For accomplished author and GFWC clubwoman Mary Lou Parks, writing her club history, HerStory, was a journey that formed lasting friendships and a new perspective on women’s history. HerStory tells the history of The Alpha Literary and Improvement Club and its members in Lompoc, California. The book describes the evolution of the club, paralleling the history of the women’s rights movement over its 115-year history. The friendships Mary Lou formed throughout the writing process were instrumental in creating this personal account. Reading the book, it is easy to connect with the clubwomen that left a mark both on the club and women’s history. It’s one of the reasons why writing a club history is important in documenting the contributions of women volunteers for future generations.