Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 78
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The election of officers then took place and resulted as follows: President, Mrs. McAlpine, vice president, Mrs. Jack, Secretary, Mrs. Robert Beaton, treasurer, Miss Pauline Williams, Custodian, Mrs. N. E. Adamson. Plans for the annual spring in-gathering of garments were discussed and May 8th selected as a tentative date for the exhibit. Mrs. McAlpine was to ask for the use of the Court Street Baptist lecture room on that day. As there was no other business the meeting adjourned. The following persons were present at this meeting: Mrs. L. McK. Jack, Mrs. Helen F. Owens, Mrs. R. T. Etheridge, Mrs. Word, Mrs. Emmerson Smith, Mrs. McAlpine, Mrs. Beaton, Miss Townsend and Miss Pauline Williams. The following articles of household linen and clothing were collected and later distributed last (May 1946) at the annual in-gathering of garments: From 13 sections 2012; from the Colored Division under Ruth Choate 115 articles, making a total of 2127 for 1946. The distribution was as follows: American Red Cross 94; City Board of Health 109; Helping Hand Mission, 67; Home for Aged 181; King's Daughter's Hospital 636; Knott Memorial Clinic, 53;; Miller Day Nursery, 85; Portsmouth Orphanage 136; Portsmouth Social Service Bureau 244; Salvation Army, 65; Reserve 342 - Totaling 2012. Colored Division: Miller Day Nursery-80; Old Folks Home 35 =115 Respectfully submitted, Mercedes M. Beaton, Secretary