Once upon a time, in 1868, Jane Cunningham Croly was denied admission to an all-male press club dinner honoring British novelist, Charles Dickens. Jane was a professional journalist but, because of her gender, she missed that special opportunity. Fast-forward, twenty-two years to 1890 in New York City, and 63 clubs united to form the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Jane Cunningham Croly’s foresight of tapping into the power of women created an organization that, to this day, is still dedicated to impacting the quality of life for all. When was the last time you did something for the first time? We may not be able to change the world but we certainly can have a profound influence on people’s lives….one day at a time.
How do you measure time and its value? It has been said that:
Take time this year to step forward, reach out for what you want to accomplish as a club member, share your excitement with others and develop new friendships. Make good use of all the opportunities offered. There are times when we wish we would have done something differently. Use your past experiences as a springboard to better someone else’s life. I believe that you’re here for a reason. I am so excited that you chose the Yorba Linda Woman’s Club to be worthy of your valuable time because Your Time is Your Gift to Others.
Louise Hernandez, President
To know the value of one minute…ask the person who missed the plane.
To know the value of one second…ask the person who survived the accident.
To know the value of one millisecond…ask the Olympic silver medalist.