The Century Chest Collection

New Century Club

(Transcribed from the original)

1900-01
NEW CENTURY CLUB.

CLUB MOTTO
"THOUGHT BELONGS TO HIM WHO ENTERTAINS IT"
-EMERSON

FLOWER: CHRYSANTHEMUM
COLOR: YELLOW AND WHITE

OFFICERS:
PRESIDENT - MRS. GEO. GARDNER
VICE-PRESIDENT - MRS. W. RICHARDSON
SECRETARY - MRS. OSCAR LEE
TREASURER - MRS. IRVINE FULLER

ORGANIZED 1900
OCTOBER 31. - Germany
Geographically considered, Size, Position, Resources, Flora,
Fauna, Cities and Rivers.

NOVEMBER 7. - William II; the Man and the Monarch.
German Customs and Costumes. German Home Life.
-By Mrs. George Gardner.

The position of the Women of Germany.
-By Mrs. O'Neil.

NOVEMBER 14. - The German Army and Navy.
Religion and Education in Germany.
The River Rhine and Scenery.
Berlin, The.

NOVEMBER 21. - Germany. Frederick III.
Talk on Bismarck - By Mrs. Vickers.
An account of the North German Federation.
Franco-Prussian War. Cause and Result.
Battle of Sedan.

NOVEMBER 28. - Germany.
Law-making Body.
National Song and Floral Emblem.
Musicians - Wagner, Liszt, Von Bulow, Shuman, Shubert.
Reading from Amy Fay's Life in Germany.
-By Mrs. M. L. Smith

DECEMBER 5. - As You Like It.
Date.
Source.
History of Play.
Outline of Play.
Readings from Acts I and II.
Conversation.

December 12. - Critical Readings from Acts III, IV, and V.
Character Sketches.
Rosalind, Celia, Orlando, Jacques, Touchstone.

DECEMBER 19. - Christmas and New Years in different Countries.
The True Spirit of Christmas Giving.
Readings from Dickens "Christmas Carols."

JANUARY 2. - France.
Geographically Considered. Size. Position. Resources.
Rivers and Cities.
Present Government.
President Loubet - The Man and the President.
-By Mrs. Clegern.

JANUARY 9. - Law-making Body of France.
French Home Life.
Character of the People.
The French Woman compared with the American Woman.
-By Mrs. Fuller.
National Song and Floral Emblem.
-By Mrs. Gates.

JANUARY 16. - France.
Art and Literature in the 19th Century.
Talk on Rosa Bonheur
-By Mrs. Hess.
Millet.
Characteristics of French Literature.
Victor Hugo - Man and Writer.
Readings from Elbert Hubbard's "Journeys to the Homes of Good and Great Men."
-By Mrs. Trueblood.

MARCH 6. - Macbeth.
Conversation.
Date.
Source of play.
Name characters in order of comparison.
Critical readings from Acts I and II.

MARCH 13. - Critical Readings from Acts III, IV and V.
Character Studies
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
-By Mrs. Lytle.

MARCH 20 - Discussion of Play and its Teachings.
Was Lady Macbeth chiefly to blame for Macbeth's Crimes?
-By Mrs. O'Neil.
Discussion.
Is the play of Macbeth true to History?

MARCH 27. - Go as You Please Day.
If you were not yourself who would you wish to be?

APRIL 3. - Household Economics.
The building of the home.
From cellar to Attic.
Paper - The use and abuse of Ornamentation
-By Mrs. Lee.
Discussion of the paper by Club.
Homekeeping vs Housekeeping.

APRIL 10. - Physiological effects of light and heat.
Paper - Sunshine the Light and Life-giver
-By Mrs. W. Richardson.
Ventilation and Plumbing.

APRIL 17. - Flour and other prepared Cereals,
Bread, the staff of Life.
Bread of different Nations.
Paper - The Chemistry of bread making
-By Mrs. Sipes.

APRIL 24. - Coffee - It's History and Usage.
How to make a good cup of Coffee
-By Mrs. Wetzel
Tea, Chocolate and Cocoa.

