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Friendly Circle Club (Washington, Iowa)



The Friendly Circle Club ( Washington, Iowa) was founded in 1927 by Winifred Schiebel and Roxy Longer as a social club for women in their community. Originally named the Harmony Community Club after the old Harmony School nearby, the club changed its name briefly to XV Club in 1936 before settling on the name Friendly Circle Club later that year. Records were not kept until 1934. While essentially a social club, the group has made small contributions to numerous charities and community groups such as the local library, Camp Fire Girls, and the annual YWCA-Rotary Christmas Party. The club has hosted several anniversary luncheons which celebrate the group's history; former members are invited to attend. The group has also hosted farewell parties for members who move out of the area. At one time the club had as many as seventeen members, but as of 1997, its membership was about ten women.

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Friendly Circle Club (Washington, Iowa) records

Identifier: IWA0533

A Washington, Iowa women's social club which was founded in 1934.

Dates: 1934-2011