Washington Women's History Consortium
Women's Clubs and Organizations
Shirley Phipps, Junior Director, 1978-1980
Washington State Federation of Junior Women's Clubs
"Aim High, Take Direct Path, Work Together, Positive Attitudes" was the message given all Juniors by Shirley Phipps of Spokane as she assumed the Directorship of the Washington State Juniors, May 7, 1978 in Spokane.
GUIDEPOSTS and the newsletter "Junior Memo" were received by each member by a $20 donation per club.
"Federation Fever" was the theme for the 1979 Olympia Convention, May 4-6. The special attraction was a tour of the Legislature and a tea at the Governor's ManSion.
At the 1979 convention, Marcia Glasson, Long Beach, was chosen as State Clubwoman of the Year. The Advisor of the Year was Barbara Waaner.
Shirley was a member of the Leadership Team which traveled to districts to provide training to WSFWC members.
Convention 1980 was honoring the "Best of the Best" at the Richland Hanford House, May 1-3. Jeanette Jester of Camas-Washougal Junior Woman's Club was named Clubwoman of the Year.
June found Shirley at the GFWC Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, running for GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. Junior members bagged ash from Mt. St. Helen's as favors for each of the junior attendees.
Six new junior clubs were added to the ranks during Shirley's administration. One general club was established during this administration through the efforts of the juniors. Membership was a focus as well as leadership development.