On Friday, June 17, 2011, the Club welcomed historian Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal of Houston, Texas, author of Winning the West for Women: The Life of Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe (University of Washington Press).

Winning the West for Women: The Life of Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe

Parlor talk

 The 1920s-era parlor of the clubhouse (the Harvard Exit Theatre) was the setting for the talk.

Jennifer Ross-Nazzal and guests

 Dr. Ross-Nazzal chatted with guests before her presentation.

Book sales

Dr. Ross-Nazzal’s book was available for purchase from Elliott Bay Book Company at the talk.

Adria Shelton and Victoria Miles with Jennifer Ross-Nazzal

 Dr. Ross-Nazzal (center) with fellow WSU grads Adria Shelton (left) and Victoria Miles

Emma Smith DeVoe

Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe of Tacoma

A Soldier's Tribute to Woman

“A Soldier’s Tribute to Woman,” composed by Henry DeVoe (Emma’s husband)

Jennifer Ross-Nazzal

Dr. Ross-Nazzal also gave a talk at Elliott Bay Book Company while in Seattle.

On Friday, September 16, 2011, historian and Club member Dr. Beverly Beeton
spoke about suffragist Cornelia Templeton Jewett Hatcher,
who was active in both Seattle and Alaska.


Dr. Beeton

Dr. Beeton recounts tales from suffragist Cornelia Hatcher’s eventful life,
in the parlor of the Clubhouse/Harvard Exit Theatre.

Dr. Beverly Beeton
Dr. Beverly Beeton, our luminous speaker!

Deb Kim and Kaye Marks

Friend of the Club Deb Kim, winner of this month’s raffle prize (a beautiful orchid),
with Kaye Marks, First Vice President of the Club

Michael McCullough and Joan Smith

The Club’s distinguished server for four decades, Michael McCullough,
with longtime member Joan Smith

Andrea Divoky and Celeste Smith
Andrea Divoky of the
Council of the Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority,
with Celeste Smith, Club historian and Second Vice President