From the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club:
The GFWC Florida Federation was created on April 24, 1895, and the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club celebrated the anniversary with a Health Fair and 1895 Federation ceremony, meeting and luncheon on April 25.
Board members dressed as they would have in the early 1800s. They wore long skirts, long sleeved blouses, cameo jewelry and hats. The luncheon was a replica of typical lunches served then: ham and cucumber sandwiches; deviled eggs; pickles; raw carrots; celery; and iced tea and Coca-Cola for drinks, which were popular then. A cake was served for desert.
Club members were awarded certificates and pins for their years of service to GFWC. GFWC Florida Federation 1895 Society Chairwoman and Tampa Woman's Club member Pat Keel was in attendance at the event. Highlights of the meeting were the March Member of the Month award to Irene Bosek and acknowledgment of 50-year GFWC member .
The GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club is devoted to community service, personal growth and the development of friendships. As members, they work together in the spirit of friendship and service to better the quality of life in Temple Terrace and the world. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, except in June and July when there are no meetings. For more information, visit the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club online.