athens. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Mure reported work done by the Press Committee and urged the members of the Club to aid this Committee by sending in all the clippings they could get that would be appropiate [appropriate] for the club page. ]

[handwritten text: The different pledges made by the Club were then read. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made by Mrs.

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Conway that $1.50 be given Miss Mary Lou Weir each month for Mother's meeting in West Athens. It was seconded and carried.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb talked of the work at Cass Station and the money needed there. A motion was made seconded and carried that we raise our pledge from $10.00 to $25.00. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Patman gave a report of her work which was very encouraging. As Mrs. Parker was not present no report from Hiawassee Settlement was given. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Welch and Mrs. Green talked of the U.D.C. convention which will be held here in October.]

[handwritten text: The following names were presented for membership -- Mrs. Jus. Chipley, Mrs. Carl Zirbes, and Mrs. Dr. Waters. The Club is delighted to have these new members and hope they will give us their hearty support. ]

[handwritten text: As there was no other business the meeting adjourned to the dining room for delightful refreshments. ]

[handwritten text: Resp. [Respectfully] submitted. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Dan DuPree.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: June 4 -- 1912.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club held the last meeting of the old year with the President at 4:30 o'clock. It was a week later than usual on account of interfering with Lucy Cobb Commencement. The meeting was opened by the Lord's Prayer led by Mrs. Hill. Roll was called and twenty members were present. The treasurer reported about $900.00 collected since fall with about $366.00 for expenses. All pledges have been paid except $15.00 more to Hiawassee Settlement work. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Harper read a letter from Miss Gerdine in regard to the scholarship given at Lucy Cobb by the Woman's Club. As Miss Orr has done splendid work the club has given her the scholarship for another year. ]

[handwritten text: Another letter was read by Mrs. Harper in regard to a History of the Federation Monument. The letter was turned over to Mrs. Hill who will investigate the matter and let the Club know just what it is through the newspaper, as there will not be another meeting until fall. ]

[handwritten text: The following new names were presented for membership -- Mrs. Clare Heidler, Mrs. Coleman, and Miss Mary Lou Weir. We are glad to have them as members of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb made a motion,

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which was carried, that we have an honorary membership. Mrs. A. J. Ritchie, of Rabun Gap was the only member elected at this meeting.]

[handwritten text: The U.D.C. luncheon was the next thing to be discussed. There were various suggestions but one of the main ones was this. To get one person who knows her business to take entire charge of the luncheon and pay her so much to do it. Another one was to let one or two ladies in Athens take charge of it and of course do it for nothing. Any way [Anyway], the entire Club wants the Luncheon to be a grand success and not spare expence [expense] to make it so. Every member of the Club is to be invited and we hope every one will do her part to make it a success. The treasurer wanted to know if any one [anyone] would offer any plan as to how we would raise the money for it. None was offered. Later in the meeting Mrs. Lipscomb made a motion which was carried, that every member of the Club give a dollar for the U.D.C. luncheon. There are about 150 members so we can count on 150 dollars. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hodgson made a motion which was also carried that the executive Board be given the power to get the money for the luncheon. ]

[handwritten text: The executive Board was elected consisting of seven members. The officers of the Club and three others. The following ladies then are members of this Board --

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Mrs. A. O. Harper, Mrs. Jus. E. Talmadge Jr., Mrs. T. F. Greene, Mrs. Dan DuPree, Mrs. W. B. Hill, Mrs. A. S. Parker and Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb gave a short talk of the district meeting at Madison and a very interesting talk of Mountain Schools. She got the Club so interested that over $200.00 was promised to build a school house at Mathis. We hope to be able to present this money to the Federation next November to build it immediately.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Chamberlain, Mrs. Walter Pitner and Miss Brumby are the three delegates going to San Francisco this month to the Convention. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Crawford talked for a few minutes on the value of reading. ]

[handwritten text: There was not time for any more business so the meeting adjourned until fall. Refreshments were served in the dining room. ]

[handwritten text: Resp. [Respectfully] submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Dan DuPree.
Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: September 17, 1912 .] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The first meeting of the Athens Women's Club since June occurred September 17 at the home of Mrs. T. F. Greene. It was entirely a business meeting attended by about twenty members. The secretary, [Latin: pro tem [tempore] ], read several letters; one from Mrs. Richie expressing her appreciation of her election as honorary member of the club; one from Miss Orr thanking the club for its assistance to her.]

[handwritten text: It was made known to the members that the money raised by the sale of the "Tribune" automobile was to be used for scholarships, and as a loan fund to help needy girls (only) get an education. Mrs. H. C. White spoke of the approaching Federation meeting in Atlanta, giving an outline of the programme [program] and stressing the most interesting features. The delegates elected to this meeting are as follows. Mrs. Louis Funkenstein, Mrs. A. S. Parker, Mrs. T. F. Greene, alternates, Mrs. J. W. Hart, Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. M. Nicholson. Mrs. J. E. Talmage, Jr., was chosen alternate for the president. Mrs. Greene told of conditions in regard to the proposed school at Mathis and also the school conditions at Mountain City. Upon motion, it was decided to assist the latter place at present in building a school house and suspend action at Mathis until conditions are more favorable. The plan is for the Club to take the Mountain City school under its wing until it is well established, then turn it over to the county for its support if this seems advisable. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Van Straatan told of a family at

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Demorest whom she helped by sending to them a box of clothing -- this as club work.]

[handwritten text: A letter from the Students Aid Association was read but action in regard to giving it assistance was deferred until the next meeting. ]

[handwritten text: The auto contest conducted by the moving picture houses has been entered. If the club wins the car the proceeds will be given for educational purposes. It was decided unanimously to elect Misses Brumby and Gerdine honorary members. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Jere Pound, Mrs. George Coleman and Mrs. Wardlaw were proposed for membership. Mrs. Wardlaw has accepted and it is hoped the others will. ]

[handwritten text: Plans for the luncheon to be given the U.D.C.'s in October were discussed, after which the meeting adjourned.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. S. R. Hodgson, Jr. ]



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[handwritten text: October 17, 1912] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club met October 17th with the vice-president, Mrs. John E. Talmadge Jr. A good attendance present. Mrs. J. F. Hart acting secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting which stood approved.]

[handwritten text: The resignation of Mrs. DuPree as Secretary was read and accepted with much regret. The cause of resignation being removal from Athens. The club unanimously expressed sincere regret at the loss of so excellent a member. The treasurer's report for the year included collections of $935.58 and scholarships $835.00 total of $1781.88 A splendid and most encouraging report. The question of ways and means regarding luncheon to be given the United Daughters of Confederacy at the time of the approaching Convention began with talks by Mrs. White, Mrs. Lipscomb and Mrs. Green. Much enthusiasm was felt and expressed. Mrs. Green read a letter from Miss Osgood regarding an exhibit of Arts and Crafts for the Federation of Clubs convening in Atlanta very soon and reported a fine collection already gotten together for the same.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Talmadge introduced Mrs. Frederick Hodgson of Atlanta who gave a splendid talk on the need of help for the fighting of tuberculosis in the State, to which cause the selling of a million red cross seals was to be devoted, after which an open discussion by club was entertainingly entered into. Mrs. Hoke, Mrs. Green and Mrs. Talmadge speaking

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warmly on the subject.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke moved that a committee be appointed to take up the work in Athens -- carried -- Mrs. Hoke appointed chairman of Committee. Moved and seconded that Mrs. Green be allowed express to pay on articles sent to federation. ]

[handwritten text: Club adjourned for social hour. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. F. Hart
Sec. [Latin: pro. tem [tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: November 1912] [View the meeting summary]


WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING.

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club met by courtesy at the home of the federation president, Mrs. H. C. White on November 25th with about 30 members present; Mrs. White presiding in the absence of the president, Mrs. A. O. Harper.]

[printed text: After the secretary's report, which stood approved, the treasurer's report was read and heartily endorsed. The expense of the splendid luncheon given to the U.D.C. 's at their late convention in Athens was much less than had been expected. The report was greeted with applause and commendation for the efficient management of the affair. ]

[printed text: The following hour was given over to talks of the recent meeting of the Federation of Clubs, in Atlanta, and warm praise was given the president of the Federation -- the former president of the Athens Woman's Club, Mrs. H. C. White, for her splendid management of that large and important meeting. Every hour of the convention with its obligations, was promptly and efficiently met to the moment. Questions, answers, all business, rolled off in the greatest precision, without undue haste but finality. The distinguished guests of the convention, the Baroness Suttner and Mrs. Pennybacker, were pleased to say much in praise of the management of the work in Georgia, heartily endorsing and commending the many fine lines of that work. ]

[printed text: Mrs. John E. Talmadge, Jr., made a splendid report, as did Mrs. Funkenstein and Mrs. Green of the work of the convention, the three being delegates from the club. Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, the chairman of the nominanting [nominating] committee being out of the city the called election of officers was carried over to the next meeting. ]

[printed text: Mrs. White reported that the club's usual contribution of five dollars per month to the settlement work in West Athens, had been taken from the club by the generosity of Mr. Tibbetts, thus enabling the culb [club] to devote that sum to other needs. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Hoke and Mrs. White made splendid talks on the urgent need for the suppression of tuberculosis in our midst. The need is great, and the call met with prompt response. The Athens Woman's Club will take up the obligation and do its best. ]

[printed text: A brief talk on the Federation endowment fund followed. It was carried that the appeal for such a fund was both legitimate and necessary, and the question will be fully discussed and acted upon at the next meeting. ]

[printed text: M[deleted text (overstrike): rs.] ][added text (appears to be different ink): iss] ][printed text: Wier ][printed text: reported her school grounds in a bad condition and asked the club for the amount of $4.50 to remedy the same. Carried. ]

[printed text: No further business on hand, the session adjourned for the social hour. Several delightful vocal selections were given by Miss Dunlap, accompanied by Mrs. Davis. Miss Dunlap's voice is well trained and very sweet. Her selections were greatly enjoyed and the club tendered her sincerest thanks for the pelasure [pleasure]. After a half hour over the tea cups the meeting adjourned until January.]

[printed text: MRS. J. F. HART,
Sec. [Secretary] [Latin: Pro Tem. [Tempore] ] ]



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Tribute of Esteem and Affection From the Athens Woman's Club [View the meeting summary]

[printed text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's club was held at the home of Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb yesterday afternoon, followed by impressively beautiful memorial services in honor of Mrs. H. C. White, the late beloved president of the Georgia Federation.]

[printed text: Members of other organizations and admiring friends gathered to pay loving tribute. The business meeting was opened by the vice president, Mrs. John E. Talmadge, Jr., she read a note of thanks and appreciation from Dr. White for expressions of loving sympathy from the Athens Club. The meeting was then turned over to Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, chairman, who presided with her usual grace, and throughout the beautiful meeting tears flowed from all eyes, and a beautiful love and a great feeling of sorrow filled the hearts of all present. In the absence of the corresponding secretary, Mrs. J. F. Hart, Mrs. W. J. Peeples was called upon to take her place, and read the minutes of the last meeting which were approved. Mrs. T. F. Green, treasurer read her report which was full of interest. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke gave a report of the sale of Red Cross seals, which was a little disappointing in its amount. Many good reasons were given for the small sale, and Mrs. Lipscomb urged each one to make a special point to do more next Christmas to swell the army of workers to wipe out the white plague and expressed an appreciation for the splendid devotion made by the late Mr. Raoul, of Atlanta, for the worthy cause and the grand and glorious work being done by Mrs. Frederick Hodgson, of Atlanta. ]

[printed text: The most important pledge of the year by the Athens Woman's Club is to build a mountain (county) school, industrial of course, at Mountain City in North Georgia to be called Ella F. White, which will be a beautiful memorial to one that worked faithfully unto the end of her triumphant life, for the uplift and advancement of education (for the less fortunate).]

[printed text: In the election of officers, Mrs. T. F. Green was elected president, Mrs. George Hodgson, vice president; Mrs. A. S. Parker, recording secretary; Mrs. J. E. Talmadge, Jr., corresponding secretary; Mrs. H. C. Conway, treasurer. ]

[printed text: The very beautiful, loving and expressibly sad memorial services followed. ]

[printed text: The tributes were among the most beautiful paid the beloved Mrs. White and in many instances the tears and sobs cut short the very lovely expressions of her splendid worth, matchless grace, and triumphant life. ]

[printed text: As Mrs. Lipscomb said the sweet spirit of the sainted woman seemed with us. Her ideal home life was spoken of, her great and small deeds, all of great consequence to mankind -- so worthy of emulation, and an incentive to spur us onward, upward. After the following program was carried out, expressions of love and sympathy were from Mrs. R. D. Mure, Mrs. Hoke, Mrs. Green and others. Eyes filled with tears and husky voices told too well the grief for their late president whose sweet fragrant memory will live forever and stimulate the club in all future work. ]

Program.

[printed text: In Memoriam, Mrs. H. C. White. ]

[printed text: Prayer. ]

[printed text: Tributes of Esteem and Affection for the Athens Woman's Club -- Mrs. John E. Talmadge, Vice-President. ]

[printed text: For the Daughters of the Revolution -- Mrs. A. E. Crawford, historian. ]

[printed text: Song -- "When the Roses Bloom." -- Miss Daisy Dunlap, general secretary Y.W.C.A. ]

[printed text: For the Daughters of the Confederacy -- Mrs. M. W. Welch, president Laura Rutherford Chapter. ]

[printed text: Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, Jr., corresponding secretary of the Georgia Federation. ]

[printed text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, ex-president Georgia Federation. ]

[printed text: Song -- "I heard the Voice of Jesus Say." -- Mrs. Hugh H. Gordon. ]

[printed text: Resolutions of Esteem and Sympathy -- Mrs. J. E. Talmadge, Jr., chairman resolution committee. ]

[printed text: In the death of Mrs. H. C. Whtie [White], Georgia gives up one of her best citizens, the Georgia Federation its esteemed president, Athenians mourn the loss of a personal friend, the Athens Woman's Club grieves for the passing of one of its most able workers. ]

[printed text: She was our beloved president for many years and ever since taking up the big work of the Federation, was always interested in and ready to lend a helping hand in all we undertook. ]

[printed text: The power to inspire her fellow workers was one of her greatest contributions to our Club. She was so full of love and sweetness, of energy and ability, of hope and cheerfulness, that she drew us, one and all, closely to her. Inspiring us with courage in all new work, unselfish and zealous, she gave her life to good works. ]

[printed text: We shall miss her sweet face and her safe guidance, but her influence and example let us strive to honor. ]

[printed text: God in His All-Wisdom has called her to a higher work. Let us then follow her example and with her memory engraven on our hearts endeavor to carry on the work she loved. ]

[printed text: MRS. OLIVIA TALMADGE,
Vice-President Athens Woman's Club.]

FOR THE DAUGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION.
[printed text: (By Mrs. A. E. Crawford.) ]

[printed text: In memory of Mrs. Harry C. White. ]

[printed text: To one who was "faithful, loyal and true." ]

[printed text: "Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the prettiest flower. ]

[printed text: We wish to add an additional tribute, to the many lovely and loving tributes already offered to the memory of one, who so recently dwelt among us in all the fullness and beauty of her womanhood. ]

[printed text: Alas! We did not realize how much she was to us until her gentle spirit had taken its flight into the realm of perfect bliss. Possibly there was no phase of our diversified nature that Mrs. White had not looked into, and that had not worked upon her sympathies. This was just because she had gone into such wideness of sympathy with all classes, had touched so many sides of human life, had identified herself with so many interests of human nature. She had wept with those who weep, and rejoiced with those who rejoice. She was ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with the toiler, side by side with the sufferer. ]

[printed text: Then again with the bright and cheerful throng of her numerous friends by whom she was so often surrounded. her very cordial and genial manner, merry face and sweet smile gave pleasure to all and was an evidence of the pure and happy heart within. All this made her a true type of a noble woman -- rarely found -- and never excelled. We cannot understand the mysterious and inscrutaable [inscrutable] providences of God concerning us. Still sometime, not now, but in the coming years it may be in the Better Land, we'll catch the broken threads again, and finish what we have begun. We'll read the meaning of our tears, and then, oh then, we'll understand. ]

[printed text: Now the sweet spirit which gladdened here [her] home life has gone. The spirit which gave a life long [lifelong] service to her beloved church, which also gave a consecrated work to the uplifting and upbuilding of the less privileged ones, in her vast and beautiful club work, of which she was not only a leader, but a prime worker. Though we shall see her no more in the body, her shining virtues will ever live in our memories to gladden our hearts and to beckon us onward and upward to "a land where they say the sun shines brighter than any sunshine here, and where there is always a sound of singing and nobody sheds a tear." Dear friend -- just over in that morning land we hope to clasp your hand in love's sweet greetings. Till then, farewell, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ]

FOR THE DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY.

[printed text: (By Mrs. M. W. Welch.) ]

[printed text: "In the midst of life we are in death," seemed never more forcibly illustrated than when the sad tidings reached Athens that Mrs. Harry White was dead. Somehow death had not been associated with one so full of life. Her loss is most keenly felt, and must be through the coming years, not only by the patriotic organizations which were honoured [honored] by her membership; but those of her sister societies of which she was not a member. The recent convention of the U.D.C.'s found in her sympathy and co-operation [cooperation]. And each occasion was graced by her charming presence. ]

[printed text: Her life has been an inspiration to those who are to follow in her footsteps. ]
[printed text: May we in some measure, measure up to her ideals. ]

[printed text: I can not say, I will not say, ]
[printed text: That she is dead -- she is just away! ]
[printed text: With a cheery smile and wave of her hand, ]
[printed text: She has wandered into an unknown land. ]
[printed text: And left us dreaming how very fair, ]
[printed text: It needs must be since she lingers there. ]
[printed text: And you, O, you who widely yearn ]
[printed text: For the old time step and the glad return; ]
[printed text: Think of her faring on, as dear ]
[printed text: In the love of there as the love of here. ]
[printed text: Think of her still as the same, I say ]
[printed text: She is not dead, she is just away. ]

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[printed text: Never was a secretary more fortunate than I in having served under such a president as Mrs. White. My [damage] were too slight to [unclear text: mention] [damage] help to me has been in-[damage] ]

[printed text: [unclear text: In every] point of contact in our lives she has been the friend indeed. When I have needed advice she gave it with frankness and wisdom; when I have needed encouragement she gave it most convincingly and all with that kindly smile and pat on the back which made working with her a pleasure. ]

[printed text: In spite of her most remarkable executive ability, in whatever was going forward, Mrs. White always carried the largest part of the burden. ]

[printed text: We realize now as perhaps not before how she carried the responsibilities of everything. ]

[printed text: There are few women I think who are willing to admit the superiority of another woman at almost every point, but with Mrs. White those who worked with her recognized that her tact and wisdom in commanding, her broadness and foresight in planning her unlimited capacity for work placed her first, an ideal to which to aspire. ]

[printed text: MRS. E. R. HODGSON, JR.,
Corresponding Secretary.]

[printed text: IN MEMORIAM.
Mrs. H. C. White, Our Leader and Friend.
]

[printed text: (By Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb.) ]

[printed text: "Blest be the hands that toil to aid
The great world's ceaseless need."]

[printed text: Today we sit under a shadow of a great sorrow; a sorrow both general and personal, for suddenly and without warning our leader and friend has been taken away. We who loved her and worked with her are wondering at the work she had planned and accomplished. There was scarcely any organized work either in her town or state that her life had not touched. No public enterprise was ever started but that she was first enlisted. Untiring in her efforts there was no limit to the amount of work she accomplished. Today we are thinking of the many phases of this useful life that has just gone out. We recall her wonderful skill in leadership; her capacity for work; her endurance and strength; her remarkable system; her unvarying cheerfulness and good humor; her kindness and goodness and faith in God and love for her fellowman. Born a leader success crowned every effort of her life. With willing heart and ready hand she stood waiting to serve wherever service was needed. She was never too busy to lend the helping hand either to individuals or organizations, and in consequence, her life was full of work. Had she not been a woman of wonderful system and executive ability she never could have accomplished what she did accomplish. Every duty had its place, it [its] hour; and with absolute regularity each duty was discharged. No day was a lost day with her, but every day was marked by some good work planned, some kindly word spoken, some friendly favor done. ]

[printed text: Few women have ever accomplished so much as she accomplished. In private life no duty was ever neglected. The home was her first care and the comfort of her husband and family the pleasure nearest her heart. It was here that the beauty of her character shone brightest. Outside of the home she found her work in charity, philanthropy and good citizenship. How the poor loved her and how she loved them! For more than a score of years her power in church work has been felt. When called upon to take the presidency of the Woman's Federation of Clubs, and told that the duties were so onerous that she would have to give up all other work, she shook her head and replied: "All but my church work. I cannot give up that." Nor did she give up this work, nor other work dear to her heart. And so in the full harness of work she has suddenly and triumphantly passed to the Great Beyond. ]

[printed text: "Blest be the hands that toil to aid, The great world's ceaseless need." ]

[printed text: Truly she lived to bless others and in blessing others she herself was blessed. Today as we sit in the shadow of this great sorrow, thinking of the unselfish, consecrated life, the shadow falls behind us and sunshine spreads about us and we see our friend, our leader once more in the light of a new and beautiful and glorified life. ]


[printed text: Resolutions of sympathy and esteem adopted by the Athens Woman's Club January 27, 1913, on the recent death of Mrs. H. C. White, president of Georgia Federation of Woman's Clubs. Whereas it has seemed best to our Heavenly Father to remove suddenly from our midst our beloved state president and, whereas our departed leader was for many years the president of this, our Athens club, and from its very beginning was an earnest member and co-worker [coworker], be it resolved:]

[printed text: 1st. That in the death of Mrs. H. C. White the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs has lost a wise counselor, a safe leader, an enthusiastic and inspiring worker and an earnest, loyal friend. ]

[printed text: 2nd. That this Athens Club, of which she was such an important part, to which she gave so much of herself and to which she was so dear, do greatly deplore her loss and keep fresh the memory of one who has ever been the inspiration in our work; that we bind ourselves closer together in the bonds of friendship and go forward in the duties she has appointed us to do. ]

[printed text: 3rd. The we extend to her bereaved husband and sorrowing household our tenderest sympathy and assurance of our appreciation of the beautiful and lovable character of our coworker and friend. ]

[printed text: 4th. That a copy of these resolutions be incorporated in the minutes of this meeting and sent to the family of our deceased president and friend. ]

[printed text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[printed text: MRS. JNO. E. TALMADGE,
Chairman.
MRS. HUGH J. ROWE,
MRS. J. F. HART,
MRS. M. A. LIPSOCMB [LIPSCOMB] ]



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[handwritten text: March 23, 1914.]

Mrs. Lipscomb Talks.

[printed text: "Our Ella White Memorial School" at Mountain City, and some other of the vital interests of the club were touched upon with interest and tenderness by Mrs. Lipscomb, in the following statement: ]

[printed text: "Madam Chairman and Members of the Athens Woman's Club: ]

[printed text: "Your [You] know and I know that the true club spirit is one of helpfulness, and unless you and I are possessed of that we are not good club women. ]

[printed text: "When we come to work in this organization it must be with an unselfish spriit [spirit]. We must make up our minds to lay aside all personal likes and dislikes and work together for the common good. ]

[printed text: "Our constitution tells us that we are non-sectarian, non-political and I might with propriety -- add -- non-selfish ]

[printed text: "The doors of our club are open to every woman who has the true spirit of altruism, one who really wants to help some other woman. ]

[printed text: "We were organized to secure better homes, better schools and better laws. If we are carrying sunshine into a home by giving the mother or sister something to interest them something to do, something to brighten the drudgery of every day [everyday] life; if we are working to make better the methods of education for our children; if we are laboring to get the children of the poor and ignorant in school; if we are building schools for the places that have no schools; if we are using one influence for better laws to govern our people; if we are doing them unselfishly we have the true club spirit. ]

[printed text: "Our Athen's Woman's Club has this year organized three great departments of work, under which the various committees will work. ]

[printed text: "First of all, there is civics, under which everything that can make for the beauty, the good and greatness of Athens belong. Civic pride is what we should all have, and whenever anything comes up that will help Athens, we should join hands as one single person and work to make it a success. Don't let us stop for one moment to question the motives of our leaders, but let us put on the harness and work with the Athens spirit which is the true club spirit. Let us work for a cleaner, healthier town; let us work for the city-beautiful. That is what we are organized for. ]

[printed text: "Then there is household economics, a subject in which I believe we can interest every man in this town. ]

[printed text: "Our committee has undertaken to study out the problem of housekeeping and reduce the cost of high living. A difficult task do you say? Yes, but I feel with your help our committee will be equal to it. Everyone [Every one] of you housekeepers can contribute something to this department from your personal knowledge and experience. ]

[printed text: "We have undertaken to solve the problem of how to live well, and cheaply, how to keep the husbands out of debt, how to protect our merchants from bad debts, and how to avoid much of the unhappiness which comes to many of the homes from living beyond one's means. ]

[printed text: "Next is the department of education. We use the word in its broadest sense. This afternoon we will present on one program, two phases of it: Art as a means of education and the great peace movement to be taught in our schools and colleges. ]

[printed text: "This afternoon the chairman of education, Mrs. Hope Green, has arranged the program. She has asked me to say something of our Ella F. White Memorial School, to speak of the progress we have made, and to tell of the plans we have for future success. For many years education has been the slogan cry of the Georgia Federation. The building of schools and maintaining them, the raising of money to educate poor boys and girls, the obtaining of free scholarships in one [our] leading schools and colleges, the improving our school systems, the helping wherever we found that we could help, this has been the work of the educational committees of our Women's Clubs. Two years ago I said to Mrs. Green, who was then the president of this club: Why not take as our special work the building of a mountain school? If the Athens Woman's Club could do that thing, we would accomplish something that no other club has done. The idea struck her and she at once, let us do it. ]

[printed text: "At once she began the work, and no one person was more deeply interesttd [interested] than our state president, Mrs. H. C. White. Before, however, the work was launched death came to our ranks. The state federation to do honor to our noble president began the task of raising a state endowment fund in her honor. All other work was laid aside to make a success of the woman's edition of the Constitution, which was to begin this endowment fund. You know the result. ]

[printed text: "When our members met with me, in my parlor for a little memorial service, you will recall that at that time we decided that no more beautiful monument could be made to her memory than the establishment of a school, where our mountain boys and girls were to be educated, that school to be known as the Ella F. White Mountain school. ]

[printed text: "We decided that no more needy place could be found than that of Mountain City, a community where there are a number of children to be educated and a very poor school building. The fact that there are a number of our Athens people who go there in the summer, who could look after the building of the school and its interest after it was built, led us to this decision. ]

[printed text: "From personal experience I know it has been a good thing to have some one on the spot to look after the interests of our Tallulah Falls Industrial school. Today we wish you to know what has already been done toward building that school, and to invite your co-operation [cooperation] and help to carry it. If you will join hands and pull together, we can make a success of it. ]

[printed text: "It has been proposed that we form a mountain association, such as the Georgia State Association for the Education of Mountaineers, conducted by the ladies of Savannah, and use the money collected for the purpose of establishing mountain schools. This committee will work outside of the club for members, either men or women, to be a local organization and not interfere with the state association members of the Woman's Club: Let's do this work. I want to have a part in it. It is the greatest home mission work we can accomplish. ]

[printed text: "It will be work right under our own eyes. We can see it; we can see to it; we can look after it; we can call for it. Our mountain boys and girls are among the greatest assets of our state. Massachusetts puts a much higher value upon her boys and girls than Georgia. Let not that ever be said in the future history of Georgia. When we give the opportunity of education to all our sons and daughters then and not 'til [until] then pronounce Georgia as Miss Millie is, wont to pronounce it." ]

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING.

