“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Wheatley, Turning to One Another
The Women’s Civic League of Portage, established in 1931, has a long legacy of giving to the community through various projects and donations to civic organizations. That tradition continues to this day.
In a few years, the Women’s Civic League will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Greatly influenced by Zona Gale, the founders went door-to-door, extending their invitation to all women regardless of race, religion, or social class to join their club. While soliciting new members in that manner is no longer necessary, it is clear that the same level of commitment is present today.
Zona Gale believed so strongly in their cause that she gifted her home to be used as the group’s club house. As a result, Gale’s legacy of work for women’s rights and civic welfare continues today. Her home, which is listed on the National Historic Registry is maintained by the Women’s Civic League.
We invite you to learn more about the Women’s Civic League of Portage and its projects by exploring this website.
To learn more about our history, click here.
To learn more about how you can join, click here.