Athens Woman's Club Events

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1899
22 February 1899 [View minutes for this meeting]
The first general meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Seney-Stovall Chapel with Rosa Woodberry presiding. Following a report from the committee on constitution and bylaws, the club passed a motion to approve the club's constitution. Upon the suggestion of Fannie G. Nash, the club passed a motion to permit out-of-town visitors to all meetings except the annual meeting; however, Athens residents must still be invited by the executive board. The club discussed the possible addition of a bylaw to limit the number of members allowed into the club. Mrs. William H. Young (Annie Young) motioned that a limit not be placed on the number of club members, however, if members did not regularly participate in the activities of the club, the status of their membership would be reviewed.

27 March 1899 [View minutes for this meeting]
The second general meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb (Mary Ann Lipscomb) presiding. The secretary of the historical section reported that this year's work would concern revolutions, specifically, the French Revolution, American-English and Spanish-American revolutions. The chairman of the current topics section reported that the section had held its regular meetings and discussed general political news including European affairs, Cuba, the Philippines, general news and books. The chairman of the letters and art section reported that the section would focus on history, literature and the art of Greece in the coming year. Mrs. Bates (Rebecca? Bates) moved that the club's membership be capped at one hundred members and a waiting list be created for other interested candidates. A second motion on this topic, suggested by Mrs. Cobb (Starkie Campbell Cobb), stated that anyone could be admitted to membership, but if one ed three consecutive club or section meetings or did not pay their dues, their membership would be terminated. Current members would be allowed to join any section they desired.

24 April 1899 [View minutes for this meeting]
The third general meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Seney-Stovall Chapel with Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb (Mary Ann Lipscomb) presiding. The recording secretary reported on a letter regarding the Athens Woman's Club's intention to join the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. The club discussed and voted on the executive board's recommendations, including; a membership clause; enlargement of the executive board; election of a second vice president; creation of a library committee and a educational committee. The club voted to have the treasurers of each section report monthly on their finances.

23 May 1899 [View minutes for this meeting]
The fourth general meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb (Mary Ann Lipscomb) presiding. The club thanked Lipscomb for her donation of a scholarship to the Lucy Cobb Institute and agreed to change the membership clause in the club's constitution. The new clause stated that membership in the club would be dropped if members missed three consecutive meetings without an excuse or if other requirements of the club were not met. Lipscomb read a letter from the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs that requested the club send a delegate to the organization's annual meeting in Gainesville, Georgia. The club discussed the possibility of working with the United Daughters of the Confederacy to erect a memorial in honor of Winnie Davis, daughter of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis.

25 September 1899 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Lucy Cobb Institute. Elizabeth Johnston Watt reported that Pattie Hilsman, a candidate from the city schools, and May Garrah, a candidate from the county, were selected as the recipients of Mary Ann Lipscomb's scholarships to the Lucy Cobb Institute. Lipscomb and Rosa Woodberry reported on the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs which was held in Gainesville, Georgia.

29 October 1899 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Seney-Stovall Chapel. The chairman of the educational committee reported on a series of meetings held earlier in the month to discuss plans for the Winnie Davis Memorial Hall that is to be built on the grounds of the State Normal School. The club decided that the Athens Woman's Club yearbook would span from September to June.

27 November 1899 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Seney-Stovall Chapel. E. J. Nast reported donating five dollars for a scholarship to the normal department of Columbia University in New York. A letter from Mrs. Battery was read urging the club to join the General Federal of Women's Clubs. The club voted to join the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

1900
22 January 1900 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Seney-Stovall Chapel. The treasurer, Dorothy McPherson (later Dorothy McPherson Farnsworth) reported that the club had $26.40 in its treasury. E. J. Nast asked for the club's help in giving aid to a needy child. Rosa Woodberry reported that the Athens Woman's Club calendar, which included the club's constitution, bylaws, history and lists of members and officers, would be published in two weeks. Club officers were unanimously re-elected to their positions.

26 February 1900 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Seney-Stovall Chapel. Upon the recommendation of the executive board, the club discussed the idea of holding general meetings on a quarterly basis rather than on a monthly basis. The club voted to maintain monthly meetings and to fine absent members five cents. Mrs. Crawford (Ellen A. Peebles Crawford) suggested that one paper be read at each meeting.

26 March 1900 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held without a quorum present. A letter was read from the Society of American Women asking for assistance with the American Hospital Ship Fund. (The American Hospital Ship Fund was sponsored by the Society of American Women, an English woman's club of American expatriates. The fund came about when these women saw a need to supply a hospital ship to aid British troops fighting in the Boer War.) The club voted against aiding them in their work. Rosa Woodberry suggested that a committee be formed to inspect the conditions of country schools.

15 October 1900 [View minutes for this meeting]
The first general meeting for the new club year was held at the Seney-Stovall Chapel with Mrs. Mary Ann Lipscomb presiding. The club elected delegates for the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs in Griffin, Georgia. Lipscomb suggested that the club invite the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs to hold its next annual meeting in Athens. Fannie G. Nash resigned from her position as club secretary and Mrs. J. F. Hart (Eva Freeman Hart) was appointed to the position for the remainder of the term.

26 November 1900 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Rosa Woodberry presiding. The educational committee from the Griffin Woman's Club requested that books and pictures be given to public schools. The committee also suggested that educational statistics be taken, including the average daily attendance as well as the age and gender of the students. Woodberry requested that the industrial committee obtain statistics concerning children in factories, specifically, the number and age of children working in factories.

17 December 1900 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting at the home of Mrs. Billups Phinizy (Nellie Stovall Phinizy) to discuss changing bylaw VI of the club's constitution which mandated that twenty members must be present in order to constitute a quorum. The club voted to amend the bylaw to ten members.

1901
28 January 1901 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held their regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. E. A. Crawford (Ellen A. Peebles Crawford) with Mary Ann Lipscomb presiding. Mrs. William H. Young (Annie Young) motioned for the club to hold their general meeting every three months rather than every month, however, the motion was denied. Elizabeth Johnston Watt suggested that a sheltering arms committee be established to investigate the living conditions of children and advocate child welfare.

May 1901 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held their last general meeting of the club year at the home of Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White) with all members in attendance. The club discussed the upcoming annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs in Athens and determined that the president and two delegates from each club in the state be invited to attend.

17 September 1901 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting at the Lucy Cobb Institute library with Mary Ann Lipscomb presiding and twenty-three members in attendance. The meeting was called to discuss the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs with the president of the Georgia Federation, Mrs. J. Lindsay Johnson (Annie E. Gillespie Johnson). Johnson was unable to attend, but the club continued without her and organized committees for the annual meeting.

15 October 1901 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Lucy Cobb Institute library with Mary Ann Lipscomb presiding and all members in attendance. The club received an invitation from faculty members at the University of Georgia that invited members of the Athens Woman's Club and the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs to tour the campus during the annual meeting. The club thanked the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for agreeing to sponsor a luncheon at the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs' annual meeting.

1902
14 January 1902 [View minutes for this meeting]
A meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Lucy Cobb Institute library with Mary Ann Lipscomb presiding and twenty-six members present. After the payment of expenses from the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Club, the treasurer reported a balance of $18.00. Lipscomb thanked the club for her nomination as club president, but declined the position. Elections for new officers were held: Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White) was elected president; Mrs. Billups Phinizy (Nellie Stovall Phinizy) was elected first vice president; Mrs. C. B. Griffeth (Frances Brooks Griffeth) was elected second vice president; Mrs. William H. Young (Annie Young) was elected recording secretary; Dorothy McPherson (later Dorothy McPherson Farnsworth) was elected corresponding secretary; and Mrs. William J. Peeples (Ida Peebles) was elected treasurer. The club approved the addition of both a Shakespeare section and a fine arts section.

27 January 1902 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Lucy Cobb Institute library with Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White) presiding and twenty members present. The treasurer reported a $27.50 balance in the treasury and the current topics section provided entertainment for the club.

10 March 1902 [View minutes for this meeting]
The general monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Lucy Cobb Institute library with twenty-three members present. The sheltering arms committee reported on their interviews with local factory officials regarding the care of young children in the factories. Louie Lane determined from a letter she received that parents employed in factories preferred the idea of establishing a free kindergarten over placing their children under the care of others during factory hours. The fine arts section provided a program on Egyptian art, modern art and Assyrian art.

08 April 1902 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with twenty members in attendance. The free kindergarten committee concluded that it would cost the club $28.00 to support a classroom for twelve children. Mary Ann Lipscomb volunteered to take on the responsibility of finding a suitable location for the kindergarten. The current topics section provided the program for the meeting and discussed railroad consolidation and the Nicaraguan Canal.

26 May 1902 [View minutes for this meeting]
The general monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with eleven members in attendance. The treasurer reported a $45.58 balance in the club's treasury. Letters from Mrs. Lamar (Eugenia Dorothy Lamar) and Nellie G. Storey, both of Macon, were read on the subject of free kindergartens. The club decided to donate $50.00 to the free kindergarten committee. Mrs. William J. Young (Annie Young) reported that a classroom in the East Athens Night School building had been secured for the free kindergarten. The current topics section gave a program on the holy shroud and the disaster at Martinique, a French island in the eastern Caribbean Sea.

23 September 1902 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting with ten members in attendance. The free kindergarten committee reported that during the kindergarten's first month of operation the school had a total enrollment of fifty-four students with an average daily attendance of thirty-two students. The education committee suggested that club members look for recipients for the Lucy Cobb Institute scholarships.

15 October 1902 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting with twenty-six members in attendance. The free kindergarten committee reported that their summer work had been a success. Mrs. Arthur O. Granger (Caroline Granger), president of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, spoke to the club about the work of other clubs throughout the state. The art section announced it would focus on the study of Greek painting for the next three months. Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White) resigned as president of the Athens Woman's Club and Annie Camak agreed to assume White's position for the remainder of her term.

27 October 1902 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Mrs. Billups Phinizy (Nellie Stovall Phinizy) presiding. Mrs. James F. Hart (Eva Freeman Hart) submitted her resignation as chairman of the arts and letters section and Mrs. Paul Pavesich (Elizabeth Pavesich) was appointed to the position. The club received an invitation from the United Daughters of the Confederacy to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Winnie Davis Memorial Hall at the State Normal School.

