Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 17
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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet charitable organizations in the City most needed. Miss Williams reported the needs of the Sisters of Charity and Board of Health, Miss Anne Watts the needs of the Portsmouth Orphanage and Mrs. Beaton, the City Mission Board, Home for Aged and King's Daughter's Hospital. The secretary was asked to write Mrs. Wm. Deans, Mrs. Harry Kilby and Mrs. Monroe asking them to act as directors in the Guild work. The reserve list of articles was read by Miss Williams. 182 articles were used in private cases and the 226 articles that remained in the reserve were to be divided up among the charitable organizations of the City. Mrs. McAlpine read a letter about a gift for Mrs. Stewart, founder of the Guild. It was decided to give $3.00 to Mrs. Stewart as a token of esteem. Each sectional president and director were asked to pay 10¢. A letter was read from the War Relief Department of the Guild concerning the $35.00 for the adoption of the