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Name Shirk, Mary Kimberly

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Image of JRM 1932-1935 - Junior Membership Records

JRM 1932-1935 - Junior Membership Records

Marie Land (Mrs. Edward) of Statesville, North Carolina, served from 1932 to 1935 as the first Chairman of the new GFWC Junior Department, which was established at the 1932 GFWC Convention in Seattle, Washington. Her administration theme was "The Interdependence of Juniors and Seniors." Vice-Chairman Mary Kimberly Shirk of Redlands, California, was the daughter of Helen Cheney Kimberly, who wrote the Junior Pledge. During her tenure on the committee, she promoted the use of the Pledge both nationally and internationally. In addition, regional chairmen were appointed. The Junior Membership Records, 1932-1935 consist of: Folder 1: Junior Department information leaflets, 1932-1935, incl

Image of JRM 1935-1938 - Junior Membership Records

JRM 1935-1938 - Junior Membership Records

Mary Kimberly Shirk (Mrs. Elbert W.) of Redlands, California, served from 1935 to 1938 as Chairman of the GFWC Department of Junior Clubwomen. Ruth McBride Powers (Mrs. Albert H.) of Powers, Oregon served as Vice-Chairman, and Louise Jones (Mrs. Rex L.) of Redlands, California, served as Junior Editor for the "General Federation Clubwoman." Projects encouraged by the Junior Membership Department during this administration included the Talking Books for the Blind, Mothercraft, Penny Art Fund, Highway Safety, Cancer Control Movement, and the Allied Youth Movement. In May 1938, at the GFWC Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, the assembled delegates voted to reduce the maximum age for Juni

Image of JRM 1944-1947 - Junior Membership Records

JRM 1944-1947 - Junior Membership Records

Miss Lillian Money of Ewing, Kentucky, served from 1944 to 1947 as Extension Secretary of the GFWC Junior Clubs Committee. Mary Shirk of Redlands, California, served as Junior Advisor, and Ellen St. John Barnwell of Georgia continued as Junior Editor. During this administration, the Junior Clubs Committee prepared several program bookets, including ones on The National Committee for Education on Alcoholism, Kits for Russion Families in support of U.S. Russian War Relief efforts, and Hobbies. The Junior Clubs Committee also worked closely with former Extension Secretary Frances Rogers, who served as the Chairman of the Youth Cooperation Committee. By 1946, the Youth Cooperation Commit

Image of CH CA 091 - Manuscript

CH CA 091 - Manuscript

The (CA) Junior Contemporary Club of Redlands, California, was established in 1916 by Helen Cheney Kimberly and Mary Kimberly Shirk. Records contain a photograph of Helen Cheney Kimberly and Mary Kimberly Shirk from an unidentified magazine, pamphlet, "Working Plan of Junior Section," and a notarized letter with the club's founding date, 11 March 1941.