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Woman's Mite Missionary Society, Minutes of the Seventh Annual Convention, Cincinnati, 1903
20                 WOMAN'S M. M. SOCIETY

squares and wrote to a friend who was teaching in Kentucky,
and she interested her pupils so that enough squares were collec-
ted to make quilts. $9.60 was raised and the society was so
encouraged that two more quilts were made.
    Miss Weakley spoke of the difficulty in getting the home
people to see that it would not be proper to take the means
raised and distributing it among the poor.
    Mrs. Waters, who was acting president gave much informa-
tion on the subject.
    Mrs. Mitchell, the president, also spoke on the subject and
requested that Mrs. Waters, the acting president, read Mrs.
Anna Breece's letter which seemed to make the matter clear.
   Mrs. Stanton, of Cincinnati, told of her method of conduct-
ing her M. M. S. She holds monthly house socials and used the
envelope system. The envelopes were put out among friends
and collected at the stated time.
    Mrs. Ross told of her device, the stay-at-home social.
    Mrs. Tolbert explained how their society contributed; and
the same contributor being forced to buy in their own contribu-
tions. Naturally they became tired of this and by the suggestion
of Mrs. Dovie K. Clarke they decided to give a "Mock Com-
mencement." This was explained by Mrs. Tolbert and each one
listened with interest and endorsed the "Mock Commencement"
as an excellent means for finance.
    A call for Portsmouth brought Mrs. Anderson to the floor.
She explained how they had their monthly socials. She also
told of her excellent idea of getting the Court House lawn of
Portsmouth for a social, which enabled them to make an excel-
lent financial report.
    Mrs. Hamilton, a missionary worker of Alleghany, Pa., was
called upon, who expressed her delight in being in the women's
    Mrs. Waters, the acting president, spoke of programs on
African work. She suggested that you charge a small admission
fee, but refreshments be free.
    Singing, "Glory to Jesus."


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Woman's Mite Missionary Society, Minutes of the Seventh Annual Convention, Cincinnati, 1903

Date:  1903


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