Club Minutes: Mutual Improvement Association, 1927

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to insure her attendance at the meetings--this chauffeur to be an associate member.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Margaret Elgar Sherman Jones, Secretary.

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[January 21, 1927 newspaper clipping] PRESS, JANUARY 21, 1927 ELIZA BENNETT HARTSHORN LOAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND TO EDUCATE COUNTY GIRLS

Funds are now available for loans to girls who have the desired qualifications, for use in completing their education. And the rules and regulations are here set forth, as laid down by the offiical board of the Montgomery County Federation of Women's Clubs:

1. The Loan Scholarship Fund of the Montgomery County Federation of Women's clubs shall be known as the Eliza Bennett Hartshorn Memorial Loan Scholarship Fund and shall be used to aid young women students of the county desiring a higher education.

2. This fund shall be under the administration of the official board of the Montogomery County Federation of Women's Clubs.

3. The money shall be loaned without interest while the student is in training and for one year after leaving school.

4. All applicants for the loan must be residents of Montgomery county and be graduates of a four - year high school or must have the equivalent of such a course.

All requests for loans must be made by letter in the handwriting of the applicant, four testimonials being submitted with same: one from the principal of the school from which she was graduated: one or more from teachers; one from the pastor of a church; and one from a federated club. The applicant shall also present a cerificate of good health from her physician.

6. The amount of the individual loans shall be determined by the official board, but not more than $300 shall be loaned to any one person.

7. Full payment of this loan, with legal rate of interest dating from one year after time of leaving school, shall be made within three years of said leaving.

8. This fund shall be held by the treasurer of the Montgomery County Federation of Women's Clubs to be administered by its official board, and disbursements made under its direction.

9. All applications shall be sent to the president of Montgomery County Federation of Women's Clubs.

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Mutual Improvement Association Order of Business

1 - Minutes of previous meeting at this place 2 - Minutes of last meeting. 6 - Treasurer's Report 7 - Reports of Committees - Education Home Economics Social Service Resolutons Legislation Special Committees 8 - Unfinished Business 9 - Report from County Federation 10 - Report from State Federation 11 - New Business 3 - Next meeting place 4 - Sentiment of the Hostess 5 - Contributions of members ans guests 12 Adjournment

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1---Minutes of previous meeting at this place. 2---Minutes of last meeting. 3---Next meeting place. 4---Sentiment of the Hostess 5---Contributions of members and guests. 6 Treasurer's report 7 Reports of Committees. 8---Unfinished Business 9---Report from County Federation. 10---Report from State Federation. 11--New Business 12--Adjournment.

Motion seconded and carried.

Next meeting place, "Avalon" meeting at 3 o'clock. Sentiment of the Hostess: "Peace does not mean the end of all our strivings. Joy does not mean the drying of our tears."

Mary Nichols read Bruce Barton's account of the man who filled a need by putting up preserved figs.

Helen Shoemaker's contribution assured us that children who are properly trained come to no trouble in the future, showing the value of home influence, the real home life being around the family hearth. Question: Has any onr 50 well started chickens? No.

Estelle Moore--"And he goeth" by Bruce Barton--telling how few give honest work for their wages. Question--How to lighten garden soil? Mix in sifted coal ashes or leaf mold.

Mary B. Brooke--a sentiment--Small things are the foundation of great ones.--Have an ideal and then move towards it.

Sallie Adams--Question--How to get rid of garlic? Dig it up--Mary Nichols told how to get rid of poison ivy by cutting off the vines and pouring coal oil on the roots.

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BROOKE MEADOW April 7th, 1927. 838th Meeting

Southern hospitality was exemplified when the Association met at Brooke Meadow, the home of Sallie R. Janney, on April 7th, 1927. A most delicious luncheon was served after which the meeting was called to order by Mary Hutton, acting for Sallie Adams.

The minutes of the last meeting at this place were read--and those of the last meeting read and approved.

The Treasurer, Mary Tilton, reported having paid a bill of $4.00 for loose-leaves for the Secretary's book--this leaving $11.90 on hand.

No reports from Education or American Home Committees. Mary Tilton reported a conference of the Social Service League and read the monthly report of the work of the Social Worker.

No report from Resolution and Legislation.

Unfinished business:- The new members were present and gladly welcomed.

County Federation--Mariana Miller gave a report of an Executive Committee meeting telling of the Health Clinics--Better Homes work etc. The Annual Meeting of the Montgomery County Federation of Women's Clubs will be held at Glen Echo on May the twenty-fourth, beginning at 10 o'clock--the principal speaker to be Bishop E. Freeman.

Delegates to the State Federation: Margaret Jones and Mary Tilton were elected and instructed to use their own judgement in voting. The two resolutions sent out by the State Federation were endorsed--1. A woman on the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland. 2. The observance of all laws--including prohibition laws.

New Business--Estelle Moore moved that hereafter the order of business be changed so:

Next Meeting place Sentiment of the Hostess Contributions of members and guests

will come immediately after the reading of the minutes--making the order of business as follows:

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