GFWC History Timeline : 1868-2009
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1909 - U.S. President William H. Taft sends GFWC President Eva Perry Moore (1908-1912) to the Panama Canal Zone to organize women's clubs to improve the quality of life for workers and their families.
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Read a report by Canal Zone Federation President Nellie R. Collins, written on May 15, 1909, that discusses the formation of the Canal Zone Federation and early living conditions in the area.
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Certificate of Membership, Canal Zone Federation of Women's Clubs, 1908
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