As with many women clubs of the time the Wisconsin women’s clubs were made up of prominent white, middle and upper class women (8). Though club membership was small at the start of the clubs, club membership ended up numbering over one hundred by the early 1920's (9).
A Gateway into the Political Sphere:
The Wisconsin women's clubs were very similar to the clubs that made up the Detroit Federation of Women’s clubs, but in general the wisconsin clubs were more focused on gaining more education than gaining a political voice before suffrage. As seen by the Green Bay women's club, the Wisconsin clubs seem to gain more confidence in the political sphere after gaining the right to vote in 1920 often voicing concerns and paying attention to local and national political situations (10 ). Listed below are just a few examples of how Wisconsin Women’s Clubs impacted their community and were involved in politics: