Thursday, April 11, 2013
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:Mary Arnwine, president, and Louise Strickland, treasurer, Covington Women's Club, are pictured holding the Irene Baugh TFS Silver Award. - Special Photo
On Wednesday, March 27, the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs 10th District held their spring bi-annual meeting in Crawford. During the meeting the Covington Women's Club was awarded the Irene Baugh Tallulah Falls School Silver Award for donating more money to the school than the required minimum. Mary Arnwine, club president, received the Silver Award for the Covington Women's Club.
Additionally, three club members received recognition for more than 25 years of membership: Louise Strickland, club treasurer; Nancy Brown, member; and Betty Mitchum, member, all from Covington. The Covington Women's Club began as the Flora Cultural Club in 1895 and changed to its current name in the fall of 1896. It joined the Federation of Women's Clubs in 1898.
The GAFWC, in addition to numerous volunteer projects around Georgia, supports the Tallulah Falls School in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. The school, founded in 1909 by Mary Ann Lipscomb of the GAFWC, is a college-preparatory school with a diverse student body nestled in the North Georgia Mountains.