Starting off the Club Year!

Fall is almost here and so is the Alice Kyle District meeting! I’m excited and will be doing a few things a little different. Our meeting at Hat Creek Camp and Conference Center on October 11th is scheduled to start at 9:45, but show up a little early for something new. If all goes well you’ll be delighted and have some fun too.

I never thought I’d be your president, but here I am. As your president I need some help,  if you’re available let me know. I’m honored to be here and thank you for your support.

Did you know?      

The story of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Virginia is indeed fascinating.  In 1907 the General Federation of Women’s Council was to meet in Norfolk in conjunction with the Jamestown Exposition.  In the meantime, Alice Aunspaugh Kyle, President of The Woman’s Club of Lynchburg and Elizabeth Gish, Chairman of the Club’s State Federation Committee, were thinking of forming a federation of clubs in Virginia.  The Woman’s Club of Lynchburg sent out invitations to existing clubs in Virginia to attend a convention on May 16, 1907 at the Lynchburg YMCA.  The result of this meeting was the formation of the Virginia Federation of Women’s Clubs with a membership of ten clubs and almost 700 women.  Mrs. Kyle was elected the first president and is fondly remembered as “Mother Kyle”.

Check out “A Brief History of GFWC Virginia” at the GFWC website, http://www.gfwcvirginia.org/history.htm.

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