Woman's Club of Downey
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The Woman's Club of Downey was established in 1898 by a group of local woman who called themselves "The Friday Afternoon Club". Seven charter members met in homes every Friday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. The motive set forth in the by-laws was to "promote the social moral, and intellectual interest of the community and to establish a public library."
1900 we became federated and affiliated with the California Federation of Women's Clubs.
1901 the Library started in the MacKellar home and was moved to a new clubhouse which was built at the cost of $1752.00.
1912 the meeting day was changed to Wednesday, and has remained our monthly meeting ever since.
1926 the Library had out grown its quarters and moved to a building on Downey Avenue. The Woman's Club donated their large collection of books.
1958 New Clubhouse Completed at present location
1968 Membership reached 500, and prospective members placed on a waiting list.
Today the Woman's Club of Downey is a thriving, energetic club that continues to promote the interests of the community. We are over 70 Members strong with a board of directors that is dedicated to the single purpose of promoting the public good while maintaining our Woman's Club into the next century.