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Mayor Frederickson recognizes Rhinelander Women's Club, proclaims April 24 'Federation Day'Submitted: 04/15/2019
Mayor Frederickson recognizes Rhinelander Women's Club, proclaims April 24 'Federation Day'
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
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RHINELANDER - You can thank the Rhinelander Women's Club for the first public women's restroom in town and for helping found the city's first library.  Now, the city will recognize the club for those efforts and more.

Mayor Chris Frederickson signed a proclamation dedicating April 24 as "Federation Day".

The day will recognize the General Federation of Women's Clubs and, specifically, the work Rhinelander's club has done.


In recent years, the Rhinelander Women's Club volunteered at the library, generated student scholarships, and works with the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry.

The club's press release notes the original women's club, founded in 1898, opened the first "comfort station" for women in 1920.  The club also bought 300 books for Rhinelander's first library around the turn of the century.

Frederickson's proclamation thanked the club for their "continued work in making Rhinelander better for all our citizens."


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