National Council of Women of the United States, ca. December 1924

National Council of Women of the United States
11,000,000 Women

General Federation of Women's Clubs.

National American Woman Suffrage Association, now National League of Women Voters.

National Women's Relief Society.

Young Ladies National Mutual Improvement Society.

National Women's Relief Corps.

National Council of Jewish Women.

National Florence Crittenton Mission.

Ladies of the Maccabees.

National Federation of Colored Women.

Ladies of the G.A.R.

Association of Collegiate Alumnae, now American Association of University Women.

Nat. Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teachers' Ass'n.

National Federation of College Women.

National Federation of Musical Clubs.

Needlework Guild of America.

International People's Aid Association.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Young Women's Christian Association.

Woodmen's Circle.

National Women's Republican Association.

Children of America Loyalty League.

Kansas State Council.

Rhode Island State Council.

Indianapolis Local Council.

Medical Women's National Association.

International Sunshine Society.

National American War Mothers.

National Council Administrative Women in Education.

National Kindergarten Association.

Sons of Veterans' Auxiliary.

National Auxiliary United Spanish War Veterans.

Associate of Women in Public Health.

May Wright Sewall State Association. [page 2]

MRS. Philip North Moore, President, and the Board of Directors of The National Council of Women of the United States, Inc., have the honor to announce that the International Council of Women, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, President, has accepted the National Council's invitation and will hold its Sixth Quinquennial Convention in Washington in May, 1925.

The International Council of Women is made up of thirty-four National Councils, with a membership of thirty-six million women.

The National Council of the United States includes thirty-eight National organizations, and a membership of ten million women.

Previous Quinquennials have been held in London, Berlin, Toronto, Rome and Kristiania.

Your Duty as Hostess

THE National Council hopes that the women of America and particularly every woman in the Council will feel that this Convention is her special responsibility and that upon each and every one of us devolves the important duty of making our guests from foreign lands glad that they took the long trip to American for the purpose of conferring with American women on the vital world problems that will come up for discussion and in the settlement of which the women of the world will beyond a doubt, be a potential factor.

To Finance the Quinquennial

TO properly finance the Quinquennial, it becomes necessary for the National Council to appeal for the [cooperation] of generous Americans who, realizing the far-reaching importance of this, the most notable gathering of Women ever held anywhere in the world, will act as Patrons for the Quinquennial, by giving financial support in this great project.

When the invitation of the National Council was extended Lady Aberdeen expressed the conviction that the only thing that might stand in the way of a large attendance was the high rate of exchange now existing in many foreign countries which would make the cost of the trip prohibitive to many councils that would ordinarily send delegates.

Norway's Plan

In order to insure the presence of women from small or very poor countries at the Kristiania, Norway, Quinquennial -- Fru Ann Backer, the [page 3] energetic Chairman of the Quinquennial Meeting in 1920, not only obtained an appropriation of forty thousand Kroner from the Storthing, part of which sum was used to defray the expenses of the delegates from Iceland, Ukraine, Greece, Serbia and Austria, but she also secured a great number of Quinquennial contributors, throughout Norway, whose subscriptions adequately met the cost of the Convention.

The First "Home-Coming"

ALTHOUGH the great vision back of having the women of all the countries of the world united for the common good of mankind, belonged to our foremost woman American, Susan B. Anthony, and although the distinction of really amalgamating all the various elements into one great organization belongs to another prominent American, also now gone to her reward, May Wright Sewall, who was President of the International Council, the largest and eldest sister, America, has never had a home-coming, -- a family celebration. Who of us is there that has not gone to great trouble and expense to entertain distinguished visitors? Who of us is there who has not, upon occasion, given up her own bed in order to make an honored or welcome guest comfortable? What difference is there between the family and the nation which is made up of families? Shall it be said of the National Council of Women of the United States that, having bidden a guest, it cannot provide for the presence and entertainment of that guest?

The National Council of Women in accordance with the established custom, under the inspiring leadership of its President, Mrs. Philip North Moore, already has plans underway for a great nation-wide Campaign to secure the fund that will be adequate to cover the entire expenses of the Quinquennial and to insure the attendance of its delegates.

The International Council of Women

By Mrs. Nathaniel E. Harris, General Chairman of Quinquennial

PERHAPS it is not generally realized that women workers for social welfare all over the world have for many years been linked together in the great League of Nations, under a banner which if carried to victory, would transform all International relations.

The International Council of Women is a Federation of National Councils of Women in thirty-nine countries with an approximate membership of thirty-six million women making for the promotion [page 4] of unity and mutual understanding between all associations of women working for the common welfare of humanity.

It was formed in Washington in 1888 by a group of far-seeing American women headed by Susan B. Anthony, who believed that an organized movement of women pledged to the service of humanity would become a great power for the promotion of the highest good of the family and the State.

After the World's Fair at Chicago in 1893, where women from many countries were able to meet together and discuss plans for developing the new movement, it spread with unexpected rapidity. During the intervening years the International Council has continued to gather strength, meeting periodically in Council or in executive in most of the capitals of Europe, and being received by crowned heads and presidents, leading statesmen and municipal authorities.

The Council serves as a clearing house for all of its organizations. It aims to initiate and stress only such national plans as are not undertaken by any constituent organization. Its attainments, however, are the sum total of all the work and all the attainments of all the organizations within the Council.

