Nearly 10 years ago, I wrote a story about the Woman’s Club when it was completely redecorated and restored. I was there today speaking during annual Woman’s Day events that included tributes to Asbury Woods Nature Center, Frankie & May Fresh Grocer and Mi Scuzi Ristorante. Thanks to everyone who joined me — it was great fun!
The Woman’s Club of Erie has roots dating back to 1897, and its members founded the Visiting Nurses Association, donated to the Juvenile Diabetes foundation and Safenet, just to name a few. The building was the original Davenport Galbraith home, purchased in 1925 for the Woman’s Club. It is spectacular!
The local club is a member of the international General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), founded by Jane Cunningham Croly. The journalist Croly started GFWC in 1890, when she had been refused admittance to an all-male press dinner honoring Charles Dickens.
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Pam Parker is an award-winning writer and editor for Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.