DEAN & COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGAM CHAIRS
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
DEAN of CHAIRMEN
As your District Dean, my main focus is report writing. I know, I know, when I have written reports they feel a little like homework. All the details of a project without the fun. And over the years I have heard that “Reports are your club’s history.” Yes that may be true, but why did we start writing reports? According to “Reaching Out, A Story of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs,” we started collecting reports from the very beginning. They were used to let other clubs know what you had accomplished and to verify that you were an active club. These reports have been used to gain information about the needs of the cities where each club is located. They were used to show that women’s clubs were not like men’s clubs which were social and business oriented, but literary and social improvement clubs. They were used to prove to naysayers that we were doing useful and important work.
We are still doing useful and important work, and still, sometimes we need to prove it. So we write reports on what we have accomplished, how much money we have donated, how many women we have helped, bees that we have saved and forests we have planted.
We are doing more than writing our clubs’ accomplishments; we are writing women’s history.
We are documenting what women can do together to change the world.
EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES
Hemet Woman's Club