As a national organization of women engaged in literary and relational work, it has increased its realm of influence until today it includes on its membership roll prominent women from every State in the Union. The League has also distinguished representatives from foreign lands.
Immediately at the outbreak of the way, the League of American Pen Women offered its professional services to the Government. As an organization the League entered all branches of war relief work, taking an active part in Liberty Loan, War Savings Stamps, Thrift, Food Conservation and Red Cross campaigns.
Affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs, and with the International Editorial Association, the League of American Pen Women's activity encompasses a wide field of intellectual achievement.
SAN FRANCISCO AUXILIARY
Each state has an Auxiliary to the National League of American Pen Women.
The San Francisco Auxiliary has been actively identified with the San Francisco City and County Federation of Women's Clubs for the past four years.
Annie LAURIE is an honorary member of the League of American Pen Women, having been elected to the position at Washington, D.C., where she was visiting and at a time when she was asked to address the national organization.
Ina COOLBRITH, California poet, is an honorary member.
Mrs. E. M. NORTH-WHITCOMB is an honorary member, having also been elected to the position by the National organization.
Mrs. Nellie Blessing EYSTER, is president Emeritus of the San Francisco Auxiliary, League of American Pen Women. Mrs. EYSTER founded the San Francisco Auxiliary and at that time Mrs. Josephine WILSON was elected the president.
Mrs. Abbie Krebs WILKINS, newspaper and magazine contributor, who has just finished a new book, has been the president of the San Francisco Auxiliary for the past year, May, 1919 to May, 1920.
Josephine WILSON was for six years the California representative, League of American Pen Women.
Mrs. Abbie Krebs WILKINS is at present the California representative, having been appointed upon request from the San Francisco members.
At the opening meeting of the League of American Pen Women, in September, an anniversary luncheon will be given at the Fairmont Hotel, the plan being to make this luncheon something superlatively fine.
A statue of Pegasus, made by the artist, Mrs. Reggie SMITH, will be dedicated at the luncheon. Mrs. SMITH's work ranks high in the estimation of other sculptors, art critics and literary judges.
Membership enrollment in the League is open to those who wish to qualify.
Mrs. William Harold WILSON, Club Editor San Francisco Examiner, contributor "California Life" and eastern magazines, President
Mrs. Ida May DAVIS, newspaper writer, vice-President
Mrs. Abbie KREBS WILKINS, writer, Treasurer
Mrs. Mary Lewis HAINES, author, newspaper contributor, Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. L. A. PFEIFFER, writer, Assistant Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Olive HULSE, Recording Secretary
Mrs. I. LOWENBERG, author, Historian
Mrs. E. M. NORTH-WHITCOMB, Librarian
Mrs. Ella M. SEXTON, Auditor
The entire Board