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Activities of North Shore Clubs by Ruth Risley
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 30 Jan 1920, p. 6

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Members of the Evanston Political Equaliy League, including women from all of the north shore towns, will be intensely interest [sic] in the national suffrage convention to be held in Chicago next month. The convention, to be held in Chicago, February 12 to 18, will be the fifty-first annual gathering of the National American Women Suffrage association, and headquarters will be at the Congress hotel. Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout is chairman of the committee for local arrangements. The suffrage fashion pageant is being planned by Mrs. James W. Morrison, who has found many quaint costumes in her own attic and those of her friends which will be worn that evening to show the changing times of suffrage from the early days until the present time.
North Shore women will have a share in the Suffrage Card party to be held at the Evanston Woman's Club Thursday afternoon, February 3, at 2:30 o'clock, under the auspices of the Evanston Political Equality League. Mrs. Hope Thompson, who is secretary, and Mrs. C. C. Brackett, member of the board of directors of the league, are in charge of the sale of tickets in WIlmette.
Suffragists are making a supreme effort to complete ratification of the Suffrage Amendment, so that all the women of the United States can vote in the coming Presidential election. Twenty-six states have ratified, leaving ten still to act. As few legislatures meet in 1920, many special sessions of the state legislatures must be called this spring. Campaigns will be conducted in the necessary states and it is to raise funds for this ratification work, that the suffragists of the north shore are assisting in the card party.

The Alpha Phi luncheon will be held in Marshall Field's southeast tearoom on next Saturday, January 31, at 12:30 o'clock. Those desiring to attend are asked to respond to Miss Sarah Moulding, 5741 Kenmore avenue, Chicago.

The annual business meeting of the MacDowwel Musical Club was held Monday, January 26, at the home of Mrs. Arthur R. Dean, 441 Willow street, Winnetka. Officers for the ensuing year were elected. The following ticket was presented by the nominating committee and unanimously accepted: president, Mrs. Arthur R. Dean; secretary, Mrs. Robert Smith; treasurer, Mrs. Benjamin Kellum; program committee, Mrs. Roland Whitman, chairman; Mrs. Charles Byron, Mrs. John Hansel.

Mrs. Catherine Waugh McCuclloch will be the speaker at the meeting of the Winnetka Woman's Club to be held next Thursday afternoon, her subject being, "The Constitutional Convention." Preceding the program, which is under the direction of the Civics committee, there will be a short business meetin. The hostesses will be Mesdames John L. Hamilton, Francis A. Lackner and Harry C. Seymour.

At the meeting of the Wilmette Woman's club on Wednesday afternoon, Madame Marie Lydia Standish, diseuse, and Miss Emma Menke, pianist, appeared in recital in "The Folk-Lore of France in Poetry and Music." Madame Standish appeared in costumes of the various periods between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries, illustrating in song and story, traditions of the French from time to time.

Rev. Stephen A. Lloyd [Loyd sic], will give the third of his series of lectures before the Child and Home department of The Woman's club of Wilmette on Wednesday afternoon, February 4. His subject will be "Highways and Barridades," the open roads into life and thought of the child, and the obstacles temporary and permanent that are to be overcome. Mrs. P aul Lobanoff will be the hostess.

Mrs. W. Haven Jones was appointed chairman of the Ravinia committee for Wilmette, and it has been decided to make this committee a part of the Music department.

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Activities of North Shore Clubs by Ruth Risley