Thursday, March 15, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Eau Gallie Woman's Club

Eau Gallie, Florida was a close knit community.  Women of social prominence had their own association, the Eau Gallie Women's Club.  The purpose was for "The Betterment of Our Town" and their motto was "Not For Ourselves Alone".  The club founded its first library for the town.


Programs consisted of, but were not limited to, a "Child Welfare Tea", "Americanism", "Sculpture", "Japanese Art", and "Crime Prevention".  The meetings were held the second Tuesday of each month promptly at 3:00 in the afternoon in the home of whoever was hostess.

My grandmother, Florence Roesch was named press chairman of the club, a natural choice whereas her husband was the owner, editor and writer of the Eau Gallie Record.  My great grandmother, Ada Louise Houston Roesch and my grandfather's first wife, Nellie Roesch, were listed in memoriam

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