May M. G. (Mrs. Harry H.) Watson

Administration 1938-1940

Club Birthday Anniversary Celebrated  

Woman’ Monday Club Observes 43rd Year in City

             Celebration of the 43rd birthday anniversary of the Woman’s Monday Club in combination with observance of Jubilee year of the general federation was held yesterday afternoon in the Crystal Room of the Nueces Hotel.

            Mrs. G. R. Scott’s welcome address opened the program over which Mrs. Sam Rankin, program chairman, presided.  Mrs. Henry Redmond and Mrs. Atlee McCampbell gave “The First Year of the Monday Club” and “Looking Forward.”  Mrs. H. H. Watson gave the history of the Jubilee movement, which is a national observance of the federation during its 50th anniversary.  Parties are being given by clubs all over the nation in order to raise funds for the national federation.

            Mrs. Carrie Lichtenstein spoke of the club’s appreciation for Mrs. Frank Lewis, the former Mrs. Lorene Jones Spoonts, honorary member of the club, who was hostess for the affair.  All members of the club signed a congratulatory card to be sent to Mrs. Lewis, who is in San Antonio.  Mrs. James Barrett acted as hostess in her absence.

            The club valentine was impersonated by Mrs. William Gerhardt who wore a silver heart and orchids as her head-dress, presenting an original rhyme to each member with a small bouquet and bright colored valentine.  Miss Katherine Redmond sang “I Love You Truly” dedicated to Mrs. Lewis.   

            A trio composed of Mrs. Katherine Allen, Mrs. Ned Beaudreau and Mrs. Henry Rahn played old ballads and several modern selections during the program and social hour.

            Before the program Mrs. C. C. Stone, treasurer, reported liberal contributions to the Jubilee fund by members of the club.

            Mrs. Watson, president, presented medals to pioneer Monday Club members, who are charter members or who joined the club during the first year.  Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Redmond, Mrs. A. M. French, Mrs. McCampbell and Mrs. George W. Westervelt of San Antonio were given medals.  Mrs. Frank A. Tompkins, now a member of the local club, will receive a medal from her first club in Denton.

            The tea table was decorated with tall silver candles and a bouquet of pink carnations in a silver vase.  Crystal and silver service completed the appointments.  Mrs. Lichtenstein and Mrs. J. A. Hill poured.

            The house party consisted of Mrs. Watson, Mrs. E. B. Neiswanger, incoming president; Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Tompkins, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Redmond, Mrs. Lichtenstein and Mrs. Rankin.

            Besides the club members guests included the following: Mrs. Conrad Blucher, Mrs. John B. Hardwicke, Mrs. Boyd Brooks, Mrs. Bessie Bellinger, Mrs. Will McCampbell, Mrs. Ann Deer, Mrs. J. W. Stayton, Mrs. Selma Levy, Mrs. Mary Mathis, Mrs. Lucile Pope, Mrs. Dudley Tarleton, Mrs. Louisa Pearson, Mrs. Hattie Evans Garrett, Mrs. Mattie Seaton Tissue, Mrs. George West Diehl, Mrs. Roy Olsen and Miss Fairy Meade.

Source: Woman's Monday Club  1897-1949 Scrapbook #1, p.35



H . H. Watson


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