GFWC History Timeline : 1868-2009
1904 - Clubwoman Alice Lakey (N.J.) initiates a letter-writing campaign to advocate for pure food legislation. Taking up Lakey's passion, GFWC promotes a nationwide outreach that leads to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906.

1904 - GFWC establishes a Bureau of Information in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to benefit GFWC members by preserving the organization's historic archives, distributing valuable program resources, and building a positive working relationship between GFWC members and staff.

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Alice Lakey, Village Improvement Association Cranford (N.J.)Alice Lakey, Village Improvement Association Cranford (N.J.)