MAY 2. - Housekeeping in the 20th Century
-By Mrs. Stafford.
How to serve a dinner.
The Servant problem.
How shall we solve it?
-By Mrs. Wand.
Discussion by Club.

MAY 8. - Election of officers.
Plans for the summer.
Social afternoon.

CONSTITUTION OF THE NEW CENTURY CLUB.
ARTICLE I.
This club shall be known as "The New Century club" and its object shall be the study of Literature and the free discussion of any subject, coming before the meeting for the purpose of diffusing knowledge among its members.
ARTICLE II.
SECTION I. The Officers of Association shall consist of President, Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer.
SECTION II. These Officers shall serve a term of eight months being elected by ballot at the last meeting of the year, but shall not enter upon the discharge of their duties until the first meeting of the ensuing year.
SECTION III. The duties of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be such as usually pertains to those officers in similar organizations
SECTION IV. All Committies (sic) shall be appointed by the President.
ARTICLE III.
This club shall meet every Wednesday Afternoon at 3 p.m. The President shall be authorized to call special meetings upon the request of any five members of the Club
ARTICLE IV.
SECTION I. The name of a candidate for membership shall be presented in writing signed by the member presenting it, and two other members of the Association. No member shall present more than one name in one year.
SECTION II. Names of candidates shall be voted on by ballot at the next meeting following the one on which they are presented, three negatives shall exclude candidate from membership.
SECTION III. No lady shall be considered a member of the Association until she shall have pledged herself to perform all duties assigned her by the president.
ARTICLE V.
All members shall pay a semi-annual fee of one dollar into the treasury of the Club.
ARTICLE VI
The Constitution and accompanying By-Laws may be amended upon a two third's vote of all the members present at any regular meeting of the Association, or upon a two-third's vote of all members present at a special meeting called for that purpose, notice to amend having been given at a previous meeting.
BY-LAWS,
No. 1. The membership shall be limited to twenty-five. The Association shall in all its deliberations be governed by "The Woman's Manuel Parliamentary Usages" by H. Shaltuck.
No. 2. A majority of the members present shall constitute a Quorum for the transaction of business.
No. 3. Each member at roll call shall respond with a current item. Any member being tardy shall be fined five cents.
No. 4. Any member who absents herself from three consecutive regular meetings, without an excuse which shall be deemed valid by the President, thereby loses her membership.
No. 5. Any person who has lost her membership may be restored only through the regular channels of admission.
No. 6. Members having guests from out of town may bring them to all meetings, but visitors from the city are excluded, unless, specifically invited by a vote of the Association.
CLUB MEMBERS.
MESDAMES:  FRANK O'NEIL,
GEORGE WHEELER,
W. A. VICKERS,
A. W. HOLLAND,
GEORGE GARDNER,
H.W. CLEGERN,
W. RICHARDSON,
OSCAR GRANT LEE,
E. C. TRUEBLOOD,
A. M. EASTLAND,
ARTHUR MORRISON,
E. W. HAMILTON,
R. E. STAFFORD,
W. L. BRACHT,
I. R. FULLER,
M. H. SMITH,
M. L. SMITH,
GEORGE D. LYTLE,
JOHN WAND,
J. J. WETZEL,
J. A. McCORNACK,
S. E. KNOX,
JASPER SIPES,
NEWTON GATES,
J. H. HESS.

Messages of Past Presidents:
Few of us realize the wonderful privilege of living.
How long we shall live is in the power of others, but it is in our own, how well -
Nothing brings peace but the triumph of principles.
Ottilie A. Gardner
(Mrs. Geo. E. Gardner)
1900-02.

"The glory of a country is in its home, which contains the true elements of national vitality, and are the embodied type of heaven."
Eoline Lytle
(Mrs. Geo D Lytle)
1902-03.

The Ideal Woman's Club benefits the civilization of its time.
Mrs. Arthur Morrison.
President.
1903-05.

