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Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 55

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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet

Mrs. Jack reviewed the wonderful report of the National president, Mrs. Thos. J. Preston. She touched especially upon the wonderful work done in Labrador by the Needlework Guild. The splendid report of Miss Rosamond Bender, the national secretary was also read. In 1937 the collections of the Needlework Guild remained about the same. The Guild has given fifty-two years of service and over fifty million new articles of wearing apparel and household linen to charities thru out this great country. The election of officers then took place and Miss Anne Watts occupied the chair during this election. The following officers were re-elected:- President - Mrs. Kenneth McAlpine Vice " - Mrs. L. McK. Jack Treasurer - Miss Pauline Williams Secretary - Mrs. Robert Beaton Custodian of Reserve - Mrs. J. D. Collins. May 6th was tentatively decided upon as the date for the annual exhibit. The president was to ask Mr. Ish for the use of the Court Street Baptist lecture room for that date. The following were present at this meeting: -Mrs. Bullock representing the Woman's Club, Miss Sophia Rule, representing the Business and Professional Women's Club, Misses Jane Boyd Neely, Pauline Williams, Anne Watts, Mrs. L. McK. Jack, Mrs. George Burns, Mrs. J. D. Collins, and Mrs. Beaton. The following is a report of the collection and distribution of garments for 1938 (last May)