Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 57
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THE NEEDLEWORK GUILD OF AMERICA MINUTE SHEET March 16, 1939 The annual meeting of the Portsmouth Branch of the Needlework Guild was held March 16, 1939 at the home of the president, Mrs. Kenneth McAlpine on Hampton Place. The president presided at the meeting, which opened with the Lord's Prayer and was well attended. The minutes of the 1938 meeting were read and approved. A total of 2075 articles of household linen, and wearing apparel was collected and distributed for 1938 by the Needlework Guild. The list of sectional presidents was read also. The treasurer, Miss Pauline Williams read her report for the year, showing a balance of $46.21. Seven (7.00) dollars was contributed to the National office at Philadelphia and $1.25 for the Colored Division, totaling $8.25. Miss Williams stressed the importance of money members and each section is to have 5 if possible. Mrs. Beaton read the report of Mrs. J.D. Collins, Custodian of the Reserve, who was unable to be present. Mrs. Collins reported 371 articles in the reserve and many garments were given to private cases. The remainder of the reserve in February 1939 was divided between the King's Daugher's Hospital, the Miller Day Nursery, The Home for the Aged, American Red Cross, Social Service Bureau of the City and the Portsmouth Day Nursery. Mrs. McAlpine stated that many notes of thanks had been received from these organizations. A communication from Mrs. R.H. Sherwood, acting president of the Needlework Guild was read by the secretary. This letter stressed three things:- new garments must be given for the Guild, the