February 11 meeting
Votes for Women!
The Nineteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution reads in part: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."Commonly referred to as the amendment which gave women the right to vote - a right known as women's suffrage - was ratified on August 20, 1920 and ending almost a century of protest. Eight days after the 19th Amendment was ratified, 100 million women joined the electorate. 
Luncheon speaker Nell Reardon, co-chair  of the women's right to vote celebration, was enthusiastic about the opportunity to reach out and share commemoration information. The Wayne County Historical Society, Wayne County Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Wayne County have joined forces to celebrate with a series of events and speakers from March through October. If  interested individuals, clubs, organizations or groups clubs would like to become a part of the April 18 "suffrage march"  from Wayne County fairgrounds to Wooster's public square, contact Nell Reardon at 330-310-0114. Meeting guests included Doug Jones, Wayne County Historical Society president-elect; prospective new members Joe Reed and Beth Fuller; and Sam Stone, Wayne County YMCA's child care director.
PHOTO: Orrville Rotarian Jack Runion, who secured and introduced today's speaker, displays a reproduction  of the purple, white and gold flag symbolizing loyalty, purity and hope representative of the U. S. suffragette movement. Pictured with Runion are Doug Jones and program presenter Nell Reardon.
Submitted by Orrville Rotary Club (Wilma Raynor)