The object of the Cantabrigia Club
as set forth in the constitution, is threefold “social, literary and humanitarian.
In its work it shall endeavor, not only among its members, but in the community, to promote good-fellowship and the highest form of social life: to encourage mental and moral development, and to aid by its organized effort such worthy causes as may secure its sympathy.”
Three years have passed since the “christening-party,” with its delightful ceremonies and free masonry of good wishes started the infant club on its way. On this occasion, which was one long to be remembered, friends from far and near were present.
with gifts of sympathetic words and kindly wishes for the future of the new organization.
women stood as its godmothers and offered counsel and congratulation, and, as it had no prejudice in the matter of sex, fair godfathers were present as well, so that like the princess in the olden tale, its christening was full of happiest omens for the future.
Its work during the three years has been along various lines, each of its eight departments being presided over by a chairman and two assistants, who provide the programs for the open meetings as well as plan for class work or lectures.
In literature, classes in Dante
were continued through two seasons, and the Divine Comedy
Current literature classes, too, were made very profitable, and books about which everyone was talking, were reviewed by different members.
The history, art and literature of France
were the topics for the last season's work in this department, with the happiest results.
In art, the Italian Renaissance
, that blossoming time in the garden of art, has been the theme for