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Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 91

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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet I know that you will always be there to help out in case of emergency. Mrs. Beaton read excerpts from the 1950 annual report of Mrs. Cornett, National president of the Needlework Guild. 4,288,831 articles of household linen and clothing were distributed in the U.S. in 1949. The next national meeting will take place in Philadelphia May 10, 1951. May 10 was selected as a tentative date for the 1951 ingathering - at the Court Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Cotton, representing the Social Service Bureau, reported that 9 pairs of shoes had been bought with the $50.00 given by this organization. There being no further business the meeting adjourned. The following people were present: Mrs. Robert R. Beaton, Miss Jane Neely, Mrs. T. E. Oast representing the King's Daughter's Hospital Auxiliary, Mrs. John H. Cotton representing the Social Services Bureau, Miss Elizabeth Townsend representing the Business and Professional Womens Club, Mrs. J. C. Wright and Mrs. A. L. Ward representing the Woman's Club of Cradock and Mrs. T. Elmore Jones. May 7, 1951. The following articles of household line and wearing apparel were collected and distributed