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Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs

ORGANIZED MAY, 1907

PRESIDENT, MRS. JOHN LYLE HAGAN 254 JEFFERSON ST., DANVILLE, VA.

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT MRS. WALTER B. RYAN RIVERMONT AVE., LYNCHBURG, VA.

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY MRS. ARCHIBALD D. KEEN 944 MAIN ST., DANVILLE, VA.

GENERAL FEDERATION SECRETARY MISS HELEN NORRIS CUMMINGS 606 CAMERON ST., ALEXANDRIA, VA.

SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT MRS. FRANK T. ISRAEL FAIRFAX, VA.

TREASURER MRS. W. A. FITZPATRICK BEDFORD, VA.

RECORDING SECRETARY MRS. ZEB VANCE WHITE 366 ALLISON ST., ROANOKE, VA.

THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT MRS. MARK REID RADFORD, VA.

AUDITOR MRS. C. FRED BARR WINCHESTER, VA.

Traveller's Rest, Fredericksburg, Va.

Aug. 28, 1917.

My dear Miss McKenney: Yours just received. I hope you will be able to secure Miss Conway for the Fredericksburg chairmanship; she is good wherever she works. I hear that a Mrs C. S. Rutter, R.F.D Fredericksburg, is a most progressive woman and all around worker, who lives in Spottsylvania Co. and might be induced to help. Here in Stafford, we "river people" see and know very little of the rest of the county, and I can tell you of those only in our neighborhood. Mrs Edward Nathan is the best material I know of here. Her address is Little Falls, Fredericksburg. She and her husband are Western people of means who have lived here a few years and have taken great interest in school matters. They are young and have had college training, so they could push the work if they chose. I have met Mr Nathan but do not know his wife, and what I am writing you is just what I gather from my home people who like her very much. If I get a chance I will speak to any of these I see, but I am leaving this week for Danville and the time is short.

I have thought of you in connection with the great work that has to Petersburg with the camp, and wished so much that our fifty-odd clubs would be glad to cooperate with them and multiply many fold your efforts and results. The clubs are so keenly alive to the need and opportunity that the camp presents for service that I have regretted greatly that the Petersburg clubs have not realized the strength of union and cooperation, for without it the burden must be great indeed. Cant you use your influence to bring them into the Federation? I am quite sure that you personally realize the mutual benefit and the increased power for service. I will be glad to send you any information that may be desired if you think advisable, and will truly appreciate your interest in the matter.

Sincerely yours, Janie Gray Hagan.