The purpose of the ’23 Club is to honor the memory of those who planned and built the City of Longview as a social, spiritual, cultural, and economic center for local residents.
Originally a social organization for lineal descendants of the founders of Longview, the ’23 Club is now open to all who share a love for the City, its beauty and history.
On the first Monday of October we hold our annual dinner and get together.
Memories of the 50's in Longview book
Everyone “of a certain age” has some fond memories of the 50’s in Longview. This year we will put together a paperback book "LONGVIEW IN THE 50'S", as told by members of the Longview '23 Club, published and for sale at the dinner meeting. We're still looking for submissions for our book about the 50's. If there's any '23 Club points of interest from the 50's, '23 Club president Carolyn Caines would appreciate photos or articles. She hopes to include many of your photos and written submissions. See details….deadline for submission is soon so send your stories and pictures ASAP (NLT July 1 if you want it in the book) to Carolyn.
Daily News Letter
The letter appearing in The Daily News on May 12, 2017 was in error. See the corrected letter.
The 2016 Dinner and business meeting was held at St. Rose on October 3, 2016. The program was "1923 Business: From Glascow, Scotland to Longview, Washington" which was an informative presentation on the only family owned business in Longview started in 1923 that is still in business. The 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award went to Calvin Fowler (President 2014-2015) for his contributions to the community and promotion of the '23 Club. Watch this website for more pictures of the dinner.
'23 Club in the 4th of July Parade
'23 Club members decked out in Longview 23 Club shirts were very visible towards the front of the 2017 Longview 4th of July Parade.
23 members of the '23 Club featured in The Daily News
The Daily News ran a series focusing on some members of the '23 Club. See who they are...
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Check out the online version of the scrapbook pages from 1999 through 2016. You may find the original scrapbook at the Longview Public Library in the Longview Room which is open on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 PM. The images are of better quality in the original scrapbook. Special thanks to '23 Club Historians Dr. Travis Cavens (1999-2011) and Bill Kasch (2012-2016) whose work made this scrapbook possible.