A desire to develop the cultural life of the community led the members to concentrate their early efforts in the creation of the Miami Beach Public Library, they begun with a book drive that yielded 899 donated books.
In 1942 they evacuated their clubhouse so that the US Armed Forces could use their building as classrooms and for training, they sold war bonds and stamps to support the troops, and sewed for the Red Cross. Later they were recognized by President Reagan for their ‘charitable and civic endeavors’.
On April 22nd, 2008, a fire destroyed their clubhouse, which by that time had been donated to The Wolfsonian-FIU. The membership photos that survived the fire reflect not only the history of Miami Beach, but lives of the women who were identified only by their husbands’ names.