[printed text: The first meeting of the executive board of the Athens Woman's Club for 1914 was held at the home of the newly elected president, Mrs. J. Z. Hoke, Sr., Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. The other members, composing the board, present were: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, ex-president; Mrs. T. F. Green, ex-president; Mrs. J. S. Stewart, treasurer; Mrs. C. A. Whittle, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, recording secretary; Mrs. H. C. Conway, chairman of Student Aid.]

Ella F. White School.

[printed text: The board is enthusiastic in its efforts to raise a sufficient amount of money to build and equip Ella F. White School at Mountain City. Last year the whole membership of the club voted to give their strong support to this undertaking. The Mother Goose Pageant promises to be a great success, the proceeds of which will be directed to this enterprise. ]

Departments of Work.

[printed text: The board is formulating plans, whereby it may be possible to unify the efforts of the women in club work, by the organization of departments under one president. Careful consideration will be given to a new department, Home Economics. ]

General Meeting.

[printed text: At an early date, a general meeting will be held. Interesting addresses will be delivered. A glimpse of the past history of the club, and its great scope of works for the future will be given. Following the business session the president complimented the members of the board with a beautiful luncheon. ]



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[handwritten text: January - 27 1913]

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the residence of Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Monday January 27, Mrs. John E. Talmage, Vice President, presiding.]

[handwritten text: As this was the date set for election of officers, and Mrs. Lipscomb being chairman of the nominating committee, she was asked to take the chair, presiding throughout the meeting in her usual graceful manner -- ]

[handwritten text: Before going into business of the club she read a letter from Dr. White and the Misses Benedict expressing thanks and appreciation for the beautiful floral tribute of the Woman's Club and their many tokens of love in their bereavement -- ]

[handwritten text: In the absence of the Secretary, Mrs. J. F. Hart, Mrs. Peeples was asked to read her report of the last meeting which was approved. ]

[handwritten text: The Treasurer, Mrs. Green, gave a brief but splendid outline of work accomplished in the past year showing one thousand four hundred and forty dollars having passed through the Club in scholarships alone. She also told of the money loaned the three girls in the business school, thirty dollars to one, thirty-seven to another, and eighty-five to another --]

[handwritten text: In the Normal school scholarship she had loaned one hundred dollars, all this to be returned as soon as positions were secured -- ]

[handwritten text: The Club heard with pleasure that Prof. Severn would allow each girl attending his school through the Club, twenty-five dollars on tuition --

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She showed and deposited in bank from dues etc [et cetera], $172.30 paid out, $133.81 leaving a balance of $32.49]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Wey, chairman of Students Aid promised to give scholarships when practicable. ]

[handwritten text: Pledges were discussed but were passed till next meeting. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke reported $58.00 received from the Red Cross Seal sale and regretted their in ability [inability] to dispose of the hundred dollars until sent. They were advised by merchants to have these stamps sent one month earlier in the coming year --]

[handwritten text: A note of thanks was given to Mrs. Geo. Hodgson and Mrs. Van Straaten for their valuable assistance in placing these stamps. ]

[handwritten text: It was decided to collect twenty five [twenty-five] cents, amount assessed, for Federation endowment fund at next meeting. Mrs. Lipscomb expressed her great delight over the magnificent gift of the late Mrs. Raoul, for the aid of the Tuberculosis fund, also of the untiring devotion of Mrs. Fritz Hodgson to this worthy cause -- ]

[handwritten text: In a previous meeting of the Womans Club it was agreed to take as its special work this year a mountain school, this school to be located at Mountain City. As a work of love, it was decided no more beautiful or fitting tribute could be paid our departed friend and leader, than to build and name it the Ella F. White Memorial .]

[handwritten text: The old business over, the following officers were elected for the ensueing [ensuing] year.

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President, Mrs. Thomas F. Green
Vice " [President] Mrs. George Hodgson
Rec. Sec'y [Recording Secretary], Mrs. A. S. Parker
Corr. [Corresponding] " [Secretary] Mrs. John E. Talmadge
Treasurer, Mrs. H. C. Conway.
]

[handwritten text: The Club was asked to rise in prayer with Mrs. Lipscomb, and such a prayer, so full of tender love and sorrow for the friend whose spirit must have been hovering over this meeting. A tribute of love and appreciation from the Womans Club was read by Mrs. John E. Talmadge, showing what an inspiration Mrs. White had been to each member of the club and how earnestly she had encouraged and elevated humanity. Mrs. E. A. Crawford, Historian of the D.A.R.'s paid a glowing tribute to her enthusiasm and wonderful work in every walk in life in which she was so vitally interested. Miss Dunlap of the Y.W.C.A. sung most feelingly "Where the Roses Bloom" -- Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, with tears in her eyes and lips quivering, told of what she had been to her in an official way. A tribute from Mrs. Welch for the U.D.C. touched all hearts as she so feelingly expressed her love. She is not dead; she has only gone before us to our Fathers Home. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscombs personal tribute to our dear friend and leader brought tears & sighs and she told of her death as a great tragedy, of her splendid womanly worth, her matchless grace and triumphant death. She was one of whom

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it could be truly said, she had no lost days in her life, but each day marked some good deed done, some kindness shown. Mrs. Hugh Gordon sang most beautifully the old sweet song: "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" -- The special exercises being over, expressions of love were asked from members of the Club. Mrs. Green and Mrs. Hoke told, not of the larger things accomplished by this gifted woman but of the marvelous skill and talent in doing the little things worth while [worthwhile] and the sympathy and love so unsparingly given to aid the struggling in whatever condition of life they were placed. Mrs. Frank Lipscomb, Mrs. Muir and Miss Dunlap spoke of her work as Y.W.C.A. President and urged that this organization neither falter nor fail in carrying out every plan and desire of her heart.]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the tribute of the Woman's Club be placed upon the minutes and a copy be sent to the bereaved family -- ]

[handwritten text: The meeting adjourned, each one feeling she had been blessed in calling this woman friend. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. J. Peeples,
Sec'y [Secretary] [Latin: Pro-tem. [Pro tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: February 24 -- 1913] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held Monday afternoon, Feb 24 -- 1913, at the home of the new president, Mrs. T. F. Green --]

[handwritten text: Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved -- Treasurers report read and accepted -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Geo. Hodgson brought the matter of a lecture to be given by Miss Rutherford for the benefit of the "Ella F. White Memorial School" fund before the Club -- On motion of Mrs. Muir a committee was appointed to investigate the advisibility [advisability] of giving this lecture and report to Executive Committee -- ]

[handwritten text: Letter from Mrs. Tift was read in reference to the Memorial Fund of $25,000. (twenty-five thousand) This sum to be a permanent endowment fund for the furtherance of the Georgia Federations work in every direction. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, Jr. read a letter from the Memorial Endowment Committee asking the co-operation [cooperation] of this Club in the publishing of the Special Edition of the Constitution which is to be published for the benefit of this fund -- ]

[handwritten text: On motion of Mrs. Lipscomb a committee was appointed to confer with Mrs. R. B. Parker and pledge to her our hearty support of the undertaking. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, Jr. read a very beautiful paper on the value of the School Garden in the training of the child -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke moved that the club accept the budget for the year 1913 which was done --]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke also made a motion to the effect that every woman use her influence to have a law passed that there must be an Industrial School for wayward girls -- ]

[handwritten text: Col. Snelling and Mrs. R. Orr gave interesting talks on conditions and needs at Mountain City where we are to build a school building this year --]

[handwritten text: A campaign for new members was launched amidst great enthusiasm. After the choosing of sides by the leaders Mrs. J. Z. Hoke and Mrs. A. S. Parker, the meeting adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. S. Parker --
Sec'y [Secretary] ]

[printed text: MEETING OF THE WOMAN'S CLUB. ]

[printed text: Th [The] Woman's Club held its monthly meeting yesterday afternoon, February 24th, at the home of the new president, Mrs. T. F. Green.]

[printed text: There was a fine attendance and much enthusiasm manifested by all the members. ]

[printed text: Colonel C. M. Snelling and Mrs. Robert C. Orr gave inspirational talks to the club on the subject of the new school they are planning to build at Mountain City. That will be the work of the year.]

[printed text: Plans for furthering the movement were discussed and several adopted. ]

[printed text: One that met with instant approval was the campaign for new members. ]

[printed text: Five hundred new members in the year 1913, is the slogan of the Athens Woman's Club.]

[printed text: So the members are lined up in two companies, each striving against the other to see who can win the greater number of recruits. ]

[printed text: The captain of one side is Mrs. J. Z. Hoke, and the leader of the other side is Mrs. A. S. Parker. ]

[printed text: Each side will work with much zeal in this fine cause and great results are not only earnestly hoped for, but confidently expected by the club. ]

[printed text: Mrs. A. S. Parker calls a meeting of the following committee at her home on
Prince avenue, at eleven o'clock tomorrow, Wednesday, morning. Each lady is urged to be present as plans will be matured and the work begun at that meeting.]

[printed text: The following are is [are] the committee: ]

[printed text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson, Mrs. G. C. Armstrong, Mrs. W. D. Beacham, Mrs. ]



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[handwritten text: March 24 -- 1913 .] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The March meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held Monday afternoon March 24 at the Episcopal Parish House --]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Mrs. Charles A. Whittle, acting Secretary during the absence of Mrs. A. S. Parker -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. S. Stewart, taking the place of Mrs. H. C. Conway as treasurer gave her report which was accepted as read -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin gave a very interesting report on the work of the Students' Aid -- ]

[handwritten text: Reference was made by Mrs. Green to the recent membership contest and Mrs. Geo. Hodgson in a few well chosen words told how to lose gracefully. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. H. Davis reported three subscriptions [deleted text (overstrike): of] for the Ella F. White memorial fund -- ]

[handwritten text: At a recent meeting a committee was appointed to see about securing the Colonial Theatre for a lecture by Miss Rutherford -- Mrs. Geo. Hodgson reported that there would not be a vacant date until June --]

[handwritten text: The attendance at the club meetings has been increasing monthly and a convenient place for the meetings having been discussed, Mrs. McDorman reported that Mr. Beatty would be very glad to have the Club use the Parish house -- A standing vote of thanks to Mr. Beatty was made and the Recording Secretary requested to write him expressing the appreciation

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of the Club for his courtesy.]

[handwritten text: A motion was made by Mrs. [deleted text (overstrike): H.] Cobb Lampkin that a note be sent Mrs. H. C. Conway expressing the sympathy of the Club during the illness of Mr. Conway. ]

[handwritten text: The regular business being finished, Mrs. Green introduced Mrs. W. E. Shepherd who made a short but enthusiastic talk on the Federated Clubs -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. R. B. Parker of Knoxville Tennessee, Business Manager of the Special Edition of the Atlanta Constitution, was next introduced and told briefly some of the benefits we would derive from this Edition and how best we could work to make it a success -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb told of the great work being done by the Club in educating boys and girls and of the interest now being taken in the proposed school at Mountain City. ]

[handwritten text: A discussion was entered into about the circulation of the Special Edition and it was moved and seconded that every woman present phone five people and ask them to take the paper and to also phone five others. This was carried unanimously -- ]

[handwritten text: On motion of Mrs. Muir the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Charles A. Whittle
Secretary [Latin: Pro-tem. [tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: April 28 -- 1913] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with the President Mrs. Green, Monday April 28.]

[handwritten text: After the reading and approval of the March minutes, Mrs. Green introduced Miss Mary Bacon who gave a very interesting talk on reverent topics, touching among other things on Japan and the tarriff [tariff]. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Carolyn Cobb was introduced and told us of the Drama League, the good it has done and the good it will do, and as a result of the talk the Club unanimously voted to join the League -- ]

[handwritten text: The treasurers report was read by Mrs. Stewart and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: It was moved and seconded that the treasurer pay the bill for the flowers sent to Mrs. H. C. Conway at the time of her husbands death. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. O. Harper made a talk on Compulsory School attendance. Mrs. Earnest moved that the Womans Club endorse the bill to be brought before the State Legislature to enforce School attendance. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin gave her report on the Students Aid Committee -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Bartow reported that a committee from the D.A.R. secured twenty-one dollars in money and advertisements for the Special Edition of the Constitution.

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Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb told of her work in securing advertisements from the schools and colleges. Mrs. Green reported three hundred dollars raised in donations and subscriptions. Mrs. W. H. Davis Chairman of the Circulation reported four hundred and fifty-six paid up subscriptions.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lampkin moved the Club adjourn. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Charles A. Whittle
Secretary [Latin: Pro-tem. [tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: May 1913]



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[handwritten text: October 9 -- 1913] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The first meeting after the Summer vacation was held at the Y.W.C.A. Oct 9th. The president, Mrs. Green being absent on account of sickness the Vice-President, Mrs. Geo. Hodgson presided -- The treasurer being absent there was no report --]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Fleming, chairman of committee to confer with the City Council looking toward securing a more sanitary condition in kitchen plumbing was absent -- no report -- but Mrs. Hill said she had made some investigation and found the present system was the most sanitary known -- Place of meeting discussed but no decision made -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Roberts elected delegate to state Convention meeting at Cuthbert, Mrs. A. S. Parker, alternate -- Mrs. Hill then made an interesting talk on the law as related to Women & Children. ]

[handwritten text: Meeting adjourned -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. S. Parker. Sec. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: December.]

[typewritten text: Dec. 3, 1913.] [View the meeting summary]

The Athens Woman's Club met at the residence of Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb. The president being absent on account of sickness Mrs. Lipscomb presided.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

Treasurer reported balance.... $68.10

[typewritten text:

Mrs. Lampkin, Treasurer Loan Fund reported.
8 girls aided$482.00
Scholarships200.00
Total682.00
Balance$28.00

]

Mrs. Lipscomb brought a very inspiring message from the State Convention held at Cuthbert. She reported that between three or four thousand dollars had been raised for the Ella F. White Memorial from the Woman's edition of Constitution. The Ella F. White Memorial fund is to be lent out and interest used for Federation work -- not to be used for Mountain Schools. The school at Mountain City is the responsibility of the Athens Woman's Club. At the convention special emphasis was laid on the endowment fund -- National and State.

Mrs. Hoke moved that the Treasurer be instructed to send $27.50 to Mrs. McCoy, which would complete the amount apportioned our Club. Motion seconded by Mrs. Van Straatan and carried.

[typewritten text: The following Committee was appointed to assist in selling Red Cross Seals.

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Mrs. A. S. Parker, Mrs. F. L. Bartow, Mrs. H. S. West, Mrs. Van Straatan, Mrs. Howard Waff. Mrs. Bailey and Miss Dozier volunteered to take charge of the stamps.]

A Mother Goose pageant was planned for the near future to be followed by a Dickens pageant later.

Mrs. Lipscomb presented the matter of bringing Dr. Geisler, of Shorter College, here for a series of lectures on Hygiene. Mrs. Hoke moved that a committee be appointed to investigate and act as they thought best. Motion seconded by Mrs. Harper, and Mrs. Lipscomb and Mrs. Stewart were appointed on committee.

Business of meeting over we were entertained with a beautiful solo by Mrs. J. P. Campbell.

Meeting adjourned.



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[handwritten text: January 1914] [View the meeting summary]

[typewritten text: Woman's Club Meeting at the residence of Mrs. Green, President, Jan, 29,1914.]

Minutes read and approved. Treasurer's report amount in bank $37.50.

[typewritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, Chairman of the Educational Fund, made her annual report, which is as follows:

Jan. 29,1913.
Student's Aid Fund ( Prize)$500.00
Refunded by two girls66.01
Interest on amount in bank12.48
Total578.49
Disbursements.
Loaned to 8 girls$482.00
In bank$96.49

]

Respectfully submitted,

Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, Chairman.

Mrs. Green expressed an appreciation of Mrs. Lampkin's work as Chairman of the educational fund.

[typewritten text: Mrs. Parker, chairman of the Committee to co-operate with the past presidents' committee, in raising one quarter of million dollars by June 14, outlined the work undertaken by the past presidents' committee, this fund to be used in fighting the white slave traffic and other work in which the club is interested. This amount is to be raised by the members of the clubs using Yours Truly certified brand of goods. The members of this club were urged to co-operate [cooperate] by using these goods. Cards were issued

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for signatures of members asking the merchants to supply the goods.]

Mrs. T. J. Woofter, Chairman of the Crawford W. Long Infirmary Committee, reported cash paid in

Mrs. E. [deleted text (overstrike): M] [added text: R]. Hodgson, Jr., read a paper on conservation of effort in club work and urged that we find some means of uniting our efforts, thereby lessening the number of clubs and increasing the efficiency of our work.

No action was taken.

It being the meeting of annual election of officers, Mrs. George Hodgson, Chairman of Nominating Committee, nominated the following who were unanimously elected. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke, President.
Mrs. J. Y. Carithers, 1st. vice-president.
Mrs. A. S. Parker, 2nd. vice-president.
Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, Recording Secretary.
Mrs. J. S. Stewart, Treasurer.
Mrs. C. A. Whittle, Corresponding Secretary.

Meeting adjourned and a delightful social hour was spent by the members.



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

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Monday afternoon at four o'clock at the City Hall, Feb. 23rd.]

[handwritten text: The newly elected president, Mrs. J. Z. Hoke presided. She opened the meeting with prayer. She spoke of her great love for the various departments of work being done by the Club, and hoped that the Club would be useful in the upbuilding of Athens. She asked the co-operation [cooperation] of the members in the work planned for the new year. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes were adopted as read. Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb's motion that the president appoint a Treasurer of the Crawford Long fund was seconded and adopted. Treas. [Treasurer] of Student's Aid Fund Mrs. H. C. Conway, reported $11.00 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb expressed thanks to all who aided in the "Mother Goose Pageant". The audience was large and appreciative. Receipts at door $255.25 Full bill of expenses not yet rendered. Paid for rent of opera house $35. Rent of Y.W.C.A. $10. To Miss Carolyn Cobb, director $50 Educational chm. [chairman] Mrs. T. F. Greene reported collected $11. and new subscriptions from Mrs. Geo. Hodgson and Mrs. S. J. Chamberlain. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Lucy Stanton invited the members to see the pictures to be exhibited at an early date in the University library. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. S. Parker was appointed chairman of a committee to secure

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the use of the Yours Truly Brand of Foods. by means of which the National Federation of Clubs is endeavoring to raise a large amount of money to be known as the Past President's Fund.]

[handwritten text: Endorsement of the Sanitary Ordinance passed by the Council was given by the Club. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Mary Bacon spoke in reference to the violation of sanitary rules in street cars and asked that a letter be sent to Mr. Proctor urging the enforcement of rules. Pres. [President] asked the secretary to write this letter. ]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] Mrs. Hoke was elected as a delegate to the Biennial to be held in Chicago in June. A letter was read from the Council expressing their cooperation in any movement for the betterment of Athens undertaken by the Club, and suggesting a joint meeting to be held at an early date. A motion was adopted that this joint meeting be held, after consultation as to date.]

[handwritten text: The following resolution of the Executive Board on the Unification of Club Work and Conservation of Effort was adopted. ]

[handwritten text: In order to conserve the efforts of the women of Athens so that the work will not overlap, resolve: ]

[handwritten text: First. That the Woman's Club organize its work in departments; the Civic Club form one department, Home Economics form a second department, a department of Education, of the Humane Society, and other

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branches of work that will unite for the good of the entire city]

[handwritten text: Second. That the dues of the unified departments under the name the Athens Woman's Club, be $1.10 per yr [year]. ]

[handwritten text: Third. That each department in consecutive order provide the program. ]

[handwritten text: Fourth. That every department be pledged to the support of every effort of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: Fifth. That the ex-presidents and officers of the Woman's Club, and the chairmen of departments shall compose the Executive Board. ]

[handwritten text: Following the adoption of above resolutions the names of members were enrolled in the three departments under the following chairmen: Home Economics, Mrs. A. S. Parker; Civic, Mrs. J. Y. Carithers, Educational, Mrs. T. F. Green. ]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] extended an invitation to all present to join her for a social half hour at Costa's. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted,
Mrs. Cobb Lampkin.]



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

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the City Hall Monday at four P.M. March 22.]

[handwritten text: In the absence of the President owing to bereavment [bereavement], Mrs. Carithers presided. All joined in the Lord's Prayer. Minutes were adopted as read. Treas.' [Treasurer's] report-- Mrs. W. A. Roberts, was adopted as read and is on file Civic Department.-- Mrs. McDorman read an interesting report of the plans of this Dept. [Department] In the absence of Mrs. A. S. Parker, no report was given of Home Economics. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Green reported a letter received from the Clarkston Woman's Club asking for coupons from certain foods, to aid in the erection of a memorial to Mrs. Mary E. Bryan. The acting president appointed Mrs. Case as chm. [chairman] of committee to collect coupons. ]

[handwritten text: The following were elected delegates to the District Meeting to be held soon in Lavonia: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke and Mrs. T. F. Green. Alternate, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin ]

[handwritten text: A motion by Mrs. Chipley, was seconded and adopted; that the second week in April be cleaning up week.]

[handwritten text: A motion was adopted that the Pres. [President] appoint a Press Reporter in order that club news be given to the daily papers and club magazines. ]

[handwritten text: A motion made by Mrs. E. R.

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Hodgson, Jr. that letter of sympathy be sent Mrs. Hoke was seconded and adopted.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green took the chair and a splendid educational program was given. Mrs. Green gave the objects of this department to be the building of the Ella F. White school at Mountain City. Also to encourage interest in the Drama League and to increase the Students Aid Fund. ]

[handwritten text: The chm. [chairman] Mrs. Conway of this fund reported in bank $11 and a new scholarship valued at $110. Financial statement of Mother Goose Pageant by Mrs. Lipscomb

Expenses$100.25
Receipts255.25
Cleared155

Mrs. Lipscomb reported a gift of $25 through Mrs. A. E. Crawford from the proceeds of the [unclear text: Quilp] Tea Party, to be added to above amt. [amount] for the E.F. White school. Total $180. Mrs. Lipscomb read resolutions of thanks for the gift of the mentioned $25. Mrs. Earnest read resolutions of thanks to all who aided in the Pageant. These were adopted by the Club.]

[handwritten text: Dr. H. E. White gave an interesting address on the Peace Movement and its Relation to Schools. Mrs. E. R. Hodgson's resolution that Peace Day be observed in the schools of this city was adopted. A motion was adopted that the Pres. [President] appoint a committee to cooperate with the schools in the observance of Peace Day. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb spoke beautifully of the on the planned E.F. White school. At the close of this address, Mrs. Greene said that she

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wished to have organized in this city an Educational Association, whereby a perpetual fund might be raised for the building of schools in needy districts & for the education of dependent girls and boys. The dues of this association to be $1 per yr [year]. After much discussion on the subject, 22 voted in favor of such an organization. No vote was cast against, although some were opposed.]

[handwritten text: Miss Cobb spoke of the importance of increasing the membership of the Drama League and of its value to education ]

[handwritten text: Miss Stanton invited all to attend the art exhibit at the University. ]

[handwritten text: No further business the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted,
Mrs. Cobb Lampkin.]



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

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the City Hall the Pres. [President] Mrs. Hoke presiding. ]

[handwritten text: Following the adoption of the minutes Mrs. Green made a motion that the motion carried at the March meeting in regard to the formation of an Educational Asso. [Association] be struck from the minutes. Seconded and adopted.]

[handwritten text: Under the auspices of the Civics Department, Mr. Graves told of the Merchant's Carnival to be given soon. One half the proceeds of which would be given to this Dept. [Department] Home Economics Dept. [Department] gave no report. Educational Dept. [Department] -- Mrs. Martin, the Sec. [Secretary] reported the following prizes offered by this Dept. [Department] to any one securing the greatest number of $1 honorary members for this Dept. [Department] viz. $5 in gold, Costa's five pound box of candy Students Aid -- Mrs. Conway reported in bank March 22 -- $11.96 April 15 Paid by Anne Thomas $25 Total in bank $36.96 Value of scholarships on hand $110 A letter from one of the Canning Club girls of the session Jan 1914 was read. She expressed delight in her study. The Club was asked for a $30 scholarship for a canning club girl.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green announced that Peace Day would be observed by the schools May 18th.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb read a telegram from George Foster Peabody asking this club to endorse President Wilson's mediation movement. In reply the Club sent a night letter to Pres. [President] Wilson endorsing his plans for mediation, signed by Mrs.

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Lipscomb and Mrs. Hoke.]

[handwritten text: Treas. [Treasurer] ' report -- Mrs. Roberts, was adopted as read and is on file. ]

[handwritten text: Dr. Dan Dupree brought a message from Chancellor Barrow concerning the need of a hospital on the University Campus. He asked the co-operation [cooperation] of the Club in the enlargement of hospital facilities and would appreciate any thing [anything] the Club could do. Following this request a discussion followed. Mrs. Green moved that we do not turn over to the University the Crawford Long fund until $10,000 or more is secured for the building. Withdrawn. Mrs. Bartow made this motion and was seconded by Mrs. Green, viz. that the President, Mrs. Hoke appoint a committee to confer with Chancellor Barrow and with Mrs. Walter Lamar, chm. [chairman] of the State Infirmary Com. [Committee] in regard to this matter. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb and Mrs. A. S. Parker were elected delegates to the Biennial in Chicago with Miss Edna Randall and Mrs. T. F. Green as alternates. The Pres. [President] urged the members to attend the District Meeting in Lavonia. Mrs. Green stated that Ga. [Georgia] lead [led] all states in the number of new clubs federated in 1913. Pres. [President] urged the members to subscribe for the Club Magazine. Mrs. Conway's motion that the Club pay its subscription of $50 for the support of Tallulah Falls School was adopted. A motion was adopted that the Club have an afternoon party at the Country Club was adopted. Date to be named later. A letter from Mrs. Wood of [unclear text: W.] H. asking a protest against improper dress was endorsed.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin. ]



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

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Thu. [Thursday] June 4, at five o'clock in the City Hall, the Pres. [President], Mrs. J. Z. Hoke presiding. The minutes were adopted as read. The Trea's [Treasurer's] report was adopted and is on file. Mrs. A. S. Parker gave a report of the district meeting held at Lavonia, also of the plans of the Home Economics section.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green reported $12 added to the E.F. White fund, the observance of Peace Day and of entertaining the delegates passing through to Lavonia. ]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] reported $100 cleared for the Civic Dept. [Department] on the Merchant's Carnival. ]

[handwritten text: A motion made by Mrs. Parker was adopted, viz. [videlicet] that all funds of departments be turned over to the Club Treasurer and in turn said funds be turned over to the various Departments. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Mary Hunnicutt spoke in behalf of shopping early in the day in order that the merchants will readily consent to closing their stores promptly at six o'clock. The Club heartily endorsed this movement. ]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] appointed Mrs. W. H. Bocock treasurer of the Crawford W. Long Infirmary fund. ]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] referred to a request by the National Federation that proper respect be paid to our National Air, "The Star Spangled Banner." ]

[handwritten text: Following a suggestion by the Pres. [President], this motion was adopted, that the Club ask the Board of Education to fumigate all school buildings and school books at the close of (the) each term. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. Parker, Chm. [Chairman] Home Economics Dept. [Department] asked that the Club endorse a movement for a demonstration of cooking with gas, at 25 cts. [cents] per lesson or $1 for five. The Club offered its hearty endorsement. Mrs. Parker stated that a committee was devising plans for a school for training servants and a kind of employment bureau. ]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] announced a lawn party [added text: to be] given by the Club at an early date and urged all the members to attend. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green offered for honorary membership in the Club the names of Miss Callie Sosnowski and Mrs. A. E. Crawford; Mrs. Bartow offered the name of Miss Anna Camak. These members were received with much pleasure. Mrs. Crawford extended her appreciation for the honor and suggested an appropriate motto for the club to be "[unclear text: hon] ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully sumitted [submitted],
Mrs. Cobb Lampkin,
Recording secretary]



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

CRAWFORD LONG INFIRMARY

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club held an important meeting at the residence of the president, Mrs. J. Z. Hoke Tuesday afternoon, the 7th, at 6 o'clock.]

