On February 4, 1939, six Clintonville ladies met at the home of Mrs. Frank Hiatt to discuss the need for a cultural, charitable and civic group in the community. From this meeting the Clintonville Woman’s Club was founded on February 25, 1939.
A less determined group of women may have been daunted by the onset of WWII. Instead they increased their community activities. One of the club’s first initiatives was to clean up and beautify Clintonville. Their work resulted in a citizens’ memorial. They called that memorial Memory Lane. Soon after the establishment of Memory Lane, America entered WWII. The Woman’s Club offered to plant trees along Memory Lane dedicated to those lost during the war. In a very short time, over 110 blooming crabapple trees were planted along both sides of West North Broadway from Olentangy River Road to High Street. Each tree had a plaque placed beneath it referencing the man’s name and rank. One plaque simply honored the “Clintonville Boys.”
The first project, a jitney carnival, was the beginning of a permanent building fund. After twenty-five years of dreaming, planning, and diligent work, construction began in 1964 and the Club House was dedicated April 23, 1965. On the fifth anniversary of the dedication, the mortgage was burned. In 1975 the building was enlarged due to the demands for a larger meeting area upstairs, a larger kitchen and a lower level office. In March 1981 the mortgage on the addition was burned and the Club House, grounds, and furnishings, once again, were mortgage free.
The membership of the club is committed to the continued operation and maintenance of the Club House, serving the community and the members, continuing their reputation for caring and for meeting new challenges.
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