This is a brief history of when the Woman’s Club was started and continues as of today.
The Club began on May 25, 1950 and convened on the second floor of the old Borough Building on Market Street in Camp Hill. Much to the surprise of those who had the idea for the organization of the Club, there were 67 young women who were interested in joining the Club. These women were all residents of Camp Hill. By the second year, we had to relocate and moved to various other locations in the Borough and finally in October,1996 we returned to a brand new Borough Building.
After our beginning in 1950, our membership was opened to women in surrounding communities and the membership grew to approximately 215 members by 1954-1955 and continued to grow to approximately 300 members with a waiting list of ten applicants by 1959.
The object of the Club was to develop educational, civic, and social interests of its members, and to contribute to the communities throughout the area. It has continued to be a philanthropic organization since the very beginning with many fundraising projects.
It took much planning and organization of all Club members to make the Club successful. It proved to be very worthwhile with hard work and cooperation of all the members. Today it has become an outstanding part of the community. If you talk to any of the older members of our Club you will learn of the many projects that helped make the Club what it is today.
This year we are focused on increasing our membership rolls. Please contact us for more information and find us on Facebook.