It is but fitting, that women, organized for enlightenment - for progress - should portray the spirit of this new century - namely, that all truest self-culture comes thro helping others.
Greatest lessons are not gleaned from books alone. The best club work should and does bring higher ideals - broader views of life - keener appreciation of the good found in all - and a clearer belief that there should be - "In essentials, unity - In non-essentials, liberty -In all things - Charity.
Mrs. Grace Carithers Allen.
(Mrs. Charles D.)
He needs no other rosary whose thread of life is strung with beads of love and thought.
Mrs. Warren K. Snyder.
1906-1907.
In the present generation there are four great things that rests primarily and almost solely upon a woman's shoulders: - (1) Foodstuff buying. (2) House management -(3) Home making (4) Child training. In each of these she is supreme in her field, touching every important phase of American life today, and her greatest aid comes from the Club influence that makes for her a wider view, a greater usefulness, and nobler womanhood.
Mrs. Sallie Henley. Stubblefield.
1907-1908.

Dear New Century Club of 2013: -
I am sure you have a beautiful club house of your own ere this and fear you cannot realize the aspirations and struggles that were the chief characteristics of my term as president in 1908-1909. A free site in Las Vegas offered by Mr. Classen and [unintelligible]in site on Broadway Circle received some consideration. But our women had not yet learned to follow one leadership, forget  [unintelligible] differences and all work together on a given object. Mrs. Frank Mulky.

Most notable year indeed, following wise, able leaders through [unintelligible] France and seeing Italy culling the best from the Old Masters. Again of loving service duly appreciated by [unintelligible] woman Great lessons in useful Philosophy a broader clarity, loftier, holier Ideals - a deeper, richer weaving of the friendship  of by [unintelligible] and so passed, all too quickly, one happy year serving The New Century Club- Next to The Church we believe Woman's Clubs are doing most to uplift and Universally better humanity -
Most Sincerely
Harriette Coffey Hawk
(Mrs. J Watson Hawk)
1909-10

Do something worth living for, worth dying for; do something to show that you have a mind and heart, and a soul within you.
1910-1911 - Mrs. W. C. Richardson.

I never wanted to live so much as I do now. I want to live forever. I want to see the progress of the age. I want to see the end of all organized systems of wrong and oppression.
1911 to 1912
1912 to 1913
Mrs. Ida Melinda Cunningham Shear.

Tenth Anniversary
1912-1913
NEW CENTURY CLUB OKKLAHOMA CITY
OUR OFFICERS 12/13
CLUB HISTORY
MEMBERSHIP ROLL 1900 TO 1913

Of all the golden fancies
Than hang on memory's wall,
The ones of the New Century Club
Seemeth the best of all.

Our friendships are loyal and true
And we search for knowledge together
Civic, religion and educational "we do
Come out in all kinds of weather.

And ponder the depths of current events
Nothing daunts us, we banded forever
To uplift woman's sphere, death only prevents
Our determined persistent, endeavor

We speak boastfully, when we declare
Our officers, none could be better,
Mrs. Shear, our President, so gentle and fair,
She guides us aright, to the letter.

Mrs. Fulton our Vice, so staunch and true
When duty calls, always on hand.
Mrs. Loony, our Secretary, just "true blue"
The Very best one in the land

With Mrs. Hill, our treasury is always replete,
She can pay out all our memory and still keep sweet
Mrs. Miller, sends messages, near and far,
Concerning our events, we think she is a star

For Parliamentary ruling, Mrs. Gates has us in charge.
But we are so well trained her task is not so large
Mrs. Royer is our critic, of her we are very fond,
Also our historian, Mrs. Wand.

Mrs. Atwood is our director to City Federation,
We offer a salute, she has our admiration
For she stands at the head of that organization,
Which for its great work in the city, has our approbation.

So here's to the Club, the New Century Club.
May our children, and their posterity
Keep up our record
Raise high our standard
Till our song shall be sung in eternity

EXECUTED BY
F.B. KOOCK - ARTIST PENMAN
HILL'S BUS COLL. APR. 17 - 1913

1900-1901
Charter Members
"Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold."