25 November 1902 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Villa of the Lucy Cobb Institute with eight members in attendance. The free kindergarten committee reported that Marion Carlton would be the new teacher at the East Athens Free Kindergarten and receive a salary of $15.00 per month. The committee also reported that the free kindergarten would be open from nine a.m. until noon. A letter was read from Sarah P. Brigham of the Lend a Hand Society of Boston, Massachusetts asking if the club would accept a traveling library. (The Lend a Hand Society, a charitable organization founded by Unitarian minister and author Edward Everett Hale in 1891, collected and distributed books to schools and libraries throughout the rural South.) Elizabeth Johnston Watt was asked to prepare an article on the club's free kindergarten work for the Athens Banner.

1903
26 January 1903 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's club was held with Mrs. Billups Phinizy (Nellie Stovall Phinizy) presiding. The treasurer reported a $10.38 balance in the club's treasury. The free kindergarten committee reported that twenty-four pupils were enrolled at the East Athens Free Kindergarten with a regular attendance of sixteen students. The library committee reported that thirty books were received from Sarah P. Brigham of the Lend a Hand Society of Boston, Massachusetts. Elections for new officers were held in which Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White) was elected president; Nellie Stovall Phinizy was re-elected vice president; Mrs. W. J. Peeples (Ida Peeples) was re-elected treasurer; Elizabeth Johnston Watt was elected secretary; and Dorothy McPherson (later Dorothy McPherson Farnsworth) was re-elected correspondence secretary.

22 February 1903 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Mrs. Billups Phinizy (Nellie Stovall Phinizy) presiding. The chairman of the library committee reported that ninety-six volumes had been secured for the traveling library. Sarah P. Brigham from the Lend a Hand Club of Boston, Massachusetts spoke to the club on the subject of traveling libraries.

March 1903
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was not held because of low attendance.

27 April 1903 [View minutes for this meeting]
Due to poor attendance, the Athens Woman's Club held its first regular monthly meeting since February. Mary Ann Lipscomb read a letter from Leeds, North Dakota asking the club for assistance in putting together a traveling library. The club agreed to donate a number of books from their traveling library. The club also decided to sponsor an egg hunt for the children of the East Athens Free Kindergarten at the Court House in Athens.

25 May 1903 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White) with White presiding. Marion Long Carlton reported that the East Athens Free Kindergarten opened with eleven pupils. The club decided that only children who were too young to attend regular public school would be eligible to attend the free kindergarten. Mary Ann Lipscomb reported on her visit to the model school in Danielsville, Georgia.

22 September 1903 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting with Rosa Woodberry presiding. The treasurer reported that a $2.85 balance was in the club's treasury. The club discussed whether they should pay for the teacher at the free kindergarten, Marion Long Carlton, to attend a kindergarten training school. The club voted to send Carlton to the training school in Louisville, Kentucky and motioned that Carlton pledge to work at the free kindergarten for two years. The club also voted to keep membership dues at $1.00 for the year.

26 October 1903 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. The treasurer reported a balance of $1.90 in the club's treasury. The secretary reported that the East Athens Free Kindergarten had thirty-four pupils enrolled with nineteen students regularly attending. The Laura Rutherford chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy invited the club to attend dedication services for the Winnie Davis Memorial Hall at the State Normal School. The club voted to pay one-fourth of the expense of fuel for the free kindergarten.

12 December 1903 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. The treasurer reported a balance of $40.62 in the treasury. The club voted to send $1.00 to a woman's club in Indian territory to assist in their creation of a library. The club officially thanked Ora Hart (later Ora Hart Avery) for her work on the free kindergarten benefit which raised $74.60. Mary Ann Lipscomb reported on her efforts to secure an industrial school in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. The club discussed the possibility of opening a rest room for farmers' families, securing boarding houses for young women clerks and including Athens children in a floral exhibit.

1904
25 January 1904 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. The treasurer reported a balance of $22.12 in the treasury. The club created committees to research the possibility of opening a public rest room in Athens and to research the living conditions of young women clerks in the city.

22 February 1904 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. Mrs. Thomas Roberts, a guest from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, spoke to the club on the topic of Japan. Following Roberts' presentation, the club casually discussed the rest room.

March 1904 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting with Ella Frances White presiding. Mrs. Hoskins of Canada spoke to the club on physiology.

10 April 1904 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. Mary Ann Lipscomb spoke to the club about the possibility of organizing a sample party to benefit the free kindergarten and Georgia's rural schools. Celestia Parrish of the State Normal School spoke to the club about child psychology.

03 May 1904 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting with Ella Frances White presiding. The club reported that many letters had already been written to solicit samples from local vendors. Mrs. Edward T. Brown, formerly of Athens, spoke to the club about the work of the Atlanta Woman's Club. Additionally, White spoke about the new woman's club in Savannah, Georgia. Mary Ann Lipscomb spoke to the club about rural school work and the need of funding to support this work.

14 May 1904 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting with fifteen members present. Marion Long Carlton reported that thirty-nine students were enrolled in the East Athens Free Kindergarten with twenty-five students in regular attendance. Elections for new officers were held: Rosa Woodberry was elected president; Mrs. Stewart (Selma Stewart) was elected vice president; Elizabeth Johnston Watt was elected recording secretary; Mrs. Peeples (Ida Peeples) was elected treasurer; and Ella Frances White was elected corresponding secretary. The club discussed the details of the sample party and established a domestic science section. Mary Ann Lipscomb motioned that an invitation be extended to women in the Jewish community to join the Athens Woman's Club.

19 May 1904 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting with eight members in attendance. The club reported raising $74.45 from the sample party and voted to donate $25.00 to the model schools in Danielsville and Floyd County. A report was received from the manager of the University of Georgia baseball team which stated that the proceeds from the June 7, 1904 baseball game would be donated to the East Athens Free Kindergarten.

03 October 1904 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting with thirteen members present. Rosa Woodberry reported that thirty-five students were enrolled in the East Athens Free Kindergarten. The club formed a committee to speak with Mr. Dozier (Captain Thomas H. Dozier), County School Comissioner, regarding a library for county schools. Additionally, the club appointed Mrs. Woofter (Callie G. Woofter) to find an appropriate location to carry out the work of the circulating library.

24 October 1904 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with eighteen members in attendance. Mrs. Woofter (Callie G. Woofter) reported that the literature committee had determined that the Athenaeum was not a suitable location for the distribution of library materials. Miss Taylor agreed to become chairman of the domestic science section. The club invited Mrs. Burton Smith (Fannie Gordon Smith) to give a series of ten lectures to the club on the subject of home economics.

28 November 1904 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Villa of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute with Rosa Woodberry presiding. Woodberry reported on Mrs. Woofter's (Callie G. Woofter) work in organizing a circulating library for country schools and rural districts. Several reports were made on donations and visits to the East Athens Free Kindergarten. Additionally, Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White) announced that the club would provide financial support for the free kindergarten for several years and suggested that the club form a committee to secure $25.00 a month from the Athens City Council to support the free kindergarten. Mrs. Hart (Eva Freeman Hart) announced that her daughter, Ora Hart (later Ora Hart Avery), would present a play called Snowball for the benefit the free kindergarten. Woodberry reported that the city rest room was not a feasible option at the present time.

1905
12 January 1905 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting with eight members present. Rosa Woodberry reported that the General Federation of Women's Clubs requested that each club in the federation prepare a discussion on civil service reform. Ella Frances White, chairman of the free kindergarten committee, reported that the club would present a petition to the Athens City Council requesting their financial support for the East Athens Free Kindergarten.

30 January 1905 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with seven members present. The treasurer reported a balance of $1.05 in the treasury. The current topics section reported that in their last meeting rural school improvement and school libraries were discussed. Mrs. Crawford (Ellen A. Peebles Crawford) suggested that the club invite Dr. Henry Clay White, husband of Ella Frances White, to speak to the club.

27 February 1905 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Rosa Woodberry presiding. Woodberry reported that Dr. Henry Clay White accepted the invitation to speak to the club. The club voted to add an art section. Additionally, the club voted to accept members from the Art Club of Athens into the Athens Woman's Club.

26 March 1905 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with fifteen members present. Rosa Woodberry reported that $25.00 was requested from the club to support the rural schools in Danielsville, Georgia and Cass Station, Georgia. Woodberry also reported that the $11.50 obtained from Mrs. Burton Smith's (Fannie Gordon Smith) lectures would be donated to the club's kindergarten fund.

24 April 1905 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Rosa Woodberry presiding. Woodberry reported that the Athens City Council agreed to take over the financial responsibility for the East Athens Free Kindergarten. Mary Ann Lipscomb spoke on the work of Andrew J. Ritchie, director of the Rabun Gap Industrial School, and requested the club's support for his work.

22 May 1905 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with eleven members in attendance. The treasurer reported a $12.47 balance in the treasury. Ella Frances White, chairman of the kindergarten committee, reported that the school term would end in two weeks and that the club should contribute to funding entertainment for the children. Mrs. Dorsey (Laura W.? or Cassie Beusse?) reported on the lectures given by the domestic science department, including: history of the home; homes of various nations; the chemistry of food; the chemistry of cooking; and home sanitation systematic housekeeping. Lucy M. Stanton reported that the art section had studied: architecture in America and its influence as well as Japanese art and its influence. The club donated $15.00 to the rural schools in Cass Station, Georgia and Danielsville, Georgia. Elections for new officers were held: Rosa Woodberry was re-elected president; Mrs. Stewart (Selma Stewart) was re-elected vice president; Mrs. Peeples (Ida Peeples) was re-elected treasurer; Ella Frances White was re-elected corresponding secretary; and Elizabeth Johnston Watt was re-elected recording secretary.

25 September 1905 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Villa of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute of the Lucy Cobb Institute with Rosa Woodberry presiding. A committee was formed to research the possibility of establishing a free kindergarten in a factory district in west Athens. The education committee stated that the Lucy Cobb Institute scholarship was awarded to Rosa Smith. The club agreed to help fund a luncheon along with the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy for the upcoming convention of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, a national women's organization founded in 1881 for the purpose of supporting women with college degrees.

