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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R. 255

House concurrent resolution congratulating the South Royalton Woman’s Club on the 100th anniversary of its membership in the State Federation of Women’s Clubs

Offered by:  Representatives Ainsworth of Royalton, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Aswad of Burlington, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Canfield of Fair Haven, Cheney of Norwich, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Crawford of Burke, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donahue of Northfield, Emmons of Springfield, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Godin of Milton, Grenier of St. Johnsbury, Haas of Rochester, Helm of Castleton, Hube of Londonderry, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Kilmartin of Newport City, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larrabee of Danville, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Lewis of Derby, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Malcolm of Pawlet, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, McNeil of Rutland Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Mitchell of Barnard, Moran of Wardsboro, Morley of Barton, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Pearson of Burlington, Peaslee of Guildhall, Peltz of Woodbury, Perry of Richford, Potter of Clarendon, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Sharpe of Bristol, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Shoreham, Sweaney of Windsor, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Weston of Burlington, Wheeler of Derby, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Zenie of Colchester and Zuckerman of Burlington

Offered by:  Senators Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, McCormack, Mullin, Nitka, Racine, Scott, Shumlin, Snelling and White

Whereas, the town of Royalton has been the home of women’s clubs dedicated to improving cultural and educational advancement and civic spirit in the town of Royalton, and

Whereas, the Royalton Woman’s Club was organized in 1896, and the club’s premier endeavor, during its 40 years of existence, was the issuance in 1911 of a comprehensive volume entitled History of Royalton, for which Mary Wood Lovejoy was editor and the club and town served as co-publishers, and

Whereas, in 1906, the South Royalton Woman’s Club was established, and two years later, in 1908, this newer organization was admitted to the State Federation of Woman’s Clubs and the Woman’s Clubs of the United States, and

Whereas, the South Royalton Women’s Club’s list of accomplishments is extremely impressive including: the 1975 publication of Royalton, Vermont, an updated town history that Hope Nash wrote; erection of a granite monument in Royalton village commemorating the Royalton Indian Raid of 1780; building a granite watering trough in South Royalton for botanical displays; beautifying the South Royalton green with new trees and by both painting the old band shelter and contributing funds to the construction of the impressive new one; assisting in the establishment of the town’s two libraries; pledging $1,000.00 toward the repair of the historic Royalton Village Congregational Church; supporting several youth education projects including South Royalton students’ participation in Girl’s State and the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference and donating $3,000.00 worth of books and bookcases to the South Royalton High School library; donating $600.00 toward construction of a local skateboard park, and providing funds for the local food shelf and Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners, and

Whereas, for a small club that now numbers just 15 women who cheerfully describe themselves as little old ladies and whose officers include Co‑presidents Ann Eaton and Eula Blossom, Vice President Nancy Hobart, Acting Secretary Eula Blossom, and Treasurer Louise Clark, the South Royalton Woman’s Club can be extremely proud of its many roles in the community, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the South Royalton Woman’s Club on the 100th anniversary of its membership in the State Federation of Women’s Clubs, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the South Royalton Woman’s Club.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont