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. 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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[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]


[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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[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. ]


[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.]


[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.]


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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