[printed text: Mrs. Hoke stated the object of the meeting to be a consideration of the appropriating of a fund raised by the club to the enlargement of the Crawford W. Long infirmary on the University campus. This fund at present amounts to more than one thousand ][handwritten text: [added text: X] ][printed text: dollars ][handwritten text: [added text: $1340.00] ][printed text: in ][handwritten text: [added text: X] ][printed text: bank ][handwritten text: [added text: X] ][printed text: and additional subscriptions of about eight hundred dollars. ]

[printed text: The following resolution offered by Mrs. Florence Long Bartow and seconded by Mrs. A. E. Crawford was unanimously adopted: ]

The Resolution.

[printed text: "Inasmuch as Chancellor D. C. Barrow has undertaken to enlarge and equip the present small Crawford W. Long Infirmary located on the campus of the University of Georgia; Be it resolved that the Athens Woman's Club turn over to Chancellor D. C. Barrow all moneys in hand and that may be collected, already subscribed to this fund by various parties. With the proviso that the sum of $100.00 (one hundred dollars) of this amount be expended to grade, sod and otherwise beautifying the grounds between said Infirmary and
Lumpkin street and that the treasurer of the Crawford Long Memorial Fund be instructed to pay to Chancellor Barrow all money in hand and which may be collected for this purpose." ]

Amendment Adopted.

[printed text: Amendment to resolution by Mrs. A. E. Crawford and seconded by Mrs. J. W. Chipley was adopted, that the Crawford W. Long Infirmary is the original name given by the trustees of the University to the infirmary located on its campus and it shall ever remain the same. ]

Many Present.

[printed text: Present at the meeting were Mrs. J. Z. Hoke, the president; Mrs. A. S. Parker, vice president; Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, recording secretary; Mrs. Chas. Whittle, corresponding secretary; Mesdames J. S. Stewart, S. V. Sanford, A. O. Harper, Florence Bartow, A. E. Crawford, J. T. Anderson, O. R. Dobbs, W. H. Davis, Hamilton McWhorter, Deadwyled-Vail, Walter Jones, J. M. Rogers, W. A. Harris, T. H. McHatton, E. H. Cooley, J. W. Chipley, J. P. Campbell, M. L. Davis, H. S. West, G. Y. Coleman, C. Case, and Miss Edna Randall. In addition Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb and Mrs. W. H. Bocock were represented by proxy. ]

To Issue a Yearbook.

[printed text: Other business transacted at this meeting was the adoption of a motion by Mrs. A. E. Crawford, seconded by Mrs. W. H. Davis, that the club issue a year-book containing its constitution and by-laws, and its departments of work with the enrollment of its more than two hundred members. ]

[handwritten text: Charter ]

[handwritten text: A unanimous vote was passed authorizing the issuing of a club charter at an early date ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Case reported $20.50 cleared on the ball game for the Educational Dept. [Department] ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin,
Recording Secretary]



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[ Note: Floor plan of Crawford W. Long Memorial infirmary.; [printed text: Crawford W. Long Memorial
University of GA [Georgia]
Athens, GA [Georgia] ] ]

[printed text:

 University of Georgia 
Office of the Chancellor  

]

[printed text: Athens, Ga. [Georgia], ]

[handwritten text: Sept. [September] 14 ][printed text: 191 ][handwritten text: 4 ]
[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke, ]
[handwritten text: Athens, Ga. [Georgia] ]

[handwritten text: Dear Mrs. Hoke: ]

[handwritten text: I have had a cut made of floor plan of the infirmary. I am sending you the first print sent out. ]


[handwritten text: Yours Sincerely, ]
[Signed] [handwritten text: David C. Barrow ]
[handwritten text: . ]



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[printed text:

The President
deeply appreciates your message of sympathy and
begs that you will express his sincere gratitude
to those associated with you

]

[printed text:

The White House
Washington

]
April 28, 1914.
My dear Mrs. Hoke:

[typewritten text: The President directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram of April 27th, and to thank you for your courtesy in wiring.]


Sincerely yours,
[Signed] [handwritten text: [unclear text: J. P. Tasmultz] ]

[typewritten text: Secretary to the President.

Mrs. J. Z. Hoke,
Athens, Georgia.]



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

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Monday, four P.M. Sept. 28 at the residence of the president, Mrs. J. Z. Hoke. Prayer was offered by the Pres. [President] ]

[handwritten text: The minutes were adopted as read. The Cor. [Corresponding] sec. [secretary], Mrs. Whittle read a letter of thanks from Chancellor Barrow expressing thanks to the Club for a gift to the Infirmary of $2000. ]

[handwritten text: In the absence of Mrs. Beacham, Treas. [Treasurer], Mrs. O. [deleted text (overstrike): R.] [added text (appears to be different ink): M.] Roberts reported $23.11 in bank. A motion was made by Mrs. Lipscomb that a letter of thanks be sent Mrs. W. A. Roberts for her services as Treas. [Treasurer] The Club unanimously elected Mrs. W. D. Beacham, Treas. [Treasurer] for the remainder of the year. Mrs. McDorman gave a splendid report of the work done by the Civics Dept. [Department] ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green, Chm. [Chairman] Educational Dept. [Department] reported the gift of one scholarship in the Woodberry School valued at $100. One scholarship at the Normal; and one at Lucy Cobb Institute valued at [blank on form] also one scholarship in piano under Miss Bertha Kate Davison. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Bocock, Treas. [Treasurer] of Crawford Long Infirmary read her report which is on file. Following report, Mrs. Lipscomb read the early history of the Infirmary movement. The Club authorized the Pres. [President] to speak at the State Federation in Albany on the subject of the Infirmary and to solicit funds for it. A letter of thanks was read from Miss Anna Camak, expressing appreciation of honorary membership in the Club. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. Green presented in reading the contract for the Ella F. White school signed by Mr. Robert Pitts, chairman of citizens meeting and (The above should be recorded in Nov. [November] minutes) Page Mrs. Green told of the verbal contract with the citizens of Mountain City. A motion made by Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb was adopted; that the Athens Woman's Club turn over to the trustees of Ella F. White school five hundred dollars. Prior to adoption of former motions, the amendment was adopted that the Athens Woman's Club have a representative on the Board of Trustees and only Normal trained teachers be employed, and that the school be in session the longest time possible during the year, and that the school house plan be submitted to the Club.]

[handwritten text: A motion was adopted that all funds raised for special purposes be held in trust by Treas. [Treasurer] of said fund and reported on to the general treasurer of club. ]

[handwritten text: A new constitution drawn up by Mrs. Hoke and Mrs. Lipscomb, committee was read by Mrs. Hoke. The old constitution was read by Mrs. T. F. Green. Discussion followed. A motion by Mrs. Lipscomb was adopted that Mrs. Lipscomb and Mrs. Hoke draw up a constitution to be presented at next meeting. ]

[handwritten text: No further business the meeting adjourned. Refreshments were served in the dining room. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted,
Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, Rec. sec. [Recording secretary] ]



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

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the residence of Mrs. Hoke, Nov. 23, at four P.M. Mrs. Lipscomb offered prayer. Mrs. Hoke presided. Minutes were adopted as read. Mrs. Whittle, cor. sec. [corresponding secretary] reported notifying several ladies of their election to membership in the club.]

[handwritten text: Report of Mrs. Beacham, Treas. [Treasurer] was read and is on file. Mrs. Hoke spoke of the Mother's meetings held at Oconee St. [street] school. The club voted to pay $18 due for the expenses of these meetings. Miss Annie Patman, principal of this school, told of their interesting meetings and the beautiful spirit of cooperation with parents and children. A motion was adopted that $5 additional be given for the Nov. [November] and Dec. [December] meetings.]

[handwritten text: Civics, Mrs. Carithers, chm. [chairman] reported this department interested in school gardening, public playgrounds and parks, also that plans were being developed for a rest room in the new courthouse. The Pres. [President] offered the use of a vacant lot on
Waddell St. [Street] for gardening. ]

[handwritten text: Educational; Mrs. Green told of E.F. White school and read the contract signed by Mr. Robert Pitts, chairman Citizens Meeting and Mr. L. M. Chastain County School Commissioner. A motion was adopted that the Contract be accepted by the club as read. Mrs. F. Green was unanimously elected to represent the club on the Board of Trustees of this school. The club voted to send the new baby, Claud White Green, a silver spoon, born at the close of a meeting of the trustees of this school, son of a trustee, named for the school. ]

[handwritten text: (Contract is on pages 66-67-68.) ]



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[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] introduced Miss Annie May Holliday, the newly appointed chm. [chairman] of the Art Department, who told of her plans for work in the New Year.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Bocock gave financial report of Infirmary which is on file. The Pres. [President] reported the gift of five dollars from Miss Mary Anderson, Augusta, Ga. [Georgia] for the Infirmary. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke and Mrs. Sarah Cobb Baxter gave splendid reports of the Annual Meeting in Albany. Athens Woman's Club made the finest report given. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. O. Harper told of the Live at Home dinner and Made at Home exhibit planned by the Educational Department to be given at an early date. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. F. L. Taylor asked the co-operation [cooperation] of Club in aiding the D.A.R. to win the big prize in the M. and M. contest. ]

[handwritten text: Greetings were extended to several visitors present. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Capps was elected Club poet. ]

[handwritten text: No further business the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted,
Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, Cor. sec [Corresponding secretary] ]



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[typewritten text: Mountain City, Ga. [Georgia], October 23, 1914.]

Be it Resolved; That we the citizens of Mountain City School District,

1st. That we pledge ourselves to contribute $500.00 to the $500.00 raised by the Womans Club of Athens Ga. [Georgia] for the purpose of erecting a new school building at Mountain City, w with [with] the aid to be rendered by the County Board of Education of Rabun County.

2nd. That there be a committee consisting of three members to agree upon plans and the construction of said building, one to be appointed by the Womans Club of Athens, one by the County Board of Education of Rabun County, and one by the Citizens of Mountain City School District, and that we do hereby appoint, Mr. J. F. Cathey, as our member of said committee.

3rd. That said school shall be named the, Ella F. White Memorial School, in honor of the late, Mrs. Ella F. White, deceased President of the Womans Club of Athens.

4th. That said school shall be conducted as a standard school and controlled by the County Board of Education of Rabun County.

5th. That we extend our thanks to, Mrs. Green, and Members of the Womans Club of Athens for their personal interest in the welfare of the children of Mountain City School District and for their kind and liberal help toward the erection of a new school building.

[typewritten text: 6th. That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the County Board of Education for its approval at its call meeting to be held October 24, 1914, and that a copy be sent the Womans Club of Athens.]


[Signed] [handwritten text: Robert Pitts, ]Chairman Citizens Meeting


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[printed text: COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ]
[printed text: L. M. C ]HASTAIN, [printed text: B ]URTON[printed text: , ][printed text: G ]A[printed text: . ] [Georgia]
[printed text: Board of Education, Rabun County]
[printed text: Dr. J. C. Dover, Pres. [President], Clayton, Ga. [Georgia] ]
[printed text: [deleted text (overstrike): H. C. Blalock,] Tiger, Ga. [Georgia] ]
[printed text: W. S. Price, Chechero, Ga. [Georgia] ]
[printed text: A. Whitmire, Pine Mountain, Ga. [Georgia] ]
[printed text: J. E. Neville, Rabun Gap, Ga. [Georgia] ]

[added text: J. C. Howard,]
Burton, Ga. [Georgia] October 24, 1914.191[blank on form]

The County Board of Education of Rabun County met in call session all members present,

The Citizens of the Mountain City School District, with a representative from the Womans Club of Athens Georgia met with t the [the] Board and the following resolutions were offered; Be it Resolved That we the citizens of Mountain City School District.

1st. That we pledge ourselves to contribute $500.00 to the $500.00 raised by the Womans Club of Athens Georgia for the purpose of erecting a new school building at Mountain City, with the aid to be rendered by the County Board of Education of Rabun County.

2nd. That there be a committee consisting of three members to agree upon plans and the construction of said building, one to be appointed by the Womans Club of Athens, one by the County Board of Education of Rabun County and one by the citizens of [deleted text (overstrike): the] Mountain[handwritten text: [added text: City] ]School District.

3rd. That said school shall be named the Ell[deleted text (overstrike): er] [handwritten text: [added text: a] ]F. White Memorial School, in honor ofMrs. Ell[deleted text (overstrike): er] [handwritten text: [added text: a] ]F. White, late deceased President of the Womans Club of Athens.

4th. That said school shall be conducted as a standard s school [school], and controlled by the County Board of Education of Rabun County.



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5th. That we extend our thanks to Mrs. Green and members of the Womans Club of Athens for their personal interest in the welfare of the children of Mountain City School District and for their kind and liberal help toward the erection of a new school building.

[typewritten text: 6th. That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the County Board of Education for its approval at its call meeting to be held October 24, 1914, and that a copy be sent to the Womans Club of Athens.]

[typewritten text: After due consideration of the above rsolutions [resolutions] it is ordered by the County Board of Education that it pledges the citizens of Mountain City School District and Womans Club of Athens Georgia, a donation for the purpose of erecting a new school building but the exact amount can not be determined until this Board regular January 1915, meeting,]

It is also agreed that the proposed name in the above resolutions "Ell[deleted text (overstrike): er] [added text: a] ]F. White Memorial" be accepted.

It is also agre[handwritten text: [added text: e] ]d that a building committee as mentioned in the resolutions [deleted text (overstrike): be] be accepted -- and this Board appoints Rev. [Reverend] John l. Franklin to represent it on said committee.


[Signed] [handwritten text: L. M. Chastain, C. S. S. ]


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

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Monday P.M. 4 Dec. [December] 28, at the residence of Mrs. Hoke.]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] Mrs. Hoke presided. Mrs. Lipscomb offered prayer. Following the reading and adoption of the minutes, Mrs. Beacham gave the Treas.' [Treasurer's] report which is on file. Mrs. Whittle, cor. sec [corresponding secretary] reported letters of invitation written to several ladies. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Carithers, chm. [chairman] of Civics department reported one meeting held, and plans were being completed for the opening of rest room at an early date and cooperation was expressed in school gardening. Mrs. Arthur Palmer reported Xmas [Christmas] tree for N. [Night] school. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green, chm. [chairman] of Educational Department announced the coming of a great singer Feb. 12 and 13, which appearance would be under the auspices of this department. She urged the club to cooperate in making the occasion a great success. A resolution of thanks to all who aided in Live at Home dinner and Made at Home exhibit was adopted. The corresponding secretary was asked to write letters to contributors. A motion was adopted that consideration of Constitution and bylaws be carried over until next meeting. Mrs. Bartow asked the continued cooperation of the club in aiding the D.A.R.s to win the $750 in the M. and M. contest, for the benefit of the U.G. Infirmary. Mrs. C. A. Whittle was appointed chm. [chairman] of refreshments on D.A.R. registration day.]

[handwritten text: The following were nominated and elected by the club as members of the nominating committee for the officers for 1915: Mrs. W. H. Bocock, Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, Jr., Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Mrs. Geo. Hodgson and Miss Susie Davison.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin,
Rec. sec. [Recording secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Summary of Work for 1914 by
Mary Lyndon.]
ATHENS WOMAN'S CLUB
[printed text: by M. D. L. ]

[printed text: There is perhaps no organization in the city that has done more or better work during the last twelve months than the Athens Woman's Club, as will be radily [readily] seen from the following brief account of some of the tangible results. ]

[printed text: On the twenty-sixth of January the club met at the home of Mrs. Thomas F. Greene and the following officers elected for the ensuing year: President -- Mrs. John Z. Hoke.
First vice president -- Mrs. J. Y. Carithers.
Second vice president -- Mrs. A. S. Parker.
Recording secretary -- Mrs. Cobb Lampkin.
Treasurer -- Mrs. J. S. Stewart.
Mrs. Stewart resigned shortly and Mrs. W. A. Roberts was elected.
]

[printed text: Originally the Woman's Club had been composed of several sections but for many years had become a one-department club. The value of departmental work was recognized and it was decided to divide it into three departments -- Civic under the leadership of the first vice president, Mrs. Carithers; Home Economic under the second vice president, Mrs. Parker; and the educational, of which Mrs. T. F. Green was appointed chairman. This department was not created when the others were and so the work does not cover twelve months. The report of all sections goes only to the fourth Monday in January, the beginning of the new club year.]

[printed text: In October a fourth department was added, Art, and Miss Annie May Holliday, appointed chairman.]

[printed text: Mrs. Roberts systematized the bookkeeping and did much to increase the efficiency of this important office. In May she resigned, and Mrs. W. D. Beacham was elected.]

Civic Department.

[printed text: Under the re-organized [reorganized] civic department the Athens Civic Club was invited to come in to this section of the Woman's Club and accepted the invitation. In the spring much good work was accomplished in several ways. All the public school children were given cards on which property owners put their signatures as agreeing to keep their premises in a clean and sanitary condition during the remainder of the year. Prizes were offered for the ones securing the greatest number of signers and the contest was a most spirited one. ]

[printed text: In the spring a Trades Carnival was given, from which one hundred dollars was netted, this amount being judiciously used in civic betterment work. ]

[printed text: In the fall, in co-operation [cooperation] with the Chamber of Commerce, a rest room was secured and furnished for the women of Clarke county. Mrs. Carithers loaned several pieces of handsome furniture and the section spent $90.00 for rugs, etc. [et cetera] ]

Home Economics Department.

[printed text: This department has done good work which does not show as much as that of some of the other departments. The members have studied household book-keeping [bookkeeping] and other phases of home-making [homemaking]. It is planning a school for the training of servants and a registration bureau. ]

Educational Department.

[printed text: As stated above, this department was not created until February of 1914 and did not really get down to work until March but the magnificent report shows with vim and success it has since that time worked.]

[printed text: In February Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb managed for this department, a Mother Goose Pageant from which $160.00 was realized. Mrs. E. A. Crawford gave $25.00, part of the receipts from the Quilp Tea Party, in the fund. From these two entertainments and other sources, $435.50 has been placed in bank for the Ella F. White Memorial.]

[printed text: Scholarships have been secured aggregating $763.00 ]

[printed text: One at Lucy Cobb, valued at $190. ]

[printed text: Music scholarship at Lucy Cobb, value, $63.00. ]

[printed text: Woodberry, value, $100.00. ]

[printed text: Tallulah Falls (gift of Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb and Mrs. Rutherford Lipscomb) $200.00. ]

[printed text: Miss Bertha Kate Davison, music, value $50.00. ]

[printed text: Miss Ross, music, value, $50.00. ]

[printed text: Athens Business College, value, $100.00. ]

[printed text: In May a Peace Day celebration was held at the University chapel, which was largely attended, hundreds of children being in the audience. Dr. H. C. White, president of the Georgia Peace Society was the speaker. Many peace stamps were sold and three thousand purchased to be sold this spring.]

[printed text: In the spring a baseball game was played between the regular Georgia team and the scrubs, and the amount from this placed with the Ella White Memorial Fund. ]

[printed text: What will prove the biggest thing the club has ever done was the Live-at-Home exposition held in November. From this $150.00 was secured, but the good it will accomplish for the city and the caunty [county] cannot be estimated.]

[printed text: Among one of the items contributed to that was two bolts of cloth, by Mr. J. F. Tibbetts. This will be made into garments, thus giving employment to sewing women who need work, and distributed among the needy. ]

[printed text: One girl applied to the chairman for a scholarship in the Business College, but the members of the department thought she was too young to receive the full benefit the course offers, so they quietly went about helping her in another way. At the time she applied she was working for eight dollars a month (note that please); a position was secured for her where she was paid eighteen. ]

Infirmary.

[printed text: Four or five years ago the club began maising [raising] money for an infirmary to be on the University campus. Three thousand dollars was secured in money and verbal pledges. This year the money in bank for this purpose, including interest, amounted to $1,340. It was decided at a meeting in July to turn over to the Chancellor this amount and to make an effort to have those pledges redeemed. Mrs. Sarah Cobb Baxter was appointed to undertake this thankless task and the club is deeply indebted to her for the result. She collected $660.00 -- remember from verbal pledges five years old -- making $2,000.00 that the club gave to the work. It was thought that the Federation would aid in the work but the committee was not allowed a hearing at the Albany Convention, and so what the club women of Georgia have done for this has been done by the women of Athens alone. With one exception -- Miss Anderson, of Augusta, sent $10.]

General Work and Expenditure.

[printed text: Co-operation [Cooperation] has been the watch word of the club; co-operation [cooperation] with any body of men or women undertaking a worthy work; co-operation [cooperation] among the members of a department and the club as a whole. This accounts for the very successful year just closed. The good accomplished cannot be put in figures, for the money spent represents but a small part of the work. But figures are an indication and besides the amounts given above, the club paid to the General Federation a per capita tax amounting to $25.00; to the Tallulah school $50; Students' Aid, $10; to Miss Annie Patman for work in East Athens, $23; for the Christmas tree at the West Athens Night School, 20.00.]



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[handwritten text: Report to the Annual State Federation at [deleted text (overstrike): Eastman] [added text: Albany] Ga. [Georgia] Nov. [November] 1914]

SPLENDID REPORT ATHENS WOMAN'S CLUB.

[printed text: Report of the Athens Woman's Club for the past year. Raised by this club and given by it during the year the following: ]

[printed text: To the Crawford Long Memorial Infirmary, $2,000. ]

[printed text: To Tallulah Falls school, through the club, $250. ]

[printed text: To school at Mountain City, $277.50. ]

[printed text: Pledges to be collected for the Mountain City school, $117. ]

[printed text: Gift scholarships for the year, $688. ]

[printed text: Students' Aid fund reloaned during the year, $241.49. ]

[printed text: Total, $3,573.99. ]

[printed text: Year's dues received, $150. ]

[printed text: Turned in by civic department, $120. ]

[printed text: The club has 205 members. ]

[printed text: The club is made up of four departments; they are the civic department, with Mrs. J. Y. Carithers, chairman; home economics, with Mrs. A. S. Parker, chairman; education, with Mrs. T. F. Green, chairman; art, with Miss Annie Mae Holliday, chairman. ]

[printed text: Civic Department -- This department has turned in $120 to the club and has done excellent work along other lines that do not show in financial returns. The plans of the department are well outlined for the next year, and will be executed by an able chairman, who will send in a report more in detail at the next state meeting of the clubs. ]

[printed text: Educational Department -- This department is under the leadership of Mrs. T. F. Green, who has worked faithfully, and who submits the following: Special endeavor has been made in behalf of the school at Mountain City, Ga. [Georgia], which school is now being conducted in one of the churches there, with an attendance of 95 children, all from a radius of 1 1-2 miles from the church. Two teachers are employed -- one man and one woman assistant. ]

[printed text: The citizens of Mountain City have pledged $500 to the school, which is to be built shortly; the county board of education pledged support to the best of their ability, which they practically assure us will not be less than $250, and with the possibility of being $500, and the Athens Woman's Club pledged $500, making a total of pledges secured $1,500. There is local tax at Mountain City for school purposes, and so the funds received through the county board of education will really come from the people themselves, in addition to the $500 pledged by the citizens. ]

[printed text: The county board of education owns a beautiful shaded lot on which the school will be built. The school will belong to the county board of education which will insure its perpetuity. Both the board and the citizens agreed it should be known for all time as the Ella F. White Memorial school. ]

[printed text: Professor Charles M. Strahan, of the University of Georgia, will plan and superintend the building, donating his work and time. ]

[printed text: The citizens of Mountain City, the county board of education and Woman's Club of Athens agreed that a building committee should be appointed, consisting of one member from each of the above mentioned. It is proposed to begin the structure in January. The lot upon which it will be placed carries with it water privileges which will enable it to have all conveniences.]

[printed text: The school has already been standardized with five grades, using the state required books. The teacher is a first-grade licensed teacher. ]

[printed text: This educational department is striving to instill ideas and love of peace in the minds and hearts of the children. On last Peace day there was an observance held in the chapel on the campus of the University, with an attendance of 300 children. This coming Peace day there will be, we hope, a gathering of 2,000 children on the campus of the University, where interesting exercises will be held. We believe the children must be taught peace to enforce it when they become citizens of control.]

[printed text: This department won $500 in a newspaper contest in 1911, which has been made a special fund for educating girls through the means of loans. Small loans of $30 to a girl has been found wisest, as it is not too much for them to repay when they begin earning. These loans are made to girls who wish to take a business course. The business college in Athens gives to each girl who receives this loan from us an additional scholarship of $25, so through the loan of $30 the girl receives the full $55 course at the college.]

WOMAN'S CLUB ELECTED OFFICERS. [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[printed text: The annual meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. Z. Hoke on
Cloverhurst avenue.]

[printed text: The constitution and by-laws were revised at this meeting. The club was founded sixteen years ago this month, and the constitution had not been revised in all that time. ]

[printed text: The election of officers was next taken up. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Hoke refused to be re-elected president again and so this office was left open. For first vice president, Mrs. J. Y. Carithers was elected, and Mrs. A. S. Parker was elected second vice president. The other officers elected were: Corresponding secretary, Mrs. Charles A. Whittle; treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Beacham; and recording secretary, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin. ]

[printed text: After the business of the meeting had been disposed of Mrs. Hoke served light refreshments and a social hour was enjoyed. ]

[printed text: During the time that Mrs. Hoke has been president of the Woman's Club she has done much to improve it and its various interests and the members feel that if she would consent to continue in the office, the club would flourish still more. They would not elect a new president in her place Friday, when she offered her resignation, and they still hope that she may decide to reconsider and that then she will consent to accept the presidency for at least one more term.]

[printed text: The next meeting will not be held until Monday, February 22.]



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[handwritten text: January 1915] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Annual Meeting of the A.W.C. was held Friday afternoon, Jan. [January] 23rd at 3:30 at the residence of Mrs. J. Z. Hoke, Pres. [President] ]

[handwritten text: Reports of the officers and chairmen were read. ]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President] asked Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb to take the chair. Mrs. Lipscomb, chm. [chairman] of committee, read the revised constitution and by-laws. New articles and amendments were added to the old constitution, thereby adapting it to the plans and needs of the club at this time. The club was founded sixteen years ago largely for the purpose of culture. As time passed, the members undertook educational work; the building of schools and support of scholarships, later the departments of civics, home economics, and art were created. ]

[handwritten text: The Pres. [President], Mrs. Hoke takes the chair, she told of Mr. Syke's offer of the use of rooms in the electric building for the holding of club meetings. The club accepted the offer. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke presented the great need of a cooking school in West Athens. Discussion. The Home Economics section consented to try to raise $50 for this work. Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, chm. [chairman] of nominating com. [committee] read the report. She paid a beautiful tribute to the splendid work of the officers the past year, and said that in view of this fact they considered a change of officers hurtful and they unanimously named the same officers for the new year. President, Mrs. J. Z. Hoke.
First vice-president, Mrs. J. Y. Carithers.
Second vice-president, Mrs. A. S. Parker.
Recording secretary, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin.
Corresponding secretary, Mrs. C. A. Whittle.
Treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Beacham.


