Nacogdoches Rotary Ann Club Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection includes the Rotary Ann Club's Yearbooks from the years 1944 to 2004, the Rotary Ann fashion show benefit programs for the years 2000 to 2003, newspaper article clippings pertaining to the club from the Nacogdoches 'Daily Sentinel', the club’s minutes from September 11, 2002- July 7, 2004, constitutions and by-laws of Rotary Ann, letters stating the club was dissolved, and photos from the last luncheon of the club on May 12, 2004.
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Biographical or Historical Information
The Nacogdoches Rotary Ann Club was organized in 1939 with the purpose of fostering and developing friendships among the wives of the all male rotary club and to also be of service to the community. The Rotary Anns met for a monthly luncheon during the school year and entertained the District Governor’s wife yearly. The Rotary Anns were also an active participant in the Nacogdoches Federation of Women’s Clubs.
In the beginning the Rotary Anns provided milk and lunches to school children during the depression, worked in the hospitals during World War II, gave Christmas parties at Rusk State Hospital, and contributed to the style show, more money was available to distribute to the community. SFA scholarships were given, high school band uniforms were purchased, and many various local organizations benefited from the proceeds of this special event. The Club was dissolved in May of 2004.
(Nacogdoches Rotary Ann Club letter, Nacogdoches Rotary Ann Club Collection, Box 1, Folder 18.) Note written by Joyce Pitts.
0.50 Cubic Feet
This collection is described in 18 folders and housed in one clamshell box.
- Guide to the Nacogdoches Rotary Ann Club Collection
- Joyce Pitts
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