Washington Women's History Consortium
Women's Clubs and Organizations
Mickie Foos, Junior Director, 1956-1958
Washington State Federation of Junior Women's Clubs
Mrs. Paul Foos of Spokane became Junior Director. The 12-point Merit Award took the place of the 100% Honor Roll.
The American Home Chairman urged clubs to enter the Junior Clubwoman of the Year contest, and the Blind Welfare Chairman recommended the Junior Membership present either a Braille writer or typewriter to an outstanding student at the Blind School. The money for this was to come from the Student Betterment Fund only after support of the pre-school clinic was deducted.
Spokane was the site of the 1957 convention where Mrs. Lloyd Brown was named State Clubwoman of the Year.
An all-time high 162,603 stamps were collected. Washington State was the only state extended the special consideration of using all stamps and donations for their own VA hospitals.
The May 1958 convention reported 75 clubs with a paid membership of 1,497. Mrs. Vernon King of Kelso was chosen as State Clubwoman of the Year.
Nylons were sent to Japanese widows and $243.15 was given to foreign exchange students. 245,265 stamps and $123.34 in cash donations surpassed previous collections. Juniors gave $6014.88 and 16,860 hours directly to Youth and Welfare projects. Juniors committed themselves to support "Quarters for Headquarters." Each club was expected to send $1 towards the purchase of a new canopy at National Headquarters.