Document: awc002

Athens Woman's Club minutes, 1912-1920


author: Athens Woman's Club (Athens, Ga.)
extent: 1 v.
date: 1912-1920

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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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