Illinois State Historical Society president Russell Lewis (from left) stands with Crete Woman’s Club president Cindy Westerman and ISHS vice president Elaine Egdorf. | Supplied Photo
Updated: December 12, 2012 6:04AM
The Illinois State Historical Society recently held its 28th annual Centennial Awards Reception at Gov. Pat Quinn’s executive mansion in Springfield, during which 23 Illinois organizations, businesses and municipalities were awarded centennial status for being actively in operation for 100 or more years.
Cindy Westerman, president of the Crete Woman’s Club, accepted the award from historical society president Russell Lewis and vice president Elaine Egdorf during a ceremony that included a tour of the mansion and gardens.
The Crete Woman’s Club was founded in 1912, but other honorees were founded as long ago as 1894. Among those honored were the village of Homewood, Chicago Chinatown, Poetry Magazine, North Central College in Naperville, several libraries, a YMCA and other groups from throughout the state.
The Crete Woman’s Club meets on the third Thursday of the month and actively seeks new members interested in promoting friendship, philanthropy and civic awareness. Information: www.cretewomansclub.org.