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Name Houde, Mary Jean

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Image of CON 1966.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

CON 1966.06 - Convention and Meeting Records

The Diamond Jubilee Convention and Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting of General Federation of Women's Clubs was held 5-10 June 1966 in Chicago, Illinois at the Conrad Hilton Hotel. The GFWC Convention Records, 1966 consist of a call to convention letter containing proposed amendments, registration forms, a list of rules for candidates, a convention program, the report and audit of the treasurer, Susie Martin, and invitations and programs from various banquets during the Diamond Jubilee Celebration. The records also include a pamphlet from the GFWC Clean Air Show Me Tour that took place 11 June 1966 and was sponsored by the Chicago Department of Air Pollution Control.

Image of MAG 1982.12 - Magazine Collection

MAG 1982.12 - Magazine Collection

General Federation Clubwoman, November-December 1982 Contents: President's page/ by Juanita Martin Bryant; p.4. Sara Lou Brown: a woman of spirit and courage/ by Joan Davis Berger Multiple Sclerosis/ by LeAnn Kihle; p.6. Wising up: setting goals for getting ahead/ by Jo Foxworth; p.7. Home Life; p.10. What makes a house a home?/ by LeAnn Kihle; p.10. Traditions that bind/ by Nancy Creekmore; p.11. Volunteering for life and health/ by Bonnie Pritchard; p.12. Women and aging/ by Shawn Hausman; p.13. Financial planning is a must for women/ by Shelby Hamlett; p.14. Quality nutrition for all/ by Shelby Hamlett; p.15. The special olympics: a fund raising campaign/ by Elizabeth Powe

Image of JRM 1962-1964 - Junior Membership Records

JRM 1962-1964 - Junior Membership Records

Maxine S. Scarbro (Mrs. James A.) of Montgomery, West Virginia, served from 1962-1964 as GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. During the 1962-1964 administration, these GFWC program departments each had a Junior Chairman: Conservation, Peggy G. Sammons (Mrs. Thomas) of Swainsboro, Georgia; Education, Jane Lee Nosal (Mrs. Paul) of Bethpage, NY; Fine Arts, Phyllis Jay Dudenhoffer (Mrs. William) of Jonesboro, Indiana; Home Life, Mrs. David Perkins of Entiat, Washington; International Affairs, Jeri J. Winger (Mrs. Wendell) of Springville, Utah; Public Affairs, Judy Harrison (Mrs. Gene C.) of Cedarburg, Wisconsin; Council of International Clubs, and Ethel B. Mahon (Mrs. John G.) of Jacksonville, Flo

Image of JRM 1964-1966 - Junior Membership Records

JRM 1964-1966 - Junior Membership Records

Mary Jean Houde (Mrs. Thomas R.) of Kankakee, Illinois, served from 1964-1966 as GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. Myrtle Young (Mrs. George) served as Junior Conference Secretary. During the 1964-1966 administration, these GFWC program departments each had a Junior Chairman: Conservation, Miss Evelyn Farley of Plainville, Connecticut; Education, Barbara Wade (Mrs. Gentry) of Saratoga, California; Fine Arts, Edna Springer (Mrs. Harold) of Clarksburg, West Virginia; Home Life, Jeanenne Morrow (Mrs. James R.) of Birmingham, Alabama; International Affairs, Christine Badger (Mrs. Robert L.), 1964-1965, and Judy Harrison (Mrs. Gene C.) of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, 1965-1966; Public Affairs, Mrs. Jess

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AV 017 - Film

Jacquelyn Pierce tells the history of the GFWC by taking on the personas of important GFWC clubwomen, including Jane Cunningham Croly, Charlotte Emerson Brown, Jane Adams, Emma Fox, and Sarah A. Whitehurst. Jacquelyn draws references from Mary Jean Houde's "Reaching Out" and describes how a federation of women's clubs formed out of the Sorosis club in the late nineteenth-century and morphed into one of the world's largest women's volunteer organizations.

Image of CONV 1973.09 - Convention and Meeting Photographs

CONV 1973.09 - Convention and Meeting Photographs

The 1973 Board of Directors meeting took place Sept. 9-13 in Scottsdale, Arizona at Mountain Shadows Hotel. Board of Directors Meeting - 1973

Image of PROG 1964-1966.01 - Program Photograph Collection

PROG 1964-1966.01 - Program Photograph Collection

The September 1965 GFWC Board meeting was held in San Antonio, Texas. Following the meeting, on 17 September 1965, GFWC President Margaret Hasebroock and GFWC Director of Junior Clubs Mary Jean Houde led a group of GFWC members to Mexico to witness the dedication of "The School of the Little Bells" in El Ocote in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, about 40 miles from Mexico City. The dedication took place on September 18, 1965. "Operation Little Bells" was a special CARE project adopted by GFWC's Junior membership during the 1964-1966 administration. GFWC Juniors raised more than $40,000 and built five schools in rural Mexico. Money for the school in El Ocote was raised by the GFWC Junior m

Image of PRES 1974-1976.35 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

PRES 1974-1976.35 - International Presidents Photograph Collection

Portrait of Mary Katharine Barnes Miller, thirtieth international president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 1974-1976. Miller is shown with Richard W. Velde, Administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration and Mary Jean Houde, GFWC chairman of Public Affairs and director of the "Hands Up" crime reduction project.

Image of CONV 1977.06 - Convention and Meeting Photographs

CONV 1977.06 - Convention and Meeting Photographs

The 86th Annual Convention took place June 4-9, 1977 in Seattle, Washington at the Olympic Hotel. The Convention theme was " Responsible Interaction-Worldwide." "International Federations and Clubs join with us to create awareness of our worldwide interdependence for food, environment, energy-and for our humanitarian, consumer and cultural needs." - Jerri Wagner

Image of CONV 1978.06 - Convention and Meeting Photographs

CONV 1978.06 - Convention and Meeting Photographs

The 87th Annual Convention took place June 5-9, 1978 in Phoenix, Arizona at The Hyatt Regency. The Convention theme was "Activate the Potential."