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A motion by Mrs. Earnest, second by Mrs. Green, that the report of the nominating be accepted was adopted, with a rising vote.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke expressed appreciation to the club for cooperation in the work during her term of office, but declined to serve longer. ]

[handwritten text: The following nominations were made from the floor: Mrs. W. D. Beacham, Mrs. E. A. Hodgson, Jr., Mrs. W. H. Bocock, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin and Mrs. J. Y. Carithers, resulting in no election, a new nominating committee consisting of Mrs. S. V. Sanford, Mesdames Earnest, Beacham, Randall and Whittle was appointed. ]

[handwritten text: No further business the meeting adjourned, for a social time in the dining room. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, ]

[handwritten text: Recording secretary. ]



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

[printed text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athen's Woman's Club was held Monday afternoon, February 22, at 4 o'clock at "The Palms" (Electric Shop). Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, past president, presided. The report of the work of the Educational Department, Mrs. T. F. Green, chairman, showed plans being developed for the erection of the Ella White school at Mountain City. The club is gratified that the Chamber of Commerce will open an employment bureau.]

[printed text: Mrs. A. S. Parker, chairman of Home Economics, gave an interesting report. The club is much gratified to report that Miss Anna Barrow will speak in this city March 3rd and 4th. Her subpect [subject], "The Business of Home Making," is of interest to all citizens. Miss Barrow is field secretary of the American Home Economics association, is an author of books, and a member of the department of Household Arts at Columbia University.]

[printed text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb was elected parliamentarian. ]

[printed text: The club appreciated the city's support of a cooking school at the West Athen's Night School, which was reported by Mrs. J. Z. Hoke. ]

[printed text: Much regret was felt that Mrs. J. Y. Carithers tendered her resignation as first vice president. The club accepted it, and unanimously elected Mrs. J. S. Stewart. ]

[printed text: Mrs. C. A. Whittle was appointed social chairman. ]

[printed text: The club feels deeply indebted to Mrs. J. Z. Hoke for accepting the presidency, after being nominated at two successive meetings. The work of 1914 under her regime was most successful, and even larger things will be undertaken this year. After adjournment, the members enjoyed a social half hour.]

[handwritten text: The treasurer's report, Mrs. Beacham, showed $3 paid Mrs. Bankston and $11.16 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: The club appreciates Mrs. Van Straaten accepting the chairmanship of the rooms. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. H. E. Martin gave a splendid itemized report of the Educational department which is on file. The club is much delighted that $62.75 was cleared by the Goodwin Recital. (Funds for the E.F.W. school are increasing.) The Student's Aid fund has in bank $8.93 and has loaned to girls $185. ]

[handwritten text: Resolutions of plans for the enlargement of club work were read by Mrs. D. L. Earnest, following which the Pres. [President] was empowered to appoint a finance committee with Mrs. Beacham, club treasurer, as chairman. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Van Straaten was appointed chairman of rooms. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin,
Secretary.]



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

[printed text: The March meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at "The Palms", (Electric building) Monday afternoon, the 22nd. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke presided.]

[printed text: Following the secretary's report, the treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Beacham, read her report which was adopted. ]

[printed text: The report of the Civic Department, read by the chairman, Mrs. J. S. Stawart, was heartily endorsed. ]

[printed text: The edpartment [department] of Household Economics, Miss Kathleen O'Farrell chairman, will study the planning and building of a home. ]

[printed text: Under Mrs. T. F. Green, the department of Education will arrange a splendid program for the observance of Peace Day. Governor Slaton is invited to be the guest of Athens on this occasion.]

[printed text: Owing to frequent absence from the city, Mrs. H. C. Conway tendered her resignation as chairman of Students Aid Fund. The president appointed Mrs. A. O. Harper to this office. ]

[printed text: Mrs. W. H. Bocock was appointed chairman of gift scholarships. ]

[printed text: The art department, through Miss Annie May Holliday, reported the success of the pottery exhibit. ]

[printed text: The corresponding secretary, Mrs. C. A. Whittle, was instructed to express to the Drama League the club's appreciation of the splendid entertainments given during the winter; congratulations for furnishing such celebrities as Frederick Warde, Dr. Wyche, and others. Congratulations were also expressed to the Music Lovers' Club and an invitation extended to become a department of the Athens Woman's Club. Expressions of sympathy were extended to Mrs. T. J. Nichols in the loss of her husband. ]

[printed text: The club gave hearty endorsement to the Smith-Mathis concert to be given at an early date, and to the Wednesday afternoon Story-Hour. ]

[printed text: A birthday party will be given early in April, which will be a large social event.]

[printed text: No further business the meeting adjourned. A social half-hour over the tea cups was enjoyed. ]

[printed text: MRS. COBB LAMPKIN,
Secretary.]

[printed text: Civic Section. ]

[printed text: The Civic Section held an interesting meeting, last Thursday, March 19.]

[printed text: Plans were made for helping to improve our city in many ways. ]

[printed text: Committee were appointed for the following objects, viz [videlicet] : ]

[printed text: I. A committee to see the mayor, and the chairman of the civic committee of the Chamber of Commerce and formulate such plans as will best accomplish the cleaning-up of the city, in April.]

[printed text: II. A committee to investigate the advisability of forming a Colored Woman's Civic League. It is proposed to give the following card to be signed by every member of this league, viz. [videlicet], ]

[printed text: Membership Card---Civic League. ]

[printed text: Name________________ .... as a member of the above organization, I promise to improve the sanitary condition of the home of the home in which I live: ]

[printed text: 1st. By keeping the interior clean and well ventilated. ]

[printed text: 2nd. By keeping the premises free from rubbish and garbage, using freely of lime to disinfect and whitewash. ]

[printed text: 3rd. By planting flowers and grasses, and keeping the weeds cut down. ]

[printed text: Clubs of this sort have flourished in other cities, why not in Athens? ]

[printed text: III. A committee to see that the proper authorities require property owners to keep their vacant lots clean and free from weeds, and to sod such lots as are above the sidewalk to prevent muddy pavements. ]

[printed text: IV. A committee to have the Rest Room well advertised, by circulating cards (which are being prepared) telling of the advantages of the Rest Room, etc. [et cetera], among the country preachers and teachers to be distributed among their congregations, and pupils. ]

[printed text: V. To see the mayor and find out if our city laws are drastic enough to prevent the breaking of the Sabbath, by selling drinks of any kind. ]

[printed text: The Civic Section is only a small part of our great Woman's Club but it stands for what is best for the upbuilding and uplifting of our city, and it has yet to present to the club its first undertaking, which has not received the hearty support of the club as a whole. ]

[printed text: The mayor, the city council, the chamber of commerce, and the daily papers, are always our cheerful and willing helpers. This being the case how can we help having the cleanest, healthiest and most beautiful city in the state? ]

[printed text: MRS. J. S. STEWART,
Chairman of Civic Section.]



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[printed text: Crawford W. Long Infirmary ]



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

[printed text: The April meeting of the Woman's Club was held Tuesday afternoon, the twenty-seventh, at the Electric building. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke presided. Prayer was offered by Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb. The minutes of the March meeting were read and approved. The report of the corresponding secretary, Mrs. C. A. Whittle, was accepted. Mrs. W. D. Beacham, the treasurer reported fifteen dollars per capita tax paid to the treasurer of the general federation.]

[printed text: Mrs. J. S. Stewart, chairman of the department of civics, reported splendid work done during "Clean-up Week." The club wishes the work continued throughout the year in order that every part of this city may be in a perfect sanitary condition. Through the department of Home Economics, the women were enabled to have Miss Barrows lecture. ]

[printed text: The club heartily endorsed all the courses taught in the schools of this city, relating to sewing, cookery, millinery and home-making. ]

[printed text: Also the club commended the work done by the teachers and children for civic improvement. ]

[printed text: The following were appointed to aid Mrs. T. F. Green, chairman, in preparation for the observance of Peace Day, May 18th: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Mrs. J. S. Stewart, Mrs. W. J. Peeples, Mrs. W. D. Beacham, and Mrs. J. M. Rogers.]

[printed text: The club elected Miss Kathleen O'Farrell for second vice president. Mrs. Cobb Lampkin was elected delegate to the district meeting at Monroe, Ga. [Georgia], May 6th. Other representatives are Mrs. J. Z. Hoke and Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb.]

[printed text: The president spoke of the Mid-Biennial Council to convene in Portland June 1, 2, and 3.]

[printed text: The club will have a birthday party on Mrs. J. S. Stewart's lawn at an early date. ]

[printed text: No further business the meeting adjourned. ]

[printed text: Respectfully submitted,
Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, Recording Secretary.]

[printed text: REPORT OF EIGHTH DISTRICT CONVENTION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS. ]

[printed text: The Eighth District Federation of Women's Clubs met in annual convention in Monroe May 5- 7.]

[printed text: The business sessions were presided over by Mrs. S. B. Yow, district president. The officers of the Georgia State Federation attending were: Mrs. Z. I. Fitzpatrick, president; Mrs. J. E. Hays, vice president; Mrs. Hugh Willett, director of Tallulah Falls School, and Mrs. W. E. Sheperd, chairman of gift scholarships. Representatives of federated clubs from Athens, Hartwell, Lavonia, Madison, Washington, Elberton, Bishop, Bostwick, Watkinsville and other places in the district responded to roll call by secretary, Miss Roberts. ]

[printed text: The reports showed much work done for civic improvement and in making more attractive school houses and grounds. Clubs are opening the school houses as social centers. ]

[printed text: Schools are observing Peace Day. The reports gave many unique plans for the raising of funds for carrying on the splendid work.]

[printed text: The convention was held in the First Methodist church. Addresses of welcome were extended by Mrs. D. W. Key and Mayor E. W. Roberts. Response to greetings was given by Mrs. Joseph Vason, of Madison. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Hays gave a message from the state federation, outlining, in a brief way, the work planned for this year. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Sheperd reported gift scholarships amounting to sixty-seven hundred dollars. By this means the federation is educating a large number of girls in our leading schools and colleges. Someone has forcefully said, "Educate a boy and you educate a man, educate a woman and you educate a family." ]

[printed text: Mrs. Willet spoke with great enthusiasm of the splendid work done by teachers and pupils in the Tallulah Falls School. In addition to the literary studies, manual training and domestic science are taught. Through the interest of Mr. Louis Magid, the boys are taught the planting and pruning of fruit trees. Plans are being made to add to the curriculum of the school, dairying and poultry raising. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Willett asked the convention to aid in securing seven scholarships for the school next September.]

[printed text: Mrs. A. O. Harper, chairman of a committee on compulsory education in the Daughters of the American Revolution, spoke interestingly on the subject. She urged the delegates to work for the passage of a compulsory education law. ]

[printed text: Dr. Park, of the state board of health, addressed the convention. ]

[printed text: Monroe's hospitality was unlimited. The town and automobiles were decorated in the club colors, yellow and white. The men wore yellow bands on their hats, and yellow neckties. The chamber of commerce and board of trade served a delightful barbecue. ]

[printed text: The beautiful reception to the delegates at Mrs. J. M. Nowell's home was largely attended by citizens, who gave to them the most cordial greetings. At this time, Mrs. Fitzpatrick made a strong address to more than two hundred present. She stressed the betterment of rural conditions. ]

[printed text: The convention re-elected Mrs. S. B. Yow, president, and Miss Lucy Roberts, secretary. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke was elected vice president. ]



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

[printed text: The mid-year meeting of the Woman's Club was held Monday afternoon, the twenty-fourth, which session closed the regular meetings until September. However, the membership will be interested in every department of work during the intervening months, and much will be accomplished. The various departments of the club are co-operating [cooperating] in movements for the betterment of the home-life; for social, civic and educational progress.]

[printed text: Mrs. J. Z. Hoke, the president, spoke enthusiastically of Athens' need of a club house, which would afford a comfortable and attractive meeting place for the women's organizations. She laid stress upon the great need in Georgia of a college for the higher education of women, comparable to the highest institutions of learning in other sections of the United States. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Hoke spoke in great appreciation of the splendid work done by the officers, chairmen of departments and committees. ]

[printed text: Interesting was the report made by Mrs. T. F. Green, chairman of education. Through the leadership of her active committee Peace Day was observed by the citizens and schools. In several schools interesting exercises were held and remarkable essays were written on peace. The club expresses appreciation to Dr. R. A. Torrey and other ministers for the services held under the tent.]

[printed text: Mrs. W. H. Bocock, chairman of gift scholarships, reported that one scholarship is available at Lucy Cobb Institute for the year 1915- 1916, to boarding students. One scholarship is open to day students. Discussion followed as to the awarding of these scholarships. The club greatly appreciates this generous gift from the Institute. In order that the club might wisely award these scholarships the names of Mrs. T. F. Green and Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb were added to the special committee.]

[printed text: The club expressed co-operation [cooperation] with Mrs. S. J. Tribble, chairman, in the entertainment of the Northeast Georgia Singing convention to be held in this city early in June.]

[printed text: The treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Bacham, was instructed to send twenty-five dollars to the Tallulah Falls School. The remaining half of the $50 pledge will be paid in the fall. ]

[printed text: Interesting reports of the District meeting held in Monroe were given. Resolutions showing this local club's indorsement [endorsement] of the plans of the state federation as outlined by its president, Mrs. Z. I. Fitzpatrick, were adopted as follows:
1. Compulsory Education Law.
2. Permissive Kindergarten bill.
3. The Use of Georgia Raised Products.
4. The Selection of the Chorkee [Cherokee] Rose as a state flower.
5. To preserve the Georgia holly and to beautify the national highways.
6. The Ellen Wilson endowment fund for the Christian education of mountain youth.
]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted,
Mrs. Cobb Lampkin,
Recording secretary.]



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[printed text: U ]NIVERSITY OF[printed text: G ]EORGIA
[printed text: A ]THENS[printed text: , G ]EORGIA

[printed text: E ]NGLISH

Athens, Ga. [Georgia], March 5, 1915.
Mrs. [deleted text (overstrike): B.] [handwritten text: [added text: J.] ]Z. Hoke,
Athens, Ga. [Georgia],
Dear Mrs. Hoke:

The faculty of the University of Georgia desire[added text: s] to express to the[deleted text (overstrike): Ladies Club of Athens] [handwritten text: [added text: Athens Womans Club] ]its appreciation of the assistance given towards the building of the Crawford W. Long infirmary. The faculty recognizes that it was through the help of the ladies that the infirmary was made possible. In thus protecting the health of the students of the University you have rendered a great service to the state.


Very truly yours,
[Signed] [handwritten text: E. S. Griggs ]
[Signed] [handwritten text: R. E. Park. ]
[typewritten text: Committee.
M.]



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[handwritten text: September 27th 1915] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The first meeting for the fall of the Athens Womans Club was called to meet at the home of Mrs. Hoke[deleted text (overstrike): Not a ] [added text (intralinear): Sep. 27th 1915] Not a quorum being present, informal discussions, in regard to the best work for the club were carried on, & plans arranged for the "Lady Minstrells" to be put on by Miss Lilian E. Hall, under the Auspices of the Club-- A Social half hour was enjoyed by those present --]



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[handwritten text: October, 1915] [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club held the October meeting on the afternoon of the twenty-fifth in the Electric building.]

[handwritten text: The meeting was opened with prayer by Mrs. Hoke, followed by the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting by Mrs. Charles A. Whittle. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Beacham, our treasurer, gave us the glad tidings of a nice sum having been cleared on our Minstrel. ]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from Mrs. Millet thanking us for the final payment, for this year, to the Tallulah School --]

[handwritten text: The report of the Civic Department was not read as it had been mailed to Mrs. Yow. ]

[handwritten text: During the year we have handled $1463.25 ]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from the Secretary of the American Federation of the Arts, concerning an Art exhibit, but the club decided to take no steps at this time toward securing it for this year --]

[handwritten text: A most enjoyable feature of the meeting was a talk by Mr. Fred Orr on "Interior Decoration" -- ]

[handwritten text: The Club adjourned for a social half hour -- ]

[handwritten text: Mamie Earley Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: November, 1915] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The November meeting was held in the club room, Monday, November 22.]

[handwritten text: The meeting was opened by Mrs. Hoke leading in prayer. ]

[handwritten text: It is not often in a club that every one [everyone] is of the same opinion but when Mrs. Cobb Lampkins' resignation as Secretary was formally accepted, there were expressions of regret from all members. The corresponding secretary was asked to write Mrs. Lampkin tendering the thanks of the club for her services and expressing their regret at her resignation. Mrs. Charles Whittle the corresponding secretary was asked to keep the minutes until the election of officers in January.]

[handwritten text: The treasurers report was read and accepted, there being $60.42 in the treasury. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Stuart having resigned, there was no report from the Civic Department. Also none from the Home Economics. ]

[handwritten text: The question of the sale of the Red Cross Seals came up, but no one was appointed to take charge of them. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Mary Wilkins came before the club with a tentative proposition from the Milledge Circle movement Co., concerning a tract of land for a park. Mrs. S.V. Sanford moved that a committee be appointed to confer with the Land Co., and Mrs. Hoke, as President, being authorized to name all unusual committees, she named Mrs. Sanford, Chairman, Mrs. Hamilton Mc Whorter, Mrs. Julius Talmadge, Mrs. E. M. Coleman,

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and Miss Mary Wilkins.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Arthur Palmer was suggested as Chairman of the West Athens Christmas tree, and the corresponding secretary was asked to write her. ]

[handwritten text: The nominating committee should have been elected, but there not being a quorum present, the club adjourned, subject to a call meeting in December .]

[handwritten text: A social chat was enjoyed -- ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: December, 1915] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The December meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held at the home of Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Mrs. J. Z. Hoke, the President, presiding. ]

[handwritten text: The meeting was opened with prayer by Mrs. Lipscomb followed by the reading of the minutes. The corresponding Secretary reported several letters written during the month, the most important being to Mr. Fortson concerning the proposed park. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. D. Beacham, the treasurer, reported $58.82 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: The chairman of the Civics, Home Economics and Art Departments gave no reports, but Mrs. Hoke gave a short account of the work being done by each one. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. O. Harper, Chairman of the Students Loan fund, reported $8.93 in bank and that eleven girls are now beneficiaries of this fund. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Green, Chairman of the Dept. [Department] of Education, reported seventy-odd dollars in bank. For this department Mrs. Shelton made a very interesting talk on Higher Education for Women. Mrs. Green moved that a committee be appointed to draft a set of resolutions to be submitted to each club on the in the state federation asking the State Legislature to grant equal facilities for the education of men and women -- The motion unanimously carried and Mrs. Hoke appointed the following committee. Mrs. Lipscomb, Mrs. Bocock, Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Shelton and Mrs. Green. ]

[handwritten text: A telegram was read from Jane Adams, President of the Womans Peace Party, asking us to send a telegram to President Wilson asking that he call a council of mutual countries to endeavor to find a

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way by which to end the war. This telegram was ordered sent as requested.]

[handwritten text: The Rest Room, established by the Chamber of Commerce and furnished by the Civic Dept. [Department] of the club was next discussed. Every one [Everyone] endorsing most highly the manner in which it was serving the public, the Corresponding Sec'y [Secretary] was asked to write the County Board of Commissioners, and the City Council asking that they continue their support of the room during the year 1916, also to send a letter to the Chamber of Commerce expressing our appreciation of the manner in which the room is being conducted.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Reaves Chairman of Country Life for the 8th district gave us some facts concerning the Model Kitchen. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Lucile Linton gave a very interesting account of the State Federation meeting in Savannah which she attended as a delegate from the Athens Womans Club. ]

[handwritten text: A Nominating Committee consisting of Mrs. Lipscomb Chairman, Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Bocock was elected to report at the January meeting.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke asked for an expression as to the West Athens Night School and the Kindergarten Christmas trees. As no one was willing to accept the position of Chairman of a Christmas tree committee, it was unanimously decided that $5.00 be given to each. ]

[handwritten text: The names of Mrs. Roy Strickland, Mrs. W. H. Feagle and Mrs. E. M. Coleman were presented as members and the corresponding Sec'y. [Secretary] was asked to write them expressing our pleasure. The meeting adjourned and a social time was enjoyed -- ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: January 1916] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club met at the home of Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb on Jan. 24, Mrs. Chas. Whittle presiding, in the absence of the president, Mrs. J. Z. Hoke who is in Florida for several months on account of her health.]

[handwritten text: The meeting was opened with prayer by Mrs. Lipscomb, followed by the reading of the minutes of the Dec. [December] meeting. Three new members, Mrs. W. C. Davis, Mrs. E. S. Sells and Mrs. Roy Strickland were cordially received into the membership of the club. There were no reports from the Civics, Home Economics and Art Departments, the chairmen being absent.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. O. Harper, chairman of the students Aid Fund reported $28.93 on hand. A letter was read from a lady in Winder expressing much gratitude for the benefit she had received from the fund. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. F. Green, chairman of the Dept. [Department] of Education gave a clear and concise report of the work accomplished for the Ella F. White memorial school at Mountain City. She also made the motion, which was unanimously carried, that one of the vice-presidents should be [Latin: ex-officio] chairman of a committee on membership and make visits in the town in the acquisition of new members. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb, the chairman of the nominating committee, read the report recommending Mrs. W. J. Peeples for President, Mrs. W. D. Beacham, Treasurer, Mrs. Chas. A. Whittle Recording Sec'y [Secretary], and

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Mrs. W. H. Bocock corresponding Sec'y [Secretary] They were elected and Mrs. Lipscomb re-elected as Parliamentarian.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. S. Parker sent a petition to the club to help in furnishing a model kitchen for the East Athens settlement work. The request was referred to the Economics section. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb was made chairman of a committee to draw up resolutions on the death of Miss Camak, a beloved member of the club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb proposed that Cycle teas should be given by the Ladies of the club, to raise money for the Ella F. White memorial school at Mountain City and explained how they were to be given. ]

[handwritten text: A telegram of congratulations from the club on her election to the presidency was ordered sent to Mrs. W. J. Peeples who is at Hot Springs, Ark. [Arkansas], and one to Mrs. J. Z. Hoke president of the club for the past two years, who is now at Sarasota Florida. ]

[handwritten text: Motion for adjournment was made and the club enjoyed a delightful social hour with delicious refreshments. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Bessie F. Bocock,
Recording Secretary [Latin: pro-tem. [tempore] ]
Secretary acting as President]



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[printed text: IN MEMORIAM
MISS ANNIE CAMAK
]

[printed text: Died in the old ancestral home where she was born and her girlhood years had been spent, after a long painful illness, Miss Annie Camak. Her passing away removes from Athens one of the most prominent figures in the social life and history of this town. For many years she was not only a leader in the social life of the home, but in all the functions of public life she bore her part. She loved people and was never so happy as when mingling with friends in the home or out in the world of life. To her, life was sweet, and she loved the young and the hopeful and the gay. She hated loneliness and abhorred darkness. She dreaded "the long winter nights' when she was left alone. She was never so happy as when she was contributing to the social happiness and enjoyment of her friends. Perhaps the happiest period of her life was the time spent in unselfish devotion to a young niece who lived with her, and for whose comfort and pleasure she daily planned. Loyalty to her family and people was a distinguishing trait of her character. The devotion of two faithful servants, alike faithful in sunshine and shadow, in sickness and in health, constant and true to the very end of life, is a loving testimony to her kind and generous heart. Around her bier were no greater mourners than they, because they felt they had lost their best and their truest friend. Miss Camak had a cultured mind, stored with interesting facts and history by extensive tarvel [travel] and association with cultured people which made her a charming conversationalist and an interesting companion. Her home, made so attractive by beautiful things from all parts of the world, was the meeting place for her many friends. She always extended the glad hand of welcome nnd [and] made every one feel at home. In the large circle of friends, among whom she moved, she will be sadly missed. It is hard to realize that she will be seen no more in this home she adorned and loved. Her artistic nature showed itself in her life out of doors and in her sketches and paintings. Her life was an active and energetic one for she was always planning some work for herself, or pleasure for her friends. Miss Annie Cmak [Camak] was a useful member of the Athens Woman's Club for many years, and an honorary member at the time of her death. She was always ready to do her part in whatever work was undertaken, and contribute her share to the entertainment of the club. In preparing this little memorial of her, as ordered by the club, we, the committee, feel a personal as well as public grief for the loss of a friend whom we loved and who so recently has left us. ]

[printed text: Our friend was reared by strict Presbyterian parents who instilled into her a veneration for the Sabbath. In traveling abroad she would always insist on making this day different from the other days of the week. Of late years she attended the Episcopal church and from that church she was buried. Having outlived nearly all her family, her two nephews, to whom she was devoted, were the only near kinsmen to follow her to the grace. "How beautiful must be heaven!" she so often remarked, for the Bible tells us "There is no night there." May not we, the friends who loved her, think of her in this beautiful place where there is never any darkness, a place always made bright by the light of His countenance and His love? ]

[printed text: This little memorial, which will be incoroprated [incorporated] in the minutes of the Athens Woman's Club, has been affectionately prepared and submitted by the committee in charge. ]

[printed text: M. A. LIPSCOMB, Chm. [Chairman]
FLORENCE BARTOW,
E. A. CRAWFORD,
Committee.]



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[handwritten text: February. 1916 --] [View the meeting summary]

WOMAN'S CLUB HELD INTERESTING MEETING

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club held a regular meeting of unusual importance at the home of Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb yesterday afternoon, the election of a president and vice president and other matters being of especial interest. The other officers were chosen some time ago but the election of president was deferred till yesterday, when Mrs. T. F. Green was chosen to head the club this year and Mrs. D. L. Earnest was elected vice president, in charge of the educational department of the club's activities.]

[printed text: Mrs. C. A. Whittle presided over the meeting of yesterday.]

[printed text: Reports from the various departments indicated good work done. The report on the Cycle Teas showed that $97 has been raised for the Ella F. White Memorial in this manner. The teas will be continued through the month of March. Mrs. Earnest and Mrs. Beacham are among the number who will give one of these delightful affairs, each, at an early date.]

[printed text: A resolution offered by Mrs. W. A. Shelton, endorsing higher educational facilities for the women of the state, was adopted and will be presented to the Georgia Federation of Women's clubs and to the University of Georgia. ]

[printed text: The club endorsed the movement for the Fashion Show in Athens at an early date, similar to other shows being given in a number of cities. ]

[printed text: The club also endorsed the statewide movement for Clean-up Day in Georgia and the local organization will set apart days in March for a general cleaning up of Athens.]

[printed text: Delicious refreshments were served after the business session, by Mrs. Lipscomb, who introduced to the club members present, her bright little great-grandson, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Gay, of Atlanta, who is a visitor here this week. ]

[handwritten text: The club voted to send $50.00 to the Tallulah Fall School during 1916.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin read an article asking the clubs of Ga. [Georgia] to petition Gov. [Governor] Harris to appoint the last Friday in March as a day for a Peach Bloom Festival. ]

[handwritten text: A rising vote of thanks given Mrs. H. C. Conway for sending $1.75 to the Cycle Tea fund. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Winburn was elected to membership in the club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. H. Bocock
Sec [Secretary] -- [Latin: Pro. tem [tempore] ]
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[handwritten text: March 1916] [View the meeting summary]

WOMAN'S CLUB HELD A SPLENDID MEETING WITH MRS. BEACHAM

[printed text: Yesterday afternoon the Woman's Club met with Mrs. W. D. Beacham at her hospitable home on
Prince avenue.]

