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Woman's Wednesday Club
History of Woman's Wednesday Club
The Woman's Wednesday Club was organized in 1897 with 20 charter members. Mrs. Jewel M. Cogdell was president. During the year 1899-1900 the members became a Federated Club and met each week from September through June. Members answered roll call with some item of interest concerning current events, a country, the Bible, women, or quotations; and a paper was given on an item of interest to women, some of which required considerable research. They always had music or a reading, which gave a cultured atmosphere.
In 1902-09 the motto "Step by step we gain the heights" was adopted. In 1906-07 the club flower was designated as the violet, and the club colors violet and white.
The club has been consistent with their programs being subjects of international, national, state or local interest; patriotic; cultural, either in literature or the arts; improvement of home and family life; or other educational subjects. Special emphasis has always been given in October to State and General Federation and to Texas in March because it is Texas Independence Month.
Club projects have included improvement to the community by landscaping school grounds, a "Don't Spit on the Sidewalk" campaign; participating in the town's centennial celebration; the cemetery; sponsoring a girl to Girl's State; gifts to patients in local and state hospitals; landscaping the courthouse lawn; supporting the library and senior center. Mrs. Kermit Smith write the music and Mrs. John Luton wrote the script for our Sesquicentennial musical, "Holding it Together for Hood."
In 1986-88 a contract was obtained whereby a clubhouse could be built. Groundbreaking was December 17, 1986 and the cornerstone was leveled March 14, 1987 with the placing of a time capsule.
We are now giving a scholarship of $1,500 each year to a female college student who is a graduate of Granbury High School.
Since the club was organized, the concerns have been that of a woman for a better way of life and the influence on the local, state, national, and international movements which include the wars and economic situations as well as cultural, educational and civic.