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The Dora Friendly Club is a rural community "ladies club", which began over 80 years ago at a time when each little valley and settlement had a similar club. Our club has managed to survive in spite of a geographical shift, a paved road and television.
The Dora Friendly Club had its first meeting on January 20, 1932. Charter members were: Georgia Bunch, Macie Crumley, Grace Durnam, M.E. Durnam, Mollie Fay, Dora Gearhart, Laura Minard, Wilma Bunch Shepherd and Angie Yokum (also spelled Yoakam). The name "Friendly Club" was suggested by M.E. Durnam. Women gathered for all day meetings, as most of them walked to the meeting places. The first By-laws stipulated that the members would gather to help the hostess with whatever chores she chose, whether it be canning, quilting or cleaning. One of the first meetings was at the home of Wilma Shepherd; the task was carding wool. The Club set geographical limits; to be eligible for membership women had to live on or between the Marcy farm (Koski's) and the Bennett farm (old Kasper place). At that time, the center of Dora was located near the Minard Riffle (Alberta Lynn=s home), and Gravelford and Sitkum each had its own ladies' club.
Over the years the Dora Friendly Club has taken on many projects which are vital to the continuance of Dora as a community. The Club sponsors some traditional activities which were started by the East Fork Sportsmen's Club and the Dora-Sitkum P.T.A., as neither of those groups is still in existence. Some of the activities include an annual scholarship for a local student, the Fishermen's Breakfast in May, an annual Corn Feed in September, and the community Christmas program. The Club has also provided quilts for families who have lost their homes in fires, scholarships to 4-H camp, food for those in need, and friendship and prepared food for bereaved neighbors.
The 10th annual Pizza Sale for Superbowl was a fabulous success helping us to raise funds for community projects and activities.
We are so grateful to all of you who purchased pizzas and to all of our helpers.
Call Laura at 541-572-5201 for more information on how you can help next year.
Meeting Dates for 2022
June 16 Lunch Out
July 21 Picnic at Frona Park
November 17 Annual Soup Lunch
With the mask mandate lifted our group gatherings are hopeful at this time. Check back to keep up to date.
Fishermans' Breakfast : Saturday , May 28
National Night Out: Tuesday, August 2
Corn Feed: Saturday, September 10
2022 President: Betty Vaughn 541-572-5512
Vice-President: Mapril Combs 541-572-5532
c/o 56125 Goldbrick Rd.,
Myrtle Point, OR 97458