Club History – 1990s

1 May, 2023 | Club History

In 1995 a significant conference took place in Beijing. 40,000 women’s rights activists and leaders attended the Fourth World Conference on Women. Together, they set a goal to achieve the ‘full participation on the basis of equality in all spheres of society, including participation in the decision-making process and access to power. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, adopted unanimously by 189 countries, was an agenda for women’s empowerment that is now considered the key global policy document on gender equality.

Women’s fashion in the 1990s took on a more relaxed look with grunge being one of the more popular styles with loose, oversized clothing and jeans became staples. Lycra also made something of an impact in women’s clothing towards the end of the 1990s as a sportier look was adopted.

In 1990 Martin Hey became the Club’s pro golf teacher for the golfing group and he is still with us today! In 1991 the Club made headline news offering two tickets to Boston on Northwest airline as a raffle prize at the Bazaar. In 1992 during the Club’s annual outing to Stoke Potteries, the Club’s President got locked in the bathroom at the Wedgwood store at closing time and had to be rescued. In 1999 Book Bunch was started.