[printed text: The attendance was unusually large and most enthusiastic. ]

[printed text: Owing to the illness of Mrs. Ella Green, the president, Mrs. T. F. Green and Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb were absent -- Mrs. C. A. Whittle presided. Mrs. Cobb Lampkin acted as secretary, owing to the absence of Mrs. Bocock, in Virginia. Mrs. Beacham, treasurer, gave a splendid report as to the financial condition of the club. ]

[printed text: The second and third vice presidents were elected. Mrs. H. W. Odum, chairman of the civic department, was elected second vice president, and Mrs. Parna Hill, chairman of home economics, was made third vice preseident [president]. Both gave an interesting outline of the work they would like to do the coming year.]

[printed text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest, first vice president, reported on the educational department. ]

[printed text: At a previous meeting a tea room was discussed during the fashion show which has been postponed for next fall. ]

[printed text: Mrs. C. M. Snelling read her report on cycle teas and something over $105.00 has been paid in for the Ella White Memorial. Plans were discussed to wind up the teas with a big cycle tea for everybody in Athens. Eight new members were cordially welcomed. A movement to collect old magazines and sell them for the benefit of the club, and the work will soon begin. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated and collected. ]

[printed text: Capt. [Captain] J. W. Barnett's talk on the water question of Athens was a feature of the meeting, and the immediate need of a new plant, purer water, etc. [et cetera], was plainly shown and it goes without saying the club will cooperate with city officials in making a purer and better system of waterworks. ]

[printed text: A social half hour with delicious refreshments closed one of the most interesting and enjoyable meetings the club has held in a long time. ]

[printed text: The following ladies were admitted to membership: Mrs. D. P. Haselton, Mrs. Duncan Burnett, Mrs. G. A. Crabb, Mrs. E. W. Carroll, Miss Lois Dowdie, Miss Moina Michael, ][printed text: Mrs. Ma[deleted text (overstrike): rion] ][handwritten text: [added text: rvin] ][printed text: Maynard ][printed text: . ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin
Sec. [Secretary] [Latin: Pro. Tem. [Tempore] ]
Secretary acting as President]



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[handwritten text: April 1916] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The April meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held April 24th at the home of Mrs. Charles Whittle, Mrs. Green, the president, being in the chair for the first time. The minutes of the previous meeting as taken by Mrs. Cobb Lampkin were read and approved. The treasurers report was accepted as read. The club entered into a discussion as to revising the club list.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Oscar Davison made the following motion which was unanimously carried. Moved that Article three of the Constitution of the Athens Womans Club be amended so as to read as follows -- ]

[handwritten text: "The General officers of the club shall be a President, two or more vice-presidents, a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary and a Treasurer." ]

[handwritten text: It was moved and carried that Miss Holliday be made fourth Vice-President and chairman of the Art Department. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest, first vice-president, gave a report on the automobile entered by the club in the parade on Flag Day. She reported $25.00 received as prizes. fifteen for the second prize and ten for the prize for having the most beautifully decorated Maxwell -- Committee on Peace Day to be appointed. Mrs. Harper reported that there was not enough money on hand for a scholarship just now in the Students Aid fund.]

[handwritten text: The resolutions on Higher Education for Women as follows were read and adopted ]



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[handwritten text: It was decided to have postcards made of the car and turn the proceeds to the Dept. [Department] of Education. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Snelling reported $133.90 in bank from Cycle Teas. She made a motion that the club give a large cycle tea. the motion unanimously carried. After discussion, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin moved that the time and place be left to a committee. Motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. C. Davis was asked, and consented, to take contributions of refreshments. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. H. Odum, 2nd Vice Pres. [President] and Chairman of the Dept. [Department] of Civics, reported a very interesting meeting of her department. Clean up week had been successfully carried through and the City Sanitary Department has expressed willingness to keep up the work all Summer. Under the report of this department came a suggestion from Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb that we have a tag day and use the proceeds toward securing a park -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill, third vice-pres [president] -- was not present, so there was no report from the Home Economics section -- ]

[handwritten text: No report from Art Department -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. S. Parker has been made chairman of membership and will begin her work at once. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Capps was cordially greeted as club poet. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. G. Waters was appointed chairman of committee to collect old papers. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lipscomb read resolutions relative to the death of Mrs. W. J. Peeples. A more beautiful tribute

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could not have been given by the club than these beautiful thoughts. Mrs. Green will read them at the district meeting in May. Mrs. Stanley read a piece by Mrs. Mary Bacon.]

[typewritten text: Resolutions on the death of Mrs. W. J. Peeples, offered by the Athens Woman's Club at their meeting April 24, 1916.]

This Easter Mor[added text: n] ing, when all nature is taking on new life and hope; when we are reminded of our Savior's resurrection, and the promise of a life beyond the grave, may we not think of our friend, Mrs. Peeples, as one not dead, but as one of our number who has simply gone before to enter upon a newer and better life? May we not think of her as growing and developing a life beyond the grave? The old heathen philosopher once exclaimed: "Whom the gods love, die young"! Could there have been in his mind some idea of growth after death, and without realizing it, a vague and undefined belief in the immortality of the soul? It will at least be a precious and comforting thought to those who are left behind to feel that she is today doing a better and nobler service than she could have rendered here working with us on this earth.

Whereas: Almighty God has seen fit to remove from our midst our friend and co-worker [coworker], Mrs. W. J. Peeples, and has called her to a higher life,

Resolved 1st, That in her death the public service in Athens has suffered a serious loss. Ever willing and active and absolutely dependable she was always ready to bear her part and oftentimes lead in the Civic and Educational and other work of the Club.

Resolved 2nd, That the Athens Club will miss her in every plan of our work, and in her death we feel that we have lost, not only a friend, but one of our most valued members.

Resolved 3rd. That we extend to her bereaved husband and sorrowing family our tenderest sympathy, and testimony of our appreciation of her character and her work. "The higher we climb the more peaks open around us. Only by growth in goodness can His goodness open itself to us."

Resolved 4th. That a copy of these resolutions be included in the minutes of this meeting, and that copies be sent to the family and to both of our town papers.

[typewritten text: Respectfully submitted, Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Chairman.
Mrs. T. F. Green, President.
Mrs. D. L. Earnest, 1st. V. Pres.
Mrs. Howard W. Odum, 2nd. V. Pres.
Committee.]



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[handwritten text: It was decided to leave the appointment of a delegate to the 8th district convention of Womans Club to the President -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. J. Woofter was elected a delegate to the Biennial in New York. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Capps brought up a matter of entertainment and it was left with her to find information and present it to the club in the fall -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hill received the endorsement of the Club in a movement to secure a one-half holliday [holiday] each week, for the girls employed in the city stores. ]

[handwritten text: The club adjourned for a social hour -- ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: May -- 1916 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The May meeting of the Athens Womans Club, held at the home of Mrs. Odum, was opened with the Lord's Prayer, led by Mrs. Earnest. ]

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

[handwritten text: The treasurers report was accepted as read. Mrs. Beacham was asked to make lists showing the members of the club at the present time. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest, first vice-pres. [president], chairman of the Department of Education reported that special prayers had been made in all the churches on Peace Day. The report of the Mountain City School told us that the work was slow on account of lack of funds.]

[handwritten text: The Cycle teas have brought in $329.49, $100.00 of which was a gift from Mr. W. J. Morton. A resolution was passed thanking him for the same and asking him to become a life member of the club. ]

[handwritten text: A standing vote of thanks was given Mrs. Joel Weir for having the High School grounds cleaned after the large cycle tea. ]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club pledged itself to work for the resolution passed at the 8th District meeting as follows -- that we try to get women on all the county boards of Education -- ]

[handwritten text: Under the Dept. [Department] of Civics, Mrs. W. H. Odum presented Mrs. Whitlock, Chairman of Public health, who gave us some ideas as to how to fight the flies and mosquitoes. She suggested that we urge all who have wells to put charcoal in them. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. Waters not being present, there was no report from the old paper collections. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green urged that we stand behind the Civic Department as it was working for Athens. ]

[handwritten text: It was moved and carried that we appoint a Committee to see if the Chamber of Commerce wishes our cooperation in having a dinner, for the women living within fifty miles of Athens, during the Clark County Fair. ]

[handwritten text: There was no report from the Park Committee. ]

[handwritten text: It was suggested that the Restroom needed looking after. A committee, with Mrs. Conway, chairman was to be appointed to look into the matter. ]

[handwritten text: Moved and carried that Mrs. Odum write a letter to the Mayor asking for a tag-day in the early fall. ]

[handwritten text: The Secretary read a letter from Dr. Odum asking for help towards publishing a bulletin "Civic Cooperation in Community Building." It was decided that we give $10.00 towards the publication. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill, third Vice-Pres. [President], chairman of the [deleted text (overstrike): Art] Dept. [Department] of Home Economics, read a letter from Mrs. Samuel Lumpkin concerning the South Eastern Fair. The idea of an exhibit was presented and Miss Hill thought it possible to have a good one from the State Normal School. Mrs. Green suggested that a Question Box in Home Economics would be a good thing. ]



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[handwritten text: Miss Lois Dowdle gave a most interesting talk on her work over the state in Home Economics. The four things to be taught the women are How to increase their income, How to lighten labor, Better sanitary measures and Better cooking. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Holliday, 4th Vice-Pres. [President], and chairman of the Art Dep't. [Department], was not present but it was reported that she hopes to have a local exhibit in the fall. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Charles Whittle gave a report of the 8th District meeting held in Union Point. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green told of the work going on to raise money for the auditorium for the Summer School -- She also suggested that a letter be sent Mrs. Shelton congratulating her on the birth of her second son. ]

[handwritten text: It was decided to have the July meeting in
Milledge Park -- ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle
Secretary]



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[handwritten text: July meeting --]



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[handwritten text: September -- 1916] [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: The first meeting of the Fall was held Sept. 25th at the home of Mrs. T. F. Green, twenty-six members being present.]

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

[handwritten text: The treasurer reported $57.00 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: The first Vice-Pres [President] Mrs. Earnest distributed the postal cards of the Womans Club car in the automobile parade on Flag Day.]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from Judge Gober of Atlanta in which he stated that women were entitled, under the law, to admittance to the University of Georgia. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green gave a suggestion from Mrs. W. A. Shelton that we get out a pamphlet giving information on the subject of co-education [coeducation] in Georgia and distribute it over the state. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin moved that we have such a pamphlet. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Under the department of Civics, Mrs. W. H. Odum reported the bulletin on "Civic Cooperation in Community Building" ready for distribution. Having a Tag Day was discussed but the club thought best not to have one. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Sanford not being present, there was no report from the Park Committee. ]

[handwritten text: The motion was made and carried that the Park committee be filled out with club members, as a number of the original ones on the committee are not now connected with the club. Mrs. Sanford, Mrs. Odum, Mrs. Hoke and two to be named later, to constitute the

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Park Committee.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. G. Waters is still desirous of securing old papers and magazines. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Lillian Hall wrote asking to give a Womans Minstrel in Athens. The club discussed the advisability of this move but did not vote on it. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill spoke of the possibility of having a Moving picture on Home Economics shown in a local picture house, we to receive part of the proceeds. ]

[handwritten text: Motion made and carried that Miss Hill be instructed to look into the matter, and if it was satisfactory, to put it on -- Miss Hill asked that two others be put on the committee with her. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Hill extended an invitation to the club to meet with her at the Normal School for the October meeting.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Capps had been asked to look into a little musical called "Fifi of the Toyshop" -- After hearing her report, the club voted to have same. Mrs. Capps was made chairman with the privilege of choosing her own committee. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Snelling reported we had sent nearly $800.00 to the Mountain City school. The basement is complete and the people are very anxious to have the building finished. Mrs. Hoke said we had already given over the $500.00 originally promised. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green stated she had not tried to collect the money promised for the Summer School Auditorium for she thought it was paid for. Mrs. Stewart

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said she thought the report was a mistake and that the entire amount had not been raised. Mrs. A. S. Parker, the chairman of membership, spoke of the importance of building up the membership of the club.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Rodney Wilson was proposed for membership by Mrs. Cobb Lampkin and Mrs. H. B. Ritchie by Mrs. Pound. The club unanimously voted to accept their names and the Secretary was asked to write them, welcoming them to the club. ]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from Mrs. Fitzpatrick asking that delegates to the State Federation meeting in Macon be elected. Mrs. Green and Mrs. Lampkin with Mrs. Woofter and Mrs. Capps as alternates were elected to represent the Athens Womans Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green suggested that we ask Mrs. Fitzpatrick to ask Judge Gober to talk to the Federation on Admitting Women to the U. of Georgia. The Sec'y. [Secretary] was instructed to write Mrs. Fitzpatrick about the matter. ]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from the Atlanta Study Club asking us to endorse Womens Suffrage. Mrs. Stewart moved as the club was divided that we take no action in the matter. Motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: The meeting adjourned for a social hour. ]

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[handwritten text: October -- 1916 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The October meeting of the Athens Womans Club held in the Winnie Davis Hall of the Normal School with Miss Hill and Miss Randall as hostesses was one of the largest meetings in years. ]

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

[handwritten text: The treasurer reported thirty-nine members not paid. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs Earnest, Chairman of the Dep't. [Department] of Education reported that she had seen Captain Dozier in regard to having women on the County Board of Education. Captain Dozier said the boards consist of five members appointed by the Grand Jury and they must be voters -- therefore women are not eligible. There was no additional report from the Mountain City School -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Walter B. Hill read the pamphlet written in the interest of co-education [coeducation] and it was heartily received by the members. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. H. Odum reported Mrs. Fitzpatrick had asked that some civic bulletins be sent to Macon to the Federation meeting and that the request had been complied with. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green asked Mrs. Odum to send an article to the Sunday Banner pertaining to civics, and also said that any article sent to Mrs. W. B. Hill would be published. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Whitlock reported the city in a very healthy condition. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green asked that those who had promised contributions to the Auditorium to please pay -- ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke reported for Miss Holliday that an exhibit of local talent along any lines would be held in December. Articles marked for sale would be taken care of if so marked.]

[handwritten text: Miss Oliver gave a most interesting talk on her work as County Home Economics Agent, telling how and what she was teaching the people she came in touch with. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Shelton moved a committee be appointed to see the merchants and ask if we have at least twenty women to buy these Canning Club products, if they will carry them. The motion carried and Mrs. Green asked Miss Hill to appoint this committee. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Parker was asked to give her talk on membership at the Nov. [November] meeting and she consented to do so.]

[handwritten text: The matter of assisting the Y.M.C.A. was also deferred until a later date. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hill moved that it be left to the discretion of the delegates as to how to vote about the financial pledges at the meeting in Macon -- Motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum moved the delegates be instructed to vote for Mrs. J. E. Hayes as President of the State Federation. Motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: The talk by Miss Randall on the Practice home was extremely interesting. This home seems to be

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the crowning feature of work done by Miss Randall for the girls to whom she is such an inspiration. Doubtless many members of the club envy these girls their opportunity.]

[handwritten text: The meeting adjourned to the Practice Home where refreshments were served by the girls then in the home. ]

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[handwritten text: November 10 -- 1916] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held at Mrs. Green's Friday, November tenth.]

[handwritten text: Mr. Walter Forbes talked for a few minutes on the Y.M.C.A. and its needs. No discussion was held as to what the Womans Club would do to help them as it was thought best to wait until more were present. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill gave a synopsis of the picture on "New Housekeeping" to be put on by her department. We are to have one-half of the amount taken in and all members present were urged to go tell their friends. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Oliver talked of the work being done by the County Womens Clubs. Mrs. Green asked Miss Oliver if she could act as middleman between us and the former in order to get us butter, eggs, etc. [et cetera] Miss Oliver thought she could. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum reported the Chamber of Commerce are going to enlarge the Rest Room and they want the city and county to take over the whole thing. ]

[handwritten text: It was moved and carried that the club serve lunch on Ga. [Georgia] Tech Day. Mrs. Odum to name her own committee. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Snelling said the school at Mountain City is going up and passed around a picture showing a very promising beginning for this school. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green told that the State

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Federation had endorsed the resolutions on Higher Education.]

[handwritten text: It was moved and carried that Mrs. A. E. Crawford write a letter to President Wilson expressing our pleasure over his re-election. ]

[handwritten text: The Corresponding Secretary was requested to write Judge Gober thanking him for his work on co-education [coeducation], he having sent a paper to the State Federation meeting in Macon -- and to the Southern Ry [Railway] -- thanking them for allowing 1/2 the freight in a load of brick sent to the Mountain City School. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle
Secretary]



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[handwritten text: November 191[deleted text (overstrike): 7] [added text: 6] ] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The November meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held at the home of Mrs. W. H. Bocock. ]

[handwritten text: After being led in the Lords Prayer by Mrs. Parker, the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: The Corresponding Sec'y [Secretary] reported letters written to Judge Gober and to the Sou. Ry. [Southern Railway] as suggested. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer reported $173.32 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill, Chairman of Home Economics, reported $31.62 cleared from the moving picture recently put on at the Elite. She asked that thanks be extended to Mr. Gidley and to the two papers. also she mentioned posters made by Misses Linton, Orr, Goodwin, and Holliday. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. H. W. Odum, Chairman of Civics, reported $75.00 cleared by serving lunches on Ga. [Georgia] Tech day. The Corresponding Sec'y [Secretary] was asked to confer with Mrs. Odum and write the parties who contributed to the success of the effort. The club also sold some lunches for the Y.W.C.A. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest, Chairman of Education, had had additional folders printed for the Co-Education Committee to distribute. She told us Mrs. Green had been appointed State Chairman of Gift Scholarships. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Snelling had nearly one hundred dollars to be sent to the Mountain City School. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Capps spoke of the bad

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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. ]

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[handwritten text: -- December 1916 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The December meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held with Mrs. O'Callaghan December 11th with 39 members present.]

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

[handwritten text: The treasurers report was accepted as read. ]

[handwritten text: The corresponding Sec'y. [Secretary] reported a number of letters written to the parties who contributed to the success of Ga. [Georgia] Tech day also to the papers endorsing the movement to close the stores on Thanksgiving and to the manager of the Elite theatre for his courtesy in showing the "New Housekeeping" film. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Capps reported for the nominating committee as follows -- Pres. [President] Mrs. T. F. Green
1. [First] Vice " " [President Mrs.] D L Earnest
2. [Second] " " " [Vice President Mrs.] H. W. Odum
3. [Third] " " [Vice President] Miss Parna Hill
4. [Fourth] " " " [Vice President Miss] Annie Mae Holliday
Treasurer -- Mrs. W. D. Beacham
Rec. Sec'y. [Recording Secretary] -- Mrs. Charles A. Whittle
Cor. Sec'y. [Corresponding Secretary] -- Mrs. W. H. Bocock
Chairman Membership -- Mrs. A. S. Parker
]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lampkin moved the report be accepted as read. The motion carried. Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb having been made Parliamentarian for life, no election was necessary. ]

[handwritten text: The Rest Room came up for discussion, the President of the Chamber of Commerce having asked the Womans Club to take it for the year 1917.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke moved the club ratify

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the action of the Executive Board who had agreed to consider the proposition.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Parker moved if we could secure $120.00 a month that we assume the responsibility. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Whitlock reported $47.00 worth of red cross seals sold. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest brought a request from Miss McKie that we give $10.00 to the Nantahala night school Xmas [Christmas] entertainment. The club voted to do as requested.]

[handwritten text: The Philharmonic Club having been invited to play, we had some lovely selections. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb moved that as the State President Mrs. Neelie Peters Black would be in town the following day, some appointment be made to have her meet the club members. ]

[handwritten text: The cordial invitation of Mrs. Parker to meet Mrs. Black at her home on the following afternoon was gladly accepted. ]

[handwritten text: The following new members were elected -- Mrs. J. E. Severin, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Jarnagin, Mrs. Head, Mrs. Cornett, Mrs. C. W. Jones, Mrs. Bessie Wood, Miss Virginia Lott, Miss Oliver. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest reported that the Educational Dept. [Department] would send a committee to the Nantahala School to try to organize a Mothers Club. ]

[handwritten text: A gift of $100.00 having been received from Mr. & Mrs. Roberts to the Ella F. White school, Mrs. Lipscomb moved the Corresponding

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Secretary write a letter thanking them for the gift. The motion carried.]

[handwritten text: Our club is the only individual club in the state which has undertaken the work of building a school. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Snelling reported $200.00 sent to the Mountain City School, including the $100.00 of Mr. & Mrs. Roberts. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. H. Bocock asked that her resignation as Corres. Sec'y. [Corresponding Secretary] be accepted. The club did so, expressing however, that it was done with regret. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Capps moved that nominations be made from the floor. Mrs. Parker nominated Mrs. Capps and she was unanimously elected. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. S. B. Yow the district President was with us and expressed her appreciation of the work done by our club. ]

[handwritten text: The club adjourned to linger for awhile over the teacups with our hostess. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: -- January 1917 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The January meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held in the home of Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb and opened with the Lords Prayer. Mr. D. P. Haselton, Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, explained to the club the manner in which he hoped to conduct the Rest Room for the coming year and asked the Womans Club to loan the furniture we now have in it. Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb made a motion which was carried, that we allow our furniture to remain in the Rest Room for the year 1917 as long as it is run satisfactorily to the Womans Club.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Harvey Jordon was next introduced to the club members who stood to greet her. She told of her present work which is to prepare a condensed history of the State Federation for the past 21 years. She will give the book to the State Federation at the next meeting and the money derived from it will go to carry on the work of the Federation. ]

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

[handwritten text: Mrs. Bocock had written letters to Mr. and Mrs. Roberts thanking them for check for the Ella F. White school. letters of the Seasons greetings to Mrs. Black and Mrs. Yow. A letter of congratulation to Mrs. Lipscomb on her birthday and several letters of condolence. ]

[handwritten text: The club had an invitation from the Hebrew Benevolent Society to cooperate with them by attending

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a moving picture given by them.]

[handwritten text: The treasurers report was read and accepted. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the dues be raised from $1.10 to $1.20 a year, the ten cents additional to go to the State Federation. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest presented Mr. Harold Meyers of the State Normal School who gave a most interesting talk on Compulsory Education. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green reported the disbursement of $25.00 which had been given to her at Christmas time to help some of our less fortunate citizens. She had sent clothes, toys, clothing and wood to different families, also glasses for one boy. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill reported that there would be an article in each Sundays Banner on Home Economics by "Anne Theadore" better known as Mrs. Milton Jarnagin. Mrs. Lipscomb moved the Secretary write a letter thanking Mrs. Jarnagin. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Snelling told us the Mountain City School is nearing completion and there is money enough in hand to finish it, but more is needed for equipment. Mr. Cathy asked that the thanks of himself and the Board of Education be extended to the Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Harper reported that the Students Loan Fund had helped fourteen girls to secure educations. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. Whitlock read an article on Swatting the Fly. $168.77 [deleted text (overstrike): had] worth of Red Cross seals were sold. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum moved that a committee be appointed to investigate the moving picture problem in Athens. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum would like to have some home gardens by the school children -- giving prizes to encourage them in their work. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Waters had $3.00 or $4.00 for the park fund. The people seem willing to give their old papers and magazines but there seems no suitable way to collect them. ]

[handwritten text: The Park Committee had a conference with Judge McWhorter but he would promise nothing definite. Mr. Keyser is working on a map of the proposed park site. It was suggested that we try to secure the strip of woods known as Zion Hill for a small park. ]

[handwritten text: The following members were received -- Mrs. Tibbits, Miss Ruth Tibbits, Mrs. J. B. Berry, Mrs. Albon Reed, Mrs. Robert Morton, Miss Bessie Baird, Miss Lewis, Miss Zeigler. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Woofter extended the club an invitation to her home for the following afternoon to meet her sister, Mrs. Harvey Jordan. ]

[handwritten text: The club adjourned to enjoy the usual pleasant social hour with our hostess. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: -- February -- 1917 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Womans Club was entertained by Mr. Tibbits, Pres. [President] of the Chamber of Commerce on Monday, February 26 in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce.]

[handwritten text: Mr. Tibbits gave a most cordial welcome address which was followed by a talk by Mr. Haselton on the Chatauqua. Mr. Tibbits gave some interesting data on the public school question, saying he thought this the physiological moment to improve the schools. ]

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

[handwritten text: The treasurers report was accepted as read -- ]

[handwritten text: For the department of Education, Mrs. Earnest reported a scholarship of one hundred dollars in the Indiana Conservatory of Music. We were asked to keep in mind equipment for the Mountain City school, a collection of books and pictures soon to be begun. The department has been working on plans to organize the Clark county women into bands for school uplift. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hoke moved we endorse the action of the Board of Education in asking for a bond issue. The motion passed by a standing vote. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum had worked out rules to govern the gardens of the school children. It had been decided to have both flower and vegetable gardens and a series of prizes for each school. Clean up week in April is being agitated

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also a fly and mosquito campaign -- During Child Welfare Week there will be lectures in different parts of town. Mrs. Haselton had consented to become chairman of a committee to improve the Ry. [Railway] stations. Miss Moina Michael volunteered to look after the preservation of the Tree that owns itself. Mrs. C. D. Campbell read an article by Mrs. Whitlock on fly swatting. Mrs. Waters made $5.00 during the month by selling old papers. She suggested that each member of the club who was willing to do so, try to make $1.00 before the May meeting for the Park Fund. Mrs. Snelling made a motion that we do so. The motion carried.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie explained the work she was doing to better the class of moving pictures shown in Athens, she having been appointed chairman of the moving picture committee. Her idea is to form a commission with a member from every organization in town. She told us we could help by letting our views be known to the managers. ]

[handwritten text: [added text: After telling of the need of a Womans Club house for Athens, ] Mrs. Hoke made the following motion, Resolved that a treasurer be elected at this meeting to take charge of any and all moneys which may be subscribed or otherwise obtained for this purpose, and that all such moneys be kept as a separate fund to be known as the "Club House fund" until such time as it reaches an amount sufficient to purchase or make part

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payment on suitable property finally to be acquired. Be it further resolved, that no part of this fund shall be used for any other purpose without the consent of a three-fourth vote of the entire club."]

