Washington Women's History Consortium
Women's Clubs and Organizations
Mrs. Marion C. Edwards, Junior Director, 1948-1950
Washington State Federation of Junior Women's Clubs
Forty-two clubs comprised the Juniors under Mrs. Verb Hayes' leadership.
Mrs. Edwards of the Puget Sound District served as President. There were 53 Junior Clubs with 1,373 members.
Clubs continued their work for the blind by giving parties for the blind, selling "white canes," helping the blind with clothes, education, etc.
Clubs donated Christmas packages to rural American schools in Tennessee as part of the Save the Children Federation. The Junior President was a member of the state committee for Save the Children Federation.
The Juniors created a new department for better study of Conservation of Natural Resources.
The 1949 convention was in Everett. Since there was no Junior Club there. a Sub Junior group offered to give a luncheon or fireside. Convention expenses for 1949 came to $44.12. The treasury had $209.59 and it was proposed to raise the dues to 65 cents per capita.
It was reported under American Home that the pictures or slides of the American Family contest would be sent abroad to show how America lives.
The National Junior Project this administration was Stamps for the Wounded and by 1950 members were allowed to send money as well as stamps and albums.
Eight new clubs were added but only three, TriPlex of Pomeroy, Sorosis of Clarkston and Kalama, had completed their WSFWC affiliation.
Convention in 1950, was in Spokane, with 102 attending. Dr. William Strunk of UPS was a speaker on "Our Heritage," stressing the need for better conservation of our natural resources.
Convention expenses that year doubled to $98.89.
Mrs. Edwards attended the GFWC convention in Florida.