17 March 2014

Women's History Month: Social Butterfly

March is Women's History Month and as such GeneaBloggers' prompt today is: Social Butterfly. What social organizations or groups did your mother or grandmother belong to? Sewing circle, church group, fraternal benefit society or lodge? Describe her role in the group.

Several women on my dad's side of the family belonged to the Sisterhood at church - a woman's organization. My Baba and her mother were members. Gigi's mom was member as well. My Aunt Mary (Gigi's sister-in-law) was a very active member of the Sisterhood. She lived right across the street which helped but she was always at the church. She was always involved with various activities. My oldest daughter and myself are also involved with the Sisterhood.

My three girls and I are all involved in the Ukrainian Orthodox League - senior and junior - as well.

The women on mom's side of the family were active in church but not - at least that I recall - in any specific organizations.
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