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Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Convention of the Ohio Conference Branch Woman's Mite Missionary Society Held in St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Zanesville, Ohio, June 29 to July 2, 1916
			

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Viola Caliman, Treasurer, made a partial report, which was
received The Juevnile Superintendent, Mrs. Eliza Johns,
made a very excellent report. Mrs. Johns had established,
in connection with her work, an Art Department, for the
gathering and selling of Fancy Work, the proceeds of the
same to be given to the Improvement Fund of Payne Theo-
logical Seminary. Her report was adopted. It was re-
solved to ask other conference branches to co-operate with
us in this matter. A committee was appointed to consider
the recommendations of Mrs. Johns.
  Rev. and Mrs. Harley Newsome and Mrs. Garnes, of
Cambridge, were introduced to the convention. Rev. New-
some reported $3 for Cambridge; $1 was applied to the
Contingent Fund and $2 to the convention treasurer, the
same to be credited to next year's account, the Treasurer's
books having been closed for this year. Mrs. Maude Smith,
ex-President of the convention, was introduced and made
some very encouraging remarks to the convention.
  Benediction. Adjournment.
                   Afternoon Session.
  Devotional exercises were conducted by Mrs. Della
Ward and Mrs. Maude Smith.
  The report of the Contingent Treasurer, Mrs. M. H.
Evans, was read by Mrs. Maude Kinney. It was referred
for corrections.  The completed report of the Treasurer,
Mrs. Caliman. was read, and on motion, adopted. Mrs.
Ford read the report of the Cumberland Society.  Mrs. O.
R. Williams reported for the Lancaster Society. Mrs. L.
E. White reported for the Portsmouth Society, mentioning
her making her annual thank offering on her wedding an-
niversary. The Mt. Vernon Society reported having adopt-
ed a birthday thank offering. The President asked each so-
ciety to adopt some plan to make an annual offering to the
cause of missions.
  It was by common consent decided that the Self-Denial
Offering be hereafter called the Thank Offering. (See re-
port on Thank Offering.
  Mrs. L. E. White, alternate delegate to the P. M. M.
Convention, Detroit, Mich., having served as a delegate,
asked that the amount of her traveling expenses, $12,
which she paid herself, be credited to her society as a do-
nation. Her liberality was generally commended.
  The report on Delinquent Societies was read by Mrs.




			
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Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Convention of the Ohio Conference Branch Woman's Mite Missionary Society Held in St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Zanesville, Ohio, June 29 to July 2, 1916

Date:  07/02/1916


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