Herrin Womans Club

General Federation of Woman’s Clubs - Illinois

The Herrin Womans Club was organized in 1907 and federated in 1908.

We currently have 24 members and 2 groups- Literature & Art and Music.

Our meeting locations vary:

Members Homes

Herrin Library

1st Baptist Church

Local Restaurants


 The Literature & Art group currently meets the first Wednesday of the month around noon.

The Music group meets 1st Saturday each month, times vary.

Meetings are held September through April each club year.

General Business meetings combining both groups are conducted in September, January and April of each club year.

If you live in the area near Herrin, Illinois and are interested in joining a dynamic group of lovely ladies who are interested in improving our community and enriching the lives of our members, please contact:

Nikki Staley

P.O. Box 215

Energy, Illinois 62933

618-521-5934

njstaley@gmail.com

Mail: njstaley@gmail.com

Club Committees:

Ways & Means

Finance

By-laws

Nominating

Auditing

Scholarship

Club Projects for 2014-2015:  

Cystic Fibrosis, Autism

Friends of the Herrin City Library

Gumdrop Program

Herrin Doughboy Plaque Fund

Herrin Education Foundation

John A. Logan Scholarship

HHS Project Graduation

Veteran's Hospital Nursing Home

Williamson County Child Advocacy Center

Williamson County Family Crisis Center

Herrin House of Hope

T.M.A.D.

 Herrin Food Pantry

 Herrin Halloween Trail of Treats

SIH Cancer Center

THE HERRIN WOMANS CLUB SPEARHEADED A DRIVE TO RAISE MONEY TO RETURN A PIECE OF HERRIN HISTORY TO THE CITY.

 A MURAL, 12 ½ FT. BY 6 ½ FT, TITLED “GEORGE ROGERS CLARK CONFERRING WITH INDIANS NEAR HERRIN, ILLINOIS”,   ORIGINALLY HUNG IN HERRIN’S OLD POST OFFICE.  THE POST OFFICE WAS TORN DOWN IN THE 1960'S TO BE REPLACED BY THE PRESENT BUILDING.  IT WAS THOUGHT THE MURAL HAD BEEN DESTROYED.

  THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE INFORMED THE CITY OF HERRIN  THE MURAL STILL EXISTED BUT HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.  PARMA CONSERVATION, LTD. IN CHICAGO QUOTED A COST OF $28,000 TO RESTORE THE MURAL USING THE HIGHEST MUSEUM STANDARDS. THE USPS TOLD HERRIN OFFICIALS THEY WOULD PAY $14,000.00 LEAVING THE OTHER $14,000.00 AS HERRIN’S COST.  THE CITY HAD A TENTATIVE PLEDGE OF $7,000.00. THEREFORE LEAVING $7000.00 TO BE COLLECTED.

 UPON BEING RESTORED, THE MURAL WILL AGAIN HANG IN  HERRIN'S POST OFFICE. THE USPS HAS TOLD HERRIN OFFICIALS THE MURAL WOULD REMAIN IN HERRIN IF AT ANY TIME THERE SHOULD NOT BE A POST OFFICE.  CITY OFFICIALS ASSURE CITIZENS OF HERRIN THE MURAL WOULD ALWAYS BE HOUSED IN EITHER THE HERRIN CITY HALL OR THE HERRIN CITY LIBRARY.

 THE WOMANS ORGANIZATION SOUGHT DONATIONS FROM ALL HERRIN  RESIDENTS, CIVIC AND FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS, VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS, BANKS, BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUALS.

 The club did raise the needed funds to restore the mural...


Club members who attended an award presentation - Mayor's Award  ... in regard to the fund raising efforts of the club for the post office mural restoration project.  

Pictured are: members Karon Bauernfeind, Cookie Goodwin, Pam Hendricks, Mayor Victor Ritter, member Wilma Miriani and Club President Nikki Staley.

To get more information about Illinois Post Office New Deal Art

Please click on this link.

http://www.wpamurals.com/ilpost.html

Please Visit Our Links:

City of Herrin, Illinois

General Federation of Women’s Clubs

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Illinois