We're delighted that Senator Jean Carnahan has agreed to share her insights on the changing role of women in Missouri politics with us at a traditional afternoon tea on Sunday, March 24 at the elegant St. Louis Woman's Club. An American politician and writer, she was the First Lady of Missouri from 1993 to 2000 when her husband Mel Carnahan was Governor. She was the first woman to serve as a U.S. Senator for Missouri after a 2000 appointment. Her daughter Robin served as Missouri Secretary of State and her son Russ served in the U.S. Congress.
The tea honors suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt. It was on March 24, 1919, at the 50th Anniversary Jubilee Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in St. Louis, that she suggested to fellow suffragists, "Let us then raise up a league of women voters."
WHEN: March 24, 1-4 pm
WHERE: St. Louis Woman's Club, 4600 Lindell Blvd. (valet parking included in ticket price)
Special performance by CHARIS, the St. Louis women's chorus.
NOTE: Anyone giving a tax-deductible donation of $100 to join the 100th Anniversary Hundred Dollar Club gets half-price admission to this event.