Clara's Club is a supporting club within the larger Dayton Buckeye Model A
Ford Club. As such, it presents important activities that enrich the
experience of the hobby for all Dayton Buckeye members.
All the women of Dayton Buckeye Model A Ford Club have
membership in Clara’s Club and may participate if they wish. We are named
after the wife of Henry Ford who was a faithful supporter of her entrepreneur
husband, while having many interests of her own.
Clara’s Club members get together after our monthly
business meeting while the men have their automotive tech sessions. Our
interests are varied and we discuss anything from books, children,
grandchildren, antiques, quilts, shopping, etc. You name it, we have discussed
it. Occasionally, we will take a field trip such as attending the movie,
“Kit Kittridge” or another outing suggested by our members.
We have members who participate in Model A Era Fashion
Judging at the National Meets. There is also a group of us who regularly put
on our traveling Model A Era fashion shows. We like to research era fashions
and with the help of our Louise Ackerman Library, encourage and support one
another in pursuit of era fashions. We are occasionally visited by Clara Ford,
Jeanette Williams, and Lou Henry Hoover.
In Clara’s Club the women get to know one another, expand
our interests, and enjoy the company of each other as we share in the Model A