In a small, Prairie School style house just behind the Fuller Theological Seminary school, a group of women, mostly retired and of older age, got together for their monthly social, in which they enjoyed a gourmet lunch, were shown a fashion show orchestrated by Eileen Gerber, a traveling boutique owner, and listened to a speech delivered by motivational speaker Carol Guttman.
Together, they form the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, which has operated since 1945. The purpose of the organization was to provide a private club environment for women actively involved in business, civic affairs, education and philanthropy. Its intentions are so that women can grow intellectually, share good times leisurely, network professionally, and support one another on a personal level.
In addition, the Women’s City Club of Pasadena holds a wide variety of religious events, all of which are hosted by the Stone Croft Bible outreach, an interdenominational church centered on the teachings of the Bible. The ladies of the club would therefore often meet for fellowships and Bible studies. In fact, it is through such religious activities and churchgoing that other ladies are introduced to the Women’s City Club of Pasadena.
“I have been introduced to this club a while back by several kind ladies, and I have been going ever since,” said Barbra Chase, a member of the social group. “The best thing about this club is that it encourages us to serve the Lord, as well as share our faiths with other women. I always feel better and closer to Christ after hearing speakers’ testimony. ”
On March 18th, at around 11:30 a.m., the ladies were entertained by a fashion show hosted by Eileen Gerber, whose traveling boutique is fourteen years old and who have been working with the Women’s City Club for the past three years.
The clothes displayed were all in style and in season, yet they are fairly affordable to most ladies. The models who worked the runway included Rolleena, Nancy, and Margret.
The Women’s City Club of Pasadena will convene again sometime in April for an artwork display followed by a religious testimony. Dates are yet to be released.