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The department of civics has studied the city charter and city ordinances, and furnished classes in the study of parliamentary law with instruction by Mrs. Harriette R. Shattuck. The aim of the leader has been to interest women in the science of government and good citizenship, and to raise the standard of public opinion for the coming generation. The benefit of parliamentary law is to make better club women of its members and fit them for greater participation in discussion and the giving of counsel.

In the home department the club achieved a well-earned and wide renown by its notable domestic science exhibit, given in the second year. The week which was taken up by this educative exhibit was fully occupied in interesting talks by experts on household topics, and the display of high-class food products, improved methods of work and the latest appliances in domestic utensils. The interest which was created by this exhibition and the influences set in motion by it will be widening for profit continually.

The Current Events section of the Club has been one of the most popular. Led the first two seasons by the club's beloved president, Mrs. Merrill, the success and interest developed were noteworthy. The inspiration imparted by such a leader, thoroughly conversant with current topics, anxious to make of her class intelligent and thoughtful readers, and animated by a never-failing enthusiasm in the work, cannot be estimated, and as a result the model class was very nearly attained. A class for mutual study conducted this department with good results, during the third season, and profited greatly by the zeal and interest developed among themselves.

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