23 October 1905 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Rosa Woodberry presiding. The treasurer reported a $1.37 balance in the treasury. Celestia Parrish reported that the club would be joined by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution in throwing a banquet for the college alumni. Parrish also reported on Rabun County High School and discussed the possibility of hosting a dinner to raise funds for the school.

December 1905 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Mrs. Hill (Sallie Parna Barker Hill) with Rosa Woodberry presiding. Ella Frances White reported on the free kindergarten and requested that the club continue their work. White reported that a balance of $20.25 was still owed by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughter's of the Confederacy, the Athens Woman's Club and the Children of the Confederacy for the Association of Collegiate Alumnae luncheon. Hill and Woodberry gave presentations on Russian troubles and the French Concordat, respectively.

1906
29 January 1906 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Rosa Woodberry presiding. The treasurer reported a balance of $10.35 in the club's treasury. The club decided to discontinue providing financial support for school materials at the East Athens Free Kindergarten.

February 1906 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Rosa Woodberry presiding. The treasurer reported a $15.85 balance in the club's treasury. The club voted to give $15.00 to support the work of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs regarding model schools in Danielsville, Floyd County and Cass Station, Georgia.

March 1906 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Rosa Woodberry presiding. Mrs. Ritchie (Addie Corn Ritchie) of the Rabun Gap School spoke about the school to the club.

23 April 1906 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Rosa Woodberry presiding. The treasurer reported a $0.85 balance in the treasury. Ella Frances White reported on the possibility of establishing a new free kindergarten near the batting mill in West Athens. Mrs. Hoke (Kate Hoke) requested that a committee be formed to request that the Athens City Council secure land at the corner of Meigs Street and Prince Avenue for a park. Mary Ann Lipscomb reported on her work to obtain a piano from Wm. Knabe & Co. for the Rabun Gap School. Mrs. Peeples (Ida Peeples) reported that $20.00 was sent to the Rabun Gap School. Additionally, the club decided to raise another $80.00 for the school. The club voted to withdraw from the General Federation of Women's Clubs, but decided to maintain their membership with the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs.

28 May 1906 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Rosa Woodberry presiding. Miss Mure reported on the Civic Club in Charleston, South Carolina. Ella Frances White reported that the possibility of the club establishing a free kindergarten in west Athens was very feasible. Elections for new officers were held: White was elected president; Woodberry was elected vice president; Mrs. John Moss (Byrd Lee Hill Moss) was elected corresponding and recording secretary; Mrs. Peeples (Ida Peeples) was re-elected treasurer.

22 October 1906 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. The treasurer reported a balance of $0.40 in the club's treasury. White and Mrs. Conway (Mattie M. Conway) reported that they had secured a donation of $500.00 and a lot of land for the West Athens Free Kindergarten. It was also reported that the Athens Woman's Club had already contributed $192.73 to the kindergarten. Marion Long Carlton, teacher at the East Athens Free Kindergarten, reported on her efforts in child-training.

December 1906 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. The treasurer reported a $2.50 balance in the treasury. White read Mrs. H. C. Conway's (Mattie M. Conway) report on the East Athens Free Kindergarten and reported that $14.33 was spent on improvements and refreshments. White also reported that the free kindergarten had thirty-six students enrolled with twenty-six regularly attending. Rosa Woodberry reported on the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs in Macon, Georgia.

1907
28 January 1907 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. The December collection for the West Athens Free Kindergarten was $109.45. Mary Ann Lipscomb reported on rural schools and their libraries. Additionally, she encouraged each club member to participate in Library Day by donating books to rural school libraries. The treasurer reported a $6.40 balance in the treasury.

25 February 1907 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. Mrs. Taylor (Frances Long Taylor), chairman of the civics section, reported that the Athens City Council promised to obtain another garbage wagon. Mary Ann Lipscomb reported that the proceeds from the Christmas bazaar in Atlanta would go to fund rural schools. William Sylvanus Morris, dean of the University of Georgia Law School, spoke to the club on Izdubar, a Mesopotamian heroic epic.

26 March 1907 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. The treasurer reported that $110.89 was in the club's kindergarten fund. White reported that five hundred books were sent to rural schools as a result of Library Day. The club announced that Barbecue Day would take place on April 13, 1907. Elections for new officers were held: White was re-elected president; Rosa Woodberry was re-elected vice president; Mrs. Hoke (Kate Hoke) was elected recording secretary; Mrs. J. J. Strickland (Elinor Strickland) was elected corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Peeples (Ida Peeples) was re-elected treasurer.

23 September 1907 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. Mrs. Conway (Mattie M. Conway) reported that John Francis Tibbetts, superintendent of the Southern Manufacturing Company, agreed to supply the salary for a teacher at the night school in West Athens and would allow the Athens Woman's Club to select the teacher. White gave a report on settlement work in Athens. Mary Ann Lipscomb, president of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, spoke about the upcoming annual meeting of the state federation in Tifton, Georgia. It was reported that the club sent books collected on Library Day to the model school in Danielsville, Georgia. Lipscomb suggested that the Athens Woman's Club contribute to the Christmas bazaar headed up by the Atlanta Woman's Club. Lipsomb also spoke to the club about the efforts of the executive board of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs to secure the passage of a compulsory education Act. (The Act was passed by the Georgia Assembly and went into effect on January 1, 1917.)

28 October 1907 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. Ruby Harbin reported on the West Athens Free Kindergarten and addressed the school's need for a piano. The club discussed a recent request from Martha Bass Holsey for the club's assistance in establishing a day nursery for local African American children of working mothers. The literary program included papers on German home life, German writers and sketches of German life. Florence Levy Barton spoke to the club about the work of Georgia Sorosis, the state's oldest woman's club in Elberton, Georgia.

25 November 1907 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding and thirty-one members present. The club accepted the resignation of Mrs. Peeples (Ida Peeples) as treasurer and elected Lucy Linton as the club's new treasurer. Mrs. H. C. Conway (Mattie M. Conway), chairman of the free kindergarten committee, suggested that the letters written by the children of the West Athens Free Kindergarten be published in the Athens Banner. Marion Long Carlton, teacher at the East Athens Free Kindergarten, asked that the club help fund a Christmas tree for the school. Conway agreed to orchestrate the collection of funds for Christmas trees at both the East Athens Free Kindergarten and the West Athens Free Kindergarten. Mary Ann Lipscomb reported on the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs in Tifton, Georgia. It was reported that the club had not identified anyone to oversee settlement work near the Southern Manufacturing Company in West Athens. A report issued on the day nursery determined that, including the cost of a caretaker and building, the nursery could operate on a budget of $28.00 per month. The Negro Mother's Club agreed to donate between $8.00 and $10.00 per month to the nursery and asked the Athens Woman's Club for help with the deficit. A committee was appointed to invite women from the Jewish women's circles to join the city federation of women's clubs.

23 December 1907 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Ella Frances White. Club members discussed their donation of Christmas trees and gifts to the free kindergartens in East and West Athens. Mrs. Luke Johnson spoke to the club about the meeting held for the day nursery. Celeste Parrish motioned that club members be allowed to support the day nursery on a voluntary basis instead of being assessed additional dues. The motion passed.

1908
27 January 1908 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home Ella Frances White. Mrs. Conway (Mattie M. Conway), chairman of the West Athens kindergarten committee, reported that the club had raised $30.75 for the free kindergarten. White reported that nine children were currently attending the day nursery. The club discussed the formation of a city federation and requested that Mary D. Lyndon write an article for the Athens Banner about the city federation. Mary Ann Lipscomb spoke about the erection of a monument for Dr. Crawford W. Long and the club decided to write each doctor in the state for a contribution. Mildred Shepperson spoke to club concerning the movement for the library of the State Normal School to become a Carnegie Library. Additionally, she expressed a desire for the Athens Woman's Club to receive recognition for their contributions to the library. Lipscomb suggested that the club rejoin the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

23 March 1908 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Villa of the Lucy Cobb Institute with Mary Ann Lipsomb presiding. Delegates were selected to attend the annual meeting of the National Child Labor Committee in Atlanta. (The National Child Labor Committee was organized in New York in 1905 and chartered by an Act of Congress in 1907. The NCLC was responsible for the creation of the Children's Bureau in 1912.) Lollie Smith spoke to the club about the upcoming meeting of the Georgia Congress of Mothers being held in Athens. (The Georgia Congress of Mothers was organized by Celeste Parrish in 1905 as a regional extension of the National Congress of Mothers. The National Congress of Mothers, which was founded in 1897 and later became National Congress of Parents and Teachers, promoted child welfare through legislation and community outreach.) The Crawford Long monument committee chairman reported that 2,494 letters had been sent to Georgia physicians seeking financial support for the monument.

28 April 1908 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Villa of the Lucy Cobb Institute with Rosa Woodberry presiding. Mattie M. Conway, chairman of the kindergarten committee, reported on the kindergarten as well as the work of the West Athens Mother's Club and the West Athens Garden Club. Lucy Linton reported that 4,000 letters had been written and sent to physicians throughout the state to raise funds for a memorial to Crawford Long. Woodberry asked that the club revisit the idea of a forming a city federation of women's organizations. The club extended a welcome to all women attending the Georgia Congress of Mothers' meeting. The club voted to wait until May to elect a new vice president.

25 May 1908 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Villa of the Lucy Cobb Institute with Mary Ann Lipscomb presiding. The club voted to re-elect all officers from the previous year with the exception of Rosa Woodberry who recently relocated to Atlanta. The re-elected officers of the Athens Woman's Club were: Ella Frances White as president; Kate Hoke as recording secretary; Elinor Strickland as corresponding secretary; and Lucy Linton as treasurer.

29 September 1908 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. Mrs. J. F. Hart (Eva Freeman Hart) was elected to the position of vice president. It was announced that the club had received their certificate of membership to the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Walter B. Hill (Sallie Parna Barker Hill) asked members to donate books for use in rural schools. The club decided to offer membership to the principal and faculty of the Lucy Cobb Institute.

