Zonta Club of Jefferson City, Missouri
The executive director of the Girl Scouts Council, a judge, an owner of a photography studio, an attorney, a physician, several state administrators’, and local business owners. Women in these fields, among others are members of the Zonta club of Jefferson City. They are also the professions represented by the charter members of the club in 1947.
It all started when a field representative of Zonta International acquainted a group of local executive and business women with the aims and objects of the Zonta organization. It was the 192nd club organized by the international association. After a number of preliminary meetings at the Hotel Governor, the group of 20 women organized a charter on April 17, and Mrs. Eula B. Hadlick, a local attorney, was elected president.
Several dignitaries were invited to speak at the charter dinner; including the Governor, Chamber of Commerce president, the local Rotary club president and the vice chairman of Zonta International.
The original minutes showed the fee to join was five dollars and the club collected 10 cents from each member for the purpose of defraying incidental expenses such as postage. The committees of the club included: attendance, membership, program and publicity.
Miss Margaret Dadey, Executive Secretary, Girl Scout Council
Mrs. Jeanette Vance, Capital Commercial College
Miss Lucille Witesides, RN, Director of Public Health Nursing
Judge Agnes Mae Wilson, Commissioner, Public Service Commission
Mrs. Grace Turbyfill, Turbyfill Hats
Miss Ethel Stone, Stone Insurance Agency
Miss Sugar Roer, Manager, News Tribune & KWOS
Miss Johnnie Riner, Librarian, Public Library
Miss Edith M. Noonan, Assistant Secretary, Capital City Building and Loan Association
Miss Alta Motter, State Supervisor, Home Economics
Miss Laura Layher, Executive Secretary, State Board of Nurse Examiners
Mrs. Bertha Nan Carroll, Superintendent, Women’s Prison, Farm No. 1
Mrs. Lourine Jones, Auditor, Tweedie Footwear Corp.
Dr. Inez Boucher, Osteopathic Physician
Miss Hetty Joach, RN, Cole County RR School Nurse
Mrs. Alma English, English Studio
Mrs. Louise Dampf, Executive Secretary, Cole County Red Cross
Dr. Lena Baker, Physiotherapy
Mrs. Eula B. Hadlick, Attorney