Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 38
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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet March 1931 The annual meeting of the Portsmouth Branch of the Needlework Guild was held March 11th (Wed) 1931, 4 o'clock at the Y.W.C.A. on Middle St. The president, Mrs. Kenneth McAlpine presided at this meeting, which was opened with the Lord's Prayer. The minutes of the annual meeting (1930) were read and approved. 1589 articles of linen and wearing apparel were collected and distributed for 1930. The Treasurer, Miss Williams read her report, which showed a balance on hand of $100.11. Mrs. J. D. Collins, custodian of the Reserve reported that 148 articles were in the reserve and all of these had been distributed thru out the year for private cases. Mrs. Collins' report was very interesting and showed splendid work done in behalf of the Guild. Several communications were then read by Mrs. McAlpine. An invitation to hear Mrs. M. B. Booth speak on the Needlework Guild and also a letter from Mrs. Preston, our national president asking the Guild to aid unemployment in every way possible. Mrs. McAlpine also stated that all of the organizations to which the Needlework Guild sent garments, had written her very nice notes of thanks. A communication was also read by the president from headquarters in Philadelphia concerning a memorial fund for Mrs. Clare Wilson, former national treasurer of the Guild and a devoted worker. This letter was tabled for the present. An invitation was also read from its Norfolk Branch of the Needlework Guild (Miss Southgate, Sec) to attend a lecture given March 23rd at which time Miss Maria Stryker