Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 106
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THE NEEDLEWORK GUILD OF AMERICA MINUTE SHEET Mrs. Wright, of the Cradock Woman's Club, gave a report on the Patrick Henry Hospital at Denbigh, Virginia, near Williamsburg, and requested permission for the articles contributed by her group to go to this hospital. Mrs. McAlpine moved, Mrs. Braton seconded, that the Patrick Henry Hospital be placed on the list of agencies receiving help from the Needlework Guild. This was passed. Mrs. Jones suggested that better be sent to various local organizations such as the Woman's Auxiliaries at St. John's, Park View Methodist, Monumental and Park View Baptist as well as the Richmond Dale Woman's Club, the Junior Woman's Club and various chapters of Beta Sigma Phi, explaining the work of the Needlework Guild and inviting them to sponsor units of the guild. The date of the May 1955 Ingathering was selected as May 10th or 12th according to availability of Court Sheet Baptist Sunday School Auditorium where it is to be held. There being no further business, the meeting was declared adjourned by the president Mrs. Beaton. Grace Virginia Rawls, Secretary The following numbers of articles of household linen and wearing apparel were collected at the annual Guild Ingathering and distributed by the Portsmouth Branch of the Needlework Guild of America on May 10, 1955.