Our club was started in 1984.
The Club’s first fundraiser was a 32-booth Bazaar set up in the Holy Childhood’s quonset hut. The Club chose a Wednesday because that was the day most women from Harbor Point and Wequetonsing came to town. The Bazaar was a success, making $1200 that first day. Eventually the Bazaar became the annual Art Fair and was moved to the Harbor Springs High School, and later to Nubs Nob.
The Club’s second president, Irene LaForest legalized the Club as a non-profit organization, set up a bank account and organized a scholarship fund.
Jill Turk, the Club’s third president, started a tradition of taking annual excursions to places like Chicago, Toronto, New Orleans and Stratford. Our Women’s Club still enjoys taking trips to explore areas, though not usually so far away as in those early days.
Jean Beckley was a president who was active in Red Cross disaster recovery work. Irene Schimmel was also a founding member, and is known for her organizational skills, energy and inspiration.
Carolyn Whittle, past president, revitalized the group and tremendous growth occurred under her leadership.