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The Fortnightly Club of Summit
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
Fun Fact: The Fortnightly Club sponsored Summit's first summer playground program in 1909 🤗

🌿The ladies of the Town Improvement Association (an offspring of the Fortnightly Club), spearheaded by Mrs. H.B. Twombly, acquired free use of Jonathan Bonnel's property south of the station, between Elm street and Summit avenue, and raised money to finance a program of summer playground activities.

🌿This photo, taken August 1909, shows one of the events of the wind-up activities of that initial playground season. Note the railroad fence, Union place and the Summit avenue bridge area in the background.

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#125thanniversary

Many thanks to #summithistoricalsociety for the newspaper clipping. 😊
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The Fortnightly Club of Summit
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
Timeline Photos
Summit, NJ
Mary Burlington Wilcox was the first president of The Fortnightly Club which was established in 1893. She was also the wife of George Wilcox, Summit's first mayor. To celebrate The Fortnightly Club's 125th anniversary season, we're looking back on The Fortnightly Club's history to bring you...

How The Fortnightly Club was Born
🌸One afternoon in the early winter of 1892-93, Mrs George Wilcox and Mrs George Hodenpyle went for a drive together - probably well wrapped in fur robes in a two horse sleigh.
🌸They talked happily of all that the women of Summit had accomplished through their Village Improvement Society, but they lamented the fact that there was nothing of a cultural nature for the women in the growing community.
🌸Shortly afterward, Mrs Wilcox invited five women to her home on the Boulevard for a conference: Mrs Hodenpyle, Mrs Hamilton Wright Mabie, Mrs Gustav Pollak, Mrs Ernest Dressel North, Mrs Henry B. Twombly.
🌸Out of this conclave of six public spirited women, The Fortnightly Club was born. Under the guidance of Mrs North its constitution was drawn up.
🌸Fifty-nine members were enrolled that first year. The meeting were held in the Library building of the Summit Library Association, on Tulip Street - now the Playhouse.

125 years later, The Fortnightly Club continues the tradition of volunteerism, fundraising, community service and outreach as well as book groups, theater trips, and comradery. Club members meet at historic Twin Maples estate in Summit, New Jersey.

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#125thanniversary

Many thanks to Summit Historical Society for the photo and story writeup!
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
Timeline Photos
Summit, NJ
We're on the cover of The Collection magazine! Why? It's The Fortnightly Club's 125th anniversary of service to the local community ✨

We're celebrating with a party at Twin Maples on April 6th and hope you can join us for a fun evening of live music, light bites, beer, wine and signature cocktails. 🍸 Tickets available at www.fortnightlyclub.org

Thank you Suburban Chamber of Commerce for putting us on the cover of your magazine! 😘

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#twinmaples #downtownsummit #summitdowntown
#125thanniversary
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
Lori
Twin Maples
We're celebrating 125 years of service with a new flag, a magazine cover, and a party! 🌟 Join us April 6th at Twin Maples for a fun evening of live music, light bites, beer, wine and signature cocktails. Tickets available https://fortnightlyclub.org/anniversary-celebration/
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
Thank you Cheryl from What A DISH catering for the yummy cooking demo! Breakfast toast, Romaine tacos, cauliflower crust pizza and healthy smoked salmon bites - yes please! 😋
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
Timeline Photos
Twin Maples
Our very own Cheryl from What A Dish catering will give a cooking demo and tasting at our general meeting Wednesday Feb 6th 1pm at Twin Maples.

These February meetings with Cheryl have become a delicious Fortnightly Club favorite 😋🍴 Join us and see what it's all about! 🤗

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