[handwritten text: This motion was unanimously carried and Mrs. Hoke made Treasurer of the Club House Fund to which she was the first contributor. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made by Mrs. Charles Whittle that we furnish a bed-room in the Y.M.C.A. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill extended the Club a cordial invitation to meet with her in March.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie moved we cooperate with the Chamber of Commerce in bringing the Chatauqua to Athens. Mrs. Will Hancock and Miss Elizabeth Dowdle were received into the membership of the Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: March 1917] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The March meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held in Winnie Davis Hall with Mrs. Parna Hill as hostess. The meeting was opened with prayer by Mrs. Lipscomb. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Then the secretary read a poem by Mrs. Capps and a letter from Mrs. Yow concerning the district meeting at Hartwell. ]

[handwritten text: The corresponding Sec'y. [Secretary] reported a number of letters written. The treasurers report was accepted as read, there being $99.17 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb gave a most forceful talk on the work of the Red Cross and on motion of Mrs. Ritchie the club most heartily endorsed the Red Cross movement. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum told of the work of Clean up Week and Child Welfare week. Mrs. Haselton consented to help in the home gardens. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. B. Hill reported that a great number of vacant lots had already been rented for gardens and were therefore not available for the club. For the Railway stations Mrs. Haselton had written letters and received some answers. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hill said her section would cooperate with the Civics Section by having articles in the paper along the desired lines. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. B. S. Wood gave a talk on the Canning Club work in Georgia and told how the Womens Clubs could help. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. Graves Stephenson was elected delegate to the district meeting in Hartwell with Mrs. Cobb Lampkin as alternate. Mrs. D. L. Earnest was elected Presidents appointee. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Walter Cornett is to have charge of civics for the Juniors with Mrs. Rodney Wilson and Miss Mary Bacon to assist her. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest asked for good literature for the county schools to be collected by Mrs. O. M. Roberts. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the Womans Club endorse the movement of the Chamber of Commerce to promote better conditions in the Rural Schools. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Beacham moved the Corresponding Sec'y. [Secretary] write the Chamber of Commerce a letter of thanks for the beautiful banquet given us. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green suggested it would be a good idea if she would appoint a committee from the club to meet with the different Mothers Clubs in order to keep us in touch with them. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum moved the President appoint such a committee. The motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: It was moved and carried that we give $1.00 to the Dep't. [Department] of Civics to help pay expenses of Child Welfare week. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lampkin suggested that as there was a general shortage of seeds, it would be a good idea for any one [anyone] having a surplus to give them to Mrs. Odum to distribute. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson asked if

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there could be anything done about having the washwomen register and their homes examined by the City. A motion was made and carried that Mrs. Anderson be appointed Chairman of such a committee.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum was asked to appoint a committee to look into birth registration. ]

[handwritten text: The meeting adjourned to enjoy a social hour with Miss Hill. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: -- April 1917 --] [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: The April meeting of the Womans Club held in the home of Mrs. T. F. Green was opened with the Lord's Prayer. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The members of the club were asked to consider the letter of a girl wanting a scholarship in Business College and a home to stay in while studying. ]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from Mr. Cathey concerning the Mountain City School in which he asked for help in securing the hardware for the school and a desirable teacher. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer reported $95.32 in bank with about forty members unpaid. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb told of her plans for a tag-day for the benefit of the Dept. [Department] of Education and a motion was made and carried that the entire club support the movement. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie had had most gratifying results from her efforts to better the class of moving pictures. Mr. Yidley had promised to show specially [especially] good pictures on Mondays and Fridays and to censure the others. ]

[handwritten text: A resolution was read and adopted that we express our good feeling and co operation [cooperation] toward Mr. Yidley in the working out of his new plan for better pictures and that a copy of the resolution be sent each paper and to Mr. Yidley. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson reported that the Sanitary Committee of the Chamber of Commerce were to work with her and

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Mrs. Hill about the condition of the wash-womens homes.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. G. Waters reminded us that the May meeting would call in the dollars earned by the members for the Park Fund.]

[handwritten text: Miss Hill invited the club members to attend the canning sessions to be held at the State Normal -- during the week of May 7th.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green stated if the club approved she would appoint committees to keep us in touch with the various organizations of the city. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. H. Watson was received as a new member and the corresponding Sec'y. [Secretary] was asked to write welcoming her to the club. ]

[handwritten text: Prof. W. A. Worsham, Jr., of the State College of Agriculture, gave one of the most interesting talks ever made before the club on foods and their relative values. ]

[handwritten text: Dr. Edwards of the University of Ga. [Georgia] talked on the Child Welfare week, stressing most particularly the work that might be done to further birth registration. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Moina Michael told of the soldiers in our midst and threw out a few ideas as to how we might make their stay with us helpful. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle ]



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[handwritten text: -- May -- 1917 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The May meeting of the Athens Womans Club was held in the home of Mrs. H. W. Odum and opened with the Lord's Prayer. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. ]

[handwritten text: The Corresponding Sec'y. [Secretary] had written 250 post cards and a number of letters. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer reported $101.67 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum reported about three hundred home gardens among the school children of the city. The Child Welfare week was very successful. The sandwich sale on Ga. Tech. [Georgia Technical] day brought in about ten dollars. Mrs. Odum referred to a most interesting article in the paper by Mrs. Watler Cornith, Chairman of Junior Civics. Mrs. Cornith asked that we keep a watchful eye just now on the cats to keep them from destroying the young birds. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie suggested childrens matinees in pictures during the Summer and it was moved and carried that a committee be appointed to help Mrs. Ritchie secure them. ]

[handwritten text: The Womans Club sold about twelve hundred dollars worth of tickets to the Chautauqua. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson and her committee had been working on their problem of sanitary wash-women, writing to other cities for advice etc. [et cetera], and were receiving encouragement. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. G. Waters suggested that we buy a canning plant, but as the prospects are very bright for the city buying one, no action was taken. ]



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[handwritten text: The Secretary read a letter from Mrs. S. C. Moore about sending girls to the Ag. [Agricultural] College for a course in poultry, canning, etc. [et cetera] Mrs. Anderson spoke of the schools being held in Atlanta teaching women motoring, business courses, etc. [et cetera] so they will be prepared to take the places left vacant when our men go to war. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest reported $315.58 made on tag-day and that $50.00 had been sent to the Ambulance fund and $50.00 to the Red Cross. It is expected that the Mountain City school will be dedicated in August and the members of the Athens Womans Club will be very welcome at those exercises.]

[handwritten text: A letter was read from Mrs. E. J. Crawford asking us to serve lunch to the registrars on Registration day. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest thought the Scholarship in the Indiana Conservatory of Music would probably be taken up. A check of ten dollars had been received from Mrs. Billups Phinizy for the Ella F. White school. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton talked most interestingly of the work being done to admit women to the higher classes of the U. of Ga. [University of Georgia] It was moved and carried that the matter of a luncheon for the University trustees be left in the hands of the committee on Higher Education and that they be given $25.00 from the club treasury. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lustrat talked of the work being done by the Red Cross and she was followed by Mrs. Jones who spoke along the same lines. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Michael asked that a

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committee be appointed to look after the soldiers camping here and Mrs. Green agreed to do so.]

[handwritten text: The members enjoyed a social time with their hostess after the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle. ]



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[handwritten text: -- June 1917 --] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The June meeting of the Athens Woman's Club, was held at the Country Club and opened with the Lord's Prayer. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved, also the Treasurer's report. The Secretary read a letter from Mrs. H. H. Merry, asking that a can of fruit or vegetables be put up by every member of the club for the Tallulah school. It was moved and carried that we do so. ]

[handwritten text: A report showed that Mrs. Stewart as Chairman of Committee, served lunch to 62 and supper to about the same number on registration day at the Court House with an expense of $29.42. It was moved we accept the report with appriceation [appreciation] and pay the unpaid balance. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cox was thank[deleted text (overstrike): ing] [added text: ed] for taking charge of Woman's Club Day during the Y.M.C.A. campaign, and serving dinner to ninety-five. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Conway told of a sick woman in the jail and that bedding and magazines had been provided -- also a nurse. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson read a letter from Dr. Proctor, Secretary of Board of Health, saying they could not pass the ordinance presented by the Club concerning inspection and registration of wash women. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson, chairman for Clarke County for the National League for Women's Service, told of the work they are doing in Atlanta in training classes in motoring, telegraphy, etc. [et cetera] It was moved and carried that we give $2.00 to secure registration blanks. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie said the canning factory is about completed and we can have our goods canned there. Mrs. Green

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asked all present to tell other women.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton gave a report from the luncheon to the Trustees of the University of Ga. [Georgia] It was moved and carried that the bills be paid. ]

[handwritten text: All members were urged to attend Woman's Club night during Summer School. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie suggested that $50.00 the Club gave to the Ambulance fund be turned over to the Red Cross Campaign, if it meets with the approval of the Educational Committee. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. M. Snelling sent an invitation to every member to attend the Dedication of the Mountain City School. ]

[handwritten text: Sandwiches and punch were served. ]

[handwritten text: Mamie E. Whittle
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: Those present -- Mrs. Green
" [Mrs.] Earnest
" [Mrs.] Cox
" [Mrs.] Chipley
" [Mrs.] Conway
" [Mrs.] Hinton
" [Mrs.] Parker
" [Mrs.] Ritchie
" [Mrs.] F. Griffith
" [Mrs.] Payne
Mrs. Shelton
" [Mrs.] Odum
" [Mrs.] Beacham
" [Mrs.] Muir
" [Mrs.] Cobb Lampkin
" [Mrs.] J. S. Stewart
" [Mrs.] J. T. Anderson
" [Mrs.] Chas. Whittle
]



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[handwritten text: September 1917.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Monday afternoon, Sept. 24th, at the home of the president, Mrs. T. F. Green. Meeting opened with the Lord's Prayer, led by Mrs. Conway.]

[handwritten text: Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. In the absence of Mrs. Beacham, treas. [treasurer], Mrs. D. L. Earnest reported $76.72 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Oliver, Clarke County Demonstration Agent, spoke enthusiastically of work done by canning club girls this season and invited club ladies to inspect work done by the girls, on display at Elks Home, Oct. 5th.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Nellie Peters Black, state President, sent list of questions pertaining to work done by club during past year. These will be answered and returned. ]

[handwritten text: Under the department of Civics, Mrs. Odum reported on results of school gardens and asked all ladies who promised prizes to send some to her as soon as possible. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson, local Chairman National League for Women's Service, gave a most gratifying report on her progress in this branch of work and ask for a small committee to assist her. ]

[handwritten text: The subject of a registration day for the women of Clarke County, which is to be held in the early fall, was fully explained by Mrs. Parker, chairman of the [added text: Woman's] National Council of Defense. ]

[handwritten text: A report from the War Library committee showed that donations were most encouraging. A gift of $2 from a club of charming little girls, known as the "Just for fun Girl Club", was appreciated. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest, of the Educational department, reported that the $50 the club gave to the

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Ambulance fund had been turned over to the Red Cross fund as requested.]

[handwritten text: Owing to certain unlooked for delays, Mrs. Snelling stated that the dedication of the Mountain City School had been postponed. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Frazier, a guest, delighted the club with an interesting sketch of the work she is doing in the South in Child Welfare Work. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton was elected delegate, with Mrs. Cobb Lampkin as alternate, to attend the state convention to be held in Augusta, Nov [November] -6- 7- 8th.]

[handwritten text: The club accepted with regret the resignation of Mrs. C. A. Whittle as secretary and co-worker [coworker]. It was moved and seconded to extend to her a note of appreciation for the splendid and efficient work done by her while in Athens and to send with the note a membership card to the Atlanta Woman's Club for the coming year. ]

[handwritten text: It was further moved and seconded to discontinue serving refreshments at club meetings. ]

[handwritten text: The following new members were received: Mrs. J. W. Gerald, Mrs. Fred Merrill, Mrs. R. P. Walker. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest extended to the club an invitation to hold the Oct. [October] meeting at her home.]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted
Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Latin: Protem] [Secretary Pro tempore] ]

[handwritten text: Those present: Mrs. Shelton
" [Mrs.] Cornett
" [Mrs.] Ray
" [Mrs.] Snelling
" [Mrs.] Stanley
" [Mrs.] Hoke
" [Mrs.] Lampkin
" [Mrs.] Parker
" [Mrs.] Anderson
Miss Hill
" [Miss] Michael
Mrs. Hill
" [Mrs.] Conway
" [Mrs.] Odum
" [Mrs.] Walker
" [Mrs.] Severin
" [Mrs.] Grein
" [Mrs.] Griffith
Mrs. Payne
" [Mrs.] Pound
" [Mrs.] Carroll
" [Mrs.] Cox
" [Mrs.] Calahan
" [Mrs.] Morton
" [Mrs.] Hinton
" [Mrs.] [unclear text: Davidson]
]



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[printed text: WINNERS IN SCHOOL GARDEN CONTEST ANNOUNCED ]

Young patriots show much euthusiasm [enthusiasm] and reap abundant harvests.

[printed text: The Woman's club attempted to encourage food production among the school children by offering prizes in all the schools for gardens raised at home. Several hundred children planted gardens this spring, but only those who attended to them throughout the summer were eligible for prizes. Some splendid gardens were grown by these young patriots. The quantity of vegetables grown and the flowers that bloomed were small results in comparison with the training in self-reliance and industry, in the contract with nature, in the healthful occupation and the feeling of having done "their bit" in the food conservation movement. ]

Gardeners show originality.

[printed text: Many unique gardens were seen. A riot of corn and peas covered the steep sides of a gully in an
Oconee street school garden. A
Baxter street school boy had perfect specimens of tomatoes when others had inferior ones due to his special care in planting and pruning. Another child produced tomatoes and corn, struggling patiently with nutgrass [nut grass] and the provoking "hen in the garden." Peanuts and pop-corn [popcorn] were popular crops with many small boys while a number of little girls in the Oconee street school raised enough tomatoes for canning. Fence corners were cultivated for beans and rows of sweet potatoes followed turnip salad. Lettuce and radishes appealed to the younger gardeners for their quick and easy growth. The committee would have preferred to award every childish effort with a prize but this was not possible. ]

Many prizes contributed.

[printed text: Prizes were contributed by the Ladies' Garden club, the Woman's club, Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Mrs. W. D. Beacham, Miss Lucile Linton, Mrs. T. F. Green, Dr. Howard W. Odum and the chamber of commerce, and the prize winners were the followin[unclear text: g:] ]

[printed text: Baxter Street school -- Lyman Hilliard, Hampton Jarrell, Robert Wingfield, Franz Hahr Stewart, M. C. Comer. ]

[printed text: Childs Street school -- Dorothy Davis. ]

[printed text: Practice School -- James Waldrep, Brantley Waldrep. ]

[printed text: Nantahala School -- James Garrison, Rosa Bell Crider. ]

[printed text: Oconee Street school -- Irene Cook, Eldridge Smith, J. B. Smith, Allen Smith, Van Lester, Hubert Huff, Louie Maud Teat, James Miller. ]

[printed text: An expression of appreciation is extended to the contributors of prizes and to the teachers of the various schools for their splendid cooperation. ]



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[handwritten text: October 1917.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The October meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of (the) Mrs. D. L. Earnest, Monday Oct. [October] [blank on form], thirty-four members being present.]

[handwritten text: Meeting was opened with the Lord's Prayer, led by Mrs. J. W. Watson. ]

[handwritten text: Dr. Andrew M. Soule, federal food administrator for Georgia gave us a splendid talk on food conservation. ]

[handwritten text: Minutes of last meeting were read and with one correction, were approved. The treasurer, Mrs. Beecham, reported $75.00 in bank and asked that all who had not paid yearly dues, to kindly do so. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Conway moved that the treasurer be instructed to send the $50.00 to the Y.M.C.A. which had been pledged to help furnish a room in the dormitory. Mrs. Odum seconded and motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Parna Hill of the Home Economics department talked on the Food Pledge Cards. Also gave a gratifying report on the amount of vegetables, etc. [et cetera] that had been conserved by club members during this season. Each member had been asked to give a can of vegetables or fruit at this meeting, to be sent to the Tallulah Falls school. Many responded. ]

[handwritten text: Under the department of Civics, Mrs. Odum gave the names of the children who had been awarded prizes in the school garden contest and asked the club to contribute $5 toward prizes. As chairman of a committee composed of club members, she reported the sale of nearly $15.000 worth of Liberty Bonds during the campaign. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Watson gave an earnest talk on Y.W.C.A. work and made a strong plea for the help of every woman present. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. T. Anderson gave a report

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on the work done by the National League for Woman's Service. Sixty-one sweaters are now being knit for the boys of Clarke County enlisted and a number have already been sent. More money is needed to buy wood and any donations will be gladly accepted. Classes in telegraphy have been started and one in motor car work is to be organized with Mrs. Rodney Wilson as chairman.]

[handwritten text: In the Educational department, Mrs. Earnest reported that she had been awarded the $5 offered by the Chamber of Commerce for the one selling the most tickets for the Chautauqua last spring. ]

[handwritten text: Contributions of pictures and books for the Mountain City school were asked for. ]

[handwritten text: The following new members were welcomed into the club: Mrs. J. Phil Campbell, Mrs. O. T. Goodwin, Mrs. J. O. Philips and Mrs. Harry King. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y [Secretary] [Latin: Protem [Pro tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: November 1917.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The November meeting of the Athens Woman's club was held at the home of the Young Women's Christian Association Monday afternoon, the president, Mrs. T. F. Green presiding. Following the reading and adoption of the minutes, Mrs. Beecham, the treasurer reported $18.12 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: A nominating committee composed of Mrs. E. R. Hodson, chairman, Mrs. H. C. Conway, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, Mrs. O. W. Davidson and Mrs. W. T. Waters was elected to report at the December meeting.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton brought an interesting account of the state convention held at Augusta. ]

[handwritten text: The club expressed co-operation [cooperation] with Mrs. Julius Talmadge, chairman, in the entertainment of the D.A.R's convention to be held in this city in February and voted to compliment them with a luncheon.]

[handwritten text: It was voted that a note be sent to the Banner endorsing the Christmas Commissary started by them. ]

[handwritten text: Under the department of Civics, Mrs. Odum reported that the children who received prizes for the school gardens were very much pleased. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Waters, chairman of the park committee, reported that they had used $50 from the fund to purchase a Liberty Bond. ]

[handwritten text: Chairman of Education had no report. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green stated that she had received a note of appreciation from the chairman of the war library fund, in Atlanta, for the $550 sent from Athens. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green, the recently elected president of the 8th district asked for the co-operation [cooperation] of the club to help organize a city and county federation of clubs.

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Mrs. Parker moved a committee be appointed to assist her. Carried.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Capps made a motion that the president, Mrs. Green, appoint the committee. Carried. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Millie Rutherford extended an invitation to the club to hold the January meeting at Lucy Cobb.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. A. Capps will be hostess to the club at the December meeting, at her home on Harris St. [Street] ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y [Secretary] [Latin: Pro tem [tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: January. 1918] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The January meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held in the Lucy Cobb Institute with Miss Millie Rutherford as hostess. ]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The secretary, Mrs. Julius Severin, being out of town, Mrs. Charles Whittle was secretary for the afternoon much to her own delight. ]

[handwritten text: Mr. Hugh Gordon read a most interesting paper on thrift, which by request has been published in the Athens Banner. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Millie next welcomed the club to Lucy Cobb most cordially and spoke very highly of the work done by the club. She told how she felt about co-education [coeducation] most feelingly. Miss Millie does not approve of co-education [coeducation] but she does want the women to have equal educational advantages with the men. She asked the help of the club in building up Lucy Cobb and asked that we not try to get the school for an annex to the University of Georgia. In closing, she invited us to attend a series of lectures on Parliamentary Law by Dr. John Mell. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green replied to Miss Millie explaining that we did not want Lucy Cobb for the U. of Ga. [University of Georgia] -- that we had done our utmost to keep the trustees and the Legislature from taking Lucy Cobb as we fully realized the value of the school just as it is: a school for girls. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Shelton thought it would be best for the clubs to ask for co-education [coeducation] and not mention Lucy Cobb, so she made a motion that we co-operate [cooperate] with Miss Millie and also ask the club women of the state not to mention Lucy Cobb in their plea for co-education [coeducation]. The motion was seconded and carried. ]



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[handwritten text: There was no report from the treasurer. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest, Chairman of the Department of Education, brought a request from the Nantahala school that we give them $10 for materials for cooking. Dr. Pound of the Normal School is to have lectures for the faculty of the school on "Thrift" and Mrs. Earnest wondered if the club might do something along the same line. Mrs. Cobb Lampkin moved that the $10 be given to the Nantahala school and the motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton made a short announcement of the Home Economics Course to be given at the Ga. [Georgia] State College of Agriculture. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Oliver asked our co-operation [cooperation] in giving an entertainment to make money to send 12 girls to the Summer Courses. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green told of a message to the Woman's Club that we must save part of the 300,000 lives of children who are yearly dying under the age of 14. We must cooperate with the Red Cross and War activities but must also help these little ones. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green gave us some facts about the war work and said if we lost the war it would be our fault if we did not all do what we could. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Odum was ill so there was no report from the department of Civics. ]

[handwritten text: At the State Federation each club was asked to adopt a soldier, to the extent of furnishing pens, ink, etc [et cetera], the amount being $3. Mrs. Green pledged our club for one and the motion was made and carried that we endorse Mrs. Greens action and pay the $3. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Capps brought a request from the Grocers Protective Association that we cooperate with them in their two deliveries a day and also try to do the ordering of supplies early in the day. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton suggested that the grocers should be asked to deliver orders in a more sanitary way than at present. Mrs. Oscar Davidson moved that we ask the President of the Grocers Protective Association to meet with us at the next meeting. Motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green made a short talk on the work of the club for the past year and then asked for the report of the nominating committee. Mrs. E. R. Hodson reported as follows: -- President -- Mrs. Howard Odum
Vice " [President] -- Mrs. W. A. Shelton
Treasurer -- Mrs. W. D. Beacham
Secretary -- Mrs. Julius Severin
Cor. Sec'y [Corresponding Secretary] Mrs. W. A. Capps.
]

[handwritten text: The motion that these officers be unanimously elected was made and carried. ]

[handwritten text: The meeting adjourned and the members spent a pleasant hour looking thru [through] the various departments of Lucy Cobb. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. A. Whittle
Sec'y [Secretary] [Latin: Protem. [Pro tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: February 1918] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The February meeting of the Athens' Woman's Club was held with Mrs. E. R. Hodson. Jr., Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mrs. T. F. Green, the past president presided and after a report from the secretary and treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Beacham urged the members to bring in 1918 dues so that all pledges may be met promptly.]

[handwritten text: The club was invited by Miss Rutherford to attend a lecture on Parliamentary Law to be given soon at the Lucy Cobb and Mrs. W. G. Waters asked for more magazines and papers. She reported that with money made from the sale of former collections a Liberty bond had been bought for the club. ]

[handwritten text: The motor class under Mrs. Rodney Wilson as chairman, reported much progress, and vote of thanks was extended those who contributed to the towel shower held last week in the Red Cross rooms. 336 towels were contributed and sent to Camp Gordon hospital. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. M. Snelling's report was most interesting. She is chairman of the Mountain City school, and said that the $3,000 had been paid in full -- the cost of the building and lot. Of this the club had contributed one half, the other given by friends and citizens of Rabun county. [unclear text: Ten] teachers are in charge of the 101 children who are enrolled. This school is a memorial to the late Mrs. H. C. White, a much loved president of the club. ]

[handwritten text: Mesdames T. P. Stanley, C. M. Snelling and E. R. Hodson Jr., were appointed to arrange for a shower of canned products and for gifts of money for Tallalah Falls school. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Eldora Oliver, county demonstrator and Mrs. T. F. Green, president of the 8th District, invited the club women of Clarke county to the organization of a Clarke County

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Federation of Women's clubs at the Court house at an early date.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. H. C. Conway, assisted by Mrs. W. D. Beacham and Mrs. T. F. Green, was appointed to collect contributions to the War Victory commission, as an appeal has been made for one dollar from each club woman of the state. This amount is to be added to what is collected from the club women of every other state in the union and will be used to provide recreation centers and medical dispensaries for our soldiers in France. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Greenand Mrs. J. Z. Hoke were elected delegates to the Biennial of Woman's clubs to be held in Hot Springs, Ark. [Arkansas], April 30th to May 8th.]

[handwritten text: Two new members, Mrs. Howard Dozier and Mrs. J. C. Heatwole were cordially received and the meeting adjourned, the members agreeing to work at certain hours at the Red Cross rooms. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin
Sec'y [Secretary] [Latin: Protem. [Pro tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: March. 1918] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: A large attendance was present at the meeting of the Athens Woman's Club held Monday afternoon at the residence of the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker.]

[handwritten text: The meeting was opened with the Lord's prayer in concert. The minutes were approved as read. In the absence of the treasurer, Mrs. Beacham, Mrs. O. W. Davidson reported on hand in dues $59.95, War Victory Fund $31. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Green expressed to the club for three girls, the appreciation of the loan of money from the Student's Aid Fund, for their education. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. H. W. Odum, chairman of civics, reported that next week, April 1-6th is "clean up" week. The club asks the co-operation [cooperation] of all citizens in making this city thoroughly sanitary. The club is interesting the school children. A letter was read from Mr. H. T. Maddox, editor at the Agri. [Agricultural] College, offering free his pamphlet, "Planting Table", which contains excellent suggestions on vegetables to plant, seeds, and fertilization.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Rodney Wilson, chr. [chairman] of the motor class, reported that two more meetings would complete this course and new class would be begun. She asked the club members to aid her in making a hospital blanket of knitted six and half inch squares. She reported the work done by members at the Red Cross rooms as encouraging. Several present pledged themselves to do Red Cross work on Thursday afternoon of each week. ]

[handwritten text: The President spoke on the sponsoring of the 15 Clarke county schools with the co-operation [cooperation] of the teachers and the county demonstrator, Miss Oliver. The president appointed the following sponsors:

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Mrs. W. B. Hill, Mrs. T. F. Green, Mrs. W. A. Shelton, Mrs. H. W. Odum, Mrs. J. Z. Hoke, Mrs. A. S. Parker, Miss Ruth Tibbetts, Miss Sarah Moss, Mrs. Bob Morton, Miss Moina Micheal, Mrs. Louis Funkenstein, Mrs. O. W. Davidson, Mrs. L. C. Brown, Mrs. E. L. Ackiss.]

[handwritten text: Co-operating [Cooperating] with the citizens of the county in making April 6th a great Patriotic Day the following committee was appointed on arrangements: Mrs. H. McWhorter, Mrs. C. M. Snelling, Mrs. J. M Pound, Mrs. E. L. Ackiss, Mrs. W. H. Bocock and Miss Lily Moss.]

[handwritten text: The president named the committee for the luncheon Thurs. [Thursday] Apr. [April] 4th, to the Daughters of the Amer. Revolution conference, as follows: Mesdames Snelling, Cox, Beacham, H. Comer and Miss Lily Moss: for the dining room Mesdames Joel Wier, H. W. Odum, J. W. Chipley, T. P Stanley and G. C. Armstrong.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton spoke of the great need of reception halls in the University buildings, made especially urgent by the attendance of young men and women at the Summer school. The president named Mesdames Shelton, H. W. Odum, W. B. Hill and J. W. Watson to confer with the authorities concerning a plan. ]

[handwritten text: Medames C. D. Flanigen, A. S. Richards Lexton, Peeples and Stallings were cordially received as new members. ]

[handwritten text: The resignation as cor. sec'y [corresponding secretary] of Mrs. W. A. Capps was accepted with regret. Mrs Cobb Lampkin was elected to fill the office. ]

[handwritten text: Delegates elected to the 8th District convention to be held in Washington Ga. [Georgia], April 20-21, are Mrs. A. S. Parker and Mrs. Hamilton McWhorter.]

[handwritten text: Before closing the meeting the president made a most earnest appeal to the members on service, patriotism and work. ]



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[handwritten text: Each member is asked to enroll a new member in April.]

[handwritten text: An invitation was received from the president of the Y.W.C.A., Mrs. J. W. Watson, to hold the monthly meeting there, which likely will be accepted later. The April meeting will be held at the home of the president.]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin
Sec'y [Secretary] [Latin: Protem [Pro tempore] ] ]



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

[handwritten text: The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker. Meeting was opened with the Lord's Prayer in concert. The treasurer reported $44 sent on Victory Fund, leaving a balance of $31.05 in bank. ]

[handwritten text: The cor. sec'y [corresponding secretary], Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, reported notes of appreciation received from Mrs. Willet for $25 sent to Tallalah Falls school and from Elijah Clarke chapter, D.A.R. for the luncheon given during the recent conference. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton, chr. [chairman] of education, reported on the club's part in making Patriotic Day, April 6th, a success.]

