The Glendora Woman's Club has Four Departments:
Cards: Meets 2nd Monday at 12:00 noon - Tea Room
Potpourri: Meets 2nd Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. - Tea Room
Garden & Crafts: Meets 3rd Tuesday at 12:00 noon - Tea Room
Music & Drama: Meets Monthly at 11:00 a.m. - Various Restaurants
Incorporated in 1909
The Glendora Woman's Club in 1915...
Organized in 1908
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE EARLY YEARS
In the early days of the Glendora Woman’s Club, 75 women came together who were dedicated to building a clubhouse, establishing a permanent library and improving the quality of life in their small town.
The ladies incorporated their club, purchased a club seal and borrowed money from the local bank so that they could purchase a lot on Glendora Avenue and pay for building plans and engineering studies. They constructed a wood framed Craftsman style clubhouse which was completed in November of 1912. The original clubhouse still exists within the renovation done in the middle 1950s which moved the stage from the north to the east side of the building.
The Glendora Woman’s Club founded the Glendora Public Library in May of 1912, freely gifting their 1000 book library operation to the City of Glendora. Today the members of the Glendora Woman’s Club continue to support the Library as their primary philanthropy.
Another incentive and project of the early GWC was rewarding citizens who cleaned up the streets and who trimmed the pepper trees along Michigan (now Glendora) Avenue, by giving them a free luncheon. The club also took active part in securing trees for other streets in the city. Many pine trees were planted in the Glendora Mountain Park and they saw that hitching posts in shady places were provided. The GWC worked to get stop signs installed at busy intersections and campaigned for bonds for 300 miles of macadamized roads in Los Angeles County. In a newspaper clipping dated August 6, 1908, it stated, "The Good Roads bonds carried three to one. Glendora did splendidly. The number of votes polled in favor was greater than that of any city of its size in the county and proportioned 12 to one in favor at the polls. Mrs. Foster Elliott and Mrs. W.P. Nye of the Woman's Club served punch to refresh faithful voters, and Mrs. Baker's three-seater was employed to see that people got to the polls." It continued, "The success of the movement shows what the people of the town can do when all pull together and work."
A tireless and growing group, the clubwomen kept busy with project to help others less fortunate. Clothing was packed for the Los Angeles Maternity Home, fruit was canned for the Orphans' Home and fresh fruit was collected for other charitable groups. In 1917 they founded the Mexican Friendly Center, which remained in existence until 1943. This Center was where Mexican ranch workers and families were taught homemaking fundamentals new to them in this country.
At one time, scholarships for nurses were a project of the club. Another was cooperation with the YWCA to welcome new residents by holding morning coffees; they also organized and staffed the Well-Baby Clinic.
The Glendora Woman's Club has Celebrated 100 Years of Service to Our Community!