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 9th annual Pizza Sale for Superbowl will help us to raise funds for community projects and activities.
Orders must be placed by Tuesday, January 26th for pickup on Saturday, February 6th. Delivery options to sites in Myrtle Point, Fairview, Coquille, and Coos Bay are available.
Call Laura at 541-572-5201 for more information or to place an order.
Order forms are also available here
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With the current state of affairs related to COVID-19, no group gatherings are scheduled at this time. Check back to keep up to date.
2021 President: Laura Rose 541-572-5201
c/o 56125 Goldbrick Rd.,
Myrtle Point, OR 97458