Mesdames:
W. L. Bracht
H. C. Clegern
A. M. Eastland
F. R. Fuller
Geo. E. Gardner
Newton F. Gates
J. H. Hess
E. W. Hamilton
A. N. Holland
S. E. Knox
Geo. D. Lytle
Oscar. G. Lee
J. A. McCornack
Arthur Morrison

Mesdames:

Frank O'Neil
W. C. Richardson
Jasper Sipes
W. H. Smith
M. L. Smith
R. E. Stafford
E. C. Trueblood
W. A, Vickers
John Wand
J. S. Wetzel
Geo. Wheeler

Cradle Roll 1910
"God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race: to enlarge our hearts and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion, and to bring 'round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles and loving, tender hearts. My soul blesses the great father, every day, that He has gladdened the earth with little children."
-Mary Howitt
CRADLE ROLL
George Elsworth Gardner, Jr.
Cornelia Virginia Eastland
Philip Leahman Van Meter
* R. A. Clarkson Vick
Ruth Catherine Jenkins
Mary Francis Hawk
Mary McClure
Helene Louise Garner
Elizabeth Pendleton Atwood
Lilias Watkins Scales
Emly Eugenia Stafford

*Deceased.

1901-1902
CLUB MEMBERS.
MESDAMES: FRANK O'NEIL, 207 W 3rd.
GEORGE WHEELER, 137 W 2nd.
GEORGE GARDNER, 119 W 6th
H. W. CLEGERN, 120 W 3rd
W. RICHARDSON, 11 E 6th.
A. M. EASTLAND, 326 E 4th.
ARTHUR MORRISON, 315 E 5th.
E. W. HAMILTON, 110 E 4th.
W. O. CHURCH, 210 E 2nd.
JNO. W. HAWK, 422 E 10th.
J. S. HART, 321 W 5th.
FESTUS GARUTHERS, 121 W 3rd.
DR. COIL, 918 Broadway.
ALTA E. CULLEN, 108 ½ Main.
J. A. JULIAN, 221 W 5th.
PHIL KRAMER 121 W 4th.
E. H. MAUPIN, 136 W 5TH.
CHAS. O'NEAL,
R. E. STAFFORD, 114 E 2nd.
W. L. BRACHT, 224 W 6th.
I. R. FULLER, 4TH St.
M. L. SMITH, 436 W 6th.
GEORGE D LYTLE, 401 Frisco.
JOHN WAND, 112 W 3rd.
J. J. WETZEL, 121 W 4th.
J. M. McCORNACK, 134 E Reno.
S. E. KNOX, 520 W 5th.
JASPER SIPES, 30 E 3rd.
NEWTON GTES, 125 E 2nd.
J. H. HESS, 26 E 3rd.
BYRON D. SHEAR,
W. K. SNYDER, 227 E 8th.
C. P. WALKER, 211 Harrison.
WESTON ATWOOD, 128 E 8th.
J. W. MITCHELL, 129 W 2nd.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
"We gathered the posies from other men's flowers;
Only the thread that binds them is ours
Mrs. L. M. Broyles,
Mrs. F. Caruthers,
Mrs. A. M. Eastland.

1903-1904
MEMBERS
MESDAMES

C. D. Allen, 923 N. Broadway.
Weston Atwood, 320 W. Fourteenth.
L. M. Broyles, 13 E. Third.
F. Caruthers, 121 W. Third.
H. W. Clegern, 13th street.
K. W. Dawson, 5 Stiles Park Avenue.
A. M. Eastland, 220 W. Eighth.
M. Fulton, 18 Stiles Park Avenue.
G. E. Gardner, 119 W. Sixth.
N. Gates, 125 E. Second street.
E. W. Hamilton, 110 E. Fourth.
J. S. Hart, 6 W. Eleventh.
J. W. Hawk, Shartel and Nineteenth.
J. H. Hess, 1327 N. Robinson.
W. J. Jolly, 115 W. Ninth.
J. H. Knox, 530 W. Fifth.
George D. Lytle, 809 W. Main.
Earnest H. Maupin, 220 W. Third.