26 October 1908 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Ella France White with thirty members in attendance. White reported that $101.50 was raised from the club's Living picture entertainment and proposed that the club nominate a program committee. The motion carried and Mrs. Edward H. Dorsey (Laura Wilson Dorsey) was elected chairman of the newly established program committee. White announced that the club would participate in the selling of tickets for a winter concert series in which they would be awarded a percentage of the proceeds from each ticket sold by the club. Callie Sosnowski presented a lecture to the club on Florence, Italy.

30 November 1908 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. The treasurer reported that all debts had been paid and that the treasury had a balance of $50.00. White stated that the Athens Woman's Club was the only club in the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs that had fulfilled all its obligations and had money in its treasury. Mary Ann Lipscomb reported on the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs in Valdosta, Georgia.

1909
25 January 1909 [View minutes for this meeting]
The first regular monthly meeting of the new year was held in the science room of the State Normal School with Mary Ann Lipscomb presiding. Lipscomb reported that the Tallulah Falls Industrial School was near completion. The club sold $22.50 worth of Red Cross Christmas stamps and forwarded the proceeds to the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs who wish to open a camp for tuberculosis patients.

22 February 1909 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Ella Frances White. The meeting centered on White's sister, Mrs. Thomas Roberts of Philadelphia, who gave a report on the biennial convention of the General Federation of Women's Clubs which was recently held in Boston, Massachusetts.

22 March 1909 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Ella Frances White. Mattie M. Conway, chairman of the kindergarten committee, reported that a piano was given to a school near Jefferson, Georgia and asked the club for $2.00 to purchase eggs for the upcoming Easter egg hunt for students of the East and West Athens Free Kindergartens. White reported that three scholarships were available for women to the Athens Business College. Professor Robert E. Park spoke to the club about "true greatness" which he defined as the combination of simplicity, common sense and human sympathy.

03 May 1909 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held their regular monthly meeting at Ella Frances White's home with White presiding. The treasurer reported that there was no money in the treasury. Mattie M. Conway reported that the Easter egg hunt cost $5.50 and the club had contributed $2.00 to this sum. Mrs. Cobb Lampkin (Keturah Lampkin) reported that two girls, Miss Parr and Miss Paine, had been chosen to receive scholarships to the Athens Business College. The club voted to donate $25.00 to Tallulah Falls Industrial School for furnishings.

18 October 1909 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Ella Frances White. The treasurer reported a balance of $2.35 in the club's treasury. Lucy Linton submitted her resignation as treasurer; however, the club persuaded her to continue serving in her office. The club voted to give $3.00 to the Mother's Club of the West Athens Free Kindergarten at the request of Miss Ware and Marion Long Carlton. The club also voted to give $5.00 dollars to the West Athens Free Kindergarten and elected delegates to the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs' annual meeting in Elberton, Georgia.

22 November 1909 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was presided over by Ella Frances White. Mildred Rutherford requested the club's participation with the Harvest House Festival at the First Baptist Church in Athens. Mary Ann Lipscomb reported on the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs which took place earlier in the month. Mrs. Whitlock reported that she had taken up the sale of Red Cross Christmas seals. Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker) spoke about the work of the City Mission Board in East Athens. The chairman of the art department, Annie May Holliday, announced the opening of an art exhibit in December at the Y.M.C.A.

1910
17 January 1910 [View minutes for this meeting]
[partial entry] Ella Frances White was chosen to write Mrs. Donahue and Mr. and Mrs. Warren of Atlanta to provide an entertainment for the club. Mary Ann Lipscomb reported that Elizabeth Johnston Watt, a former member of the club now living in Boston, donated $15.00 to Tallulah Falls Industrial School. The club decided not to endorse work on behalf of the juvenile state.

28 February 1910 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. The treasurer reported that the club had met all of their financial obligations for the year. It was reported that Mr. and Mrs. Warren of Atlanta and Mr. and Mrs. Wright gave an entertainment at the Lucy Cobb chapel. Mary Ann Lipscomb reported on the Tallulah Falls Industrial School. The club voted to solicit the donation of books for Clarke County schools through a column in the Athens Banner.

28 March 1910 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Mary Ann Lipscomb with Mrs. White (Ella Frances White) presiding. White reported on the upcoming play, Alice in Wonderland, and appointed chaperones for the performers. Rosa Woodberry, a former member and officer of the club, reported on the work of the Atlanta Woman's Club. Mrs. Hoke (Kate Hoke) reported that the Athens Banner article resulted in the donation of one hundred eighty-five books for the following schools: Winterville, Oconee Heights, Luckston, Bucks Branch, Lumpkins and Princeton. Mrs. Hill (Sallie Parna Barker Hill) reported on the work done by rural schools in Georgia.

17 September 1910 [View minutes for this meeting]
A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at Mary Ann Lipscomb's home with thirty-two members in attendance. Ella Frances White introduced Mrs. West who spoke to the club about a cooperative profit sharing demonstration with the Wesson Cooking Oil Company in which a portion of the proceeds from the sale of oil would go to the club. The club discussed the upcoming annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Club which is to be held in Athens in November.

26 September 1910 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. The club received $126.00 from the cooperative profit sharing demonstration with the Wesson Cooking Oil Company. The club organized committees to prepare for the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs' meeting in Athens.

06 October 1910 [View minutes for this meeting]
A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Mrs. A. O. Harper (Eugenia Long Harper). Ella Frances White reported that a total of $152.00 was obtained from the cooperative profit sharing demonstration with the Wesson Cooking Oil Company. The club requested that the Athens Chamber of Commerce provide souvenirs of the city at the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Muire appointed corresponding secretary and given permission to use a typist.

24 October 1910 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Mary Ann Lipscomb. The club expressed their sympathy for the deaths of Mrs. W. A. Capps (Grace Capps) and Mrs. R. E. Park (Mary Belle Park). The club's delegate to the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs in Athens was instructed to pledge $15.00 to the building fund for Tallulah Falls Industrial School. A letter was read announcing the availability of two $25.00 scholarships to the Athens Business College. The principals of Lucy Cobb Institute, Susie Gerdine and Anne Wallis Brumby, invited members of the Athens Woman's Club and visitors to a reception at the school.

28 November 1910 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Mary Ann Lipscomb with Ella Frances White presiding. A letter from Virginia Bryan of the West Athens Free Kindergarten was read thanking the club for its Thanksgiving donation. Letters were also read from the presidents of both the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Mrs. Philip Moore (Eva Perry Moore), and the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, Mrs. Hugh Willet (Lucy L. Willet), thanking members of the Athens Woman's Club for their hospitality during the annual meeting. Lipscomb reported that $1,700.00 had been secured for the university infirmary. The club agreed to give $3.00 each month to the Mother's Club in East Athens for refreshments.

1911
27 February 1911 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Ella Frances White. The club discussed arrangements for a luncheon for Infirmary Day on March 2, 1911. Mrs. Sidney J. Chamberlain (Ida L. Chamberlain) offered to let the club use her building on Clayton Street for the luncheon. Callie Sosnowski gave a lecture on the life and works of French artist, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.

28 March 1911 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Ella France White. At Virginia Bryan's urging, Mary Ann Lipscomb motioned that the club donate $5.00 to assist in the work of the West Athens settlement worker, Mrs. J. L. Julian. White's sister, Mrs. Thomas Roberts of Philadelphia, spoke to the club about her involvement in the foreign missionary movement, specifically her missionary trips to Turkey and Jerusalem. (The foreign missionary movement of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was largely a nondenominational overseas effort by Americans to provide spiritual aid to foreign countries.)

11 May 1911 [View minutes for this meeting]
The monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home Ella Frances White. Annie Sue McKie petitioned the club for cooking materials to continue conducting her cooking classes at the East Athens Night School. The club decided to give McKie $10.00. Mary Ann Lipscomb suggested that the club conduct an annual Educational Rally Day and use the proceeds to support their educational endeavors. The club expressed regret for the removal of Celeste Parrish from her position at the State Normal School and her membership to the club.

16 October 1911 [View minutes for this meeting]
A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held in the home of Ella Frances White with the purpose of electing delegates to attend the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs in Bainbridge, Georgia. The club voted to continue supporting Mother's Club meetings in East Athens. White introduced the West Athens settlement worker, Mrs. J. L. Julian to the club. Julian spoke to the club about the Hiawassee Settlement Home near the Southern Manufacturing Company and asked for the club's assistance in furnishing the home. Additionally, Mary Ann Lipscomb introduced the new principal of Tallulah Falls Industrial School, Margaret B. Foulks, to the club.

23 October 1911 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Ella Frances White. White reported on the program and costs of the upcoming annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs being held in Bainbridge, Georgia. The club decided to host a skating carnival to raise money for the club. Mrs. W. H. Asheford (Hallie Asheford), president of the Watkinsville Woman's Club, spoke to the Athens Woman's Club about library improvement.

25 November 1911 [View minutes for this meeting]
A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Ella Frances White presiding. White and Lipscomb gave an account of the annual meeting of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs in Bainbridge, Georgia. Officers for the coming year were held: Mrs. A. O. Harper (Eugenia Long Harper) was elected president; Mrs. J. E. Talmadge (Olivia Bloomfield Talmadge) was elected vice president; Mrs. Dan Du Pree (Bertha DuPree) was elected recording secretary; and Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green) was elected treasurer. It was suggested that Dr. Henry C. White and Lipscomb give a lecture on the peace movement to the club. (The peace movement was a popular early twentieth century social movement for universal peace.)

25 December 1911 [View minutes for this meeting]
Due to the Christmas holiday, the Athens Woman's Club postponed their regular monthly meeting until January.

1912
22 January 1912 [View minutes for this meeting]
The first meeting of 1912 of the Athens Woman's Club was held with Mrs. A. O. Harper (Eugenia Long Harper) presiding and thirty clubwomen in attendance. Mary Ann Lipscomb motioned to raise dues by ten cents to cover the club's annual dues to the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White) formally withdrew from the office of president of the Athens Woman's Club due to her appointment as president of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. R. D. Mure (Lizzie P. Mure) named the following committees to carry out the work of the club: programme and entertainment; education and Tallulah Falls Circle; infirmary; civics; legislative and compulsory school attendance; public health; philanthropy; home economics; press; local finance; kindergarten; gift scholarship and students aid; and library.

