GFWC Southside Woman's Club of Jacksonville "Women Inspiring Community Spirit"
     GFWCSouthside Woman's Club of Jacksonville "Women Inspiring Community Spirit"      

History by the Decade

1981 - 2000


1981     Our clubhouse was further beautified by the new draperies for the Departmental Room and a new rug for the foyer, purchased by funds donated in memory of Mr. Elmer Norton. The grounds were made more attractive by planting a rose garden, honoring the club’s Past Presidents. An extra bingo night was added to increase philanthropic funds, and club donations to community needs were significantly increased.


1981-82     Major renovations and repairs to the club building were made. The parking lot was repaired and repaved, the driveway into the club property was regraded and repaved, and the retaining wall at the front of the club property was repaired and extended for the protection of the main lot. New tile flooring was laid in the foyer, hall, and the ladies' lounge; and the club building was freshly painted inside. The club won the District IV silver tray for achievement in the Fine Arts Festival and the State Convention saw our club bring home eight awards in Fine Arts, and a First Place award in the Citizenship Division, Public Affairs Program.


1982-83     Our club home was made more beautiful by the hanging of three lovely chandeliers in the Main Auditorium, and made more comfortable by installing a large exhaust fan In the Departmental Room. Elegant new stage draperies were installed, and a new storage room was built in a corner of the Boardroom. Sheer curtains were made for all doors on the building, and a new carpet for the club office was donated by Pat Jones. Our club received the Civic Round Table Award as the Outstanding Club with a membership of over 40 members. We tied for total number of award points with the St. Augustine Woman's Club at the District IV Arts Festival. Our Sally Foultz won the Best of Show award in photographic art al the FFWC Convention. Edna Oreair brought home two blue ribbons in the Professional Artists' division of the Art Show at Convention; and our Southside Woman's Club art instructor, Brenda Harris, was honored by having her seascape chosen as the President's Choice of all the artwork in the Convention Art displayed.


1983-84     At the beginning of this club year we replaced the large refrigerator in the kitchen. Additional major projects on our clubhouse were; replacing the front and back doors, the installation of smaller brass chandeliers in the Departmental Room to match the large chandeliers in the Auditorium, putting up an elegant new canopy over the front walkway, and putting urns on each side of the canopy for a finishing touch. Major repair work also had to be done on the east wall and windows of the building. At the FFWC Convention this year, the Southside Woman's Club received recognition for having one of the highest scores in the state on the FFWC Honor Points Award scores; we received, first place in the state on the FFWC Education Division, Scholarships, third place in the state in FFWC Health Division Awards; and Dot Horsfall again brought us distinction by winning three awards in Creative Writing at Convention. Betty Crumbly won a first place in photography, Elma Geoffrey won an award for her shell-craft entry, and Millie Colainni won second place in paper craft work.


1985     New drapes were installed in the Departmental Room. Energy efficient windows replaced our old antiquated ones. Many awards were won at the State Convention.


1986         Our beautiful new patio was added. We gave a big gala to celebrate the completion. The driveway was paved. Seven (7) scholarships were given.


1986-87    Further beautification of our clubhouse included the remodeling of our office with new drapes, wall papering, plush carpeting, and installing an intercom and front door safety lock for the protection of our ladies while alone in the building. Another highlight was the "Recycling Aluminum Cans" project started with all proceeds going to the First Coast Burn Foundation in memory of Darcy Satterfield.


1987-88    Our club year opened with the Outstanding Civic Award for the 1986·87 year presented by the Civic Round Table. We hosted the District IV Arts & Crafts Show. Charlotte Forbus Moody won a Best in Arts Division ribbon at FPWC Convention for her China Painting. The books were audited by IRS, and all was fine. Extensive plumbing work had to be done this year.


1988-89     The exterior of the building was sealed and painted. A new air conditioner was installed for the Departmental Room and foyer. A beautiful curio cabinet was purchased for the foyer. The club celebrated its 75th birthday in November.

 

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