Woman’s Club Of Clayton Turns 100

The Woman’s Club of Clayton recently celebrated 100 years of service to the community.

The non-profit organization is made up of professional women who share a common goal: to work together to improve the local community, socially, physically, culturally, and educationally. They were first organized under the name “The Twentieth Century Mother’s Club” in 1918 with 18 members.

The Woman’s Club was instrumental in backing the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and The Clayton Center.

They remain very active and host the annual Taste of Carolina culinary event, a yearly joint student art exhibit and competition with Clayton Visual Arts, and a new annual plant sale to support the Johnston County Master Gardeners. They also organize beautification, literacy and various other health and community related efforts.

During the February meeting of the Clayton Town Council, the Council and Mayor Jody McLeod recognized members of the Woman’s Club of Clayton and President Betsy Grannis with a Proclamation honoring the organization for 100 years of service.

The organization meets the second Wednesday of each month at Noon and the second Thursday at 7:00pm.