[handwritten text: Interesting two minute talks were given by the sponsors of the Clarke County schools. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. James Morton, president of the Clarke County Federation, spoke of the progress being made in club work thruout [throughout] the county and highly endorsed the work being done by the club sponsors. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. D. Cox gave a pleasing financial report on the D.A.R. luncheon. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Rodney Wilson spoke encouragingly of the work done by club members at the Red Cross rooms every Thursday afternoon, and presented a motion to ask that the club invite members of the Red Cross in the Clarke County Federation to help every Thursday. Motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Shelton spoke in behalf of shopping early in the day in order that the merchants may close their stores promptly at 6 o'clock. The club heartily endorsed this movement. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Cobb Lampkin asked that a committee be appointed to confer with the merchants about giving their salespeople a half holiday each week during the months of July and August. The president to appoint a

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committee.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Green moved that a committee be appointed to confer with all other organizations in Athens concerning the "shop early" movement. Motion carried. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ritchie asked that the club endorse the movement started by the churches and other organizations in observing at 6 o'clock each evening a moment of silent prayer for our boys "over there". The movement was heartily endorsed. ]

[handwritten text: The following new members were cordially received: -- Mesdames Henry Corner, Austin Bell, J. W. Barnett, E. S. Riley, B. Betts, J. C. McClain, C. M. McWhoorter, Bloodworth, Paul Hadaway, James Morton, Geo. Crane, Elmer Crawford, J. T. Wheeler, J. W. Bailey, C. Crooks and Rufus Turner. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. E. A. Crawford gave an interesting talk on the progress of the Athens Club. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Green brot [brought] a message from the Clarke County Federation asking that we have a committee appointed to confer with them in the matter of a curb market in Athens. The suggestion was endorsed. ]

[handwritten text: A silver tea to be given at an early date to raise funds for the club was decided upon. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Rutherford extended an invitation to club members to attend the lectures on parlimentary [parliamentary] law being given by Mr. J. D. Mell at Lucy Cobb. ]

[handwritten text: Private Gallagher gave a most interesting talk on war conditions. ]

[handwritten text: No other business the meeting was adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: May 1918] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The May meeting of the Woman's Club was held Monday afternoon the 27th, at the home of the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker. The meeting was opened with the Lord's Prayer in concert. Minutes of April meeting were approved as read. The report of the cor' sec'y [corresponding secretary] was accepted. The treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Beacham, reported $5 given to the Red Cross and $5 paid on Liberty Bond taken by the club.]

[handwritten text: In the absence of the delegate Mrs. H. B. Hinton, Mrs. Parker gave the account of the 8th District Convention held at Washington, Ga. [Georgia], recently. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was adopted that the Woman's Club sponsor the new military post in Athens and at an early date with an appropriate program, present the camp with a beautiful new flag. ]

[handwritten text: Following a suggestion by the president this motion was adopted, that the club project a movement for Community singing Mrs. J. W. Barnett was chosen chairman of the committee for devising plans whereby the plan may be successfully carried out. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Parker presented the great need of every woman doing her part on Woman's Club Day at the Red Cross rooms. ]

[handwritten text: Under the department of Home Economics, Mrs. P. O. Vanatter ably demonstrated how all cereals may be ground in our own homes by means of a small hand machine. ]

[handwritten text: Splendid suggestions as to how a Community Curb Market might be successfu [successfully] operated, were given by Mr. Maultby. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Tom Scott was chosen as chairman of a committee to work out plans

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for a club party.]

[handwritten text: The following new members were cordially welcomed: Mesdames Tate Wright, R. L. Moss, Jr., Tom Scott, Henry Nicholson, Harold Myer, Dunlap and John Rhodes. ]

[handwritten text: No other business the club was adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: June 1918] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The Athens Woman's Club held the last meeting before adjourning for the summer months, with the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker. Reports from secretary, treasurer and standing committees were accepted as read. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Stewart, in charge of Child Welfare Work in Clarke County explained and outlined the work planned for the year. The Club expressed hearty co-operation [cooperation] with Miss Stewart in helping carry on this most important work.]

[handwritten text: Prof. Ragsdale, County Farm Demonstrator, gave some definite ideas how a Curb Market might be successfully operated in Athens. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest was elected chairman of a committee to provide homes for 20 Clarke County girls, for 3 days, while taking a short course at the Agriculture College. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. W. A. Shelton reported on the Rest room needs on the University Campus. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Oliver asked the help of the club in aiding a young girl to take the nurse's training at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Conway was appointed to help Miss Oliver purchase needed clothing, etc. [et cetera] ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Wheeler was elected to act as leader for the Community singing. ]

[handwritten text: The following new members were received -- Mesdames W. W. Hayes, G. O. Davis & Mariam Smith. ]

[handwritten text: No other business the club adjourned until the September meeting.]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Sept. 1918.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: A lovely musical number by Miss Lansing, the voice instructor at Lucy Cobb Institute, opened the public meeting of the Woman's Club Monday afternoon at Lucy Cobb Chapel. ]

[handwritten text: A short business session was presided over by the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Green, as chairman of a committee to arrange for a place for the club members to pick cotton, made her report. ]

[handwritten text: In order to carry on war works the club needs funds and a day for picking cotton has been decided upon as one way of starting a Fund. It is hoped that every member will offer her services. ]

[handwritten text: Madame Lustrat made an appeal for the (adopted) adoption of French babies and the club unanimously voted to adopt a boy and girl. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Loveridge, president of Elizabeth Mather college in Atlanta delighted the members with a much interesting and instructive message on Russia. ]

[handwritten text: The meeting closed with the singing of "America." ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Sept. [September] 1918.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held Friday afternoon Sept. [September] 27th at the home of the president Mrs. A. S. Parker. Mrs. Beacham, the treasurer reported a balance of $11.95 in bank.]

[handwritten text: The final plans were made for the "cotton picking" day. Wednesday, Nov. [November] 2nd, the pickers to meet at the Court House at 9 o'clock when auto's will carry them to the Empire State Chemical Co. [Company], fields.]

[handwritten text: Honoring our beloved Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, a memorial of $100 was given to the Tallalah Falls school, with the hope that more will be added to the fund later. ]

[handwritten text: Plans for a book shower for the Nantahala school in E. [East] Athens were perfected and books may be left at the home of Mrs. W. D. Beacham. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Green was appointed chairman of a committee to try and see what further aid we might give a Miss Browning, a young girl we helped to start a nurse's training, but who failed for some reason to continue the course. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Ash was appointed chairman of a committee to see to the placing of barrels in every ware house [warehouse] in Athens, requesting that every 10th cotton sample be given us the proceeds from the sale of same to be added to the club treasury. ]

[handwritten text: A beautiful knitted quilt, the work of the club and the National League of Woman's Service, will be presented to the Crawford W. Long Infirmary for the use of convalescent soldiers. ]

[handwritten text: Three French babies have been adopted by the club for this year.]

[handwritten text: Several members have volunteered

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their services to assist in the offices of the Labor Bureau, 2 hours each day in the week.]

[handwritten text: There being no further business, the club was adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: October 1918] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: Owing to the Influenza Epidemic, the October meeting was indefinitely postponed. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: November. 1918.] [View the meeting summary]

INTERESTING MEETING OF WOMAN'S CLUB.

[printed text: At the meeting of the Woman's Club held at the residence of the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker, yesterday afternoon, hearty endorsement was given to the observance of Food Conservation Week beginning December 1st, for world relief.]

[printed text: The club will cooperate with the Raoul Foundation and the Red Cross in its fight against tuberculosis. Acting on this committee are Mesdames T. J. Woofter, J. Z. Hoke, W. D. Beacham, C. M. Snelling. ]

[printed text: At an early date Mrs. Wood Allen Chapman will speak to the women of the city on Social Hygiene. The club heartily cooperates with Mrs. Chapman in her splendid work for the womanhood of our country. ]

[printed text: Miss Liebing, director of voice culture at the State Normal, spoke interestingly of the great value of community singing, referring to its influence in several large cities. Miss Liebing hopes to arouse great interest in community singing in this city. ]

[printed text: The report of the treasurer was encouraging. The committee in charge of collecting waste cotton reported much success in the undertaking. ]

[printed text: Five French orphans are supported by the club and individual members. ]

[printed text: A book shower for Nantahala night school will be given soon. ]

[printed text: A splendid report of the Ella F. White School at Mountain City was given by Mrs. C. M. Snelling. One hundred and forty-five children are in attendance. Mesdames T. P. Stanley, T. F. Green and Cobb Lampkin were appointed a committee to arrange for the placing of a tablet within the building to the memory of the late Mrs. Ella F. White, past president of the club. ]

[printed text: Miss Liebing and Miss Florence Cain were enrolled as new members. The following committee to nominate officers for the new year was appointed, Mesdames T. F. Green, D. L. Earnest and Miss Lily Moss.]

[printed text: The business session closed, which was followed by a living memorial service to Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, past president. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke spoke of the early organization of the club by Mrs. Lipscomb. She referred to her masterly leadership in the work, her great culture, her love, her abiding interest in our city's welfare, and her hearty support of Tallulah Falls School. Mrs. A. E. Crawford and Mrs. W. D. Beacham read beautiful tributes to her life. Miss Liebing sang with much feeling, "The Song the Angels Sing." ]



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ATHENS WOMAN'S CLUB.

[printed text: This year in many respects has been the greatest in the history of organized club work in Athens. In addition to the regular activities of the club, much time has been given by its members to the winning of the war and to the hastening of world peace.]

[printed text: The executive committee is composed of the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker; treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Beacham: recording secretary, Mrs. J. E. Severin; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin; and the past presidents Mesdames A. O. Harper, J. Z. Hoke and T. F. Green. ]

Patriotism.

[printed text: The club heartily endorsed all food administration rules. Early in the beginning of America's entrance into the war, Dr. A. M. Soule gave the club a most comprehensive address on the importance of the conservation of foods. ]

[printed text: On registration days the club served a luncheon to the registrars, and a committee was present to give hope and cheer to Clarke county's patriotic young manhood. ]

[printed text: In February the club contributed forty-five dollars to the Victory Commission to provide recreation centers and medical dispensaries for the soldiers in France. Seven dollars was contributed for literature for Camp Hancock.]

[printed text: The club subscribed five dollars in the second Red Cross campaign, and bought a fifty dollar bond in the third Liberty Loan. When the State Federation solicited towels for Camp Gordon, the club immediately sent three hundred and thirty-six. ]

[printed text: During the University of Georgia commencement, the club arranged a wonderful patriotic program, which was given on the campus. A 5x8 ft. [foot] United States flag was presented to the University army training corps. Hundreds of citizens, school children and the entire student body were present. Dr. A. G. Richards' address, the patriotic music by the band, and a chorus of voices made the occasion most memorable. ]

[printed text: Throughout the year, the members have worked at the Red Cross rooms; have knitted hospital blankets, sweaters, helmets, mufflers and socks.]

[printed text: The work of the motor class proved very essential to the success of the state Red Cross convention held here in July. Trains were met, and delegates were shown every courtesy. The class motored speakers to various localities in the Red Cross and third Liberty Loan campaign.]

Speakers.

[printed text: It is the club's privilege to enjoy at its meetings lectures on various subjects. During the year Mr. Hugh Gordon, Private Gallagher and Miss Blanche Loveridge spoke.]

Civics and Economics.

[printed text: For some time the club has aided the city in its campaign -- Clean-up Week, in April. Hearty encouragement is given to the cultivation of school gardens and to the protection of bird life. Food substitutes have been studied and used. A demonstration of the hand mill grinding of whole wheat, corn and peanuts was given. The members are enthusiastic gardeners, and much food has been conserved by canning.]

Education.

One of the primary objects of the club, since its early organization, has been its interest in rural education. Annually, the club gives fifty dollars to the Tallulah Falls school. In addition fifteen dollars has been given to the Ella White school at Mountain City, Ga. [Georgia], a living memorial to Mrs. Ella White, the club's past president. The new movement of the club's sponsoring the fifteen Clarke county schools proved satisfactory and most helpful.

[printed text: Sixty-seven dollars was paid on the training of a nurse. Some small payments have been paid back to the club on loans, from the students' aid fund, to deserving young girls. This fund was raised by the club some time ago. Ten dollars has been given to the Nantahala school. ]

[printed text: At present the Athens Woman's Club numbers more than one hundred [one-hundred] members. More than twenty have been enrolled this year. It has been our sad duty to chronicle the death of three of our beloved members: Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Mrs. J. F. Tibbetts, and Mrs. George Crane. What memories crowd upon us of those who have answered the last roll call, "whose labor is ended." Their memory and their influence help us to more acceptably fill the trust they have left us.]

[printed text: The club is supporting five French orphans, and will join heartily in the support of the work planned by the National Federation of Clubs for the reconstruction of the womanhood of devastated European countries. ]

[printed text: As a loving memorial to one of the club's past presidents, Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, one hundred dollars will be given to Tallulah Falls school, of which she was one of the directors. ]

[printed text: Another loving gift of money will be made to the Ella White school at Mountain City, in memory of Mrs. Ella White. ]

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club has a rich heritage in the achievements of the past; a wonderful inspiration in the noble example and service of our predecessors. ]

[printed text: We must work for all that is high and ennobling; sweeter homes, better schools, a cleaner city, a finer state, a purer nation, and a peace-loving world. It is wise and possible. It is our duty -- God given. ]



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[handwritten text: December 1918] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The December meeting of the Athen's Woman's Club held Monday afternoon at the home of the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker, was opened with the Lord's Prayer in concert. ]

[handwritten text: The report of the secretary was accepted as read and is on file. The treasurer reported the completion of payments on our three Liberty Bonds, leaving a balance of $197.00 in the bank. ]

[handwritten text: At a recent book shower for the Nantahala Night School, 150 volumes were kindly donated by the club members. Miss Annie Mae Wood expressed thanks to the club in behalf of the school. ]

[handwritten text: A voluntary gift of $100 was given to the Ella White school at Mountain City to help defray expenses for the coming year.]

[handwritten text: A motion was made that the president appoint a committee to cooperate with other organizations in the city to investigate conditions whereby a community nurse might be secured for Athens. ]

[handwritten text: This being the meeting for the annual election of officers, Mrs. T. F. Green, chairman of the nominating committee, nominated the following, who were unanimously elected. ]

[handwritten text: President -- Mrs. A. S. Parker ]
[handwritten text: Vice " [President ] Mrs. H. B. Ritchie ]
[handwritten text: Recording Secretary Mrs. Julius Severin ]
[handwritten text: Cor. [Corresponding] Secretary Mrs. Cobb Lampkin ]
[handwritten text: Treasurer Mrs. W. D. Beacham ]
[handwritten text: Chr. [Chairman] of Education Mrs. C. M. Snelling. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Parker in her usual gracious manner outlined her aims for the club

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for the coming year. She spoke on woman's place in the needs of the hour and the important part they will play in the reconstruction period. She asked the help of all members in making this club year a successful one and her plea will be met with a hearty response.]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the club adjourned for a delightful social hour. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Annie Mae Wood was welcomed as a new member. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]

[handwritten text: January 1919] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: Meeting postponed owing to Influenza Epidemic. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. Severin.
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Called meeting.
February 1919] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: At a called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club, held Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. A. S. Parker, plans were discussed and perfected for the observance of the National Week of Song, to begin today, February 16th, and continue thruout [throughout] the week.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. M. Snelling and her committee on arrangements, reported that the churches, schools, factories and mills will gladly co-operate [cooperate] with the club in helping make " song week" a success. The University students, Lucy Cobb, Normal School and public schools will devote a few minutes each day to singing. The churches are planning special song services and all indications are that " song week" will be successfully observed in Athens.]

[handwritten text: Miss Leibing, of the State Normal School told of the origin of community singing, of its purpose, not only to bring our people together in great gatherings but to strengthen patriotic sentiments and to allay the spirit of unrest so prevalent in our country. At the conclusion of her remarks, she ably led the club members in the singing of "America." ]

[handwritten text: Other club matters were discussed and it was decided to extend to the clubs of the 8th District an invitation to hold their convention in Athens in May.]

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

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: February 1919.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The February meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker Monday afternoon Feb 24th. Following the reading and adoption of the minutes, Mrs. Beacham, the treasurer, gave her report, which was accepted as read.]

[handwritten text: The corresponding secretary, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, read a letter from Mrs. Hugh Willet, expressing thanks to the club for the Mary Ann Lipscomb memorial of $100 for the Tallalah Falls school. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. M. Snelling, chairman of the educational department has arranged for a series of lectures on parliamentary law to be given by Dr. Mell for the benefit of club members. The dates and place of meeting to be announced later. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Oliver, Clarke County demonstration agent, asked that the club sponsor the rural schools again this year. She commended the work of the club sponsors and asked that we encourage the efforts of the schools when giving entertainments, etc. [et cetera], for the proceeds from such are to be used in purchasing equipment and supplies for the schools. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest as chairman of the Publicity Committee reported the first work of this committee had been successfully carried out in advertising the "National Week of Song" in our local papers. ]

[handwritten text: The membership committee with Mrs. Oscar Davison as chairman, presented the following names of new members: -- ]

[handwritten text: Miss Rosalie Rathbone, Miss Erna Proctor, Mrs. Mid Wingfield, Mrs. Paul

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Connolly, Mrs. Warren Connolly, Mrs. Pitt Stover, Miss Bertha Davison, Miss E. C. McKellar, Mrs. McGorman, Mrs. W. S. West, Mrs. C. S. Land, Miss Hillsman, Miss Burns, Madame Lustrat.]

[handwritten text: Madame Lustrat in her ever charming manner translated for the club French letters received from the club's adopted orphans in France. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made and carried that the Athens club accept the gracious invitation of the Clarke County Federation to join same. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Michael, of the State Normal School, delighted the club with a few remarks on the significance of the "Victory Memorial Emblem." Her inspiration came after reading the famous poem by John McCrae, "In Flanders Field." The club deemed it a pleasure to endorse the emblem and to wear it as our answer to our boys who gave their lives on Flanders fields. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Parker appointed the following committees: -- ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. R. D. Mure, as chairman of a committee to investigate conditions whereby a community nurse might be secured for Athens and the following committee will assist her: Mesdames E. C. Payne, O. R. Dobbs, T. F. Green and Miss Lily Moss. ]

[handwritten text: A committee to extend invitations to the clubs of the 8th District to attend the convention here in May is composed of Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, chairman; Mesdames Rufe Turner, Marion Conolly and W. C. Ashford.]

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

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: March 1919] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The March meeting of the Athens Women's Club, was held with the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker, Monday afternoon March 24th. The meeting was opened with the Lord's prayer in concert.]

[handwritten text: The minutes of the previous meeting, with one correction, were accepted as read. The report of the treasurer followed. ]

[handwritten text: The corresponding secretary, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, read a letter from Miss Kaufman, secretary of the Georgia Commission for the feeble minded, asking the club's help toward getting a state home for the children so afflicted. Mrs. Crabb made a motion, which was seconded, that the club express to Miss Kaufman our interest in the subject and ask [added text: for] further information. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Lampkin read also a letter from Mrs. Emily McDougald, chairman of the Equal Suffrage Party of Georgia, asking for an expression from the Athens club as to our standing on the question. As this was a subject for much thot [thought], it was moved and seconded that this question come up for discussion and a vote taken at our next regular meeting and the result sent to Mrs. McDougald. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Snelling, chairman of education, reported a visit made to Mountain City school recently, and the splendid progress being made in the work. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Earnest reported that the publicity committee had thoroughly advertised thru [through] the local papers, the club's home talent play, "The Meteor Girl" and that

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articles favoring the increased tax for the benefit of the city teachers had been published in the local papers.]

[handwritten text: It was moved and seconded that the club not only heartily endorse the tax increase but that the members pledge themselves to work as individuals in getting out a full vote. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Wheeler, chairman of the music department, reported that the Community Singing had been a success and that it is the aim of this department to have a "sing" in the future at least once a month. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. R. D. Mure, as chairman of a committee to work out plans whereby a community nurse might be secured for Athens, was granted further time to work out plans. ]

[handwritten text: Madame Lustrat read a letter from the Red Cross saying help toward financing a community nurse might be secured from them. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Stewart in charge of child welfare work in Clarke county, explained the weighing and registering of all children, the first week in April and committees were appointed to assist her.]

[handwritten text: A resolution was passed fixing the date of "Clean Up Week" for Athens, as April 14th to 19th.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Green, chr. [chairman] of the nominating committee nominated the following and they were unanimously elected: -- Miss Erna Proctor -- chr. [chairman] of Home Economics
Mrs. Geo. Crabb -- chr. [chairman] of Civics
]

[handwritten text: Miss Roberta Hodson, a delegate to the Peace Conference in Atlanta gave a most interesting report of the meeting. ]



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[handwritten text: Mrs. Oscar Davison of the membership committee presented the following names of new members and they were cordially welcomed into the club: -- Mesdames James White, Howard Abney, C. T. Harms, Julian McCurry & Jones Yow. ]

[handwritten text: Madame Lustrat made a strong appeal to the members to help make clothes for the refugee sufferers and her appeal met with the hearty co-operation [cooperation] of the club. ]

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

[handwritten text: Respectfully Submitted: ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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GOOD RECORD MADE BY ATHENS WOMAN'S CLUB

[printed text: There is perhaps no organization in the city that has done more or better work during the past year, than the Athens Woman's Club. Cooperation has been the keynote of the club; cooperation with any body of men or women undertaking a worthy work; cooperation among the members of a department and the club as a whole.]

[printed text: This accounts for the very successful year just closed.]

[printed text: The executive board of the club is as follows: President, Mrs. A. S. Parker.
Vice President, Mrs. H. B. Ritchie.
Secretary, Mrs. Julius Severin.
Corresponding secretary, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin.
Treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Beacham.
]

[printed text: The club is made up of four departments: Educational department, with Mrs. C. M. Snelling, chairman; Civic, Mrs. Geo. Crabb, chairman; Home Economics, Miss Erna Proctor, chairman; Music, Mrs. J. E. Wheeler, chairman. ]

Education.

[printed text: One of the first objects of the club since its early organization has been its interest in education, and that of rural education, especially. The sponsoring of the fifteen Clarke county schools this year proved very successful. $155 was sent to the Ella F. White school at Mountain City and $50 to the Tallulah Falls School. $50 and a book shower was given the Nantahala Night School and $67 was paid on the training of a nurse. Honoring our beloved Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb a memorial of $100 was given the Tallulah Falls School and at our last club meeting the club voted to contribute one dollar a member toward a $30,000 endowment fund and to which every member of a federated club is asked to contribute.]

Civics.

[printed text: Clean-up Week and Child Welfare Week were successfully sponsored by the Civic Department. Committees have been appointed to see what can be done about securing a city curb market and a community nurse. The club heartily endorsed the good roads movement and the increased tax for the benefit of the city teachers, and offered the services of the club to cooperate with the citizens committee. The members of this department under an able chairman, have their plans well outlined for the work of the coming year, along lines that will be a great benefit to our city.]

Home Economics.

[printed text: This department has done much good work that does not show as much as that of some of the other departments. The members have studied phases of home making and household management. They are planning a way for the training of servants, a community kitchen and school lunches. ]

Music.

[printed text: The music department did much toward making the national week of song is a success.]

[printed text: It is the aim of this department to continue community singing and in the future to have a sing at least once a month. ]

Patriotism.

[printed text: In addition to the regular activities of the club, much time has been given by the members to the winning of the war and to the hastening of world peace. ]

[printed text: Throughout the year, the members have worked faithfully at the Red Cross rooms and have knitted many articles for our boys who served our country so nobly. A beautiful knitted quilt. the work of members, was presented to the Crawford W. Long Infirmary for the use of convalescent soldiers. Active committees from club worked during every war campaign. Five Liberty Bonds have been purchased and a contribution given the Red Cross campaign.]

[printed text: On registration day the club served a luncheon to the registrars and a committee was present to give hope and cheer to Clarke county's patriotic young womanhood. ]

[printed text: A most memorable occasion was the presenting of a beautiful American flag to the University Training Corps during the University of Georgia commencement. The club araranged [arranged] a wonderful patriotic program, with Dr. A. S. Richards to deliver the address. Hundreds of citizens and students were present. ]

[printed text: In November the club held and all-day cotton picking at the Empire State Chemical fields and the funds from the days work were used in helping us keep our five adopted French babies.]

[printed text: To help defray any other war work we might undertake a very delightful home talent play, "The Meteor Girl," was presented in the early spring. ]

[printed text: It is our sad duty to chronicle the death of four of our dearly loved members. Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb, Mrs. J. F. Tibbetts, Mrs. George Crane and Mrs. R. D. Mure. Their lives have been an inspiration to those who are to follow in their footsteps. May we in some measure, measure up to their ideals. ]

[printed text: MRS. JULIUS SEVERIN,
Secretary.]



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

[handwritten text: The Woman's Club held a meeting of unusual interest Monday afternoon, April 28th, at the home of the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker. The meeting was opened with the Lord's Prayer in concert. Following, the president called for reports of the officers.]

[handwritten text: The minutes were adopted as read. ]

[handwritten text: The treasurer's report was enthusiastically received and is on file. ]

[handwritten text: During the month fifteen dollars was sent for the support of French war orphans, fifty dollars to Tallalah Falls school and a first payment of $5 was made on Victory Bonds. ]

[handwritten text: The civics department, under Mrs. G. A. Crabb, reported the work of the clean-up campaign committee. She urged the importance of continuing the work, until the whole city was clean, and receptacles for trash were placed on more corners. This department was asked to plan some way by which the cemetary [cemetery] as a whole might be cleaned up and beautified. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Erna Proctor, chairman of Home Economics, spoke on the community kitchen and school lunches. A discussion of the subject followed. Misses Anderson, Hillsman & Wood, city teachers, approved of the serving of lunches at school. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. A. O. Harper, chairman of Student Aid Funds, reported $65 in bank and that at an early date payments would be made by some of the beneficiaries. ]

[handwritten text: In the absence of Mrs. R. D. Mure, chairman of health, Miss Corine Gerdine and Mrs. T. F. Green told of the urgent need of a community nurse.

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They reported some cases that demand constant oversight at present. The abnormal babies recorded by the weighing and measuring committee should have care and attention now or the plan of the government will not be carried out.]

[handwritten text: The following names were presented and accepted as new members: -- Mesdames Gerdine Lumpkin, F. G. Fambrough and W. Nesbit: ]

[handwritten text: The corresponding secretary was asked to write a letter of sympathy to Mr. E. B. Heard and Mrs. S. Swift of Elberton, expressing sympathy for them in the death of Mrs. Heard. ]

[handwritten text: The president gave to the club many beautiful lilies, which grew in her garden, to send to Mrs. Mure, a greatly beloved member, who is quite ill. Expressions of sympathy were tendered Miss Hettie Stewart in her great bereavment [bereavement], the loss of her father; also wishes were expressed that Madame Lustrat would soon be restored to health. ]

[handwritten text: One important subject for the day's consideration is the entertaining of the Eighth district convention, 19 & 20th of May. The president appointed a committee on arrangement .]

