The Canoga Park Women's Club works
"to promote interest in intellectual pursuits; to become a center for broader
social life and to work unitedly for the general advancement of both club and
community." The collection consists of notebooks and scrapbooks which contain
photographs, invitations, correspondence, newsletters and ephemera related to the
organization’s history and activities.
The first meeting of the Owensmouth Women’s Club was held on October 30, 1914 at the
home of Mrs. Fred Balster. Officers were elected and a committee was established to draw
up the new organization's Constitution and By-Laws. In 1915, the Owensmouth
Women's Club became the youngest organization to be admitted to the California
Federation of Women's Clubs and later became incorporated in 1916. The 1916
Constitution and By-laws of the Owensmouth Women's Club states, "The purpose
of this club is to promote interest in intellectual pursuits; to become a center for
broader social life and to work unitedly for the general advancement of both club and
community." When the town of Owensmouth adopted “Canoga Park” as its new name, the
club followed suit, and became the Canoga Park Women’s Club.
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