Washington Women's History Consortium
Women's Clubs and Organizations
Betty Salvini, Junior Director, 1954-1956
Washington State Federation of Junior Women's Clubs
Mrs. James Salvini asked Mrs. Ralph Campbell to serve as Advisor.
To attain a uniform organization in all states, GFWC requested the group become the Junior Membership of the Washington State.Federation of Women's Clubs, and have but one state federation. This was done to eliminate confusion within their own organization and improve public relations. WSFWC changed its bylaws making "Junior President" the "Director of Junior Clubs," and Junior Federation became Junior Membership of WSFWC. The Junior Director became a voting member of the WSFWC Executive Board, and District Directors became voting members of District Boards.
Membership grew to 1,700 in 79 clubs in the state.
Mid-Year Board meetings had worked their way down the calendar from March to October, and it was decided that conventions should be in May, rather than June.
Blind work continued - a tape recorder and electric organ were purchased for the school. The pre-school clinic continued and an "adoption" program started for forgotten children at the school.
Two hundred thirty eight Juniors attended the convention in Yakima and voted to spend $200 for a Children's Prayer Book, compiled and printed by the American Home Chairman.
Six nursing scholarships were given during these two years.
Thirty clubs sent 4,830 pounds of surplus food to Korea through CARE.
A combined Conservation/International Relations project was voted as a state project - "Plows for Progress."
At the 21st Convention in Seattle, 73 clubs had paid dues on 1,618 members and 217 were in attendance.
$127.49 was donated to the Camp Mamitowiash Building Fund (for crippled children and adults.)
Advisor pins were available for the first time. Clubs were urged to send chairmen to the Conservation Workshop in Spokane. 93,751 stamps were collected.
Mrs. Salvini was the first Junior leader in Washington to attend a GFWC board meeting. She also attended one GFWC Convention in Philadelphia in May of 1955.