The Wednesday Club Minutes Oct 10. 1923Dec.15.1926
First meeting of the Wednesday Club "Norwood" Jan 20th 1904
Sec Annals of Sandy Spring Vol III fr. 270
Plans for organization were made at Tanglewood by Anna L. Nesbitt; Helen L. Thomas; Margaret C. Bancroft; Virginia Mc P. and Lillie B. Stabler Florence Bond and [?] others not recalled by those.
Minutes of the Wednesday Club 1923 - - 1924.
Stella T. Moore, Secretary.
Della Brooke, Oct. 10, 1923.
October 10, the first meeting for the year 1923-1924 was entertained at Della Brooke by Rose M. Gilpin. The meeting was called to order by the President, Elza Thomas, all other officers were present and a total of eighteen members. 2ith the four members out for the year this made a majority tho just one, of the members present.
The minutes of the last meeting of the preceeding year were read and after one correction approved.
Under referred business the Programme Committtee again presented its prepared program for final disection, but until the presonelle of the club was settled the final decission could not be made; so this was temporarily put aside and the chairman of the Membership Com. made her report as follows:
"The membership Committee, Edith Thomas, Chairman, Emma Bond, and Marian Mills as new member to fill the place of Emilie Coulter retiring Chairman, met as directed with the officers of the Club and offer the following resolutions.
1. No substitutes elected except for 6 months or the Club year. 2. No substitute for less than Club year to entertain or write a paper. 3Members expecting to be away for several meetings notify the Secretary. 4. We recommend 6 substituted be elected and we offer the following 5 names--these 5 having proved the most active substitutes in the past: Dorothy M. Owing, Mary R. Nichols, Margaret Fussell, Eleanor Kirk, and Katherine Adams."
The recommendations were discussed and approved, a motion to this effect was carried and thus the recommendations are law for this year. (Charlotte Cressen was elected to be the 6th, substitute.)
-2Della Brooke, 10-10-23.
The Committee also reported 4 members absent for the year and wishing substitutes. The Chairman of Memberships was directed to notify the first 4 substitutes that the Club will be glad to have them with us for the Club year.
The Programme was again discussed, some changes as to pla place of meeting and subject were made, and the programme was returned to it Committee to be put into final order for presentation at the next meeting, when arrangements for printing can be made.
It was moved and seconded that members not able to attend the meeting notify the hostess.
The Treas reported $23. in the Treasury. This for various purposes. Bills were presented and ordered paid when funds permitted. Twenty one members have paid towards the scholarship.
Mary Redding Nichols sent a report of the Education Committee which she had been asked by the President to attend. The New Chairman of Education for the County, Mrs. Enoch Johnson. Various pending bills were discussed December 3 to 10 to be Education week. The Poster Prize Cobtest to be held prior to this. A meeting will be at Rockville on Dec. 7, Dr. Lewis, new president of the G. W. U. will be the principal speaker. Each community is asked to recognize this week in some educational way. Many other educational questions were discussed and a motion of recommendation to Mr. Broome for his work carried. This report was accepted with the thanks of the Club to Mary Redding for the fulfillment of the duties imposed.
A letter telling of the meeting of all Club Presidents at the Roland Park Woman's Club on Octpber 23, was read, and the President fearing she would be inable to attend asked permission to appoint some on to till her place, the appointment to be made later.
The Director read a letter from Mrs. Skeels, Chairman of the Literature Section of the Co. Fed. statiog that the