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Glendora Woman's Club Past Presidents Honored At Club's 110 Anniversary

GLENDORA -- The Glendora Woman's Club Honored the  club's past presidents and celebrated 110 years of service to Glendora during a recent Anniversary Celebration in April, said club Historian Rose Myers.

Attending this years special Anniversary Celebration were the following 13 Glendora Woman's Club past presidents, listed with their term of office: Fran Surface, 1981-83; Shirley Geimer, 1983-85; Rose Myers, 1985-87; Marilyn Edwards, 1989-91; Mary Hanna, 1991-93;  Diana Williams, 1993-95; Helen Storland, 1995-91; 2005-07; Gloria Liddle, 1999-2001; Sue Bauer, 2003-05, 2011-13; Gilda Skinfill, 2005-05; Donna Henderson 2007-09; Gerry McIntosh,  2009-11; and Carolynn Cunningham, 2013-17.

As each club past president was introduced, she received a "Rose of Appreciation" gift from the club, presented by Club Vice President Patty Bateman,  in the absence of Club President Chris Lear.

The Glendora Woman's Club is one of the oldest active service clubs in Glendora and one that maintains its own clubhouse at the same location at 424 N. Glendora Avenue in Glendora. The club was organized on April 28, 1908, with 75 charter members, at a meeting held at the Glendora Opera House in downtown Glendora.

The display for the special celebration featured a combined display of both the Historian's Table and the Member's Participation Art Display, said committee members.  Included among the club's many awards were two special recognition awards presented in 2012 honoring the club as founder of the Glendora Public Library in 2012 honoring the club as founder of the Glendora Public Library i 1912, and several acknowledgement award for the club's many philanthropies and service projects.

Also on display were photos of the inside and outside of clubhouse at the time it was built in 1912 for the Glendora Woman's Club by the R.M. Goebel CO. of Glendora.

As the club Marks 110 years of service to the community, one of the club's many successful service projects especially stands out---founding of the Glendora Public Library  by the Glendora Woman's Club in 1912, The Glendora Public Library was officially established o May  20, 1912, through City Ordinance No 43, an ordinance made possible through the Glendora Woman's Club's gifting to Glendora of the club's already established and maintained Free Library opened in 1911. (From information in the  1912 Glendora City records at the City and press coverage at the time).

Through the years, the Glendora Woman's Club has maintained and nurtured its historic 1912 link to the Library through continuing support, friendship, and involvement, said past President Carolyn Cunningham.

For information about club membership, service projects or special events, call Chris at 909-598-0554; for information about renting the clubhouse or hall for a special event or meeting, call Ryan at 626-335-7010

Photo by Chris Ohrmund. Glendora Woman's Club past presidents recognized a the club's 110th Anniversary Celebration in April are, seated from left, Mary Hanna, Fran Surface (holding on of the luncheon's birthday cakes), Rose Myers, Gloria Liddle, Shirley Geimer; standing from left, are Diana Williams, Marilyn Edwards, Donna Henderson, Helen Storland, Gilda Skinfill, Gerry McIntosh, Carolyn Cunningham and Sue Bauer.

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