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Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 65

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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet an Englishwoman. There are over 700,000 members alone in the United States. Excerpts were also read from the report of the national president Miss Marian Bettle and from the secretary's report, Miss Bender. Mrs. McAlpine also told about the wonderful work done by the Labrador Branch of the Needlework Guild. In 1939 over 36,000 garments were sent to Labrador. Plans were discussed for the annual exhibit in May. Thursday, May 8th was selected as a tentative date for the exhibit, which will be held in Court Street Baptist lecture room. The president is to see Mr. Ish for permission to use the lecture room. Miss Jane Neely occupied the chair while the election of officers took place, resulting as follows:-President-Mrs. Kenneth McAlphine, Vice President, Mrs. L. McK. Jack; Treasurer, Miss Pauline Williams; Secretary, Mrs. Robert Beaton, Custodian of Reserve, Mrs. J. D. Collins. As there was no further business the meeting adjourned. The following persons were present at this meeting Mrs. Floyd Dail, Mrs. J. D. Collins, Mrs. Lemuel Mayo, Mrs. Albert Lassiter, Mrs. Bristow, Mrs. T. F. Miller, Mrs. Frederic Palmer, Mrs. G. F. Cooke, Mrs. L. McK. Jack, Mrs. McAlpine and Mrs. Beaton; Misses Jane Boyd Neely and Pauline Williams. The following is a collection and distribution of garments for 1941, the annual exhibit last May: - From the 16 white sections 2834 articles, from the Colored Division under Mery Jennings 206 articles, total 3040. Distribution as follows: American Red Cross: 132 City Board of Health 119 Colored Old Folks Home 35 Helping Hands Mission 159 Home for the Aged 147 King's Daughter's Hospital 795 Kiwanis Club Fresh Air Farm 100

2834 (white) 206 (colored) 3040

12-35-2,000