08 February 1912 [View minutes for this meeting]
A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held to discuss the club's participation in the Athens Daily Tribune contest. Mrs. A. O. Harper (Eugenia Long Harper) presided over the meeting with twenty-five members in attendance. A letter was read from the Commissioner of Education that urged club members to attend the 15th convention for Education of the South to be held in April in Nashville, Tennessee.

19 February 1912 [View minutes for this meeting]
The club's regular monthly meeting was attended by approximately twenty women and presided over by Mrs. A. O. Harper (Eugenia Long Harper). Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White) read a paper addressing the work of clubwomen, specifically the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Conway (Mattie M. Conway) was given the responsibility of investigating a request submitted by a local girl who wished to receive funding for an education.

25 March 1912 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The club's regular monthly meeting was held at the home of President Harper (Eugenia Long Harper) with twenty-seven members present. The club voted not to support an extension of the length of time for the Athens Daily Tribune contest. Mrs. F. L. Bartow (Frances Long Bartow) read an informative letter from Dr. Conway about Athens' double-barreled cannon. Mrs. Conway (Mattie M. Conway) reported the club would not be financing the education of the young local girl because it was determined she could not be spared from her home.

28 April 1912 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The club's regular monthly meeting was held with Mary Ann Lipscomb presiding. The treasurer's report showed the club would have an additional $500.00 in its treasury after all of its pledges were collected. The club voted to invest the surplus funds. Mrs. Mure (Lizzie P. Mure) encouraged clubwomen to assist the press committee by sending in clippings for the Club Page in the Athens Banner. The club voted to give $1.50 each month to fund the monthly meeting of the Mother's Club in West Athens. The club also pledged $25.00 to the model school at Cass Station in Bartow County.

4 June 1912 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting for May was postponed until June due to commencement exercises at Lucy Cobb Institute. The club agreed to renew the Lucy Cobb scholarship awarded to Gerdine Orr for another year. A motion was made to have each member of the club donate one dollar to the upcoming United Daughters of the Confederacy luncheon to be held in October. After a discussion of mountain schools the club pledged $200.00 to the building fund for a schoolhouse in Mathis, located in Rabun County, Georgia.

17 September 1912 [View minutes for this meeting]
After a summer break the Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting in the home of Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green) with twenty members present. The club decided to use the proceeds from the Athens Daily Tribune contest for scholarships and the establishment of an educational loan fund for girls. Green, chairman of the education committee, addressed the existing school conditions in both Mathis and Mountain City in Rabun County. As conditions in Mountain City were more favorable, the club decided to withdraw its pledge to Mathis and donate the retracted funds to Mountain City in hopes of establishing a school and eventually transferring its administration and funding over to Rabun County's school system.

17 October 1912 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting with Mrs. John E. Talmadge, Jr. (Olivia Bloomfield Talmadge) presiding. Due to her upcoming relocation, Mrs. DuPree (Bertha DuPree) submitted her resignation as secretary of the club. The treasurer reported $936.58 collected for the year and an additional $835.00 raised for scholarships. Mrs. Frederick Hodgson (Ida C. Hodgson) of Atlanta, Georgia spoke to clubwomen about the state's fight against tuberculosis and the selling of Red Cross Christmas seals. A committee was set up to address tuberculosis in Athens.

November 1912 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held in the home of Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White) with Mrs. Green (Hope Linton Green) presiding and an attendance of thirty clubwomen. White reported that John F. Tibbetts agreed to take over the club's monthly contribution of $5.00 to the West Athens settlement. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) and White spoke to the club about the importance of suppressing tuberculosis. The club agreed to pay $4.50 to improve school grounds.

December 1912 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held in the home of Mary Ann Lipscomb. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) reported that the club fell short in its selling of Red Cross Christmas seals. As a memorial to Mrs. H. C. White (Ella Frances White), the club decided to name the industrial school in Mountain City the Ella F. White Memorial School. Elections for new officers were held in which Mrs. Green (Hope Linton Green) was elected president, Mrs. George Hodgson (India F. Hodgson) was elected vice president, Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker) was elected recording secretary, Mrs. J. E. Talmadge, Jr. (Olivia Bloomfield Talmadge) was elected corresponding secretary, and Mrs. H. C. Conway (Mattie M. Conway) was elected treasurer. Following the business section of the meeting, the club held a memorial service for White.

1913
27 January 1913 [View minutes for this meeting]
The first meeting of the new year was held in the home of Mary Ann Lipscomb with the new president, Mrs. John E. Talmage, Jr. (Olivia Bloomfield Talmadge) presiding. Mrs. Green (Hope Linton Green) reported that the club issued $1,440.00 in scholarships during 1912. The club loaned money to three girls to attend business school and also made loans for girls to attend the State Normal School. Professor J. D. Severns agreed to discount tuition by $25.00 for girls who received funding through the Athens Woman's Club. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) reported $58.00 received from the sale of Red Cross Christmas seals.

24 February 1913 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green), the new president. A letter from Mrs. Tift was read concerning the Past President's Fund, also known as the Sarah Platt Decker Endowment Fund, of twenty-five thousand dollars to support the work of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. A committee was designated to discuss the advisability of Mildred Lewis Rutherford giving a lecture on the Ella F. White Memorial School Fund. The state memorial endowment committee requested assistance from the club in publishing the special edition of the Atlanta Constitution for the Ella F. White Memorial Fund. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) encouraged the club to utilize their influence to help pass a law for an industrial school for girls, the Georgia Training School for Girls. (The House bill would pass the Senate, August 14, 1913.) Charles Mercer Snelling and Mrs. R. Orr (Florida Carr Orr) spoke to the club on the conditions and needs of Mountain City. The club commenced a campaign for new members.

24 March 1913 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting was held at the Episcopal Parish House. Mrs. Cobb Lampkin (Keturah Lampkin) reported on the work of the Student Aid Fund. The increase of attendance at the monthly meetings was noted. Mrs. Robert Burns Parker (Alma Parker), the business manager of the special edition of the Atlanta Constitution, spoke on the benefits of this edition and how the group could best support it. Additionally, Mary Ann Rutherford Lipscomb spoke about the club's efforts to educate boys and girls, including the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City.

28 April 1913 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of president Green (Hope Linton Green). The club decided to join the Atlanta-based Drama League. Mrs. A. O. Harper (Eugenia Long Harper) spoke on the need for compulsory school attendance. In response to this talk, Mrs. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) moved that the club endorse the Georgia Senate bill, sponsored by Joel L. Sweat of the Fifth district (Coffee, Clinch, and Ware Counties), to enforce school attendance. The bill passed the senate on Friday, August 8, 1913.

09 October 1913 [View minutes for this meeting]
After the summer break, the club held its monthly meeting at the Y.W.C.A. with Mrs. George Hodgson (India F. Hodgson) presiding. Mrs. Hill (Sallie Parna Barker Hill), commenting on the work of the committee set to speak with the Athens City Council about improving the sanitary conditions of kitchen plumbing, found that the current system was actually the most sanitary. The full committee would relay its complete findings at a later time.

03 December 1913 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting was held at Mary Ann Lipscomb's home with Lipscomb presiding. She reported that three to four thousand dollars was raised through the special edition of the Atlanta Constitution for the Ella F. White Memorial Fund. The money is not to be used for the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City School as this school is the sole responsibility of the Athens Woman's Club. Rather, the Ella F. White Memorial Fund principal is to be lent and the interest is to be used to support the work of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. A committee was formed to discuss the advisability of bringing Dr. Geisler of Shorter College to discuss hygiene with the club.

1914
29 January 1914 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at president Hope Linton Green's home. Florence Parker reported that the General Federation of Women's Clubs intended to raise $25,000 for the Past President's Fund by using "Yours Truly" certified brand goods. Once raised, the money would be used to fight white slavery, and other types of club work. The club elected Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) as president, Mrs. J. Y. Carithers (Eula Wichter Carithers) as vice president, Parker as second vice president, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin (Keturah Lampkin) as recording secretary, Mrs. J. S. Stewart (Selma Stewart) as treasurer, and Mrs. C. A. Whittle (Mamie Earley Whittle) as corresponding secretary.

23 February 1914 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at City Hall with Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) presiding. A treasurer was appointed for the Crawford Long Infirmary Fund. A committee to be led by Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker) was formed to oversee the utilization of the "Yours Truly" certified brand of goods by the club in support of the Past President's Fund. The club endorsed the municipal council's passage of a new sanitary ordinance. Additionally, Miss Mary Bacon reported on the violation of sanitary regulations in streetcars and suggested a letter be sent to Dr. J. Peeples Proctor, the president of the Athens Board of Health, to urge enforcement of the rules. President Hoke was elected as the club's delegate to attend the General Federation of Women's Clubs' biennial conference in Chicago. This resolution formed the Home Economics department chaired by Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker), the Civic Club department chaired by Mrs. J. Y. Carithers (Eula Wichter Carithers), and the Educational department chaired by Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green).

22 March 1914 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at City Hall with Eula Wichter Carithers presiding. Lizzie Case was appointed to oversee the committee to collect coupons for the memorial for Atlanta author and clubwoman Mary Edwards Bryan. Dr. Henry Clay White, University of Georgia professor of chemistry, spoke to the club on the relationship of schools to the Peace movement. In response to Dr. White's talk, the club voted to appoint a committee to aid schools in observation of Peace Day. Mrs. Green (Hope Linton Green) suggested the establishment of an educational association that would raise funds to build schools in areas of need.

April 1914 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting was held at City Hall with President Hoke presiding. Hope Linton Green requested that the creation of an educational association request be struck from the March minutes. A letter was read from a canning school girl who enjoyed her educational experience, and the club was asked to provide an additional thirty dollar scholarship. Also read was a telegram from George Foster Peabody requesting the club's endorsement of the Mediation movement, championed by President of the United States Woodrow Wilson; the club agreed to send a letter of support. Daniel Hughes Dupree, the University of Georgia's physician, relayed Chancellor David C. Barrow's request for the club's assistance in establishing a hospital on the university campus. Green suggested that the club hand the Crawford W. Long Infirmary Fund over to the University of Georgia when the sum reached $10,000.00. Delegates to the General Federation of Women's Clubs' biennial conference in Chicago were elected: Mary Ann Lipscomb and Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker) with Edna Randall and Green as alternates. Green reported that among all states, Georgia had the greatest number of clubs federated in 1913. Finally, the club voted to pay its fifty dollar subscription for the Tallulah Falls School.

