Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 85
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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet Mrs. McAlpine stated for Mrs. N. E. Adamson, Custodian that all reserve articles had been distributed to various city charities (151 articles). Plans were made for the annual spring in-gathering and exhibit and Tuesday, May 10th selected as a tentative date. Mrs. Adamson was to ask for the use of Court Street Baptist lecture room for this date. Mrs. McAlpine read interesting excerpts from the annual meeting held in Des Moines and also the list of the cities and towns in Virginia, which have branches of its Needlework Guild. There are 15 branches in Virginia and several doing outstanding work. Mrs. R. F. Simmons of Norfolk, president of the Norfolk Branch is a member of the executive committee of the Guild. Mrs. McAlpine read from the constitution and by-laws of the Needlework Guild about the election of officers and suggested an election be held next March 1950. A motion was made by Mrs. Helen F. Owen, seconded by Mrs. B. F. Seay that prior to the 1950 annual meeting the president appoint a nominating committee to bring in nominations for a slate of officers for 1950. This motion was carried. As there was no further business the meeting adjourned. The following persons were present at the 1949 annual meeting: Mrs. V. B. Muden, representing the Woman's Club, Miss Elizabeth Townsend representing the Business and Professional Women's Club, Mrs. Fass and Mrs. Blackman, representing the Auxiliary to the King's Daughter's Hospital, Mrs. Wright Mrs. B. F. Seay, representing Woman's Club of Cradock, Mrs. Fannie R. Lee, representing Social Service Bureau; also Mrs. J. D. Collins, Mrs. Helen F. Owens, Mrs. L. McK. Jack, Mrs. McAlpine, Misses Elizabeth Warwick and Jane Boyd Neely and Mrs. Robert R. Beaton. The following articles of clothing and household linen were collected and distributed last May 1949 at the annual in-gathering and exhibit of the Portsmouth Branch of the Needlework Guild: From 13 sections 2465 Distributions as follows: American Red Cross 170 Child Care Center 146