Radcliff Woman's Club

Fourth District

Our History

It began more than 112 years ago with one woman...Jane Cunningham Croly, a professional journalist from New York City.

When she wanted to cover a dinner at an all-male press club honoring British Novelist Charles Dickens.
Croly was told that women were not welcome.
 
In response she formed the Sorosis Club for women in 1868. Twenty-one years later, that club brought together members of similar clubs in 19 states to form the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

Our Accomplishments

1899 - Established the national model for juvenile courts.
 
1906 - Turned the tide for passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.

1911 - Supported legislation for the eight-hour work day.
 
1938 - Supported the first child labor law.