March 14, 2012
Residents who petitioned the Planning Commission to reject the Woman's Club of Huntington Beach's application to rebuild its clubhouse will not appeal the commission's vote, a spokesman said. Nesip Tarcan, a member of the group known informally as the 71 Concerned Residents of Downtown Huntington Beach, said in an email Friday evening that the group will instead focus its efforts on enforcing the rules for the new clubhouse laid out by the commission. "We have had conversations with [Planning Commissioner]
August 24, 2011
The Woman's Club of Huntington Beach will begin demolishing the remains of its former clubhouse Monday, Treasurer Rosemary Trout said. The club has hired a contractor to clear out the site at 420 10th St., where the 101-year-old clubhouse burned nearly to the ground April 30. Trout said she expects the site to be cleared by the end of a week. Club members recently said they will need to raise funds and obtain city permits to build a replacement structure. - Michael Miller
August 10, 2011
The Woman's Club of Huntington Beach will have to raise money to help replace its clubhouse that burned down in April, President Jackie Judd said. At the club's meeting Tuesday, Judd said the group lacks the funds to create a new structure at 420 10th St. Members are considering several options, including operating a craft table on the Huntington Beach Pier and selling bricks for the replacement clubhouse with donors' names engraved on them. Judd said she did not know how much a new building would cost, but noted that in addition to building expenses, the club would have to pay for city permits and furnishings.
February 7, 2008
The Huntington Beach Woman?s Club prepares to celebrate its centennial anniversary Tuesday. With the Allies continuing their drive toward victory in Europe and the Pacific in 1944, the members of our Woman?s Club were helping at the home front by selling bonds subscriptions and keeping up the spirits of the ladies whose husbands and brothers were fighting at the front. As the last days of August arrived and summer vacation was coming to a close for our students, the club?s new president, Johnnie Belshe, called a meeting in the clubhouse Aug. 29 for the club?
December 26, 2002
A LOOK BACK It's not every day that an organization reaches its 95th birthday. On Jan. 28, the Huntington Beach Woman's Club turns that very number. In just five short years, it will reach the century mark. As we read a short time before in this column, the club began on the long road to success in the home of Florence Blodget on Jan. 28, 1908. At that first meeting were Blodget, Adelaide Howard, Ruth Lindgren, Minnie Nutt, Hattie Sholly, Dena Sundbye and Ruth Waite.
October 4, 2001
Bryce Alderton He's a man of the state now, but Assemblyman Tom Harman continues to solve problems here in his own backyard. Harman (R-Huntington Beach) was recently named Legislator of the Year by the Golden State Mobile Home Owners League for his help in improving the lives of mobile home residents. "I am very honored [the league] selected me," Harman said. "Mobile home living provides a good source of affordable housing, which is a critical issue up and down the state of California."