In 1898, Ellen Browning Scripps joined La Jolla’s Current Events Club (the following year this name changed to La Jolla Woman’s Club), and in 1901 the 17 members elected Miss Ellen to her first term as President. Clubs provided a venue in which their members could advance their knowledge and intellectual skills (McCain, The La Jolla of Ellen Browning Scripps). Clubwomen discussed current events such as U.S. territorial expansion following the Spanish-American War and women’s suffrage. The club continued to be active in women’s issues during WWII and while the emphasis of the Woman’s Club gradually evolved into a more social setting in recent years, we strive to continue the advancement of women as we look to the future. For membership information contact our Membership Chair, Debbie Williams at (858) 454-2354.