BRAWLEY — After 112 years of community service from devoted members, the Women’s Community Club of Brawley held its final meeting Wednesday afternoon.
“We are having our last official meeting as the Brawley Women’s Community Club,” explained Marian Johnson, president of the club. “The ladies owned a clubhouse, and it was the building that they held their meetings in. In 1997, they decided that the maintenance was becoming too much, so they elected to sell the building. Then these wonderful women invested that money and have sustained themselves from the sale of that building ’til now, which is 19 years.”
After 112 years of service to the Imperial Valley, the Women’s Community Club of Brawley, Inc. held the final meeting at the Stockmen’s Club. Members gathered around and reflected on the impact their service and volunteerism made throughout the years. A notable achievement in their years of community service was helping start the Brawley public library.
“When I became a member eight years ago,” said Johnson, “it was going to be two years that the club was still going to be around, and they’re so resourceful and so good with money that six years later, we’re still here.”
“Since we began in 1904, we never slowed down or stopped,” said a member during her speech regarding the history of the club. A large display board was set up in back of the room displaying the many accomplishments the club achieved throughout the years.