MESDAMES
Milton A. Maupin, 3212 W. Third.
J. M. McCornack, E. Washington
S. H. McDuffie, 419 N. Harvey.
Arthur Morrison, 426 E. Seventh.
Frank O'Neil, 207 W. Third.
W. C. Richardson, 11 E. Sixth.
B. D. Shear, 101 Chickasaw.
Jasper Sipes, 34 E. Third.
W. K. Snyder, 227 E. Ninth.
Roy Stafford, 114 E. Second.
J. H. Stubblefield, 612 E. Ninth.
C. V. Topping, 216 Harrison Ave.
W. H. Vick, 214 E. Eighth.
John Wand, 112 W. Fifth.
C. P. Walker, West Twelfth.
Sumner Washburn, 420 W. Noble
J. J. Wetzel, 121 W. Fourth.

OFFICERS.
President,Mrs. Arthur Morrison
Vice-President, Mrs. Frank Caruthers
Recording Secretary, Mrs. Warren K. Snyder
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Ernest H. Maupit
Treasurer, Mrs. James A. McCornack     
1905-1906
Club Directory
Mesdames
C. D. Allen, 923 N. Broadway.
Weston Atwood, 320 W. Fourteenth.
F. Caruthers, 121 W. Third.
H. W. Clegern, 318 W. Thirteenth.
H. W. Dawson, 5 Stiles Park Ave.
A. M. Eastland, 220 W. Eighth.
Margaret G. Flattery, 314 W. Reno.
M. Fulton, 18 Stiles Park Avenue.
G. E. Gardner, 119 W. Sixth.
N. Gates, 125 E. Second.
*J. W. Graves, 129 E. Seventh.
E. W. Hamilton 110 E. Fourth.
Thos. Harper, 313 S. Harvey.
J. S. Hart, E. Eighth.
J. W. Hawk, 17 and Shartel.
J. H. Hess, 1327 N. Robinson.
R. H. Jenkins, 408 E. Fifth.
J. H. Knox, 530 W. Fifth.

Mesdames
S. J. Krepps, E. Second.
Earnest H. Maupin, 220 W. Third.
Milton A. Maupin, 321 W. Third.
J. H. McCornack, E. Washington.
Hugh McCredie, 519 W. Fourth.
Arthur Morrison, 320 E. Fifth.
W. C. Richardson. 11 E. Sixth
B. D. Shear, 321 W. Tenth.
Jasper Sipes, 34 E. Third.
W. K. Snyder, 227 E. Ninth
Roy Stafford 114 E. Second.
J. H. Stubblefield, 612 E. Ninth.
C. V. Topping, 216 Harrison Ave.
G. W. Van Meter, 19 and Shartel.
John Wand, 112 W. Fifth
Sarah E. Walker, 315 W. Twelfth
J. J. Wetzel 121 W. Fourth.

"For the best that thou canst be
Is the service asked of thee."

Program Committee

MRS JOHN H. STUBBLEFIELD
MRS. JOHN WAND
MRS. CHARLES D. ALLEN

"My Country, 'tis of thee.
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee we sing."

NOTICE-All subjects prefaced by *are to be given orally.

1905 - 1906
Club Directory

"Act well thy part, there all the honor lies"

APRIL EIGHTEENTH
"I am nothing, if not critical."
Roll Call............................Quotations from Play
Characterization of Othello..............Mrs. Clark
Character Sketch of Desdemona.....Mrs. Dawson
Critical Readings Acts IV, V.
Discussion of Iago.

MRS. M. T. SMITH
APRIL TWENTY-FIFTH
"Fame has no plant that grows on mortal soil."
Roll call..............Current Art News
History and Object of Kensington Museum and Results of its Teachings.
South Kensington Museum of Art.
School of Art Taught There..............Mrs. Wetzel
How to Judge a Picture: Van Dyke..............Mrs. Flattery
Beautiful Women of England..............Mrs. Hawk
Parliamentary Drill..............Mrs. Snyder

MRS. A. M. EASTLAND
MAY SECOND
"All human grace from China to Peru,
Pleasure, how e're disguised by art, pursue."

