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A book that should be in every woman's club library, for it has the unique combination of the historical and philosophical background of the woman's club movement in all its ramifications --and a practical how-to-do-it approach on every aspect of club operation. Nowhere else, for instance, have I found a detailed analysis of public relations, now so important a factor in these days of extensive channels of communication. Preparation of club publications is another aspect rarely handled in comprehensive and down-to-earth fashion (format, content, costs, etc.). The budget and numerous suggestions for money raising projects will appeal to other organizations than women's clubs. And the chapter on the PTA will warm the hearts of many women to whom that is the opening wedge to organization work. On the broader plane of interest the chapters dealing with inter-club councils, state wide and nation wide organization are important. Ideas for programs might have been widened had space permitted, but the basic principles are there-the functions of the program chairman and her cohorts- the handling of meetings, etc. The difficulties, individual and community wise, are not slighted. All in all, here is the almost perfect handbook-if you want a club- or have a club- done with good balance of humor and commonsense.

Pub Date: April 8th, 1954
Publisher: Henry Holt