Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 54
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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet
as follows-Miller Day Nursery & Home 156 Colored Old Folks Home 10 Total 166 Respectfully submitted, Mercedes M. Beaton, Sec'y
March 7th, 1938 The annual meeting of the Portsmouth Branch of the Needlework Guild was held March 7th, 1938 at three o'clock in the lecture room of Monumental Church. In the absence of the president, Mrs. Kenneth McAlpine, Mrs. L. McK. Jack presided at the meeting, which opened with the Lord's Prayer. The minutes of the 1937 meeting were read and approved. Two thousand and nineteen articles (2019) of wearing apparel and household linen were distributed to charitable organizations in 1937. The list of Sectional presidents was also read. The treasurer, Miss Pauline Williams, reported a balance on hand of $45.55. A check for $5.65 had been given Mrs. M. O. Williams for the purchase of shoes for needy persons. The secretary was instructed to write a note to Mrs. Nancy Forbes Owens who is sick. Mrs. Owens has been an ardent worker in the Needlework Guild for many years. The Custodian of the Reserve, Mrs. J. D. Collins reported 317 articles were in the reserve. In December, the remaining articles were divided up between the King's Daughter's Hospital, the City Board of Health, Miller Day Nursery and several needy families. Fourteen articles were given to a private case known about by the president, Mrs. McAlpine (Mrs. Ripley)