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NEWSLETTER OF THE SUTTER CLUB ®  APRIL 2018 – OUR 129 th YEAR

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Mother's Day—History and Tradition The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continu- ing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers be- cause she believed that they were "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world." By 1911 all U.S. states observed the holiday. In 1912 Anna Jarvis trade- marked the phrases "Second Sunday in May" and "Mother's Day," and created the Mother's Day International Association. She specifically noted that "Mother's" should "be a singular possessive, for each family to honor its own mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world." In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. The Sutter Club has established our own Mother's Day tradition over the years, and celebrates Mom's special day with a fantastic brunch menu and decor presented specifically for the special women in your life. Mom Bonus: No cooking or cleaning! $59 for adults 18 and over, $35 for young adults (13-17), $21 for children (5-12), and no charge for 4 years and younger. Guests welcome. Coat required, tie optional. Register online or call (916) 596-6300. Cancellation policy applies.

A s some of you may know, our Bylaws

allow the Board of Directors to recognize persons of distinction in the arts, sciences and literature by offering such a candidate an honorary membership to the Club. Up until recently our only honorary Member has been world-renowned California landscape artist, Gregory Kondos. I am pleased to announce that our honorary membership roster now includes Sacramento native and recent double-Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig. Earlier this year the Board approved Greta’s invitation for honorary membership and we recently learned she has enthusiastically accepted. Greta grew up in River Park and graduated from St. Francis High School. After graduating from Barnard College in New York she immediately found success as an actor, writer and director. She has been honored in her industry with many awards, culminating this year with Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Original By Joseph Babich

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