At the Quinquennial Conventions each National Council is entitled to ten delegates and ten alternates, and all Council members are most welcome guests. The National Council of the United States sent its full quota of delegates and alternates, as well as thirty additional visitors to Norway, making the American party total fifty members. The depreciation in exchange, unless righted is certain to have an effect upon those countries impoverished by the war. Yet a splendid interest exists, and we have reason to expect a large number of delegates.

Quinquennial Day

Quinquennial day in the National Council organizations -- last Friday in March or the nearest meeting date thereof.

We hope that every organization in the National Council will be on the Honor Roll.

National Council President
3125 Lafayette Avenue
St. Louis, Mo.
Recording Secretary
Decatur, Ill.
Bradford, Pa.
 Corresponding Secretary
Monticello, Ill.
Minneapolis, Minn. 
Port Huron, Mich.
Evanston, Ill.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Kansas City, Mo.
Director General
Nation Wide Campaign

1130 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, N.Y. [page 5]
National Council of Women of the United States
10,000,000, Women

General Federation of Women's Clubs, National League of Women Voters, National Women's Relief Society, Young Ladies National Mutual Improvement Society, National Women's Relief Corps, National Council of Jewish Women, National Florence Crittenton Mission, Ladies of the Maccabees, National Federation of Colored Women, Ladies of the G.A.R., American Association of University Women, National Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teachers Association, National Federation of Musical Clubs, Needlework Guild of America, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Women's Christian Temperance Union, Young Women's Christian Association, Woodmen's Circle, National Women's Republican Association, Children of America Loyalty League, Kansas State Council, Rhode Island State Council, Indianapolis Local Council, Medical Women's National Association, International Sunshine Society, National American War Mothers, National Council Administrative Women in Education, National Kindergarten Association, Sons of Veterans' Auxiliary, National Auxiliary United Spanish War Veterans, Association of Women in Public Health, May Wright Sewall State Association, Southern Women Educational Alliances.


Making up The International Council of Women, Lady Aberdeen, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, President

United States of America -- Mrs. Philip North Moore, St. Louis, Mo.

Canada -- Miss Carmichael, New Glasgow, N.S., Canada.

Sweden -- Fru Bertha [Nordenson], Stockholm.

Germany -- Dr. Gertrude Baumer, Berlin.

Gt. Britain and Ireland -- The Lady Frances, Balfour, L.L.D., London.

Denmark -- Fröken Henni Forchhammer, Copenhagen.

The Netherlands -- Mevr. M. C. Doorman-Kielstra, Rotterdam.

Commonwealth of Australia, New South Wales -- Mrs. M. W. MacCallum, Sydney.

Tasmania -- Mrs. Henry Dobson, Hobart, Tasmania.

Victoria -- Mrs. G. G. Henderson, St. Kilda.

Queensland -- Mrs. H. A. Longman, Wooloowin, Brisbane.

West Australia -- Mrs. C. H. E. Manning, Perth.

South Australia -- Mrs. T. R. Bowman, "Red Court,: Adelaide.

New Zealand -- Miss E. Melville, L.L.B., Auckland.

Italy -- Contessa Spalletti Rasponi, Rome.

France -- Madame Avril De Saint-Croix, Paris.

Argentina -- Señora Julia Morena De Moreno, Buenos [Aires].

Switzerland -- Frl E. Zellweger, Basel.

[Austria] -- Frau Hertha Von Sprung, [illegible] XIII.

[Hungary] -- Gräfin Albert Apponyi, Budapest.

Norway -- Fru Betzy Kjelsberg, Kristiania.

[Belgium] -- Mdle. Marguerite Van De Wierle, [Brusells].

Greece -- Madame Catherine Parpati, Athens.

Bulgaria -- Madame Julie Malinoff, Sofia.

[Yugoslavia] -- Madame Danica Hristitch, Belgrade.

Finland -- Fru Tilma Hainari, Helsingfors, Finland.

South Africa -- Mrs. Colepeper, Blackridge, Natal.

Portugal -- Madame Adelaide Cabette, Lisbon.

Uruguay -- Dra. Isabel Pinto De Vidal, Montevideo.

Russia -- Dr. Anna Chabanoff, Petrograde.

Iceland -- Fru Steinunn H. Bjarnason, Iceland.

[Ukraine] -- Mme. Sophie Roussavia, [Czechoslovakia].

Mexico -- Señora Teresa Farias De Isassi, City of Mexico.

Estland Esthonia -- Frau Mzrie Reiisk, Reval, Esthonia.

[Romania] -- Mme. Calypso Botez, Bucarest.

Chile --Sen. Amanda Labarca Hubertson, Santiago, Chile.

Cuba -- Pilar Morloy De Menendez, Havana, Cuba.

Latvia -- Dr. [Selme Zeheneck?], Riga.


(a) A patron is eligible to attend all business sessions of the Council.

(b) A patron may introduce questions, resolutions and motions.

(c) A patron may participate in the discussion of all subjects brought before the Council, whether they pertain to questions of Council policy or action.

(d) A patron may be elected to any office in the Council.

(e) A patron is eligible to serve on all committees of the Council especially on standing committees.

(f) All documents and literature published under the auspices of the Council must be sent to each patron of the Council.

Make all checks payable to the National Council of Women and send same to Mrs. Philip North Moore, Chairman of Finances. 3125 Lafayette Ave., St. Louis, Mo.