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Y. W. C. A.
Esther A. Clark, Advisor Nellie Dorsey. President
As a result of a revival meeting held at one of the Peru churches during the second year of the Nebraska State Normal School, a large part of the students became Christians. A Thursday night prayer-meeting was held each week at the church, but the students did not feel that this was their meeting. Dr. McKenzie realized this and started a Tuesday night prayer-meeting at the Normal building. This was held each week, led by some member ot the faculty. As tiie school grew the attendance at prayer-meeting increased, and the Christian influence in the school was more manifest year by year.
It was not long until the school felt the need of something more, and a Y. M. C. A. was organized in 1886 and the Y. Y. C. A. in 1887. Since then these organizations have added much to the school life. Through the work of the Y. Y. C. A. many privileges have been afforded the girls that have strengthened them not only morally but socially and mentally.
During the year 1908-1909 the association has kept in mind its motto, “I came that ye might have life, and have it more abundantly.” Our aim has been the development of the Christian character of the girls.
Our Bible study classes, of which there is one in each of the churches, have studied “The Life of Christ." The Old Testament poetry class, offered in the school curriculum, is one of the largest of its kind in the state, it numbering eighty-two. The class is conducted by Professor J. W. Searson.
There arc mission study classes in both home and foreign missions. The missionary committee arranged for the devotional meetings the last Sunday of each month. “Mission Fields of Porto Rico," “Dr. Duncan’s Mission School in Alaska,” and “The World’s Work of the Y. W. C. A. and Miss Paddock’s Work-in China” were discussed.
A “Y. W. C. A. Hour" was established this year. It was our purpose to have a series of helpful talks given and to set aside an hour when the girls might come together as a unit and become better acquainted. The first talk was given by Mrs. Crabtree, December 18, on “The Spirit of Entertaining.” The other subjects included in the series were, “Conversation," “Responsibility of a Young Woman in Society," “Letter Writing," and “Books."
In all these things our purpose has been to strengthen the lives of the girls so that as they go out into the world they may say as docs Mrs. T. F. Dobbs (nee Vina Cannon), of Rocky Ford, Colo., president of the Peru association during 1891, 1892, 1893 and 1894, “I do not forget that the training I received in that Y. W. C. A. has been worth more to me than I can tell. I am so glad of this chance to say to you young women, press on, do not lose these precious opportunities to learn to do and speak for your Master. The field is wide; such opportunities arc open for consecrated and prepared young women to go out and
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Y. W. C. A. CABINET
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reap the harvest, white already. But I cannot live my life over. I say to you young women, just on the threshold of life, use every opportunity to prepare yourselves to labor faithfully and well for the Master, for this is the only service that pays in the end.”
YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION CHRONOLOGY
1868-1869—Student’s weekly prayer-meeting.
1886- 1887—Y. W. C. A. organized.
Ellen Campbell, president Y. Y. C. A.
Sunday afternoon devotional meeting established.
1887- 1888—President, Mattie Cooper, deceased.
1888- 1889— I ’resident,
1889- 1890—President, Zelda Hosic (?), Nebraska City, Neb.
1890- 1891—President, N ina Canon (Mrs. 'I'. H. Dobbs), Rocky Eord, Colo.
1892- 1893—President, Carrie Emerson, deceased.
1893- 1894—President, Viva Canon (Mrs. T. H. Dobbs), Rocky Ford, Colo.
1894- 1895—President, Minnie Van Nostran, deceased.
1895- 1896—President, Letta M. Lott, Lincoln,’ Neb.
1897- 1898—President, Bessie Carpenter (Mrs. Richards), Hope Normal adopted
by N. S. N. S.
1898- 1899—President, Anna V. Jennings, Kearney, Neb. 107 volumes collected
by the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. for the Y. M. C. A. public library in Porto Rico.
1899 (April to June)—President, Sarah A. Bowen.
1899- 1900 (September to April)—President, Esther A. Clark, Peru. Neb. Noon-
day prayer-meeting established.
1900- 1901—President, Lucy Learning, Los Angeles, Cal. Special Christmas
services for Sunday before holidays, and Easter sunrise prayermeeting instituted.
1901- 1902—President, Mabel Bridges, Lincoln, Neb.
1902- 1903—President, Katherine S. Tawney, Calhan, Colo.
I9°3"I9°4—President, May Kirkpatrick, Stanton, Neb.
1904- 1905—President, Bessie M. Brcnizer, State University, Lincoln, Neb.
1905- 1906—President, Maude Boyd, Greeley, Colo.
1906- 1907—President, Myrtle Krebs, Scotia, Neb. Violet Sunday (first Sunday
in May) established.
1907- 1908—President. Bessie Zink, Stewart, Neb. Patriotic Service (last Sun-
day before July 4) established.
1908- 1909—President, Nellie Dorsey, Marquette, Neb. Thanksgiving vesper
service, November 26, established. “Y. W. Hour,” December 18, established. Hope Normal graduates.
I9°9-I9Io—President, Marv Ellenberger, Peru, Neb.
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