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McFarlane Society Member Levels

Isabella Peacock Circle $100,000+

Isabella Peacock (Mrs. Charles) was a Founder of the Club. She gathered her neighbors for Sunday Suppers on the grounds of the Peacock Inn and with the help of the Coconut Grove pioneer community, established the church, school and library.

Mary Barr Munroe Circle $50,000 – $99,999

Mary Barr Munroe (Mrs. Kirk) was a Founder of the Club and became an avid environmentalist on the local, state and national levels. She powered the efforts to save the Everglades by her relentless drive to establish the Royal Palm Park, the first State Park owned by women.

Edith Gifford Circle  $25,000 – $49,999

Edith Gifford (Mrs. John) was critical to the Ways and Means Committee. The Everglades Project, Red Cross and our current clubhouse resulted from her financial support and efforts. If anything needed doing, Edith did it!

Minnie, Gertrude and Olga Kent Circle – $10,000-$24,999

Minnie Kent began her presidency challenged by the 1926 Hurricane that badly damaged the clubhouse and the onset of the Great Depression. As historian, she wrote The First Sixty Years of the Housekeepers Club. Gertrude Kent wrote several articles of historical interest. Olga Kent, knowing the importance of our archives to the future, had the club’s records put on microfilm at the Florida Room of Miami’s Main Library.

Mary Pierce and Jane Driver Circle  $1,000 – $9,999

Mary S. Pierce (Mrs. J. B.) led the women through the Great Depression. As they carried on with community welfare projects, she bought food and served luncheons to local civic clubs to pay our club’s bills. Mary served four more terms, years of building renovations. Jane Driver (Mrs. Fred), inspired by her mother’s efforts, had the clubhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1975). She applied for and received a State grant to repair damages from Hurricane Andrew.

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