June 1914 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at City Hall with Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) presiding. Mrs. W. H. Bocock (Bessie Perry Friend Bocock) was appointed treasurer of the Crawford W. Long Infirmary Fund. The club voted to request that the Board of Education fumigate school buildings and materials at the end of every school session. Florence Parker reported a committee sought to establish a training school for servants and an employment bureau.

7 July 1914 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held a called meeting at the home of Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke). Hoke stated that this meeting would specifically serve to determine how the club would raise money for the Crawford W. Long Infirmary Fund.

September 1914 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Kate Hoke with Hoke presiding. Mamie Earley Whittle read University of Georgia Chancellor David Crenshaw Barrow's letter thanking the club for its $2,000.00 donation to the University of Georgia's Crawford Long Infirmary. Mrs. W. D. Beacham (Mary Lou Beacham) was elected as the treasurer for the remainder of the year. Hope Linton Green reported on scholarships from the club to Atlanta's Woodberry School, the State Normal School, the Lucy Cobb Institute and for piano lessons. The club voted for the president to speak on the subject of the infirmary movement at the state federation meeting in Albany and obtain funds for the movement. Green read the contract for the Ella F. White Memorial School to the club. The club voted to grant the school five hundred dollars providing that only teachers trained in Normal schools would be employed, that the school term would be as long as possible, and the plan for the school house would also be provided to the Athens Woman's Club.

23 November 1914 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the home of President Kate Hoke. The club voted to provide eighteen dollars for the Mother's Club meetings. Hope Linton Green read the Ella F. White Memorial School contract which was accepted by the club and signed by Robert Pitts, chairman of the citizens' meeting and L. M. Chastain, the Rabun County school commissioner.

28 December 1914 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Kate Hoke. Florence Long Bartow requested that the club help the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution win the $750.00 prize from the Atlanta Constitution's M. and M. (Merchants and Manufacturers') contest which would benefit the University of Georgia's Crawford Long Infirmary.

1915
23 January 1915 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The Athens Woman's Club held their annual meeting at the residence of Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke). Mr. Sykes offered the Athens Woman's Club the rooms of the Electric Building ("The Palms") as a permanent location for club meetings. The club voted for its officers to maintain their positions for the next year. Hoke, however, declined the motion to maintain her position as president of the Athens Woman's Club.

22 February 1915 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the Electric Shop ("The Palms") with Mary Ann Lipscomb presiding. Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker) reported that Miss Anna Barrow, the field secretary of the American Home Economics Association, would speak in Athens. Mrs. J. Y. Carithers (Eula Witcher Carithers) resigned as first vice president and Mrs. J. S. Stewart (Selma Stewart) was elected in her place. Lipscomb was elected parliamentarian. Hoke, who had previously declined to serve another term as club president, agreed to accept the position for 1915.

22 March 1915 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Electric Building ("The Palms") with Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) presiding. Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green) announced that Governor John Marshall Slaton was invited to the Peace Day ceremonies in Athens.

27 April 1915 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club met at the Electric Building ("The Palms") with Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) presiding. Mrs. J. S. Stewart (Selma Stewart) reported that Clean-up Week was a success and that the club would continue to ensure that Athens would work towards maintaining its overall sanitation.

24 May 1915 [View minutes for this meeting]
The midyear meeting of the Athens Woman's Club served as the last meeting until September. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) spoke about the need for a woman's college in Georgia. Mrs. W. H. Bocock (Bessie Perry Friend Bocock) reported that two scholarships were available for the Lucy Cobb Institute. The club continued its support of the Tallulah Falls School by sending $25.00. The state federation's plans as outlined by its president, Mrs. Z. I. Fitzpatrick (Ida H. Fitzpatrick), consisted of requesting a compulsory education law; a permissive kindergarten bill; the use of Georgia-raised products; the selection of the Cherokee rose as the state flower; the preservation of Georgia holly and the beautification of national highways; and establishing the Ellen Wilson Endowment Fund for the Christian education of mountain children.

27 September 1915 [View minutes for this meeting]
After a summer break the Athens Woman's Club reconvened at Kate Hoke's home. Since only a small number of club members were present, an informal meeting took place.

25 October 1915 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club took place in the Electric Building ("The Palms"). Fred Orr spoke on "interior decoration."

22 November 1915 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting in the club room. Mrs. Cobb Lampkin (Keturah Lampkin) resigned as club secretary and Mrs. Charles Whittle (Mamie Earley Whittle), the corresponding secretary, was asked to temporarily hold the office until an election could be held as a quorum was not present to vote. Mary Wilkins announced that the Milledge Circle Movement Company offered to donate a tract of land for a park.

December 1915 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at Mary Ann Lipscomb's home with Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) presiding. Mrs. A. O. Harper (Eugenia Long Harper), the chairman of the Student Aid Fund reported that eleven girls were benefiting from the fund. Mrs. W. A. Shelton (Ekkie Shelton) spoke on coeducation and moved to create a committee that would draft resolutions, distribute them to other Georgia women's clubs and finally submit them to the state legislature requesting equal educational facilities for women. Jane Addams, president of the Woman's Peace Party, sent a request for the club to write the president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, requesting that he form a council to end the war.

1916
24 January 1916 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at Mary Ann Lipscomb's home with Mrs. Charles Whittle (Mamie Earley Whittle) presiding. Mrs. J. F. Green (Hope Linton Green) motioned that a committee be formed to seek new members in Athens. Elections for new officers were held in which Mrs. W. J. Peeples (Ida Peeples) was elected president, Mrs. W. D. Beacham (Mary Lou Beacham) was elected treasurer, Whittle was elected recording secretary, Mrs. W. H. Bocock (Bessy Perry Friend Bocock) was elected correspondence secretary and Lipscomb was re-elected as parliamentarian. Lipscomb suggested that the club give "cycle teas" to raise money for the Ella F. White Memorial School Fund.

28 February 1916 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club met at Mary Ann Lipscomb's home with Mrs. C. A. Whittle (Mamie Earley Whittle) presiding. Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green) was chosen as club president, as Ida Peeples became unable to fulfill her duties. Mrs. D. L. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) was chosen as vice president with responsibility over the club's educational department activities. Mrs. W. A. Shelton's (Ekkie Shelton) resolution regarding higher education for women in Georgia was approved by the club and will be forwarded to the University of Georgia and the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. The club additionally approved setting a Clean-up Day in Georgia and will seek to actively support clean-up in Athens. The club continued it support of the Tallulah Falls School by sending $25.00.

27 March 1916 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club met at Mrs. W. D. Beacham (Mary Lou Beacham)'s home with Mrs. C. A. Whittle (Mamie Earley Whittle) presiding. Mrs. H. W. Odum (Anna Louise Kranz Odum) was elected second vice president and Parna B. Hill was elected third vice president. Mrs. C. M. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) reported that $105.00 had been raised from "cycle teas" and was given to the Ella White Memorial Fund. Captain J. W. Barnett, the Athens city engineer, spoke to the club on the condition of the water system in Athens.

24 April 1916 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at Mrs. Charles Whittle (Mamie Earley Whittle)'s home with Mrs. Green (Hope Linton Green) presiding. Miss Holliday, probably Annie Mae Holliday, was elected as fourth vice president and chairman of the art department. Mrs. D. L. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) reported on the automobile entered into the Flag Day parade which won $25.00. The club decided to make postcards of the winning car and give the funds to the department of education. Mrs. Harper (Eugenia Long Harper) reported that the club did not currently hold sufficient funds for a Student Aid Fund scholarship. The club read and adopted resolutions on higher education for women. Mrs. W. H. Odum (Anna Louise Kranz Odum) reported that Clean-up Week was a success and that the city sanitation department vowed to continue the work throughout the summer. The club approved Parna Hill's suggestion to begin a movement for girls employed in Athens stores to receive one half-day holiday per week. Finally, Mary Ann Lipscomb read the club's resolutions regarding the death of Mrs. W. J. Peeples (Ida Peeples).

22 May 1916 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club took place at the home of Mrs. Odum (Anna Louise Kranz Odum). Mrs. D. L. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) reported that the work at the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City was slow due to a lack of funds. It was reported that the "cycle teas" had raised $329.49. As a result of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs' Eighth District meeting, the club decided to work towards placing women on all county boards of education.

25 September 1916 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green)'s home. A letter from Judge George F. Gober was read; it stated that women had a right under the law to attend the University of Georgia. The club decided to ask Mrs. Z. I. Fitzpatrick (Ida H. Fitzpatrick), president of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, to request that Judge Gober speak to the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs about coeducation. Mrs. Green relayed Mrs. W. A. Shelton's (Ekkie Shelton) suggestion to create and distribute a pamphlet on coeducation. Mrs. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) reported that $800.00 had been given to the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City. A letter from the Atlanta Study Club was read requesting that the Athens Woman's Club endorse suffrage for women. The club was divided on this issue and no action was taken.

23 October 1916 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held in Winnie Davis Hall at the State Normal School. Mrs. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) reported on her meeting with Captain Thomas H. Dozier, county school superintendent of Clarke County, to discuss the possibility of placing women on the county Board of Education. Captain Dozier stated that members of the Board of Education must be voters; hence, women were not eligible to sit on the board. Mrs. Odum (Anna Louise Kranz Odum) moved that delegates be instructed to vote for Mrs. J. E. Hays (Louise Frederick Hays) for president of the State Federation of Women's Clubs.

10 November 1916 [View minutes for this meeting]
A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at Mrs. Green (Hope Linton Green)'s house. Mrs. Odum (Anna Louise Kranz Odum) reported on the Athens Chamber of Commerce's decision to enlarge the restroom and the Chamber's desire to take over the operation. Mrs. Green (Hope Linton Green) reported that the State Federation of Women's Clubs had endorsed the resolution on coeducation. Additionally, the club decided to send a letter to Judge George F. Gober thanking him for his work supporting coeducation.

