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Our brief History of who we are, how we came to be, and what we are doing today...
The American Women's Club of Montreal was founded in 1913 with 68 members by Mrs. Adin E. Bryant and Mrs. F.H. Waycott.
The objective of the Club was to create a center for American women in Montreal, in order to promote international friendship and understanding, and to support civic and philanthropic projects for the betterment of the community.
During World War I and II, the club strongly supported war efforts with fund-raisers and the products of the Sewing Group. During World War II, the Sewing Group became a Red Cross Group producing large amounts of clothing and bandages.
Over the years the Social Service Committee has raised money in creative ways for local charities and children's summer camps. Activities have included holiday fairs, toy teas, bridge, theater nights, fashion shows, country stores, home tours, cookbooks, Kentucky Derby party, table settings, home kitchen tours, casino nights and cocktail parties.
In 1992, to honour Montreal's 350th anniversary, the Club established an annual bursary in the amount of $1000 for a deserving student in the North American Studies Program at McGill University. In 1996 "Fin for Fun" parties were introduced. The fun came from varied themes (e.g.,from bridge parties, wine tours, antique tours, jewelry parties to artist studio tours), and the fin came from invited guests who contributed five dollars ( a "fin", 1930's slang) to attend the event. To this day the parties continue to provide money for the bursary, which now is at $1500.00.
We are proud to uphold the traditions of the American Women's Club of Montreal, while continuing to create new and innovated ideas to meet the clubs needs for american women today while having fun.
The club is affiliated with the Montreal Council of Women and an Associated Member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.
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