The Vidette-Messenger Centennial EditionThe 1936 special edition celebrating Porter County's centennial year . . . .

The following article has been transcribed from the August 18, 1936, issue of The Vidette-Messenger, published in Valparaiso, Indiana. This particular special edition focuses on Porter County's centennial celebration and contains a 94-page compendium of Porter County history up to that time.

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Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 18, 1936; Volume 10, Section 4, Page 6.



The Sphinx club was organized in 1920 by a group of business women of Valparaiso. The club became affiliated with the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in 1927. The club is also a member of the International Federation.

The National Federation was formed in St. Louis, Mo., in 1919, with the following objectives:

To elevate the standards of women in business and the professions.

To promote the interests of business and professional women.

To bring about a spirit of cooperation among business and professional women in the United States.

To extend opportunities to business and professional women through education along industrial, scientific and vocational lines.

The federation is non-partisan, non-sectarian, self-governing and supporting.

The membership of the Sphinx club now numbers fifty. Meetings are held semi-monthly in the club rooms at the Woman's Club building.

For several years the Sphinx club has aided financially one or more high school girls each year. A mathematics award is also given by the club in the Junior high school. The club is a member of the Riley Cheer Guild of Riley hospital in Indianapolis. Each year gifts of money and toys are sent to this organization. A membership is held in the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and the club is active in many civic undertakings.

Article transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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