The Women's Committee of the Philharmonic Orchestra was organized in March 1924 at the suggestion of conductor Walter Henry Rothwell. Mrs. J. A. Van Kaathoven served as General Chairman; Mrs. Cecil Frankel, Honorary Chairman; and Mrs. Hansen Moore, as Secretary-Treasurer; for the first two years. With the resignation of Mrs. Van Kaathoven in 1926, Mrs. Frankel took over the active chairmanship of the Committee.
The Committee was organized to develop a wider interest in symphonic music generally, and to assume the responsibility of the annual season ticket drive. Essay contests have been held in the High Schools and Universities for two season tickets for the evening concerts of the regular pairs. These seats, purchased by Women's Committee, are known as the "Walter Henry Rothwell Memorial Tickets." Luncheons, dinners and receptions are held for conductors and artists. Each season one public rehearsal by the Orchestra with outstanding soloists is given exclusively
for members of the Committee. In 1931, a series of Children's Concerts were inaugurated as part of the activities of this Committee. (From Who's Who in Music and Dance in Southern California, 1933, ed. Bruno David Ussher)