Several notable women who have served the Cypress community will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, November 1. The event is in celebration of the centennial anniversary of California’s passage of women’s right to vote, and is hosted by the Woman’s Club of Cypress.
Amongst the honorees are women who have been elected to the Cypress City Council or the Cypress School Board, as well as the current Cypress Police Chief, City Clerk, and Director of Parks and Recreation.
The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. The event is open to the public and admission is free, but reservations are required.
The election of October 10, 1911, resulted in California becoming the sixth state to allow women to vote. Nationally, women did not receive voting privileges until passage of the nineteenth amendment to the United States Constitution almost a decade later, in 1920.
The Woman’s Club of Cypress is a local nonprofit service organization of women involved in various volunteer and charitable activities in the community. For reservations or more information, please contact Stacy Berry 714-679-4606.
Florence F. Noyes as Liberty, a digital copy of a black and white film negative copy from the American Memory project of the Library of Congress. Noyes was participating in a suffrage pageant in front of the Treasury Building, Washington, D.C., in March 1913.
Noyes was a contemporary of Isadora Duncan. She died in 1918.
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