"THE CITY AND COUNTY FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS" of San Francisco

REPORT OF THE RECORDING SECRETARY

MRS. LILLIE GEORGE BRANN

The City and County Federation of Women's Clubs of San Francisco has come to the end of its second term, consisting of the two years presided over by our beloved president, Dr. Cora Sutton Castle - two happy, busy years, full of splendid achievements and wonderful plans for the future.

There have been fourteen Executive Board meetings, with an average attendant of forty, and five all-day conventions with an average attendance of three hundred and fifty. The average attendance of officers, delegates and alternates has been one hundred and seventy-five.

At each convention, talks and lectures have been given by men and women well qualified to speak on various topics of the day. Music has been furnished by the Music Department; demonstrations of "becoming a citizen" and "fire prevention" have been given by the Bureau of Naturalization and the Fire Department, respectively.

 

 

Resolutions presented to and endorsed by the convention are as follows:

Many matters of interest have been brought up at the Executive Board
meetings; discussed and referred to the proper departments, vix:

Many of the members have attended the sessions of the Woman's Court and
of the courts in which examinations for citizenship have been held. The
Federation was instrumental in inaugurating an afternoon gymnasium class
for boys at 2520 Folsom street. A large evening meeting in the interest
of National Suffrage was held under the auspices of the City Federation.
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt was the principal speaker. The splendid music,
enjoyed by the school children at small cost, was one of the
achievements of the year.

A revision Committee was appointed and some changes made in the
Constitution and By-laws.

A luncheon was given at the Fairmont Hotel in honor of Mrs. Phillip
North Moore, the only woman on the Taft Peace Commission for a League of
Nations.

Two evenings were given at one of which Dr. Ian Stoughton Holborn of
Oxford lectured on "Socrates, the Greatest of Human Teachers," and at
the other Professor Charles Cazamian of the Department of English
Literature, University of Paris, on "France of Today and Tomorrow," and
Dr. Theodore Reinach, editor of "Gazette des Beaux Arts," on "Martyr
Monuments of France." Gentlemen were invited on both occasions.

A course of six lectures on Parliamentary Law was given free to all
members of the Federation who desired to attend, by the parliamentarian,
Mrs. Annie Little Barry.

The Federation is a member of the California Conference of Social
Agencies, the County Council of Defense and the National Child Labor
Association.

And now, as we are about to close the second administration of the City
and County Federation of Women's Clubs, may I add one tribute to our
President? She has given us faithfully, fairly and kindly, the best that
she was capable of and her administration speaks for itself.


"THE CITY AND COUNTY FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS" of San Francisco

REPORT OF AUDITOR

MRS. LOUIS HERTZ

The books of the treasurer have been examined and found to be accurate
in every detail. They show a balance of $902.56 in the General Fund and
$4,260.34 in the New Outside Inn account.

 

Transcribed by Elaine Sturdevant

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