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|Banquet Gala in celebration of Women’s Civic Improvement Club’s 75th Anniversary|
|Date||Saturday August 06|
|Time||5:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|Women’s Civic Improvement Center, 3555 3rd. Ave., Sacto., CA 95817|
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Join us for Women’s Civic Improvement Club’s (WCIC) 75th Anniversary Banquet Gala Saturday, August 6, 2001 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. The evening will feature: wine tasting hosted by the Black Vintners, a hat fashion show, afternoon tea re-enactment, a special video presentation tribute to WCIC’s founding mothers, a keynote address by Dr. David Covin, a delicious dinner and much more. The celebration will be held at WCIC, 3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento. CA 95817. Donation: $25.00 per person. Please RSVP by Monday, July 25, 2011.
WCIC was organized in 1936 as the Negro Women’s Civic Improvement Club for the primary purpose of providing housing for young Negro women that had migrated to Sacramento for employment at McClellan Air Force base and other defense operations. Because of racial segregation it was impossible to find a decent and safe place to live, even the YWCA was not an option. Grace Douglas’s book “The Griot” tells the history of WCIC. The book tells of 3 existing Negro ladies arts and social groups, active in Sacramento before 1936, merging their efforts to form and fund the Negro Women Civic and Improvement to meet this critical housing need. In 1945, the nine members Board of Directors signed the incorporation papers. In keeping with the times, the name was later changed to the Women’s Civic Improvement Club.
So, join us on Saturday, August 6 as we celebate our 75th Anniversary.