Glendora Woman's Club Celebrates 106 Years of Service to Glendora

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
The Glendora Woman's Club meeting on Tuesday, April 1, will celebrate the club's 106 years of service to Glendora and honor special guests, the club's past presidents.  The program for this event will feature guest speaker Robert Slack, Dean of Fine and Performing arts at Citrus College.

The club day will begin at 11 a.m. with a business meeting, followed by a catered luncheon at noon and the afternoon program.

Presented by the Glendora Woman's Club, Dean Slack's topic for his program will be "In Your Own Backyard."  A longtime Glendora resident, Slack is known for his professional work on the trumpet. Among his many memorable awards and performances,m Slack has performed for former President Ronald Reagan in Phil Donahue's "25th Anniversary Special," according to program chair Helen Storland.

One of the regular exhibits at club meetings in the display on the Historian's Table that features a number of items from the club's long history, said Historian Rose Myers and Joan Hallidy.  For this month will be recognition plaque from the Glendora City Council and the Glendora Public Library, present in 2012, honoring the Glendora Woman's Club as the founder of the Glendora Public Library in 1912.  Other items will include the club's press book beginning on April 28, 1908, the date the Woman's Club was organized. Also, the list of the 75 women who joined as Charter Members.

The club was honored in 2008 whe it was selected as one of the 22 historic monuments of the Glendora Historical Society's Pride Project. The club's historic picture plaque monument is located in front of the clubhouse and is also part of the Glendora Historical Society Glendora Pride Downtown Walking tour.  A framed copy of the recognition plaque is also on display on the Historian's Table.

Another display held each month is the members' participation art display. The theme for his month will focus on Teapots and Teacups, and members are encouraged to participate, said Club President Carolyn Cunningham.

New members are welcome throughout the year, aid membership chair Gerry McIntosh. For more information or to request a membership information brochure, call (626) 335-8911 or visit the Website at glendorawomansclub.org.


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