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Smith, Toni; Wedemeyer, Martha (ed.) / Tea and service : 100 year history of the Port Washington Woman's Club
(1998)

History of Woman's Club


We are advised that the next meeting will be held at Mrs. J.R.
Dennett's on Jan. 29, and that Mrs. F.L. Morgan has charge of the
program. All ladies are cordially invited to be present. We have not
been posted as to whether or not the local organization will join the
State Federation of Women's Clubs, but presume it will, as all the
ladies will want to be delegates.
At the next meeting, Mrs. Eckel submitted the constitution
and by-laws, which were formally accepted. The object of this
organization, as set forth in the constitution, was and remains as
follows: "The object of this club shall be for the intellectual
improvement of its members, to engender a spirit of social harmony
and mutual helpfulness, and to advance the general welfare." Mrs. E.
S. Turner was elected the first president. There were 50 charter
members, and they were known as the "Yankee Ladies". The group
met on alternate Saturday afternoons at two o'clock in the homes of
members to discuss subjects of timely interest.
Franklin Street, Pt. Washington,
During the early years of the Woman's Club, the programs
depended largely on the efforts and talents of the members. The first
meetings were opened with a roll call to which members responded
with quotations. Fifteen minutes of each meeting were spent studying


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