Needlework Guild of America Minutes (Portsmouth, Virginia) page 35
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The Needlework Guild of America Minute Sheet Custodian of Reserve - Mrs. J. D. Collins Those present at this meeting were: Mrs. J. D. Collins, Mrs. Emmerson Smith, Mrs. W. T. Claud, Mrs. O. F. Byrd, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. M. E. Williams, Mrs. Kenneth McAlpine, Mrs. Clarke Moore, Mrs. Bascom Brown, Mrs. Wickers, Mrs. S. F. Heafner, Misses Anne Watts, Pauline Williams and Jane Boyd Neely. The following is a report of the collection & distribution of articles for 1929: Total number garments collected - 1599 [Total number garments collected] colored section - 90 Grand total [equation: 1597 [+] 90 [=] 1787] 1787 Distributions as follows: City Board of Health 177 Family Service Association 123 Home for the Aged 79 Kiwanis Fresh Air Farm 75 King's Daughter's Hospital 433 Miller Day Nursery 95 Portsmouth Orphanage 103 Red Cross 81 Salvation Army 77 St. Vincent de Paul 93 Reserve 261 [Total] 1597 Mercedes M. Beaton, Secretary.