FEATURED CLUB OF THE MONTH
"THE BOSTONIA WOMAN'S CLUB"
90 YEARS STRONG!
On Wednesday, September 6. 2017 The Bostonia Woman's Club celebrated their 90th Birthday! This Webmaster was lucky enough to get invited to their wonderful celebration! The Mayor of El Cajon came and presented the club with a Proclamation from the City of El Cajon, thanking them for all their years of service to this community. The President of the El Cajon Historical Society brought a vintage quilt that had been created by Bostonia Woman's Club members long ago. The quilt squares depicted many of the historical sights of El Cajon. Those attending the Bostonia Birthday Party were served a lovely luncheon and of course.. CAKE!
Please Visit our Gallery to see lots of fun photos of this amazing and wonderful event! Just go to the top bar and click on MORE and you will see a Tab for Bostonia's Birthday Party!
"CORONADO JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB"
Coronado Junior Woman's Club is hosting their 8th Annual
"A Taste of Coronado"
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tickets go on sale September 1, 2017
Pre-sale tickets $40.00 until September 14, 2017
General Admission Tickets $45.00 after September 14, 2017 or $50.00 on Day of Event
The proceeds from this benefit are used for the
Junior Achievement of San Diego County
and other philanthropic programs sponsored by
The Coronado Junior Woman's Club.
For Tickets please contact CJWC at [email protected]
(GFWC), the world’s largest and oldest non- partisan, non-denominational woman’s volunteer service organization, was founded in 1890.
GFWC traces its roots back to Jane Cunningham Croly an accomplished New York newspaperwoman, who wrote under the pen name of Jennie June.
Indignant that she and other women were denied admittance to a banquet honoring Charles Dickens in 1868 at the all-male New York Press Club, simply because they were women. She was determined to organize a club for women only.
The name chosen for this club was Sorosis, a Greek word meaning ‘an aggregation; a sweet flavor of many fruits.’
Although the founders originally supposed they were starting a new movement, they became aware over the years, of the existence of other women’s clubs that had formed independently to meet the needs of women in the expanding country.
As Sorosis approached its 21st year, Mrs. Croly proposed a conference in New York that brought together delegates from 61 women’s international clubs among its members.
Although women’s clubs were founded primarily as a means of self-education and development for women, gradually the emphasis of most local clubs changed to one of community service and improvement and later adopted the motto ‘Unity in Diversity’. The ladies chose the ‘Gold Rose’ as their club flower.
The small banding together of existing clubs that began in 1890 has grown into the largest organization for women volunteers in the world.
Click here to visit The General Federation of Woman's Clubs Website
Member: General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Int’l.
Originally a part of San Diego County Federation of Women’s Clubs
Admitted to CFWC – 1900 Admitted to GFWC – 1950
CFWC Reorganization Adopted – May 1955
Reorganized into Southern District 26 CFWC – 1958
Incorporated – May 11, 1966
GFWC Motto: Unity in Diversity
GFWC Official Flower: Red Rose
CFWC Motto: Strength United is Stronger
CFWC Official Flower: Golden Rose