Collection ASM0045 - Cutler Ridge Woman's Club records

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Cutler Ridge Woman's Club records


  • 1955-2010 (Creation)


3.25 Linear Feet

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The Cutler Ridge Woman’s Club organizes and participates in a variety of civic and community service activities in Cutler Ridge and southern Florida.

The Cutler Ridge Woman’s Club was formed in 1956 when the Welcome Wagon Club of Cutler Ridge disbanded in order to form a new club with more varied activities. A charter and by-laws were drawn up and presented on 31 July 1956. The club was officially created on 28 August 1956, when 39 women signed the charter. The officers from the Welcome Wagon Club became the club’s first officers, with Mary Crum as the first president. The club adopted the hibiscus as the club flower and selected flamingo and white as the club colors.

The club has six committees: the Arts Department, Conservation Department, Education Department, Home Life, International Affairs, and Public Affairs. These committees coordinate the club’s numerous civic, community, and social activities.

Examples of the club’s community and civic engagement over the years include, but are not limited to: sponsoring girl scout troops; sponsoring scholarships; supporting schools and education; library programs; supporting youth camps; mental health forums; migrant children's programs; supporting Special Olympics; street lighting projects; Salvation Army bell ringing; supporting cancer research; environmental poster contests; and sewing contests; as well as hosting yard sales, card parties, breakfasts, and other fundraising events for various causes.

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The Cutler Ridge Woman’s Club records document the club’s founding and history, in addition to its civic, community, and social activities from 1956-2010. The records include minutes for 1956-2008; annual reports for 1956-2005; club histories for 1956-2010;  financial records for 1956-2009; charter and by-laws; newsletters; yearbooks; and guest books, as well as clippings, certificates, letters, and other documentation relating to club activities. Also included is one folder of materials relating to the club’s predecessor, the Welcome Wagon Club. Oversize materials include proclamations and a map of Cutler Ridge used for a street light campaign in 1970.

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The collection is arranged by subject and retains the original arrangement.

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This collection is open for research.

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Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.

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Cutler Ridge Woman's Club records Finding Aid © 2010 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • English

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Select financial materials were separated from the collection due to privacy concerns. Photocopies were made on acid free paper and put in place of the original documents.

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