Celebrating 100th Years of STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD
Girls Inc. of Meriden is celebration 100 years of Strong, Smart, and Bold in 2019. We are dedicating this year to remembering our past, celebrating our present, and inspire for our future. We remember the history of the organization transforming over the decades from being called the Meriden Girl's Club from 1919-1990 to Girls Incorporated of Meriden from 1991-Present. In the beginning activities were held in rented space on Colony Street, the 1930's were a time of growth and development for the organization. With assistance of the Meriden Community Fund, today's United Way, beginning in 1929 the Club was able to expand effort to provide more activities and instruction to girls in the Meriden area. In 1951, upon the death of Mrs. James Platt, the club was bequeathed her residence at 130 Lincoln Street a gift we still cherish today. Mrs. Platt left this gift, as a place for girls, in memory of her daughter Margery.
In 1990 the national organization of Girls Club of America change its legal title to Girls Incorporated and the Meriden affiliate followed. There is a deep history and presence in the Greater Meriden community through Girls Incorporated of Meriden. Our philosophy has grown from an organization that primarily teaches homemaking and etiquette skills to young women, to one that is in the forefront of issues that young girls of today deal with and we are here to inspire them to be the best they can be. We are helping to build future scientist, economic savvy women, strong and opinionated members of society, independent minded women who are confident, self-assured, self-reliant, and so much more.
We hope you will join us over the course of this year at one of our many celebrations happening! We also want to connect with our Alum, former staff and volunteers to hear your stories of special times at Girls Inc.
Thank you to our 100th year sponsors
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Business After Hours
Friday March 22nd 2019 from 5:00 -7:00pm at Girls Inc. of Meriden. Click here to view flyer.
20th Annual Strong, Smart and Bold Dinner
Wednesday May 8th 2019 at 5:00pm Zandris Stillwood Inn in Wallingford.
Family Fun Fest Picnic
Being held on Saturday, July 20th 2019 an event for all members of the family to join at our facility.