Document, Resolution of Appreciation, issued by the High Point Community Foundation to recognize the accomplishments of the High Point Woman's Club, February 19, 2014. Features Community Foundation seal at top and the City of High Point seal and signature of Mayor Bernita Sims at bottom.
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RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION / WHEREAS, The Woman's Club of High Point established in 1909, has for more than 104 years provided leadership and volunteer service to the community of High Point; and / WHEREAS, Club members have given young people of High Point the opportunity to better their lives by providing scholarships to deserving nursing students as well as needs-based scholarships to college students over the years; and / WHEREAS, the Club has provided a weely buffet that served generations of High Pointers and with the proceeds have enabled years of the important community work of the Club members including their significant gifts that helped establish the High Point Public Library in 1926, as well as the time they invested all the money they had saved to build their own building and selflessly gave it to the YWCA because they knew the need for that organization was great; and through hard work and dedication they later replenished these funds and finally were able to construct their Club's building on 4106 Johnson Street which has long provided a valued resource for civic gatherings as well as receptions for special occasions; and / WHEREAS, the Club has trained, equipped and inspired generations of women to volunteer in a variety of servant leadership roles throughout the High Point community including delivering meals with the Mobile Meals organization and serving refreshments and providing entertainments for the patients at the Evergreens Nursing Home; and / WHEREAS, the Woman's Club of High Point has always stood for the highest ideals of charity, a willingness to reach out to those in need and a commitment to always preserve the history, dignity and legacy of women in the High Point community; and / WHEREAS, the Woman's Club of High Point after selling their Club House in 2013 has donated the proceeds from the sale to permanently endow the High Point Principals' Fund for Student Needs of the High Point Community Foundation; and this noble gesture will insure that the fund will be able to provide grants to High Point public schools for student needs for generations to come; and henceforth it will be publicly acknowledged that the Woman's Club of High Point was a key investor that provided the funds to insure this most important resource will exist in perpetuity. / NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA; / That this Resolution will be presented to the Woman's Club of High Point for their faithful commitment to this community and their outstanding history of service and generosity on this February 19, 2014: / FURTHER, that a copy of this Resolution be placed in the permanent records of this City as a lasting tribute to the Woman's Club of High Point; and henceforth, a copy will be presented to the Woman's Club of High Point leadership and a copy will be placed permanently at the offices of the High Point Community Foundation as a lasting triute to the Club members; Mary Ann Hepler, Eloise Farlow, Lois Harris, Jo Hayworth, Sally Hord, Susan Jones, Jean McGuinn, Marge Meurs, Doris Neese, Billie Owens, Vivian Rook, Patty Speight, Louise Stanley, Laura Stockwell, Marie Winchester, and Frances Young. / Witness my hand and the Corporate Seal of the City of High Point, this 19th day of February, 2014 / [signature of Bernita Sims] / Bernita Sims, Mayor
|Date||February 19, 2014|
Hepler, Mary Ann
Farlow, Eloise K.
Neese, Doris Alene Loflin
Owens, Billie Stroud
Speight, Patricia Earline Russell
Stanley, Louise Kennedy
City of High Point
Evergreens Nursing Home
High Point Community Foundation
High Point Public Library
High Point Woman's Club
|Credit Line||Gift of the High Point Community Foundation|