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Casey. of years. Club One of Oldest in Th* Monday AfternoM dub, an outgrowth of the Cbautauqua club, ic on* of the three tide* study club* in Iowa and the oldest oldest continuous study club in Fort it had its beginninj the in ItM and was officially orfaii ized the first Monday in October October in 1*99 in the home of Mrs- C. M. Cattennole, now the P. A. Coleman residence at 833 Avenue Avenue E. Mrs. G. C. Foss. who was elected elected president. Mrs. J. C. Brewster, Brewster, secretary-treasurer. Mrs Cattermole. Mrs. C. F. Wahrer. Mrs. George G. Stewart, Mrs. *m Mason. Mrs. F. S. Kretsinger. Kretsinger. Mrs. C. O. Baker. Mrs. Isaiah Hale and Mrs. Charles McHenry met to plan a club of 25 members members "for the intellectual and social social culture of the members and whatever tends to the advancement advancement of women." Mrs. McHenry remained an active member until until her death in 1928 at the age of 95. The last three years of er life sh« was almost totally blind and gave her papers from memory. Other Charter Mesaben Joining them as charter members members were Mrs I- B. Lesh, Mrs. G M. Hanchett, Mrs. C. H. Peters, Peters, Mrs. Camp Thomas. Mrs. B. A. Green. Mrs. G. R Crosley. Mrs. N. C. Roberts. Mrs. F. C. Roberts, Mrs. G. B. Stewart, Mrs. I Atlee. -Mrs. William Frederick, Mrs. W. G. Albright and Mrs. W 3. McAshan. The members met at Airs. Cattermole~« home for the first three years. They chose for their flower the goldenrod; colors, purple and yellow; motto. There is a firefly in the Southern dine That only Sbin- eth when upon the wing. So U is with tbr mind; When it rests, it darkens. Studies ranging through his- Ranch wi*h sewing and donations. donations. Mrs. C. L. Lincoln is president; president; Mrs. Edward G- Wiebler secretary-treasurer. · tory, literature, art. architecture, drama, poetry and song have been interspersed with lighter affairs of a social and entertaining entertaining nature, fw several years group sponsored lecture courses. The Monday Afternoon Club joined the State Federation of Women's Clubs in 1905 and General Federation in 1919. In 1907 the members were hostesses at the district convention, convention, entertaisung the delegates * reception at the W. H. home, a dinner at the Presbyterian Presbyterian church and tour of the for which, the records show, "everv automobile in town offered." Twenty-five yean et study celebrated »y · teachera In the kwme «f Mrs. Ge*rge Stewart in the Iall of 1924. following whiefc a mock eom- kdd, wttk diplomas and degrees degrees being awarded for ·f membership. Mrs. R, B. Lawrence was hostess at the 4Mb anniversary Inneheon in October. IMS. and the golden anniversary celebration was held in April, 19i9. at the B. Howard home. Although never a money making group, the club has contributed to the Federation's Scholarship and Loan fund, Penny Art fund and the Exchange fund, to the Children's hospital in Iowa City for Christmas gifts and to the Red and each year purchases towels hemmed by the blind women Iowa. Last year the members cooperated in the CARE for Korea program. Presidents Presidents have been Mrs. C. Foss, Mrs. C. M. Cattermole. Mrs. C. F. Wahrer, Mrs. C. Williams, Mrs. H. D. Everingham, Everingham, Mrs. W. L. Turney and J. F. Phelan. now in office. Mrs. R. J. Hopkirk is vice president; iVtrs. M. T. Erdtsieck, secretary; Mrs. Dale McCray. treasurer.

Clipped from Fort Madison Evening Democrat25 Aug 1952, MonPage 76

Fort Madison Evening Democrat (Fort Madison, Iowa)25 Aug 1952, MonPage 76
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