On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., The Lawley Homemaker’s Club had their monthly meeting at the Lawley Fire Department, but this time they had one additional guest – me. As a publication that focuses on the value of good community news, I felt that a club that has been active in bettering the Bibb County community since 1938 deserved its due recognition for all of the good work they have done over the years. When Judy Miller, the secretary/treasurer reached out to me and extended to me an invitation to attend one of their meetings, I was all too happy to accept.
Originally known as The Lawley Home Demonstration Club, it was established in the summer of 1938. Mrs. Inez Cleveland was the first president, and Mrs. Mary Cottingham was the first secretary-treasurer. Charter members were as follows: Susie Barnes, Ruby Belle Belvin, Alvis Head, Gertrude Head, Elsee Lovelady, Oma Lovelady, Anna Mount, Ruthie McGee, Hannah Shoults, Quint Wright, and Zada Yarn.