The lives and contributions of women who have served our nation's military efforts from the country's founding in 1776 through current conflicts will be presented by historian-dramatist, Debbie McIntosh, at the November 6th luncheon meeting of the Women's Club of South Pasadena. The public is invited to attend this informative and inspiring program to be held at the historic Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue.
Historic posters, photos, and dramatic portrayals will illustrate how women have been portrayed, recruited, and represented during wartime and will focus on the evolving roles of women over the decades. Highlights include the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam and recent military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Women's work at home, in the offices and wartime factories, as nurses, volunteers, on the farms and in the armed forces helped the US war efforts and changed the face of American labor forever" says McIntosh who has been entertaining and educating audiences for over 25 years through first person dramatizations.
Guests will also hear from Club member, Joan Moffet, who will share some of her recollections of World War II and her experiences as an Army nurse in 1945. Upon graduation from Nursing School, Moffet signed up to serve as an Army nurse, and reported to Fort Sheridan, Illinois the day after V-E Day (Victory in Europe for the Allies in World War II) on May 8, 1945. Although the war was officially over by the time she reported for duty, Moffett will present personal recollections of planning a career as an Army nurse during WWII, and how her first nursing job brought her in contact with many injured soldiers.
Toni Marshall, Program Chairman for the Woman's Club, says, "We are delighted to have this timely program just before our country observes Veteran's Day. We support many Veteran programs, and provide a variety of charitable services to hospitalized and homeless men and women Veterans."
The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., and the program at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Cost is $12.00. Reservations should be made by Sunday, November 3rd by calling Lynn Cathcart (323) 255-5739 or Betty Guenveur (626) 799-2395. For more information, visit the Club on the web at http://www.thewcsp.com/.