Altoona Sunshine Society
Organized - November 4, 1900
Federated - November 10, 1906
Incorporated - May 6, 1912
By Vida W. Decker
EXECUTIVE BOARD, 1933
Top Row - Mrs. Frank Hunter, Mrs. P. H. Swanger, Mrs. C. E. Bloom
Lower Row - Mrs. G. A. Howell, Mrs. L. W. Borland, Miss Matilda Delo, Mrs. H. P. Wilson
|THIS book is intended to review the past years of the
activity of the Altoona Sunshine Society. As a succession of happenings
the past, even the most recent past, is forever gone if not recorded. In
selecting material for this volume, the historian has attempted to record
only the important doings. In reading books and books of old minutes, some
of a quarter century ago, poorly written and incomplete, some important
event may not have been recorded; then the historian has no account of it.
Many will read this history and approve it; some will be disappointed. It
is obviously impossible to include in a book of the size and scope of this
one a complete presentation of all the facts bearing upon the various
activities of thirty years of service. The historian has attempted,
therefore, rather to present the facts recorded so that the reader will
have an idea of the work done each year. To our former members who no
longer greet us month by month, this volume may find a more enduring place
among the pleasures of their memories. In that case this history will be
well worth while for pleasant memories can never be taken away from us;
they are the only joys of which we can be absolutely sure.
|Coming together is a beginning
Keeping together is progress
Working together is success.
VIDA W. DECKER
ALTOONA SUNSHINE SOCIETY HISTORY
MRS. W. N. DECKER, Historian
MISS MARY G. DAVIS
MRS. R. A. HENDERSON
MRS. J. M. RUNKLE
MISS LILA JELLISON
MRS. O. B. EARHART
MRS. CYNTHIA WESTOVER ALDEN
Founder and President General
International Sunshine Society
MRS. G. A. HOWELL
MISS MATILDA DELO
Miss Delo, a charter member, is still active.
She has served longer in office than any other member.
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