Divide Women's Club

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About

MISSION STATEMENT

 

The Divide Women's Club mission is to provide a venue for monthly meetings in which local women may congregate for the purpose of addressing the diverse needs of our community, including education, preserving natural resources, encouraging healthy lifestyles, working on behalf of the elderly and people with disabilities, advocating for issues of concern to women, children and families, and supporting participation in the arts.


HISTORY & ACTIVITIES

Founded in 1927, the Divide Women’s Club, a.k.a Cool Study Club, has been addressing the diverse needs of our community, including education, preserving natural resources, encouraging healthy lifestyles, working on behalf of the elderly and people with disabilities, advocating for issues of concern to women, children and families, and supporting participation in the arts.



Our accomplishments include the following: 

· Instrumental in the installation of the traffic light at Highways 49 and 193.


·  Publishing the book A Country Woman Remembers by Lillian LaFaille


·  Inaugurated the Lillian LaFaille Creative Writing Award for a Golden Sierra High School student based on his or her body of works for the year.  This continues to be awarded annually.


·  Have speakers at our regular monthly meetings promoting women’s health, safety, gardening, exercise, art, arts and crafts and other topics of interest.


·  Raising money to provide annual scholarships for deserving seniors graduating from Golden Sierra High School.  The Club has been able to provide $4,000 to $6000 annually in scholarships.


·  Collecting toiletries for the Wellness Center, the Women’s Center, and Operation Mom for our overseas troops.




The Club draws membership from, and serves, the communities of Cool, Pilot Hill, Garden Valley, Greenwood, and Georgetown and currently has approximately 45 members.



The Club meets all requirements for federal tax exemption per 501C3.