Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 74
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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet Court Street Baptist Church on that date. The election of officers then took place with Miss Jane Boyd Neely occupping the chair and the result was as follows: President - Mrs. Kenneth McAlpine; vice president, Mrs. L. McK. Jack; Secretary, Mrs. Robert R. Beaton; Treasurer, Miss Pauline Williams; Custodian of Reserve, Mrs. N. E. Adamson. As there was no other business the meeting adjourned. The following persons attended this meeting: Mrs. J. D. Collins, Mrs. Bristow, Miss Townsend, Mrs. W. W. White, Mrs. Helen F. Owen, Mrs. L. McK. Jack, Mrs. Eugene Lee, Mrs. Geo. Ish, Mrs. Emmerson Smith, Mrs. Beaton, Mrs. McAlpine, Misses Pauline Williams, Jane Boyd Neely and Anne Watts. The following articles were collected and distributed last May 10, 1944 at the annual exhibit: 2374 articles of wearing apparel and household linen from 13 sections. Due to the death of Mary F. Jennings, director of the Colored Division their report has never been received. Letter written. The distribution of the garments is as follows: American Red Cross - 117 City Board of Health - 249 Helping Hand Mission - 93 Home for Aged - 158 King's Daughter's Hospital 877 Kinwanis Club Fresh Air Farm 50 Knott Memorial Clinic 78 Miller Day Nursery 100 Portsmouth Orphanage 125 Portsmouth Social Service Bureau 113 Salvation Army 122 Reserve 292 2374 Respectfully submitted, Mercedes M. Beaton, Sec'y.