Roll Call…..What Part of Year's Program Most Interested You.
Dramatic Art in England and America..............Mrs. Shear
Theatre and Places of Amusement
Crystal Palace, Convent Garden.
Drury Lane, Haymarket.

MRS. HUGH McCREDIE
1906-1907
MEMBERS
" 'Tis pleasant sure to see one's name in print.
A book's a book, although there's nothing in't." -Byron                                                              

COMMITTEES
"Not failure, but low aim, is crime." - Lowell.
PROGRAMME
MRS. MARSHALL FULTON
MRS. JASPER SIPES
MRS. W.K. SNYDER

MEMBERSHIP
MRS. ARTHUR MORRISON
MRS. E. W. HAMILTON
MRS. GUY McCLURE

CITY FEDERATION
Art, MRS. CHAS. D. ALLEN
Civic, MRS. O. A. MITSCHER
Education, MRS. GEO. E. GARDNER
Library, MRS. J. W. HAWK
Philanthropic, MRS. N. F. GATES
Programme, MRS. J. S. HART
Ways and Means, MRS. J. W. GRAVES
Reciprocity, MRS. W. C. RICHARDSON

1907-1908
MEMBERS

"All are needed by each one;
Nothing is fair or good alone." - Emerson.

COMMITTES
"All Human Power is a Compound of Time and Patience"
-Balzac.

PROGRAM.
Mrs. Arthur Morrison
Mrs. J. W. Graves.
Mrs. E. W. Hamilton.

MEMBERSHIP.
Mrs. W. C. Richardson
Mrs. Roy Stafford.
Mrs. S. E. Walker.

CITY FEDEREATION
Art, Mrs. E. H. Maupin.
Civic, Mrs. Weston Atwood.
Education, Mrs. Warren K. Snyder.
Library, Mrs. Loyal Miller.
Philanthropic, Mrs. E. W. Hamilton.
Program, Mrs. G. W. Clark.
Ways and Means, Mrs. J. N. McCornack.
Reciprocity, Mrs. Hugh McCredie.

1908-1909
MEMBERSHIP

'Tis pleasant to see one's name in print,
A book's a book, although there's nothing in't."

COMMITTEES
"Jest do your best, and praise or blame
That follows that, counts jest the same."

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PROGRAM

Mrs. Dana S. Millar
Mrs. J. Watson Hawk
Mrs. Frank Mulky

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MEMBERSHIP

Mrs. George Gardner
Mrs. Thomas Harper
Mrs. Marshall Fulton

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CITY FEDERATION

Art—Mrs. Chas. D. Allen
Civic—Mrs. J. H. Stubblefield
Education—Mrs. George E. Gardner
Library—Mrs. Dana S. Miller
Philanthropic—Mrs. Arthur Morrison
Program—Mrs. J. Watson Hawk
Ways and Means—Mrs. Weston Atwood
Reciprocity—Mrs. C. D. Coil

1909-1910

Membership

SEPTEMBER TWENTY-NINTH.
Officers' Day.
"Strength grows with burdens."
Roll Call - Vacation Echoes

OCTOBER SIXTH.
Responses - About Italy.
"History of Rome" - Chapters I, II, III, IV, and V.
"Rome of Today," Magazine.
Leader - Mrs. C. D. Allen.
Assistants - Mesdames Wand, Walker, and Smock.

OCTOBER THIRTEENTH.
Responses - An ancient Roman and some fact about him.
"History of Rome," Chapters VI, VII, VIII and IX
"By-gone Rome," Magazine.
Leader - Mrs. Stafford.
Assistants - Mesdames Stafford, Scales and Shear.

IN MEMORIAM
"Friend after friend departs;
Who hath not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts
That finds not here an end"

MRS SELWYN DOUGLAS
MRS. MILTON MAUPIN

1910-1911
Club Directory

"Tell me with whom thou art found, and I will tell who thou art."
-Goethe.

