A group that has been holding meetings in Cooperstown since 1922 will have its final get-together on Tuesday.
Declining membership means that the Womenâs Club of Cooperstown will hold its last meeting at 2 p.m. May 9 at the Christ Church Parish House at 69 Fair St. in Cooperstown.
The Womanâs Club of Cooperstown was organized at a tea at the New Fenimore Hotel on Jan. 11, 1922, through the efforts of Mrs. W.T. Hyde and Mrs. H.L. Kimball, according to a media release. About 100 attended this meeting. At its second meeting, nearly 200 women attended, with 143 of them having them already paid their annual dues of $1.
By the spring of 1922 club activities included a recreation class every Monday night, either a dramatic class or a current literature class every Tuesday night, a current events class Wednesday afternoon, and needlework on Thursday evening, the release said.
The club also established a kindergarten in 1926, a free exam for babies in 1929, aided the library, helping save it in 1939, contributed to the homefront effort during World War II, hosted a blood bank, and more, the release said.
âOver the years, many women have worked tirelessly for the club and their efforts have not gone unrecognized,â the release said. â And while the Womenâs Club has had a venerable history, the time has come for the club to disband as both membership and activities have declined markedly.â
At the clubâs last meeting, Karen Katz will present a program, originally scheduled for the March meeting, titled âMaking Memories and Updating Your Costume Jewelry.â Following the program, the club will celebrate its long history with an old-fashioned ice cream social. Those attending are asked to bring ice cream, toppings, cookies and any other goodies to share.
For more information, call President Sue Miosek at 547-2423.Â Â