The Clubwoman’s Manual
Monro and Monro
Ladies of the club, please come to order. This really is a book from another time. These clubs have a long tradition of promoting education and charity. More than one public library out there owes their existance to a ladies clubs. ( The General Federation of Women’s Clubs has an interesting timeline of the history of these clubs. )
This is basically a how-to manual. The part I found amusing is the amount of ceremony involved. This is serious business. My mom has been a part of clubbing for many years, but I honestly thought they just had cocktails and discussed some book or other interesting topic. Any modern club ladies out there want to comment?
I can’t imagine anyone in a modern women’s club finding this info particularly helpful. My personal experience with this topic has usually just involved Robert’s Rules of Order. I think we can safely weed this in 2014 for some more modern publications. I would imagine the General Federation has materials to help as well.
In the words of Groucho Marx: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.”
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