[handwritten text: Much interest centered in the question of woman's suffrage. Several spoke in favor of the club endorsing it. Mrs. G. A. Crabb made a motion that the club endorse suffrage for women, seconded by Miss Pattie Hillsman. The motion was unanimously carried. ]

[handwritten text: No further business, the meeting adjourned. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. Lampkin.
Sec'y [Secretary] [Latin: Pro Tem. [Tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: May 1919.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: The called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was the regular May meeting and was held at the home of the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker, Monday afternoon, May 12th.]

[handwritten text: The meeting was opened with the Lord's Prayer in concert. Following, the president called for reports of officers. The minutes were adopted as read. The treasurer's report is on file. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. N. Snelling, of the educational dept. [department], reported that the hope of the people of Mountain City is, that additional high school work may be introduced in the school this year, as the school is rapidly growing and must enlarge.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Geo. Crabb, chr. [chairman] of Civics, was unable to be present to give her report, but sent word that the keeper of the cemetary [cemetery] had been seen about the proposed beautifying of same and that a definite plan would be decided upon later. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Green told how it might be possible for the club by co-operating [cooperating] with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. [Company], to secure a community nurse for Athens. ]

[handwritten text: The all-day sewing for the war orphans was postponed until the second week in June, the day to be announced later.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest, Chr. [Chairman] of publicity, reported that the daily papers had kindly given a column in their papers to be given over to club matters. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. O. W. Davison of the membership committee presented the following names and they were unanimously elected: Miss Young, Miss Maxwell and Mrs. Fred Davis. ]

[handwritten text: It was moved and seconded that the June meeting be a memorial service for the late Mrs. R. D. Mure, one of our oldest and best beloved members.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Robt. Morton moved that the club endorse the good roads movement and offer the services of the club to co-operate [cooperate] with the committee appointed by the Chamber

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of Commerce. The motion carried.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Hugh Willet, director of the Tallalah Falls Industrial school has asked every club member of a Federated Club to contribute $1 toward a $30,000 endowment fund which will be as a memorial to our beloved Mrs. Mary Ann Lipscomb. The Athens club voted to contribute their share toward such a beautiful memorial to one that worked faithfully unto the end of her life for the uplift and advancement for the less fortunate. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. D. L. Earnest presented to the club the matter of the proposed city hospital for Athens and the club heartily endorsed the project and will help in every way possible in making the proposed plans a reality. ]

[handwritten text: Final arrangements were made for the 8th District convention to be held here May 19th & 20th.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Milton Jarnigan was elected delegate from the Athens club to the convention. ]

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

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: June 1919] [View the meeting summary] [View Progressive Era events from this month]

[handwritten text: The regular June meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of its president, Mrs. A. S. Parker, Monday afternoon at half after four o'clock.]

[handwritten text: After the usual opening prayer, attention was given the minutes of the May meeting and the treasurer's report. Both were accepted as read.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. T. F. Green, in the absence of the delegate, Mrs. Milton Jarnigan, at the recent convention of the 8th district Federation of Woman's Club held in Athens, May 19-20th, gave a brief and interesting report of the sessions and social courtesies extended the visitors, expressing her deep appreciation.]

[handwritten text: On motion of Mrs. E. W. Carrol it was decided that the club contribute the amount required to furnish one room in the Woman's dormitory at the Agricultural College. ]

[handwritten text: A vote of thanks was tendered Mrs. E. A. Crawford and the Crawford chapter Children of the Confederacy, for the $25 they gave the Ella F. White school at Mountain City. ]

[handwritten text: The memorial service to the late Mrs. R. D. Mure was postponed until the September meeting.]

[handwritten text: It is the custom of the club to disband during the summer months, so there being no further business the club adjourned to hear Miss Sally Fanny Gleaton of Atlanta, speak on Equal Suffrage. She has a very interesting gift of making her presence felt and a particular and a very gracious charm as a speaker. ]

[handwritten text: Miss Gleaton, fired to a white

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heat by recent experiences, quickly put the militant spirit of indomitable activity into the hearts of her audience by her impassioned words. She knew her subject and was sincere in her remarks.]

[handwritten text: It was a most interesting hour and after it the entire club arose in a body as a tribute to the speaker of the occasion. Mrs. Parker, the president, asked the members not to forget all that the individual efforts on the part of each one present means to our city and the vast effect which it will eventually have upon the life of home, municipality and nation. ]

[handwritten text: Tea, served on the charming side porch, completed a delightful hour which the guests saw draw to a close with frank regret. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. E. W. Carrol. Sec'y [Secretary] [Latin: Pro Tem. [Tempore] ] ]



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[handwritten text: Sept. [September] 1919.] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: One of the most delightful club meetings of the Athens Woman's Club was that of the one held Monday afternoon at the home of its president, Mrs. A. S. Parker, at half after four o'clock.]

[handwritten text: Preceeding [Preceding] the short business session, Mrs. Samuel Lumpkin, of Atlanta, director of the woman's division of the W.S.S. of the 6th Federal reserve district spoke to the members and invited guests on "Woman's part in the Thrift movement." Her charm as a speaker and the sincerity of her remarks, made the hour a most enjoyable as well as profitable one. ]

[handwritten text: She urged the organizing of Thrift clubs not only in the home but for all public organizations as well. ]

[handwritten text: It was the pleasure of the club to endorse the Thrift movement and to organize a club among the members with Mrs. S. J. Nesbit as chairman and Mrs. Rufe Turner, secretary. ]

[handwritten text: A motion was made by Mrs. W. D. Beacham and unanimously carried, that the club purchase $100 worth of Thrift stamps, the amount to be taken out of the club treasury. ]

[handwritten text: Following Mrs. Lumpkin's talk, attention was given the minutes of the June meeting and the treasurer's report. Both were accepted as read.]

[handwritten text: The following new members were cordially welcomed: -- Mesdames J. A. Darwin, Pendergraph, H. E. Malphers, J. E. Hord, John Morris, H. E. Martin, Rufe Crane and Miss Annie White. ]

[handwritten text: Interspersed with the business session were a number of delightful musical

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numbers by Miss Margarete Morris, which called for repeated applause.]

[handwritten text: Plans were completed for the October meeting. This is to be a "school meeting." The club sponsors the Mountain City, Tallalah Falls and the Clarke County school and it is hoped this meeting will inspire greater efforts in the work for these educational institutions.]

[handwritten text: On Oct. [October] 18th the club will give a delightful tea at the home of Mrs. A. S. Parker, at which time the young women of the University will be the honored guests.]

[handwritten text: The president has appointed the following committees to help insure [ensure] its success. ]

[handwritten text: Invitation -- Mesdames J. E. Severin, Cobb Lampkin. ]

[handwritten text: Refreshments -- Mesdames Oscar Davison, W. D. Beacham, J. W. Barnett. ]

[handwritten text: Entertainment -- Mesdames C. N. Snelling, Fred Orr and Miss Leibing. ]

[handwritten text: A pleasant social hour completed a most delightful meeting. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. J. E. Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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[handwritten text: Oct. [October] 1919] [View the meeting summary]

[handwritten text: A large attendance was present at the Oct. [October] meeting of the Athens Woman's Club, held Monday afternoon at the home of the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker at 4 o'clock.]

[handwritten text: The meeting was opened with the Lord's prayer in concert. ]

[handwritten text: Preceeding [Preceding] the business session Mr. M. L. Duggan, representing the state department of education, spoke on "Illiteracy in Georgia." He said it is the aim of this department to devote all their time and efforts for the next few weeks in working out a plan whereby illiteracy may be eventually wiped out of Georgia. The first plan will be to provide better school facilities, not only for the thousands of illiterate children in Georgia, but for the illiterate adults as well. He asked for the continued efforts of the organized women to help in this important and vital work. ]

[handwritten text: It was the pleasure of the club to endorse the movement and assure Mr. Duggan of their hearty co-operation [cooperation]. ]

[handwritten text: Attention was then given to the reports of the secretary and treasurer. Both were accepted as read and are on file. ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Oscar Davison, as chairman of the membership committee presented the following names of new members and the club was delighted to welcome so large a number: Mesdames E. K. Lumpkin, Sr., Kiafter, L. Cason, Percy Johnson, Gray Hopkins, Robb, Holman, Will Hopkins, J. Warren Smith, J. H. Beusse, Hubbard, O. Payne, Geo. Brown, Carmichael, O. W. Abney, L. M. Sheffer, W. F. Dorsey, M. H. Moore, Geo. Mell,

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Fletcher Johnson, J. L. Moss III, C. H. Cox, A. C. Hancock, O. M. Roberts and Misses Mary Lyndon and M. E. Conyers.]

[handwritten text: The club heartily endorsed the Red Cross "Roll Call" from Nov 2nd to 11th, and offer their support to the local organization.]

[handwritten text: Mrs. C. M. Snelling was chosen delegate to the state convention of Woman's Clubs to be held in Columbus, Nov. 11th -- to 14th.]

[handwritten text: A nominating committee composed of Mesdames A. E. Crawford, O. W. Davison and E. W. Carroll was elected to report at the November meeting.]

[handwritten text: There being no further business the club adjourned for a pleasant social hour. ]

[handwritten text: Respectfully submitted ]

[handwritten text: Mrs. Julius Severin
Sec'y. [Secretary] ]



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November 1919. [View the meeting summary]

Athens Woman's Club Meeting

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club held a meeting of unusual interest Mondey [Monday] afternoon Nov. [November] 24th, at the home of the president, Mrs. A. S. Parker. The meeting was opened with the Lord's Prayer in concert, after which the president called for the reports of the sccretary [secretary] and theasurer [treasurer]. These reports were accepted as read. A fifteet [fifteen] minutes song service with Mrs. J. Wheler leading and Mrs. Howard Abney presiding at the piano, proved a delightful innovation to the members present.]

[printed text: The president next called for the various cammittees [committees]. The Home Econamics [Economics] department had no report Mrs. Wheeler, chairman of the Music department spoke enthusiastically on the work planned by this department for the future, and asked the co-operation [cooperation] of all members. ]

[printed text: Mrs. W. Nesbit, chairman of the Thrift Club department, reported that thidteen [thirteen] members had already pledged themselves to purchace [purchase] $5 worth of stamps before Jan 1st. She urged every member present to pledge this month if possible.]

[printed text: Miss Florence Cain, sec. [secretary] of our local Y.M.C.A., told of the work of the local organization is doing. She spoke of its needs, and asked the help of the club whenever their co-operation [cooperation] was asked for. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Oscar Davison, chairman of the membership committee, presented the following names of new members and the club was delighted to welcome so la ][handwritten text: [added text: r] ][printed text: ge a number;-- Mesdames T. W. Reed, Strahan, Sidney Reeves, Swift Garnett, U. H. Davenport, Sam Tribble, Eustace Stevens, Slaymaker, A. G. Dudley and H. M. Edwards. ]

[printed text: The next half hour was given over to the splendid reports of the recent meeting of the State Federation of Women's Clubs held in Columbus by our delegates, Mrs. C. N. SnellingMrs. E. W. Carroll, State President of the Professional and business Woman's Club, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, State Chairman of Gift Scholorships [Scholarships], and Miss Annie Mae Wood, delegate from County Federation. ]

[printed text: This being the meeting for the annual election of officers, Mrs. A. E. Crawford, chairman of the nominating committee, nominated the following, who were unanimously elected: Presdent [President], Mrs. C. M. Snelling; Vice President Mrs. John E. Talmadge, Jr.; Recording Secretary, Mrs. S. V. Sanford; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin; Treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Reachman. ]

[printed text: There being no other business, the club adjourned for a deligtful [delightful] social hour. ]



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[typewritten text: WOMAN' S CLUB
ATHENS GEORGIA.]

[typewritten text: Nominating Committee. Mrs. Ellen A. Crawford. Chairman.
Mrs. O. H. Davison.
Mrs. Carroll.
]

[typewritten text:

Mrs. Charles Snelling.President
Mrs. John E. Talmadge.Vice President.
Mrs. Sanford.Recording Secretary.
Mrs. Cobb Lampkin. Corresponding Sec. [Secretary]
Mrs. Beacham.Treasurer.

]

These are the new Officers selected by the Nominating Committee.



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ATHENS WOMAN'S CLUB HOLDS INTERESTING MEETING.

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club met with the retiring president, Mrs. A. S. Parker, yesterday afternoon at her home on
Prince avenue and despite the fact that several missionary societies occupied the same hour with meetings elsewhere the attendance was most gratifying. ]

[printed text: This meeting was postponed from December, the current year opening with Mrs. C. M. Snelling, the new president, on the fourth Monday of this month, the chosen date of all meetings.]

[printed text: The Lord's Prayer in concert was the first of the afternoon's program, followed by the reports of the secretary and treasurer. The various chairmen of standing committees submitted no reports, except Mrs. O. W. Davison, representing the membership committee as chairman reported the following new members who were cordially welcomed: Mesdames Clarence Chandler, Lewis Johnson, Coryell Greer, Ernest Michael, J. R. White, George Crane and Miss Jessie McGregor. ]

[printed text: The club expressed regret over the death yesterday morning of one of its members, Mrs. W. G. Griffeth and passed resolutions expressing sympathy to her family. ]

[printed text: The entire membership present favored the endorsement of the administration of the state president of the federation, Mrs. J. E. Hays, and Mrs. Cobb Lampkin, corresponding secretary, was instructed to notify her of the club's action and loyalty and to have a copy of the letter published on the Woman's Club page of next Sunday's Atlanta Constitution. ]

[printed text: Following these details the chief order of business was the installation of the new officers whose nominations were the concensus [consensus] of the opinion of the entire club and as such are a flattering tribute to all concerned. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Parker, whose unfailing dignity and success during her term of office, the club making marked progress under her supervision, gave a beautiful talk as she opened to the new president all the intimate workings of her new post. ]

[printed text: She thanked the members for their responsive cooperation and urged them to support the federation, pointing out their mission to uphold its high standards and maintain the prestige of Athens Woman's Club as a link in the long chain of clubs which must not be broken. ]

[printed text: It is a matter of great pride and congratulation and satisfaction to the club that the retiring president and the one just beginning her work as head of an organization so far reaching in its splendid influences are women of such high ideals and steadfastness of purpose. Above all it is good to know both are christian women and are active in the support of their churches in all departments. It is interesting to know that they are mothers of boys, all fine fellows, and both while yet young and most graceful, are grandmothers, a distinction rarely enjoyed. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Parker, as a friend and coworker inducted Mrs. Snelling and the other new officers into that mysterious method by which all have been taught the virtue of affectionate cooperation and the occasion was most inspiring, the members rising and giving the chautauqua [chatauqua] salute. ]

[printed text: In a few words Mrs. Snelling expressed her appreciation of the honor conferred upon her and in accepting said she felt it was an opportunity to serve her town as well as to meet in close contact its representative women who are striving for its betterment. ]

[printed text: She named the following heads of the departments which will do good work directed by Mrs. Snelling, and it is with highest hopes and the greatest enthusiasm that the club faces the tasks set for this year: Mrs. A. S. Parker, civic; Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, Jr., education; Miss. I. Proctor, home economics; Mrs. Jack Wheeler, music; Mrs. Rufe Turner, ways and means; Mrs. Oscar Davison, membership; Mrs. S. J. Tribble, publicity; Mrs. A. S. Parker, new club room and tea room. ]

[printed text: The new officers and the chairmen of these committees have already mapped out a year's work of strenuous activity, fitting themselves into their new niche with the adaptability characteristic of all and they will continue successfully the many established philanthropic activities and undertake to establish new ones. ]

[printed text: A social half hour concluded the interesting session. ]

[printed text: MRS. E. W. CARROLL,
Of Publicity Committee.]



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[printed text: ATHENS WOMAN'S CLUB HOLDS JANUARY MEETING.] [View the meeting summary]

[printed text: The Athens Woman's Club held its monthly meeting Monday afternoon at the home of its president, Mrs. C. M. Snelling. Despite the very inclement weather, a large and enthusiastic attendance was present.]

[printed text: Much routine as well as new business was transacted. ]

[printed text: Treasurer, Mrs. W. D. Beacham, reported dues $22.40; balance on French babies, $12.00; Ella White Memorial $5.00; Dormitory room $23.00; balance in bank $164.00. ]

[printed text: She also reported having sent a contribution of one hundred dollars to the Tallulah Falls school. A letter was read from Mrs. Hugh Willet thanking the club for this splendid contribution and also for the genuine co-operation [cooperation] of the club in all things looking to the higher development of our state. A letter was also read from Mrs. Hayes, president of State Woman's Club, thanking the Athens Club for their splendid words of congratulation and encouragement and co-operation [cooperation]. ]

[printed text: Mrs. A. S. Parker, chairman of the Civic Committee, outlined the work of her committee, and reported that a full report would be made at the next meeting. This committee has undertaken many things looking to the general welfare of our city. ]

[printed text: Mrs. T. W. Read reported for the chairman of the Home Econonics [Economics] Committee. This committee has prepared an excellent program for 1920. Beginning March 8th a course of cooking lessons will begin, to which the general public is invited. It is hoped that satisfactory plans can be made whereby the high school building and equipment may be used. It is believed that many will avail themselves of these practical lessons.]

[printed text: Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, chairman of the Educational Committee, made a report on the work now being conducted in this city by the Survey Committee. It was agreed that this work should receive hearty co-operation [cooperation]. ]

[printed text: Mrs. J. T. Wheeler, chairman of the Music Committee, stated that the program for 1920 would be read at the next meeting. However, the community sing, which was such a success last season, will again be held this year on Saturday, February 21. This day was selected as Washington's birthday comes on Sunday. Mr. Jones will again assist in this work.]

[printed text: Mrs. Oscar Davison, chairman of the committee on membership, reported the following new members: Mrs. Frank Myers, Mrs. Andrew C. Erwin, Mrs. B. T. Comer, Mrs. Dorsey Davis, Mrs. Offley, Mrs. Emory Cook, Mrs. James Cook, Mrs. Florence, Mrs. Carter Daniel, Mrs. Hulme Kinnebrew, Miss Florence, Miss Martha Anderson, Miss Kate Anderson, Miss Tom Middlebrooks. All these were unanimously elected to membership. ]

[printed text: Miss Rustin, representing the Pioneer Club of the University of Georgia, brought greetings to the club. She thanked the club for its splendid co-operation [cooperation] and encouragement. She was convinced that the "little sister" would strive to merit the approval of the "big sister" at all times. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Bessie Stanley Wood made a comprehensive report of the work that would be done by the Survey Committee. She assured the club that there would be no overlapping of work and that all clubs and organizations in the city and in the colleges would be properly correlated. She made an impressive talk concerning the work now being done in this city. The club agreed to support the work in every way possible. ]

[printed text: Mrs. William Bradshaw, a former Athens lady, made a very inspirational talk on the wonderful work accomplished by the Paducah Woman's Club, an organization that has been in existence twenty-two years and has never failed to meet each month. Beginning in a very modest way with a room in the Carnegie building they have grown and progressed until now they own a beautiful club house with an auditorium, ball room and all modern conveniences. Mrs. Bradshaw's presence in Athens always gives her friends much pleasure and on this occasion she was made doubly welcome by her presence and the message she brought. ]

[printed text: After the transaction of the business of the meeting, the members were then invited into the spacious dining room where delicious refreshments were served. Those assisting the hostess were Mrs. Bradshaw, Mrs. Audley Morton, Mrs. Joel Weir, Mrs. John R. White and Misses Margaret and Lou Morton and Mrs. Ralph Hodgson. ]

[printed text: Respectfully submitted, ]

[printed text: MRS. S. V. SANFOORD,
Recording Secretary.]



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[printed text: February Meeting Of the Athens Woman's Club] [View the meeting summary]


[printed text: The Athens Womans Club held its regular monthly meeting with Hrs. [Mrs.] A. S. Parker, chairman of the Civics Committee of the club, February 29. Mrs. Snellings the president, and Mrs. J. E. Talmadge, Jr., vice-president, both being absent in Florida, Mrs. Parker presided with her usual grace and discretion.]

[printed text: The meeting opened by the recitation of the Lord's Prayer in concert. This being the National Song week, Mrs. Parker suggestedthat [suggested that] the club sing some of the songs selected by the National Committee, "Lead Kindly Light' was sung followed by "America the Beautiful." In the absence of the chairman of the music committee, Mrs. Stanley kindly led the singing which was enthusiastically entered into by the entire club. The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting which were approved as read. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Beacham, the treasurer, made the following report: A balance of $176.80 in treasury after expending $37.20 since January meeting. Report of Educational Comimtee [Committee] was next called for, Mrs. Hodgson chairman, asking that Miss Whaley be allowed to read a report of the Survey Committee as it was important and strictly educational. The club thought so much of this report that they ordered it incorporated in the minutes of the club for future refenence [reference]. Chairman of Home Economics Section being absent, Mrs. Oscar Davison reported that the chairman was afraid that they would have to postpone the Cooking Lessons until April. The Club ordered that the matter of time be left entirely with the Economics Committee and watch local papers for announcement.]

[printed text: Mrs. Oscar Davison, chairman of Membership Committee, reported the following names which were unanimously received and Mrs. Davison commended for her usual fine report. Mrs. C. B. Daniel, Miss Mary Wilkins, Mrs. A. T. Puckett, Mrs. Esther Morris, Mrz. [Mrs.] James W. Arnold, Mrs. Skinner, Mrs. Martin. The following committee was appointed to look after the sick soldiers of the Rehabilitation Department of the University of Georgia and also to furnish entertainment for them: ]

[printed text: Mrs. J. E. Talmadge, Jr., chairman; Mrs. S. V. Sanford, Mrs. Simon Michael, Mrs. Darwin, Mrs. Joel Wier, Mrs. Julian McCurry, Miss Moena Michael. ]

[printed text: The club was asked to sponsor an Art Exhibit that is coming to Athens to the amount of $25.00. This guarantee we do not expect to forfeit but simply with other organizations in town pledge our support to that amount should it for any reason not pay expenses and the club voted that we do this and the ladies were all urged to visit the exhibit and support it in any way possible. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Sanford, who went over to Atlanta as a delegate from the club to the meeting called by Mrs. Haynes made a report on the meeting. The club ordered the corresponding secretary write Mrs. Haynes that the Athens Club heartily endorses her movement in the interest of the reduction of the High Cost of Living. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Wilkins reported that the Georgia Development Company offered to give a picturesque piece of land for a park provided the club beautify it for such. In the absence of the president the club delayed action on this matter. ]

[printed text: Mrs. A. S. Parker, chairman of the civics department, said that the husband of one of our number called her up this morning and said that he was chairman of a committee of the Chamber of Commerce and that his committee was going to do something for Athens. Mrs. Parker said this was wonderful encouragement to her for when the men got behind a movement they did things. ]

[printed text: Among the things under consideration by the civic committee is a memorial to the boys left in France in the form of a park. ]

[printed text: After adjournment Mrs. Parker in her usual hospitable way served delicious sandwiches and Russian tea to the club and all enjoyed a social half hour. In the absence of our new president the club drifted back to its former home. ]

[printed text: MRS. S. V. SANFORD,
Recording Secretary.]



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[printed text: The Athens Woman's club held its March meeting with the president, Mrs. C. M. Snelling, on Monday afternoon, March 22.]

[printed text: The meeting was opened by the recitation of the Lord's prayer in concert. ]

[printed text: The minutes of the February meeting were read and approved as read.]

[printed text: The treasurer made the following report:

Disbursements:
General Federation Dues$18.00
State Federation Dues3.00
Stamps and Envelopes1.80
Deceived [Received] Dues$46.80

Endowment9.00
Balance$220.84

]

[printed text: In addition to this report the treasurer asked to be instructed to pay to the Agricultural college the amount promised to furnish a room in the girls' dormitory. The club instructed her to do this from the funds on hand at the same time the president asked those who would to contribute to this fund. Mrs. Green suggested that the club ask permission to have a demonstration at the dormitory when the room is furnished. ]

[printed text: The corresponding secretary read a letter from the chairman of the executive committee of the Red Cross Survey asking the co-operation [cooperation] of the club in founding an organization that would co-ordinate [coordinate] all the welfare work of the city and by so doing eliminate the possibility of overlapping of such activities. The club unanimously voted to give this movement its hearty co-operation [cooperation]. The president will appoint two representatives, a principle and an alternate. ]

[printed text: Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, Jr., chairman of the educational committee, made the following report: ]

[printed text: "Our committee has held one meeting. At this meeting it was decided to try to continue the illiteracy classes at Whitehall and Princeton; Mrs. Oscar Davison and Mrs. G. O. Davis have promises of help in this from the owners of the mills and hope soon to begin the classes. ]

[printed text: We have eighteen sponsors for the Clarke county schools. So far only a few of the schools have been visited, but the ladies have splendid plans ahead. ]

[printed text: The sponsors are co-operating [cooperating] with the farm bureau in planning for a fair. There are two sponsors -- one for the Ella White school at Mountain City and the Mary Anne Lipscomb school, at Tallulah. They are finding out the needs of these schools. ]

[printed text: Mrs. S. P. Reaves has secured a number of books to be distributed among the mountain and rural schools. ]

[printed text: Miss Woods is arranging for classes in parliamentary law under Mr. John Mell for the club members. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Garnett and Mrs. Earnest are arranging for the club to hear some health lectures by Dr. Falkner. ]

[printed text: The report and recommendations of the Clarke county and Athens survey committee on education, which Miss Whaley read before the club were heartily endorsed by this committee and will be sent to the city board of education, with a request to act upon them as soon as possible. ]

[printed text: The Smith-Lormer bill before congress we present to the club for its endorsement to be sent to our senators and congressmen. The club instructed the educational committee to draft resolutions to be sent to senate and consigned Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, Jr., Miss Proctor, acting chairman of economics committee in the absence of the chairman, Mrs. Tom Reed, reported that on account of sickness they had not been able to crystalize [crystallize] their plans for the cooking classes and exhibit of labor-saving devices, but report progress and these classes will be held some time [sometime] in April. They plan to make these most attractive and beneficial. Mrs. Davison, chairman membership committee, reported the following names for membership and the club unanimously voted them members:]

[printed text: Mrs. M. G. Michael, Mrs. Aaron Cohen, Miss Susie Cohen, Mrs. Lawler, Mrs. William Meegate, Mrs. A. L. Dearing, Mrs. Ralph Hodgson. ]

[printed text: Mrs. Strahan read a letter from the head of the Ella F. White school, at Mountain City, explaining the many difficulties he has in operating point. The club, after hearing the school from a financial stand-through members of the club who have been there, of the heroic struggle for existence of this school voted to send it $100. ]

[printed text: This should be very near to our hearts not alone because of its worth and needs, but since it bears the name of our much-loved former president, Mrs. White. ]

[printed text: Hon. Julian McCurry, representing the Chamber of Commerce, addressed the club in a happy vein. The civics committee of the club will co-operate [cooperate] with the civics committee of the Chamber of Commerce in the advancement of parks, playgrounds, and a market. ]

[printed text: After the transaction of the business Mrs. Snelling served delicious refreshments. She was assisted by Mrs. Morton, Mrs. Stanley, Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Weir. ]

[printed text: The club feels itself unusually fortunate in having a president who commands the use of a home so beautiful and spacious as the Morton Home. Still we feel that we have altogether outgrown any private home. With a membership of 186 and growing in leaps and bounds it behooves us to be up and doing and secure us a home in keeping with a town of the size and prominence of Athens. ]

[printed text: Realizing this need the club voted to authorize the executive board to cast about and find some appropriate place for a club house. ]

[printed text: MRS. S. V. SANFORD,
Recording Secretary.]