27 November 1916 [View minutes for this meeting]
The November meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at Mrs. W. H. Bocock (Bessie Perry Friend Bocock)'s home. The treasurer reported that $173.32 was in the bank. Mrs. W. A. Capps (Minnie Capps) reported on the poor condition of the Nantahala Avenue School in Athens and a motion was carried to look into the matter. Mrs. Whitlock requested the club's aid in selling Red Cross seals. The club decided to elect a nominating committee in November and officers in December, rather than selecting the nominating committee in December and the officers in January. This adjustment was reflected by a change in the club's constitution and bylaws.

11 December 1916 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. O'Callaghan (Florence O'Callaghan) with thirty-nine members present and with the district president, Mrs S. B. Yow (Lucille Shadburn Yow), present. The club elected Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green) as president, Mrs. D. L. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) as first vice president, Mrs. H. W. Odum (Anna Louise Kranz) as second vice president, Parna B.Hill as third vice president, Annie Mae Holliday as fourth vice president, Mrs. W. D. Beacham (Mary Lou Beacham) as treasurer, Mrs. Charles A. Whittle (Mamie Earley Whittle) as recording secretary, Mrs. W. H. Bocock (Bessie Perry Friend Bocock) as correspondence secretary and Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker) as the membership chairman. No election was needed for Mary Ann Lipscomb as she was made parliamentarian for life. The president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce requested that the Athens Woman's Club take financial responsibility for the restroom for the following year. The club agreed and pledged $120.00 a month to the restroom. Mrs. Whitlock reported that $47.00 of Red Cross seals had been sold. Earnest reported that the education department would help the Nantahala Avenue School in Athens establish a Mother's Club. Mrs. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) reported that $200.00 was sent to the Ella F. White Memorial School. Bocock resigned as correspondence secretary and Parker was elected as her replacement.

1917
22 January 1917 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club took place at the home of Mary Ann Lipscomb. Dennis P. Haselton, secretary of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, spoke to the club about their financial support of the restroom for the year. Mrs. Harvey Jordon spoke to the club about her book on the history of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. Harold Meyers from the State Normal School spoke to the club about compulsory education. Mrs. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) reported that the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City is almost complete, but more funds are needed to supply equipment for the school. Eugenia Long Harper reported that the Student Aid Fund provided fourteen girls with an education. The park committee relayed that Mr. Keyser is working on plans for the proposed park site at a strip of woods called Zion Hill.

26 February 1917 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the Athens Chamber of Commerce at the invitation of John Francis Tibbetts, its president. Dennis P. Haselton, secretary of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, spoke to the club about Chautauqua and the club voted to work with the Chamber of Commerce to bring a Chautauqua to Athens, Georgia. (Chautauquas were popular traveling circuits that provided small towns and rural areas with a variety of lectures, plays, music and other forms of entertainment.) The club voted to endorse the Board of Education's action to request a bond issue. Mrs. Waters (Georgia H. Waters) suggested that each member try to donate one dollar to the Park Fund before May. Mrs. Ritchie (Edith Ritchie) spoke on her efforts to improve the class of motion pictures shown in Athens. Mrs. J. Z. Hoke (Kate Hoke) spoke on the club's need to raise money for a permanent location for club meetings, called the "Club House Fund;" she was made treasurer of the fund.

26 March 1917 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club met at Winnie Davis Hall on the campus of the State Normal School, and was hosted by Parna B. Hill. Mary Ann Lipscomb spoke about the work of the Red Cross, and Edith Ritchie motioned that the club endorse the work of the Red Cross movement. Anna Louise Kranz Odum spoke to the club about Clean-up Week and Child Welfare Week. The club voted to endorse the Athens Chamber of Commerce's efforts to improve the condition of rural schools. Also, the club voted to designate a committee to work with various Mother's Clubs. Mrs. J. T. Anderson (Annie Lee Garner Anderson) was appointed the head of a committee to research the possibility of having washwomen register and have their home examined by the city.

23 April 1917 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green)'s home. The club was asked to consider granting a scholarship for a girl to attend the Athens Business College and to provide housing. A letter from J. F. Cathey, a Rabun County member of the committee overseeing the construction of the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City, was read. The letter requested hardware and a teacher for the school. The treasurer reported that $95.32 was in the bank. The club voted to support Mary Ann Lipscomb's plans to create a "Tag Day" to benefit the Department of Education. "Tag Days" were popular fundraisers; club members would actively solicit funds by "tagging" an individual who would then be required to give money to the club member. Mrs. J. T. Anderson (Annie Lee Garner Anderson) reported that the sanitary committee and the Athens Chamber of Commerce agreed to work with the Athens Woman's Club on the issue of washwomen's houses. Dr. Austin Southwick Edwards of the University of Georgia spoke to the club about Child Welfare Week and how they might assist in collecting vital statistics; Moina Michael then spoke about the presence of soldiers in Athens and how the club might be of service.

28 May 1917 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at Mrs. H. W. Odum (Anna Louise Kranz Odum)'s home. The treasurer reported that $101.67 was in the bank. Odum reported that Child Welfare Week was a success. Mrs. Ritchie (Edith Ritchie) was appointed the head of a committee to convince local theatres to show children matinees in the summer. Additionally, the club was able to sell $12,000.00 worth of tickets to their Chautauqua. (Chautauquas were popular traveling circuits that provided small towns and rural areas with a variety of lectures, plays, music and other forms of entertainment.( A letter from Mrs. S. C. Moore called for sending girls to the Georgia State College of Agriculture in Athens. Additionally, in order to prepare for the void in the workforce caused by men going overseas to fight in World War I, Annie Lee Garner Anderson spoke on schools in Atlanta providing classes to women on motoring, business, etc. Mrs. D. L. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) reported that $315.58 was raised on "Tag Day." "Tag Day" was a popular fundraising method where club members would actively solicit funds by "tagging" an individual who would then be required to give money to the club member. Dedication for the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City was tentatively set for August. Mrs. W. A. Shelton (Ekkie Shelton) spoke to the club on the efforts to admit women to classes at the Georgia State College of Agriculture in Athens. Eleonore Lustrat and Mrs. Jones spoke to the club about the work of the Red Cross. Hope Linton Green agreed to create a committee to look after soldiers stationed in Athens.

25 June 1917 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the Athens Country Club with eighteen members in attendance. Mrs. J. T. Anderson (Annie Lee Garner Anderson) read a letter from Dr. J. Peeples Proctor, president of the Athens Board of Health, denying the club's wish to pass an ordinance to inspect washwomen's homes and require them to register with the city. Anderson, chairman of Clarke County's National League for Women's Service, spoke on the work taking place in Atlanta to educate women in telegraphy and motoring. Edith Ritchie announced that the canning factory was almost finished and that the club could have their goods canned at the facility. Mrs. W. A. Shelton (Ekkie Shelton) reported on the luncheon held for University of Georgia trustees to solicit their support for the admittance of women to the university. Mrs. C. M. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) extended an invitation to the entire club to attend the dedication of the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City.

24 September 1917 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green) with twenty-six women present. Mrs. D. L. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) reported $76.72 in the bank. Frances Parker, chairman of the Woman's National Council of Defense (a division of the National Council of Defense that oversaw and organized work done by women and women's organizations in support of World War I), explained registration day for the women of Clarke County. Mrs. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) announced that the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City dedication was delayed. Miss Frazier, a guest, spoke on her work on child welfare in the South. Mrs. C. A. Whittle (Mamie Earley Whittle) resigned from her position as secretary. The club voted to discontinue serving refreshments at meetings.

22 October 1917 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. D. L. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) with thirty-four members present. Dr. Andrew M. Soule, the Georgia federal food administrator, spoke to the club on food conservation. Mary Lou Beacham reported that the club had $75.00 in the bank. Anna Louise Kranz Odum reported that the club had secured Liberty bonds which were long-term bonds sold to help finance World War I. Mrs. J. T. Anderson (Annie Lee Garner Anderson) reported on the work of the National League for Woman's Service (a national woman's guild that sought to organize and coordinate woman's work in support of World War I) and that sixty-one sweaters were being knitted for enlisted boys from Clarke County. Mrs. Rodney Wilson (Bessie Wilson) was made chairman of a committee to organize classes in telegraphy and motor vehicle work.

27 November 1917 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the Young Women's Christian Association with Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green) presiding. The treasurer reported that $18.12 was in the bank. The club voted to provide a luncheon for the Daughters of the American Revolution Convention in February. Mrs. Waters (Maude Waters) of the park committee reported that they purchased a $50.00 Liberty bond (a long-term war bond sold to help finance World War I). Green reported that the Atlanta chairman of the War Library Fund sent a thank you letter in appreciation of the $550.00 donation from the Athens Woman's Club.

1918
28 January 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the Lucy Cobb Institute with its principal, Mildred Rutherford, as their hostess. Rutherford spoke to the club about the work done at the Lucy Cobb Institute. She also expressed her disapproval for coeducation at the University of Georgia, but explained that she does desire women to have equal educational opportunities. She asked the club not to support the annexation of the Lucy Cobb Institute with the University of Georgia. Mrs. Green (Hope Linton Green ) replied that the club did not intend to link the Lucy Cobb Institute to the University of Georgia and wanted to help it maintain its status as a school for girls. The club voted to seek coeducation generally, but to not mention the Lucy Cobb Institute and request that other state clubs do the same. Mrs. W. A. Shelton (Ekkie Shelton) announced that the Georgia State College of Agriculture in Athens planned to offer a home economics course. Miss Oliver requested that the club raise money to send twelve girls to summer courses. Green stated that if the war was lost, it would be their fault if they did not do everything they could. The club voted to pay $3.00 to sponsor a soldier as had been requested by the Georgia State Federation of Women's Clubs. The club elected Mrs. Howard Odum (Anna Louise Kranz Odum) as president, Shelton as vice president, Mrs. W. D. Beacham (Mary Lou Beacham) as treasurer, Mrs. Julius Severin (Cle Severin) as secretary, and Mrs. W. A. Capps (Minnie Capps) as corresponding secretary.

