LADIES, PLEASE COME TO ORDER! by Peggy Cameron King

LADIES, PLEASE COME TO ORDER!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Although the humor is often as weighty as a Masonic gavel, this chatty little piece about the ways and means of ladies' clubs has an indigenous charm and understanding of the good matrons of suburbia immortalized by the late Helen Hokinson. Mrs. King, herself a member of some thirty-seven clubs and past president of several, has some delightful words of wisdom re club participation. Leave the treasurer a comfortable leeway in her Miscellaneous (any woman is an experienced juggler) but see that she keeps her accounts in (at least) duplicate. Put the skids under a lingering board member by suggesting that her lofty talents are needed elsewhere. Don't allow the secretary to tell all in the minutes. On the agenda: founding, naming and housing of clubs (or clubbes); Worthy Causes and their maintenance; podium pressures and the grim joys of club presidencies; money matters and such essentials as beating down a speaker on fees (or if a speaker, poking up); how to plan your grocery list while staring intelligently at the speaker. An unpretentious sunshine item, but just may become a formidable sleeper on the women's club outer suburban circuit.

Pub Date: Nov. 6th, 1968
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap