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Club History


The Social Science Club of Terrell (SSC) was organized in 1894. In 1897, SSC, along with 21 other women's clubs, formed the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs (TFWC). One of the goals of the TFWC was to secure libraries for small towns in Texas. This was accomplished in 1904, and the Andrew Carnegie Foundation funded the Carnegie Library in Terrell, Texas. The Carnegie Library is now home to the Terrell Heritage Society and Museum.

The Social Science Club of Terrell has continued its objective of intellectual development of its members, as well as raising funds to benefit Terrell civic and educational projects.  Current benefactors include, but are not limited to, the Heritage Museum, the Share Center of Terrell, and college scholarships.


2022- 2023 OFFICERS

President / Notification Chair

Tori Lucas


Vice President / Directory/Hostess Chair

Cindy Oakley

Treasurer / Courtesy Chair

Veronica Wilkerson

Recording Secretary

Karen Bedford


Corresponding Secretary / Program Chair

Mayrani Velasquez


Jean Ann Ables-Flatt



Jenny Heisel


Social Media

Hillary Heisel



Lauren Oakley


Fundraising/Civic Chairs

Kitty Brin

Janice Dowlearn


Altruistic/Scholarship Chair

Johnette McCain-Cervantes

Founding Members

Mrs. Ophelia Cartwright

Miss Kate Childress

Mrs. W. B. Christian

Mrs. Rena Gill

Mrs. Libby Grinnan Griffith

Mrs. Belle Grinnan

Miss Lucille Grinnan

Mrs. Elizabeth Heath

Mrs. Mary Muckleroy

Mrs. Eva Muckleroy Moore

Miss Nannie Orr

Miss Pearl Phillips

Miss Addye Stewart

Mrs. Celeste Terrell

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