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Report Equal Suffrage League for year ending Nov. 6, 1914
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Report Equal Suffrage League of Norfolk for year ending Nov. 6, 1914 The Equal Suffrage League of Norfolk has held weekly meetings during the past year except in the summer, when two meetings a mont were held. These meetings during the winter and early spring were held at the Lynnhaven Hotel, since then at the Monticello Hotel. The officers for the year were elected Nov. 14, 1913 as following: President, Mrs. C.E. Townsend, first Vice Pres. Mrs. W.J. Adams, second Vice Pres. Mrs. G.P. Stone, Recording Secretary, Mrs. L.C. Matthews, Corresponding Secretary, Miss Katherine Wicker, Treasurer Miss Fannie Goldsmith, Ass't Treasurer Mrs. M.A. Hartigan. Several vacancies have occurred during the year, and were filled by the Executive Board as follows: Second Vice. Pres. - Mrs. Jones Corresponding Secretary - MRs. Van Clark Recording Secretary Mrs. Helen H. Green. During the year the League has had the pleasure of hearing several lectures by prominent suffrage workers, and others engaged in various movements for reform. Miss Jean Gordon of New Orleans was in Norfolk, Dec. 10, and spoke that afternoon from an auto at Commercial Place, and at night at the Lynnhaven Hotel. She proved herself an able and attractive speaker. Other speakers of the year were Mr. Alexander Johnson from the school for the feeble minded at Vineland, N.J. ; Mr. J.H. Braly of Los Angeles, who gave a thrilling account of how the vote was won in California; Mr. Martin Williams, Reading Clerk of Sixty third Congress; MRs. A.S. Wells, Police Woman of Los Angeles, who spoke before several city organizations as well as the League; and MRs. B.B. Valentine, the most welcome visitor of the year. Our State President appeared twice before the League, and was invited to address the monthly meeting of city teachers. A luncheon tendered Mrs. Valentine at the Y.W.C.A. was a pleasant incident of her visit, and gave members a chance to meet