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Catalog Number CONV 1981.06
Collection Convention and Meeting Photographs
Title 1981 Convention
Photographer Ray Herbert Atlantic City, NJ

Ray Herbert Atlantic City,
Place Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Date 1981
Description The 90th Annual Convention took place June 8-11, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the Five Seasons Center Complex.

The Convention theme was "GFWC Blueprint-21st Century."

"We no longer make apologies for the cartoon character of the past - shown in a flowered hat, gavel in hand, carrying on the meeting with her mouth open and her mind closed. She has been replaced by the action-packed, midi-skirted, maxi-brained GFWC clubwoman of today - pictured holding a blueprint instead of a tea cup, and the blueprint she holds is the mold for the 21st Century. Today we live with the challenge of the future, and you are at the drawing board." - Marijo Shide.

Notes Image 1:Procession of state and international flags.

Image 2:Honorary President and GFWC Consultant Mildred Ahlgren and unidentified woman with plaques.

Image 3:Honorary President Mary Elizabeth Sewards Quint addresses the delegates.

Image 4:International President Marijo Shide (right) greets international delegates.
People Ahlgren, Mildred Carlson
Shide, Marijo
Quint, Mary Elizabeth Sowards
Search Terms Iowa
GFWC International President
International clubs