1971 - 1980
1973 America was rocked by Watergate Investigation, but our club stood up to searching investigation by FFWC officers and chairmen to win 40 awards at the State Convention, and to win Best in the District for overall programs! 10,000 volunteer hours by club members won us further community recognition and another EVE award! FFWC's Diamond Jubilee Convention, and for Mother of the Year Day.
1973-76 Many improvements were added to our clubhouse through the efforts of club members, the Korn Kob Klan, and the Southside Juniors.
1976-77 Installed posts along front drive, building painted on inside, new air conditioner in main auditorium and hotel style air conditioner in office, new bingo sign, three new lace tablecloths, new turn-table, replaced sofa & chair, purchased and installed microphone in Departmental Room.
1977-78 We added our support to the State's Five Star Program (We had supported the Four Foundation Program since its beginning), and we cooperated on the State's Pennies for People Program. These efforts resulted in an award to our club of $3,500 from the Department of Forestry for the establishment of park in the Jacksonville area. The club held their first “Senior Citizens Day.”
1978-79 Further improvements to the club home included purchase of new kitchen and office equipment, new tables and chairs, and the remodeling of the bathrooms in the building.
1979-80 The outside of the building was painted, and the roof was repaired. We sailed through an audit with I.R.S. and won a hearing with county and state regarding unemployment compensation. Donations were made to: Prevent Blindness, Leukemia, Humane Society and Meals on Wheels. We awarded five scholarships.