25 February 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was held at the home of Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, Jr. (Mary Arthur McCullough Hodgson) with Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green) presiding. The club's towel shower which was held in the Red Cross rooms secured three hundred thirty-six towels for Camp Gordon. Mrs. C. M. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) reported that the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City cost $3,000.00 and the club was responsible for contributing half of this sum with the other half from citizens and friends of Rabun County. The school has ten teachers with one hundred and one students. Eldora Oliver and Green invited the club to one of the first meetings of the Clarke County Federation of Women's Clubs at the Court house. Club members were requested to donate $1.00 each to support the War Victory Commission which would be used to provide recreation centers and medical facilities for the soldiers in France.

25 March 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker)'s home. Mrs. O. W. Davison (Eliza Davison) reported that the club had $59.95 and the War Victory Fund held $31.00. Mrs. W. A. Capps (Minnie Capps) resigned as correspondence secretary and Mrs. Cobb Lampkin (Keturah Lampkin) took over the position.

22 April 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club met at Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker)'s home. The treasurer reported that the club sent $44.00 to the War Victory Fund. Mrs. Ritchie (Edith Ritchie) requested that the club endorse a movement to observe a moment of silence for the soldiers everyday at 6 p.m. Private Gallagher spoke to the club on war conditions.

27 May 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's club met at the home of president Florence Parker. The treasurer reported that $5.00 was given to the Red Cross and that the club paid $5.00 to their Liberty bond, a long-term war bond sold to help finance World War I. The club voted to present a flag to a new local military post in Athens.

24 June 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its last meeting before the summer break with Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker) presiding. Hattie Stewart outlined her plans for child welfare work in Clarke County for the next year. Professor Ragsdale, the county farm demonstrator, spoke to the club about a curb market in Athens. Mrs. D. L. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) was appointed to head up a committee to locate homes for twenty Clarke County students who would be taking classes at the Georgia State College of Agriculture in Athens. Miss Oliver spoke to the club about a girl who requested the club's financial support in order to receive nurse's training at St. Mary's Hospital.

23 September 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club took place at the Lucy Cobb Chapel with Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker) presiding. The club decided to start a fund to carry on war works by setting aside a day for cotton picking. Eleonore Lustrat, wife of University of Georgia French professor and French expatriate Joseph Lustrat, asked that the club adopt a French orphan.

27 September 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club took place at the home of president Florence Parker. In memorial of Mary Ann Lipscomb, $100.00 was given to the Tallulah Falls Industrial School. Mrs. T. F. Green (Hope Linton Green) was appointed chairman of a committee to explore how the club may further help Miss Browning (a young girl who appealed for aid to obtain nurse's training at St. Mary's Hospital, but had since quit the program). It was reported that the Athens Woman's Club had adopted three French babies.

October 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club did not meet due to the influenza pandemic. The 1918 influenza pandemic, also known as the "Spanish Flu", was one of history's deadliest epidemics caused by the communicable influenza virus which spread worldwide.

25 November 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club met at Mrs. A. S. Parker's (Florence Parker) home. The Athens Woman's Club formed a committee to work with the W.G. Raoul Foundation and the Red Cross to fight against tuberculosis. It was reported that the club and individual members had adopted five French orphans. Mrs. C. M. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) reported that the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City had an enrollment of one hundred and forty-five students. A committee was formed in order to place a memorial tablet in honor of former club president Ella F. White at the Mountain City school. The club closed with a memorial to Mary Ann Lipscomb.

December 1918 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker). Annie Mae Wood thanked the club on behalf of the Nantahala Night School in Athens for their donation of one hundred and fifty books. The club voted to gift $100.00 to the Ella White School. The club elected Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker) as president, Mrs. H. B. Ritchie (Edith Ritchie) as vice president, Mrs. Julius Severin (Cle Severin) as recording secretary, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin (Keturah Lampkin) as correspondence secretary, Mrs. W. D. Beacham (Mary Lou Beacham) as treasurer, and Mrs. C. M. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) as the chairman of the education department.

1919
January 1919 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club did not meet due to the influenza pandemic. The 1918 influenza pandemic remained a threat until 1919. This pandemic, also known as the "Spanish Flu," was one of history's deadliest epidemics caused by the communicable influenza virus which spread worldwide.

14 February 1919 [View minutes for this meeting]
A called meeting of the Athens Woman's Club took place at Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker)'s home. The club decided to voluntarily host the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs Eighth District convention in Athens.

24 February 1919 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club took place at Mrs. A. S. Parker's (Florence Parker) home. Mrs. C. M. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) announced that University of Georgia professor John Dagg Mell would give a lecture on parliamentary law to the club. The club decided to endorse and wear the Victory Memorial Emblem in honor of those who died at Flanders Fields. A committee was established to look into the possibility of securing a community nurse for Athens.

24 March 1919 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker). A letter from Miss Rhoda Kaufman, secretary of the Georgia Commission for the Feeble Minded (a commission established to study the condition of mentally retarded children and adults and to ensure their well-being), was read requesting aid in establishing a state home for mentally retarded children. Additionally, a letter from Emily McDougald, chairman of the Equal Suffrage Party of Georgia, was read requesting the Athens Woman's Club's position on suffrage. The club decided to defer answering this question until the next meeting. The Red Cross sent a letter stating that they may be able to provide funds for a community nurse.

28 April 1919 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club met at the home of Florence Parker. The treasurer reported that $15.00 was given to the French war orphans, $50.00 was sent to Tallulah Falls Industrial School and $5.00 was paid on the Victory bonds (a one time issue of short-term bonds sold to help finance World War I). On the motion of Mrs. George A. Crabb (Mary Crabb), the club voted to endorse suffrage.

12 May 1919 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker)'s home. Mrs. D. L. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest), chairman of publicity, reported that the daily paper had offered the Athens Woman's Club a column for club-related matters. The club voted to endorse the Good Roads movement which advocated an improvement of the condition of the nation's roadways. The director of the Tallulah Falls Industrial School, Mrs. Hugh Willet (Lucy L. Willet), sought the club's help to create a thirty-thousand dollar endowment fund in memory of Mary Ann Lipscomb.

23 June 1919 [View minutes for this meeting] [View Progressive Era events from this month]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club took place at the home of Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker). The local Crawford Chapter of the Children of the Confederacy and their founder, Mrs. E. A. Crawford (Ellen A. Peebles Crawford), were thanked for their $25.00 contribution to the Ella F. White Memorial School at Mountain City. The club voted to fund the furnishing of a room at the woman's dormitory at the Georgia State College of Agriculture in Athens. Sally Fanny Gleaton of Atlanta spoke to the club on equal suffrage.

22 September 1919 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker). The club voted to endorse the Thrift movement (a nationwide effort in support of frugality) after the presentation on "Woman's Part in the Thrift movement" by Mrs. Samuel Lumpkin (Kate Richardson Lumpkin), director of the Woman's Division of the W.S.S. in the Sixth Federal Reserve District. The club voted to create a thrift club within the Athens Woman's Club. Additionally, the club voted to purchase $100.00 in thrift stamps.

27 October 1919 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club took place at the home of Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker). Mell Leonidas Duggan, state supervisor of schools, spoke to the club on wiping out illiteracy in Georgia by providing better schools for children and adults. The club voted to endorse the Red Cross' roll call.

24 November 1919 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the home of club president Parker (Florence Parker). Florence Cain, secretary of the Athens Y.M.C.A., spoke to the club about the organization and asked the club's willingness to aid the Y.M.C.A. The club elected Mrs. C. M. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling) as president, Mrs. John E. Talmadge, Jr. (Justine Erwin Talmadge) as vice president, Mrs. S. V. Sanford (Grace McClatchey Sanford) as recording secretary, Mrs. Cobb Lampkin (Keturah Lampkin) as corresponding secretary and Mrs. W. D. Beacham (Mary Lou Beacham) as treasurer.

December 1919
The Athens Woman's Club meeting was postponed until January 1920.

1920
January 1920 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular December meeting of the Athens Woman's Club met at the home of Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker). The club mourned the loss of one of its members, Mrs. W. G. Griffeth (Blanche M. Griffeth). The new club officers were officially inducted and given a "Chatauqua salute."

25 January 1920 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular January meeting at the home of the new president, Mrs. C. M. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling). Mrs. W. D. Beacham (Mary Lou Beacham), treasurer, reported that the club had $22.40 from dues, $12.00 for the French orphans, $5.00 for the Ella F. White Memorial Fund, and $23.00 for the dormitory room fund with a total balance of $164.00. $100.00 was given to the Tallulah Falls Industrial School. Mrs. William Bradshaw (Rosena White Bradshaw), a former Athenian who moved to Paducah, Kentucky, spoke to the club about the Paducah Woman's Club.

29 February 1920 [View minutes for this meeting]
The regular monthly meeting of the Athens Woman's Club was led by Mrs. A. S. Parker (Florence Parker), chairman of the civics committee. Mrs. Beachman (Mary Lou Beacham), the treasurer, reported that the club had $176.80 in the bank. Miss Whaley spoke to the club about the survey committee. A committee was appointed to look after ailing soldiers in the University of Georgia's rehabilitation department. Mrs. John G. Wilkins (Jesse H. Wilkins) reported that the Georgia Development Company offered the club land for a park. The civic committee is contemplating the establishment of a park to memorialize American soldiers who fought in France during World War I.

22 March 1920 [View minutes for this meeting]
The Athens Woman's Club held its regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. C. M. Snelling (Matilda Janet Morton Snelling). The club voted to send money to the Georgia State College of Agriculture in Athens to furnish a room in the girl's dormitory. The club also voted to support the Red Cross' request that the club help establish an organization to coordinate all welfare work in Athens. Mrs. E. R. Hodgson, Jr. (Mary Arthur McCullough Hodgson) reported that Miss Woods (Annie May Woods) was arranging a class with University of Georgia professor John Dagg Mell on parliamentary law. Additionally, Mrs. Garnett and Mrs. Earnest (Vivian Schley Earnest) were working on securing Dr. Falkner for some health lectures. The club endorsed the Smith-Lormer Bill (possibly refers to funding for the Georgia State Agricultural College in Athens as required by the 1914 federal Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service). The club voted to send the Ella F. White Memorial School in Mountain City $100.00. Julian McCurry of the Athens Chamber of Commerce addressed the club concerning their support of measures to improve parks, playgrounds, and markets in the city; the club agreed to support all improvement efforts. The club voted to seek a new location for its meetings as membership had risen to one hundred and eighty-six.