Constitution
Article I
This club shall be known as the "NEW CENTURY CLUB" and its object shall be the study of literature and the free discussion of any subject coming before the meeting, for the purpose of diffusing knowledge among its members.
Article II
Section 1 - The officers of the Association shall consist of President, Vice President, Recording  Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Critic, Parliamentarian and Historian.
Sec. 2 - The officers shall serve for a term of twelve months, being elected by ballot at the first meeting in March, and shall enter upon the discharge of their duties the first meeting of the ensuing year.
Sec. 3 - The duties of President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Critic, Parliamentarian shall be such as usually pertain to those officers in similar organizations.
Sec. 4 - All Committees shall be appointed by the President. The President shall have the power to change the order of business at her discretion.
Article III
This club shall meet every Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The president shall be authorized to call special meetings upon the request of any five members of the Club.
1911 - 1912.
Club Directory

"Tell me with whom thou art found, and I will tell thee who thou art."
-Goethe.

CONSTITUTION
Article I
This club shall be known as the "NEW CENTURY CLUB" and its object shall be the study of literature and the free discussion of any subject coming before the meeting, for the purpose of diffusing knowledge among its members.
Article II
Section 1. The officers of the Association shall consist of President, Vice President, Recording  Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Critic, Parliamentarian and Historian.
Sec. 2. The officers shall serve for a term of twelve months, being elected by ballot at the first meeting in January, and shall enter upon the discharge of their duties the first meeting of the ensuing club year.
Sec. 3. The duties of President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Critic, Parliamentarian and Historian shall be such as usually pertain to those offices in similar organizations.
Sec. 4. All committees shall be appointed by the President. The President shall have the power to change the order of business at her discretion.
Article III
This club shall meet ever Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The president shall be authorized to call special meetings upon the request of any five members of the Club.
Article IV
Section 1. All applicants for membership shall be proposed by one member and endorsed by two others of the Club who are personally acquainted with the applicant. Her name must be sent in writing to the Vice President, to be passed upon by the Membership Committee. If approved by said Committee, it will then be presented to the Club at the next regular meeting for the final consideration. No member shall present more than one name in one year.
Sec. 2. Names of candidates shall be voted on by ballot at the next meeting following the one on which they
1912-1913

ROLL OF MEMBERS

History of New Century Club.
The club was organized the opening year of this century named by Mrs. O. G. Lee. In October, twenty-five ladies were organized by Mrs. Selwin Dong into a literary club, and chi as a motto Emerson's line - "Thought belongs to him who entertains it." The first officers were: - President Mrs. George Gardner; vice-president Mrs. W. C. Richardson; secretary Mrs. O. G. Lee; treasurer, Mrs. Fuller. Nine of the charter members are still active members. They are Mesdames - Gardner, Sipes, Wand, Richardson, Wetzel, Gates, McCornack, Knox, Snyder.

Since the orginization (sic) of the City Federation in 1902, The New Century has furnished four of its presidents, Mmes. Broyles, Topping, Mulky, Atwood, the present incumbent, Mrs. Conlin has acted as first vice-president of the Territory Federation of Clubs, and Mrs. Gardner has a state reputation as a promoter educational work, serving present as chairman educational committee Second District.

April 12, 1903, she issued the Easter edit the "Oklahoman" to raise for the Douglas Memorial Fountain. It has a [unintelligible] fund in the "Building Loan" to be used toward building of a club hq while the interest there given as an annual celebration to the "State Education Loan Fund". Its philanthropy work include a long list of charities to the poor; [unintelligible] the Carnegie, the Travel, the Newsboy's libraries; and kindergarten, the Y. W. C. A. ophans' homes and education institutions.

The women of the New Century Club have their ideals. In their home [unintelligible] they do not find all the factors necessary to develop their powers: they need [unintelligible] with business, with the wo[unintellibile] with humanity, with life. They must have a knowledge of things outside in order that their character may be more fully developed [unintelligible] rounded, that they may better and more helpful with

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