Grace and grit Posted in: News “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.”The above quote by Henry Ford can summarize the history of the Elgin New Century Club, which lasted for 100 years before dissolution.The BeginningIn February 1987, a group of ladies in Elgin decided to form a Ladies Literary Union. Many different clubs existed in Elgin including musical clubs, sewing clubs, church g roups, ancest ral groups and game clubs. But the purpose of this new club was the intellectual advancement of its members. Excitement was prevalent as the 20th century was approaching in 3 years and the women ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!