Washington Women's History Consortium
Women's Clubs and Organizations
Marjorie Anderson, President, 1968-1970
Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs
The 39th President of WSFWC, Marjorie Anderson, was married to Norman B. Anderson, an electronics engineer. They had one daughter.
She was very active in the Seattle Federation serving as President. She started the Presidents Emeritus Club and was an active
member of the Coterie Club of Seattle. She served on the Women's Division of the Governor's Committee on the Employment of the
She was elected President at the 1968 convention in Bellingham.
A Conservation Workshop was in August with 85 in attendance and the Fall Board Meeting was in Yakima.
The state convention in 1969, opened on May 9, in Wenatchee at the Cascadian Hotel. The convention included a tour of Rocky
Resolutions presented concerned the following: Order in our Schools and Strengthening Family Responsibilities.
A Parliamentary Workshop was presented by Irma Grace Henderson and a Public Speaking Workshop was given by Kathy Estep.
Mrs. J. J. McCulloch, WSFWC Historian, spoke on the History of Womanhood.
A tea, sponsored by Atlantic Richfield Company, took place at the Central Christian Church, with Richfield Awards being presented.
Conservation Workshop was at the Ocean Park Methodist Church June 22-24.
The Fall Conference and Board Meeting were in Ellensburg, October 1-2. The theme was "Forward Together."
A Declaration from Governor Dan Evans was read stating the month of May would be known as Washington State Federation of
Women's Clubs Month.
A letter was read in regard to a bequest made by Mrs. Irene Jones that an amount of $2,000 would be paid into the Educational
The following GFWC Resolutions were presented to the convention body with the approval of the Executive Board: Architectural
Barriers, Credit and Installment Buying, Use and Control of Chemical Pesticides, National Forest Jurisdiction, Water Crisis,
Wilderness, Clean Environment, International Family Day, Prayer in Space, and Postal Reform.
The 74th annual convention of the WSFWC was in Yakima, May 6-8, 1970. Theme for the meeting was "Challenge of the Moon Walk Era."
A tour of the Yakima Valley Frontier Museum followed a Parliamentary Workshop.
State Representative Sid Morrison spoke on "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch."
Washington State Pharmaceutical Association representative spoke on "Drugs and Delinquency."
Resolutions were presented on the following: Education for Good Outdoor Manners, adopted; Lowering Voting Age to 19 Years,
not adopted; and Drug Abuse, adopted as amended.
Joint workshops took place with the Junior Membership concerning Press Relations, New Members, Club Program Planning through
Departments, Finances, Scholarships, Districts, and Community Improvement Program (CIP).
A total of 258 members were registered.
The Federated Woman's Club of West Seattle was a national finalist in the CIP contest.
Mrs. Horace Thomas was installed as WSFWC President in a joint installation ceremony.
Marjorie Anderson spent her last moments among her friends. She passed away peacefully on April 30, 1983, at the WSFWC
Convention in Bellevue. She was honored at the Friday night banquet, where she was presented a Red Rose, the official
Federation Flower from the State Federation.