|The Woman's Club of Schenectady drama department during a 1948 parade in Schenectady. |
Photograph from the Grems-Doolittle Library Photograph Collection.
|56 Washington Avenue, the location of the|
Woman's Club from 1920-1977. Photo taken 1962.
From its earliest inception, the Woman’s Club focused on the cultural development of its members as well as projects supporting civic and philanthropic activity in the area. The club organized a number of departments over the years to oversee the group’s activities. Departments have included art, civics, drama, first aid, gardening, history, home economics, junior, music, parliamentary law, philanthropy, physical culture, public health, three S (service, success, and satisfaction), and tourism.
|Sheet music for the Woman's Club of Schenectady song, composed by Clara Loyd Jones of Scotia. From the Woman's Club of Schenectady records.|
|Charter member Josephine Rickard, |
ca. 1920. Photo from Grems-
Doolittle Library Collection.
Woman’s Club mottoes over the years have included: “Service;” “Juncta Juvant” (Joined in fellowship and united in purpose); “To serve the present age;” “Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another” (Romans 14:19); “So long as we love, we serve” (Stevenson); “Let us be such as help the life of the future;” “Here’s to the greater to-morrow that is born of a great to-day;” “In essentials, unity; in doubtful matters, liberty; in all things, charity;” “Others;” “Coming together means beginning, bringing together means progress; keeping together means success;” “Together let us beat this ample field, try what the open, what the covert yield” (Pope). A song for the Woman’s Club of Schenectady was written by Clara Loyd Jones.
Marco, ca. 1998.
From Woman's Club of
Additionally, the library has clippings, documents, and photographs related to the Woman's Club of Schenectady and its members in our general holdings.