The Village Improvement Association was the first Women’s Club established in Bucks County and held its first meeting on April 26, 1895 when Mrs. Mary L. DuBois was elected Chairman. The constitution was adopted at the May 21st meeting. Mrs. Richard Watson was elected President at the May 28th meeting.
The VIA general membership meets monthly in the James-Lorah Auditorium and reviews organization activities, plans and results. An informative or entertaining presentation usually precedes the business meeting. Throughout the year, VIA committees work to fulfill the organization’s responsibilities to meet its mission, administer operations, maintain the James-Lorah Memorial Home and to explore mutual interests such as floral arts, gourmet foods and the theater.