2 Minutes of the convention, Thursday afternoon The Convention was called to order by the President Mrs Valentine, at 2.30 O'clock. Invitations from the Norfolk Cahmber of Commerce and the Woman's Club, extending their privileges to the del[e]gates were read. The President called upon the Chairman for the report of the Credentials Comm. 84 members were reported registered. The President called upon Mrs G. Harvey Clarke. State Chairman of Political Study and Research for her Report. Report made and accepted.
The President called upon Mrs Leighton Hubard, Ch. of the Elections Committee for her report. On motion of Mrs Willcox duly seconded, voted to adopt the plan of Nominations proposed by the Elections committee. The Report of the State Chairman of the National Congressional Committee was made by Mrs Lewis. At this point the Convention was honoured by a visit from Dr Anna Howard Shaw Hon. President of the N.A.W.S.A. The Convention rose to greet her. She spoke on the winning of suffrage in the U.S. and gave advice for work. The President then spoke on the present situation in Virginia. The reorganization of the Virginia League, and the consequent necessity for a new Constitution; the Non-Partisan Policy, and presented the Recommendations of the Executive Committee. Mre Barton Wise, Richmond, Moved, duly seconded, to adopt the Resolutions of the Committee. Discussion followed. The previous question was moved by Mrs Tyler Jobson, the Motion of Mrs Wise was put to vote and carried. The President presented the Budget. Made explanation of the pledge of the Virginia League of $5.000 to the National Association. 10% of which, $500 goes to the National Treasury; and $4500 to work in this state. Of that $4500, the State Treasury should have $2600 to carry on work in the State. Local leagues to have their own Budgets, a percentage of which shall go to the state to makeup the required sum of $5.000 Announcement was made that the apportionments to Local Leagues would be considered by the Apportionment Committee and reported on Friday. Various announcements were made On motion duly seconded the Convention Adjourned.