Washington Women's History Consortium
Women's Clubs and Organizations
Genevieve Lockwood, President, 1955-1957
Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs
Mrs. C.M. Lockwood, Genevieve, the thirty-second President of the Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs, was born in
Kendrick, Idaho. She attended school in Lewiston, Idaho, and after high school she attended and graduated from Washington
She was a very talented lady and was a busy person. For several years, she helped edit and publish the Spokane Valley Herald,
taught school and helped supervise the harvest of many of their apple crops.
She was a dedicated clubwoman. As a community minded person, she worked as a Civil Defense Warden. She enjoyed
gardening, cooking, reading, knitting and bridge. The Lockwoods spent much time at their summer home on Priest Lake
with their family.
Mrs. Lockwood was elected President of WSFWC on May 11, 1955, at the State Convention in Yakima.
The theme for the 1955-57 administration was "With Courage and Understanding, We Face the Future."
October 11 and 12, 1955, the Fall Board Meeting was at the Methodist Church in Centralia. The theme was "Let's Put our
Dreams and our Schemes into Reality."
Mrs. Doumit, chairman of the Resolutions Committee, was asked to draw up a resolution requesting the State Parks Board to
furnish a museum and a permanent caretaker at the Federation Forest.
The 60th annual convention was in Seattle May 79, 1956, at the Olympic Hotel. The theme was "Blessings of Peace." Mrs.
Carroll E. Miller offered an informative talk on "Purpose, Policies and Programs of the General Federation of Women's Clubs."
The 1956 convention featured a post-convention tour to Hawaii. The special tour was for the convention goers, their family
One of the special events of the tour was to meet with the Hawaiian clubwomen. The Hawaiian Federation consisted of seven
clubs, with 200 members.
The 1956 Fall Board and Chairmen's Conference was in Ephrata, November 2-4. Children were all off to school, the canning was
done, the apples were picked and so there was time to think of Federation.
The short meeting was packed with ideas, good food and the special kind of Federation friendship that always characterized
The Department Chairmen gave their aims and goals to let all know what the clubs would be doing for the fall and winter and the
rest of this administration.
There were seven new clubs welcomed into the Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs, five of them were Junior Clubs.
The 61st Annual Convention was in the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, May 6-8, 1957. The theme was "With Courage and Understanding
The high point of the convention was an address by the Honorable Albert D. Rosellini, Governor of the State of Washington.
The last banquet was the Community Affairs Dinner featuring a 1956 scholarship winner, Mary Trepler. She spoke on "Teaching
Handicapped Children." A workshop on Community Planning was presented, plus the Community Service Awards funded by Sears
Roebuck Foundation were given.
The new officers were installed by Mrs. Milton Sutton, Past President of WSFWC.
The Washington Clubwoman Flight left June 13 for a Hawaiian Holiday for a mere $274 airfare. This wonderful trip was enjoyed
by many of the members.